You may have heard about the “staycation”, but what about a “learncation”? You don’t have to travel to take a learncation. You don’t even have to leave your desk. Put some time on your calendar to take an educational journey to the ConnectVA Resource Library.
The ConnectVA Resource Library, powered by 4Good, is a virtual library of resources, webinars, tool-kits and reports on a variety of popular topics, such as board governance, fundraising, technology, management, marketing, and more.
With the Resource Library, you never have to miss another webinar, because they are all archived and available 24/7 online. Whether you need sample policies, or a refresher on a topic you haven’t explored in a while, the possibilities are endless! Access to most articles and webinars is free, but some e-books and guides are available for a nominal fee. You can use the widgets on ConnectVA to search for resources on popular topics, or go straight to 4Good for more.
How to Get Started
First, create a free 4Good account. Enter your name, e-mail address, and desired password.
While logged in, in the search bar, search for ConnectVA. Then click on Organizations under Type.
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Then click on the ConnectVA 4Good organization account.
You can now explore ConnectVA’s library. Don’t forget to “Subscribe” (follow) our activity to receive notifications of new resources in our collections!
Sharing is Caring
No learncation is complete without sharing the experience with others! You can curate your own collection of your favorite ConnectVA resources and share them with your team. For example, let’s say you want to collect resources on leadership and change management and share it with a new board member. Here’s one way you could do it:
First, you’ll need to create a collection. Do this by clicking on the plus sign in the top right corner of your screen. Then, click on Next under Collection.
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Enter a title for your collection and click save.
You must Add Body Text and some tags for your collection. You can also edit how your collection appears (style), who can edit the collection (collaboration), see analytics, and add your own files. When ready, click on Publish.
Go back to the ConnectVA Library. Locate a resource you want to add to your collection, such as “The Leader as Coach: Guiding Your Team in Dynamic Change” – a webinar – and click on Collect.
Add the webinar to your collection and click save.
To get back to your Collection, click on the avatar in the top right corner of your screen and then on Dashboard.
Scroll down slightly to find and click on your collection.
Next, click on View this Page as a Visitor. You will see the share tools and can click on the @ symbol to e-mail your collection to your board member.
Do you use 4Good to post nonprofit management resources? We’d love to include it in the ConnectVA collection. E-mail us at email@example.com.
Tell us all about your Resource Library Learncation in the comments below. Happy learning!