Webinars & Training Videos

Webinars and training videos are a great way to learn more about the Giving Challenge campaign strategies, and put your organization on the path to success! Join us for a live webinar with your Giving Challenge team, or check out the recorded training 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!


Giving Challenge Webinars

Final Steps to Success for the 2022 Giving Challenge
(Recorded March 30, 2022)

In this webinar we go over last minute tips and best practices to engage with your supporters and be successful in the 2022 Giving Challenge. The GiveGab and Community Foundation of Sarasota County teams answer any and all last minute questions.

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Building Your Social Media Plan & Online Fundraising Strategy for the 2022 Giving Challenge
(Recorded February 3, 2022)

Digital marketing strategist and nonprofit coach, Dana Snyder lends her expertise for this 1.5-hour webinar to provide guidance and insights for your nonprofit organization as you prepare your 2022 Giving Challenge campaign. This webinar covers topics such as business/corporate engagement, online/in-person events, organic/paid social media plans, the latest social media trends, brand awareness, and live Q&A.

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2022 Giving Challenge Kick-Off: Getting Ready
(Recorded January 11, 2022)

Learn everything you need to know about the 2022 Giving Challenge (Noon to Noon April 26-27), 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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Leveraging Matches & Challenges for the 2022 Giving Challenge

(Recorded November 17, 2021)

Learn everything you need to know about adding matches and challenges for your 2022 Giving Challenge campaign in the GiveGab platform to help your organization be as successful as possible. We’ll conclude by answering any of your Match and Challenge questions and highlighting the resources available to maximize your impact.

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How To Develop or Update Your Profile in The Giving Partner

(Recorded November 15, 2021)

To participate in the 2022 Giving Challenge, a nonprofit organization must have a profile on The Giving Partner reflecting an Approved/Current status.

Learn more about how to create a new profile, or how to update an existing profile, on The Giving Partner, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County's directory featuring local nonprofit organizations. We’ll cover the basics (including plenty of visuals) and have a brief Q&A session at the end. This will be a great opportunity to get familiar with recent enhancements and to start getting your profile in good shape for the 2022 Giving Challenge.

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Leveraging Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

During the Giving Challenge & throughout the year in The Giving Partner

(Recorded September 14, 2021)

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) fundraising allows your biggest supporters to tell their stories of your organization’s impact and helps to expand your donor network. In this video, you’ll learn strategies for building a strong team of fundraisers and attract new donors and engagement – for both the Giving Challenge as well as throughout the year via The Giving Partner.

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2020 Stories of Success

(Recorded June 9, 2021)

What makes a powerful Giving Challenge campaign? The Community Foundation of Sarasota County brought together nonprofit organizations that performed exceedingly well in the 2020 Giving Challenge to share what made their Giving Challenge campaigns so successful. Click on the recording below to learn from your nonprofit peers from the workshop held on June 9, 2021. Learn how nonprofit organizations chose the awards they applied for, what elements made for a winning campaign, and how it affected their nonprofit organizations long-term strategy..

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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!

Learn about the opportunities available for businesses to get engaged in the Giving Challenge, and view some quick how-to videos and resources.

Looking for more information on business engagement opportunities? Check out the business engagement opportunities webpage!

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!