Resources

Communities Foundation of Texas' NTX Giving Day is designed FOR YOU to support YOUR GOALS to serve OUR COMMUNITY! The resources provided are designed to be responsive to your needs, while helping you maximize your experience and reach your NTX Giving Day goals. From virtual trainings happening all summer long to downloadable resources and templates, there are a number of tools available to help you kick your campaign into action! Using the guide blocks below, learn all about the resources and how they can help you take your NTX Giving Day experience to the next level.

All 2021 trainings will be streamed on the NTX Giving Day Facebook. Please refer to the dates below for the streaming schedule - you are welcome to re-watch the available trainings below at any time. Make sure to ‘like’ our Facebook page (and turn on post notifications!) to be notified when these trainings air.
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Register for NTX Giving Day

The first step in preparing for NTX Giving Day is to register your nonprofit to participate! Find out if you are eligible here, and then follow the link below to get started.


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Watch the Nonprofit Kickoff

The NTX Giving Day Nonprofit Kickoff is the first step to all things NTX Giving Day. The Kickoff provides the latest campaign tips and tricks and introduces and reacquaints nonprofits with our team.

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Click the link below to sign up to receive NTX Giving Day emails.

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Toolkits and Trainings
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How to Register Training

New to NTX Giving Day or need a reminder about how to get started? The How to Register Training will teach you everything you need to know about eligibility, the registration process, and more.

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Matching Funds

This video training session will share everything you need to know about matching funds: how to secure them, why they work, and how to leverage them to propel your fundraising efforts.

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Events and Lessons Learned from 2020

Last year was a year of pivoting including how nonprofits structured and hosted events. Learn some best practices for engaging the community in virtual, hybrid, or in-person events. North Texas Giving Day is a great opportunity to think outside of the box and bring your network together in a unique way!

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The Fired-Up and Woke Fundraising Board

Discover how boards can get fired-up about raising funds for their organizations. We will also discuss how to sensitively raise funds from diverse donors. As a result of this workshop, board members will...

• Discuss post pandemic fundraising trends.
• Review the fundamentals of fundraising – dos and don’ts.
• Unlock the power of storytelling to excite donors about mission.
• Understand the motivations for giving for diverse donors.
• Embrace stewardship and the value of trust-focused relationships with donors.
• Uncover how to work alongside staff to engage in fundraising with and without making the ask.
• Learn how to utilize social networks to advocate for mission and consider the benefits of digital fundraising methods.

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Best Practice Examples for Engaging Board Members in NTX Giving Day

As built-in champions, your board members are a great group to help amplify your NTX Giving Day efforts. Watch this online training to learn how to work with members of your board and activate them to support your NTX Giving Day campaign.

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Storytelling

Join Communities Foundation of Texas in the 2020 Nonprofit Speaker Series, in partnership with United Way of Dallas and the State Fair of Texas, for this session on Nonprofit Storytelling. Participating nonprofits will learn how to create an organizational message that resonates with a diverse set of stakeholders and hear from peer organization who have done a fantastic job sharing the story of their mission.

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Social Media Workshop

Learn how to create a comprehensive social media plan. This virtual training will cover how-tos and current trends in effective social media strategy.

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Graphic Design Basics and Editing

This training will help equip you with the basic concepts of graphic design and its purpose in helping your organization promote your mission and needs effectively for success not just on NTX Giving Day, but all year long. You’ll learn the basics of how to communicate visually as well as how to access and utilize the NTX Giving Day graphics and templates.

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Connecting and Growing your Donor Base with Video Content

What did we learn from the pandemic? The POWER of video! Video allows you to connect with others and if used correctly, your videos have the capability to share your message with a larger audience (which means more donors!). You will learn how to create a short video from start to finish. The best part - you already own the equipment and knowledge to produce effective and meaningful video. You won’t want to miss this training provided by Melissa Plaskoff, Founder of ON-AIR MEDIA and local champion of North Texas nonprofits!

Please join us on July 27th @
2pm CDT on Facebook

How to Rock a FUNdraising Campaign

Learn how to activate your network and recruit NTX Giving Day ambassadors for your organization. This training will share tips on why these pages (and the people who create them) are key to your fundraising success!

Please join us on August 3rd @
2pm CDT on Facebook

How to Create a FUNdraising Page

Watch this short training video to see how to create a NTX Giving Day FUNdraising Page step-by-step. This video is great to share with your supporters!

Please join us on August 10th @ 2pm CDT on Facebook

Donor Retention

Providing the Tools to Turn One-Time Donors into Yearly Donors

This hour-long workshop will provide participants with the right tools and analysis framework to properly employ a donor retention focused program into their nonprofit’s revenue management operations. During this session, there will be a primary presentation on the importance of donor retention using cutting edge research from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project as well as insight into North Texas giving behavior. Participants will also be provided with free tools from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project to employ this into their operations immediately.

Please join us on August 24th @ 2pm CDT on Facebook

Donor Report

This training will walk you through how to access your NTX Giving Day donor report. You’ll also learn what data is including in the report, and how you can use it to thank your donors!

Please join us on August 31st @ 2pm CDT on Facebook

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Logos and Graphics


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Marketing Toolkit


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E-News Archive


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Curricula for Students


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Resources for Donors


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