Explore the world of corporate support and tools and resources on corporate giving.
Seeking to target companies that might fund your organization?
Finding it hard to get information?
Need to get beyond the Yellow Pages?
Join us for an introduction to the world of corporate support for nonprofits and funding research tools to help you identify corporate prospects. We'll answer such questions as:
- What are the motivations behind corporate giving?
- What is the difference between a direct corporate giving program and a company-sponsored foundation and how does it affect my approach to research?
- What are the different pathways to partnership with a company?
- How can I match my organization's needs with the interests of a corporation?
- How can I use the Foundation Center’s resources to locate corporate funders?
We will include a case study illustrating a corporate-nonprofit partnership.
Minority Health Resources will be highlighted.
Instruction will include hands-on exercises. Participants should have access to a phone and a computer on which they will be able to see the presentation and complete exercises for the class.
The updates are conducted using Adobe Acrobat Connect.
At the date and time of the meeting, go to http://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr/. Enter as a guest. Sign in with your first and last names. Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have the Adobe Acrobat Connect system call you on your telephone.
Engaging the ever-growing Spanish-speaking/Latino population in your library’s programs and services presents interesting and rewarding opportunities. This webinar will explore various efforts to identify new opportunities, funding resources and community partners to expand your library’s potential to serve this community.
In this one-hour webinar, attendees will:
- Understand how this population is becoming the key to our libraries’ future
- Take a look at the facts
- Dissect the components of a proven library program
- Review “Barrio Logan” as a case study in participatory programming
- Discover how you can leverage marketing and public relations to reach this community
- Learn how to best communicate your programs and services
- Find out what other libraries are doing to engage this growing population
- Review a variety of successful library programs
- Learn how to get things moving
- Receive tips and resources that can assist you with next steps
By the end of this webinar attendees will have the basic knowledge to incorporate into your Spanish Language Outreach (SLO) efforts.
This webinar will be of interest to library staff interested in marketing and providing programming for the Spanish-speaking/Latino population.
You’ll see how this product helps grow and engage your Facebook supporters year-round via a peer-to-peer fundraising product and service that asks Facebook supporters to dedicate their birthday to your cause.
The new Social Giving for Facebook Birthday Wish module helps nonprofits recruit new supporters and peer-to-peer fundraisers on Facebook as part of a year-round giving program.
- Social Birthday E-Cards
- Social Promotion and Fundraiser Recruitment
- Fundraiser Recognition
- Fundraiser Activity Sharing
- Fundraiser Helper
- And much more…
As libraries continue to be squeezed out of the ebook lending picture and more patrons seek out information without library assistance, what is a viable path for libraries in the future? With more tools widely available for patrons to use to create their own content, libraries have a chance to transform from institutions that are only about borrowing to institutions about experiences.
Instead of just merely collecting “stuff” and lending it out to patrons, more libraries are encouraging their patrons to “make something” at the library. Whether it be the hackerspace at the Fayetteville Free Library, the YOUMedia lab at the Chicago Public Library, or smaller programs at other libraries throughout the country, libraries are offering more programs to encourage their patrons to be prosumers instead of just simply consumers.
In this webinar, Justin Hoenke (Teen Librarian, Portland (Maine) Public Library) will discuss the current trend of content creation at libraries. He will also share details about how to start up your own content creation programs and discuss his own content creation programs such as Make Music At The Library and Game On! Envisioning Your Own Video Game. Justin blogs at http://justinthelibrarian.com.
Stephen Francoeur, a user experience librarian at Baruch College (New York, NY) will give an introduction to usability testing and how it can assist in creating a more user-friendly library website. Check out Stephen's website at http://www.stephenfrancoeur.com.
"Social learning" and "informal learning" are among the training industry's hottest phrases these days. But there's so much confusion over what they mean, and what they mean to those of us in the business. A few truths:
• Social learning isn't new.
• Social learning isn't necessarily ‘managed', ‘launched', ‘controlled', or ‘measured'.
• People in the workplace are learning all the time - without us.
• Those people likely don't think of what they're doing as "learning".
In this session we'll spend some time looking at real examples of social and informal learning as it happens in workplaces all the time, every day. Along the way we'll generate some ideas for locating, supporting and facilitating social learning opportunities toward the greater goal of enhancing organizational performance.
Jane Bozarth is North Carolina's self-appointed "E-Learning Goddess". While her specialty is in finding ways to cut the high costs of e-learning, Jane is also a popular classroom instructor and motivational speaker. Dr. Bozarth enjoys business writing and author of E-Learning Solutions on a Shoestring, Better than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging E-Learning with PowerPoint, From Analysis to Evaluation: Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Trainers, and Social Media for Trainers
This class helps you think through the process of getting your board involved with fundraising.
What we will cover:
- The role of your board
- Why board members may be reluctant to fundraise and how to overcome these concerns
- Ways the board can participate in fundraising activities
- Tips for strengthening your fundraising board
In just a few short years, the Laurens County Library, in rural South Carolina, has created an impressive and well attended series of adult programs on a shoestring budget. Join us for a webinar, hosted in collaboration with WebJunction and the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, to learn how the library selects topics, recruits presenters, raises funds, and promotes through effective public relations practices. Find out what Laurens has done that works, what doesn't work, and learn how your adult programming can make your library a valued community hub, building awareness and increasing usage of all your services.
Presented by: Joey P. Holmes, library assistant at the Laurens County Library (SC)
ALA President Molly Raphael and Miguel Figueroa, Director of ALA's Office for Diversity, will discuss President Raphael's Diversity Leadership Initiative. They will cover the various elements and activities of the Initiative and the role of diversity leadership within libraries and LIS programs like SLIS. Participants will learn what's been done thus far, what we can expect over the next few months and strategies to extend the Initiative beyond Molly's term as ALA President.
Molly Raphael began her career as a youth librarian with the District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL); she spent over 30 years with DCPL and eventually was appointed Director of that system. In 2003, Raphael was recruited to lead the award-winning Multnomah County Library (MCL) in Portland, Oregon. During her tenure, she increased diversity in library employment, collections and programming and was awarded the Arthur Flemming Civil Rights Award. Under her leadership, MCL achieved consistently top national rankings among urban public libraries and the highest gross circulation of any library in the country, surpassing libraries serving much larger populations. MCL, a nationally recognized leader in developing early literacy services and programs to reach out to underserved, culturally diverse communities, was selected in 2009 to receive the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation's highest honor for museums and libraries.
Miguel Figueroa is the director of the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Diversity and the acting director of the Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS). He is co-editor of the book Staff Development Strategies That Work!: Stories and Strategies from New Librarians (Neal-Schuman, 2008). Prior to joining the American Library Association, he worked at the Middle Atlantic Regional Medical Library at the NYU Health Science Libraries and as associate director of publishing for Neal-Schuman Publishers. Figueroa graduated in 2003 from the Knowledge River Program, part of the School of Information Resources and Library Science at the University of Arizona (Tucson), with a strong focus on the impact of diversity on libraries and library services.