25+ Free Nonprofit Webinars for July 2010

Lori Halley 29 June 2010 8 comments

There’s no more convenient way to brush up on your skills than to do your professional development online, and July 2010 brings us lots of free online presentations and seminars for fundraisers, board members, administrators, active volunteers, volunteer coordinators, and other folks involved with non profit organizations.

As always, do keep checking back for updates and additions in the comments section, below. And if you’re aware of a webinar we’ve missed,  please feel free to add a comment to share the information!

 

What’s Your Status: Why Obtaining 501c3 Tax Exempt Status is Necessary to Help your Organization Grow

Thursday, 1 July 2010
3:00 pm (Eastern)

This free 60-minute webinar from CharityNetUSA explains the advantages to organizations in the United States of registering with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a 501c3 tax exempt non profit.

 

Creative Commons: Not Just for Nerds

Wednesday, 7 July 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Creative Commons is revolutionizing the way we use images, video and other Web content... and it’s an extraordinary resource for nonprofits. Join David J. Neff of Ridgewood PR to explore how to use Creative Commons to meet your nonprofit content-creation needs. Part of the NonprofitWebinars.com Wednesday Webinar series for nonprofit staff and board development.

 

35 Ways to Maximize Fundraising through Your Website

Wednesday, 7 July 2010
2:30 pm (Eastern)

Your website has two strategic objectives: to inform the website visitor about your organization and its mission, and to get the website visitor to support your nonprofit. Allan Pressel, founder/CEO of CharityFinders, explains how to plan and build a site which not only has a lot for the user to see, but a lot for the user to do as well. Part of the NonprofitWebinars.com Wednesday Webinar series for nonprofit staff and board development.

 

Board Development: Five Steps to Getting Your Dream Board

Thursday, 8 July 2010
12:00 noon (Eastern)

A passionate, effective board is essential to nonprofit survival. With a strong board, you can raise money more efficiently, and deliver more and better services. This free 60-minute  Ventureneer seminar, conducted by Kathy Keeley of The Keeley Group, will teach you how to develop just such a board.

 

Google for Non-Profits: Get Googley!

Thursday, 8 July 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Focusing on the user and using insights from data to inform business strategies have been some of the key factors to Google’s success. Learn how to replicate this for your nonprofit organization in this free 60-minute Artez Interactive webinar with Christy Scott, Agency Lead, Google, moderated by Kate Kablash.

 

10 Social Media Tips & Secrets

Thursday, 8 July 2010
11:00 am (Pacific)

Your organization's return on investment (ROI) in social media is directly related to whether your staff fully understands the long-term implications of social media and are knowledgeable of each sites' unique functionality and toolset. In this free 60-minute webinar from TechSoup, Heather Mansfield of DIOSA Communications and Nonprofit Tech 2.0 will show you clearly where the ROI is – and where it is not.

 

Results-Based Planning: How to WOW Your Funders with Your New Strategic Plan

Tuesday, 13 July 2010
2:00 pm (Eastern)

Results-based strategic plans start with the results you want. Strategies, goals, and objectives are then developed so your organization can achieve those results. In this free 60-minute session from Ventureneer, conducted by Kathy Keeley of The Keeley Group, participants will learn to craft measures of results and build results-based plans for their organizations.

 

What is Wild Apricot?

Tuesday, 13 July 2010
3:00 pm (Eastern)

This 60-minute introduction to the Wild Apricot software for associations, nonprofits and other member-driven organizations will cover the major features of the system, including: Membership management; Website and online community features; Event management - registration, payments, and event promotion; and Fundraising - online donations, donor database management, and communications.

 

Send Is Forever: Workplace Communication in the 21st Century

Wednesday, 14 July 2010
12:00 noon (Eastern)

In this free 60-minute Ventureneer webinar with P. Justin Fahey of Fahey Communications, you'll learn the essentials of good workplace communication from avoiding miscommunication to the risks of social networking, from the dangers of email in the courtroom to minimizing potential embarrassment.

 

Nonprofit Boards and Effective Governance

Wednesday, 14 July 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Nonprofit board members are recruited for their stature, skills or connections, but then are often are not engaged in a way that makes the most of their potential contribution. In this session, Sam Frank of Synthesis Partnership, who directs the free Wednesday Webinar series at NonprofitWebinars.com, will offer a range of concepts and tools for effective recruitment, orientation, stewardship, guidance and leadership development.

 

LinkedIn for Nonprofit Organizations

Wednesday, 14 July 2010
2:00 pm (Eastern)

LinkedIn can help you source donors, prospective board members, and volunteers; showcase your organization; and take you into donor markets not otherwise tapped.  Whether you’re a LinkedIn novice or frequent user,  this free 60-minute session from Ventureneer, led by Marc W. Halpert of Your Best Interest LLC, will help you jumpstart your LinkedIn presence.

 

Nonprofit Storytelling: How to Tell Better Stories & Raise More Money

Wednesday, 14 July 2010
2:30 pm (Eastern)

Storytelling is an art that brings a nonprofit‘s mission into the hearts (and pocketbooks) of its supporters. Elizabeth Turnbull of Turnbull Marketing Group will talk about what makes a good story (and what doesn’t), where to find moving stories, and how to tell stories to increase donor and volunteer engagement in your nonprofit. Part of the NonprofitWebinars.com Wednesday Webinar series for nonprofit staff and board development.

 

Building Online Community for Your Cause

Thursday, 15 July 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Online giving is increasing, and so are the online presences of charities, non-profit organizations and disaster relief efforts. In this webinar, find out how to build a community online for your cause. Learn the tools and tactics that will help you connect with your audience. Erin Bury, Community Manager, Sprouter, with moderator Claire Kerr, Artez Interactive, will provide case studies and examples you can apply to your important causes.

 

Engaging Pro Bono and Skilled Volunteers

Thursday, 15 July 2010
11:00 am (Pacific)

Integrating skilled volunteers into your existing volunteer program is both exciting and scary. If you're thinking about adding skilled volunteers to your program, or if you've just started, this free 60-minute seminar from VolunteerMatch can help you with introducing the idea into your organization, developing projects, delegating work to volunteers, and setting achievable outcomes.

 

Increase Your Success By Focused Spending

Tuesday, 20 July 2010
2:00 pm (Eastern)

Mission-based financial decisions direct your money and energy to those areas that will most efficiently meet your goals. By clarifying what you want and defining your mission, you can make wishes come true. In this free 60-minute management training webinar from Ventureneer, Randy Joy Epstein CPA will teach you how to make each dollar and minute count.

 

Accountability 101: Basic Nonprofit Financial Documents

Wednesday, 21 July 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

In this free webinar, Jenn Lammers of The Philanthropy Hub will offer an accessible introduction to nonprofit accounting, with a focus on US organizations. Documents covered will include operating budgets, audited financial statements, the IRS Form 990, and the annual report. Part of the NonprofitWebinars.com Wednesday Webinar series for nonprofit staff and board development.

 

Planning for the Holidays ... It's Not Too Early!

Wednesday, 21 July 2010
2:00 pm (Eastern)

October to December is known as Giving Season and there are lots of ways to reach out to your supporters, and potential supporters, to get them to give. Join this free 60-minute webinar from Canada Helps/MyCharityConnects to learn the dos, don'ts and tips that will help your charity have a successful giving season this year.

 

Effective Marketing Communications on a Shoestring

Wednesday, 21 July 2010
2:30 pm (Eastern)

Most nonprofit organizations have extremely limited marketing communication budgets, but that doesn’t mean they can’t create and execute effective marketing plans. Michele Levy will help attendees think about their goals and tactics, and provide tools they can implement immediately to make their marketing communications programs more effective. Part of the NonprofitWebinars.com Wednesday Webinar series for nonprofit staff and board development.

 

Strategic Planning: Building Your Roadmap for the Future

Thursday, 22 July 2010
12:00 noon (Eastern)

A strategic plan is the road map that defines where your organization is going – its mission – and how it will get there using measurable goals, strategies, objectives, and a 12-month work plan. In this free 60-minute Ventureneer webinar, Kathy Keeley gives you the information you’ll need to lead your organization through the strategic plan process.

 

Alternative Giving: Building a giving program…Without gifts!

Thursday, 22 July 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Ever "bought" a goat or chicken on the web knowing that your purchase would equal good works for a charity? You just gave an "alternative" gift! Mark Sutton and Lauren Bunce of Artez Interactive offer a special session, just in time for your holiday season planning. Learn why and how to get an alternative giving program online so your donors can support your important cause in creative ways.

 

Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies

Thursday, 22 July 2010
11:00 am (Pacific)

Interviewing each prospective volunteer can seem overwhelming, but it's one of the best ways to ensure that the volunteers you recruit are the volunteers you need. This free 60-minute VolunteerMatch webinar will introduce the different types of questions you want to be asking, and how to hone your interviewing skills. Materials will be provided to help you implement this process in your organization.

 

The New Volunteer Manager's Toolkit

Tuesday, 27 July 2010
11:00 am (Pacific)

New to volunteer management? Looking for a refresher on the basics? This free 60-minute 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.

 

Speak with Confidence, Clarity and Conviction: Use Less Effort to Attract More Donors

Wednesday, 28 July 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Whether you’re an Executive Director, Development Director, Board Member or Community Relations Staff, your unique voice has a sweet spot. When you tap into it, people will listen to you and help make your vision a reality. Pamela Ziemann, author of Giving Voice to Your Cause: Speaking Tips for Nonprofit Professionals, will help you learn to connect your inner passion with your outer cause. Part of the NonprofitWebinars.com Wednesday Webinar series for nonprofit staff and board development.

 

Experience This! : Usability for Nonprofits

Wednesday, 28 July 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Paying attention to your web site’s usability means knowing how easy it is for your visitors to navigate your content and understand your message. Join Tara O'Doherty,Vice-President, User Experience & Strategy, w.illi.am and moderator Claire Kerr, Artez Interactive, for a masterclass in digital usability especially targeted to the nonprofit sector. Learn how to craft a user experience that is fulfilling for your supporters and drives conversion for your cause!

 

Understanding the Engagement Factor: Engagement Strategies in Social Media

Wednesday, 28 July 2010
2:30 pm (Eastern)

Social media is ALL about engagement. Debra Askanase of Community Organizer 2.0 will take a look at Twitter, Facebook, Google Buzz, and blogs, as well as Linkedin if time permits. With deeper engagement, supporters are much more likely to take action on your behalf, share your organization’s information, donate money, and bring friends to your social spaces. Part of the NonprofitWebinars.com Wednesday Webinar series for nonprofit staff and board development.

 

Boomer Volunteer Engagement: Creating Positions, Networking, and Cultivation

Wednesday, 28 July 2010
12:00 noon (Pacific)

This free 60-minute webinar from VolunteerMatch addresses Boomer-friendly positions, effective position descriptions, and tips for marketing those positions within the Boomer community. Join Jill Friedman Fixler and Beth Steinhorn, authors of Boomer Volunteer Engagement: Collaborate Today, Thrive Tomorrow, in this third of a four-part series on Boomer volunteer engagement. The series is designed as a collection of four separate webinars and can be taken in any order.

 

Same time, next month?

This round-up of free nonprofit webinars is a regular monthly feature at Wild Apricot Blog.  Be sure to catch next month’s webinars list, and other great resources for nonprofits  — subscribe by RSS or get updates by email.

And if you’re planning a free webinar of interest to non-profit organizations for August 2010,  feel free to send the details to rebecca @ wildapricot.com, and we’ll do our best to get you on the list!

 

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Published Tuesday, 29 June 2010 at 10:30 AM

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Comments

  • Lindsay said:

    Tuesday, 29 June 2010 at 5:13 AM

    Thank you, as always.  Very appreciative of this list each month.

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

    Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] said:

    Tuesday, 29 June 2010 at 12:29 PM

    Voter Participation Basics for Nonprofits:

    Learn voter participation basics for (US) nonprofits and social services agencies. This free webinar from Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network will highlight principles and ideas for doing voter registration, voter education, engaging the candidates and getting out the vote, and where to go for voter participation materials and resources.

    Thursday, 1 July 2010  at 2:00 pm (Eastern)

    Register: http://bit.ly/cBu9Jl

    More info and other training/events at http://www.mncn.org/event_policy.htm

  • Carol said:

    Wednesday, 30 June 2010 at 4:51 AM

    Thank you for this monthly list! I find it invaluable.

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

    Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] said:

    Tuesday, 06 July 2010 at 8:01 AM

    Why should my nonprofit start a blog?

    Free webinar from CharityHowTo and John Haydon

    Wednesday 14 July 2010

    1:00 pm (Eastern)

    More and more non-profits are using blogs as a way to increase traffic, awareness, and enhance their online fundraising. This webinar will focus helping you determine if now is the right time for your organization to start a blog.

      1. Blogging as an essential tool to create awareness

      2. How a blog can help you get found on Google

      3. The difference between free and self-hosted blogs

      4. An overview of the features and benefits of the WordPress platform

      5. Examples of nonprofits using blogs successfully

      6. How often to post and what to write about

      7. Seven time-savings blogging tips

      8. What a blog really costs

      9. How to fire your web master with a blog

    Space is limited.

    Register: http://charityhowto.com/upcoming_info.php?vid=80

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

    Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] said:

    Thursday, 08 July 2010 at 4:12 PM

    Two free webinars coming up from TechSoup --

    Tips & Tools for Technology Planning
    http://techsoupforlibraries.org/events/tips-and-tools-for-technology-planning
    Tuesday 20 July 2010 - 11:00 am (Pacific)

    Business Planning for Nonprofits and Libraries (TechSoup Talks)
    http://techsoupforlibraries.org/events/business-planning-for-nonprofits-and-libraries
    Thursday 22 July 2010 - 11:00 am (Pacific)

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

    Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] said:

    Monday, 12 July 2010 at 5:10 AM

    Nonprofit 911 free webinar from Network for Good:

    The Upside of Irrationality
    http://web.networkforgood.org/nonprofit-911-072010
    Tuesday, 20 July 2010 - 1:00 pm (Eastern)
    We all think our donors and constituents are rational, so that's how we communicate with them. But are they?  ...Join Dan Ariely, author of Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions (February 2008) and The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home (June 2010), as he walks us through the simple experiments he's used to study how people actually act in the marketplace, as opposed to how they should or would perform if they were completely rational.

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

    Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] said:

    Tuesday, 13 July 2010 at 2:14 PM

    CharityHowTo free webinar with John Haydon

    What the Recent Changes to Facebook Means for Your Nonprofit

    http://www.charityhowto.com/upcoming_info.php?vid=69

    Wednesday, 21 July 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. This webinar will give you an overview of Facebook's new social tools with examples of how they are being used.

  • hina khan said:

    Monday, 21 March 2011 at 6:57 AM

    This is great thing very encourging to participate in it and i think there should be webinars to aware people about the charity

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