Do you use Google every day? Mastering Google's powerful search refinement operators and lesser known features could, over a year's time, save you days scouring over irrelevant results. Even more enticing is the promise of elusive nuggets of market research and competitive intelligence out there waiting to be discovered — IF you know how to wield Google. The majority of our search queries are surprisingly unsophisticated and thus the true power of the Google search engine, for most of us, remains untapped.
Learn how you too can become an expert Google searcher and extract invaluable data about your competitors and about the market like never before — with laser-like accuracy and extreme efficiency.
Responsive Web Design (RWD): An Introduction to Building a Single Website for the Desktop, Tablet and Smartphone
- Are your library customers complaining they can’t read your website on their phones?
- Wondering how to make your website easily readable on smartphones, tablets, as well as the desktop?
Responsive web design, the ability to craft a web site that adapts into the resolution of the device it is being displayed on, is changing the game for web developers. In this webinar, we’ll look at how responsive design principles can be applied to your web development and enable you to build a single web site that adapts to work on the desktop, tablet, and smartphone environments.
Most nonprofits involve volunteers in program areas and administrative areas. You might not be aware, however, of the many ways you can involve volunteers in your fundraising activities. This webinar will outline ways you can involve volunteers in fundraising, where to find volunteers, how to recruit them, and how to keep them enthused about your organization.
- List ways your organization can benefit from getting volunteers involved in your fundraising
- Develop a plan to recruit fundraising volunteers
- Develop a structure for a development committee
Could your mission statement describe any of several other organizations that are similar to yours? Do you just haul it out once a year for your annual report and 990? If you’ve been around for many years, you’re clear about your nonprofit’s value to your community, your stakeholders and/or your cause, why bother to revisit your mission statement?
The answers to these questions can make the difference between sustainable success and failure in several ways. Organizations that have a page-long mission statements and think that any effort to review it would be just empty wordsmithing may want to join us for this webinar to see what a rigorously crafted mission statement can do for marketing, fundraising, stakeholder loyalty, strategy, and managing change.
- Why your mission statement is so important.
- Why it’s worth editing your mission statement–and how to do it.
- What’s in a good mission statement, and what’s not.
- How a good mission statement forms the basis for strategic decisions.
- • How to measure your performance against your mission statement, and why that’s
Libraries share many common challenges: scarce resources, increased user demand and ever more complex collections, systems and workflows. To help manage these challenges, today’s cloud-based library management services are offering workflows that save time and discovery solutions that meet users’ expectations.
Libraries using these services are seeing drastic reductions in the time it takes for routine tasks because of the integration in the cloud between libraries, applications, partners and data. Not only can information be shared between departments, but between libraries, improving quality and relevance as it’s enhanced along the way.
As a result, libraries save staff time and money while improving efficiency, workflows and user satisfaction. In short, cloud-based library management services, like OCLC WorldShare® Management Services, require less time in your library’s back office. This provides more time and resources to do the things that make your institution truly unique and that help you serve your users better.
Gain experience in using the American FactFinder data access tool. Learn how to use the search and navigation features to access some of the Census Bureau's programs, datasets and topics.
The ability to prove library value enables institutions to maximize budget dollars, properly allocate their spend, and improve user satisfaction. We have come a long way in the types and quality of data as well as methods for collecting and analyzing that information. Join our webinar to discuss how metrics have evolved to their current state and what direction we can take with new and alternative metrics in the future. Our panelists will address their methods for measuring library value from the data they choose to evaluate, to the tools they utilize, and how they perform their analysis and utilize it in real practice.
Investing in teen services isn’t just good for teens; it’s good for libraries and for communities. But sometimes we don’t know how to get started making the case for teen services, or we’re not sure what we can do. Fortunately, we’re not alone—we have each other and we have resources like YALSA’s Advocacy Toolkit to help us amplify our message.
In this webinar, participants will learn how to:
• Incorporate advocacy into everything they do;
• Find tips, messages, facts, and strategies to help them advocate for teens;
• Demonstrate the value of their programs and services;
• Use YALSA’s Advocacy Toolkit and other YALSA resources for advocacy.
Join this free webinar to learn more about social media, and how you can use social media tools to increase your volunteer engagement and expand your volunteer recruitment.
Volunteer engagement is changing. What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager? How can you use social media to promote your volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers? This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You'll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities.
You'll also learn about the social media tools available as part of your VolunteerMatch account that can help you promote your volunteer opportunity on other social networking sites.
VolunteerMatch is here to help make it easy for you to recruit volunteers, manage existing volunteers, and promote your organization.
- What social media is and why it matters
- How to use social media to recruit and engage volunteers
- The Do’s and Don’ts of managing social media tools
- Where to go to get resources and help
This webinar explores stress-reduction skills and strategies to help face challenging situations that impact our personal work styles, our organizations, and the communities we serve.
Working in a library can feel like a constant juggling act. We navigate competing demands and challenging situations on a daily basis in order to meet our mission and transform our communities. In this interactive session, discover how to handle these challenges proactively. Learn positive, practical tips, stress-reduction skills, and ideas for changing your personal work style. Learn strategies to help you face challenging situations that affect your whole organization and society-wide issues that impact the communities we serve. Feel better and be more effective at your work.