Upcoming Webinars and Information Sessions

 

There are many webinars and online resources available to support your work in the cultural sector. The list below is not all-inclusive but does highlight some relevant virtual resources. These are not SJCA programs, please address any questions with the host of each webinar.

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Title Description Date
How to Build a Corporate Volunteer Program: To Raise Funds, Market Your Nonprofit and Increase Community Involvement Many companies seek to engage their employees by offering them opportunities to give back to the community. As nonprofit leaders, it is likely time to reimagine how you engage with companies to develop your corporate volunteer program. As companies look to engage their employees in different ways in 2022, it is important for nonprofits to build and adapt their corporate volunteer programs. Corporate volunteer programs provide camaraderie, meaningful work for employees and skilled talents for the nonprofits they serve. Attend this workshop and leave with a plan to have corporate volunteer programs support your organization by helping you fulfill your mission, build a brand, engage community, and help raise additional funds. Tuesday, January 11 & Tuesday, January 18 2022
Group Discussion: Pandemic-era Kids in Dance Dance teachers from studios, K12 schools, higher education, and teaching artists have adapted to new ways of teaching this two years. In this call we will discuss and share resources for a variety of teaching environments. Together we will problem solve and craft NEW best teaching and learning practices. Wednesday, January 12, 2022
1099 Independent Contractors — What Every Nonprofit Should Know It’s 1099 season for independent contractors, and 1099s are due January 31. Is this webinar, Gregg Bossen, president of QuickBooks Made Easy, will discuss everything your nonprofit should know about 1099’s, like 1.) Setting up 1099s 2.)Who gets a 1099 3.) How to fill out a W-2 4.) When they are due to the IRS 5.) What to do if you have determined that you are supposed to give someone a 1099 and you have not gotten their Social Security number Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Keys to Successful Strategic Planning For some, strategic planning feels like a chore that has to be completed. But truly effective leaders know that having a solid strategic plan is the key to motivating your board, staff, volunteers, and supporters to embrace the organization’s direction and work together to move your mission forward. This class will help you understand how to make strategic planning an ongoing, integrated function of a nonprofit, ensuring that your top priorities are driving your daily decisions and operations. Thursday, January 13, 20, 27, 2022
Program Planning & Scaling: How to Build, Scale & Manage Programs to Reach Your Goals  Creating and expanding programs and services in a nonprofit helps lead to growth, innovation and delivery of services. Are you looking to expand or scale a program in your organization, agency or nonprofit? Need some guidance before dedicating a lot of resources, capacity and staff time? Program development, expansion and scaling is a process and takes time for staff, board members and volunteers.This workshop will explore methods and strategies to brainstorm and create ideas for the purpose of program development, scalability, sustainability and expansion.This session will incorporate opportunities for brainstorming, feedback and an opportunity to develop an action plan to expand and scale your own programs. Attendees will leave the workshop with actionable steps to follow in scaling their programs. Thursday, January 13, 2022: Wednesday, February 9 & Wednesday, February 16, 2022:  Tuesday, March 8 & Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Unconscious Bias Series: Workshop #1 [RACE] Bias is a form of prejudice that is used to favor or “other” a characteristic, person or group. There are two types of biases, Conscious, which is explicit bias and Unconscious, which is implicit. Unconscious bias is derived from the subconscious in which social stereotypes constructed by society influence the individual’s decisions without their full awareness.This series will be facilitated by The Realize Leadership Group, LLC., a consultancy that specializes in diversity & inclusion services. Join this session to receive practical and tactical steps to address racial bias in your organization. Thursday, January 13, 2022
Keys to Successful Strategic Planning This class covers traditional strategic planning techniques and touches on related models like adaptive planning, scenario planning, and strategic frameworks to give you a comprehensive overview of how to build a planning process that will work for your organization. It will provide solid information on the steps involved, from gathering stakeholder data to creating a shared vision, from framing strategic goals, objectives and action plans to the budget.  We’ll also evaluate different strategic planning tools that will help your organization gain clarity on its purpose, the people it serves, its programs, and its priorities. Thursday, January 13, 2022
Culturally Responsive Arts Education Workout  The Culturally Responsive Arts Education (CRAE) Workout is an eight-week curated asynchronous and synchronous experience that focuses on developing the capacity of educators and administrators to think about how culturally relevant and responsive approaches can shift curriculum, instructional content, and teaching practices to more effectively represent and validate all students’ cultures and lived experiences. Monday, January 17 - Friday, March 11, 2022
Faith-Based Tech Connections: Leaders Share Their Strategies As the nonprofit world and faith-based community have rapidly evolved, faith-based leaders have been faced with multiple challenges. With each new obstacle, they’ve discovered a creative solution, mostly using technology..During the discussion, leaders and nonprofit executive directors will talk about strategies for 2022, which may include, but are not limited to, members, communities, and financial strategies. Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Ecologies of Meaning in Art, Science & Technology Collaborations Erika Blumenfeld, Mónica Bello, Xavier Cortada and Stephanie Dinkins discuss the contributions artists can make when collaborating across various fields of science, and consider the kinships, entanglements, and perceived boundaries between art, science and technology. Wednesday, January 19, 2022
How to Launch a Legacy Society Program: Strengthening Your Planned Giving Launching a legacy program is essential to building out your planned giving program. Legacy programs are a strategy to promote planned giving and to show donors that your nonprofit accepts planned gifts. Through a legacy program, you are able to steward donors and potentially find unanticipated planned gifts. This workshop will cover the strategies for how to build and strengthen your legacy society as a way to market and retain more planned gifts for your organization. If you want to raise more money through planned giving, it is important to think about how a legacy society can help strengthen your planned giving program. Wednesday, January 19, 2022
How to Train, Engage & Retain Virtual Volunteers  Do you rely on volunteers? This live webinar covers online platforms for exactly that! During this hour session, you will learn how to manage and virtually recruit, interview and train new volunteers. With everything virtual, you will also walk away with some best practices to engage volunteers as you manage their projects virtually. Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Archiving Series: Archival Storytelling Do you have archival catalog content that you want to interpret, contextualize, give new meaning to and monetize? In this interactive workshop, Grammy Award-nominated producer Jocelyn Arem instructs participants on how to adapt, reimagine, and transform one’s archival materials into multimedia platforms for new audiences.  Develop a step-by-step project strategy to adapt, reimagine, and transform archival material into multimedia platforms that will turn “hidden” work into creative gold to support your portfolio and help empower your creative career. Participants will exchange ideas and connections, hear from guest speakers, workshop participant projects, learn about each other’s practices, and build long-term support. Thursday, January 20, 2022
Avoiding Burnout and Promoting Healing While Working for Justice in the Arts The Creating Change Network aims to build a more equitable, just, and anti-racist arts community in New Jersey. We hope you'll join us for these upcoming learning opportunities for artists and arts administrators in the state.These roundtables, offered free to the arts community, will feature guest speakers and peer-to-peer discussion. Thursday, January 20, 2022
Webinar Q&A: OceanFirst Foundation Grant Programs Grab your coffee and connect with us. We'll answer your questions on grant programs, eligibility, and application requirements. We can help you determine which opportunity is best for your organization, and we'll provide valuable tips on utilizing our online application portal. Please note these events will be virtual and and access link will be provided upon request. Thursday, January 20 & 27: Thursday, February 10, 17, & 24. To reserve your spot please call 732-341-4676 or email Lisa at [email protected]
How to Build Out Your Planned Giving Program Does your nonprofit have a planned giving program? Does your organization need to refine your current planned giving strategy? During this workshop, we will discuss the essential elements to raising additional funds through legacy gifts. Strategies will cover how to segment your data to find the perfect planned giving donor, how to market legacy gifts to your current donors and how to integrate planned giving options into donor conversations. A legacy gift is often the largest gifts an individual makes and can have a lasting impact. Monday, January 24, 2022
Make the Ask: How to Make Better Donor Calls Every Week to Achieve Your Goals Our donor phone calls have to be part of our regular routine and we have to get comfortable with making calls. Studies show that donors who receive a thank you call are more likely to give going forward. In this webinar, we will review techniques for calling your mid to major gift calls, what to say when you don't know what to say to your donor and how to use donor phone calls as a stewardship and cultivation technique. We are meeting less frequently with our donors in person so phone calls are a must. Learn from your trainer who on a regular basis had to make 250 donor phone calls a week and record them all in a donor management system! With this webinar, you will feel more comfortable making your donor calls and achieve your fundraising goals. Monday, January 24, 2022
GEMM Circle with the National Emerging Museum Professionals Network The Gender Equity in Museums Movement (GEMM) Steering Committee welcomes you! Join us as we come together to affect change around gender equity in the museum workplace. By connecting members to research and resources that raise awareness and promote transparency, GEMM seeks to influence museum policies and practices. Together we can move these important issues forward and eliminate gender discrimination. Wednesday, January 27, 2022
Unconscious Bias Series: Workshop #2 [ABLEISM] Through four, two-hour workshops, participants will learn more about implicit biases in race, accessibility, class and age. This series is geared toward arts and culture professionals who are executive leaders, hiring managers, human resources professionals and team managers..The series continues with a deeper look into ableism. Take a deeper dive as we consider unseen disabilities in addition to physical access in the workplace. Thursday, January 27, 2022
Fundraising for the Small Development Office Fundraising can be hard for a small team as it requires people and resources. Then add in the challenges of 2020 and 2021, fundraising can feel even more daunting task for a small development office. In this workshop, we will discuss strategies to develop and implement a fundraising plan and build a team of supporters whether it is community leaders, volunteers or interns or volunteers. We will discuss implementable strategies to get you on the right track to raise more for your organization. This training is ideal for organizations with 1-3 people in a development office who spend the part or all of their time focused on fundraising. Thursday, January 27 & Thursday, February 3, 2022
Find, Secure & Maintain Corporate Sponsors to Increase Revenue & Build Your Brand Corporate sponsors can be key partners in aiding nonprofits to raise more funds. Join us for this webinar to learn strategies on how to not just secure, but maintain these often vital partnerships. Corporate sponsorship support can help your nonprofit enhance its reputation, reach new audiences and communities, raise funds, attract new board members and volunteers, and build your brand and programs. We'll dive into understanding what corporate sponsors want and expect, two key components for ensuring a healthy working relationship with your corporate sponsor. Learn the best tips, tricks, and practices to score your next corporate sponsorship. Monday, January 31, 2022
Artist Finances: Mindset & Money Mindset & Money is a workshop for artists who want to heal, renew, or start a new relationship with money. Dancer and educator Erika Moore will guide participants through a holistic approach that explores personal histories, formulates a decision-making process for money management, and welcomes diverse perspectives on life and career choices. Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Microsoft Cloud Subscriptions for Your Nonprofit The shift to the cloud allows nonprofits to further optimize their technology, allowing them to better serve their communities. The migration to the cloud also reflects a larger, global trend to move IT infrastructure to a cloud-based model.This webinar is best suited for those who would like to gain a better understanding of the cloud and learn about Microsoft cloud solutions available to eligible nonprofits. Save your spot today. Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Strategies for Inclusive and Productive Meetings, Focus Groups, and Brainstorming Sessions Meetings, focus groups, and brainstorming sessions help organizations generate new ideas, connect on strategy, receive input and reflect on the past to move towards the future. A great meeting, focus group, or brainstorming session brings forth diverse opinions and thoughts, generating input from all individuals that have gathered.  In this workshop, we will provide an in-depth review of methods and structures for virtual and in-person meetings, focus groups, and brainstorming sessions. If you are gathering people together whether in-person or virtually, it is critical to engage attendees and achieve the goals you are setting to accomplish. Gathering people together takes time and being as productive as possible is essential to achieving your goals. This workshop will also focus on how to close out, analyze information and data gathered and methods to move forward. Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Designing an Audio Description and Tactile Experience Program Access Thursdays are an opportunity for colleagues to get together for peer-to-peer learning around specific issues related to cultural access. Individuals with knowledge and experience in a specific area will be invited to join in the discussion, and representatives from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s Cultural Access Network Project committee will also participate in the discussions. Thursday, February 3, 2022
Art World Learning Live Q&A: Financial Health with Miata Edoga Join Miata Edoga, actor and President/Founder of Abundance Bound, for a Q&A on the biological and psychological factors that contribute to the experience of financial health. Artists and non-artists alike have relationships with money that result from biology, personal histories, family dynamics, mindset, and other factors. A healthy, positive relationship with money is essential for anyone who wishes to invest the time and resources needed to reach and exceed their creative goals. In her video, Miata Edoga presents a thought-provoking inquiry designed to help you understand what it takes to reach your maximum financial potential and how to remove barriers that can short circuit your dreams. Monday, February 7, 2022
Grantseeking Solo: Securing Awards with Limited Staff Join Cynthia Adams, CEO of GrantStation, for a 90-minute webinar that focuses on ways to generate additional funding requests with a limited staff. The learning objectives for this training include how to 1.) Identify new ways to keep the grant proposal pipeline full 2.) Make proposal writing quick and efficient 3.) Build a grantseeking team to parse out the tasks, etc. Ms. Adams encourages participants to bring their own grantseeking challenges to the question-and-answer section of this webinar. This training is appropriate for any person working within a small to medium-sized nonprofit that is responsible for grantseeking. Join us! Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Unconscious Bias Series: Workshop #3 [CLASS] Bias is a form of prejudice that is used to favor or “other” a characteristic, person or group. There are two types of biases, Conscious, which is explicit bias and Unconscious, which is implicit. Unconscious bias is derived from the subconscious in which social stereotypes constructed by society influence the individual’s decisions without their full awareness. In this class, we will examine class and how this impacts the work environment. Learn more about the implication of class/social status effects on culture and retention. Thursday, February 10, 2022
Get Up to Speed with GrantStation: Tool Talk Curious to know exactly what resources and specifically what tools are at your fingertips when you enter the GrantStation website? Join Jeremy Smith, Director of Communications Technology, for a deep dive into the powerful tools available to members. Jeremy will demonstrate how to set up and use your personal dashboard, how to utilize the Decision Matrix as part of your grant research, and how the R3 can provide you with a visual look of where you are and where you need to be to secure success for your organization.This tutorial is a great way for current Members to ensure that they are getting the most out of their Membership, and for potential Members to see GrantStation in action! Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Equitable HR Practices and Policies: Pay Equity, Hiring, Retention, and More The Creating Change Network aims to build a more equitable, just, and anti-racist arts community in New Jersey. We hope you'll join us for these upcoming learning opportunities for artists and arts administrators in the state. These roundtables, offered free to the arts community, will feature guest speakers and peer-to-peer discussion. Thursday, February 24, 2022
Unconscious Bias Series: Workshop #4 [AGEISM] Bias is a form of prejudice that is used to favor or “other” a characteristic, person or group. There are two types of biases, Conscious, which is explicit bias and Unconscious, which is implicit. Unconscious bias is derived from the subconscious in which social stereotypes constructed by society influence the individual’s decisions without their full awareness. This series concludes on February 24, 2022, exploring ageism and its impact on a multigenerational workforce. Learn ways to bridge the generational divide within your organization. Thursday, February 24, 2022
Developing a Sign Language Interpreted Performance/Event Program Access Thursdays are an opportunity for colleagues to get together for peer-to-peer learning around specific issues related to cultural access. Individuals with knowledge and experience in a specific area will be invited to join in the discussion, and representatives from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s Cultural Access Network Project committee will also participate in the discussions. Thursday, March 3, 2022
Art World Learning Live Q&A: Budgeting with Kay Takeda Join Kay Takeda, Deputy Director of Artist Programs at the Joan Mitchell Foundation, for a Q&A on personal and professional budgeting. Unfortunately, many creatives primarily experience budgeting in the context of deadlines and crises. In an effort to recontextualize budgeting as a resource and tool for communication, budgeting guru Kay Takeda used simple spreadsheets in her videos to get viewers familiar with the format and the goals of effective budgeting. Similar to an effective artist statement or mission statement, she identified a budget as a flexible, financial expression of your work and an important way to clarify what you need and what your priorities are when it comes to getting a project done. Monday, March 7, 2022
How to Have Meaningful Conversations about Race in the Arts Classroom The Creating Change Network aims to build a more equitable, just, and anti-racist arts community in New Jersey. We hope you'll join us for these upcoming learning opportunities for artists and arts administrators in the state.These roundtables, offered free to the arts community, will feature guest speakers and peer-to-peer discussion. A professional development workshop with Matt Kay. Presented in partnership with the Arts Professional Learning Institute (APLI), a co-sponsored project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Young Audiences Arts for Learning NJ & Eastern PA. It is generously supported by the Grunin Foundation and Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. Registration limited. Friday, March 25, 2022
Art World Learning Live Q&A: Freelance Finance with Pamela Capalad and Dyalekt, Brunch & Budget Brunch & Budget's Pamela Capalad and Dyalekt walked through crucial decision-making processes for self-employed individuals in their video. Whether you are a painter, a furniture designer, a graphic designer, a public sculptor, or any culture producer who takes on project work, you need to decide what your time is worth. This is important when communicating with everyone from clients to granting organizations to yourself. This Q&A is designed for anyone currently receiving freelance income or hoping to receive freelance income in the future. It’s also open to creatives who are on the fence about whether the hustle of freelance work is for them. Monday, April 4, 2022
Establishing Sensory Friendly Experiences at Your Venue Access Thursdays are an opportunity for colleagues to get together for peer-to-peer learning around specific issues related to cultural access. Individuals with knowledge and experience in a specific area will be invited to join in the discussion, and representatives from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s Cultural Access Network Project committee will also participate in the discussions. Thursday, April 7, 2022
Keys to Successful Strategic Planning This class covers traditional strategic planning techniques and touches on related models like adaptive planning, scenario planning, and strategic frameworks to give you a comprehensive overview of how to build a planning process that will work for your organization. It will provide solid information on the steps involved, from gathering stakeholder data to creating a shared vision, from framing strategic goals, objectives and action plans to the budget.  We’ll also evaluate different strategic planning tools that will help your organization gain clarity on its purpose, the people it serves, its programs, and its priorities. Wednesday, May 18, 2022
What is on the Mind of the Field, a Peer-to-Peer Discussion Access Thursdays are an opportunity for colleagues to get together for peer-to-peer learning around specific issues related to cultural access. Individuals with knowledge and experience in a specific area will be invited to join in the discussion, and representatives from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s Cultural Access Network Project committee will also participate in the discussions. Thursday, May 19, 2022
Decolonization and the Arts The Creating Change Network aims to build a more equitable, just, and anti-racist arts community in New Jersey. We hope you'll join us for these upcoming learning opportunities for artists and arts administrators in the state. These roundtables, offered free to the arts community, will feature guest speakers and peer-to-peer discussion. Thursday, May 26, 2022
Creative Capital Artist Resources, Workshops, and Articles: May-June, 2021 As part of our commitment to help artists find the resources they need to build thriving and sustainable practices, starting this month, every month we will collect a list of links, workshops, and other information to help artists develop their artistic career. This month’s links include workshops by Creative Capital Awardees The Team on producing work collaboratively and a national conference convening artists impacted by criminal legal systems. Multiple Dates/Multiple Topics
Creative Placemaking Communities New webinars and opportunities to connect.  Three new Creative Placemaking Leadership summits this fall.  Opportunities to get involved with CPC's programs.  Interesting stories about creative placemaking  New job and grant opportunities.  Another cool creative placemaking image You can get a lot from Creative Placemaking Communities.  Members get even more. Multiple Dates/Multiple Topics
ARTSU Support Program Through complimentary registration, the ArtsU Support program provides learners the opportunity to expand their knowledge on timely topics pertaining to the arts and culture field such as arts advocacy, cultural equity and leadership, arts management, public art and civic design, arts marketing, and more. The program is designed to create access for anyone to participate in any public ArtsU digital activity, including, but not limited to, standard webinars, Intensives, and coffee chats.* On Demand and Multiple Dates/Multiple Topics
Museum Hub Webinars on Demand The Museum Learning Hub (MLH) is a nationwide initiative organized by the six U.S. regional museum associations and dedicated to providing free, self-paced training resources for small museums. Part of the Digital Empowerment Project, the Hub provides digital media and technology capacity-building programs and resources. This inaugural series of online training and resource toolkits is funded by a National Leadership Grant for Museums award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. On Demand and Multiple Dates/Multiple Topics
NonProfit Learning Lab Our professionally curated library has recorded webinars plus downloadable resources.  Our resources offer best practices and strategies that can be utilized at any organization. Start browsing and learning today! On Demand and Multiple Dates/Multiple Topics