Webinars & Training Videos
Webinars and training videos are a great way to learn more about Giving is Gorges campaign strategies, and put your organization on the path to success! Join us for a live webinar with your Giving is Gorges team, or check out the pre-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!
Getting Ready for Giving is Gorges
Friday, March 20
10:00 AM ET - 11:00 AM ET
Learn everything you need to know about Giving is Gorges, including how to register your organization for the big event and the features available to make your organization as successful as possible. We’ll conclude by answering any of your Giving is Gorges questions and highlighting the resources available to make getting ready for Giving is Gorges a breeze!
Strategies for an Impactful Giving Day During COVID-19
Friday, March 20
1:00 PM ET - 2:00 PM ET
The COVID-19 outbreak has affected many aspects of society, and we are already thinking about the impact this epidemic will have on philanthropy for nonprofits and schools throughout the world. Now, more than ever, it is important that nonprofits continue to engage with their stakeholders, donors, and friends. Connecting people with actionable ways to make a difference during this time of crisis is essential to sustaining your organization or school and the greater community in the long run!
Giving is Gorges AFP Bootcamp
Thursday March 26th
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Join us at Rev Startup Works in Downtown Ithaca where we will share some Giving Day best practices to prepare you for success during Giving is Gorges 2020! Topics will include: Utilizing and Mobilizing Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers, Motivating Donors with Matches and Challenges, Donor Stewardship, and Board Engagement. Participating organizations will also be given the chance to share their suggestions and workshop ideas with one another over lunch!
Final Steps to Success & Office Hours
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
With only a few weeks until donations open for Giving is Gorges, there’s still plenty of time to make sure your profile is finalized and ready to go. Join us for this incredibly helpful training as you prepare for Giving is Gorges. We want you to have all the tools for success at your disposal. We'll share some Giving Day best practices and cover what you should be focusing on now to prepare you for success during Giving is Gorges 2020! We'll also touch on completing your profile, communications/ engagement, virtual events, peer-to-peer fundraisers, matches and challenges, donor stewardship, and board engagement. Afterwards, we will have virtual office hours available so feel free to sign up for a slot here.
Training Videos - Series 101
For organizations in search of the Giving is Gorges essentials, look no further! Our 101 Level Training Videos will highlight some of the most important steps every organization should take to prepare for a successful Giving is Gorges campaign. Perfect for organizations of any size or capacity!
Getting Ready - 15 Min
Interested in participating in Giving is Gorges? We'll cover the benefits of participating in a giving day and how to sign up your organization to be a part of the fun! We’ll also point you towards other tools and resources available to make your giving day as successful as possible.Watch Video Download Slides
Giving Day Basics - 20 Min
Are you excited about participating in Giving is Gorges, but not sure where to start or what to prioritize? This training course will highlight the five essential steps to ensuring your organization has a strong showing on Giving is Gorges without exhausting your limited time and resources.Watch Video Download Slides
Creating The Perfect Profile - 20 Min
Your Giving is Gorges profile is the first thing your donors will see during the big event. This training course will show you how to create and customize an engaging Giving is Gorges profile that will entice potential supporters and successfully highlight your organization’s unique stories.Watch Video Download Slides
Telling Your Story - 20 Min
Storytelling goes beyond your organization’s overall mission, and allows potential supporters to connect with your work and feel like they can make a difference. We’ll share our best practices for telling engaging stories to make your donors feel like the champions they are.Watch Video Download Slides
Spreading The Word - 30 Min
You’ve completed your Giving is Gorges profile, and now it’s time to share it with the world! We’ll cover the many ways your organization can promote Giving is Gorges across multiple platforms as well as best best practices for creating action driven content for your supporters.Watch Video Download Slides
Thanking Your Donors - 20 Min
After your success on Giving is Gorges it’s time to thank the supporters who helped you reach your goals. In this training course we’ll cover how to thank all of your donors effectively and share tips, strategies, and best practices for donor stewardship success on Giving is Gorges and beyond!Watch Video Download Slides
Training Videos - Series 201
Take your Giving is Gorges campaign to the next level! In our 201 Level Training Videos we'll highlight ways in which your organization can run a successful Giving is Gorges campaign through more specific strategies and best practices.
Goal Setting Strategies - 20 Min
Before you dive into your Giving is Gorges campaign, take the time to assess your goals! In this training course we’ll share the importance of setting clear goals as well as best practices and strategies for how you can make the most out of Giving is Gorges.Watch Video Download Slides
The Power of P2P Fundraising - 15 Min
Peer-to-Peer Fundraising is a great way to expand your reach on Giving is Gorges by utilizing your most passionate supporters to share their stories and fundraise on behalf of your organization. In this training course we'll cover everything you need to know about recruiting and empowering fundraisers for Giving is Gorges!Watch Video Download Slides
Creative Engagement Ideas - 15 Min
Giving is Gorges is the perfect opportunity to engage your supporters both online and off! We'll share nonprofit best practices and creative ways to engage and excite your supporters and your community on Giving is Gorges.Watch Video Download Slides
Social Media Strategies - 30 Min
Social media is a great way to engage with your supporters and get them excited about Giving is Gorges! We’ll cover the basics of several popular social media platforms, and how to best leverage them to reach your goals on Giving is Gorges.Watch Video Download Slides
Scheduling Communications - 20 Min
When preparing for Giving is Gorges, your communications with supporters can play an enormous role in your overall success. We’ll cover supporter communication best practices and highlight tools your organization can use for more efficient and effective online engagement.Watch Video Download Slides
A Picture Tells A Thousand Words - 25 Min
Images have the power to tell stories and evoke emotion in your supporters and potential donors. In this training course we’ll go over the impact images can have on your supporters, and how to improve your online engagement during Giving is Gorges and beyond!Watch Video Download Slides
Training Videos - Series 301
For the Giving Day gurus interested in getting the most out of your Giving is Gorges experience. Our 301 Level Training Videos will highlight best practices and strategies for stronger engagement on Giving is Gorges and beyond!
Engaging Your Board - 15 Min
Getting your board on board for Giving is Gorges can be a pivotal step in your overall giving day success. In this training course, we’ll cover strategies and best practices for engaging with your board before, during, and after Giving is Gorges.Watch Video Download Slides
Matching Challenges - 15 Min
Matching challenges are an exciting way to motivate your donors to make a greater impact on Giving is Gorges and beyond! In this training course we’ll cover best practices for finding sponsors and how to utilize your matching dollars for maximum engagement.Watch Video Download Slides
Gamifying Your Giving Day - 10 Min
Giving is Gorges is the perfect opportunity to have a little fun with your supporters while motivating them to have a greater impact on your organization. In this training course, we’ll cover how you can utilize the momentum of Giving is Gorges to create exciting challenges for your supporters.Watch Video Download Slides
Retaining New Donors - 15 Min
After Giving is Gorges, it's important to celebrate your new supporters, and start building your new relationships. In this training course we’ll cover strategies and best practices for retaining your new donors through engaging opportunities within your organization and beyond.Watch Video Download Slides
Building Better Relationships - 20 Min
After Giving is Gorges, it’s time to steward your donors and acknowledge their generous support. In this training course, we’ll cover stewardship best practices and strategies for building stronger and longer lasting relationships with your supporters.Watch Video Download Slides