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October 18, 2021, 12:00 PM
One of the most important skills in nonprofit management is the ability to listen. Despite powerful benefits, listening is often rare and difficult to translate into action. With the right tools, listening well to your donors can provide valuable organizational insights, and help to generate significant resources for your nonprofit.
October 19, 2021, 12:00 PM
Celebrate Teach Graphix Week with a first look at Scholastic’s Spring 2022 graphic novels! Moderated by Varian Johnson, author of Twins, this panel features creators Kat Fajardo (Miss Quinces), Amy Kim Kibuishi (Realm of the Blue Mist), and Dan Santat (The Aquanaut) speaking about their upcoming graphic novels and the importance of including graphic novels in libraries, classrooms, and curriculum. Plus, get a sneak peek at even more graphic novels coming in 2022!
Looking to host your first giving day this GivingTuesday (or beyond)? Join guest speakers Roland Palmer and Regina Farrell as they share lessons learned from the field. After hosting their first GivingTuesday campaign in the Fall of 2020, they tapped into even more potential with an inaugural giving day the following Spring. Proving that you can be successful your first time, the events brought in well over 100 new donors, leveraged Facebook for building virtual engagement and hit every major goal. In this session, we will discuss the strategy, what Roland and Regina will repeat (and what they will not) as well as how they are taking practices from these campaigns and applying them to GivingTuesday this year.
October 19, 2021, 1:00 PM
This grant writing class will teach individuals how to write a compelling grant proposal of $100,000 and up for submission to a private foundation. The class covers everything from the grant cover letter to reconciliation but focuses primarily on the statement of need, project/program narrative, outcome measurements, and reconciliation. We discuss how to make those sections compelling, accurate, and tailored to your organization.
Join this webinar for an introduction to public health, and hear how public health practitioners and library staff are partnering for success. Learn how to build library staff confidence in providing health information, assess community health needs, and build community partnerships that magnify the role public libraries play as key contributors to community health.
October 19, 2021, 2:00 PM
A one-hour informational genealogy webinar using DPLA resources. The webinar will cover some DPLA basics, such as search techniques and a metadata overview, as well as genealogy tips and tricks. There will be several case studies using DPLA resources and highlighting how to navigate DPLA’s collection and use available primary source sets.
October 20, 2021, 11:00 AM
In these high-energy “lightning talks,” attendees will learn about creative programs that vividly demonstrate the ways in which library programming can make communities stronger and more resilient by creating lifelong learners, fostering conversation, and forging connections.
While the public sector devotes considerable time and resources to attracting talent, we often do not focus enough on retaining talent. This is a mistake because replacing a departed employee can cost up to 150 percent of the employee’s salary. As a result, it is critically important for all local government leaders (and not just HR) to focus on employee retention.
October 20, 2021, 12:00 PM
There has been an increased focus on employee well-being, leading many to grapple with the question, “What can we do to help our people thrive?” Organizational researchers have consistently observed the connection between emotional intelligence and well-being, and those insights can help leaders build the skills to improve the working lives of their teams.
October 20, 2021, 2:00 PM
On October 20, 2021 at 2:00pm CT, Sharon Draper will give a presentation about the power of teachers (who get double extra credit for the past year!), the importance of reading, and the connections needed to move to the next level of literacy and advocacy for all our students. Having taught for thirty years in Cincinnati Public Schools and been named National Teacher of the year, Sharon Draper has traveled worldwide as an advocate for teachers everywhere.
Join five esteemed creators in a lively discussion of their books which introduce young readers to voices that are well known, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., and to voices who are not yet household names, such as William Still, Frances Perkins, and Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly. The books travel from the time of slavery to today, and discuss the Underground Railroad, workers’ rights, civil rights, and the border wall.
In this free nonprofit training, you will develop a clear understanding of how to use LinkedIn as a lead generator/connector, identify the marketing collateral needed for new supporters, and master the art of the email template.
October 21, 2021, 8:30 AM
Join Library Journal for a free, daylong virtual event to hear from public library leaders and staff who are reinventing their services and building on their best COVID-inspired innovations to better connect with and serve patrons and help their communities recover.
October 21, 2021, 2:00 PM
You can market your organization till you’re blue in the face, but if you don’t know how your efforts are performing, you might find yourself running in circles or spinning your wheels. It’s important to stop. Look at the numbers. Learn from them, then pivot if necessary—and that’s where metrics and web analytics come in. They can steer you in the right direction if you know how to interpret them, then use them. Put your analytics to work and make a huge impact on your organization’s success by using all that information to optimize for future messages, fundraisers and campaigns. Join Molly Coke in this free educational session.
In light of the recent Covid-19 pandemic and other natural disasters such as floods, drought, firestorms, hurricanes, and tornadoes, universal access to the internet has never been more important. Libraries increasingly have an important role to play: as second responders in large scale events via the development and deployment of collaborative connectivity projects; in developing strategies to bridge technological digital divides; and to promote digital access, equity, opportunity, and inclusion.
October 26, 2021, 2:00 PM
Have you ever found a tool or service that made you go “AHA!”? Are there little gems that make your life so much easier that you wonder how you lived without them? This informative webinar will be filled with online (and free!) tools that can help you improve how you work.
October 27, 2021, 9:00 AM
As a former neurobiologist who transitioned to teaching, I have experimented for the past seven years with the integration of board games as educational tools. Here I will discuss best practices for using board games effectively to teach content knowledge, focusing primarily on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Topics covered will include gamer motivations, fun yet educational game mechanics, lesson plan structures, roles of educators in scaffolded learning, and common mistakes I have discovered in the “gameschooling” process.
October 27, 2021, 10:00 AM
Special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.
October 27, 2021, 1:00 PM
Since the inception of Affordable Learning Georgia in 2014, accessibility has been a priority within the creation and sharing of open educational resources (OER). However, the world’s definitions of disability and accessibility have changed since then: open resources should meet a diverse range of learners where they are, with our design matching their interaction needs. Jeff Gallant, Program Director of Affordable Learning Georgia, will demonstrate new methods in inclusive design, from things you can do yourself within Microsoft Word to ALG’s new inclusive web-based platform for open textbooks, OpenALG.
Please join Dr. Donna Housman as she discusses how we can use the power of emotional intelligence to foster and support our children’s emotional well-being providing them with an emotional toolkit for life, starting at birth.
October 27, 2021, 2:00 PM
Everything you do as a nonprofit organization leads people back to your website. It is the center of your marketing universe and home base of your brand. Does your website captivate and engage people or is it merely an online brochure with a few photos and mission statement? In this session, we will share more than a decade of focus group research to maximize your engagement.
October 27, 2021, 4:00 PM
Join this webinar and discover how incorporating diverse stories and incentive-based learning during an era of DACA repeal, Asian discrimination, a Muslim ban, and the Black Lives Matter movement empowered students and created a culture of reading at one school. Cicely Lewis will share tools you can use to obtain community support and equip yourself and those around you to lead change in your schools. She will walk attendees through creative ways to diversify your reading list and open up to more diverse texts.
October 27, 2021, 6:00 PM
AASL Town Halls are a monthly opportunity for school library professionals to network and brainstorm around a central theme. During the town halls, participants share successes, solicit ideas, and strategize the best ways to meet the needs of school librarians and their learners. Join AASL leadership, special guests, and peers across the country in an open conversation focused on leading learning in your school and community.
October 28, 2021, 8:00 AM
Beyond geography, community can mean a lot of things. We all work and live in the context of community, and the fact of our interdependence—how all aspects of our lives, our very fates, rely on how we function together—has never been made more apparent than in our shared experience of the pandemic.
October 28, 2021, 12:00 PM
Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a session focused on figuring out who you should talk to, getting the meeting, figuring out what to talk about, making the ask and following up afterward. Chad will walk you step by step through the process he has successfully used for years as he works to raise support for a nonprofit organization.
October 28, 2021, 1:00 PM
This orientation is designed to give a basic overview of Congress.gov. While the focus of the session will be searching legislation and the Congressional member information attached to the legislation, the new features of Congress.gov will be highlighted.
In this workshop, we will discuss three ways to think about, plan, and execute GivingTuesday to maximize the value and impact of the day for your organization's fundraising goals. We will explore a unique blend of ultra-powerful fundraising technologies, expert nonprofit marketing, and fundraising strategic advisors to guide clients through the fundraising process. We'll help your team learn how to plan, craft, and execute smart, data-driven crowdfunding campaigns.
As many of the different platforms we use to deliver content virtually continue to evolve, a new trend has emerged: The App. The introduction of Applications within MS Teams and now Webex and Zoom is allowing us new ways of interacting with attendees without having to use external tools. In this session, InSync’s Richard Newton will explore what is available, what is to come and how this could be used to deliver more impactful transfer of knowledge.