Spur Local Webinars

Over the past two years, we have offered over 325 free webinars and resources to any nonprofit. We will continue to offer select webinars each month for free, but for information about receiving access to registration for webinars or our portal of resources, please email Chiara Frechette. Recordings of select past webinars can be found at the bottom of the page as a sample.


Upcoming

Using Volunteers Creatively
Tuesday, February 20, from 1:00-1:30 pm EST

There are many opportunities to get volunteers involved in our work. From one off event support to serving your organization on a recurring basis to offering administrative support or professional expertise, there is space for all community members to get involved in-person and virtually at our organizations. With all these options, how can you ensure that you are utilizing volunteers effectively? Join this webinar to explore what to consider when structuring roles and how to leverage community involvement. Sign up here!

Past

Craft an Engaging Donor Newsletter
Wednesday, January 17, from 10:30-11:00 am EST

Donor newsletters can be great tools to steward, cultivate and retain your donors, but they can also turn supporters away if done wrong. How do you find the sweet spot when it comes to crafting donor newsletters? Join us as we go through effective ways to communicate in your donor newsletters. View video here!

Writing a Great Thank You Letter
Tuesday, December 5, from 10:30-11:00 am EST

We love our donors, but are we sufficiently communicating our gratitude? This webinar will examine how the way we say "thank you" can both maintain relationships and inspire recurring donations. Using real examples, we will share specific Dos and Don'ts for writing thoughtful and powerful thank-you letters. View video here!

Crafting Your Annual Report
Thursday, November 2, from 1:30-2:00 pm EST

When done right, your nonprofit annual report can be an important tool for retaining and informing your supporters about your work. How can you create an engaging annual report that doesn't necessarily read like a report? This webinar will help you re-think how to create a compelling annual report. View video here!

Setting Communications Goals
Wednesday, September 27, from 1:00-1:30 pm EST

Having a communications plan and setting goals helps to feel like your messages aren't getting lost in the digital void. But where do you begin when setting these goals? Watch this webinar to learn actionable steps for goal-setting. View video here!

Conducting Effective Performance Reviews
Performance reviews can be tricky for both employees and managers alike. How do you make this process as painless and seamless as possible? Watch this webinar to learn the best practices that will help your employees with their work and professional development. View video here!

Train Your Volunteers
Wednesday, September 27, from 1:00-1:30 pm EST

Join this webinar to learn about best practices in empowering your volunteers to put their best foot forward on the job. View video here!

Craft an Engaging Donor Newsletter
Wednesday, May 10, from 1:00-1:30 pm EST

Donor newsletters can be great tools to steward, cultivate and retain your donors, but they can also turn supporters away if done wrong. How do you find the sweet spot when it comes to crafting donor newsletters? Join us as we go through effective ways to communicate in your donor newsletters. View video here!

3 Parts of Effective Solicitation
Wednesday, April 12, from 10:30-11:00 am EST

Stewarding your donors is a key part of the development cycle. When was the last time you re-visited your solicitation efforts? Are they still hitting the mark? This webinar will review 3 key elements to effectively thank and steward your donors. View video here!

How to Conduct a Social Media Audit
Thursday, February 23, from 3:00-3:30 pm EST

How on the mark are your current social media efforts? Are your posts landing with your current audience? Who is following you? These are the kinds of important questions that are key in your audit. Watch this webinar to find out how well your social media is performing and what your priorities should be moving forward. View video here!


How to Implement the Best Board Committees
Thursday, February 2, from 2:00-2:30 pm EST

Your board can be a great asset, especially in smaller groups--like committees. However, running these committees effectively and so that they help your organization efficiently can be tricky. Watch this webinar to learn how to navigate and achieve great committees. View video here!


Important Metrics for Nonprofits to Track
Tuesday, January 17, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

What data should you be tracking? How are you getting donor information into your database? Watch this webinar to learn what metrics make the most sense to track, how you can put more information into your CRM, and what reports you should pull. View video here!


Craft a Creative and Different Stewardship Plan
Tuesday, December 13, from 1:00-1:30 pm EST

Stewarding your donors is vital to making them want to be life-long supporters. Personal touches go a long way, but how do you keep your stewardship methods feeling fresh? Watch this webinar to learn more about creating a stewardship plan both you and your supporters will love. View video here!


Donor Identities and Donor Centric Language
Wednesday, November 9, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

How can you make your donors feel a sense of connection to your organization? Watch this webinar to learn about how to tailor your approach to different kinds of donors and make sure they feel welcome and included in how they want. View video here!


Best Practices for Board Onboarding
Wednesday, October 12, from 2:00-2:30 pm EST

We know that engaging new board members from the get-go is incredibly important for long-term engagement. So, how do you effectively onboard new board members to achieve that initial engagement? Watch this webinar to learn more about how to best onboard new board members. View video here!


Setting Organizational Values
Wednesday, September 28, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

Organizational values should guide your nonprofit's actions and work. Do you feel like your values reflect your everyday work? Watch this webinar to get a better sense of how to set your values so they best reflect your organization's purpose. View video here!


Make Your Volunteers Feel Appreciated
Wednesday, August 24, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

How can you ensure that your volunteers stick around for the long haul? Hint: it's all about stewardship! Watch this webinar where we go over best practices when it comes to thanking your volunteers genuinely. View video here!


How to Conduct a Social Media Audit
Tuesday, July 26, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

How on the mark are your current social media efforts? Are your posts landing with your current audience? Who is following you? These are the kinds of important questions that are key in your audit. Watch this webinar to learn about how well your social media is performing and what your priorities should be moving forward. View video here!


Running a Focused Campaign
Thursday, June 9, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

It is increasingly difficult to get people to focus, especially because so much is taking up our brain space. So, given the current environment, how do you get people to focus on your fundraising efforts? Watch this webinar to learn tips, tricks, and more about making your campaign focused and how you can still hit the mark with your audience. View video here!


All About Donor Advised Funds (DAFs)
Wednesday, May 11, from 1:00-1:30 pm EST

In 2020, donor-advised funds increased 27% as compared to 2019. How do you go about tapping into this black box of money? Watch this webinar recording to learn all about donor-advised funds and how they can help your organizational health in the long-haul. View video here!


Engaging Millennial and Gen Z Donors for the Long-Haul
Wednesday, April 27, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

Millennials and Gen Z are soon to be the new and upcoming donors. How can you go about getting these generations hooked on your organization early on? Watch this webinar to learn the best ways to engage a younger demographic and get them involved with philanthropy sooner rather than later. View video here!


Shifting Your Board Culture
Wednesday, March 9, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

Board culture is an important driver of overall board performance. But what does it mean to define and identify your current board culture? This webinar will answer key questions in defining your current culture, finding both strengths and weaknesses, and how to create an actionable plan to get the board you want. View video here!


How to Turn One-Time Donors into Recurring Donors
Tuesday, February 15, from 11:00-11:30 am EST

We know donor retention really matters and we only keep 50% of the donors we have. It's important to think about what makes a donor stick around and continue to support us. Watch this webinar to learn more about how to keep your donors engaged and invested. View video here!