On September 13 and 14, 2011, get GrantStation for only $99 — a $160 savings. Identify private and government grantmakers with GrantStation's online database, and use the tutorials to secure funding. Already have a GrantStation membership? Add another year during this two-day offer.
We have to focus now, more than ever, on making the case for support of libraries. Today I heard several very disheartening stories from public libraries struggling with budget cuts, dealing with political officials that don't really understand the role of the library, and even supporters who spread misinformation about library goals. It can be difficult to stay motivated in some of these situations. We know how important libraries are and we appreciate the unique and fulfilling role they play in many people's lives.
Boost your fundraising efforts with valuable grant-finding tools. TechSoup and GrantStation present a special offer for eligible U.S. public libraries and nonprofits to connect you to thousands of funding opportunities.
You can be one of 400 U.S. library systems to join the IMPACT survey pilot. You’ll be provided with free evaluation and advocacy tools useful for measuring and communicating the impact of providing free access to computers and the Internet
Whether you are training staff or the public, developing curriculum is always a lengthy process. Microsoft's My PC Series aims to make this challenge a bit easier by providing free downloadable curriculum you can customize for your library. Register for our webinar on Thursday to find out more! I've downloaded and viewed all their offerings, and am suitably impressed.
There are many oppportunities for free online learning in the library world, including of course, TechSoup webinars! Coming up in the next few weeks two events caught my eye that I'm particularly excited about: WebJunction's 2-day online conference, Trends in Library Training and Learning, and Library Journal's The Post Recession Library: Why Technology is No Longer a Luxury, featuring R. David Lankes (great speaker!).
This month we have three FREE webinars scheduled.
TechSoup's Microsoft Donation Program has been updated and nowit is easier than ever for you to get the software you need, when you need it. We are holding two webinars to provide you with further information on the updates and to help answer questions you may have. To read more about these updates, take a look at this recent blog post. We also have a webinar that will introduce the My PC Series, which includes a free set of workshops and computer class materials designed for adult learners learning basic computer and digital photography skills.
The Microsoft Software Donation Program for public libraries and nonprofits is one of TechSoup's most popular resources. Since 1998, Microsoft has donated more than $3.9 billion worth of software to libraries and nonprofit organizations in more than 100 countries worldwide. And starting today, Microsoft is updating its software donations program to make it even easier for your library to get the Microsoft products you need, when you need them!
TechSoup's Flip Video donation program is now open to all American and Canadian public libraries listed in the IMLS database (in addition to 501 (c)(3) nonprofit libraries and organizations)!
Flip Video pocket-sized digital video cameras make capturing and sharing video simple, accessible, and fun for anyone, and can help you use video to showcase your library's programs and services.
Wednesday, July 20 at 10am PDT join TechSoup for a dynamic Nonprofits Live (#NPLive) interactive event. We'll be talking about social video - what is working now for nonprofits creating videos with impact.
Video production is a community endeavor and we have assembled a talented list of production leaders to answer library and nonprofit video questions for the next episode of NPLive: