Online Learning

Are you an ACSO Member? We encourage you to engage in our exciting online learning programs free of charge. If you are not yet a member, join today and receive access to these online professional development sessions. ACSO is committed to expanding distance education and professional development opportunities for members that are not always able to travel to conference.

ACSO webinars are 60-to-90-minute online workshops covering an array of topics from fundraising to development to governance. To participate in a webinar, all you need is a computer and access to the internet. Webinars are free to members and $25 to not-yet-members. 

Do you have an idea for a future online learning topic or speaker? Submit your idea to [email protected]. Topics, dates, and speakers are subject to change.

Upcoming "Ask an Expert" Webinar

March 6, 2019 - 11 AM PT

Strategic Communications: Identify Your Target Audiences and Create Messages that Resonate
Dennis Poplin, senior vice president at Spitfire Strategies, will give you an overview of the Smart Chart® – a strategic communication planning tool that offers a practical approach to developing communication programs by guiding participants through the choices that must be made to put a successful plan in place. Requiring users to lead with strategy rather than tactics, the Smart Chart ensures that strategy drives communications. This session will focus on the objective you are looking to achieve, the current landscape in which your organization is operating, and on choosing the right audiences on which to focus your communication efforts. We will discuss how to reach the audiences most important to your efforts by tapping their values and crafting clear, compelling messages that resonate with the selected group. Spitfire Strategies is a communication firm that works exclusively with foundations and nonprofit organizations to help strengthen their voice and create positive social change. Learn more at


Questions? Contact us at [email protected].

On Demand Webinars

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