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Free CE and Training This Week – December 19-23

2016 December 18
by Christina Manz

Here’s a weekly reminder of free training on the web, and also workshops in Texas (marked red). Check the calendar to see what’s happening today. Confirm date and time when you register, or follow the links for archive information. Events listed in Central Time.

Monday December 19, 2016
How Much Does It Cost to Do Good? Conversations on Nonprofit Overhead, Part 2
(GuideStar)
More than ever before, the people on the front lines of social change are in agreement: we need to evolve the conversation about nonprofit overhead.The good news is that the evolution has already begun. Forward looking people from across the nonprofit sector have realized the importance of moving beyond overhead ratios. But how do we get to a critical mass? How can we better educate donors that there is a cost to social change?
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Leadership and Mentorship for Rural Librarians (Association for Rural and Small Libraries)
Join Idaho Commission for Libraries and Association of Rural and Small Libraries for a conversation about issues faced by libraries in rural areas.
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Wednesday December 20, 2016
Use It, Don’t Lose It! Technology Donations Before Calendar-Year End
(Tech Soup)
If you have money left in your nonprofit or library tech budget this calendar year, learn how to make the most of it through TechSoup’s hardware and software donation programs.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Wednesday December 21, 2016
Under the Microscope: Science at the Library
(Nebraska Library Commission)
Valley Public Library was awarded one of the Nebraska Library Commission Youth Grants for Excellence for two microscope kits that would be made available for circulation and would be used in programming for youth and families. The presentation will include background information on our science station that led to the idea for the kits. Descriptions of projects and programs that have been successful will be presented along with potential for future programming and outreach.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

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