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September 2015

It’s Better with a Crowd: The Basics of Crowdfunding

September 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5,
185 W State St
Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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$338,282 for a regional Girl Scout office.  $5,023,179 to teach coding to students. $55,608 to prevent teen suicide. $55,492 to make potato salad. This session will explore crowdfunding and give you the essential information to launch your own campaign to raise funds for your nonprofit.  Crowdfunding, a fundraising strategy utilizing an online platform to reach a funding goal with donations from a large group of people over a short amount of time, is an increasingly popular way for groups and individuals…

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Introduction to Finding Grants

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5,
185 W State St
Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course. You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including: Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations. What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding. How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach. In-person classes…

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Jersey! Then….Again author talk with Maureen Wlodarczyk September 16

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library,
185 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Jersey Then....Again flyer for web

Join us for our author talk on Jersey! Then…Again. Hear about 36 unique and quirky New Jersey people and events that lived or occurred between the early 1800s and the 1940s. All are little known but have wonderful stories to tell.  Included in the stories are hurricanes, windmills, a pyrotechnist, parks, assylums, suffragettes, artists, a musical instrument maker and daring hot air balloonists. Noted historian Thomas Fleming says of the book, “An historical treasure trove which no one who lives in…

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How to Get a Civil Service Job (Or a Promotion If You Already Have One!)

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5,
185 W State St
Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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This hands-on, interactive workshop will show candidates how to apply for a civil service position via the New Jersey Civil Service Commission. Locate job opportunities within a municipality, county, and/or the State of New Jersey. Space is limited! Instructor: Rita Harvey, Human Resource Consultant, NJ Civil Service Commission Location: New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5 Click here to register!

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October 2015

The Joy of Reading

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5,
185 W State St
Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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A librarian and longtime lover of reading will lead an interactive discussion on how to read for pleasure. Session will cover book selection, reading types, suggested titles, finding time to read, electronic and audio books. Open to all: avid readers to beginners! Instructor: Tara Kehoe, Readers’ Services, Talking Book and Braille Center Location: New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5 Click here to register!

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Introduction to Preserving Digital Images and Scanning

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5,
185 W State St
Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Your digital images may be in danger if… You only have one copy You don’t have them organized You aren’t sure where they are all stored Come and get an introduction to the basics of preserving your digital images during lunch time learning. This hands-on class will go over different digital storage options for making sure your digital files are here for many years to come. Learn the difference between different image file formats, files sizes and different online services…

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Introduction to Proposal Writing

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5,
185 W State St
Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? This newly revised class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include: The basic elements of a proposal The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no 30-minute hands-on exercise to develop a proposal outline Instructor: Andrea Levandowski, Reference Librarian, Funding Information Location: New Jersey…

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