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Complimentary Webinars

JGA routinely conducts free webinars to share insights 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.

Boost Fundraising with AI: Best Practices and Responsible Implementation

Join us as we welcome Nathan Chappell, a national expert on AI and data analytics, for a discussion on translating Artificial Intelligence (AI) into action to revolutionize major gift fundraising strategies.

Register Now to watch the recording, presented in partnership with DonorSearch.

Previously Recorded Webinars

Inspiring Transformational Giving

Recorded March 21, 2023 Watch Now

Working with high net worth donors requires a relationship-based approach to fundraising. Gift officers need time to get to know the donors, uncover their passions, and help them achieve the change then want to see in the world.

Listen on demand, as we discuss:

► Questions that can prompt deeper conversations with donors;
► What motivates HNW donors to give transformational gifts – stories vs. stats;
► Key elements to help gift officers build deeper relationships with affluent donors.

Maximizing a Lean Staff for Optimal Donor Coverage

Recorded: February 2023 Watch Now

Staffing challenges are prevalent throughout nonprofits and fundraising positions are particularly challenging to fill. Many advancement departments are struggling to maintain and grow crucial donor relationships with fewer front-line fundraising staff members. If you are among those working with a lean staff, here are some strategies to help you do more with less when it comes to cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gift donors.

Watch this brief video to learn how to:

  • Maximize your major gift officer’s time;
  • Reallocate and optimize portfolios when you have a change in major gift officers;
  • Focus staff efforts on the most promising prospects; and
  • Pinpoint untapped potential in your donor database.

Growing the Donor Pyramid

Recorded: November 4, 2022 Watch Now

Recent trends in philanthropic giving have placed increasing emphasis on the top of the donor pyramid. But, it is important not to forget the importance of growing the middle of the gift pyramid as well.

  • How are changes in the philanthropic landscape impacting the donor gift pyramid?
  • What techniques can you use to engage more donors and grow the middle of your gift pyramid?
  • What are the giving characteristics of Gen X and Millennial donors, who are likely to comprise the middle of your gift pyramid, and how can you better engage them?

Is It Time for A Fundraising Check-Up? Unlock Your Philanthropic Potential with A Development Audit

Recorded: April 21, 2022  Watch Now

A development audit is a great “barometer” to measure the capabilities of your development office and to establish goals and strategies for future success. Even the strongest development department can benefit from a check-up from time to time. This presentation will highlight key opportunities when it would be advantageous to conduct a development audit and explain how a development audit can help you raise more money now and in the future.

You’ll learn:

  • Four key indicators that you might benefit from a development audit or assessment.
  • The components of a development audit and the types of actionable deliverables you should expect.
  • Examples of peer benchmarking data and how to identify peers and accurately apply benchmarks to your organization.

Recruit And Retain Advancement Talent In A Tight Job Market

Recorded: March 17, 2022  Watch Now

Several factors have converged to create an unprecedented demand for seasoned, successful fundraisers. Join us as we welcome nonprofit search expert Laurie Woodhouse with Woodhouse Executive Search to discuss what is driving this change and keys steps for nonprofits needing to fill positions and staff up in this competitive market. We’ll also explore best practices for retaining and growing existing employees in today’s dynamic workplace culture and share how to assess advancement staffing needs to ensure future fundraising success for your organization’s mission.

You’ll learn:

  • Trends impacting the Great Resignation and the effects on recruiting in the current environment;
  • Implications for nonprofit leaders hoping to attract and retain top talent; and
  • Strategies to assess and align your staff and fundraising capacity.

Considering A Fundraising Campaign – Do You Know If You Are Ready?

Recorded: February 23, 2022  Watch Now

Many organizations are considering launching a campaign in 2022. Is your organization one of them? Join JGA as we explore key characteristics of successful campaign planning and identify the elements you need to ensure are in place before launching this crucial fundraising effort. A campaign is an important investment and early preparation can maximize your success.

During the webinar, we will discuss:

  • steps to gain organizational support for your campaign vision,
  • assessing your internal infrastructure to support a campaign,
  • methods to engage volunteers,
  • key strategies to engage donors and prospects, and
  • ultimately, how you can identify if your organization is ready to launch a successful campaign effort.