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8 Quality Webinar Resources for Nonprofits

Looking for free or affordable learning opportunities regarding nonprofit work? Here are some webinars produced by reputable sources in the nonprofit sector, for the nonprofit sector.

1. Foundation Center – Some topics include an overview of the funding research process for individuals working in the arts, including visual and performing artists, creative writers, filmmakers, etc. and an introduction to the world of corporate support and to the effective utilization of the Foundation Center’s resources on corporate giving.

2. NTen – Topics include “Become a Facebook Rockstar” and “The Constituent Pyramid – Using Social Media To Convert Followers Into Supporters.”

3. Network for Good – A free training series on nonprofit marketing and online fundraising, supported by Network for Good and guest speakers.

4. Idealist – According to their web site, these webinars are “designed to help career service professionals understand and speak to the unique issues around the nonprofit career search.”

5. VolunteerMatch – This site’s Learning Center includes introductory and advanced nonprofit webinars from best practs for recruiting online to engaging pro bono and skilled volunteers.

6. TechSoup – These online seminars help to make technology make sense for nonprofits. Topics include online video, mobile technology for advocacy and activism and creating effective surveys.

7. GuideStar – This nonprofit reporting company offers a broad range of topics suitable for nonprofits and professionals who work with or provide services to the sector, some related to their site and services and other more general topics.

8. Wild Apricot – This software company produces quality content and webinars for nonprofits, both sessions to introduce their membership management tools as well as broader topics such as “Competing with Social Networks: Recruiting Members in the Facebook Age.”

When it comes to convenient and affordable learning opportunities, clearly webinars are a viable option for anyone involved in the nonprofit sector.

What webinars do you recommend for nonprofits?

 

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Social Media Goodness Podcast Show #2

socialmediagood150Culled from these very blog pages, here’s the 2nd show for Social Media Goodness.

Should nonprofit organizations use social media? Why? How?

Listen to Social Media Goodness.

Would love to know your thoughts!

Why Nonprofits Should Use Social Media

When it comes to marketing, nonprofits – like many companies – tend to go for the familiar. What do we know? What have we done in the past? Direct mail? Check. A print newsletter? Check. A fundraising event? Check.

Whether or not these tactics have actually been successful in the past, they tend to be the typical course of action. Even if they are not cost effective or time efficient, more often than not, everyone at an organization can at least agree on the statement “that’s the way we’ve always done it.”

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Unfortunately, today’s funders and constituents are no longer consuming their information in the same ways. Today’s marketing tactics are not familiar. So how does a nonprofit with limited capacity get up to speed?

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5-Part Social Media Process (Amy Sample Ward)

Amy Sample Ward blogs about nonprofit organizations and have distilled the process of moving forward with social media into 5 parts. Don’t let the simplicity of her ideas fool you – these are the foundational building blocks of any social media campaign (or marketing campaign or…) but are so often overlooked.

Her 5 parts are:

1. Audience

2. Resources

3. Success

4. Technology

5. Evaluation

Read what she has to say.

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