Webinars & Training Videos
Webinars and training videos are a great way to learn more about Missoula Gives campaign strategies, and put your organization on the path to success! Join us for a live webinar with your Missoula Gives 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!
If your organization attends 3 of the 5 webinars you will be entered into a raffle to win one of three $500 matching funds to be used on the day of giving.
Getting Ready for Missoula Gives
February 27, 2020
Learn everything you need to know about Missoula Gives, 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 Missoula Gives questions and highlighting the resources available to make getting ready for Missoula Gives a breeze!
Final Steps to Success for Missoula Gives
April 16, 2020
With only a few weeks until Missoula Gives, there’s still plenty of time to make sure your Missoula Gives campaign is ready to go. In this webinar we’ll go over last minute tips and best practices to engage with your supporters and be successful on Missoula Gives. The Missoula Gives team will also be available to answer any and all of your last minute questions.
Strategies for an Impactful Giving Day During COVID-19
Nonprofits participating in spring Giving Days across the country joined GiveGab, our technology partner, for a this live webinar that discussed strategies for implementing a successful campaign entirely online. In light of event cancellations and increasing mandates to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19, we understand the new challenges and implications giving day participants are experiencing. Now more than ever, it's vital to be able to connect with your supporters amidst these rapid changes and continue providing services to your community. Topics included how you can leverage social media, utilize fundraising tools, and continue to engage your community at this crucial time.
How to Leverage Your Giving Day
March 30 from 12:30 - 1:30 PM
Location: Webinar, details will come by email before the webinar
Join us to learn some tips and tricks to leverage your giving day. This training will discuss various channels to help you take your giving day success to the next level. Learn how to use some of the great tools on the GiveGab platform such as Peer to Peer Fundraising, Matching Donations, Challenges and a new feature that allows donors to give to a specific campaign or program within your agency. Bring your laptop if you have one and work along as we go.
Social Media 101
April 2 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Location: Webinar, details will come by email before the webinar
Join us to learn the basics of social media use during the giving day. In this workshop, we will talk about how to use social media leading up to and during the giving day event. Learn how to make an event page for your giving day promotion. Tips to using Facebook ads and more. This is hands-on workshop so bring your laptop or tablet if you have one. There will be time for questions and answers.
Branding & Strategy Roundtable Discussion
Workshop your fundraising strategy with a local branding professional, Blake Nicolazzo, Creative Director of Bonfire Branding & Communications. You’ll have an opportunity to learn about key elements in communication, and participate in a workshop that will help you coordinate your messaging for this great fundraising and brand exposure opportunity. Please have your fundraising plan sketched out, and be ready to participate in a conversation that will sharpen your conversation to better reach your audience and spur them to take action. Blake will share three key elements of communication and then turn the conversation to questions. Once registered, we will send you a form to submit questions you may have or topics you would like to hear about in this session. This is your opportunity to discuss your campaign and how to be effective with your messaging.
This will be a webinar: details will come in a separate email after registering for the webinar.
Are you wondering, "How should I adapt my ask for these challenging times?"
Despite our current situation of being in the midst of a global pandemic AND a rocky economy, it’s critically important that you lead the way for your organization! During this interactive session, we’ll highlight the current best practices for adapting your fundraising “ask” and provide an opportunity for you to get feedback on your “ask”.
Training Videos - Series 101
For organizations in search of the Missoula Gives 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 Missoula Gives campaign. Perfect for organizations of any size or capacity!
Getting Ready - 15 Min
Interested in participating in Missoula Gives? 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 Missoula Gives, 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 Missoula Gives without exhausting your limited time and resources.Watch Video Download Slides
Creating The Perfect Profile - 20 Min
Your Missoula Gives 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 Missoula Gives 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 Missoula Gives profile, and now it’s time to share it with the world! We’ll cover the many ways your organization can promote Missoula Gives 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 Missoula Gives 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 Missoula Gives and beyond!Watch Video Download Slides
Training Videos - Series 201
Take your Missoula Gives campaign to the next level! In our 201 Level Training Videos we'll highlight ways in which your organization can run a successful Missoula Gives campaign through more specific strategies and best practices.
Goal Setting Strategies - 20 Min
Before you dive into your Missoula Gives 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 Missoula Gives.Watch Video Download Slides
The Power of P2P Fundraising - 15 Min
Peer-to-Peer Fundraising is a great way to expand your reach on Missoula Gives 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 Missoula Gives!Watch Video Download Slides
Creative Engagement Ideas - 15 Min
Missoula Gives 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 Missoula Gives.Watch Video Download Slides
Scheduling Communications - 20 Min
When preparing for Missoula Gives, 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 Missoula Gives and beyond!Watch Video Download Slides
Training Videos - Series 301
For the Giving Day gurus interested in getting the most out of your Missoula Gives experience. Our 301 Level Training Videos will highlight best practices and strategies for stronger engagement on Missoula Gives and beyond!
Engaging Your Board - 15 Min
Getting your board on board for Missoula Gives 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 Missoula Gives.Watch Video Download Slides
Matching Challenges - 15 Min
Matching challenges are an exciting way to motivate your donors to make a greater impact on Missoula Gives 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
Missoula Gives 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 Missoula Gives to create exciting challenges for your supporters.Watch Video Download Slides
Retaining New Donors - 15 Min
After Missoula Gives, 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 Missoula Gives, 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