Webinars & Training Videos

Research shows that organizations who attend training sessions raise four times as much as those who don't. Sign-up for one of the training opportunities, or check out last year's webinars below. No matter the size and shape of your organization, the Community Foundation of Louisville has got the tools to help you succeed!


2021 Training Opportunities



Getting Ready for the Giving Day

June 22, 2021 | 11:00am ET

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

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Give for Good Louisville Q&A

July 15, 2021 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET

The Community Foundation of Louisville has teamed up with GiveGab to make sure that you have a successful giving day! Join us for a live Q&A with the GiveGab customer success team where they will answer questions submitted by local organizations about Give for Good Louisville. Questions should be focused on the giving day only and participants are welcomed to submit questions either before or during the Q&A session. Together, we will make sure your organization has everything you need to be successful during Give for Good Louisville!

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Leveraging Peer-to-Peer fundraising during your Giving Day

July 22, 2021 | 10:30am - 11:30am ET

The Community Foundation of Louisville will be co-hosting a panel discussion with local nonprofit leaders about their experiences with Peer-to-Peer fundraising during their Giving Days. They will talk about strategies for building a strong team of fundraisers and attracting new donors and engagement. Whether this is your first time thinking about using Peer-to-Peer fundraising or you are a seasoned expert you'll walk away with lots of helpful information and fun insights.

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Amplifying Community Power Through Social Media

July 27, 2021 | 10:00am - 12:00pm ET

Last year showcased just how important social media can be when connecting others to important causes and helping those in need during unprecedented times. Learn how to amplify your mission through powerful storytelling on social media by joining the 'Giving Day Guy,' Chris Strub - who has co-hosted Give for Good Louisville on Facebook Live since 2017 - for a fun, interactive session designed to help you think creatively and strategically about growing an engaged community. This training will also feature a panel of local social media experts, including:

Taylor Ryan - Executive Director and Founder, Change Today, Change Tomorrow Inc. (@ChangeTMW)

Melody Murphy - Chief Brand Officer, Metro United Way (@MetroUnitedWay)

Karen Freberg - Professor of Strategic Communications, University of Louisville (@kfreberg)

Hannah L Drake - Blogger, Activist, Public Speaker, Poet, and Author of 11 books (@HannahDrake628)

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Maximizing Impact through Matches and Challenges during your Giving Day

July 29, 2021 | 10:30am - 11:30am ET

Join the Community Foundation of Louisville for a panel discussion with organizations who found great success in leveraging Matches and Challenges during their Giving Day. In this session, you'll learn strategies for securing and stewarding matching donors, as well as tips and tricks for maximizing engagement with your matching gifts. Whether this is your first time thinking about using Matches and Challenges for your day, or you are a seasoned expert, you'll walk away with lots of helpful information and fun insights. Come prepared with any and all of your questions for our panelists, and we look forward to seeing you there!

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The Art of Connecting with the Virtual Giving Day Donor

August 12, 2021 | 10:30am ET

Presented By Lisa Krueger, Director of Philanthropic Solutions, iDonate
Giving Days, virtual events and personalized digital interactions have one item in common. All have attracted a new class of virtual donors where engagement requires intentional messaging; campaigns around sustained giving and storytelling. Developing specific plans to re-engage before and retain donors after a giving day are key to an organization's growth and success.

Learn more about your virtual digital donor, who they are, and what is needed to communicate, engage and retain.

Presentation Handouts:
- Virtual Donor Simple Campaign Planning Checklist
- Sample Returning Donor Marketing Timeline

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Final Steps to Success

September 2, 2021 | 11:00am ET

With only a few weeks until Give for Good Louisville, there’s still plenty of time to make sure your Giving Day 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 the Giving Day. The Give for Good Louisville team will also be available to answer any and all of your last minute questions.

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2020 Guiding Giving Day Success Webinar Series



Leveraging Your Giving Day

July 22, 2020

Now more than ever, there is the opportunity to leverage your giving day to have maximum impact. Leaders at GiveGab will discuss how to set-goals for this year's giving day, platform enhancements and tools for impact, how to pivot and use your giving day to fill spring & fall in-person fundraising gaps, how to run your giving day with volunteers, and more!

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Fundraising During COVID-19

July 28, 2020

During any crisis, it is important that nonprofits continue to engage with their stakeholders and connect their communities with actionable ways to make a difference. In this webinar, the GiveGab team and a guest speaker from another statewide giving day will offers ways to rewrite your fundraising story during a time of crisis, how to pivot your events to 100% digital fundraising campaigns, and tools to continue engaging your community.

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Building Community Through Storytelling On Social Media

August 5, 2020

Learn how storytelling can be your most powerful tool in connecting with previous and new supporters on social media. Join the 'Giving Day Guy,' Chris Strub -- who has co-hosted Give For Good Louisville on Facebook Live since 2017 -- for a fun, interactive session designed to help you think creatively and strategically about growing an engaged community through social media storytelling in the lead-up to Give For Good Louisville 2020. We will explore successful nonprofit giving day campaigns from around the country – particularly those in the wake of fundraising during COVID-19.

*This training referenced another helpful resource video by our host, Chris Strub. Click here to learn more about "How To Be a Great Virtual Live Guest".

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Boosting Your Donor Engagement

August 11, 2020

Join the Development and Communication team at the Community Foundation of Louisville to learn how to use the giving day to connect with your different audiences, steward your donors, and communicate with them in the most effective, efficient, and appropriate way.

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Giving Day Training Videos

Learn how to complete all of the components of your profile to create an engaging experience for your supporters.

Looking for more information to help you craft your perfect profile? Check out the resources below!

Watch this video to learn how to meet your donors where they are, and help them become vested in your mission through successful storytelling.

Looking for more information to help you tell your giving day story? Check out the resources below!

Communicating goals internally and externally can have a direct impact on your results. Check out this video to learn about how to set yourself up for success by planning out your unique goals for Give for Good Louisville.

Looking for more information to help you set and communicate your goals for the big day? Check out the resources below!

Having your board, 'on board' for Give for Good Louisville can strengthen your network of both support and outreach. Here are some ways to effectively engage board members in the day at varying capacities!

Learn all about this effective online fundraising strategy, and view some quick how-to videos to get started with GiveGab’s P2P Fundraising tool.

Looking for more information on getting started with P2P Fundraising? Check out the trainings below!

Leverage social media to increase your online presence and audience engagement during Give for Good Louisville.

Looking for more information to help you spread the word on social media? Check out the resources below!

Dollars can go a lot further when leveraged as Matches and Challenges. Learn what these gifts are, how they function in GiveGab, and gain some unique strategies to successfully gamify your day with these larger donations!

Looking for more information on creating and leveraging match and challenge opportunities? Check out the resources below!

Learn what information is available to you after Give for Good Louisville, and how you can use it to build on existing and newly-created relationships with your organization.

Looking for more information on donor stewardship after the big day? Check out the resources below!