JGA Webinars

Complimentary Webinars

JGA occasionally conducts free webinars to share our knowledge on issues of importance to nonprofits. Please register to join us for our upcoming webinar or listen to a recording of one of our past webinars.

Campaigns and COVID-19: From Early Planning to Going Public, What the Pandemic Means for Your Campaign

Recorded Thursday, May 21 – Listen Now

Whether your organization is just beginning to shape the vision for your next campaign or if you are in a campaign now, COVID-19 may cause you to reevaluate next steps. Join us as we look at the potential impact of the pandemic on your campaign and review best practices and recommendations for moving forward. We’ll discuss the various stages of a campaign and provide advice on opportunities to revise your strategies at each stage to enhance success in the current giving environment. In addition, we will be joined by development leaders who are in various stages of campaigns and will share their practical experiences with us.


  • Angela E. White, CFRE, Senior Consultant and CEO, Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates


  • Joe Klen, Associate Dean for College Advancement, Wabash College
  • Gail Lowry, Chief Philanthropy Officer, Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana
  • Kelly Teller, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Park Tudor School
  • Jennifer Turner, Director of Development, Indiana Repertory Theatre

Leveraging Your Board: Smart Decision-Making During the COVID-19 Response

Recorded April 22 – Listen Now

Open and productive board discussions are vital now and more than ever. And in light of COVID-19, rapid decision-making is critical for your organization, both for short-term survival and long-term success. For some groups, it’s easy to prioritize speed and efficiency over thorough analysis. And for other groups, leadership will get lost in analysis and paralysis and make decisions too slowly. Stressful times like this are opportunities to grow and strengthen leadership skills. Leverage your board’s strengths and enhance your own by being able to hear different perspectives and have timely debates result in a better solution. JGA will also share the latest known impacts of COVID-19 on the philanthropic sector to support your decision making. This webinar is ideal for executive directors and board officers. We’ll answer these key questions for you:

  • How can you gather your board’s expertise while also moving swiftly?
  • How can you encourage your board members to have honest and productive discussions to best guide long-term decisions to move your organization forward?
  • How can you, as leaders, manage those discussions so they help your organization and board members grow?

COVID-19: Philanthropy in a Changing Landscape

Recorded Friday, March 20 – Listen Now

As COVID-19 continues to impact daily lives and the way we all work, we want to assure you that JGA is here to help you think through complex donor situations, how you can maintain donor communication without in-person visits, and the potential impact on overall philanthropy. To that end, we are holding a webinar, to guide and assist you in determining how best to proceed with the important work of funding your mission during this time of uncertainty. And, perhaps most importantly, to hear from each other and share ideas. Please join us to hear creative approaches to maintaining strong donor relations during this “new normal.”

Streamlining Your Major Gift Efforts with Data: A Case Study

Recorded March 11, 2020 – Listen Now

Though personal visits are the best way to engage donors, they can be costly and labor intensive if you are not seeing the right prospects. In this webinar, we’ll explore how you can use data to maximize the impact of your gift officers, getting them in front of their best donor prospects sooner. Wilmington College will share how they used a new data tool to uncover prospects with both the passion and capacity to give by integrating donor engagement and financial data. The new data led to more transparent conversations with their board and leadership around donor activity and potential, setting the stage for future investments to grow their advancement capacity.

Engaging Millennials as Board Members and Donors

Recorded: November 20, 2019 – Watch Now

For nearly a decade, the conversations about generations in the workplace and our nonprofit landscape have focused on Millennials vs. Baby Boomers. We have the opportunity to see the world from the perspective of Millennials and embrace the leadership qualities they can bring to our nonprofits: embracing technology and a faster pace of change and mission-focused work. These young professionals are community leaders who are hungry for experience and to make a difference. What is the best way to leverage the strengths of Millennials and transition them as board members and donors? During this webinar, JGA and guest Stefanie Krievins, an executive coach serving organizations through change management initiatives, will help you understand the Millennial experience and what it could mean for your organization.

Engaging Generation X as Board Members and Donors

Recorded: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Watch Now

For nearly a decade, the conversations about generations in the workplace and our nonprofit landscape have focused on Millennials and Baby Boomers. However, there is the often forgotten generation that can be the bridge for your fundraising and board development: Generation X. These are the community leaders who are loyal, have critical thinking skills, and are able to make major and planned gifts to nonprofits. What is the best way to leverage the strengths of the GenXers and transition them into board leadership? During this webinar, JGA and guest Stefanie Krievins – an executive coach serving her fellow GenXers, will help you understand the Gen X experience and what it could mean for your organization.

2018 GIVING TRENDS: A look at the Giving USA 2019 Annual Report on Philanthropy for 2018

Recorded: June 20, 2019  Watch Now

Gain intelligence on the trends in giving in 2018 to inform your fundraising. Join JGA as we uncover insights and implications for nonprofits from the latest release of “Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for 2018.” You will learn what is driving charitable giving within each nonprofit sector and key opportunities and challenges for your continued philanthropic growth. Anna Pruitt, Managing Editor of Giving USA, will join JGA’s Senior Consultant and CEO Angela White for an informative analysis of the data that will help build your organization’s fundraising outlook and strategy. Get fresh insights on the factors that shaped philanthropy in 2018 and what it means for your future advancement efforts.

Running a Campaign Today: What you need to know

Recorded: April 16, 2019  Watch Now

Sharing 25 years of experience guiding fundraising campaigns, we’ll let you know what key trends we’re seeing in campaigns today. We’ll share the types of campaigns that are most successful in today’s fundraising environment, key preparation steps for a successful campaign, and recent statistics and campaign trends. We’ll also discuss important considerations for campaign success, such as why you can’t ignore the middle of your gift pyramid despite the increasing importance of lead gifts in campaigns.

You’ll learn:

  • What types of campaigns are successful today – endowment, capital, comprehensive?
  • Key steps in pre-campaign planning to set your campaign up for success
  • The latest statistics in campaigns, including the average length, percentage of planned gifts, size of gifts, composition of the leadership gift phase, etc.
  • An overview of the key determinants for campaign success

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A complete library of additional webinar recordings and other fundraising videos from JGA can be accessed at https://jgacounsel.wistia.com/content.