Webinars & Training Videos


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Give Local 101

DATE: Monday, October 11

TIME: 12:00 pm EST

Join the Arras Foundation and GiveGab representatives for a 30-minute crash course in everything your organization needs to know about Give Local Lancaster 2021, including important updates to the giving platform. Topics will include:

· Logistics for a 24-hour Give Local Lancaster event

· Tips for building a custom, creative profile for your organization

· Planning for 24 hours of donor engagement

· 30-minute Q&A

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Give Local Storytelling

DATE: Monday, October 18

TIME: 12:00 pm EST

Did you know that more than half (56%) of nonprofit supporters on the social web say reading a compelling story motivates them to take action? Sharing a story that shows the need, urgency and importance of your work can be a powerful tool for connecting with supporters and volunteers seeking to get involved. Join us for a 30-minute session on how to tell your organization’s story for the greatest impact with potential supporters. Topics will include:

· Crafting your organization's story for Give Local Lancaster & beyond

· Identifying key points of your donors' impact

· Finding the best platforms & methods for sharing your story effectively

· BONUS - Stick around for a 30-minute Q&A to answer any remaining questions you may have!

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Engaging Your Team for Optimum Impact

DATE: Monday, October 25

TIME: 12:00 pm EST

Every organization has a secret weapon when it comes to storytelling and fundraising - your board and staff! Join us for a 30-minute how-to on engaging your board and staff to meet your organization's goals during Give Local Lancaster 2021. Topics will include:

· Helping your board understand the opportunity of Give Local Lancaster

· Establishing ways for your board to engage during Give Local Lancaster

· Optimizing board relationships and networks to encourage business engagement

· 30-minute Q&A

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Coffee and Conversation!

DATE: Monday, November 1

TIME: 12:00 pm EST

Give Local Lancaster is almost here! Join the Arras Foundation team, a GiveGab representative, and other nonprofit leaders for a time dedicated to answering any last-minute questions you have before giving day. Come to ask, come to learn, come to build upon others' great ideas!

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Training Videos - Series 101

For organizations in search of the Give Local Lancaster 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 Give Local Lancaster campaign. Perfect for organizations of any size or capacity!


Getting Ready - 15 Min

Interested in participating in Give Local Lancaster? 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.

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Giving Day Basics - 20 Min

Are you excited about participating in Give Local Lancaster, 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 Give Local Lancaster without exhausting your limited time and resources.

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Creating The Perfect Profile - 20 Min

Your Give Local Lancaster 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 Give Local Lancaster profile that will entice potential supporters and successfully highlight your organization’s unique stories.

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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.

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Spreading The Word - 30 Min

You’ve completed your Give Local Lancaster profile, and now it’s time to share it with the world! We’ll cover the many ways your organization can promote Give Local Lancaster across multiple platforms as well as best best practices for creating action driven content for your supporters.

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Thanking Your Donors - 20 Min

After your success on Give Local Lancaster 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 Give Local Lancaster and beyond!

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Training Videos - Series 201

Take your Give Local Lancaster campaign to the next level! In our 201 Level Training Videos we'll highlight ways in which your organization can run a successful Give Local Lancaster campaign through more specific strategies and best practices.


Goal Setting Strategies - 20 Min

Before you dive into your Give Local Lancaster 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 Give Local Lancaster.

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The Power of P2P Fundraising - 15 Min

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising is a great way to expand your reach on Give Local Lancaster 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 Give Local Lancaster!

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Creative Engagement Ideas - 15 Min

Give Local Lancaster 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 Give Local Lancaster.

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Social Media Strategies - 30 Min

Social media is a great way to engage with your supporters and get them excited about Give Local Lancaster! We’ll cover the basics of several popular social media platforms, and how to best leverage them to reach your goals on Give Local Lancaster.

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Scheduling Communications - 20 Min

When preparing for Give Local Lancaster, 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.

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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 Give Local Lancaster and beyond!

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Training Videos - Series 301

For the Giving Day gurus interested in getting the most out of your Give Local Lancaster experience. Our 301 Level Training Videos will highlight best practices and strategies for stronger engagement on Give Local Lancaster and beyond!


Engaging Your Board - 15 Min

Getting your board on board for Give Local Lancaster 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 Give Local Lancaster.

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Matching Challenges - 15 Min

Matching challenges are an exciting way to motivate your donors to make a greater impact on Give Local Lancaster and beyond! In this training course we’ll cover best practices for finding sponsors and how to utilize your matching dollars for maximum engagement.

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Gamifying Your Giving Day - 10 Min

Give Local Lancaster 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 Give Local Lancaster to create exciting challenges for your supporters.

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Retaining New Donors - 15 Min

After Give Local Lancaster, 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.

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Building Better Relationships - 20 Min

After Give Local Lancaster, 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.

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