Webinars & Training Videos

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

Learn everything you need to know about Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills, including how to register your organization for the big event and the features available to make your campaign as successful as possible. We’ll conclude by answering any of your questions and highlighting the resources available to make getting ready for Give Local a breeze.

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Webinars specific to Give Local

Utilizing Matching and Peer-to-Peer Fundraising for Give Local


Peer-to-Peer Fundraising and matching funds are two key ways to expand your reach during Give Local by engaging your most passionate supporters! In this training course we'll cover everything you need to know about recruiting and empowering fundraisers and how to secure matching funds for Give Local!

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Final Steps to Success for Give Local


With only a few weeks until Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills, there’s still plenty of time to make sure your campaign is ready to go. In this webinar we’ll go over last minute tips and best practices to engage with your supporters and increase your success. The Give Local team will also be available to answer any and all of your last minute questions.

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Strategies for an Impactful Giving Day During COVID-19

Nonprofits participating in spring Giving Days across the country joined GiveGab, our technology partner, for a this live webinar that discussed strategies for implementing a successful campaign entirely online. In light of event cancellations and increasing mandates to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19, we understand the new challenges and implications giving day participants are experiencing. Now more than ever, it's vital to be able to connect with your supporters amidst these rapid changes and continue providing services to your community. Topics included how you can leverage social media, utilize fundraising tools, and continue to engage your community at this crucial time.

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Training Videos - Series 101

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


Getting Ready - 15 Min

Interested in participating in Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills? 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 Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills, 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 during Give Local without exhausting your limited time and resources.

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Creating The Perfect Profile - 20 Min

Your giving day 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 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 profile, and now it’s time to share it with the world! We’ll cover the many ways your organization can promote your campaign 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 Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills 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 during Give Local and beyond!

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Training Videos - Series 201

Take your Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills 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 Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills campaign through more specific strategies and best practices.


Goal Setting Strategies - 20 Min

Before you dive into your Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills 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 the Give Local campaign.

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The Power of P2P Fundraising - 15 Min

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

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Creative Engagement Ideas - 15 Min

Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills 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 during Give Local.

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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 Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills! We’ll cover the basics of several popular social media platforms, and how to best leverage them to achieve your goals.

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Scheduling Communications - 20 Min

When preparing for Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills, your communications with supporters can play an enormous role in your overall success. We’ll cover 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 and beyond!

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Training Videos - Series 301

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


Engaging Your Board - 15 Min

Getting your board on board for 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 Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills.

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Matching Challenges - 15 Min

Matching challenges are an exciting way to motivate your donors to make a greater impact during Give Local 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 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 to create exciting challenges for your supporters.

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Retaining New Donors - 15 Min

After Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills, 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 Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills, 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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