Webinars & Training Videos

Webinars and training videos are a great way to learn more about #ILGive campaign strategies, and put your organization on the path to success! Join us for a live webinar with your #ILGive 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 #ILGive

Tuesday, September 11th

1:00 PM CT - 2:00 PM CT

Learn everything you need to know about #ILGive, 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 #ILGive questions and highlighting the resources available to make getting ready for #ILGive a breeze!

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Final Steps to Success for #ILGive

Tuesday, November 6th

1:00 PM CT - 2:00 PM CT

With only a few weeks until #ILGive, there’s still plenty of time to make sure your #ILGive 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 #ILGive. The #ILGive team will also be available to answer any and all of your last minute questions.

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Training Videos - Series 101

For organizations in search of the #ILGive 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 #ILGive campaign. Perfect for organizations of any size or capacity!

Getting Ready - 15 Min

Interested in participating in #ILGive? 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 #ILGive, 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 #ILGive without exhausting your limited time and resources.

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Creating The Perfect Profile - 20 Min

Your #ILGive 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 #ILGive 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 #ILGive profile, and now it’s time to share it with the world! We’ll cover the many ways your organization can promote #ILGive 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 #ILGive 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 #ILGive and beyond!
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Training Videos - Series 201

Take your #ILGive campaign to the next level! In our 201 Level Training Videos we'll highlight ways in which your organization can run a successful #ILGive campaign through more specific strategies and best practices.

Goal Setting Strategies - 20 Min

Before you dive into your #ILGive 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 #ILGive.

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The Power of P2P Fundraising - 15 Min

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising is a great way to expand your reach on #ILGive 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 #ILGive!

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Creative Engagement Ideas - 15 Min

#ILGive 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 #ILGive.

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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 #ILGive! We’ll cover the basics of several popular social media platforms, and how to best leverage them to reach your goals on #ILGive.

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Scheduling Communications - 20 Min

When preparing for #ILGive, 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 #ILGive and beyond!

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Fundraising in Communities of Color - 60 Min

Communities of color remain a largely untapped resource when it comes to fundraising. However, as fundraisers begin to turn their development efforts towards more diverse populations, there remains the additional work of understanding the giving patterns represented within communities of color and how those patterns translate into actual dollars.

We’ll debunk the myth that people of color are not philanthropic, gain greater insight into the dos and don’ts of engaging with diverse communities, and most importantly, start a conversation about how to develop inclusive and sustainable organizations through the cultivation of a more diverse donor base.

Speakers include Juan Calixto, JeeYeun Lee, and Deidra Somerville.

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Training Videos - Series 301

For the Giving Day gurus interested in getting the most out of your #ILGive experience. Our 301 Level Training Videos will highlight best practices and strategies for stronger engagement on #ILGive and beyond!

Engaging Your Board - 15 Min

Getting your board on board for #ILGive 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 #ILGive.

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Matching Challenges - 15 Min

Matching challenges are an exciting way to motivate your donors to make a greater impact on #ILGive 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

#ILGive 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 #ILGive to create exciting challenges for your supporters.

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Retaining New Donors - 15 Min

After #ILGive, 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 #ILGive, 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 #ILGive 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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