Webinars, Workshops & Training Videos
Webinars and training videos are a great way to learn more about Give Big Kern campaign strategies, and put your organization on the path to success! Join us for a live webinar with your Give Big Kern 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!
Getting Ready for Give Big Kern
Wednesday, January 9
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learn everything you need to know about Give Big Kern, including how to register your organization for the big event and the features available to make your organization as successful as possible. We’ll conclude by answering any of your Give Big Kern questions and highlighting the resources available to make getting ready for Give Big Kern a breeze!
Making the Most of Your Give Big Kern Toolkit
Monday, March 4
11 AM - 12 PM
With only a few weeks until Give Big Kern, there’s still plenty of time to make sure your Give Big Kern campaign is ready to go. In this webinar we’ll go over the toolkit provided to nonprofits and best practices to engage with your supporters and be successful on Give Big Kern. The Give Big Kern team will also be available to answer any and all of your last minute questions.
Mandatory In-Person Workshops by
Kern Community Foundation
Give Big Kern Orientation Workshop!
Friday, January 11: 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM , (Check-in 8 – 8:30; Workshop 8:30 – 10:30) City Centre, 1300 17th Street, Room 1B, Bakersfield, CA 93301 (Parking: Use the City Centre’s own Parking Structure, 3rd Floor preferred. There is street parking, but please be mindful of restrictions.)
Wednesday, January 16: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM, (Check-in 1 – 1:30; Workshop 1:30 – 3:30) Kern County Superintendent of Schools (KCSOS) Access Center, 1330 Truxtun Ave., Room 116, Bakersfield, CA 93301 (Parking: Use the City Centre’s Parking Structure, 3rd Floor preferred. It is one block north on 17th Street. There is street parking, but please be mindful of restrictions. And DO NOT PARK IN THE MISSION BANK PARKING. You will be towed.) CA
Thursday, January 17: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Maturango Museum of Indian Wells Valley, 100 East Las Flores Ave., Ridgecrest, CA 93555 (Parking available)
Thursday, January 17: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Kernville Chamber of Commerce, 11447 Kernville Road, Kernville, CA 93238 (Parking Available)
In this mandatory in-person workshop (offered on different dates and times for convenience), participating agencies will learn—TOGETHER—how to prepare to make the best of their Give Big Kern experience by:
- Putting into practice the knowledge gleaned from the kickoff training webinar from GiveGab (Agencies could even use this time to register!)
- Familiarizing themselves with the many FREE marketing, training and help desk resources available from Kern Community Foundation and GiveGab
- Finding out about other important dates and deadlines leading up to Giving Day, May 7
- Hearing from past-year “Veterans” of Give Big Kern.
Mandatory Final Steps for Give Big Kern!
Wednesday, March 6: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM, (Check-in 1:30 – 2; Workshop 2 - 4) Larry E. Reider Education Center, 2000 K Street, Room 101, Bakersfield, CA 93301(Parking: Use the Larry E. Reider Center’s own Parking Structure. There is street parking, but please be mindful of restrictions.)
Thursday, March 7: 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM, (Check-in 8 - 8:30; Workshop 8:30 – 10:30) Kern County Superintendent of Schools (KCSOS) Access Center, 1330 Truxtun Ave., Room 116, Bakersfield, CA 93301(Parking: Use the City Centre’s Parking Structure, 3rd Floor preferred. It is one block north on 17th Street. There is street parking, but please be mindful of restrictions. And DO NOT PARK IN THE MISSION BANK PARKING. You will be towed.)
Wednesday, March 13: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, Maturango Museum of Indian Wells Valley, 100 East Las Flores Ave., Ridgecrest, CA 93555 (Parking available)
Wednesday, March 13: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Kernville Chamber of Commerce, 11447 Kernville Road, Kernville, CA 93238 (Parking Available)
With less than a month left to complete your agency’s Give Big Kern page (Deadline is April 1), this is your last opportunity to get together with peers from other agencies, learn from them/their efforts, and get the scoop on important dates and events coming up and leading to Give Big Kern Day, May 7. Find out about where to get marketing materials from Kern Community Foundation, ask questions, and share experiences. GiveGab CEO and Co-Founder Charlie Mulligan will be in attendance on the March 7 training day. Sign up for the Nonprofit Meet & Greet Day at CALM (Saturday, May 4) and other exciting events related to Give Big Kern 2019!
Optional In-Person Workshops by
Kern Community Foundation
Give Big Kern Bang-for-Buck Workshop
Monday, February 4: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, The Idea Hive, Bakersfield, CA
Thursday, April 4: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, The Idea Hive, Bakersfield, CA
There will be two optional Bang-for-Buck workshops, focusing on making the most out of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising and Matching Gift tools in the Give Big Kern Toolkit. Both workshops will be held at The Idea Hive, 1910 19th Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301 and have a capacity of 30 people.
Training Videos - Series 101
For organizations in search of the Give Big Kern 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 Big Kern campaign. Perfect for organizations of any size or capacity!
Getting Ready - 15 Min
Interested in participating in Give Big Kern? 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.Watch Video Download Slides
Giving Day Basics - 20 Min
Are you excited about participating in Give Big Kern, 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 Big Kern without exhausting your limited time and resources.Watch Video Download Slides
Creating The Perfect Profile - 20 Min
Your Give Big Kern 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 Big Kern profile that will entice potential supporters and successfully highlight your organization’s unique stories.Watch Video Download Slides
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.Watch Video Download Slides
Spreading The Word - 30 Min
You’ve completed your Give Big Kern profile, and now it’s time to share it with the world! We’ll cover the many ways your organization can promote Give Big Kern across multiple platforms as well as best best practices for creating action driven content for your supporters.Watch Video Download Slides
Thanking Your Donors - 20 Min
Training Videos - Series 201
Take your Give Big Kern campaign to the next level! In our 201 Level Training Videos we'll highlight ways in which your organization can run a successful Give Big Kern campaign through more specific strategies and best practices.
Goal Setting Strategies - 20 Min
Before you dive into your Give Big Kern 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 Big Kern.Watch Video Download Slides
The Power of P2P Fundraising - 15 Min
Peer-to-Peer Fundraising is a great way to expand your reach on Give Big Kern 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 Big Kern!Watch Video Download Slides
Creative Engagement Ideas - 15 Min
Give Big Kern 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 Big Kern.Watch Video Download Slides
Scheduling Communications - 20 Min
When preparing for Give Big Kern, 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.Watch Video Download Slides
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 Big Kern and beyond!Watch Video Download Slides
Training Videos - Series 301
For the Giving Day gurus interested in getting the most out of your Give Big Kern experience. Our 301 Level Training Videos will highlight best practices and strategies for stronger engagement on Give Big Kern and beyond!
Engaging Your Board - 15 Min
Getting your board on board for Give Big Kern 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 Big Kern.Watch Video Download Slides
Matching Challenges - 15 Min
Matching challenges are an exciting way to motivate your donors to make a greater impact on Give Big Kern and beyond! In this training course we’ll cover best practices for finding sponsors and how to utilize your matching dollars for maximum engagement.Watch Video Download Slides
Gamifying Your Giving Day - 10 Min
Give Big Kern 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 Big Kern to create exciting challenges for your supporters.Watch Video Download Slides
Retaining New Donors - 15 Min
After Give Big Kern, 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.Watch Video Download Slides
Building Better Relationships - 20 Min
After Give Big Kern, 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.Watch Video Download Slides
GiveGab After Your Giving Day - 20 Min
Learn about GiveGab, your Give Big Kern tech partner, and the nonprofit fundraising and supporter engagement tools available to your organization year round! We’ll give an overview of some of our most popular features and pricing plans on GiveGab.Watch Video Download Slides