In any profession, keeping yourself abreast of the latest news and happenings is important - even if you are working as a nonprofit professional. Whether you deal in non-profit organizations or if you do some volunteer work at civic organizations, here are ways to find seminars to help you.
Work sponsored seminars. If you are already part of a non-profit organization, chances are that there are seminars that are held every so often. These seminars are usually given for free to all of the members of the nonprofit organization. All you have to do is to make sure that you note down the dates when the seminars will take place. Usually, the bulletin board in the office is where you can find the notices. If there are none, you can also contact the human resource department yourself, or ask your supervisor about when the next seminar will be held. And if the non-profit organization where you work in does not have any seminars being planned, you can suggest that they do so.
Organizational seminars. There are also seminars that are sponsored by organizations for non-profit professionals. If you are a member of one of the associations, guilds, and organizations for non-profit professionals, simply ask the other members if they have heard of news about new seminars. If you are not yet a member of any organization for non-profit professionals, consider joining immediately. There are many perks to joining professional organizations. Aside from access to members-only seminars, you can usually find new job openings in the organization.
Classifieds. Pick up a copy of the local newspaper and look at the classifieds section. Usually, seminar organizers will post the seminars on the local newspaper as a way of gathering more people to join the seminar. Keep in mind, however, that not all of these seminars will be free. Sometimes, you will need to pay a nominal fee to help the organizers mitigate the expenses for the venue, logistics, food, and the speakers for the seminar. If the speakers are well-known and highly capable non-profit professionals, it will be worth it. There are also classifieds that you can access through the Internet. Some can be found in online newspapers that will also post classifieds online. Some can be found through online bulletin boards such as Craigslist.
Online seminars. Finally, you can also simply search the Internet for online seminars for non-profit professionals. Online seminars are becoming more and more common because the Internet is becoming more accessible for a greater number of people. In online seminars, you and the other participants will log in at the same time to listen to a speaker. Usually, the format is similar to that of video conferencing. Just as in a regular seminar, the participants will also be allowed to ask questions, either through text chatting or through video streaming.
Keeping yourself updated and showing the non-profit organization where you work in that you are a competent professional in the field of non-profit work is easy if you regularly attend seminars. These steps should help you find a seminar fast.