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Monday, January 23, 2012

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Don't Let Slow- or No-Pay Customers Ruin Your Business

Learn how to steer clear of slow-paying customers with tips from a collections specialist. Michelle Dunn, an award-winning author and self-syndicated columnist who has worked in the credit and debt collection industry for more than 25 years will present this FREE webinar.

Monday, January 23, 2012 12n-1pm ET. Register here.

Grow Your Business Through Certification and Contracting

Minority- and women-owned businesses get a competitive edge with government contracts. Find out how. This FREE webinar will be taught by Clovia Hamilton, founder of Lemongrass Consulting, which provides strategic planning and government-contract strategy to small businesses.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 12n-1pm ET. Register here.

100 Free Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses

No-cost Marketing Can Make for a Prosperous New Year. Our presenter, Tara Jacobsen, will not just give you the concepts; she'll show you the websites, sources, and techniques to make the most of your marketing dollars in this FREE webinar.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012 2-3pm ET. Register here.

Build planned giving into your development program for little or no cost. Join Lorri M. Greif, CFRE, president of Breakthrough Philanthropy, Inc., for this FREE webinar.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 12n-1pm ET. Register here.

A small business revolution is already in your customer's pocket. Is your business ready to join? JoinPeter Shankman, vice president and small business evangelist for Vocus as he present this FREE webinar.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 2-3pm ET. Register here.

Small Business, Nonprofit Savings, Security, Scalability with Cloud-based Email

The pros and cons of cloud-based email will be taught by Jason Hutchins, president of Nonprofit Solutions Network in this FREE webinar.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 2-3pm ET. Register here.

Common Retirement Planning Mistakes of Small Business Owners and Non-Profit Execs

Small business owners, nonprofit execs: Don't make these mistakes when planning your retirement. This FREE webinar will be presented by Jeanne Brutman, an Independent Financial Planner with more than 11 years of experience helping owners of small to medium-sized businesses and savvy individuals.

Monday, February 6, 2012 2-3pm ET. Register here.

Put Your Customers, Clients on Cloud Nine with CRM

Cloud-based customer/client management makes small businesses and nonprofits more effective. The FREE webinar will be presented by Jason Hutchins, President, Nonprofit Solutions Network. Hutchins specializes in providing customized IT services to small businesses and nonprofits.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 12n-1pm ET. Register here.

Unlocking Your Nonprofit Board's Full Potential

Is your nonprofit board doing its job? Find out how to build a board that does its job well. The FREE webinar will be presented by Dennis Miller, president and CEO of Dennis C. Miller Associates Inc.

Monday, February 13, 2012 12n-1pm ET. Register here.

Planned Giving for Small and Mid-Size Nonprofits

Donor relationships and endowment both benefit from Planned Giving programs. Find out why. The FREE webinar will be presented by Tony Martignetti, principal of Martignetti Planned Giving Advisors, LLC.

Thursday, February 16, 2012 12n-1pm ET. Register here.


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Tony Martignetti, Nonprofit Radio asks Geri Stengel, Ventureneer, Marc Halpert, Your Best Interest, and Maria Semple, The Prospect Finder how nonprofits can use LinkedIn for fundraising, board development and volunteer recruitment. Listen here.


Nonprofits   Social Media

Social Media for Values Driven Companies a one-stop, continually updated central resource about social media as they are used by nonprofits, which is sometimes different than the way for-profits use them.

Ramp up their social media effortsVentureneer's new, free ebook, Social Media for Your Nonprofit: Take Charge!.

Also don't forget to check out our survey report,Nonprofits and Social Media: It Ain't Optional.

Putting the Power of LinkedIn to Use for Your Nonprofits

Nonprofits learn how to use LinkedIn's powerful search capability to find donors,

board members, staff and more.

25 best social media25 Best Social Media for Social Good Blogs

This is a list of blogs we think you should turn to first for answers about how to use social media for social good.

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