21 Free Webinars for Nonprofits - December 2009

Lori Halley 02 December 2009 8 comments

As might be expected so close to the year's end, fundraising topics take center stage in this round-up of free online training opportunities for associations, charities, and other not-for-profit organizations.

A bit more surprising, however, is how many free webinars are available in December — all squeezed into the first three weeks of the month!

Take a look:

How to Start an Online Campaign on Change.org | Change.org
This free webinar, on the basics of selecting, launching, and running successful online campaigns on Change.org, is aimed at NPOs just beginning to use online advocacy tools and will provide an overview of the entire lifecycle of an online campaign. (60 minutes)
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Register

How To Use the Web for Communications and Marketing | Firespring and Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations
This free webinar will help nonprofit professionals learn how to effectively communicate online and make effective use of their website. (90 minutes)
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009
Time: 9:30 a.m. CST
Register

Introduction to Strategic Online Communications and Fundraising | Upleaf
In this free webinar, Elizabeth Beachy offers an overview of online communication strategies and technologies, and proposes an integrated strategy to help nonprofits make the most of their online communities and fundraising. (60 minutes)
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Register

The Procrastinators Guide to Year-End Fundraising | Nonprofit 911 : Network for Good
In this free teleconference, Alia McKee and Mark Rovner from Sea Change Strategies, Kathryn Powers of Conservation International, and moderator Eric Rardin of Care2 will discuss 11 critical action steps for mobilizing your donors and raising money.
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Register

Before You Seek a Grant: A Checklist for New Nonprofits | Foundation Center
This free webinar will provide you with a step-by-step checklist approach to help increase your organization’s readiness for foundation fundraising, geared towards community groups without nonprofit status or nonprofits new to grantseeking. (60 minutes)
Date: Friday, December 4, 2009
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Register

Fundraising With DonorPro | DonorPro
Learn firsthand how DonorPro can help improve your constituent outreach, boost your donations, and help you operate more efficiently. (60 minutes)
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Time: 11:00 a.m. ET
Register

Proactive Reputation Management: Using Social Media to Listen, Attract Fans and Convert Critics | Debra Askanase : Community Organizer 2.0 
Do you listen for mentions of key staff and your organization’s name and programs on social media — and do you have the tools to respond if what you hear is unfavorable? This free webinar will help you understand “brand management” and how to use it to your organization’s advantage.
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 
Time: 11:00 a.m. PST
Register

Cause Marketing Basics | Ventureneer
Cause marketing helps non profits raise money and increase their visibility; corporations improve their reputations and increase profits; and consumers feel like they’re making a difference. This free webinar will help you decide if cause marketing is right for your organization. (60 minutes)
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Register

Introduction to Corporate Giving | Foundation Center
Free webinar offers an introduction to the world of corporate support for nonprofits and to the effective utilization of the Foundation Center’s resources on corporate giving. Prior attendance at the free Grantseeking Basics webinar is strongly recommended. (60 minutes)
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Register

Proposal Writing Basics | Foundation Center
In this free webinar you will learn the basics of writing a proposal for your nonprofit organization. This course is also offered in Spanish. (60 minutes)
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2009
Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
Register

Proposal Budgeting Basics | Foundation Center
This webinar is geared to the novice grantseeker. Prior attendance at the free Proposal Writing Basics webinar is recommended but not a prerequisite. (60 minutes)
Date: Friday, December 11, 2009
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Register

Know-How on Planning Next Year’s Event | Blackbaud
Free web seminar will discuss strategies for event set-up, design considerations, website launch strategies, training staff, and more. (60 minutes)
Date: Monday, December 14, 2009
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Register

What is Wild Apricot? | WildApricot.com
This free webinar introduces the major features of Wild Apricot software for associations, nonprofits and other member-driven organizations, including membership management and communications, web editing, event management, and fundraising features. (45 minutes)
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Register

Grantseeking Basics | Foundation Center
This free introductory webinar provides an overview of the funding research process for those seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking public charities. This course is also offered in Spanish. (60 minutes)
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Register

Know-How on Converting Offline Participation to Online Participation | Blackbaud
Free webinar will cover cross-channel recruitment strategies, email collection efforts, offline data management, using online tools, and developing better online event communities.
(60 minutes)
Date: Tuesday December 15, 2009
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Register

Brandraising | Big Duck
This free webinar will explain the principles of brandraising and how people who work with nonprofit organizations can apply them to make their work more effective and a better use of organizational resources. (60 minutes)
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Register

Know-How on Designing an Event Email Marketing Strategy | Blackbaud
Free webinar will discuss maximizing the impact of email promotion for your event, including email timing, frequency, and design. (60 minutes)
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Register

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

Know-How on Analyzing Event Results | Blackbaud
Best practices for detailed analyses of event data will be discussed in this free webinar, along with how to use that data to develop your future strategies.(60 minutes)
Date: Thursday, December 17, 2009 
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Register

How to Approach a Foundation | Foundation Center
This free webinar will cover strategies for effective communications with grantmakers, from initial contact to what happens after you receive funding and, ultimately, how to build lasting partnerships with grantmakers. (60 minutes)
Date: Friday, December 18, 2009
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Register

Know-How on Using Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to Enhance Your Event’s Impact | Blackbaud
This free webinar will look at the Big Three “social media giants” from the perspective of event fundraisers, and how you can leverage their power to efficiently extend your reach. (60 minutes)
Date: Friday, December 18, 2009
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Register

If you know of (or are hosting) a free nonprofit webinar, teleconference, or other web-based professional development event for December 2009 that didn't make this list... please feel free to share the details in the comments!

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Posted by Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

Published Wednesday, 02 December 2009 at 2:12 AM

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    Tuesday, 01 December 2009 at 7:15 PM
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    Tuesday, 01 December 2009 at 8:55 PM

    This post was mentioned on Twitter by nptechblogs: Wild Apricot Blog: 21 Free Webinars for Nonprofits - December 2009 http://bit.ly/8drbac

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

    Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] said:

    Wednesday, 02 December 2009 at 3:53 AM
  • Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

    Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] said:

    Wednesday, 02 December 2009 at 6:13 AM

    "Lessons from Amazon: 10 Ideas for More Effective Association Web Sites"

    Date: December 08, 2009

    Time: 11:00 AM Eastern

    That does sound interesting, Jay: thanks for finding & sharing the link!

  • Jason said:

    Wednesday, 02 December 2009 at 7:34 AM

    Very interesting schedule. How I wish I join also this kind of events.

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

    Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] said:

    Friday, 04 December 2009 at 5:02 AM

    On Thursday, December 10, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern, fundraising coaches Sandy Rees and Peggy Jarrett are offering a free call - "How to Get Radical Results: Reach Your Goals Unconditionally" - as a preview for their new Transformative Leadership training program. If you're interested, register at http://getfullyfunded.com/next-free-call

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

    Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] said:

    Friday, 04 December 2009 at 7:10 AM

    Common Knowledge has a couple of free fundraising webinars coming up:

    "House Social Networks: Building, Promoting and Managing Your Online Community"

    Wednesday, 9 December @ 11:30 a.m. PST https://cc.readytalk.com/r/7plzy2h48scq

    "Social Networking for Higher Education: Ten Tips for Growing and Leveraging an Online Community"

    Wednesday, 16 December  @ 11:30 a.m. PST https://cc.readytalk.com/r/a9a7jotiscyo

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

    Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] said:

    Monday, 14 December 2009 at 4:19 AM

     

    What Should a Website Cost?
    Thursday, December 17, 2009
    11 a.m. Pacific time

    Presented by TechSoup.org. This will be a basic-to-intermediate–level overview of the website development process and ideal for decision makers, board members involved in the process, and accidental techies. Space is limited: register quickly at https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/schedule/display.do?udc=ulkngwwrou2r.

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