19 Free Webinars for Nonprofits - November 2009

Lori Halley 27 October 2009 12 comments

Last month's list of free webinars for nonprofits was so well received, we're doing it again!

Here are 19 free online training opportunities of interest to associations, charities, and other not-for-profit organizations -- on  topics from software and social media, to management, fundraising, and more:

19 Free Webinars for Nonprofits - November 2009

Serving the Conscious Consumer: How to Build Your Nonprofit’s Brand, Understand the New Consumer and Offer Unparalleled Value
Presented by Mirm Kriegel, who leads the philanthropy and social enterprise practice at branding and integrated marketing firm BBMG, this free teleconference is part of the Nonprofit 911 series from Network for Good.
Date: Tuesday, November 3
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Register

What is Wild Apricot?
Free webinar introduces the major features of Wild Apricot software for associations, nonprofits and other member-driven organizations: membership management, web editing, event management, and fundraising (45 minutes)
Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST
Register

Your Board and Fundraising: An Introductory Class
This free webinar from the Foundation Center teaches nonprofit organizations how to actively engage their boards in the fundraising process. (60 minutes)
Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Time: 3:00 p.m. EST
Register

E-Strategy for Your Nonprofit
Hosted by CharityFinders.com, this free webinar shows how your nonprofit can develop and execute an Internet strategy to further its mission. (30 minutes)
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Time: 8:00 a.m. PST
Register

Building Accountability into Your Team
This free interactive virtual class is directed towards managers and directors who would like to learn strategies for increasing accountability amongst their team members. (60 minutes)
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Time: 9:00 a.m. PST
Register

Green Tech Tips from Microsoft for Small Organizations
Environmental experts from Microsoft will help you learn how to reduce the environmental impact of your information technology and how to effectively use IT to improve your organizations’ efficiency. This free webinar is best suited to small nonprofits. (45 minutes)
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Time: 10:00 a.m. PST
Register

Competing with Social Networks: Recruiting Members in the Facebook Age
Being a member of a business association or volunteering for a charity used to be ultimate ways to network — that is, until LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter came along! How can your membership-driven organization survive and even thrive within a landscape of always-on social networking? (60 minutes)
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Register

Fundraising With DonorPro
Learn firsthand how DonorPro can help improve your constituent outreach, boost your donations, and help you operate more efficiently. (60 minutes)
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Register

Creating Balance - Professional Management Skills
This free webcast, presented by Talisman Associates and National Safe Place, will share real-life “how to’s” to help you, your staff and your volunteers work and communicate more effectively and use time well. (90 minutes)
Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST
Register

Skill-Based Volunteerism and Non Profit Readiness
Having difficulty meeting community needs with current level of resources? This free webinar introduces something new to try — skill-based volunteering — to increase your organizational capacity. (60 minutes)
Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Time: 3:00 p.m. EDT
Register

Proposal Writing Basics
Foundation Center’s free webinar provides instruction on the key components of a proposal to a foundation or corporation and answers questions that first-timers often have about the process of applying for a grant. (60 minutes)
Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Register

Fundraising With DonorPro
Learn firsthand how DonorPro can help improve your constituent outreach, boost your donations, and help you operate more efficiently. (60 minutes)
Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST
Register

Activating Your Program’s Strategy and Evaluation
This free interactive virtual class presents a fresh, approachable perspective on setting strategy for achieving goals in education, nonprofit and community programs. (60 minutes)
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2009
Time: 9:00 a.m. Pacific
Register

Proposal Budgeting Basics
Foundation Center’s free webinar teaches the essentials of budget preparation and presentation in a grant proposal, including compiling both expense and income elements. (60 minutes)
Date: Thursday, November 12, 2009
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST
Register

Fundraising With DonorPro
Learn firsthand how DonorPro can help improve your constituent outreach, boost your donations, and help you operate more efficiently. (60 minutes)
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Time: 11:00 a.m. EST
Register

How to Approach a Foundation
This free webinar from the Foundation Center will cover strategies for effective communications with grantmakers, taking you through initial contact to what happens after you receive funding. (60 minutes)
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Time: 3:00 p.m. EST
Register

Grantseeking Basics
Foundation Center’s free introductory online course gives an overview of the funding research process for those seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking public charities. (60 minutes)
Date: Friday, November 20, 2009
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST
Register

LinkedIn for Nonprofit Organizations
If used to its full extent, LinkedIn can source donors, prospective board members and volunteers, showcase your organization, and take you into untapped donor markets. Free webinar from Venturneer is presented by Marc W. Halpert. (75 minutes)
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST
Register

Fundraising With DonorPro
Learn firsthand how DonorPro can help improve your constituent outreach, boost your donations, and help you operate more efficiently. (60 minutes)
Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST
Register


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Posted by Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

Published Tuesday, 27 October 2009 at 6:30 PM

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  • Twitter Trackbacks for Wild Apricot Blog : 19 Free Webinars for Nonprofits - November 2009 [wildapricot.com] on Topsy.com  said:

    Tuesday, 27 October 2009 at 10:59 AM
  • uberVU - social comments said:

    Tuesday, 27 October 2009 at 12:52 PM

    This post was mentioned on Twitter by nptechblogs: Wild Apricot Blog: 19 Free Webinars for Nonprofits - November 2009 http://bit.ly/1J0O9s

  • Cynthia D'Amour said:

    Tuesday, 27 October 2009 at 2:55 PM

    Webinars at the Chapter Leaders Playground are free to members - and membership is free for individuals http://www.chapterleadersplayground.org

    Here's what's coming up in November:

    How to Find Potential Members – Without Breaking a Sweat

    Cynthia D'Amour, author of The Lazy Leader's Guide to Outrageous Results will teach a systematic way to identify potential new members for your chapter.

    Wednesday, Nov. 4th

    Time: 1:00 – 1:30 PM ET

    Register: http://www.chapterleadersplayground.org/events/event_details.asp?id=79296

    3 Steps to Planning a Year of Amazing Programs

    Learn a simple approach for making planning a year of dynamic chapter meetings easy to do.

    Tuesday, Nov. 10th

    Time: 1:00 – 1:30 PM ET

    Register: http://www.chapterleadersplayground.org/events/event_details.asp?id=79297

    What Every Board Member Needs to Know

    As a chapter leader, you are legally expected to uphold your fiduciary duties. Do you know what this means? You'll explore specific examples - and may be surprised at how you can get yourself in trouble.

    Thursday, Nov. 24th

    Time: 1:00 – 1:30 PM ET

    Registration: http://www.chapterleadersplayground.org/events/event_details.asp?id=79298

    Thanks for helping to let others know!

  • Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

    Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] said:

    Tuesday, 27 October 2009 at 3:36 PM

    Cynthia, thanks much for adding your webinars - and for mentioning the free individual membership deal.

  • Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

    Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] said:

    Friday, 30 October 2009 at 7:13 AM

    Here's another free webinar you'll want to catch, presented by Heather Mansfield. She's the owner of DIOSA Communications, community manager for Change.org, blogger at Nonprofit Tech 2.0 (http://nonprofitorgs.wordpress.com):

    How Nonprofit Organizations Can Successfully Utilize YouTube and Animoto

    Date:   November 18, 2009

    Time:   1 p.m. ET - 2 p.m. ET

    Cost:   FREE

    Register:  https://guidestarusa.webex.com/guidestarusa/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=641148164

  • Sam Frank said:

    Friday, 30 October 2009 at 7:18 AM

    Two-part free webinar on facility planning for nonprofits.

    Part of Wednesday Webinar series, Weds. at 1:00 pm Eastern, 10:00 am Pacific

    Nov 4: Overview and concepts of facility planning.

    Nov 18: Decisions and options in developing facilities.

    Avoid the unnecessary costs and risks that encumber almost all nonprofit projects. The investment of an hour or two of time will offer enormous payback. Designed for decision makers (trustees, executive directors, senior staff).

    More details and free registration at http://bit.ly/wwsp0405a

    For notice of the new Wednesday Webinar series coming in January (strategy, planning, branding and marketing, finance, transitions) and the free e-letter "Critical Issues in Strategy, Planning and Organizational Development for Nonprofits", go to www.synthesispartnership.com

  • Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

    Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] said:

    Friday, 30 October 2009 at 7:28 AM

    Sam, thanks much for adding your webinar - I'd actually checked your website when compiling this list, but somehow missed it!

  • Julie said:

    Sunday, 01 November 2009 at 12:27 PM

    These look terrific - just a shame I'm in Australia. As good as they look I don't want to get up in the middle of the night to listen!

    Is there a plan to record these for playback at a later time for those of us down under?

  • Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

    Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] said:

    Sunday, 01 November 2009 at 1:50 PM

    Julie, I sympathize with those Down Under for whom live events can be such a time-zone challenge! While I can tell you that Wild Apricot has recorded the previous introductory webinar (you can find it at the bottom of the page here: https://www.wildapricot.com/webinars.aspx) - other webinar providers don't always indicate whether they intend to record a particular session or not. Your best bet is to check out the website of the hosting organizations whose webinars most appeal to you, and contact them to ask about recordings if you don't find the info on site. Fortunately, it's becoming more and more common to find recordings made available after the fact... and that might be a good topic for another blog post listing!

  • charles rinehart said:

    Tuesday, 03 November 2009 at 5:01 PM

    Excellent blog with lots of good info. All the best.

  • Artez Interactive said:

    Thursday, 05 November 2009 at 11:37 AM

    Thanks for the opportunity to add our webinars!

    It's a smorgasbord of Artez webinars: This November-December our team has prepared another free series to help you make the most of your holiday campaign period.

    We listened to your suggestions for topics and developed a great roster of sessions. Join us for valuable tips and resources on optimizing your donation pages, using Google Analytics, building a mobile giving strategy, turning donors into fundraisers, social networking (Facebook, Twitter), and much more.

    Registration is free, but spaces are limited. Please register to guarantee a spot. Webinars are delivered by web browser and phone. You will be provided with a toll-free conference call number and web link.

    Full list of sessions and descriptions:

    http://www.artez.com/holidaywebinars

  • Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

    Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] said:

    Tuesday, 10 November 2009 at 5:41 PM

    Here's another one!

    Attend this free webinar to learn more about how your organization can benefit from all the (free) services TechSoup has to offer.

       * Date: Thursday, November 12, 2009

       * Time: 11 a.m. Pacific time

       * Register today: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/clxx83g92ebw

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