Free Non-profit Webinars For July 2011

Lori Halley 17 June 2011 2 comments

Here is our list of free webinars for non-profits and membership organizations offered in July. Even though the summer holidays are approaching, we've found  20 free webinars for July on topics such as:  online event marketing for nonprofits; ramping up Facebook results; your board and fundraising; and measuring social media return on engagement. So take a look through the round-up of webinars to see what might interest you or others in your organization.

While we do our best to capture all of the free non-profit webinars out there, be sure to check the comments below from from time to time to see if late-coming webinar notices have been added. As always, if you're aware of a free non-profit webinar that missed our list, please provide the details in a comment.

Wild Apricot Product Webinars:

Wild Apricot Software Overview

Tuesday, 12 July 2011
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Eastern)

This free webinar is an introduction to Wild Apricot Software for associations, non-profits and other member-driven organizations. Led by one of our friendly and knowledgeable Apricots, you'll learn about the many features including: member applications and renewals; self-service portal; online member directory; communications features; event registration and management and more. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions and see first-hand how Wild Apricot can help you manage the "boring stuff" and get on with the real work of your organization.

Setting Up Your Wild Apricot Website

Thursday, 21 July, 2011
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Want to know more about how to customize your Wild Apricot website? In this webinar, we'll dig deep into the website portion of Wild Apricot, demonstrating key operations related to website setup, customization and page editing.
This webinar will cover:

  • the benefits of using the Wild Apricot vs traditional websites
  • website setup
  • customization of themes, header, menu, footer, and more
  • page editing, including adding pages, layouts, uploading/inserting documents, third party widgets
  • feature pages for interactive functionality, including member profiles, online payment forms
  • using communication tools like blogs and forums
  • and much more...

Check our website later this month for additional Wild Apricot product webinars.

 

Here are the rest of the free non-profit webinars in chronological order:

Online Event Marketing For Nonprofits 

Thursday, 7 July 2011
11:00 a.m. (Eastern)

See how nonprofits of all types are turning to new ways of planning, managing and promoting their live and online events. Learn the best practices and tools of event marketing that save precious time are easy to use and designed to be flexible with the nonprofit in mind. This Constant Contact webinar will use real-life case studies to demonstrate how others leveraged the tools and techniques that make online event marketing so appealing. Come with your questions and ideas and leave with real life solutions to make your events rock.

Nonprofit Newsletters That Engage 

Tuesday, 12 July 2011
4 p.m. (Eastern)

Engaging email newsletters raise awareness, strengthen your relationships, and help achieve your mission. Are yours doing that? This information-packed live webinar hosted by Constant Contact will help you discover the keys to an engaging newsletter and why online is essential. This session will help participants:

  • Understand what kind of content you should be sending supporters and explore resources for fresh content.
  • Gain the top design tips that drive response.
  • Find out what you can do to get your newsletter into the inbox and opened.
  • See what other nonprofits are doing with their newsletters and the results they are getting including examples and statistics.
  • Finish with some lessons you can learn inside of your reports to continually improve your newsletter.

Ten Steps to Ramping Up Results on Facebook for your Nonprofit 

Tuesday, 12 July 2011
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Eastern)

For nonprofits, the power of Facebook offers an opportunity to promote their cause to over 650 million active Facebook users worldwide. Around the world, tens of thousands of nonprofits use Facebook to find and engage supporters, conduct fundraising campaigns and spread awareness. This CharityHowTo webinar, presented by Facebook and social media expert John Haydon, will help you with some fundamentals of facebook and will help your nonprofit get more results on Facebook. Please note: to access this free webinar, you must have a Facebook profile. Simply log into your Facebook profile, click the "Like" button on your Facebook page. You'll then be redirected to the registration page for this webinar.

Your Board and Fundraising

Tuesday, 12 July 2011
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Learn how to engage your board in fundraising. This Foundation Center webinar will help you think through the process of getting your board involved with fundraising. It will cover: the role of your board ; why board members may be reluctant to fundraise and how to overcome these concerns; ways the board can participate in fundraising activities; and tips for strengthening your fundraising board.

Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies

Tuesday, 12 July 2011
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)

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 VolunteerMatch webinar introduces a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills. Materials will be provided to help you implement this process in your organization, as well as a training syllabus so you can learn how to recruit and train a volunteer staff to assist with prospective volunteer interviews.

Where’s the Return on Engagement? Measuring Social Media ROE 

Wednesday, 13 July 2011
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Everyone is talking about social media Return on Investment but measuring social media Return on Engagement (ROE) is what matters. New case studies and analysis show that real online engagement drives results. In this NonProfit Webinars workshop, we’ll define status metrics that lead to ROE and engagement metrics, what kind of social media activities give the highest ROE, why it’s so important, and how to use that information to design your programs and social media implementation. We’ll also look at three ROE supportive case studies.

Grantseeking Basics

Wednesday, 13 July 2011
3:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Are you new to non-profit fundraising? This free webinar from FoundationCenter.org provides an overview of the funding research process for those seeking grants from foundations, corporations and grantmaking public charities. You'll learn: what you need to have in place before you seek a grant; what you need to know about grantmakers and how non-profits are supported; how you identify funding partners; and about resources for your grantseeking efforts.


Five Steps for Awesome Social Media Lead Generation

Wednesday, 13 July 2011
1:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Social media marketing isn’t about hugs, kisses, rainbows or any of the like. For B2B companies looking to grow their business, social media marketing is about one thing: leads. HubSpot's Kipp Bodnar will unveil a 5-step process for generating leads using social media. This process will dispell common misconceptions of social media marketing and serve as the foundation of a successful social media strategy. During this HubSpot webinar you will learn: the fundemental tactics to social media lead generaton; technquies for maximizing social media reach and lead flow; a framework for content discovery to drive leads; and how to test a social media lead generation campaign.

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement

Thursday, 14 July 2011
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)

What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager? How can you use sites like Facebook and Twitter to promote your volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers? This VolunteerMatch webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You'll also learn about the social media tools available in your VolunteerMatch account that help you promote your volunteer opportunity on other social networking sites.

Online Event Marketing For Nonprofits

Tuesday, 19 July 2011
4 p.m. (Eastern)

See how nonprofits of all types are turning to new ways of planning, managing and promoting their live and online events. Learn the best practices and tools of event marketing that save precious time are easy to use and designed to be flexible with the nonprofit in mind. This Constant Contact webinar will use real-life case studies to demonstrate how others leveraged the tools and techniques that make online event marketing so appealing. Come with your questions and ideas and leave with real life solutions to make your events rock.


Proposal Writing Basics

Tuesday, 19 July 2011
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)

In this FoundationCenter.org webinar, those new to proposal writing will find answers to common questions, such as: how the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process; what to include in a standard proposal to a foundation; what funders expect to see in your proposal and attachments. You'll also learn tips for communicating with funders during the grant process and additional resources on proposal writing, including sample proposals.

Proposal Budgeting Basics

Wednesday, 20 July 2011 
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Learn how to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal. This FoundationCenter.org webinar, for the novice grantseeker, will answer budgeting questions, such as: what kinds of expenses are covered under "personnel?" What level of detail do you need to include for non-personnel expenses? What types of expenses can be included in the "overhead" category? What other documents will funders want to see? Foundation Center strongly recommends taking their Proposal Writing Basics  webinar prior to this one.

Introduction to Corporate Giving

Thursday, 21 July 2011
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Eastern)

Explore the world of corporate support and tools and resources on corporate giving.Seeking to target companies that might fund your organization? Finding it hard to get information? Need to get beyond the Yellow Pages?This FoundationCenter.org webinar offers an introduction to the world of corporate support for nonprofits and funding research tools to help you identify corporate prospects. The session will discuss: the motivations behind corporate giving; the difference between a direct corporate giving program and a company-sponsored foundation; the different pathways to partnership with a company and more. Prior attendance at Grantseeking Basics is strongly recommended.

How to Approach a Foundation

Tuesday, 26 July 2011 
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Learn how to build relationships with foundation prospects and prepare for calls and meetings with funders. From initial contact to getting funded, following field-tested best practices will increase your chances of getting the grant. In this FoundationCenter.org webinar, you'll learn how to initiate contact with potential funders; plan calls and meetings; communicate during and after a grant decision; and ultimately, how to build lasting partnerships with grantmakers.

You've Got the Grant - Now What?

Wednesday, 27 July 2011
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Learn best practices in reporting and communicating to deepen relationships with foundations. This FoundationCenter.org webinar is designed to help you successfully manage life after the grant. It will cover  the best practices in managing the reports and the communication required to build long term partnerships with foundations, ultimately leading to more opportunities for support.Topics covered include:understanding the grant relationship; managing the grant process; tips for engaging the funder during the life of the grant; and reporting on the grant, and preparing for the next one.

Boomer Volunteers Building Capacity: Creating Positions and Developing Leaders

Wednesday, 27 July 2011
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Engaging effective volunteers builds organizational capacity beyond what staff alone can accomplish. Through this VolunteerMatch webinar, participants will better understand how to develop appealing leadership opportunities, craft effective position descriptions, market those positions to skilled volunteers, and cultivate leaders. Presenters Jill Friedman Fixler and Beth Steinhorn will share case studies, position description templates, and marketing messages. The series is designed as a collection of four separate webinars and can be taken in any order.

Introduction to Fundraising Planning

Thursday, 28 July 2011
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Learn a basic planning process for diversifying your organization’s support. A successful nonprofit organization has diversified funding streams. If your organization has never developed a fundraising plan or calendar, this session is for you. It provides an overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan. In this FoundationCenter.org webinar, you'll learn how to: Conduct an assets inventory; Develop a case statement; Identify funding partners; and Prepare a fundraising plan and calendar.

Nonprofit Newsletters That Engage 

Thursday, 28 July 2011
4 p.m. (Eastern)

Engaging email newsletters raise awareness, strengthen your relationships, and help achieve your mission. Are yours doing that? This information-packed live webinar hosted by Constant Contact will help you discover the keys to an engaging newsletter and why online is essential. This session will help participants:

  • Understand what kind of content you should be sending supporters and explore resources for fresh content.
  • Gain the top design tips that drive response.
  • Find out what you can do to get your newsletter into the inbox and opened.
  • See what other nonprofits are doing with their newsletters and the results they are getting including examples and statistics.
  • Finish with some lessons you can learn inside of your reports to continually improve your newsletter.

  

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If your organization offers a free webinar that would be of interest to non-profit, membership or volunteer-based organizations and you want to include it in next month's post, please email an overview (like those above) to lori@wildapricot.com no later than July 15th.

And, as always, if you know of a free webinar that we've missed for this month – please share the details in the comments section below - but please provide only a brief overview!

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Posted by Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

Published Friday, 17 June 2011 at 9:00 AM

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Comments

  • Andrea Berry, Idealware said:

    Friday, 17 June 2011 at 5:34 AM

    Two free ones in July from Idealware!

    New Trends in Donor Management

    July 7 1-2 Eastern

    We all know that the right database can make managing donation histories, contact information, and other critical donor information easier. But how is the market changing? What new features and functions are available?

    Register here: https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/957/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=69668

    Creating Great Charts, Graphs and Maps on a Budget

    July 14 1-2 Eastern

    You've got data. How do you transform it into charts, graphs, and maps that will help your audience understand the data and move them to take action? In this online seminars, we'll talk about the types of chart and map formats that might be useful to you, and then take a look at a number of the software packages that can help you create data graphics for both web and print publications.

    Register here: https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/957/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=69392

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

    Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] said:

    Friday, 17 June 2011 at 8:41 AM

    Andrea: Thanks for adding these - sorry we missed them in our original round-up.

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