Professional Development Resources

This list, below, of no-cost professional development opportunities has been compiled by ACAAA staff for use by CAA managers and staff.

The list can also be downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet here.  This spreadsheet includes links, as well as workshop descriptions, the names of the organizations presenting the workshops, plus as any special instructions (for example, some webinars require setting up free accounts in order to view them, or filling out registration forms).

Please note: Many of these resources are in the form of archived recordings.  Please send an email noting any inaccessible links to John Moran at jmoran (at) acaaa (dot) org.  Also, feel free to send any webinars or other online training sessions of which you might be aware to John.

Thanks and happy learning!

Alphabetized by workshop title

10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy

10 Ways to Improve Relationships with Your Grantmakers

12 Questions You Can Ask Donors AFTER They Say Yes

5 Weirdly Easy “Life Hacks” That Will Make Your Fundraising Work MUCH Better

7 Keys to Successful & Enthusiastic Volunteer Involvement at Your Nonprofit

7 Steps for Getting Started in Major Gifts (Even in Small Shops)

7 Things Your Nonprofit Can Do to Get the Most out of Your Website in 2020

All-a-Board! The Purpose, People, and Process of CAA Boards

Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising

Best Practices on Engaging and Keeping Your Monthly Donors

Building Intergenerational Success, Measuring Whole Family Outcomes

Canceling or Postponing Nonprofit Events during a Crisis

Coronavirus and Nonprofit Grants: Tactics and Strategies to Help You Adapt

Coronavirus and What You Need to Know About Postponing and Cancelling Events

Crafting Your Community Action Elevator Speech

Cultural Humility: People, Principles, and Practices

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemoration

Engaging Community Partners in Summer Meals Planning for the New Year

A Funder’s Perspective on Collaboration and Strategic Alliances

Fundraising in the Time of Coronavirus: How to Manage and Modify Your Fundraising

Getting Ahead of the Curve with Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

Google Ad Grants 101 – Grow Your Nonprofit’s Online Presence With $10K/Month In Free Ads

Google Ad Grants 201 – Top 10 Tips On How To Use Google Grants Free Advertising

Healing is the Revolution: Why Trauma Work is Equity Work

How to Add More Revenue Streams to Your Event

How to Create an Effective Event Budget

How to Create an Engaging Donor Journey in 2020

How to Double Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Fundraising

How to Lead Event Committees to Success

How to Make Event Volunteers Love You

How To Manage And Modify Your Nonprofit Fundraising Efforts

How to Master Your Event Tribute Book Layout

How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign

How to Recruit and Manage Amazing Event Committees

How to Script an Event Stage Program to Warm Hearts and Open Wallets

How to Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success

How to Stand Out From the Crowd in Online Grant Applications

How to Streamline Your Nonprofit Online Marketing & Communications Workflow

How to Supercharge Your Grant Research

How to Take The Fear Out Of Public Speaking, Presenting and Asking

How to Turn Event Guests Into Donors

How to Use Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools to Drive Donations

The Intentional Fundraiser in Times of Crisis

Introduction to Collective Impact

An Introduction to Online Fundraising for Small and Medium-Sized Nonprofits

Last Minute Strategies to Boost Year End Giving

Laying the Groundwork for Service Integration and a Whole Family Approach

Managing Cash Flow

Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation (Live webinar • April 15, 12:30 p.m.)

Nine Competencies Today’s Nonprofit Leaders Need for Success

Nonprofits and Elections in 2020

Overview of Community Economic Development

Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences

Putting a System Together: Examining Core Homeless Service Interventions

Racial Equity in Financial Empowerment Program Design

Re-entry Programs: Three Successful Approaches

Resources and Strategies for Assessing the Needs of Your Organization

ROMA Next Generation Curriculum – Community Level Work Example

ROMA Next Generation Curriculum – Creating a Local Theory of Change

So You Want to Write a Grant?

Social Media 101 for Nonprofits  (Live webinar • April 16, 12:30 p.m.)

Start a Monthly Donor Program NOW. 7 Reasons Why You Can’t Afford to Wait!

Start Your 2020 Grant Strategy Off Right!

Steps You Can Take Immediately to Diversify Your Board and Major Donor Base

True Program Costs

Website and Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits