Webinars & Training Videos
Webinars and training videos are a great way to learn more about Washington County Gives campaign strategies, and put your organization on the path to success! Join us for a live webinar with your Washington County Gives team, or check out the pre-recorded training videos designed to help you learn more about specific topics of all levels. No matter the size and shape of your organization, we've got the tools to help you succeed!
Getting Ready for Washington County Gives
Thursday, January 30
2 PM ET - 3 PM ET
Learn everything you need to know about Washington County Gives, 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 Washington County Gives questions and highlighting the resources available to make getting ready for Washington County Gives a breeze!
Final Steps to Success for Washington County Gives
Monday, March 9
12 PM ET - 1 PM ET
With only a few weeks until Washington County Gives, there’s still plenty of time to make sure your Washington County Gives 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 Washington County Gives. The Washington County Gives team will also be available to answer any and all of your last minute questions.
In Person Trainings
The Community Foundation will hold three training sessions for all participating organizations on the following dates at the American Red Cross of Western Maryland at 1131 Conrad Court, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
Thursday, March 12 from 1:00-2:00 PM
CANCELLED: Monday, March 16 from 9:00-10:00 AM
CANCELLED: Tuesday, March 24 from 3:00-4:00 PM
Training Videos - Series 101
For organizations in search of the Washington County Gives essentials, look no further! Our 101 Level Training Videos will highlight some of the most important steps every organization should take to prepare for a successful Washington County Gives campaign. Perfect for organizations of any size or capacity!
Getting Ready - 15 Min
Interested in participating in Washington County Gives? We'll cover the benefits of participating in a giving day and how to sign up your organization to be a part of the fun! We’ll also point you towards other tools and resources available to make your giving day as successful as possible.Watch Video Download Slides
Giving Day Basics - 20 Min
Are you excited about participating in Washington County Gives, but not sure where to start or what to prioritize? This training course will highlight the five essential steps to ensuring your organization has a strong showing on Washington County Gives without exhausting your limited time and resources.Watch Video Download Slides
Creating The Perfect Profile - 20 Min
Your Washington County Gives profile is the first thing your donors will see during the big event. This training course will show you how to create and customize an engaging Washington County Gives profile that will entice potential supporters and successfully highlight your organization’s unique stories.Watch Video Download Slides
Telling Your Story - 20 Min
Storytelling goes beyond your organization’s overall mission, and allows potential supporters to connect with your work and feel like they can make a difference. We’ll share our best practices for telling engaging stories to make your donors feel like the champions they are.Watch Video Download Slides
Spreading The Word - 30 Min
You’ve completed your Washington County Gives profile, and now it’s time to share it with the world! We’ll cover the many ways your organization can promote Washington County Gives across multiple platforms as well as best best practices for creating action driven content for your supporters.Watch Video Download Slides
Thanking Your Donors - 20 Min
After your success on Washington County Gives it’s time to thank the supporters who helped you reach your goals. In this training course we’ll cover how to thank all of your donors effectively and share tips, strategies, and best practices for donor stewardship success on Washington County Gives and beyond!Watch Video Download Slides
Training Videos - Series 201
Take your Washington County Gives campaign to the next level! In our 201 Level Training Videos we'll highlight ways in which your organization can run a successful Washington County Gives campaign through more specific strategies and best practices.
Goal Setting Strategies - 20 Min
Before you dive into your Washington County Gives campaign, take the time to assess your goals! In this training course we’ll share the importance of setting clear goals as well as best practices and strategies for how you can make the most out of Washington County Gives.Watch Video Download Slides
The Power of P2P Fundraising - 15 Min
Peer-to-Peer Fundraising is a great way to expand your reach on Washington County Gives by utilizing your most passionate supporters to share their stories and fundraise on behalf of your organization. In this training course we'll cover everything you need to know about recruiting and empowering fundraisers for Washington County Gives!Watch Video Download Slides
Creative Engagement Ideas - 15 Min
Washington County Gives is the perfect opportunity to engage your supporters both online and off! We'll share nonprofit best practices and creative ways to engage and excite your supporters and your community on Washington County Gives.Watch Video Download Slides
Social Media Strategies - 30 Min
Social media is a great way to engage with your supporters and get them excited about Washington County Gives! We’ll cover the basics of several popular social media platforms, and how to best leverage them to reach your goals on Washington County Gives.Watch Video Download Slides
Scheduling Communications - 20 Min
When preparing for Washington County Gives, your communications with supporters can play an enormous role in your overall success. We’ll cover supporter communication best practices and highlight tools your organization can use for more efficient and effective online engagement.Watch Video Download Slides
A Picture Tells A Thousand Words - 25 Min
Images have the power to tell stories and evoke emotion in your supporters and potential donors. In this training course we’ll go over the impact images can have on your supporters, and how to improve your online engagement during Washington County Gives and beyond!Watch Video Download Slides
Training Videos - Series 301
For the Giving Day gurus interested in getting the most out of your Washington County Gives experience. Our 301 Level Training Videos will highlight best practices and strategies for stronger engagement on Washington County Gives and beyond!
Engaging Your Board - 15 Min
Getting your board on board for Washington County Gives can be a pivotal step in your overall giving day success. In this training course, we’ll cover strategies and best practices for engaging with your board before, during, and after Washington County Gives.Watch Video Download Slides
Matching Challenges - 15 Min
Matching challenges are an exciting way to motivate your donors to make a greater impact on Washington County Gives and beyond! In this training course we’ll cover best practices for finding sponsors and how to utilize your matching dollars for maximum engagement.Watch Video Download Slides
Gamifying Your Giving Day - 10 Min
Washington County Gives is the perfect opportunity to have a little fun with your supporters while motivating them to have a greater impact on your organization. In this training course, we’ll cover how you can utilize the momentum of Washington County Gives to create exciting challenges for your supporters.Watch Video Download Slides
Retaining New Donors - 15 Min
After Washington County Gives, it's important to celebrate your new supporters, and start building your new relationships. In this training course we’ll cover strategies and best practices for retaining your new donors through engaging opportunities within your organization and beyond.Watch Video Download Slides
Building Better Relationships - 20 Min
After Washington County Gives, it’s time to steward your donors and acknowledge their generous support. In this training course, we’ll cover stewardship best practices and strategies for building stronger and longer lasting relationships with your supporters.Watch Video Download Slides