Upcoming Webinars

When:
29 January 2019 - 11:00am
Duration:
60 minutes

Join TechSoup's Senior Writer, Jim Lynch, for a lively discussion on what tech trends are in store for us in the coming year. You'll hear insights from Jim Lynch himself, as well as what he learned when he interviewed nonprofit and library tech experts about what they thought would be the most important trends of 2019. This webinar will be relevant to nonprofits, libraries, foundations, and churches. Here is just some of what we'll cover:

  • Fundraising challenges in the coming year
  • The decline of Facebook
  • Security and privacy trends
  • Mobile communications
  • Bleeding edge tech
  • Why 2019 is the year cloud computing will become a necessity rather than an option

In this webinar, we also hope you’ll share your insights on what you expect in the coming year.

When:
5 February 2019 - 11:00am
Duration:
60 minutes

GrantStation is your one-stop solution for federal, state, and private grants research. Hear Jeremy Smith, GrantStation's Communications Director, and Sara Kennedy, Director of Online Education, take you on a tour of the GrantStation website. This tour provides tips on the most effective way to use all of the valuable resources the website offers, including the extensive funder databases that can help you identify the grantmakers most likely to fund your programs or projects. By using GrantStation's databases and resource tools, you can begin to develop a successful grantseeking strategy for the next 12 to 18 months.

When:
6 February 2019 - 11:00am
Duration:
90 minutes

It is not radical to say that grantseeking is a competitive process. As pools of eligible funds continue to shrink and those in need continue to grow, it is difficult for nonprofit organizations to keep their heads above water. This free webinar is here to help. We will review trends in what funders are looking for in grant applications so that you can create the strongest applications possible. In addition, we will identify common mistakes and suggest solutions and resources to help you avoid these pitfalls. We will have plenty of time for live questions and answers, so be prepared to bring your biggest concerns for discussion.

When:
19 February 2019 - 11:00am
Duration:
60 minutes

Mission-driven organizations often need support in identifying and fending off basic online threats. For organizations with decentralized operations or a wide volunteer base, proper connectivity is crucial. However, many organizations want to establish an online presence quickly, and they ignore basic security steps, such as using a formal identity system or multifactor authentication. This webinar will guide resource-constrained organizations through:

  • Understanding what qualifies as a low-risk organization
  • The basic tenets of cybersecurity
  • A basic, risk-informed decision-making process to identify where they need to invest in digital security

This webinar is designed for public interest organizations whose work is not likely to generate targeted online attacks from motivated actors. Other organizations, like journalists or defenders of human rights, could find the lessons broadly applicable but not addressing their specific needs.