Online Seminars

Idealware seminars are designed to give you the tactical advice you need to make smart software decisions. They include all the candid advice and product comparisons of the reports and articles on which they are based, but offer plenty of extra guidance and insights straight from the author.  Our seminars are a great, affordable, and timely option to help you navigate the software options that exist.

You can take advantage of Idealware's library of training resources in two ways.

Live Seminars: You can take on of our live seminars, which are capped at 25 participants, so you'll have lots of opportunity to ask questions and get the information you need. All you need is an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Each of these seminars are only $40 per participant for a 90-minute workshop. Our current schedule is listed below.

On Demand Recordings: Idealware has a library of 17 (and growing) recorded seminars ready to go, whenever you need them. These recorded seminars are only $20 and give you the same depth of content you'd expect from Idealware's live seminars. View a full list of recordings.

Considering Social Media for Your Organization

Wednesday March 10th, 1:00 - 2:30 EST

There's a lot of talk these days about social media - blogs, RSS, podcasts, YouTube, Flickr,, social networking, Facebook, oh my! What are these things, and why do they all have funny names? How can they help you to engage your constituents and spread the word about your organization? We'll provide a hype-free lookat at how social media tools and techniques can fit into your online communications mix, how to make they work for you, and some examples of what other organizations are doing. Register now>


Making the Most of Social Networking Sites

Thursday March 11th, 1:00 - 2:30 EST

How do social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn work? And how do you make the most of the medium? We’ll talk through what these sites are, why they might be useful for your organization, what’s worth doing, and how other organizations are using social networking sites. Register now>


Getting Started with Mobile Outreach

Thursday March 18th, 1:00 - 2:30 EST

It's easier that you might think to broadcast text messages to your supporters' cell phones, to ask them to respond to a quick question, or even to ask them to donate right through their phone. Mobile applications – programs that run on your constituent’s iPhone or other phone -- can also be a useful tool in a nonprofit communicator’s toolbox.   We'll talk through the principles, software packages, and best practices that can help. Register now>


Getting Started with Email Fundraising

Thursday March 25th, 1:00 - 2:30 EST

Fundraising via email requires an understanding of a number of different elements - designing an email campaign, writing an email, avoiding spam filters, broadcast email tools, online donation tools, and more. We'll walk through what you'll need to know to design your own email fundraising campaign. Register now>


Getting Started with Online Conferencing

Thursday April 1st, 1:00 - 2:30 EST

What better way to learn about online seminar (webinar) tools than via an online seminar? We’ll talk about useful features, online training tips and tricks, and then some of the free and affordable software options, such as Glance, DimDim, Yugma, GoToMeeting, ReadyTalk, and Adobe Connect. We’ll close with some tips and tricks about conducting training via the web. Register now>


Creating Great Charts, Graphs, and Maps on a Budget

To be scheduled

You've got data. How do you transform it into charts, graphs, and maps that will help your audience understand the data and move them to take action? In this online seminars, we'll talk about the types of chart and map formats that might be useful to you, and then take a look at a number of the software packages that can help you create data graphics for both web and print publications.



Purchase a Recording

Want to get all the information from a seminar for half the price? Purchase a full audio and video recording of a seminar that can be viewed with any browser for only $20. It's the next best thing to participating in person! View seminar recordings>