Educate Plus Webinars

Donor Stewardship: the key to success

Global Philanthropic Asia Pacific President and CEO Nick Jaffer and Kate Robertson, Executive Director of Advancement, University of Tasmania, discuss relationship-building and turning first-time donors into loyal, recurring donors. 

Nick Jaffer, Kate Robertson  30 September 2020


Impact of recent events on schools

This webinar was a valuable opportunity to further unpack the results, talk about how to use them and highlight implications for the challenging recessionary period ahead. The panel discuss the findings of this survey and answer any questions that may have arisen as a result of the feedback provided. 

Ann Badger, Alan Watkinson, Clare Pullar, Russell Davidson, Neil McWhannell  16 September 2020


We are all digital experts. Or are we?

As University Advancement teams world-wide fast tracked online it feels like everyone is a digital engagement expert. For years the profession has been trying to figure out the best way to use social media and active communication to engage alumni and donors. So, now with this new way of digital working as different regions move in and out of restrictions, it is time to ask – are we really doing it? Join Jayden Worts, Virtual Engagement at UWA (Perth, WA) and Fred Lee, Director Alumni Engagement University of BC (Vancouver, Canada) for an in conversation. Shared learnings from Australia and Canada will be discussed and ideas for how our work will carry on during, and following lockdown.

Jayden WortsFred Lee  21 August 2020


Waving or drowning… Managing your Small Advancement Office

Members who are part of a small team or who operate as a  one-man-band are constantly challenged by the daily demands of day-to-day tasks while trying to develop a bigger picture strategy and implement it. Whether you feel you are endlessly juggling – and occasionally dropping – too many balls, or are even at the stage of just looking at all the balls there are to juggle, this webinar will provide practical advice and help.

Ann Badger & Alan Watkinson  19 August 2020


Schools marketing: Embrace innovative thinking and turn future families into great ambassadors

The pandemic has delivered the opportunity to embrace technology to help build relationships to turn future families into great ambassadors.

Whether it’s analysing, managing & even growing demand, understanding those vital touch-points in the pipeline is key.

The session will also include a top line look at Enquiry Tracker and how New Zealand schools are utilising the platform so you too can ditch those tiresome spreadsheets forever! 

Enquiry Tracker,  7 August 2020


Bequest Programs Workshop

In this 90 minute workshop, Alan Watkinson does a deep-dive into the world of bequest programs. The session looks at what bequests are, and why they are such an important part of any development program, especially at the moment. It will also cover what you need in order to establish a successful bequest program and how to implement such a program. There will be real-life examples of things that really work – and some that don’t. 

Dr Alan Watkinson29 July 2020


The Power of Mentoring


Brought to you by Educate Plus and Mentor EvolutionRobyn Moore, one of Australia’s most in-demand speakers will take you on an amazing Roller-Coaster ride into “The Power of Mentoring”, where she’ll share about the richness of inviting others into their Passion, Worth, Talents, Ideas and Resilience. You’ll also hear about the humility and surprises on offer, when the teacher becomes the student. Mentoring can be a significant “life-altering” choice, when the difference between “DOING” Mentoring and “BEING” a Mentor/Mentee is clearly distinguished. 

Robyn Moore24 July 2020


Leading the way in cutting edge fundraising and community engagement

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from Andrew Beales, Development Director at Durham School UK, an Independent Co-educational Day and Boarding School, on how to manage your engagement data in your institution. There’s an old saying in fundraising, “you only get out of your database what you put in”. How do you use your data effectively to segment and provide relevant communications that will hit your target market and not be ignored? Learn how to lead the way with your data and get results in fundraising and community engagement.

Andrew Beales22 July 2020


Communication Overload!

Do you need to communicate but also need to consider the amount of information in parents inbox! Parents are overloaded with information from so many sources across a school and if you have ever had parents miss an email or take too long to respond to what you think is the most important correspondence in the world, you need to watch Daniel Crago’s workshop!

Daniel Crago24 June 2020


Fundraising: Impactful strategic planning for your fundraising and specific campaign goals

In such challenging times as we are experiencing at the moment, it is important to make sure you have a plan to follow as circumstances begin to return to some degree of normality. Alan Watkinson and Penny Bowman will take you through the stages of developing your own strategic plan if you do not have one already; and they will also examine how to review your current plan and adapt it to changing situations.

Alan Watkinson & Penny Bowman 18 June 2020


Donor and Prospect Research in NZ – What? Why? How?

Join us for a NZ Chapter Virtual PD Session with a leading prospect research professional, Nicki Sayers, for an informative session that offers something for all fundraising and alumni relations practitioners in New Zealand. This session will be hosted by Educate Plus NZ President, Naomi Wilde and will include valuable Q & A insights.

Nicki Sayers, 12 June 2020


Best practice in fundraising outreach and communications during Covid-19 


As we deal with Covid-19 and its impact, it is now more important than ever that your fundraising outreach and communications are done correctly, sensitively, and with an eye to the future. As we emerge from the shut down and deal with a rapidly changing landscape, this webinar provides you with the opportunity to check in with experienced practitioners on what is considered best practice during these turbulent times.

Ann Badger, 11 June 2020


Managing the admissions process remotely

Admissions have changed – what have we learned?

– Current challenges for admissions teams
– How to create an engaging online admissions process
– How digital communication tools support your admissions process

Jamie Giblett, Geordie Mitchell, 10 June 2020


How to use video to maximise engagement

Videos are the most powerful way to engage your community online. However if they aren’t seen by the right audience at the right time, you are not getting your return on investment. Learn how to grab the attention of your audience with video, key essentials about sharing your videos and how to measure the result of engagement. 

Geoff Anderson, 4 June 2020


Leading others through change

Change is never easy for a team or organisation. The last few months has put enormous pressure on teams to think differently about the way they work and lead change across the organisation. This webinar will discuss whats important when leading change and how to minimise the stress and impact.

Craig Tegel, 29 May 2020


SEO For not-for- profit- Organisations

Learn about: The 3 Key elements of a successful online presence
What major roadblocks look like and how to identify them
How to use best practice techniques and tactics
Why maintaining your organisation’s website is so important!
Action items your organisation can implement the minute you finish this session

Doreen Brown, 25 May 2020


Managing yourself through change

Its a crazy world at the moment. The last few months has seen everyone thinking differently about how they work and lead in their organisation. How do you manage yourself through change? How do you bring out the best in yourself and others? This webinar will look at how we manage ourselves through change, leveraging our EQ and managing the impact of our, and others emotions. 

Craig Tegel, 22 May 2020


FB Advertising Workshop Pt 1 & 2

Join us for a workshop on Facebook Advertising. One of the great benefits of Facebook ads is its ability to reach your audience through targeting. Are you using it to its full potential? Do you know how to create custom audiences using the Facebook Pixel on your website? Come learn all this and more from a leading industry expert who understands and has worked in the Education sector.

Mara Roberts, 20 May 2020


Tax – DGR Guidelines

Discussion around the use of existing or new DGR endorsed scholarship funds to provide fee relief to existing/ enroled student. Charidy, hosted discussion to provide a summary of the current DGR guidelines relating to Building Funds, Library Funds, Scholarships & Bursary Funds, and Public Ancillary Funds. 

Charidy, 15 May 2020


Videos in Isolation

In this webinar Geoff Anderson, from Sonic Sight, will unpack some of the videos he has been producing with schools over the last couple of months. He will look at different videos you should consider for your school in lieu of school tours, open days and major events.

Geoff Anderson, 4 May 2020


Admissions Leading practice in current times

Educate Plus has invited the CEO of AISAP (Association for Independent School Admissions Professionals) in the US to present a webinar on leading admissions practices in the current environment.

Janice Crampton, 1 May 2020


Admissions Engagement Strategies

In this session, participants will explore the admissions life cycle and the opportunities for meaningful engagement with prospective families.

Suzie Hancock, 30 April 2020


DIY Videos Webinar

Learn easy tips to create professional looking videos in-house.

Geoff Anderson, 22 April 2020


How to find school, college and university students, staff and alumni on LinkedIn and Online

Learn 10 different ways to track down your ex-students/alumni/alumnae/old girls/old boys/old scholars using a variety of techniques.

Sue Ellson, 20 April 2020


How to continue marketing growth through the COVID crisis

Learn about marketing in a crisis from an expert in the field of schools marketing who will provide practical solutions to help improve your outcomes and get you through this current stage of instability.

Mara Roberts, 8 April 2020


Fundraising essentials in a COVID-19 world

In this webinar you can learn some tips to aid you in your attempts to manage your fundraising efforts amid the worldwide COVID-19 crisis from a fundraising expert.

Jeff Buchanan, 6 April 2020


Admissions & Marketing – Turning future families into raving fans…

How do you tailor your data, how to you capture the interests of your potential customers and tailor all communications to that audience?

Enquiry Tracker, 13 March 2020