Trainings for Nonprofits

Give Local is an online giving campaign to support nonprofits across Thurston, Mason, and Lewis Counties.

Give Local South Puget Sound is hosted by the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound to support nonprofits across Thurston, Mason, and Lewis Counties. Give Local 2019 will feature approximately 100 organizations that have been reviewed by the Community Foundation.

We have an exciting set of trainings that we are making available as part of Give Local 2019!

All nonprofits participating in Give Local 2019 must register for the Give Local Training Webinar and at least one additional training offering. We welcome and encourage multiple people from your organization to attend these trainings.

If you were unable to attend a training, links have been provided below to recordings (webinars only) and supplemental documents for completed trainings.

Give Local Training Webinar (Required)

Give Local 2019 Training Webinar (Required)

This training is required to participate in Give Local 2019 and will be an overview of the basics of Give Local and the new online giving platform. This training will be offered in webinar format.
Instructor: Alex Stern, Community Funded


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Best Practices in Crowdfunding

Best Practices in Crowdfunding Webinar

This training will focus on the more advanced tools within the Give Local online giving platform and will cover topics including recruiting social champions for your campaign and marketing best practices.
Instructor: Alex Stern, Community Funded


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Nonprofit Storytelling Workshop

Nonprofit Storytelling Workshop

Our success as fundraisers depends to a large degree on our ability to tell compelling stories – about the need in the community, about the impact of our work, and about the future we are striving to create. Whose stories are we telling to write that narrative? What are our practices for telling those stories? What power dynamics are at play? In this workshop, we will explore these and other questions while considering the practice of nonprofit storytelling. We will discuss storytelling conventions, learn ways to gather stories on a tight budget, and explore best practices to help guide us in building an ethical storytelling practice to enhance our fundraising campaigns. Participants will walk away with a solid foundation in storytelling principles, practices, and ethics that they can apply to their Give Local Campaign and fundraising campaigns.
Instructor: Elaine Vradenburgh, Window Seat Media

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Make the Most of Give Local

Making the Most of your Give Local Experience

Please join the Ostara Group for an interactive workshop on Making the Most of your Give Local Experience. Partner, Vice President Rebecca Zanatta will lead a conversation and breakout activities on how to make the most of your Give Local participation and connect it to your larger organizational fundraising strategy. You’ll learn key strategies for how to make the most of Give Local and how to incorporate those strategies into the rest of your annual development plan.
Instructor: Rebecca Zanatta, The Ostara Group

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Social Media Planning

Social Media Planning Workshop

You have engaging stories you want to share with your community and followers online. Now what? In this intensive workshop, we’ll focus on how to share your stories via social media, across multiple platforms and channels (including Facebook and direct mail), to build your audience and raise more money. Participants will walk away with an understanding of how to use the branding toolkit provided by the Community Foundation, ideas for utilizing board participation in their Give Local campaign, and a clear social media communications management plan.
Elaine Vradenburgh, Window Seat Media
Danielle Ruse, August Creative

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