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.  They have been collected from the webinar listings included in the last six months of ACAAA’s newsletter, the “e-Action.”

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 ACAAA Communications Director 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!

Grouped by subject; alphabetized by workshop title


Ask the Experts – SNAP Employment & Training Information for Community Action Agencies

The Board’s Role in Setting the Mission and Direction of the CAA

CCAP Exam Guidance

Community Action Code of Ethics 101

Evaluating Strategic Plan Progress with Agency-Wide Scorecards

Increasing Internal Customer Satisfaction through ROMA Assessment

New eCourse Release Tour: Advancing Family Centered Coaching

Practice Transformation Resource Tour

The Right to Vote: A Short History and Issues for 2020

Social Media/Digital Template Resources for CAAs

Staying Well While Working in High Stress, Traumatic Environment (A Webinar for All Community Action Staff)

Virtual Dialogue: The Phases of Collective Impact

•  Visit the Community Action Partnership webinar archive here.


Events in a Digit Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World

Golf Fundraisers in 2021: What to Expect and How to Plan for Anything

How to Host a Successful Virtual or Hybrid Golf Fundraiser for Your Nonprofit

How to Host a Virtual Fundraising Event: A Step-by-Step Guide for Nonprofits

Your Guide to a Seamless Online Event


Demystifying Reserve Funds

PPP Forgiveness and Payroll During Year-End for Your Nonprofit

Overcoming the Overhead Myth: Budgeting for an Effective Website, Marketing & Growth

Tax and Accounting Compliance from a (Social) Distance


Rural Response: Lessons Learned from COVID-19 and Strategies for Back-to-School


All the World’s a (Virtual) Stage: Performance and Communication Techniques for Fundraisers

Are We There Yet? The Journey to a Major Gift

Building on Year-End Momentum: Engaging New Supporters in 2021 and Beyond

Create Recurring Donors from Year-End Giving Campaigns

Create Your 2021 Fundraising Plan: Five Revenue Sources

Creating a Nonprofit Brand Guide

Cut Costs and Get Creative in Crisis Mode with Nonprofit Appeals

Delight Donors with These Design Tips from Adobe Spark

Finding and Engaging Major Donors during the COVID-19 Pandemic

5 Steps to Optimize Your Corporate Fundraising Strategy on LinkedIn

The 4-Step Plan to More Donations and Greater Fundraising Results

From Data to Action: Visualizing Data for Fundraising

Fundraising Strategy for Small Nonprofits

Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna!

How Nonprofits Can Make the Most of Giving Tuesday

How to Run Crowdfunding Campaigns for Your Nonprofit That Will Generate Serious Revenue

How to Set up and Run Crowdfunding Campaigns like Giving Tuesday or Year End in the Context of COVID-19

Making the Ask

Mobile Marketing Tips for Every Generation

Online Fundraising Compliance: How to Stay Compliant While Building Trust and Increasing Giving

Three Steps to Double Your Donations on Facebook with Facebook Fundraisers

Using Webforms to Optimize Your Event Processes and Increase Fundraising

When to Make the Ask: The Formula to Drive More Donations

Workshop on the Importance of Strong Visual Branding

Year-End Fundraising Blitz: Raise Money Fast to Finish Your Year Strong


Grant Writing in 2021: What’s Different and What’s the Same?


Be Found: The Secrets of SEO for Nonprofits

Cybersecurity and Data Protection

Cybersecurity for Nonprofits: What Is Noise and What Is News

Digital Wellness for Nonprofit Professionals

Five Secrets of Email Geniuses

How to Build Trust and Connection Online

How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website

Online Fundraising Performance: Does Your Nonprofit Measure Up?

Service Design for All: Bridging Gaps in Your Nonprofit’s Service Delivery

6 Ways to Make Your Nonprofit’s WordPress Site Secure from Getting Hacked

Social Media 101 for Nonprofits

Social Media 102

Where Do Nonprofits Go to Get Their NPO-Specific Questions Answered?



Advancing Your Agency through Diversity and Equity

The Brand Inside: Efficiency Starts with Empathy

Building a Resilient Nonprofit Organization through Proactive Risk Management

Do-It-Yourself Conflict Resolution

Equipping Staff through Robust Orientation and Training

Free Speech in the COVID-19 Workplace

From Exploitation to Empathy: How to Talk about Our Program Participants with Dignity and Truth

Gaslighting in the Nonprofit

Home Sweet Office: Promoting a Safe and Well-Functioning Hybrid Workplace

Making Remote Work Work: Policies and Pitfalls

Privacy Rights of Clients

The Power of Blogging and Thought Leadership for Nonprofits

A Shot in the Arm or a Shot in the Foot? How to Think About Employee Vaccination Policies

Understanding Microaggressions in the Nonprofit Workplace

Working Remotely or Remotely Working? Promoting Employee Productivity in a Pandemic