42+ Free Nonprofit Webinars for August 2010

Lori Halley 30 July 2010 1 comments

Ready for a bit of professional development, before Labor Day brings the start of another busy fall season? August is a great time for online learning – in fact, this month we’ve rounded up more free online seminars than ever before! There’s something for everyone from board members and administrators, to fundraisers and volunteer coordinators, to active members of all interests and levels...

As always, do keep checking back for updates and additions in the comments section, below. And if you’re aware of a free nonprofit webinar that missed the list,  please do share the vitals in the comments!

 

Best Practices for Recruiting Online

Tuesday, 3 August 2010
11:00 am (Pacific)

Learn how to make the most of your VolunteerMatch account by creating your opportunities using best practices. This webinar will cover the eight simple things you can do to help your opportunities stand out on VolunteerMatch, and great opportunities, as well as those that could be better, will be reviewed during the session.

 

Guerrilla Marketing for Nonprofits

Tuesday, 3 August 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Learn to develop a personalized battle plan for your organization using the proven weapons of guerrilla marketing to promote, recruit, motivate, and raise more money for your nonprofit.  This free Nonprofit 911® webinar from Network for Good is presented by Chris Forbes and Frank Adkins, co-authors of the new book, Guerrilla Marketing for Nonprofits with Jay Conrad Levinson, the “father” of guerrilla marketing.

 

Libraries - Prepare and Respond: Partnering with Local Emergency Management

Tuesday, 3 August 2010
2:00 pm (Eastern)

In this session, one of WebJunction’s extensive series of free webinars for libraries, Lauren Mandel of Florida State University's College introduces a new key service role, Get to Know Your Emergency Operations Center (EOC), to the Hurricane Preparedness & Response for Florida Public Libraries Project. Learn how this project can inform your library's disaster preparedness plan and how your library can play an important role in community preparedness and recovery.

 

Following the BTOP Money: What to Do After the Grant Arrives

Wednesday, 4 August 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

So you've just been awarded a Broadband Technology Opportunities Program grant? Welcome to the world of subcontractors, stakeholder negotiation, arcane regulations, and, yes, a few hundred miles of fiber. In this EDUCAUSE Live! session, Bob Stovall (Merit Network) and Jeff Reel (The Pennsylvania State University) discuss the nuts-and-bolts details of deploying broadband networks: starting from scratch and adding to an existing statewide network.

 

Give a Cow!

Wednesday, 4 August 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Give a cow, sponsor a child, donate a computer!  Sound familiar to you? Dynamic alternative giving programs such as these can be run for just about any organization online.This Artez Interactive session, hosted by Mark Sutton and Lauren Bunce, will feature special guest Mike Irvine of Canadian Tire Jumpstart Foundation. Using case studies and a live demonstration, the team will share insights and best practices for implementing your own alternative giving strategy. Learn what makes the best of the best so effective, and how your organization can create similar campaigns to support your cause.

 

Cultivating Lifelong Donors - Stewardship and the Fundraising Pyramid

This free, four-part web seminar series from Blackbaud helps nonprofits set strategies for building giving programs from engagement up through ultimate giving. The key thread through the series is stewarding supporters at all levels of the fundraising pyramid…even before a gift is made. Presenters are David Lamb, Frank Barry, Katherine Swank, J.D., and Lawrence Henze.  Each session is designed to build on the content from the previous session, so you can get a full overview with the complete series or concentrate on the sessions that interest you the most:

Part 1 - Get Engaged: Donor Engagement Through Social Media

Wednesday, 4 August 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Part 2: Keeping Them — Stewarding "One-Time" Donors for Lasting Support

Wednesday, 11 August 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Part 3: Pyramid Power — Transitional Giving for Building Strong Fundraising Pyramids

Wednesday, 18 August 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Part 4: Peak Performance — Strategic Stewardship for Planned Giving Programs

Wednesday, 25 August 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

 

Community Engagement Governance™: Empower Your Nonprofit for Community Impact!

Wednesday, 4 August 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Why is board governance one of the most common and persistent problems for nonprofits?  In this free workshop, Dr. Judy Freiwirth presents a new governance framework that includes an organization’s stakeholders in key governance decisions. Part of the NonprofitWebinars.com Wednesday Webinar series for nonprofit staff and board development.

 

For Professional Advisors: Understanding Charitable Life Income Plans – CRTs and CGAs

Wednesday, 4 August 2010
12:00 noon (Central)

This free webinar from Stelter will teach professional advisors the structure of charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts and how they differ; the tax and financial benefits both charitable gifts provide clients; and how to initiate meaningful conversations with clients about incorporating philanthropy into their estate plans. A live Q&A with host Johni Hays, J.D., will follow the presentation.

 

Social Networking for Fundraisers

Wednesday, 4 August 2010
11:30 pm (Pacific)

Jeff Patrick looks at the details of details of the campaign concepts, illustrate the ads, Facebook Page, social message stream, and the supporting microsite for PETA’s recent social networking-focused fundraising campaign that leveraged the Common Knowledge Buzz Triangle program to tap Facebook, Twitter and Youtube for raised awareness and advocacy, new supporters,  and cost-effective fundraising.

 

Effective Internet Strategy For Your Nonprofit

Wednesday, 4 August 2010
2:30 pm (Eastern)

This webinar, part of the NonprofitWebinars.com Wednesday Webinar series, shows how any nonprofit can develop and execute an Internet strategy to further its mission.  Allan Pressel of CharityFinders.com will look at how nonprofits are using the Internet, how they’d like to be using the Internet, how they should be using the Internet  – and how to bridge that gap to drive more traffic to and fundraising through your nonprofit’s website.

 

Branding: Inside & Out – How to grow employee & volunteer engagement

Thursday, 5 August 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Promote your not-for-profit organization’s mission more effectively by giving your employees the tools they need to live your brand. In this free webinar from Artez Interactive, Patricia McQuillan of Brand Matters Inc. will review leading concepts in internal branding and share some of the latest learning from her client work and industry research. Learn how to transform your organization's values into employee brand behaviours - from the inside out!

 

e-Strategy for Your Nonprofit

Thursday, 5 August 2010
11:00 am (Pacific)

This recurring webinar will examine how nonprofits are using the Internet, how they'd like to be using the Internet, and how they should be using the Internet – and how to bridge that significant gap easily and quickly. You’ll learn how to drive more traffic to and fundraising through your site, and host CharityFinders will give specific suggestions on how you can improve your website.

 

Introduction to Fundraising Planning

Thursday, 5 August 2010
2:00 pm (Eastern)

A successful nonprofit organization needs to cultivate multiple revenue streams through sound financial planning. If your organization has never developed a fundraising plan or calendar, this free Foundation Center session is for you. It provides an overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan.

 

Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions

Tuesday, 10 August 2010
11:00 am (Pacific)

What do you do when it's time to ask a volunteer to leave your organization? This free Volunteermatch webinar will will give you the tools to address challenges around difficult volunteers, evolving volunteer programs and volunteers aging in place, how to know when it’s time to terminate a volunteer, as well as suggestions to minimize these situations in the future and the role that risk management plays in these decisions.

 

Meeting of the Minds: How to Use Brain Science to Market Your Cause

Tuesday, 10 August 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Take a peek inside the brains of potential and current donors to understand why they give, and learn how to craft marketing materials that really work. Join Roger Dooley of Neuromarketing for this free Nonprofit 911® webinar from Network for Good to learn the hidden motivation for giving and volunteering; how pictures can help your mailings; about the mirror as a secret weapon; and giving to get – reciprocity in action.

 

Giving Voice to Your Cause: How Social Entrepreneurs, Nonprofit Leaders Can Be Convincing

Tuesday, 10 August 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Pamela Ziemann, Author of Giving Voice to Your Cause, leads this free Ventureneer webinar that aims to help you externalize the passion you feel for your cause and inspire others to action, build self-confidence, be clear and organized when delivering your message, and connect emotionally with your audience to build trust and cultivate meaningful donor relationships.

 

What is Wild Apricot?

Tuesday, 10 August 2010
3:00 pm (Eastern)

This free webinar is a introduction to the Wild Apricot software for associations, nonprofits and other member-driven organizations, led by one of our friendly and knowledgeable Apricots. Learn about the many features and ask questions to see first-hand how Wild Apricot can help you manage the 'boring stuff' and get on with the real work of your organization.

 

RSS: Feed Me

Wednesday, 11 August 2010
10:00 am (Central)

Keeping up with all of the new (such as blogs & Twitter) along with the old (such as search results and news items) information resources can be difficult these days. However, with RSS you can receive "feeds" of new material from many different locations into one easy-to-use Web site or program. In this free NCompass Live tech training, Michael Sauers of the Nebraska Library Commission explains why and how you can use RSS to receive timely information with a minimum of effort.

 

Through Strategy to Action: Effective Strategic Planning

Wednesday, 11 August 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Sam Frank of Synthesis Partnership will look at how a nonprofit can better infuse its mission into the thinking and daily activity of staff and board through a straightforward, rigorous, and even morale-building process. The webinar will offer both a structure and tools for effective planning strategic. Part of the NonprofitWebinars.com Wednesday Webinar series for nonprofit staff and board development.

 

Using APIs to Get More Supporters

Wednesday, 11 August 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

APIs are to your online software what iPhone Applications are to your iPhone. The real questions: How are nonprofits leveraging APIs to further their mission? How successful have they really been? In this session, you’ll learn how using API technology can help you reach more supporters and raise more funds — really. This is the final webinar in Charity Dynamics Summer Camp for Nonprofits series.

 

Tour GrantStation: Your Fast Track to Fundraising

Wednesday, 11 August 2010
11:00 am (Pacific)

Join Cynthia M. Adams for a free webinar that offers a short tour of the GrantStation website and how to use the tools it provides to help you identify the right grantmaker for any program or project. If you're interested in learning more about GrantStation before the TechSoup special offer on August 17 and 18 – a discounted membership available to eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofits – this tour will help you understand whether it's the right tool for your organization and how to get started.

 

Supporting "The Literacy Loop" in Every Classroom: A Planning Guide for Early Childhood Administrators

Wednesday, 11 August 2010
2:00 pm (Eastern)

Integrated literacy experiences in the early childhood classroom are vital to direct instruction. In this episode of the free Early Childhood Investigations webinar series sponsored by Robert-Leslie Publishing, Cathy Puett Miller will discuss guiding principles that enhance teaching at home or school while supporting three key concepts: oral language development, positive experiences with print, and play with sounds and patterns in the language.

 

LinkedIn: Home Base for Higher Education on the Internet?

Wednesday, 11 August 2010
11:30 am (Pacific)

In this free webinar, Jeff Patrick of Common Knowledge will explain what makes LinkedIn so valuable for higher education institutions, and why so many groups are adopting this social media platform as their primary outpost for online community development. Using real-world case studies, he’ll examine the best practices and trends on LinkedIn among alumni, foundation, academic, sports, medical, and research groups affiliated with higher education institutions.

 

5 Steps to Maximizing Fundraising Events with Corporate Sponsorship

Wednesday, 11 August 2010
2:30 pm (Eastern)

Corporate sponsors play an important role in the success of charitable fundraising events, from providing in-kind donations to engaging in cross-promotion and employee involvement. Join us Eric Schrader (givezooks!) for this free presentation on how your organization can bring more value to corporate sponsors and thereby increase the success of your event. Part of the NonprofitWebinars.com Wednesday Webinar series for nonprofit staff and board development.

 

Single Days of Service: Make It Work

Tuesday, 17 August 2010
11:00 am (Pacific)

More and more volunteers are looking to get involved and make a difference in a single day of service. How do you create meaningful work that can be completed in a single day by a large group of diverse volunteers? This free Volunteermatch webinar will walk you through the first steps for incorporating single days of service into your program, and help you begin to think more creatively about volunteer engagement.

 

 

Press Releases and Twitter: What to Expect When you Tweet Your News Release

Wednesday, 18 August 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

The good news is that Twitter can help expand the reach of your press releases. The bad news is that, with more than 50 million tweets per day, competition is stiffer than ever for getting your news noticed. Join Monika Maeckle and Joseph Miller of Business Wire for a discussion of using Twitter to augment your press release. This free webinar is not aimed specifically at nonprofits, but it should be useful for anyone who is handling PR duties for their organization.

 

Telling Your Story in Numbers: Getting the Most out of Audited Financial Statements

Wednesday, 18 August 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

With funders and other stakeholders turning even more attention to an organization’s audited financial statements, it is essential to use these documents to their greatest advantage – and that they clearly convey your programmatic priorities and unique financial realities. Jennifer Lammers will walk attendees through the fundamentals of nonprofit financial presentation and provide specific tips for working with your auditors and improving the clarity of your statements. Part of the NonprofitWebinars.com Wednesday Webinar series for nonprofit staff and board development.

 

EDUCAUSE Spotlight on Cloud Computing Series: Google Apps at Brown

Wednesday, 18 August 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

About a year ago, Brown University deployed Google Apps to its 6,000 students and has now decided to extend the service to include faculty and staff as well. In this free webcast, Michael Pickett, Vice President and CIO at Brown, about how these decisions were made, the options considered, difficulties surmounted, and successes to date. (Use the hashtag #EDULive to ask questions and join the discussion on Twitter.)

 

 

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

Wednesday, 18 August 2010
11:30 am (Pacific)

A small but growing band of nonprofits are building social networking communities on their own website, and getting huge returns in the form of large, thriving, dedicated online communities for volunteers, students, activists, parents, alumni, seniors and others. In this free Common Knowledge webinar, Jeff Patrick looks at strategy, tools, best practices, and practical advice for successful house social networks via case studies and practical examples.

 

Orientation for Charities Newly Registered with CanadaHelps

Wednesday, 18 August 2010
2:00 pm (Eastern)

CanadaHelps is a charity helping charities and its MyCharityConnects initiative aims to help charities and nonprofits learn more about online technology. In this free introductory webinar, you’ll learn how to navigate your MyCharity account, find information about your donors and donations, add the “Donate Now” button to your website, update your Charity Profile, and much more.

 

Getting the Most out of your Branding and Communications Efforts

Wednesday, 18 August 2010
2:30 pm (Eastern)

This free session with Michele Levy, part of the NonprofitWebinars.com Wednesday Webinar series, is designed to help organizations of all types and sizes: Deliver on your brand (how to make sure that your board, staff, volunteers, etc. all can communicate and live your brand in a consistent, high impact manner); communicate your brand (building and executing a cost-effective integrated communications plan); and measure success (how to know what’s working and what’s not).

 

Grantseeking Basics

Wednesday, 18 August 2010
3:00 pm (Eastern)

Are you a representative of a nonprofit organization? New to fundraising?  This introductory course from the Foundation Center 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.

 

The New Volunteer Manager's Toolkit

Thursday, 19 August 2010
11:00 am (Pacific)

New to volunteer management? This free Volunteermatch webinar will walk you through volunteer recruitment, retention and recognition; the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks,etc.; and 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.

 

Stand Out – How to Differentiate Your Group

Tuesday, 24 August 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?  Consultant Tera McHugh of the Association of Women Entrepreneurs will present her story and 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 of Wild Apricot to explain how membership software helps organizations like AofWE to automate their administrative and communication tasks, and how it can help you too.

 

Connecting Global Thinking to Local Action

Wednesday, 25 August 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

In the past decade many national organizations have taken lessons from outside of their borders and brought them successfully home.  Most often, however, mainstream support groups and funders still insist on dividing us into national and international, domestic and foreign.  This free Artez Interactive webinar, led by Bonnie Koenig of Going International looks at why global thinking is relevant to local NGOs, and how you can move your organization, leadership and staff more fully into today's global environment.

 

Microsites and Landing Pages

Wednesday, 25 August 2010
11:30 am (Pacific)

Microsites, campaign sites, landing pages, and specialty web sites have truly revolutionized nonprofits’ effectiveness in recruiting, engaging and fundraising online. In this free Common Knowledge webinar, hosted by Jeff Patrick, real-world case studies and screenshots will highlight the practical tips, strategy and best practices for nonprofit microsites and campaign landing pages.  

 

Boomer Volunteer Engagement: Sustaining the Collaboration

Wednesday, 25 August 2010
12:00 noon (Pacific)

In this free webinar from Volunteermatch, Jill Friedman Fixler and Sandie Eichberg, authors of Boomer Volunteer Engagement: Collaborate Today, Thrive Tomorrow, will address key steps to sustaining a collaborative culture of volunteer engagement with Baby Boomers, focusing on strategic interviewing, negotiating results, and supporting your volunteers. This is the fourth of a four-part series on Boomer volunteer engagement, a collection of four separate webinars that can be taken in any order.

 

Executive Compensation and Wage and Salary Design in the New Economy

Wednesday, 25 August 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Nonprofits are being scrutinized by the IRS, and executive compensation is a staple of all audits. Learn about identifying and comparing to your competitors, building commitment and employee engagement, and developing a total strategy that supports your organization’s mission and strategic plan in this NonprofitWebinars.com webinar with Lindalee Lawrence, as well as useful strategies for addressing the many pressures on executive compensation, wages, and salaries.

 

Reduce Cost & Risk in Facility Planning

Wednesday, 25 August 2010
2:30 pm (Eastern)

Before launching any substantial facility project, nonprofit boards and CEOs should have a clear sense of the entire process so that they can maximize quality and value while minimizing costs, risks and stress. This free NonprofitWebinars.com webinar, part of the Wednesday Webinar series for nonprofit staff and board development, will provide a clear overview of major opportunities and pitfalls in construction or renovation of your facilities.

 

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This round-up of free nonprofit webinars is a regular monthly feature at Wild Apricot Blog. 

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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 Friday, 30 July 2010 at 9:09 AM

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