Free Continuing Education Events for the Week of June 25

Jun 25, 2018

Free, online, continuing education events for this week of 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


All times MDT

Tuesday, June 26 (12-1 pm)
Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
Often attitudes and fears of our co-workers prevent us from expanding the work that volunteers do. But, if you’ve never worked with volunteers before, it can be scary. In this webinar we’ll discuss strategies for working with paid staff to engage volunteers. We’ll cover what you can do to alleviate some of those fears, strategies for working within a Union environment, and how you can train and support your coworkers as they become responsible for managing volunteers.

Tuesday, June 26 (12-1 pm)
Chatbots – Discover This Secret Weapon to Scale Training Capability (InSync Training)
In this session, you’ll learn how you can design a chatbot to be both a performance support tool (providing on-demand job aids) as well as a virtual facilitator and coach (ensuring knowledge transference and learning accountability).

Wednesday, June 27 (10-11 am)
Bootstrap Fundraising – Launching a Development Program (nonprofit hub)
“If you build it, they will come” is completely appropriate for the fundraising world. Starting or re-launching a fundraising program can be daunting and discouraging.  If you focus on infrastructure and process first, you’ll find that fundraising will become far easier. Join this webinar to learn the key steps you should take to be successful in building out your development efforts and pitfalls  you could face along the way.

Wednesday, June 27 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grantspace)
Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success. This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan.

Wednesday, June 27 (12-1 pm)
Tips for Moving up the Gov Career Ladder (GovLoop)
The good place – it’s the idealized place in your career. It’s where you want to end up. The pinnacle. The corner office. But how do you get there? Those questions can be especially difficult to answer for government employees because the government career structure can seem limiting. Join us as we share insights and best practices to actually get to the next phase of your career.

Wednesday, June 27 (12-1 pm)
Getting Ready to Get Ready for Giving Season (GuideStar)
To help you offset last minute planning, we’ve invited the fundraising experts at Classy to join us on a webinar to share how you can start preparing for year-end giving TODAY. You’ll learn how to plan your fundraising campaign in advance, which marketing best practices to use to drive the most traffic back to your campaign, how to appeal to different types of donors, and why Giving Tuesday is a day you can’t ignore.

Wednesday, June 27 (12-1:30 pm)
Litigation?! Strategies to Lower Your ECE Organization’s Risk of Being Involved in Lawsuits (Early Childhood Investigations)
This webinar, presented by Attorney Ron McGuckin, will focus on the most current legal trends and administrative issues which impact the day to day operations of the child care  program.

Thursday, June 28 (11-12 pm)
How to Stand Out From the Crowd in Online Grant Applications (Charity HowTo)
In this webinar, we will address how to create a concise, compelling and competitive application for online grant application scenarios. We will look at specific examples for tips that make reviewing your online grant proposal easier for reviewers. We will also explain how to avoid losing the power of your story when your application is broken up across numerous fields.

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