Free Tech Webinars: Social Media, Tech Planning, and Business Planning

We have some great webinars coming up! Register and find more details on the TechSoup for Libraries Events Page.    

10 Social Media Tips & Secrets

Thursday, July 8, 2010, 11:00 AM Pacific (Noon Mountain / 1pm Central / 2pm Eastern)

This webinar begins with the role of social media in the context of Web 1.0 (static web), Web 2.0 (dynamic web) and the coming Web 3.0 (mobile web). After the big picture is illuminated, the webinar will cover 10 social media best practices [a.k.a. secrets] that Heather Mansfield has learned from spending over 40 hours a week for the last 4 years on social networking sites. From the basics [how many updates should I post each day on Facebook?] to the advanced [should we be early adopters of Foursquare?], this webinar cuts through hype and demonstrates clearly where the ROI is – and where it is not.

Tips and Tools for Technology Planning

Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 11:00 AM Pacific (Noon Mountain / 1pm Central / 2pm Eastern)

A technology plan can help you budget and better plan for future technology acquisitions, but with everything else you do all day, who has the time? Come to this TechSoup and WebJunction presentation where Kendra Morgan and Elliot Harmon will share tips, tools, and tales from folks who’ve crafted their own tech plans without too much discomfort. In this webinar, you'll hear about best practices for technology planning, get tips for writing clear and manageable goals and objectives, and learn about tools that can help you through the planning process. 

Business Planning for Nonprofits and Libraries

Thursday, July 22, 2010, 11:00 AM Pacific (Noon Mountain / 1pm Central / 2pm Eastern)

Have you dreamt up a great program for generating new revenue streams or providing new services at your library, but you don’t know how to implement your idea and build support for it? A business plan is an important planning document for any organization trying to build support for a new business, program, or earned-income venture. A persuasive, predictive business plan demands thought and research, and while peers and mentors can help, business planning software such as Business Plan Pro (Standard Edition or Social Enterprise Edition) pulls together the wisdom and experience of entrepreneurs (social and otherwise) who develop business plans on a regular basis.

Tim Berry, founder and President of Palo Alto Software, and entrepreneur Camille Rose will talk about business plans in general, their relevance to nonprofits and libraries, and how to use Business Plan Pro to help create them.