Webinars & Training Videos

Webinars and training videos are a great way to learn more about Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills campaign strategies, and put your organization on the path to success! Join us for a live webinar with your Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills 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!


Give Local Basics

January 27 | 10:00AM Via Zoom

Foundation staff will team up with our GiveGab partners to provide an overview of what Give Local Greater Waterbury is, who is eligible to participate, and how to get your organization registered. We’ll also walk you through building your giving day profile to create an engaging experience for your supporters.

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Maximize your Impact with Matches and Challenges

February 18 | 11:00AM Via Zoom

Organizations that utilized matching and challenge gifts during Give Local 2020 raised an average of $15,000 more! Learn what these gifts are, how they are incorporated on your organization’s giving day profile and how to talk with potential donors about them to spur additional gifts during the campaign.

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The Power of Peer to Peer

March 9 | 10:00AM Via Zoom

Do you have a few key supporters that want to do more for your Give Local campaign? Invite them to become a Peer to Peer (P2P) fundraiser to officially fundraise on behalf of your organization! Organizations that used P2P fundraisers raised on average $4,000 more than non-users during Give Local 2020! This training will explain how to set up a winning P2P campaign for your organization.

Target audience: Give Local nonprofit administrators

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Support Give Local with your Donor Advised Fund

March 31 | 11:00AM Via Zoom

Calling all fund holders—Giving directly from your Connecticut Community Foundation Donor Advised Fund during Give Local is now easier than ever! We are excited to unveil a new Give Local feature that gives donor advisers more autonomy in making donations from their funds. Join us for a quick tutorial to learn how easy it will be!

Target audience: Donor advised fund holders

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Final Steps to Success: What to Expect During and After the Live Event

April 12 | 2:00PM Via Zoom

This session will review last minute tips and best practices to create a smooth giving day experience. We’ll review key profile elements, highlight some communications action items, and spend some time talking about where to find and what to do with donor information. We’ll also update you on our timeline for getting your Give Local earnings into your hands.

Target audience: Give Local nonprofit administrators

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Giving Day Training Videos

Learn how to complete all of the components of your profile to create an engaging experience for your supporters.

Looking for more information to help you craft your perfect profile? Check out the resources below!

Watch this video to learn how to meet your donors where they are, and help them become vested in your mission through successful storytelling.

Looking for more information to help you tell your giving day story? Check out the resources below!

Communicating goals internally and externally can have a direct impact on your results. Check out this video to learn about how to set yourself up for success by planning out your unique goals for Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills.

Looking for more information to help you set and communicate your goals for the big day? Check out the resources below!

Having your board, 'on board' for Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills can strengthen your network of both support and outreach. Here are some ways to effectively engage board members in the day at varying capacities!

Learn all about this effective online fundraising strategy, and view some quick how-to videos to get started with GiveGab’s P2P Fundraising tool.

Looking for more information on getting started with P2P Fundraising? Check out the trainings below!

Leverage social media to increase your online presence and audience engagement during Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills.

Looking for more information to help you spread the word on social media? Check out the resources below!

Dollars can go a lot further when leveraged as Matches and Challenges. Learn what these gifts are, how they function in GiveGab, and gain some unique strategies to successfully gamify your day with these larger donations!

Looking for more information on creating and leveraging match and challenge opportunities? Check out the resources below!

Learn what information is available to you after Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills, and how you can use it to build on existing and newly-created relationships with your organization.

Looking for more information on donor stewardship after the big day? Check out the resources below!