20+ Free Nonprofit Webinars for November 2010

Lori Halley 28 October 2010 0 comments

For many nonprofit organizations, November is an especially busy month, with pre-holiday season preparations and year-end fundraising campaigns underway. Still, you'll find plenty of free opportunities for online professional development all through the month! 

As always, if you’re aware of a free webinar that’s aimed at nonprofit professionals, board members, or volunteers – or if you’re presenting such an event, and it didn’t make it into our November round-up list – please feel free to share your details in the comments section, below.

 

Your Board and Fundraising: An Introductory Class

Tuesday, 2 November 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

 

 

The purpose of this free Foundation Center webinar is to think systematically through the process of getting your board involved with fundraising. Key elements include: Understanding the role of your board; How to overcome board member concerns regarding fundraising; Ways the board can participate in the fundraising process; and Tips for strengthening your fundraising board.

 

 

Wild Apricot : Software Overview

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

This webinar introduces the major features of Wild Apricot software for associations, nonprofits and other member-driven organizations, including: Membership management - member applications and renewals, self-service portal, online member directory and communication functions;  Web editing - design features, creating and customizing site content, public and members only access management and online community features;  Event management - registration, payments and event promotion; and Fundraising - online donations, donor database management and communications.

 

Making the Most of Your Financial Statements

Wednesday, 3 November 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Like it or not, a not-for-profits financial statements are often used by a variety of stakeholders as a tool by which to judge an organization’s potential for success. This webinar, part of the NonprofitWebinars.com Wednesday Webinar series for nonprofit staff and board development, will provide attendees with tips for improved financial communication and insight into the analysis that would-be funders may conduct.

 

Search Engine Optimization (SEO): What Every Small Business and Nonprofit Needs to Know

Wednesday, 3 November 2010
2:00 pm (Eastern)

Have you been contacted by a host of companies offering their services to ensure that your website is found at the top of Google’s search results? This webinar, presented by Ventureneer.com and Robert Weil of Blue Fly Business Solutions, will give you the information you need to understand those offers and to create the best Search Engine Optimization strategy for your organization – “without the sales pitch.” 

 

Yes! You Can Raise $$ on Facebook (and Other Social Networks)

Wednesday, 3 November 2010
11:30 am (Pacific)

This free Common Knowledge webinar presents strategies, best practices and tips for fundraising on social networks including Facebook and house networks (i.e. social networks on your nonprofit’s own web site).  Using case studies and practical examples Jeff Patrick will describe the best tactics for growing your online community and producing fundraising revenue from individual gifts, membership, events, peer-to-peer giving, sponsorship, and advertising on social networks.

 

Board Fundraising: Proven Strategies to Get Your Board More Involved

Wednesday, 3 November 2010
2:30 pm (Eastern)

Many board members run the other way the second you mention fundraising. Others agree to help but don’t really end up doing much. In this webinar, Tina Cincotti of Funding Change Training & Consulting will look at why, and give you concrete strategies proven to get board members more engaged in fundraising. Part of the NonprofitWebinars.com Wednesday Webinar series for nonprofit staff and board development.

 

Seven best practices that every fundraiser should know about online marketing

Thursday, 4 November 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Jay Aber, internet direct marketing expert and educator, The Aber Group, will share seven tactics and strategies that every fundraising professional should know about online marketing. From tracking results to finding the latest targeting opportunity to understanding how to use online media and paid search correctly. This free webinar is hosted by Claire Kerr, Director of Digital Philanthropy at Artez Interactive.

 

Serving the Young Adult Population: It's not just about video games

Thursday, 4 November 2010
2:00 pm (Eastern)

This free WebJunction webinar for libraries will provide you with a basic primer on how to attract and keep young adults interested in your library services and programs. Join Jill Jarrell, librarian, author and web content consultant, and Maurice Coleman, Technical Trainer at Harford County Public Library, to learn about materials and tactics that can help bring the reluctant reader back into the library and how to create a safe and welcoming space for your young adults.

 

Single Days of Service: Make It Work

Tuesday, 9 November 2010
11:00 am (Pacific)

Volunteer engagement is changing. 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.

 

Social Entrepreneurship Webinar #1: Amos House WORKS

Wednesday, 10 November 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

There is a growing trend among nonprofits to pursue their mission not just through philanthropy, but also by developing businesses that support their program goals while generating revenue that makes them partially or fully self-sustaining. This webinar, the first in a new NonprofitWebinars.com series on successful social enterprises, looks at how business generates both revenue for Amos House and stepping-stone employment for individuals with little work history. 

 

Top 10 Tactics for Successful Email List Building

Wednesday, 10 November 2010
11:30 am (Pacific)

How do you grow an email list? It’s the most common question posed by nonprofits when talking about online direct response fundraising. In this free Common Knowledge webinar, you’ll learn about the most common  channels and techniques for growing your email list including online advertising, chaperoned email sites, list swaps, email appends, social networks, and others.

 

Understanding The Engagement Factor: Engagement Strategies on Social Media

Wednesday, 10 November 2010
2:30 pm (Eastern)

Your organization’s social media strategy should include an engagement strategy on every platform that adds value to your fans and creates deeper loyalty. In this Wednesday Webinar, Debra Askanase of FirstGiving and Community Organizer 2.0 takes a look at Twitter, Facebook, blogs or video, and Linkedin. With deeper engagement, your supporters are much more likely to take action at your organization’s urging, share your organization’s information, donate funds, and bring their friends to your social spaces. 

 

Introduction to Finding Funders

Friday, 12 November 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

In this free webinar, the Foundation Center provides an introduction to the Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop lists of prospective foundation and corporate donors that will match your nonprofit organization's funding needs. A demonstration of the database will be followed by hands-on practice time.

 

Libraries Build Community: from distribution to engagement

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

Some view the public library as a central purchasing and distribution center of books, movies, and music, yet libraries are well positioned to extend beyond the limits of this role. In this free WebJunction webinar, in collaboration with ALA TechSource, moderator Chrystie Hill and presenters Helene Blowers and Nancy Dowd will engage you in a discussion of how public libraries build community with technologies and programs, new and old.

 

Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions

Tuesday, 16 November 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 give you the tools to address challenges around difficult volunteers, volunteers aging in place, and suggestions to minimize these situations in the future, as well as suggestions for determining when a volunteer should be terminated, how to make it easier, and  the role that risk management plays in these decisions.

 

Introduction to Fundraising Planning

Tuesday, 16 November 2010
3:00 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 hour-long  Foundation Center session is for you. It will provide an overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan.

 

Proposal Writing Basics

Wednesday, 17 November 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

If you are new to proposal writing, you may be wondering: What are the key components of a proposal to a foundation? Who should sign a grant request? How should the proposal be packaged? Should you contact a funder if your proposal is turned down?  This free Foundation Center webinar, aimed at new proposal writers, will give you some answers. This session is also offered in Spanish.

 

Financial Management Fundamentals for Executive Directors & Board Members

Wednesday, 17 November 2010
1:00 pm (Eastern)

Nonprofit leaders and board members need to have at least a basic understanding of financial management. However, it is not uncommon to only have one or two people on a nonprofit board that understand finances. In this free Wednesday Webinar from NonprofitWebinars.com, Rebeka Mazzone of Accounting Management Solutions, Inc. (AMS) will demystify financial terminology, share financial “best practices” for a nonprofit, and help nonprofit executives and board members develop the financial insight they need to make strategic decisions and fulfill their responsibilities.  

 

Facebook: Customized Pages & Applications Case Studies

Wednesday, 17 November 2010
11:30 am (Pacific)

For nonprofits, Facebook is far more than a Page and a stream of status updates. In this free webinar, you’ll get a look at an innovative case study from Junior Achievement, who, with Common Knowledge’s assistance, crafted a socially-enable education platform for students in Facebook to support their worldwide program to teach high school students about business – and an insider view of a second Facebook application, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s International Diabetes Day.

 

What Is A Brand... and Why Does It Matter?

Wednesday, 17 November 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. Part of the NonprofitWebinars.com Wednesday Webinar series for nonprofit staff and board development, this free session is presented by Michele Levy, a “brand therapist” for nonprofits and startups, whose work with a range of clients includes research, brand strategy, message development, communications planning, and training.

 

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