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As 2020 continues on (and on, and on, and on...), fundraising and donor relations professionals are being asked to do more with less, and continue to rethink the way we work. You are facing new challenges, embracing new opportunities, and navigating uncharted territory as you continue working toward your organization's mission—and we're here to help!

We've heard your feedback and are addressing the most pressing challenges facing you and your team this fall with this timely and relevant 6-webinar series. It's time to focus on the basics of the work we do. We cannot lose sight of what's important, we just need to do it in a different way! 

Want to know more? Click here for answers to your most frequently asked questions.


We know every shop has different needs, so we built this series with that in mind. You can pick and choose which webinars you'd like to attend. The more you buy, the more you save! Just add the webinars you'd like to your cart, then use the correct code below to receive a discounted rate! 

  • 1-2 webinars for $50/each

  • 3 webinars for $125 (save $25), use the code 25OFF3

  • 4 webinars for $175 (save $25), use the code 25OFF4

  • 5 webinars for $210 (save $40), use the code 40OFF5

  • 6 webinars for $250 (save $50), use the code 50OFF6

School Year, Interrupted…Beneficiary Interactions of the Future

$50 | Session Recording Available Now | Presented by Lynne Wester & Sarah Sims

You planned all year for your scholarship thank you luncheon, your student/campus gratitude day, and a myriad of other activities that involve student beneficiary and donor interaction… but now that cannot happen as we planned. It’s time to rethink beneficiary and donor interactions differently as well as set new expectations for both our internal and external audiences. We will cover content/impact collection methods, considerations of student time and experience, and balancing donor expectations. It’s a new day on many of our campuses and not all changes delivered to us by the pandemic are bad. Leaning into current technologies while also empowering students to help make a difference in fundraising is the way forward. Join us for this important discussion and come away with new ideas to implement in your shop to enhance both the student and donor experience.

Virtual Event Best Practices

$50 | Session Recording Available Now | Presented by Angie Joens & Christine McGuire

Virtual events are here to stay. You’ve probably been building the plane while you’re flying it- whether you’ve already done one or many, or not yet waded into the water, this session will ground you in what works and what to avoid. We will look at examples, share timelines, and explore other tools necessary to create an engaging online experience for your audience and key stakeholders. From how many RSVPs you can expect, platform options, technical pitfalls, avoiding screen burnout to finding topics that will resonate and bring an audience, we will cover the basics and more. Join us for this session to take a step back from cobbling these events together to strategizing and implementing virtual events that truly move the needle.

Top Donor Engagement During a Pandemic

$50 | Session Recording Available Now | Presented by Lynne Wester & Matthew Helmer

You probably are staring at your IEPs (Individual Engagement Plans) and wondering “what now”? The truth is, your top donors are still your top donors, regardless of the current state of affairs. While your short-term plans for these donors may have changed, there are still many tactics you can employ to retain their long-term engagement and keep the relationship moving in a positive direction. During this session we will discuss how to shift some of your touchpoints online, review examples of remote gifting that work, and explore engagement opportunities that are still viable and meaningful in this climate. Bring your crumpled up plans and we will together to help smooth them back out and refine top donor engagement now and in the future.

Timely Thinking about Thanking - Digital Acknowledgments

$50 | November 5 | 1pm ET | Presented by Lynne Wester & Jan McGuire

Many organizations moved their acknowledgments from print to digital in the past several months. This decision has now been compounded by issues with USPS and the upcoming deluge of election mail. This session will cover what is working and what still needs to be addressed in the digital space including ongoing messaging as the pandemic continues, how to stay relevant and meaningful, and tools to make online thanking easier. From providing a digital acknowledgement swap to exploring whether this shift is temporary or permanent, we will cover what you need to know about digital thank yous.

Who Moved My Mojo

$50 | November 12 | 1pm ET | Presented by Lynne Wester & Angie Joens

Have you lost your confidence, energy, or enthusiasm for work? Has this pandemic sent you into a tailspin of “now what” and “who cares”? Are you considering leaving it all behind and opening a sourdough store in a strip mall, feeding a family member to a tiger, or purchasing another mask for your collection? Don’t abandon the fundraising profession yet - just wait, there’s more! Put down your pandemic puppy, your Doritos, and take the last swig of your wine while still in your pajamas and log-in to this webinar. We will discuss how to reinvigorate yourself, your team, and your work while still maintaining the rest of your life. From simple work at home tricks to larger philosophies on coping with constant change, we’ve got your back. Come find your mojo.

Mid-Level and Unrestricted Impact Reporting

$50 | November 19, 2020 | 1pm ET | Presented by Lynne Wester

One things for sure, every donor wants to know they’ve made a difference. One of the great aspects of our work is that we have the privilege to deliver impact and tell inspiring stories! Whether it be through a video from a beneficiary or a written report, our job is to provide an opportunity for donors to see, feel, hear and fully understand their impact. Together, we will explore impact reporting for the donors who need it the most: those without named funds and those who currently give to operations and unrestricted funding. Demonstrating your organization has been transformed by their giving is a hallmark of a good program. This webinar will cover ways to organize information, efficiently repurpose content, and scale reporting from the base of the pyramid on up.


Can I buy one registration for my entire team, even if we're all viewing it remotely? 

Yes! Just choose which option you would like to purchase, then you will receive a confirmation email (check your junk mail folder if you don't see it) with a link you can share with your team members that allows them to register for free. Only one purchase is required per organization. 

Will a recording be provided for those who can't attend?

Absolutely! We send a recording of the live session to all registered attendees within 24 hours of the live event ending. You will also receive a recording if you purchased a webinar after the live session has ended.


Are these webinar included in the purchase of a 2020 webinar subscription, or Part 1 or 2 of the COVID series?
No. This series is separate from any other webinar purchases that have been offered. 

Do these webinars count towards my CFRE certification?

You betcha! Each webinar included in this series has been approved for 1 CFRE continuing education credit. 

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These webinars have been approved for 1 CFRE Continuing Education credit each.

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