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!


Live Webinars

Getting Ready for Missoula Gives

Tuesday, February 13

10:00 AM MT - 11:00 AM MT

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!

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Final Steps to Success for Missoula Gives

Tuesday, April 17

10:00 AM MT - 11:00 AM MT

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.

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In Person Trainings

Social Media 101 for Missoula Gives

Tuesday, March 6

3:30 PM MT - 5:00 PM MT

Thursday, March 8

11:30 AM MT - 1:00 PM MT

Get the basics on running a social media campaign for Missoula Gives. In this 90 minute class you’ll learn:

  • Setting up your Facebook page or updating your current page.
  • How to create inspiring, educational and motivational posts for Facebook.
  • Learn how to use Canva to create original graphics.
  • How to use basic insights on Facebook to understand your audience and success.
  • *** Feel free to bring your laptop with you and work while you learn.

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Social Media 201 - Part 1 - For Missoula Gives

Tuesday, March 20th

10:00 AM MT - 11:30 AM MT

Get some advanced skills for your social media campaign for Missoula Gives. In this 90 minute class you’ll learn:

  • Learn how to organize your social media into a campaign for Missoula Gives using a cohesive branded message.
  • How to grow your audience.
  • Please bring your laptop, this is a hands on training session.

Social Media 201 - Part 2 - For Missoula Gives

Thursday, April 5th

11:00 AM MT - 12:00 PM MT

Time to check in on your campaign progress. Share your campaign ideas and get your last minute questions answered. In this hour-long session you'll learn:

  • How to boost posts as ads on Facebook.
  • Take a look at the campaigns you have created for Missoula Gives.
  • Any last minute social media questions.
  • Please bring your laptop, this is a hands on training session.

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Peer 2 Peer Fundraising For Missoula Gives

Tuesday, April 10th

11:00 AM MT - 12:30 PM MT

What you need to know about Peer 2 Peer Fundraising. In this session, Nikki from the Missoula Community Foundation will go through a Peer 2 Peer presentation created by our partners at GiveGab. You will also hear from Nonprofits that used Peer 2 Peer fundraising to elevate their campaigns last year. In this 90-minute class you'll learn:

  • How to add Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers to your organization's profile page.
  • What is Peer-to-Peer Fundraising?
  • The Benefits of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
  • Strategizing for 2018
  • Highlight Available Features on GiveGab
  • Here from your fellow Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!
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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.

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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!

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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.

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Social Media Strategies - 30 Min

Social media is a great way to engage with your supporters and get them excited about Missoula Gives! We’ll cover the basics of several popular social media platforms, and how to best leverage them to reach your goals on Missoula Gives.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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GiveGab After Your Giving Day - 20 Min

Learn about GiveGab, your Missoula Gives tech partner, and the nonprofit fundraising and supporter engagement tools available to your organization year round! We’ll give an overview of some of our most popular features and pricing plans on GiveGab.

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