Big Give in-person trainings are only open to participating nonprofits, with the exception of Boot Camp. Training registration links are sent via email after your nonprofit is approved.

Boot Camp

Beginner to Intermediate Level

Big Give Boot Camps are open to any nonprofit organization considering participation (or already participating) in the Big Give! You've seen all of the exciting additions the new Big Give platform brings to the table, now come learn how to maximize your giving day experience. From getting started to finishing strong, the Burnam | Gray team is going to walk you through the major steps to ensure you have a successful Big Give strategy.

Whether you are brand new with the Big Give or an experienced participant, this session is intended for organizations who want to learn how to take advantage of all of the new Big Give tools and what they need to do to run a successful giving day campaign.

Each attendee will learn how to prepare their giving day timeline, utilize social media to promote their efforts, and cultivate the new donors they gain through the event.

San Antonio, 2/10, 9-11 am. | New Braunfels 2/9, 3-5 p.m. | Hill Country 2/9, 9-11 a.m.


Getting Ready for the Big Give

Thursday, January 19

10:30am CST - 11:30am CST

We’ll introduce ourselves to you, review everything you need to know about GiveGab, and answer any questions you have about our giving day platform. The webinar will conclude with a quick overview of how to register on the Big Give platform and how you can get started on GiveGab for the Big Give!

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Sharing your Story through Marketing and Promotions

Wednesday, March 1

10:30am CST - 11:30am CST

For nonprofit leaders and development staff on how to build a successful #BigGive2017 campaign in preparation for the day. We’ll look at successful examples from past campaigns that showcased inspiring stories of the impact of a nonprofit’s work. In this webinar, we’ll discuss expert strategies on developing relevant messages, wrapped in powerful stories, supported by data. We'll also share strategies and best practices for how to share your stories successfully for #BigGive2017.

We’ll conclude with a quick overview of the the Big Give Nonprofit Toolkit, and all of the resources, templates, and planning guides available to help you share your #BigGive2017 stories!


The Power of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Thursday, March 30

10:30am CST - 11:30am CST

For nonprofit leaders and development staff. Social, Personal, P2P or team fundraising are all names for the same concept: harnessing the power of your supporters and their networks to scale your impact. Peer fundraising leverages your team’s limited resources, spreads your story, and attracts new supporters. In this webinar, we’ll talk about how you can use the Big Gives platform to launch a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign for #BigGive2017 and expand your reach to new supporters.

We’ll conclude with a quick overview of how to recruit P2P fundraisers through the Big Give platform and highlight the tools and resources available to turn your supporters into all-star fundraisers for your cause!


10 Final Steps for Success for the Big Give

Thursday, April 6

10:30am CST - 11:30am CST

For nonprofit leaders and development staff. #BigGive2017 is fast approaching, but there is still plenty of time to prepare your campaign and tell an amazing story to your supporters. In this webinar, we review the last- minute strategies you can focus on today to have a great day on May 4th.


Post-the Big Give Engagement

Thursday, May 18

10:30am CST - 11:30am CST

For nonprofit leaders and development staff. In this webinar, we review best practices for engaging newly acquired and repeat supporters from #BigGive2017. These ideas will help your organization keep your #BigGive2017 donors involved well after the day.