Free Continuing Education Events for September 1-6



Free, online, continuing education events for September 1-6 from the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar. Descriptions are below. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

All times MDT

Tuesday, Sep 1 (10-10:45 am)
How to Get More Donations: A 101 Guide to Charitable Giving (Nonprofit Learning Lab)
Donors are so used to writing checks when they feel called to give. In fact, nearly 90% of all charitable giving is out of their incomes. But there are so many different ways your donors can use their assets to give back to meaningful causes … including your nonprofit.

Tuesday, Sep 1 (11-12 pm)
Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising (CharityHowTo)
There is no one right way to ask for a donation. Some people take great care preparing well-organized and complete presentations. Others prepare with just a few talking points and then use the energy of the prospect to guide the conversation. Some people are energized by the prospect of tying down a gift. For others it is a great act of courage. You have your own Asking Style, and if you learn to ask in your Style, you will be more comfortable, confident and successful as an asker. Join Brian Saber, President of Asking Matters, to learn about the revolutionary concept of Asking Styles created by his company.

Tuesday, Sep 1 (11-12 pm)
Mapping Your Capital Campaign During the COVID-19 Crisis (Bloomerang)
This presentation explores how your nonprofit can move forward with its capital campaign in the current environment. We discuss how to assess your fundraising potential, plan for new challenges, and expand your definition of campaign success. Board outlook, timelines, revisions to materials, and creative communications all are considered. Before COVID-19, you had a brilliant roadmap to guide you to your fundraising destinations. This pandemic presented a major roadblock, but it’s time to get behind the wheel again!

Tuesday, Sep 1 (12-1 pm)
Preparing for the Unthinkable, Planning for the Inevitable: Disaster Prevention, Response, and Recovery for Libraries (Federal Depository Library Program)
While storms may cause damage from wind and flood, building systems and even the public can be threats to collections. Participants in this webinar will learn about the most frequent threats to library collections, assess collection risks, and develop the basic elements of a disaster prevention and recovery plan.

Tuesday, Sep 1 (12-1 pm)
Storytelling for Impact (Firespring)
Join Firespring CMO Angie Kubicek as she goes through tips, techniques and tools to help the modern marketer tell better and more impactful stories to activate their audiences around ideas and actions.

Tuesday, Sep 1 (12-1 pm)
Return to the Future: Your 2020 Census (Indiana State Library)
Have we had time to think about the future lately? No. But have you noticed that libraries thrive in unexpected situations? These last few months have been beyond belief. A worldwide pandemic was not on our schedule for the 2020 Census. From what I’ve seen, though, libraries have pitched in to provide services beyond what has been expected. This webinar will guide us toward the finish line of promoting the 2020 Census for our patrons.

Tuesday, Sep 1 (1-2 pm)
Closing the Gender Gap: Developing Gender Equitable STEAM Programs (STAR Net)
STAR Net is teaming up with the Emmy-award winning PBS SciGirls to explore the importance of gender equitable programs where all patrons can develop positive STEAM identities. Be part of the change in closing the gender gap by offering empowering programs and activities that strengthen girls’ interest and confidence in STEAM, and learn strategies that use the latest research in engaging all patrons in science learning.

Wednesday, Sep 2 (9-10 am)
The ‘Toward Gigabit Libraries’ Project Update (Nebraska Library Commission)
Join us for an update on the Toward Gigabit Libraries project, funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), designed to help public and tribal librarians learn about their current broadband infrastructure and internal information technology (IT) environment. The project has been awarded a new grant from the IMLS to fund an expansion of the Towards Gigabit Libraries toolkit to increase tech capacities in rural, tribal & urban libraries. Through the use of the project’s “Broadband Toolkit” and customizable “Broadband Improvement Plan”, librarians have become better equipped to improve their broadband services and become stronger advocates for their libraries’ broadband infrastructure needs.

Wednesday, Sep 2 (11:30-12 pm)
Anti-Racism in Academia: A Learning Journey – Listen (EduCause)
In response to the dialogue across EDUCAUSE community groups and within our personal lives, a small group of community leaders have developed the Anti-Racism in Academia: A Learning Journey (ARiA) series. The ARiA series was created to inspire a more understanding and inclusive community in higher education by engaging professionals of all levels and across disciplines. Combatting racism on a personal, professional, and communal scale requires time and intentional effort; it really is a journey of discovery and understanding.

Wednesday, Sep 2 (1-2 pm)
Gender Equity in Online STEM Learning (National Girls Collaborative Project)
When engaging girls in STEM there are many strategies and practices that support gender equity and access, but how do those strategies work in online or hybrid learning environments? This webinar will explore what works for girls from preschool and early elementary to middle school and high school, potential adaptations, and new ideas to consider when teaching girls STEM online.

Wednesday, Sep 2 (1-2 pm)
Turning Non-Profits into Visual Storytellers (NonProfit Hub)
Not getting enough clicks on your call to action? Join visual storytelling consultant Tara Todras-Whitehill, as she explains how to tap into an authentic narrative, effectively use visuals, and emotionally connect to audiences.

Thursday, Sep 3 (11-11:45 pm)
5 Reasons Why Direct Mail Continues to Create Fundraising Home Runs (CharityHowTo)
With so many events canceled or moved to virtual and digital, direct mail has received a much deeper appreciation. Especially with increased email and social media use, direct mail results can’t be beat! At the end of the 45 minute Nonprofit webinar you will know why it’s important to keep or even add more direct mail into your fundraising plans.

Thursday, Sep 3 (11-12 pm)
Organizational Planning In Times Of Uncertainty (Bloomerang)
Clear organizational plans strengthen fundraising, focus, commitment and energy among staff, board and donors. Yet in uncertain times, planning is challenging. This webinar will explore considerations for organizational planning and models that have helped nonprofits to build plans that support their work through recent shifts.

Thursday, Sep 3 (11-12 pm)
Optimizing the Distance Learning Experience and Virtual Classroom (Educause)
Distance learning and the use of online resources in K-12 and higher education are becoming commonplace and standard in today’s world. Online applications such as Moodle manage and deliver the educational experience. Learn about IT best practices to ensure that these digital education tools are available and can offer a quality application experience (AX) for the students and educators.

Thursday, Sep 3 (12-1 pm)
How to Design Socially Distanced Classrooms During COVID-19 (edWeb.net)
As educators begin to welcome children back to school, COVID-19 has presented several challenges. One in particular is how to design, set up and implement classrooms that meet physical distancing standards while still encouraging classroom community. Limitations such as space and budget may also add to the conundrum. In this edWebinar, Sandra Duncan, Ed.D., and architect Lauren Magee will provide practical and helpful strategies for educators seeking ways to safely distance children in the COVID classroom.

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