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22+ Free Nonprofit Webinars for June 2010

Lori Halley 01 June 2010 7 comments

It’s that time again! Our regular monthly round-up of free professional development opportunities for nonprofit folks is back for June 2010. Even as we move toward the lazy days of summer, when the pace traditionally slows down a bit, there’s still a great variety of free online presentations and seminars on tap for fundraisers, board members, administrators, active volunteers and volunteer coordinators.

As always, Wild Apricot Blog readers will undoubtedly find events I’ve missed and add them in the comments section – for which, thanks! – so do keep checking back from time to time for updates as June rolls on.


Social Media Video for Your Nonprofit

Tuesday, 1 June 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Getting started in the world of social media video? In this free session from Artez Interactive, Aaron Bramley, Director of Digital Media for Ridgewood, will discuss why social media video is important; show you how to create rich audio and video content and how to use social media video to increase awareness of your cause; suggest affordable video equipment for nonprofits; and explain the process of planning, shooting, editing and distributing a film.


What is a Social Media Strategy, Anyway?

Wednesday, 2 June 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Learn how a social media strategy promotes organizational and programmatic goals; the basic components of a social media strategy, and how it is developed; the relationship between social media and the website. Presented by Debra Askanase, the founder of Community Organizer 2.0, a social media consulting firm to businesses and nonprofit organizations, this webinar is  part of the NonprofitWebinars.com Wednesday Webinar series for nonprofit staff and board development.


What is Wild Apricot?

Wednesday, 2 June 2010
2:00 pm (Eastern)

In this free 60-minute webinar, led by the friendly and knowledgeable Useful Apricot, Giuliano Valentino, you’ll learn about the many features of Wild Apricot member management software, get your questions answered, and see first-hand how Wild Apricot can help you manage the 'boring stuff' so you can get on with the real work of your organization.


Successful Event Promotion with Social Media

Thursday, 3 June 2010
11:00 am (Pacific)

Attend this free TechSoup webinar to hear from social media leader Janet Fouts. She'll help you understand how to find local and national event sites to list your events, discuss a step-by-step event promotion roadmap and checklists for event planning and promotion, how to create and maintain a social network that enhances your visibility for future events, and more. Space is limited.


Developing & Submitting a Killer Nonprofit Grant Proposal

Thursday, 3 June 2010
3:00 pm (Eastern)

Over $50 billion in grants is given away each year to charities, churches, and schools in the United States. Is your non profit getting your share?  In this free webinar from CharityNet USA, learn how growing your organization’s projects and programs can be possible through nonprofit grants.


What the New Changes to Facebook Means for Your Nonprofit

Tuesday, 8 June 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Facebook recently released a set of tools that give your nonprofit the ability to customize your visitor's experience, allow them to meet other like-minded supporters of your cause, and instantly recommend your nonprofit to all of their Facebook friends.  In this free webinar from CharityHowTo, social media expert and nonprofit consultant John Haydon will give you an overview of Facebook's new social tools with examples of how they are being used.


Managing Assets and Investing for Nonprofit Leaders

Tuesday, 8 June 2010
2:00 pm (Eastern)

Managing money wisely is the foundation of a strong, healthy organization. This free 60-minute  Ventureneer seminar presented by Dana Skallman, District Leader of Primerica Financial Services, will review the key financial concepts you need to understand in order to effectively manage and increase your organization's assets; understand the importance of reserves and liquidity for long-term organizational stability; manage and invest assets; build and maintain liquidity; and  assess the changes needed to ensure long-term financial stability.


Prospecting on a Shoestring Budget

Wednesday, 9 June 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Secrets for prospecting on a shoestring budget. You'll learn which local and state library resources are available to anyone with a library card, from any computer anywhere in the world; how to use LinkedIn for targeted prospecting of YOUR niche market; and how to stay on top of "need to know" news about your niche market. Part of the NonprofitWebinars.com Wednesday Webinar series for nonprofit staff and board development.


e-Strategy for your Nonprofit

Thursday, 10 June 2010
12:00 pm (Eastern)

Does your nonprofit have a website? Are you fully leveraging the power of the Internet to connect with donors, fuel their passion for your mission, and raise more funds?  Allan Pressel, CEO and Founder of CharityFinders.com, along with Gulf Management Systems, an electronic payment processor, present this 30-minute session on how to improve your nonprofit's website. This is a recurring event, next repeated on Monday, 28 June, at 9:00 am (Pacific).


Social Media Newsrooms

Thursday, 10 June 2010
2:00 pm (British Summer Time)

Online newsroom were once little more than repositories of web pages, PDFs or word docs of old press releases, often password-protected to keep out non-journalists. Social media and web 2.0 tools have changed everything. Join this free ‘Shouting with a Whisper’ webcast from Communicate Magazine to hear best of class examples and learn how social media is helping the press office get into the heart of the newsroom. An interactive Q&A session will follow the presentation.


Making Volunteer Engagement Everyone's Job

Tuesday, 15 June 2010
11:00 am (Pacific)

How do you make volunteer engagement everyone's job? This webinar from VolunteerMatch will provide you with the tools to become an advocate for your program and volunteers within the organization. Learn how to create messages that reinforce the importance of volunteer engagement. Strategies for communication with Senior Management and the Board, as well as the rest of the staff, will be discussed.


Stand Out – How to Differentiate Your Group

Tuesday, 15 June 2010
3:30 pm (Eastern)

Creating your own membership group is a great way to build a community of like minded-individuals for networking and support. But how do you make your organization stand out from the pack?  In this free 90-minute webinar, Tera McHugh of the Association of Women Entrepreneurs will share her tips on how to start and run a successful organization, how to be a great leader and how to put systems in place to help achieve your goals. Tera will be joined by Jay Moonah from Wild Apricot, who will explain how membership software is helping thousands of organizations like Tera's automate their administrative and communication tasks, and how it can help you too.


A Newbie's Recipe for Producing and Presenting Webinars

Wednesday, 16 June 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Webinar technology is increasingly accessible, but you do need the ingredients and know-how to produce and promote them. In this free 90-minute session, Fran Simon, Chief Engagement Officer of Engagement Strategies, offers an unbiased, nitty-gritty,behind-the-scenes look at the basic ingredients of successful online meetings and will arm you with the recipes you need to make good decisions about webinars for your organization.


Opportunities & Pitfalls in Facility Planning

Wednesday, 16 June 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Before launching any substantial facility project, nonprofits should have a clear sense of the entire process so that they can maximize quality and value and minimize costs, risks and stress. This webinar will present what a CEO and board need to know before engaging in the conception, design and construction of new or renovated facilities. Part of the NonprofitWebinars.com Wednesday Webinar series for nonprofit staff and board development.


Social Media and Volunteer Engagement

Tuesday, 22 June 2010
11:00 am (Pacific)

What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager? How can you use sites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter to promote your volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers? This webinar will offer an introduction to social media and some of the most popular sites. You'll also learn about the social media tools available in your VolunteerMatch account that help you promote your volunteer opportunity onother social networking sites.


Affordable Video Production for Non Profits

Wednesday, 23 June 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Gone are the days of Film/Video Production being a $100,000 venture. Welcome to the world of nonprofits producing, writing, directing and editing their own films. This entertaining and educational webinar will walk you through the process of how nonprofits are making their own film, using real life examples. Part of the NonprofitWebinars.com Wednesday Webinar series for nonprofit staff and board development.


What is a Brand and Why Does it Matter?

Wednesday, 23 June 2010
2:30 pm (Eastern)

This "brand 101" session is designed to help nonprofit leadership and board members understand the basic concepts around developing and maintaining a strong brand: what it means to brand an organization; how to identify what's at the core of your organization's brand; how to build simple messaging frameworks that allow consistent communications of that brand; and how to help your organization "walk the walk" and deliver on the promise of your brand. Part of the NonprofitWebinars.com Wednesday Webinar series for nonprofit staff and board development.


Boomer Volunteer Engagement: Structuring for Innovation

Wednesday, 23 June 2010
2:00 pm (Pacific)

This webinar outlines a process for organizational change through which nonprofits can successfully engage Boomers as volunteers. Join Jill Friedman Fixler and Sandie Eichberg, authors of Boomer Volunteer Engagement: Collaborate Today, Thrive Tomorrow, in this second of a four-part series on Boomer volunteer engagement from VolunteerMatch. The series is designed as a collection of four separate webinars and can be taken in any order.


Cause Marketing Basics

Thursday, 24 June 2010
12:00 pm (Eastern)

Cause marketing helps nonprofits raise money and increase their visibility; corporations improve their reputations and increase profits; and consumers feel like they’re making a difference. This free 60-minute online seminar presented by Geri Stengel, President of Ventureneer, will help you decide it cause marketing is right for your organization.


The New Volunteer Manager's Toolkit

Thursday, 24 June 2010
11:00 am (Pacific)

New to volunteer management? Looking for a refresher on the basics? This free VolunteerMatch webinar will walk you through the three primary Rs - recruitment, retention and recognition; discuss the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks,etc.; and talk about the importance of managing risk for your program and your organization.  All attendees will also receive a sample packet with examples and program assessment checklists to help you evaluate your existing program.


Peeling Back the Covers on Your Finance Organization

Wednesday, 30 June 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

In the mission-oriented nonprofit world, it can sometimes be difficult to get your team to focus on the relationship between money coming in and the organization's ability to effectively deliver programs and services to its constituents. Peeling back the covers on your finance organization can help your team, executive director, staff and board members truly understand your financial situation and see how finances directly impact programs. Financial operations reviews deliver insight. Reviews help organizations move beyond budgets and expenses into staffing, policies and processes. Part of the NonprofitWebinars.com Wednesday Webinar series for nonprofit staff and board development.


Major Gift Strategies that Work

Wednesday, 30 June 2010
2:30 pm (Eastern)

To grow philanthropy in the new economy, savvy nonprofit board members, executives and advancement leaders have increased efforts to solicit major gifts. Learn how to align a fundraising team to secure “stretch gifts.” Gain insights to help develop and execute strategies for your team to discover, qualify, engage and ask the right donor-investors. This webinar will offer ways to reach and find resonance with donor-investors and to sustain a compelling conversation for effective engagement and solicitation of major gifts. Hear how to execute a fundraising plan that brings real returns on investment. Part of the NonprofitWebinars.com Wednesday Webinar series for nonprofit staff and board development.


Want to see your webinar on next month’s list?

This round-up of free nonprofit webinars is a regular monthly feature at Wild Apricot Blog. If you’re planning an event for July 2010, and you'd like to make sure it gets listed here, feel free to send the details to rebecca @ wildapricot.com

And if we missed your free nonprofit webinar from the June 2010 list, please feel free to add it in the comments, below.

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

Posted by Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

Published Tuesday, 01 June 2010 at 2:19 AM


  • Leah Rush said:

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 at 7:34 AM

    Thanks so much for putting this list together. I am so glad I discovered it today! It will be a solid capacity-building resource for the organizations working together to strengthen democracy in the Midwest Democracy Network. I plan to include a link to it in our first newsletter of each month. Thanks again!

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

    Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] said:

    Thursday, 03 June 2010 at 4:20 PM

    This just in --

    Free Nonprofit 911 Training Open for Sign-up!

    Messaging from the Right Side of the Brain

    How to convey the heart and soul of your work and inspire a passionate following

    Tuesday, June 15 at 1 p.m. Eastern

    Take a 60-minute mental vacation with veteran marketers Mark Rovner and Katya Andresen who will walk you through a series of simple exercises to connect with your own passion, wonder and commitment - and convey it to others.

    Network for Good: http://web.networkforgood.org/nonprofit-911-061510

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

    Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] said:

    Thursday, 03 June 2010 at 5:36 PM

    Another free webinar for you!

    "The Networked Nonprofit"


    June 17 at 2pm (EST)

    What you’ll learn:

    • How to understand social networks through social network analysis;
    • How to create a social culture at your nonprofit;
    • How and why you must value relationships as well as transactions;
    • How to embrace experimentation, and work with crowds; and
    • How to break out of those troublesome silos.

    Presenters: Beth Kanter, Alison Fine, Marc Sirkin, Danielle Brigida

    Five lucky registrants for this free Care2 webinar will win copies of the book, The Networked Nonprofit: Connecting With Social Media To Drive Change, by Beth Kanter and Alison Fine.

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

    Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] said:

    Friday, 04 June 2010 at 4:47 AM

    Practical Social Media Measurement & Analytics

    "Best practices of combining social media monitoring with web analytics to improve your chance at social media success"  with Radian6 and Unica

    Thursday, 10 June 2010

    12:00 pm Eastern / 9:00 am Pacific


  • Cami Hamilton said:

    Friday, 04 June 2010 at 12:34 PM

    Sadly, since this was emailed late and reached me on June 4, I have already missed 5 webinar opportunities. Could you mail the monthly listings BEFORE the month starts?

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

    Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] said:

    Wednesday, 09 June 2010 at 8:23 PM

    Library folks, I've just found a great list of free webinars for your special niche: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/libdev/ce/webinars.html

    It's compiled each month by Laura Johnson of the Nebraska Library Commission - check it out!

  • PTA member said:

    Friday, 11 June 2010 at 12:06 PM

    I just found your website, and I find it very informing. I will try some of your webinars.

    Do you have any resources, or, if not, do you plan to cover the topic of how a nonprofit can protect itself from unauthorized online activity done by the leaders?

    I'm talking about things like:

    - the person in charge of PayPal diverting funds into their personal account

    - the person in charge of facebook changing password and not giving it back after leaving the organization


    This is especially an issue for nonprofits that are run completely by volunteer. The person who was yesterday a treasurer could disappear tomorrow.

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