Webinars & Training Videos

Webinars and training videos are a great way to learn more about 401Gives campaign strategies, and put your organization on the path to success! Join us for a live webinar with your 401Gives 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!


Click here for more ideas about board engagement and some suggestions from fellow nonprofits.

Board Engagement Ideas

Click here for more ideas about your own Matching Gifts and Challenges and some suggestions from fellow nonprofits.

Match & Challenge Ideas


Upcoming Webinars

401Gives Peer to Peer Fundraising

Thursday, February 29, 2024

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

We know that last year, nonprofits that used Peer-to-Peer fundraising (P2P) received 5.7x the donations over those that didn't use P2P. Come hear some ideas put together from nonprofits on finding fundraising "champions," and helping them set-up their accounts (or even setting them up for them!) This session will be a combination of ideas and successful strategies gathered from nonprofits and logistics of P2P fundraising on your dashboard.

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Telling Your Story

Thursday, March 14, 2024

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn how to create the perfect profile and boost online engagement utilizing our storytelling strategies.

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Live Webinars

401Gives Social Media Panel

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Whether you're a one person nonprofit or a large communications department, come gets some tips and tricks from these amazing communications professionals!

401Gives Social Media Panel includes:

  • Chris Donovan, Director of Events and Communications, Leadership RI
  • Shannon McDonnell, Communications Manager, Sojourner House
  • Maria Tocco, Communications Professional and and founder of PVD Flea (Providence Flea!)
  • Watch Recording

    Passcode: 2D&krri!

    Download Slides

    401Gives Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Webinar

    Thursday, March 2, 2023

    2:00PM - 3:00 PM

    We know that last year, nonprofits that used Peer-to-Peer fundraising (P2P) received 5.7x the donations over those that didn't use P2P. Come hear some ideas put together from nonprofits on finding fundraising "champions," and helping them set-up their accounts (or even setting them up for them!) This session will be a combination of ideas and successful strategies gathered from nonprofits and logistics of P2P fundraising on your dashboard.

    Watch Recording

    Download Slides


    401Gives VIRTUAL Open House

    Tuesday, December 20, 2022

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Come learn about Rhode Island's statewide day of giving and how your fabulous nonprofit can be a part of it. Last year, 401Gives raised over $3.13 million from over 13,000 donors for 507 local nonprofits. Learn about the success and details of the past three years and about the 2023 event. New participants encouraged and all returning 501c3 nonprofits welcome.

    Watch Recording

    Passcode: mgRprG3&

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    Nonprofit Panel (Large)

    Tuesday, January 24, 2023

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Come hear from three amazing nonprofit professionals who participate in 401Gives:

  • Boys Town New England, Glenn Hofman, Director of Development
  • Community Libraries of Providence, Michael Bordonaro, Director of Philanthropy
  • The Groden Center, Catherine Nassa, Marketing & Development Director
  • Watch Recording

    Passcode: $2QJY??E


    Nonprofit Panel (Small)

    Thursday, January 26, 2023

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Come learn best practices from three amazing ("small") nonprofit professionals that participate in 401Gives!:

  • Beyond the Battle
  • The Izzy Foundation
  • Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island
  • Winners Circle XR Academy, Inc.
  • Watch Recording

    Passcode: 1t2Y7Wr!

    Nonprofit Panel (Medium)

    Tuesday, February 14, 2023

    2:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Come hear from three amazing nonprofit professionals who participate in 401Gives:

  • Inspiring Minds, Melissa Emidy, Executive Director
  • Pawtucket Central Falls Development, Andrew Pierson, Development Director
  • Refuge Dream Center, Teddi Jallow, Executive Director & Co-Founder
  • Westerly Land Trust, Erika Lebling, Donor Relations Manager
  • Watch Recording

    Passcode: Yr8Y#=S&



    401Gives Training Library

    Open Houses/401Gives Website

  • 2022 Open Hours for New(ish) Nonprofits: SLIDES / RECORDING (Passcode: mgRprG3&)
  • 2022 Navigating Your 401Gives Dashboard SLIDES / RECORDING
  • 2021 401Gives Open House Kickoff SLIDES / RECORDING
  • 2021 Final Steps to Success for 401Gives: In this webinar we’ll go over last minute tips and best practices to engage with your supporters and be successful on 401Gives SLIDES / RECORDING
  • • 2020 Getting Ready for 401Gives SLIDES / RECORDING
  • Nonprofit Panels

  • 2022 Nonprofit Panel – Small: Hear from successful small nonprofits (under $500K budget) Scheduled to speak: Audubon Society of RI, Alliance of RI Southeast Asians (ARISE), Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center and Young Voices. SLIDES / RECORDING
  • 2022 Nonprofits Panel – Large: Hear from successful large nonprofits (under $1M budget) Scheduled to speak: Foster Forward, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, School One, The Haitian Project and the Gamm Theatre. SLIDES / RECORDING(Passcode: 81z#!W1c)
  • 2021 401Gives Nonprofit Panel: Hear from several (small to medium size) nonprofits that achieved success during the first 401Gives. SLIDES / RECORDING
  • Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

  • 2022 Peer to Peer (P2P) Fundraising for the FUNDRAISERS: SLIDES / RECORDING (Passcode: 6mGz=53W)
  • 2021 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising and Matches/Challenges: SLIDES / RECORDING
  • 2021 GiveGab Giving Days Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Panel RECORDING
  • Social Media & Engagement

  • 2022 401Gives MARKETING and ENGAGEMENT BOOTCAMP SLIDES / RECORDING (Passcode: U2gDaem=)
  • 2022 Engagement and Goals Session: Greg Perry from the Perry Group, a full service strategic communication firm speak about engagement and goals SLIDES / RECORDING (Passcode: ^6cXtbyX)
  • 2021 Let's Talk About Social media with Ben DeCastro: Social media plays a huge role in the success of your nonprofit's outreach and fundraising (especially in this virtual age!) Get social media tips and tricks from Ben DeCastro, Rhode Island's own award-winning social media creator. RECORDING
  • 2021 GiveGab Giving Days Matching Gifts Panel: In this webinar we’ll go over last minute tips and best practices to engage with your supporters and be successful on 401Gives SLIDES / RECORDING
  • 2020 Best Practices Session SLIDES

  • 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 401Gives.

    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 401Gives 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 401Gives.

    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 401Gives, 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!

    Learn about best practices and the most important elements to consider when creating a plan to engage your donors and supporters virtually.

    Watch Video  Download Slides

    Looking for more information to help you build your virtual engagement strategy? Check out the resources below!