Webinars: February 28-March 21, 2013

webinarsI love a good webinar, and there are a ton of them out there! For those of you who aren’t familiar with them, they are seminars on a variety of topics, offered over the internet, usually with an expert speaker and a visual presentation. They’re great training for people with limited training budgets who want to know more about a particular development topic; many of them are offered for a nominal fee, and some are even free! I’ll be posting a list of them weekly; if you’re interested, follow the link for more information and to register. See my Webinars page for an ongoing listing. (NOTE: Descriptions are excerpted from the host website.)

February 28 (Thursday):

Measuring the Networked Nonprofit—Simple Steps for Measuring Social Media Results

Time: 11:00am-12:00pm EST

Fee: FREE

Offered by: CharityHowTo

Presenter: Beth Kanter

Description:

Nonprofits spend considerable time creating and curating content to share on Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks. But most groups aren’t properly measuring whether these efforts are worth the time and cost. And it can seem like a daunting task to put together an effective strategy for collecting and analyzing data about your social-media efforts.

How does one know where to begin? During this 60-minute webinar, Beth Kanter, Co-author of Measuring the Networked Nonprofit will discuss how to measure the return on social-media investments. Attendees will learn how to do more than just count friends and followers. She will explore how to identify what data is available and how to collect and analyze these numbers so that you can make smart decisions about your social-media strategies.

Taking Your Nonprofit Stories from Boring to Brilliant

Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm EST

Fee: $79.99

Offered by: CharityHowTo

Presenter: Lori Jacobwith

Course Level: Beginner

Description:

Storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to engage supporters. Finding and telling stories that are compelling is both an art and a science AND it takes practice. Lori L. Jacobwith, master storyteller and trainer, has coached thousands of people as they tell their story and helped them distill the story down to its most emotionally engaging essence.

During this live nonprofit training webinar Lori will take you inside her tool chest and share techniques & storytelling templates to help you and your team become the storytellers you’ve dreamed of becoming.

Lori will share examples of written and spoken stories and provide links to websites that use online stories powerfully. You’ll get a chance to see some before and after story examples that will catapult your nonprofit agency communication to a whole new level of engagement. Best of all you’ll learn how to succinctly share your nonprofit mission with stories that cut through the clutter of daily communications.

How to Win Grants from Private Foundations

Time: 02:00pm-03:00pm EST

Fee: $96

Offered by: The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Presenter: Tobi Printz-Platnick, John Hicks

Description:

As governments cut back and donors get more selective, more and more nonprofits are turning to private foundations for support.

But attracting private foundation money is very different than seeking corporate aid or federal and state grants.

To learn how you can stand out from the competition and understand what foundations are seeking, join The Chronicle of Philanthropy for a Webinar that features insights from a veteran program officer who has reviewed thousands of proposals over the last decade. Tobi Printz-Platnick of the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation will offer practical advice for increasing your odds of success, shed light on how foundations make their decisions, and show you how to talk about your organization’s weaknesses as well as its strengths.

You’ll also hear from a fundraising consultant and author, John Hicks, who will explain how to build strong ties to program officers, demonstrate that your work aligns with a foundation’s mission, and set your organization apart from the competition.

March 5 (Tuesday):

How to Write Faster: Tips for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

Time: 11:00am-12:00pm EST

Fee: FREE

Offered by: CharityHowTo

Presenter: Kivi Leroux Miller

Description:

One of the biggest challenges for nonprofit marketers and fundraisers is producing all of the content you need to do your job well.

Everywhere you look on your to-do list is something new that you need to write, whether for direct mail or email, newsletters, your website, social media, press releases, advertising, proposals . . . it goes on and on, and never stops! And the truth is, IT NEVER WILL.

But the good news is that there are many ways to write more quickly, and Kivi Leroux Miller, a prolific producer of high-quality content, will show you how. Not every tip will work for you, but many of them will, if you build them into your workflow and create some new habits.

March 6 (Wednesday):

The Secret Sauce for Nonprofit Crowdfunding

Time: 02:00pm-03:00pm EST

Fee: FREE

Offered by: VolunteerMatch

Presenter: Lesley Mansford, CEO of Razoo

Description:

These days, it’s not just about the fancy technology you use to raise money and support online – it’s how you use it. As more nonprofits turn to online platforms like Razoo for crowdfunding campaigns, the world of online fundraising can seem a bit like the Wild Wild West.

What separates the campaigns that just “do alright” from the ones that go viral and raise hundreds of thousands of dollars or more? You might be surprised to know that the difference is made by volunteers – online champions that care so much about their causes they give their time and tap their networks to help raise money for nonprofit organizations.

In the March Nonprofit Insights webinar, Lesley Mansford, CEO of crowdfunding platform Razoo, will give us a glimpse into her world, sharing tips and best practices gathered from online campaigns that have raised more than $100 million for nonprofits from over 300,000 individual donors.

Through real-life stories and practical examples, Lesley will present the elements that contribute to a successful fundraising campaign on Razoo, including how nonprofits can best engage virtual volunteers to help spread the word and raise money.

March 7 (Thursday):

How to Make Your Nonprofit Donors Feel Like Superheroes So They Give More

Time: 01:00pm-02:30pm EST

Fee: $67.00

Offered by: CharityHowTo

Presenter: Lori Jacobwith

Course Level: Beginner

Description:

Knowing how to effectively acknowledge your supporters can have a huge impact on your annual fundraising and your long-term financial sustainability. When your supporters feel seen and appreciated they give more and for more years. Really!

Sending a thank you letter is only the beginning, acknowledging your supporters can be so much MORE. The 30 terrific tactics Lori L. Jacobwith will share in this live, interactive webinar have helped organizations increase individual contributions 20 to 100% from some donors. With these reminders and fresh ideas you can build a creative and meaningful donor acknowledgement program. The examples shared will get you thinking outside the box to add fun and create deeper connections that keep your supporters feeling the “love” all year-long.

March 14 (Thursday):

The Mobile Nonprofit: Strategies for Smartphone and Tablets

Time: 02:00pm-03:00pm EST

Fee: $75.00 (Early Bird), $96.00 (after February 28)

Offered by: The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Presenter: Lara Koch, John Overy

Description:

As more and more people use smart phones or tablets, experts say it’s likely that within the next year these will be the primary devices your supporters use to view your Web site.

While many nonprofits still do not provide mobile-friendly Web pages, e-mails, or online donation forms, a few organizations are now raising more money from supporters on the go.  Join The Chronicle of Philanthropy for a Webinar that will help you better understand the mobile Web and make wise decisions about how to invest your limited time and money in a mobile strategy.

Lara Koch, one of the nation’s first full-time nonprofit mobile specialists, will describe how her organization created a mobile-optimized Web site and has seen traffic grow by more than 370 percent in the past two years.

John Overy of World Vision will share how his group developed text campaigns, a mobile gift catalog and iPhone and iPad apps – plus a mobile-optimized Web site that has led to a sharp increase in donations from mobile devices.

March 19 (Tuesday):

How to Start a Nonprofit−A Step-by-Step Guide

Time: 02:00pm-03:00pm EST

Fee: $30.00

Offered by: Philanthropy Journal

Presenter: Marty Martin, JD, MPA

Description:

This webinar will address the challenges of starting new nonprofits and why it may prove more advantageous for would-be nonprofits to partner with existing groups to leverage resources.

Starting an exempt nonprofit organization requires compliance with IRS and state legal requirements and key organizational planning considerations for a founder. Embedded in these documents and application processes are legal operating constraints generally unknown to someone just starting an exempt nonprofit organization. The webinar will cover required legal documents including Articles of Incorporation; Bylaws; IRS 1023 application; charitable solicitation license; and IRS 990 form. Incorporated in this discussion will be planning tips; distinction between nonprofit and exempt organizations; and legal operating requirements to maintain the exempt status. At the end of the webinar, participants will have a broad outline of what is needed to start and operate a nonprofit successfully.

March 21 (Thursday):

How to Make Your Nonprofit Donors Feel Like Superheroes So They Give More

Time: 03:00pm-04:30pm EST

Fee: $67.00

Offered by: CharityHowTo

Presenter: Lori Jacobwith

Course Level: Beginner

Description:

Knowing how to effectively acknowledge your supporters can have a huge impact on your annual fundraising and your long-term financial sustainability. When your supporters feel seen and appreciated they give more and for more years. Really!

Sending a thank you letter is only the beginning, acknowledging your supporters can be so much MORE. The 30 terrific tactics Lori L. Jacobwith will share in this live, interactive webinar have helped organizations increase individual contributions 20 to 100% from some donors. With these reminders and fresh ideas you can build a creative and meaningful donor acknowledgement program. The examples shared will get you thinking outside the box to add fun and create deeper connections that keep your supporters feeling the “love” all year-long.

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About agirlnamedkylie

I coordinate development for an historic movie theatre that is now a super duper arts machine. I live with my husband and our three cats in the house that he grew up in. When I'm not writing or working, I like to watch classic, foreign and independent movies, knit, cook, make lists, and be generally happy most of the time.

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