Webinars and In-Person Sessions

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


Live Webinars and In-Person Sessions

What's New to Give Big Gallatin Valley 2018

Wednesday, February 7

10:00 AM MST - 11:00 AM MST

Learn everything you need to know about Give Big Gallatin Valley, 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 Gallatin Valley questions and highlighting the resources available to make getting ready for Give Big Gallatin Valley a breeze!

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Give Big Expert Panel

Wednesday, March 7

12:00 PM MST - 1:00 PM MST

Want to know how the pros use Give Big Gallatin Valley to connect with donors? On Wednesday, March 7th, representatives from BridgerCare, Roots Family Collaborative, Cancer Support Community, and the Gallatin River Task Force will share the tips, tricks, and lessons learned from their Give Big successes. We welcome all participating nonprofits as well as business and community partners to this free event. This session will take place from 12 pm - 1 pm in the Large Community Room at the Bozeman Public Library. Feel free to pack a brown bag lunch! We will also have a few snacks generously donated by Heebs Grocery.

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Mandatory Pre-Event Meeting

Wednesday, April 11

12:00 PM MST - 1:00 PM MST

On Wednesday, April 11th from 12 PM - 1 PM, we will be meeting at the Bozeman Public Library (626 E Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715) in the Large Community Room to host a mandatory informational session on Give Big 2018. This session is designed to synthesize all of the information that you need to know prior to Give Big including deadlines, how you will get your money after Give Big, hourly prizes, and more. We will provide time during this session for quesitons and dialogue! If no one from your Give Big team can attend at the library, please plan to attend the Last Chance: 10 Steps to Success webinar.

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Last Chance: 10 Steps to Success for Give Big Gallatin Valley

Thursday, April 12

9:00 AM MST - 10:00 AM MST

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

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Give Big 201 Strategy Session

Friday, April 13

1:00 PM MST - 2:30 PM MST

With Give Big just a few weeks away, are you in need of some guidance on how to get the most out of the day for your organization? Join Darby of the Bozeman Area Community Foundation and Heather Collins of Eagle Mount at Eagle Mount Community Room (6901 Goldstein Lane) for a working strategy session to plan for your organization's lead up to Give Big. This session will include time to brainstorm with your Give Big team and others and put your plan on paper to capitalize on the 24-hours of giving!

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Training Videos - Series 101

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


Getting Ready - 15 Min

Interested in participating in Give Big Gallatin Valley? 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 Big Gallatin Valley, 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 Gallatin Valley without exhausting your limited time and resources.

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Creating The Perfect Profile - 20 Min

Your Give Big Gallatin Valley 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 Gallatin Valley 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 Big Gallatin Valley profile, and now it’s time to share it with the world! We’ll cover the many ways your organization can promote Give Big Gallatin Valley 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 Big Gallatin Valley 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 Big Gallatin Valley and beyond!
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Training Videos - Series 201

Take your Give Big Gallatin Valley 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 Gallatin Valley campaign through more specific strategies and best practices.


Goal Setting Strategies - 20 Min

Before you dive into your Give Big Gallatin Valley 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 Gallatin Valley.

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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 Big Gallatin Valley 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 Gallatin Valley!

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Creative Engagement Ideas - 15 Min

Give Big Gallatin Valley 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 Gallatin Valley.

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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 Big Gallatin Valley! We’ll cover the basics of several popular social media platforms, and how to best leverage them to reach your goals on Give Big Gallatin Valley.

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Scheduling Communications - 20 Min

When preparing for Give Big Gallatin Valley, 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 Big Gallatin Valley and beyond!

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Training Videos - Series 301

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


Engaging Your Board - 15 Min

Getting your board on board for Give Big Gallatin Valley 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 Gallatin Valley.

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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 Big Gallatin Valley 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 Big Gallatin Valley 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 Gallatin Valley to create exciting challenges for your supporters.

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Retaining New Donors - 15 Min

After Give Big Gallatin Valley, 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 Big Gallatin Valley, 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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GiveGab After Your Giving Day - 20 Min

Learn about GiveGab, your Give Big Gallatin Valley 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.

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