Sometimes it seems like crowdfunding is just for new digital devices, iPhone covers and games. But crowdfunding can be used a powerful tool for social change! Whether you’re an established non-profit or a social start-up crowdfunding can help you activate and expand your supporter base and maximise your fundraising to make a difference.
This webinar will introduce you to both the theory and practice of crowd funding, dispelling misconceptions, exploring case-studies and giving attendees the knowledge they need to utilize this new fundraising form in the pursuit of their social mission.
- A clear understanding of how crowdfunding works.
- An overview of the main platforms and how to choose the one that’s right for you.
- What motivates people to give to crowdfunding campaigns, and what holds them back.
- Knowledge of what makes for good crowdfunding rewards and the role video plays.
- How long a crowdfunding campaign should be and how much can you raise.
Organizations frequently overlook the “critical middle”–how the exercise of leadership at all levels and how the application of a well-integrated operations strategy contribute to results and outcomes. This webinar offers a practical framework for integrating defined leadership and management practices into a holistic operations strategy in order to maximize organizational outcomes. Strategic plans are crucial. Policies and systems are practical. But without an explicit operations strategy and a unified approach to leading and managing the human systems across an organization, significant promise is left unattained.
- Understanding of “operations strategy” and its relevance to any organization.
- Guidelines for setting operations strategy while integrating the leadership and management practices component.
- A foundation for defining the core leadership and management practices relevant to one’s own organization.
Creating Trust and Trustworthiness in Virtual Relationships
Increasingly, managers lead teams that are part global, distributed, or virtual. Yet, traditional management best practices are based on high-touch, in-person techniques.
How do virtual managers build trust, engagement and influence without being physically present?
In this webcast, leadership development experts Charles H. Green and Kristi Hedges, explore how successful leaders are using influence best practices in creative and unique ways suited for managing in a virtual environment. You’ll hear “from the trenches” perspectives that explain common issues in leading virtual teams with concrete advice for solving the problems that arise from them.
As virtual management becomes the new normal, this webcast equips you with practical tools to be a trusted, present leader in any environment.
What You Will Learn
- The foundational components of trust and presence for any leader—virtual, remote or in-person
- Strategies to gain commitment and buy-in for ideas remotely
- How to increase trust and cohesion among team members who rarely see each other in person
- Ways to overcome conflict, resistance, and accountability challenges
- Techniques for establishing leadership presence without being physically present
While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.
- Looking for an inexpensive way to distribute digital materials to non-library locations and enhance your traditional library services?
- Have someone on your staff or a volunteer who likes to tinker with gadgets?
LibraryBox is an open source project designed to allow for the distribution of digital materials (books, music, movies, datasets) in the absence of reliable Internet connectivity. The hardware that LibraryBox uses is very inexpensive ($35) and the code is freely available, making it an attractive option for outreach and service to underserved areas for libraries.
LibraryBox is a key that can unlock many possibilities for your services. This webinar will discuss how you can build your own LibraryBox, use-cases (systems to accomplish a particular goal), the development of the project from its beginnings, and where it’s headed in the future.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
- Understand the scope of the LibraryBox Project and why it is beneficial to libraries and their customers.
- Understand “use cases” and how they apply for LibraryBox for different types of libraries.
- Know how to build a basic LibraryBox of their own.
This webinar will be of interest to any library or librarian who is interested in digital distribution of materials to non-library locations.
Whether your district is Common Core or not, its arrival and collision with the broad digital transition create unmatched opportunity for librarians to take leadership on meeting standards using their collection development and technology skills–mixing up materials and tools, stepping up the professional development role with teachers, innovating on the collection level, informing curriculum, and integrating digital tools.
Takeaway: 10 Steps to Take to Lead on Standards
If you’ve dipped your toe in the social media waters, do you wonder why you aren’t reaching more people or raising more dollars? If you haven’t yet begun, have you considered what social media marketing might do to help you reach – or not reach — your goals? This webinar will explore why winging it no longer works in 2013 (e.g., putting up a page and sporadically begging for ‘likes’ and ‘follows’) and help you dive gracefully into the deep end. Plus, we’ll discuss the resources needed to achieve success and how to measure the return on your investment and engagement.
This webinar is designed to answer these questions:
- Why should I invest more resources in social media?
- How can I get the rest of my organization on board?.
- How do I integrate my social media plan with my other fundraising and marketing strategies?
- Beyond securing ‘likes’ and ‘follows’ what should I be doing to inspire action?
- What resources do I need, and how do I find them?
- How do I measure return on investment? What will success look like?
A webinar on technology training for communities. Learn how OASIS Connections classes are helping communities build skills and confidence using computers, the Internet and today's technology.
More Americans than ever are coming to their libraries to access the Internet and get help connecting with their families, the job market and online services. Many library visitors lack basic computer skills, or need to learn the essential technology skills to apply for and land a job. With continual technology change, libraries are challenged to provide quality, up-to-date curriculum for their communities.
OASIS Connections, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting successful aging through lifelong learning, healthy living and social engagement, has partnered with urban and rural libraries across the country to provide a cost-effective training solution that helps adults of all ages develop technology skills and confidence. Learn how different library systems have adopted the program to serve varying local needs.
In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library. There will also be plenty of time in each episode for you to ask your tech questions. So, bring your questions with you, or send them in ahead of time, and Michael will have your answers.
Lauren McMullen and Jo Flick will lead a discussion about the meaning of Digital Literacy for libraries. Together, participants will explore the important role libraries play in promoting digitally literate communities. In the second half of this session, participants will explore online resources they can access to support their digital literacy services and training.
Board members often don’t want to ask for funds, but when it comes to raising friends for your organization, most of them are eager. But, do they know how to tell your story? Here are some things board members can do:
• Develop their own 30-second elevator speech about your organization
• Present “just the facts, ma’am” fact sheet to a local business person
• Speak with passion about your organization to potential donors
- Understand the various constituents of your organization
- Develop appropriate messages for each constituency
- Develop a comfort level in presenting your story