Upcoming Webinars & Workshops

We are dedicated to connecting grantees with relevant, affordable, diverse, and impactful resources to help their organization's growth and development. Check out the upcoming webinar and workshop opportunities below. Click the accordion menu to expand additional information for each session.

March 2024

3/5-3/7 | 2024 Nonprofit Marketing Summit

This is your call to break free from conventional marketing and uncover fresh, imaginative, and revolutionary strategies designed to help you drive unthinkable results and ultimately, activate mission success.

Host Provider: Community Boost
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 to Thursday, March 7, 2024
Time: Various
Location: Virtual
Cost: Free (w/ a VIP purchase option)

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3/5 | Five trends in volunteer management you can’t afford to ignore

Gain key insights to enhance the volunteer experience, appeal to Gen Z, and use data and technology for more impactful volunteer management. Equip yourself with the skills, knowledge, and tools to revolutionize your approach and make a meaningful difference in your community and organization.

Host Provider: Nonprofit Learning Lab
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Location: Virtual
Cost: Free

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3/7 | Community Connections: Homelessness

Embark on a journey of community engagement with our exclusive event series designed to foster meaningful connections, promote awareness of local issues, and inspire action towards positive change. The year-long series combines enlightening webinars with hands-on volunteer projects, providing BVU members with a unique opportunity to deepen their impact on critical community issues.

Host Provider: Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU)
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2024
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Virtual
Cost: Free

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3/16 | Seeking Understanding - Bringing vision to Akron's blind spots

Seeking Understanding: Bringing Vision to Akron's Blind Spots' is a thought-provoking event aimed at fostering dialogue and awareness throughout Akron's community. Through paneled conversations led by Pastor Deante Lavender, Pastor Bryndon Glass, Cassandra Holtzmann, Leigh-Ann Brisbin, and many others, participants will delve into topics crucial for societal growth. These discussions will revolve around addressing mental health and wellness, promoting unity through love, and advocating for the least of these. Attendees can expect insightful conversations aimed at bridging gaps, fostering empathy, and creating a more inclusive and compassionate community.

Host Provider: Love Akron
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2024
Time: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Location: Akron-Summit County Public Library - Downtown (60 S. High St.) 
Cost: Free

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3/19 | Introduction to measuring your impact

An outcome-centric approach will lead to stronger program design and increased funding opportunities for your organization. In this introductory course for beginners, learn the basics of shifting focus from your nonprofit’s activities to its outcomes. We will demystify the language of outcomes measurement and guide you through the process of creating logic models for programs.

Host Provider: Candid
Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Time: 2:00-3:30 pm
Location: Virtual
Cost: Free

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3/19 | MonkeyPod - Tools for nonprofits

Join us for an exclusive professional development session tailored for nonprofits seeking to enhance their operational efficiency and amplify their impact through innovative technology. MonkeyPod is your all-in-one solution, offering a seamlessly integrated platform encompassing accounting, donor management, CRM, email marketing, online fundraising, grant management, and more – a true nonprofit-in-a-box.

Host Provider: ArtsNow
Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Time: 3:00-4:00 pm
Location: Virtual
Cost: Free
Who should attend?: Executive Directors/Presidents/CEOs/Finance Leadership from micro, small, and mid-sized nonprofits interested in a platform designed by and for nonprofits.

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3/21 | Nonprofit Insights Conference - Akron Community Foundation

Featuring keynote speakers April Walker, founder of Philanthropy for the People, and Steve Higgins, CFRE, President & CEO of Carter, this event is an all-day learning experience for nonprofit leaders. Through engaging workshops, interactive sessions, and insightful keynotes, participants will gain valuable skills, strategic insights, and practical tools to navigate the challenges of the nonprofit landscape. 

Host Provider: Akron Community Foundation
Date: Thursday, March 21
Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Hilton Akron/Fairlawn (3180 West Market Street Akron, OH 44333)
Cost: $25.00

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3/21 | Role of the Board

This highly acclaimed seminar features an expert panel that will share their experience, discuss the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members, and consider challenges and opportunities facing nonprofits. The session includes presentations, a panel discussion, dialogue with the audience, and case study analysis.

Host Provider: Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU)
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
Time: 8:30-11:45 am
Location: Tucker Ellis LLP - 950 Main Ave #1100, Cleveland, OH 44113
Cost: Individuals in BVU’s Board Matching Program / FREE; BVU Business Members / $50; Nonmembers / $100

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3/21 | How to host engaging events and stay within budget

Fundraising events can come with a sizable price tag. With rising costs, it’s harder than ever for fundraisers to balance the desire to create an exceptional donor experience with the need to ensure an event brings in more dollars than it costs. How can nonprofits host memorable events that don’t break the bank? Join The Chronicle of Philanthropy to learn about proven ways to highlight your mission, connect with donors, and hit your revenue goals while keeping costs under control.

Host Provider: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
Time: 2:00-3:15 pm
Location: Virtual
Cost: $69-$89

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3/27 | Inclusive Survey Design: Crafting Questions for Community Representation

This engaging workshop focuses on equipping nonprofit professionals with the skills to create surveys that effectively reach and respect all communities. Essential topics like question framing, using inclusive language, and ensuring survey accessibility will be covered. 

Host Provider: Nonprofit Learning Lab
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Location: Virtual
Cost: Free

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April 2024

4/4 | Representation Matters: Photography and ad space

In this virtual workshop, Rob Greer, Tyron Hoisten, and Elizabeth Tipton will discuss why representation matters in advertising and content creation, drawing on their recent experience participating in ArtsNow’s SEEN initiative. This panel will be moderated by a member of the Arts & Culture Inclusion Council.

Host Provider: ArtsNow
Date: Thursday, April 4, 2024
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Virtual
Cost: Free
Who should attend?: Nonprofit and for-profit leadership and marketing/communication professionals interested in learning about SEEN and participating in a conversation about the importance of authenticity and representation in our work.

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4/4 | Introduction to fundraising planning

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success. This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on: Making your case for support; Diversifying your organization's fundraising base; and creating a plan of action.

Host Provider: Candid
Date: Thursday, April 4, 2024
Time: 2:00-3:30 pm
Location: Virtual
Cost: Free

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4/8 | Growing Your Nonprofit with Google Workspace

So many small nonprofits start out using the free Google Workspace platform you can set up and administer yourself. Google makes it easy! But as you grow from a one- or two-person nonprofit to a larger team you may be wondering if Google Workspace is professional enough, and whether it can handle more complex IT needs. And what about volunteers and others who need to access your files – is Google secure? What are best practices on setting up and administering Google Workspace in nonprofits with 10+ staff? Are there steps you can take now to make it easy to keep Google Workspace as you grow? Join Community IT CEO Johan Hammerstrom for a look at what you need to know about growing your nonprofit and managing the IT to go with growth. This webinar is appropriate for nonprofit staff of any technical level, and is recommended for nonprofit managers and leaders. Learn how well-managed IT can help you achieve your mission.

Host Provider: Nonprofit Learning Lab
Date: Monday, April 8, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Virtual
Cost: Free

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4/30 | Your guide to social media best practices in the creative sector

In this virtual workshop, Grace Carter, Jade Houston, and Chloe Redman will equip you with all the tools you need to appropriately credit artists’ work on social media.

Host Provider: ArtsNow
Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Location: Virtual
Cost: Free
Who should attend?: Marketing, communication, and social media leadership interested in simplifying best practices for citing and engaging artists and arts nonprofit work online.

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