Recorded Webinars

Go Team, Go!

Webinar recorded March 14, 2024

How do you communicate and coach your Team Captains? Join us to hear some ideas for inspiring your Team Captains to rally their team members around fundraising and making your CROP Hunger Walk the best it can be.

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CWS in Your Local Community

Webinar recorded March 7, 2024

As a CROP Hunger Walk leader, you believe in the power of community and collaboration. Learn how to partner with groups and churches that host a blanket offering or put together several different types of kits to support our neighbors in need and even your own local hunger agencies. You will also learn how your CROP Hunger Walk can collaborate and partner with CWS local offices around the United States that support refugees resettle, form long-lasting relationships in the community, and maintain their own basic needs in a sustainable lifestyle. Join us to help build stronger connections between you and the community you love and serve through the support of CWS programs.

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CROP Beyond the Walk

Webinar recorded September 15, 2023

We explore engagement beyond the CROP Hunger Walk. Kits, restaurant fundraisers, and working with your local food bank.

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Let’s Talk About Advocacy!

Webinar recorded September 7, 2023

Join us to learn about CWS advocacy and the work we do to ensure there is a world where everyone has food, voice and a safe place to call home.

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Recruitment- How to Make it Happen.

Webinar recorded August 31, 2023

Join us as we explore how to recruit team captains, civic groups, and planning team members.

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Team Captains = A Successful Walk

Webinar recorded February 17, 2023

The success of a Walk depends on strong leadership. Team Captains are the basis of this leadership. Join us to learn from 3 top team captains as they share their ideas for fundraising, communication, and other ways they maintain a strong Walk team.

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Succession Planning for a Strong Committee

Webinar recorded February 10, 2023

A strong succession plan creates a lasting legacy for your Walk. Join us to hear from other Walk leaders on their committee succession plan and why it is important to have a plan in place.

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Crop Around the Block

Webinar recorded February 2, 2023

CROP Hunger Walks have significant impact for our neighbors near and far. Join us and learn from two local agencies and our disaster relief partners as they share the impact your Walk is having in the U.S.

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CROP Around the World – September 2022

Webinar recorded September 14, 2022

Where in the world is my CROP Hunger Walk at work? We can see the local agencies that benefit from your Walk. But what about other parts of the world? Join us as two CWS staff (Jovana Kokir and Jovana Savic, CWS Europe) share the impact your Walk is having on others. This is why we walk!

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You’re a Team Captain, Now What?

Webinar recorded August 30, 2022

Team Captains are vital to the success of a CROP Hunger Walk. You are the go-to person for your team to help promote the walk, recruit walkers, and motivate walkers to raise funds. You are a great liaison and cheerleader for the Walk, and vital in raising money to end hunger. Thank you for serving as a Team Captain. Join us for this CROP Chat to learn more about your role and hear from a fellow Team Captain about their best practices.

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Strong Planning Teams = Strong Walks

Webinar recorded August 25, 2022

When CWS asked our volunteers the secret to their Walk success, the indicator that was most influential was a strong planning team. Join us for this CROP Chat to learn ways to strengthen your planning team. Our presenters will be a few leaders from across the country who serve in various planning team positions including, Team Captain Recruiter, Business Sponsorship, Promotions, and a Local Agency Representative. Learn more about their roles and why these positions strengthen your planning team and ultimately your CROP Hunger Walk.

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CROP Around the World

Webinar recorded January 19, 2022

During a year of uncertainty and rising challenges, your support was a toolbox that families around the world used to tackle hunger, protect their health, and earn higher incomes. During this CROP Chat, CWS team members Laura Curkendall and Monica Arango will share stories and statistics about the impact you made in 2021. Laura is from our organization-wide communications team, and Monica is the communications point person with our Latin America and the Caribbean team.

Stories of Change featured in this CROP Chat:
• Esmerelda in Honduras:
• Maribel in Nicaragua:
• Tamar in Georgia:
• Oy and Kong in Cambodia:
• Ngengechwo Primary School in Kenya:
• Dominggus in Indonesia:

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CROP Chat: The Ins and Outs of Instagram

Webinar recorded May 26, 2021

Join CWS Fundraising Coach, Andrew Gifford, as he gives an “Instagram 101” course on the absolute basics of using Instagram to promote your walk- and having fun while you do it! This time includes some examples of walks successfully utilizing this great platform already!

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Practical tips for making the most of your CROP Hunger Walk

Webinar recorded April 21, 2021

Want to have an even greater impact on the world? Listen to the conversation with David Miller, one of the country’s top fundraisers and volunteer with the Charlotte, NC CROP Hunger Walk. David and CWS Fundraising Coach, Kevin McCoy, share their best practices and concrete tips for how to inspire more generosity and raise more funds to provide permanent solutions to hunger and poverty.

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Touring the NEW “crophungerwalk org” site

Webinar recorded January 21, 2021

Online Fundraising 101 – learn the basics of finding your walk, registering yourself (and your team), how to update your personal fundraising page and link your page to Facebook. You will also see how to access easy-to-understand tutorials to learn the tricks and tips for the new system.

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CROP Chat: New Social Media Engagement Ideas from Leaders Under 50

Webinar recorded September 2, 2020

Looking for tips to engage with younger walkers and Walk leaders? This CROP Chat has members of the Leaders Under 50 Advisory Team share strategy ideas for helping your Walk attract younger walkers. These ideas include ways to invite young people to take over your Walk social media accounts and use short videos to create energy, momentum and excitement for your Walk.

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CROP Chat: Treasurer Best Practices

Webinar recorded August 27, 2020

This CROP Chat shares best practices for donation, processing funds, analyzing income, and conveying final results. Learn ways and other tips from other Walk treasurers. The CROP Chat is best utilized by both treasurers and coordinators as we review our best practices for a treasurer including tips for collecting funds while walking virtually.

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Goal Setting for your Walk

Webinar recorded February 5, 2020

What difference is your CROP Hunger Walk trying to make in your community in the next chapter of your lifecycle? Goals help us reach where we want to go if they are realistic and achievable. Join Rev. Derrek Belase, the Director of Connectional Ministry for Oklahoma UMC as he guides participants through a goal process that will help you and your walk think through a few goals that will help your Walk continue to succeed in the next year. Learn from other Walks that have successfully used goal setting to help their walks grow.

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Best Practices for a Successful Facebook Presence

Webinar recorded January 29, 2020

Join CROP Hunger Walk leader, Dr. Daniel Hall in a tutorial for setting up a Facebook page for your CROP Hunger Walk, as well as best practices and tips for managing the page once it’s setup. We will also offer advice for those who may not be ready to take the plunge into a page specifically for your local Walk but want to find more engagement on social media with their Walk.

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Raising $1000 for your CROP Hunger Walk

Webinar recorded September 5, 2019

Join walk leaders that have successfully raised $1000+ for their CROP Hunger Walk as they share how they did it and strategies that worked best for achieving this goal. Gain insights on best ways to be a $1000+ fundraiser and tips to encourage other walkers to achieve this milestone too.

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Team Captain Best Practices

Webinar recorded March 5, 2019

Are you looking for ideas on how other team captains support their team? Three Walk leaders shared their insights into best ways to serve and motivate team captains.

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How to Approach Civic Groups to Join Your Walk!

Webinar recorded August 21, 2018

Adam Smedberg, CWS Church and Community Engagement Specialist, shares his experience with working with Civic Groups and how they can help support your walk. The groups discussed include Kiwanis, Lions, and Rotary.

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Recruitment Basics: Your CROP Hunger Walk Planning Team + 1

Webinar recorded August 16, 2018

Need fresh ideas and new energy on your CROP Hunger Walk Planning Team? This webinar explores strategies for bringing on new team members and re-energizing your team and walk.

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CLERGY & CROP: Our Social Justice Voice

Webinar recorded March 3, 2018

Clergy are a key factor in the success of CROP Hunger Walks. Learn some words of advice from a veteran leader from the field, Rev. William B. Doster. He will be sharing some of his most valuable lessons learned, by combining his over 30years of CROP leadership and clergy coaching services, about engaging clergy members and why is so important to have their Social Justice Voice in this effort.

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Take a Walk with Your Family

Webinar recorded February 27, 2018

Join us as we talk about and share ideas of how to make your Walk family friendly. Learn ways to include activities for younger people.

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Local Agencies: How to Build Partnership

Webinar recorded February 13, 2018

Your local agency is a valuable resource for your walk. Learn tips to equip them in support of the walk, learn from them and build a strong partnership. Remember – the success of the walk = more income for them. They are invested too!

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State of CROP

Webinar recorded August 15, 2017

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The CROP Hunger Walk is a movement to raise funds to address one of the greatest injustices facing our world: hunger. For nearly half a century, these community wide events have celebrated the enduring commitment of fundraisers and volunteers to build a legacy of ending hunger in the United States and around the globe. Come hear the ‘State of CROP’ update from our Acting Director, Robert Warwick. He will be sharing how the generous gifts from walkers, donors, businesses and individuals are used around the CROP network as well as offering updates for the work within CWS and other general information.

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We are only responsible for the Ask, not the Answer

Webinar recorded July 26, 2017

This webinar provides tips and best practices for how to raise funds for the CROP Hunger Walk. This webinar is good for both walk committee members and team captains.

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Revitalizing CROP Planning Teams

Webinar recorded February 28, 2017

Let’s talk about ways to ramp up the energy! National Community Event Strategist, Mary Catherine Hinds, will lead a discussion and sharing of new ideas for expanding and diversifying both the membership of your planning team and the structures by which you plan your walk.

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Post Walk Stretching

Webinar recorded August 25, 2016

You know the routine—you spend countless hours immersed in walk-planning mode, full steam-ahead…and then the walk comes, and then *poof* ….it goes. And then what? This session, designed for walk coordinators and team captains alike, focuses on this crucial “then what” by providing best practices on post-walk communication, resources and strategies!

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New Resources, New Words, New Envelope

Webinar recorded May 20, 2016

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Recruiter Rally Best Practices

Webinar recorded March 11, 2016

Gathering the walk team captains in an inspiring meeting that allows them to pick up their walk materials and discuss ideas for walk promotion and fundraising is always a challenge. We’ll discuss some “best practices” around the traditional recruiter rally as well as some variations such as the “Lunch ‘n Learn” and “Drop-In Reception” which are being used by some walks with wonderful success.

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CROP Hunger Walk “On Fleek” – Tips for Recruiting Generation Z

Webinar recorded March 9, 2016

How do we reach the younger generation? How do we find people to take over when we get too old? Are we relevant at all?! Are these questions you and your CROP Hunger Walk team ask yourselves? There’s no simple answer to these questions, but many other communities are doing wonderful things to engage the younger generation (and not just the Millenials, but even younger than that!). We invite you to join us in this webinar where we will discuss with other CROP Hunger Walk leaders as well as share our ideas on how you and your team can create a CROP Hunger Walk experience that’s truly “on fleek” (read: cool, awesome, tubular, groovy… whichever word your generation used)!”

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Recruiting Churches & Groups Looking for ‘Proud’ Business Sponsors

Webinar recorded August 26, 2015

Looking for ‘Proud’ Business Sponsors
Have you ever experienced an ‘eek’ feeling in your stomach when you have to plan or talk to business sponsors? If you have that involuntary awkward sensation or you simply feel an uncomfortable reaction, we need to talk!

In this webinar, we will have an open conversation about the following topics:

  • How to attack and deal with the “Eeek factor” when approaching business partners
  • What are the benefits of having business partners walking with your teams
  • Prepare yourself for the – before, during and after- “Sponsorship season”!
  • How to expand the outreach efforts of your Walk with new business partners?
  • Get access to ‘ Downloadable tools to easily plan , track your follow up and determine your success metrics

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Making your walk day an experience

Webinar recorded August 20, 2015

Practical ways to breathe new life into our events.
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