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Level up your skills by getting educated on a wide variety of important business and fundraising topics through our virtual learning platform. Virtual workshops are led by IFW coaches and expert guest instructors. Workshops are approximately one hour and are always recorded and archived in the IFundWomen Library in case you can’t make it. 

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Upcoming workshops

Marketing Your Crowdfunding Campaign and Making the Ask

The secret to raising money is ALL about how you make the ask! We get it, asking for money from your friends, family, or complete strangers can be awkward and uncomfortable. The best crowdfunders overcome this fear by treating their crowdfunding campaign like a sales process. In the first part of this workshop, you'll get expert marketing and social media advice for your crowdfunding campaign. Discuss how to get a community engaged around your campaign, how to contact influencers, and tactics that drive your backers to support your campaign. Then for the second part of this workshop, combine your pitching skills with your network mapping strategy to determine which message is right for every type of potential backer for your campaign. You'll learn how to confidently make the ask to your friends and family, get over those awkward feelings, and raise more money for your crowdfunding campaign.

Wednesday October 28, 2020 12:00 PM
Virginia Almendarez

IFW Startup Coach

How to use IFundWomen to launch and scale your business

IFundWomen is the go-to marketplace for women-owned businesses and the people who want to fund them. Whether you're just starting out or you already have an established brand, IFundWomen can help propel your business forward. Learn how to leverage our funding platform to raise capital, build your brand, monetize your product or service, and launch and scale your business.
 

Wednesday October 28, 2020 2:00 PM
IFW Startup Coach
Crowdfunding 101 weekly webinar

This "How to Crowdfund" Weekly Zoom Webinar should be your first stop on your crowdfunding journey. Learn all the basics of what you need to have a successful campaign. 

Thursday October 29, 2020 1:00 PM
IFW Startup Coach

Past workshops

How to use IFundWomen to launch and scale your business

IFundWomen is the go-to marketplace for women-owned businesses and the people who want to fund them. Whether you're just starting out or you already have an established brand, IFundWomen can help propel your business forward. Learn how to leverage our funding platform to raise capital, build your brand, monetize your product or service, and launch and scale your business.
 

Wednesday October 07, 2020 2:00 PM
IFW Startup Coach
Perfect your business pitch

When preparing for your crowdfunding campaign, the first and most important exercise is honing your pitch. As a Founder, it is your job to be able to articulate the mission of your company and the problem your product/service is solving, making sure whoever is listening fully understands why your business needs to exist. A perfect pitch is not only extremely valuable for your crowdfunding campaign,  but it’s also critical to getting your first customers, and eventually securing your next round of funding after your campaign. Join us for this interactive session with IFundWomen Startup Coach, Alex Brockelman, where you'll write and practice pitching your business live!

Thursday October 08, 2020 11:00 AM
Alex Brockelman

Startup Coach at IFundWomen

Crowdfunding 101 weekly webinar

This "How to Crowdfund" Weekly Zoom Webinar should be your first stop on your crowdfunding journey. Learn all the basics of what you need to have a successful campaign. 

Thursday October 08, 2020 1:00 PM
IFW Startup Coach
How to hit your funding goal: Network mapping and rewards strategy

In business, your network is your net worth. Raising money is first and foremost a sales process and requires a sales approach in order for you to hit your goal.  The IFW Network mapping process provides you with a realistic idea of how much money you can raise through your campaign. The process involves looking through your contacts in your various communities, platforms, and devices, and mapping out how much you expect them to give. Taking out this guesswork will allow you to be more targeted in your marketing, confident with your ask, and clear on the path to hitting your funding goal. Also, learn strategies for expanding and growing your network if your immediate list is limited. Come ready to talk about your business model and what your business needs to make money. Bring your IFundWomen Method Playbook with you!

Tuesday October 13, 2020 2:00 PM
Elizabeth Eichhorn

Startup Coach at IFundWomen

Hispanic Heritage Month Fireside Chat

It’s time to move the needle for women of color owned-businesses so IFundWomen of Color and Caress have teamed up to fund, support, and elevate diverse founders. While access to capital remains a top-challenge with only less 1% of venture capital dollars going to Latinx women entrepreneurs, we see these founders forging their own paths. Join IFundWomen of Color Creator and General Manager, Olivia Owens, as she interviews Ana Flores (Founder, #WeAllGrow Latina), Yosara Trujillo, (Founder, Sweetwater Dance & Yoga), and Marivette Navarrete, (Founder, The Mujerista) about how they leveraged community to create the representation they wanted to see in the world—and how it unlocked the capital they needed to get there.

Tuesday October 13, 2020 3:00 PM
Olivia Owens

Creator and General Manager of IFundWomen of Color

How to use IFundWomen to launch and scale your business

IFundWomen is the go-to marketplace for women-owned businesses and the people who want to fund them. Whether you're just starting out or you already have an established brand, IFundWomen can help propel your business forward. Learn how to leverage our funding platform to raise capital, build your brand, monetize your product or service, and launch and scale your business.
 

Wednesday October 14, 2020 2:00 PM
IFW Startup Coach
Crowdfunding 101 weekly webinar

This "How to Crowdfund" Weekly Zoom Webinar should be your first stop on your crowdfunding journey. Learn all the basics of what you need to have a successful campaign. 

Thursday October 15, 2020 1:00 PM
IFW Startup Coach
Hashtag strategies for success on social media

You know you should be using hashtags, but more often than not, you can’t figure out the “right” hashtags to use in your posts. The result is an endless cycle of hashtags that don’t get you any closer to increasing your influence, income or impact. Join IFundWomen and Sharon Hadden, Expert Content Strategist & Founder of Content Planning Company, to walk through the fundamentals of an effective hashtag strategy, so you can get discovered on social media and stay connected to the online communities you serve. You will learn hashtag strategy fundamentals, how to create your own hashtag groups, and how to adjust your hashtag strategy for various social platforms.

Tuesday October 20, 2020 12:00 PM
Sharon Hadden

Content Strategist & Founder of Content Planning Company

How to use IFundWomen to launch and scale your business

IFundWomen is the go-to marketplace for women-owned businesses and the people who want to fund them. Whether you're just starting out or you already have an established brand, IFundWomen can help propel your business forward. Learn how to leverage our funding platform to raise capital, build your brand, monetize your product or service, and launch and scale your business.
 

Wednesday October 21, 2020 2:00 PM
IFW Startup Coach
Creating and Managing a Simple P&L Statement

Have you been procrastinating on your financial statements afraid to take a look at the financial state of your business? Even as a new startup, its important to understand your business' relationship to money so that you can make key decisions. Your Profit and Loss Statement can tell you a lot on how well your business is actually doing. Not enough emphasis can be given on the power of knowledge in any business. Knowing your numbers will give you the power to change the future. The real value is gaining insight into the actions and decisions that either yielded the profits or ended in losses. You don't need to be a financial expert to get started! Join IFundWomen and Unilever's Lindsey Lapin and Nalini Ramesh for this insightful instruction on putting together a simple P&L statement. You will learn how to identify the key line items for your P&L, how to use your P&L to make savvier business decisions, and how to create projections for the future.

Wednesday October 21, 2020 6:00 PM
Lindsey Lapin & Nalini Ramesh

Brand Manager & Financial Reporting Manager at Unilever

Leveraging Online Fundraising for Your Business (WE BOS Week Event)

Whether you’ve got a side hustle, an early-stage non-profit, or a B2B or B2C product, you need startup capital in order to launch and grow it. In times of economic uncertainty, online fundraising has proven to be a reliable option for entrepreneurs.Join Kate Anderson, Co-founder at IFundWomen, the go-to funding marketplace for women-owned businesses, for an interactive workshop on leveraging online fundraising for your business. You’ll walk away from this workshop with the knowledge and confidence you need to successfully fundraise. WE BOS Week is the City of Boston's annual week-long series of events designed to support women entrepreneurs. This year's theme is Striving and Thriving during Covid. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday October 22, 2020 12:00 PM
WE BOS & Kate Anderson

Director of Operations at IFundWomen

Crowdfunding 101 weekly webinar

This "How to Crowdfund" Weekly Zoom Webinar should be your first stop on your crowdfunding journey. Learn all the basics of what you need to have a successful campaign. 

Thursday October 22, 2020 1:00 PM
IFW Startup Coach
Join the no-code revolution: Building a no-code MVP with Bubble

We are on the precipice of the next great shift in the tech industry. At the turn of the century, building a software company required dozens of engineers and database architects spending years focused just on the fidelity of your website.  As an early stage entrepreneur, you may not always have the time, skills, or resources to hire a full scale development team to create your app or website. And now, for the vast majority of software products, you no longer need to pay a freelancer or an engineer at all. The No Code movement is about tools that allow anyone to build complex apps, workflow automations, and more! Bubble makes your life easier, allowing you to create awesome applications hassle-free. You can create your app without needing to learn to code or understand any coding languages at all. Join IFundWomen and Yaw Owusu-Boahen, Growth and Founder Inclusion at Bubble, to learn all about the no-code movement and how to build a no-code MVP using Bubble.

Thursday October 22, 2020 3:00 PM
Yaw Owusu-Boahen

Growth and Founder Inclusion at Bubble

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