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DRG On Demand

Our team of experts has provided training on various topics in donor relations for over a decade. Browse our library of best-selling courses and webinars that you can watch on-demand and at your own pace, then use them for training, cross-training, or onboarding new team members. Purchase them once and share them with anyone in your organization! 

Prefer to learn in a live setting? For more information about upcoming webinars check out our upcoming events.

Webinars

We've hosted webinars on nearly every topic in donor relations.
Browse our library of previously recorded webinars below or use the search box to find trainings on specific topics.

  • Webinar | $60
    It's time to reclaim your productivity and make your work life easier. This webinar will transform how you work, making your life more streamlined and stress-free. Join us as we share our curated Top 10 list of the best and most effective policy and process hacks!
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  • Webinar | $60
    This transformative webinar will take your program to the next level! You'll learn how to create a successful donor relations plan, develop annual and multi-year business strategies, implement evaluation tools to measure ROI for programs and initiatives, and effectively assess your current programs.
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  • Webinar | $60
    This webinar will teach you how to create compelling stories that drive meaningful change. You'll learn how to track and evaluate the success of your digital storytelling efforts, use analytics to refine your strategy and maximize your reach, and implement the "CORE" approach when creating content.
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  • On-Demand Webinar | $60
    This webinar will discuss the challenges of breaking down complex information into engaging, donor-friendly narratives. You will learn how to tailor your message to resonate with donors, employ storytelling techniques to transform complex concepts into compelling narratives, and more.
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  • On-Demand Webinar | $60
    This webinar addresses the nuanced art of influencing without authority and fostering collaborative relationships that lead to meaningful impact. You will learn techniques and strategies for building trust and rapport, and influencing high-level professionals.
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  • On-Demand Webinar | $60
    Learn how to create consistency in donor gift agreements, implement standardized language, and best practices for stewardship and recognition promises or donor deliverables. Discover sample restriction language, tiering methods, and tips on how to align fundraising goals and donor deliverables.
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  • On-Demand Webinar | $60
    Did you know there are eight key components every impactful donor report should have? In this webinar, we'll share all of them, as well as proven data collection methods, customizable templates, and strategies for tailoring your reports to your audience while ensuring scalability.
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  • On-Demand Webinar | $60
    This webinar is designed to equip you with the tools and methodologies that not only streamline the process of gathering crucial beneficiary information, but also amplify the emotional resonance of your donor communications.
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  • On-Demand Webinar | $60
    In this webinar, you'll learn how to respectfully engage beneficiaries and craft impact reports and stories that address the donor's needs and celebrate the potential of every individual you serve.
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  • On-Demand Webinar | $60
    Are you ready to breathe new life into your recognition society? Join us to learn how to revamp your recognition society to align with industry best practices. We'll discuss transitioning to an engagement-based model and strategies to measure impact and affinity that drive meaningful engagement.
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  • On-Demand Webinar | $60
    It's time to demystify the concept of fund compliance! Join us to learn the key activities donor relations staff should prioritize within fund compliance programs. Using a real-world case study, we'll highlight partnerships, key data outcomes, and sample reports you need to be successful.
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  • On-Demand Webinar | $60
    To truly engage and inspire your supporters, you must infuse gratitude and impact into every communication. Join us to learn how to elevate your donor relations through meaningful expressions of thanks in nontraditional acknowledgment pieces, such as tax receipts, pledge reminders, and more.
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  • On-Demand Webinar | $60
    Join us as we explore the art of stewarding and recognizing monthly donors. We'll share best practices for creating and promoting your monthly donor program, from choosing the right communication channels to setting donation levels and much more to nurture and grow these crucial relationships.
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  • On-Demand Webinar | $60
    Join us and senior director of advancement marketing at Cornell University, Ashley Budd, as we translate for-profit concepts into actionable insights for nonprofit professionals. In this session, we’ll share a list of quick wins that collectively make a significant impact.
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  • On-Demand Webinar | $60
    Learn how to use narrative structures like the “Hero’s Journey” to craft donor-centric stories and calls-to-action that guide readers to the next step in the donor journey. We’ll give you tips on formatting, incorporating imagery, and using meaningful words and phrases to improve your writing.
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  • Webinar | $60
    Join us to learn how to conduct an acknowledgment audit, share outcomes, and influence change at your organization. We'll share insights from real-life acknowledgment audit success stories in decentralized environments, highlighting the power of collaboration and adaptation.
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  • On-Demand Webinar | $60
    In this webinar, we will explore essential tools for achieving stellar results with limited resources. Leverage AI platforms and plugins to discover a virtual team of assistants, interns, brainstorm partners, editors, and subject experts at your fingertips!
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  • On-Demand Webinar | $60
    Learn how to craft thoughtful acknowledgments that resonate with your donors while embracing efficiency through technology— utilizing video instead of written content, creative and innovative mail merges, and digital acknowledgments that still contain a personal touch.
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Webinars

Webinar Series

Our previously recorded webinar series are in depth, easy to digest, and available on demand! Grab your team and get ready to dive into some of the hottest topics in donor relations. 

Working With Beneficiaries

  • Working With Beneficiaries to Make Impact Seamless and Inclusive for All 

  • Tools and Methodologies to Gather Beneficiary Information for Donors

  • Working With Beneficiaries You Have No Authority Over - Profs, Docs, Admins and More

  • Translating Overly Complex and Erudite Information Into Readable Donor Content

Not-Your-English-Teacher's Writing Course

  • How to Think Like a Marketer: Building a Brand Guide

  • How to Think Like an Efficiency Ninja: Tools to Do More With Less

  • How to Think Like a Writer: Storytelling Frameworks

  • How to Think Like a Persuasive Pro: Frequently missed opportunities to convince

The 4 Keys to Writing for Donor Relations

  • ​Key 1: Determining Who, What, When, and How

  • Key 2: The Art of Writing for Gratitude and Impact

  • Key 3: Fine-Tuning the Product and Process

  • Key 4: DiVE Into Writing for Digital, Video, and Events

Data-Driven Decision Making Webinar Series

  • Essential Data for Effective Donor Relations

  • Just the Facts! Leveraging Empirical Data over Anecdotes in Donor Relations

  • Data-Driven Advocacy: Making a Compelling Case for Changes in Staff, Resources, and Workload in Donor Relations

  • From Data to Action: Implementing a Data-Driven Culture in your Shop

Reporting Webinar Series

  • More Than Endowment Reports

  • Creating Your Report Guide

  • CORE Reporting

  • Reporting Tools: What’s in Your Toolbox?

The 4 Pillars of Donor Relations for Small Shops

  • Session 1: An Introduction to the Four Pillars of Donor Relations and Must-Have Acknowledgement Practices

  • Session 2: Must-Have Stewardship Practices

  • Session 3: Must-Have Donor Recognition Practices

  • Session 4: Must-Have Donor Engagement Practices

  • Session 5: Board Development and Fundraising Fundamentals

  • Session 6: Must-Have Marketing and Communications Practices

The 4 Keys to Rethinking Meaningful Event Experience

  • Session 1: Crafting the Framework

  • Session 2: Telling the Story

  • Session 3: Lights, Camera, Action

  • Session 4: Measuring Impact

What's in a Name?

  • Naming Fundamentals: Who, What, Why, & How

  • Naming Infratructure: Gift agreements and acceptance Polices

  • What to Name: Funds, Places, Spaces, and Things

  • Value Added: Physical Signage & Naming Inventories

DEI Series Part 1: Tough Conversations in Donor Relations

  • Balancing Act: Recognizing Donors Through a DEI Lens

  • Painful Power Dynamics – Readjusting the Scholarship Recipient Experience

  • It Starts at Hello! Making Our Communications More Inclusive

  • Who is in the Driver’s Seat?- Over-restricting is NOT Donor Centered

DEI Series Part 2: Moving From Conversation to Action

  • Attracting and Retaining Diverse Talent

  • Readjusting the Scholarship Impact Experience for Maximum Success

  • Starring Role or Member of the Ensemble?

  • Seesaws, Teeter Totters, and Tug o’ War

DEI Series Part 3: Successes and Stumbling Blocks

  • Talk is Cheap: Transitioning from Belief into Action

  • The Long Road: Putting the Work into Action

  • Say What? Cancel Culture, Selective Outrage, Calling Out and Other Unproductive Practices​

  • Practical Applications and Inclusive Data Practices

Webinar Series
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