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  1. The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits

    December 13, 2016, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Sponsored by- Firespring for Non-profits In this educational session, you’ll learn how to raise awareness and increase engagement by using blogging tools.

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  2. Engaging the Volunteer of the Future

    December 13, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- VolunteerMatch At VolunteerMatch we have a unique view into what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. The age of one-size fits all volunteer engagement is coming to an end. This webinar will start with a review of some of the things that we know about what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. It will then help you use this information to start designing volunteer opportunities and determining who is the “right” volunteer for your program. You’ll also learn how “word of mouth” plays such a large role in attracting volunteers to your organization and how social media makes this even more important.

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  3. 12 Tech Tools for Your Classroom

    December 13, 2016, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Simple K12 Todd Beard will share 12 tech tools that he uses to build a community of educators, parents, and students from every grade level. He will explain the function of each tool and share classroom tips for using tools such as Microsoft Snip, Minecraft, Excel Survey, FluidMath, Nearpod, and many more!

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  4. Awesome PowerPoint Tricks for Effective Presentations

    December 13, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Training Magazine Network PowerPoint is the basis for much of the training material you use, and yet it’s text-heavy, dull, and boring. See how you can revolutionize your presentations and other training material using visuals, diagrams, and animated sequences, with some helpful how-to guides, and a collection of awesome PowerPoint tricks, plus a free PowerPoint toolkit to kick start your efforts for everyone that attends.

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  5. Introduction to Project Budgets

    December 14, 2016, All Day

    Sponsored by- GrantSpace If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, this class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal. We will discuss: The basic components of a project budget including income and expenses; How to estimate the realistic cost of a project; What other financial documents you may also need to submit with your proposal.

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  6. Motivate or Medicate: Getting staff to do what you want!

    December 14, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- 4Good Motivating others is like forecasting the weather. You have no idea what may help you prepare or whether you'll soon be struck by lightning. For that reason, we should never try to “motivate”, but instead to have a deeper understanding of individual needs and putting the right factors in place. Learn what those factors are, how individuals are different, and how we may want to influence people in our lives (or at work) to improve productivity.

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  7. Using Emotional Intelligence for Successful Communication

    December 14, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Training Industry Whether we like it or not, our communication skills are on display in every interaction we have, both personally and professionally. Sometimes, we’re “on,” and we feel like our message is heard the way we intended. Other times, we’re “off,” and we look back wishing we could hit the do-over button. Have you ever considered your emotional intelligence (EI) as a deciding factor of whether you are a successful or unsuccessful communicator? EI skills such as self-regard, emotional expression, optimism and reality testing – to name a few – are keys to creating powerful interactions with others. Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by MHS Assessments.

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  8. Dorobekinsider Live: Counting Down the Top Gov Innovations in 2016

    December 14, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- GovLoop Innovation is alive in government and in our online training on Wednesday, December 14th, Christopher Dorobek and a panel of experts will share what made the biggest impact this year. By attending this free online training you will learn:The biggest technology disruptors of 2016 – cloud, Internet of Things, human-centered design, and more; How government is reacting to the retirement tsunami and changing their recruiting and hiring processes; What’s in store for 2017.

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  9. Libraries Supporting Social Good: Tools and Tips for Outreach to Nonprofits

    December 14, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- TechSoup This free webinar will offer practical guidance on the best tools, training resources, and marketing tactics your library can use engage the social sector in your community. You will also hear examples of how librarians have implemented these tools and tactics in their libraries.

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  10. Bozarthzone! Where's Your Power? What's Your Point?

    December 15, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- InSync Training Tired of seeing PowerPoint shows that have neither power nor a point? This session provides strategies for developing memorable slides with punch, not just pretty slides peppered with bullets. Join us as we look at ways to hook our learners, highlight critical information, and create learning points that will stick.

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  11. Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement

    December 15, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- VolunteerMatch We all worry about the hard risks that can have an impact on our volunteers and the work they do, but too often we don’t think about the soft risk. Soft risks are the attitudes, beliefs and actions that expose our organizations to risks. Those risks may include the actions of staff – both paid and volunteer, interactions on social media, lack of training for leaders and volunteers - leading to risky behavior, and how failing to screen for characteristics or “fit” can open volunteers and the organization up to risk. This webinar is designed to help attendees identify soft risks in their organization and give them the tools to make changes to processes and culture to minimize and address these risks.

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  12. Limitless Libraries, Unlimited Potential

    December 15, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Library Journal As libraries continue their mission to become community cornerstones, there is a new spirit of cooperation between public and school libraries. Nowhere is this more evident than in Nashville, where Nashville Public Library and Metro Nashville Public Schools have partnered to create the Limitless Libraries cooperative to improve school libraries, resource sharing, and student access to learning materials. The Library Corporation’s CARL•X was selected as the shared ILS at the heart of this project. You’re invited to join TLC and Library Journal for a special webinar to discuss the Limitless Libraries concept and how it could work for your community.

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  13. Measure Your Impact: Getting Started with Outcome-Based Evaluation

    December 15, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Infopeople Do you want to learn how to measure the effects your library’s programs, resources, and services have on your users? Would you like to discover various ways to measure outcomes in your library? Join Linda Hofschire, Director of the Colorado State Library’s Library Research Service, in this webinar, where you'll learn practical tips for getting started with outcome-based evaluation.

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  14. How Much Does It Cost to Do Good? Conversations on Nonprofit Overhead, Part 2

    December 19, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- GuideStar More than ever before, the people on the front lines of social change are in agreement: we need to evolve the conversation about nonprofit overhead.The good news is that the evolution has already begun. Forward looking people from across the nonprofit sector have realized the importance of moving beyond overhead ratios. But how do we get to a critical mass? How can we better educate donors that there is a cost to social change?

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  15. Leadership and Mentorship for Rural Librarians

    December 19, 2016, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Association for Rural and Small Libraries Join Idaho Commission for Libraries and Association of Rural and Small Libraries for a conversation about issues faced by libraries in rural areas.

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  16. Use It, Don't Lose It! Technology Donations Before Calendar-Year End

    December 20, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Tech Soup If you have money left in your nonprofit or library tech budget this calendar year, learn how to make the most of it through TechSoup's hardware and software donation programs.

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  17. Under the Microscope: Science at the Library

    December 21, 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Nebraska Library Commission Valley Public Library was awarded one of the Nebraska Library Commission Youth Grants for Excellence for two microscope kits that would be made available for circulation and would be used in programming for youth and families. The presentation will include background information on our science station that led to the idea for the kits. Descriptions of projects and programs that have been successful will be presented along with potential for future programming and outreach.

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