Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising.
Are you a representative of a nonprofit organization?
Are you new to fundraising?
Do you want to learn how the funding research process works, and what tools and resources are available?
Learn how to become a better grantseeker! In this class we will cover: what you need to have in place before you seek a grant; the world of grantmakers; the grantseeking process; and available tools and resources.
Thanks to computers, it is easier to collect and obtain data for a grant proposal than ever before. There’s so much data, though, that it can difficult to determine which data to present—especially when grant applications only allow concise answers.
This webinar explains which data grantmakers are looking for, and where to present statistics and other information within the grant proposal. Multiple examples from actual, funded grant proposals will show how data solves grant writers’ most knotty problems by creating need statements, formulating project objectives, devising evaluation measures, and more.
Learn the characteristics of effective nonprofits and assess whether yours is ready for foundation fundraising.
This class is designed for new nonprofits or community groups with very little experience in grantseeking. We focus specifically on foundation fundraising.
The course will address such questions as:
- What groundwork do I have to have in place before approaching foundations for funding?
- What are the steps to obtaining incorporation and nonprofit status and where can I get some help to do so?
- What are the characteristics of successful nonprofits?
John Dove, senior publisher at Credo Reference, will take a look at how Google has evolved as a search engine and share their stated vision for the future. He will then contrast that with Credo’s vision of an online reference system that captures some of the best insights and understandings that reference librarians have about their users and users’ needs.
Big data…big deal
Information is supposed to make us smarter, but more often than not, it simply overwhelms us.
This program is for you if you feel like you’re drowning in data and unsure which data to use to drive your company initiatives.
The truth is that the amount of data available to help run your business is greater than ever before. To effectively use this information, managers must consider the practical side of big data...what matters to you is how do you grow and build a team to make smarter decisions.
Much of the information out there just discusses the promise of the data deluge. The challenge is not the volume of data but rather the judgment needed to use it. This webcast focuses on the abilities needed to discover, interpret and deliver data analytics across products and segments.
Your donors shouldn’t yawn when they open up their inbox. A strong fundraising email can breathe new life into your relationship with donors, make a powerful statement as part of a campaign, and be an inexpensive way to get extra donations when you need them most. We’ll explore case studies of clever, well developed, and successful fundraising emails from organizations just like you. Then, we’ll investigate the secrets to what made them work so well and how you can apply a similar treatment to your own fundraising emails.
This webinar expands on basic premises and practices of reader's advisory, exploring new ways to address the needs of your library's core constituency of readers.
As libraries evolve and adapt to changing circumstances, it is crucial to our continued community relevance that we retain and serve our core constituency of readers. Reader's advisory specialists from The Seattle Public Library will expand on the basic premises and practices of reader’s advisory, sharing how to apply these practices across new platforms and technologies, enlist social media and catalogs to serve readers, and use form-based and virtual reader's advisory. Learn expert techniques for using the latest generation of advisory resources and other ways to better serve readers in libraries large and small.
Bozarthzone! Instructional Design for the Real World: Tricks to Speed It Up, Make It Less Painful, and Amaze Your Friends
Join in for a fast, fun tour of quick tools and tricks that will support rapid instructional design, cut to the heart of needs analysis, and improve communication with subject matter experts and managers and others requesting training solutions.
Find Out How You Can Launch a Local Campaign
Get a complete Geek the Library overview and your questions answered in a live format. Our informational webinars are a simple way to learn about the details before committing to participate in the program.
Some of today’s most incredible innovations are coming from the global community of makers--thinkers, inventors, and programmers sharing information and using technology to push new ideas forward. Through programming and community partnerships, your library can help drive this powerful new movement forward by becoming a makerspace. In this hour-long, free webinar hosted by University of Michigan School of Information professor Kristin Fontichiaro, authors from Cherry Lake Publishing's Makers as Innovators series will share their lessons learned from creating a makerspace culture. Tune into this exciting webinar to learn tips and secrets to unlocking creative energy, innovation, and action in your library, staff, and patrons!