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.
In this webcast, we'll look at the life-cycle of a Drupal development project through the lens of Hollywood storytelling. Learn how to deliver successful projects that are on time, on budget, and meet customer expectations through a comparison of how the narrative structure of various films compares to different process models for site development. Not only will you come away with a better understanding of how to approach your next Web development project, but you’ll also gain a greater appreciation for the life lessons taught by some of your favorite Hollywood films.
This webcast will cover:
Managing Audience Expectations
The Structure of Storytelling
- The Three Act Web Development Cycle
- The Agile Process
- Elements of a Successful Open Source Web Platform
Events can be an excellent way to connect with patrons, volunteers, your partnering organizations, and your surrounding neighborhood. They build good will, educate about your services, and add to your list of annual successes. This presentation will share the rudiments of low- or no-cost events for which the idea and spirit behind them are as important as the successful execution.
This program will include an overview of new features now available in WorldShare Interlibrary Loan as well as information about plans for future enhancements to the service.
You will also have an opportunity to chat with members of the WorldShare Interlibrary Loan team about effective ways to use the new service, best practices they have observed from early users - and any other topics of interest to you.
Time: 1:00 p.m., (EDT), Eastern Daylight Time
The basis for any successful grant proposal is objective evidence that a vital community need exists. This is why the best American fundraisers are intimately familiar with the US Census Bureau web site, including American FactFinder and mapping tools.
This workshop is intended for those who either are new to the US Census site, are confused by its new format or haven’t had time to learn about the wide array of data and services offered at the site
- How to efficiently conduct simple and advanced searches to quickly find the Census information that you need.
- A fundamental understanding of the array of data available on the US Census web site.
- Free resources that you or your colleagues can utilize to become even more of a data expert.
- Tips on processing the data you obtain from the Census site.
National Library of Medicine's Disaster Information Management Resource Center
Siobhan Champ-Blackwell will provide a tour and highlight its resources. Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit.
Log in at: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided. Questions to Jim Honour, email@example.com or 307-766-6537.
With nearly two million nonprofit board seats open, good board members are hard to find. Yet, according to Taproot Foundation, most professionals want to be on boards.*
How do nonprofits attract the right professionals to their boards, the ones who want to do the job and who have the particular skills needed by the organization? Well, the simple answer is – just ask. The longer answer is you need a conduit to professionals who care. LinkedIn Board Connect now provides that conduit for nonprofits, at no cost.
Ensure your success with 7 tips from board governance and LinkedIn pros, Marc Halpert, Maria Semple and Geri Stengel.
*Taproot Foundation estimates 87% of human resources professionals and 92% of marketing professionals are interested in board service but far fewer actually serve on boards.
On LinkedIn, nonprofits must take seven steps to reach and recruit board members:
- Determining the skills and expertise you need on your board
- Look your best
- Build your network before you need it
- Experiment with search
- Be introduced or go direct
- Build relationships
- Orient nonprofit board members to ensure their success
Customer segmentation studies and data analytics combines demographic data with lifestyle information to help public libraries better understand who their customers are and what services best meet the community’s need, whether school-aged children or empty-nester couples. This type of GIS-based market segmentation can also help inform strategies around such initiatives as a levy ballot and also eliminate inefficient marketing efforts.
Data-driven decision making is creating large pools of data around which public libraries are trying to define everything from overarching strategies to granular collection development strategies. Although the analysis of this data is often left to third-parties, some libraries are taking the step of hiring their own data analysts to help administrators decide what the data means, why it matters, and how best to present it to other stakeholders.
In this exclusive sneak peek for library staff members, Jay Turner will demonstrate improvements to GPLS’s online continuing education program, now known as the Georgia Library Education Access Network (GLEAN). This enhanced program goes live on July 1, 2013. See GLEAN in action and discover how it will benefit your continuing education and professional development goals.