24+ Free Webinars for Nonprofits: October 2010

Lori Halley 30 September 2010 1 comments

October 2010 is notable for the variety of topics in the free nonprofit webinars on schedule – both recurring events and special one-time opportunities for professional development. 

If you don’t find exactly the kind of training you’re looking for today, do check back here as the month goes on – any late-arriving webinar announcement will be added in the comments thread, below.   And if you’re offering a free webinar of interest to non-profit folks that didn’t make October’s list, please leave a comment with the details!

 

Private-Label House Social Networks — 10 Really Good Reasons to Build Community on Your Organization's Website

Friday, 1 October 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

This is the third part of Blackbaud’s four-part “Social Hour” series on “Engaging Your Supporters Through Social Media,” where industry experts will share best practices for engaging your supporters through social media. Jeff Patrick, President and Founder of Common Knowledge, is this week’s presenter.

 

Best Practices for Recruiting Online

Tuesday, 5 October 2010
11:00 am (Pacific)

If your organization has a VolunteerMatch.org account, learn how to make the most of it by creating your opportunities using best practices. This webinar will cover 8 simple things you can do to help your opportunities stand out on VolunteerMatch.

 

Website Autopsy: How to Use Google Analytics

Tuesday, 5 October 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Join Philip King of Artez Interactive in this Network for Good Nonprofit 911 webinar for practical ideas to tune-up your website; an overview of how Google Analytics works; a look at what's right and what's wrong with several real nonprofit websites; and how simple improvements to your website can increase donations dramatically.

 

Wild Apricot - Software Overview

Tuesday, 5 October 2010
3:00 pm (Eastern)

This free webinar is a introduction to Wild Apricot software for associations, nonprofits and other member-driven organizations. Learn about the many features of new Version 4.0 and see first-hand how Wild Apricot can help you manage the 'boring stuff' and get on with the real work of your organization.

 

VolunteerMatch 101

Wednesday, 6 October 2010
11:00 am (Pacific)

Learn how to get the most from VolunteerMatch.org. This live training will cover the basics of your nonprofit’s VolunteerMatch account and give best practices for writing effective listings and maximizing your listing's visibility.

 

Common Pitfalls in Recruiting and How to Avoid Them

Wednesday, 6 October 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Executive searches are landmines ready to explode; with candidate pools larger than ever, search committees need to work harder to navigate the minefields. Let two expert recruiters help you anticipate and avoid common pitfalls. Part of the NonprofitWebinars.com Wednesday Webinar series for nonprofit staff and board development.

 

Achieving Success with Blackbaud Social: A Reeve Foundation Case Study

Friday, 8 October 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

This is the fourth and final session of Blackbaud’s four-part “Social Hour” series on “Engaging Your Supporters Through Social Media,” where industry experts share best practices for engaging your supporters through social media. Rob Gerth, Director of Digital Media, The Reeve Foundation, is this week’s presenter.

 

Engaging Pro Bono and Skilled Volunteers

Tuesday, 12 October 2010
11:00 am (Pacific)

If you're thinking about adding skilled volunteers to your program, or if you've just started, this free webinar from VolunteerMatch.org can help you make the experience successful for both the volunteer and the organization.

 

Strategic Planning: Building Your Roadmap for the Future

Tuesday, 12 October 2010
12:00 noon (Eastern)

You need a strategic plan. It is the road map that defines where your organization is going –  its mission – and how you will get there using measurable goals, strategies, objectives, and a 12-month work plan. This free Ventureneer webinar will give you the information to lead your organizations through the strategic planning process.

 

Seth Godin: Are You a Linchpin?

Tuesday, 12 October 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Join bestselling author Seth Godin as he talks about what it means to be an indispensable “linchpin” in your non-profit organization and do work that matters. Nonprofit 911 is a free training series on nonprofit marketing and online fundraising, supported by Network for Good and its guest speakers.

 

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

Wednesday, 13 October 2010
12:00 noon (Eastern)

A results-based strategic plan will give your board the information it needs to monitor performance and manage the organization, as well as produce a compelling message for donors and funders. This free Ventureneer webinar will give you a format for developing a results-based plan.

 

What's a Mission Statement Worth?

Wednesday, 13 October 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Does your mission statement differentiate your nonprofit clearly and concisely? Join Sam Frank of Synthesis Partnership to see what a rigorously crafted mission statement can do for marketing, fundraising, strategy, and sustainability. Part of the NonprofitWebinars.com Wednesday Webinar series for nonprofit staff and board development.

 

Raise More Funds with Independent Fundraising Events

Wednesday, 13 October 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Amy Braiterman, Principal Strategy Consultant at Blackbaud will discuss the growth of peer-to-peer fundraising beyond the traditional walk/ride/marathon events. Attend this free webinar to learn more about these “independent fundraising events” and how they can help move your mission.

 

The Networked NonProfit: Using Social Media to Accomplish More With Less

Wednesday, 13 October 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

In this free webinar from CanadaHelps.org/MyCharityConnects, Beth Kanter, co-author of The Networked Nonprofit: Connecting With Social Media To Drive Change, shows how social media is catalyzing a shift away from "organization-centric" advocacy, governance and communications toward a "networked" approach.

 

Explaining the Nonprofit Sector and Community Solutions Act (HR 5533)

Wednesday, 13 October 2010
10:00 am (Central)

This 90-minute webinar, presented by the Wisconsin Nonprofits Association Public Policy & Advocacy Committee, is free for both members and non-members of the association. David Thompson, Vice President of Public Policy of the National Council of Nonprofits, is the special guest.

 

Cloud Computing: Why You Should Care

Thursday, 14 October 2010
11:00 am (Pacific)

The term cloud computing is being used more and more, but what is it and why should you understand it? In this free Techsoup webinar, Anna Jaeger, Co-Director, GreenTech at TechSoup Global, and Peter Campbell, Nonprofit Technologist at Earthjustice, will explain what cloud computing means and define the different types, discuss how it is impacting nonprofits and libraries, outline some criteria for use, and mention some challenges of which you should be aware.

 

Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies

Tuesday, 19 October 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 VolunteerMatch webinar introduces a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills.

 

Tickets, Sponsorships and Donations, Oh My! - How to Increase Attendance and Fundraising Results

Tuesday, 19 October 2010
1
:00 pm (Eastern)

Are you planning an upcoming fundraising event like an auction, gala, golf tournament, luncheon or alumni reunion? This special free Nonprofit 911 webinar offers strategies for selling more tickets and sponsorships; real-world examples from which you can learn; and best practices for promoting your event online.

 

VolunteerMatch 101

Wednesday, 20 October 2010
11:00 am (Pacific)

Learn how to get the most from your VolunteerMatch.org account. This live training will cover the basics of VolunteerMatch and give best practices for writing effective listings and maximizing your listing's visibility.

 

Beginner's Guide to Search Engine Optimization for Press Releases

Thursday, 21 October 2010
10:00 am (Pacific)

This free webinar is designed for those new to SEO. Joseph Miller, EON: Enhanced Online News Product Manager, and Alison MacDonald of Business Wire will tell you how to get started, show the long term benefits of optimized releases, and walk you through an optimized press release, along with tips and tools.

 

The New Volunteer Manager's Toolkit

Thursday, 21 October 2010
11:00 am (Pacific)

New to volunteer management? This free Volunteermatch.org 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.

 

Wake Up Your Nonprofit Brand! - How to Distinguish Your Organization and Reach Donors in a Down Economy

Tuesday, 26 October 2010
2:00 pm (Eastern)

To stand out in an environment of ever-changing funding, nonprofits must distinguish themselves with a compelling message and a clear vision. This free Ventureneer webinar will help you understand how to differentiate your organization from ones with similar missions and tell your organization’s story in a way that appeals to donors and builds your brand.

 

Boomer Volunteers Building Capacity: Successfully Managing Change

Wednesday, 27 October 2010
12:00 noon (Pacific)

In this free VolunteerMatch webinar, presenters Jill Friedman Fixler and Beth Steinhorn will introduce specific tools that help to smooth the transition and structure your organization for successful – and lasting – change, with a proven model for change you can take back to your team to begin implementing. 

 

How Tweet It Is

Wednesday, 27 October 2010
2:00 pm (Eastern)

You've probably heard of Twitter, but what is it exactly and how can your organization make use of it effectively? This free MyCharityConnects webinar from CanadaHelps.org discusses how Twitter can help you engage donors and potential donors, maintain relationships with supporters, keep up with best practices, gain/share advice in real-time, drive traffic to your website, and much more...


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  • Bou Woodland Caribou said:

    Friday, 01 October 2010 at 5:25 AM

    Great post. Thank you for sharing!

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