Training Offerings

Webinars, trainings, and open houses are a great way to learn more about Giving Challenge campaign strategies, and put your organization on the path to success! Join us for live trainings/webinars, open houses and mixers and with your Giving Challenge team, or check out the pre-recorded training webinars and videos designed to help you learn more about specific topics of all levels. No matter the size and shape of your organization, we've got the tools to help you succeed!


Mental Fitness & Motivation
(Recorded August 23, 2023)

Resilience is a critical factor to your success as a nonprofit leader. Regardless of title, each member of a nonprofit team plays an essential role in building an organization's capacity to serve through fundraising initiatives. In this webinar, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and Kristen Lessig-Schenerlein of Koi Coaching, share tools your team can use to build and strengthen mental fitness as your organization prepares for the 2024 Giving Challenge. 

Prior to watching this recorded webinar, you are encouraged to complete two assessments: #1 The Saboteur Assessment and #2 PQ (Positive Intelligence Quotient) Score. You're also invited to download the tracking worksheet to utilize as you watch the recording.

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Peer Learnings: 2022 Success Stories
(Recorded October 12, 2023)

Get a head start on your 2024 Giving Challenge campaign plans by learning from your peers! Hear from nonprofit leaders that excelled at different strategies for their 2022 campaigns that you can apply in 2024. There are three breakout sessions – each with two different Giving Challenge topics.

Download the 2024 Goal Setting Worksheet – discussed in the training – which includes 2022 Giving Challenge stats and benchmarks to assist your organization in establishing its 2024 Goals.

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Kick-off Webinar: Getting Ready
(Recorded November 2, 2023)

Learn everything you need to know about the 2024 Giving Challenge (Noon to Noon April 9-10), including how to register your nonprofit organization for the 24-hour online giving event and the features available to make your nonprofit organization as successful as possible.

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Social Media Strategies for the 2024 Giving Challenge
(Recorded January 31, 2024)

Digital marketing strategist and nonprofit coach, Dana Snyder returns to lend her expertise in this webinar to provide guidance and insights for your nonprofit organization as you prepare your 2024 Giving Challenge campaign.

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Communication & Storytelling Strategies
(Recorded February 15, 2024)

Successful communication plans, whether it be to promote a small event for a large-scale fundraising campaign, requires strategic planning and intention. Learn in seven steps how to create a strategy that will help ensure your agency’s desired results. After watching this jam-packed session, you will walk away understanding how to create a scalable plan for your organizations, including tips on setting goals, identifying objectives, understanding their audience, writing key messages, and paying attention to the metrics that matter. The tips during this training can help any organization create strategic campaigns for the upcoming 2024 Giving Challenge.

Download the Activity Ideas outline - discussed in the training. 

Presented by Erin Hoffer, APR, CPRC and Melanie Reda, APR, CPRC of KSC Inc.

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Final Steps to Success
(Recorded March 5, 2024)

In this webinar we cover last minute tips and best practices to engage with your supporters and be successful in the 2024 Giving Challenge. The GiveGab and Community Foundation of Sarasota County teams also answer any and all last minute questions.

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Donor Stewardship after the Giving Challenge
(Recorded April 16, 2024)

After the Giving Challenge, it’s important to thank your supporters, build lasting relationships with donors, and focus on stewarding them for the future. In this webinar, GiveGab covers stewardship best practices and strategies for building stronger and longer lasting relationships with your supporters.

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General Giving Day Training Videos

(Pre-Recorded GiveGab Tutorials)

Learn how to complete all of the components of your profile to create an engaging experience for your supporters.

Looking for more information to help you craft your perfect profile? Check out the resources below!

Watch this video to learn how to meet your donors where they are, and help them become vested in your mission through successful storytelling.

Looking for more information to help you tell your giving day story? Check out the resources below!

Communicating goals internally and externally can have a direct impact on your results. Check out this video to learn about how to set yourself up for success by planning out your unique goals for the Giving Challenge.

Looking for more information to help you set and communicate your goals for the big day? Check out the resources below!

Having your board, 'on board' for the Giving Challenge can strengthen your network of both support and outreach. Here are some ways to effectively engage board members in the day at varying capacities!

Learn all about this effective online fundraising strategy, and view some quick how-to videos to get started with GiveGab’s P2P Fundraising tool.

Looking for more information on getting started with P2P Fundraising? Check out the trainings below!

Leverage social media to increase your online presence and audience engagement during the Giving Challenge.

Looking for more information to help you spread the word on social media? Check out the resources below!

Dollars can go a lot further when leveraged as Matches and Challenges. Learn what these gifts are, how they function in GiveGab, and gain some unique strategies to successfully gamify your day with these larger donations!

Looking for more information on creating and leveraging match and challenge opportunities? Check out the resources below!

Learn what information is available to you after the Giving Challenge, and how you can use it to build on existing and newly-created relationships with your organization.

Looking for more information on donor stewardship after the big day? Check out the resources below!

Learn about best practices and the most important elements to consider when creating a plan to engage your donors and supporters virtually.

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Looking for more information to help you build your virtual engagement strategy? Check out the resources below!