Saturday, March 23
Institute for Trustees Conference, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pingree School, 537 Highland St. The Institute for Trustees is an all-day conference for board members and executive directors of nonprofit organizations. Institute features 21 workshop sessions in three breakout periods; 101, 201 and master level tracks; keynote presentation by Bill Cummings, president of the Cummings Foundation; networking lunch; presentation by Tom Sanders, executive director of The Saguaro Seminar: Civic Engagement in America, Harvard University; one-on-one sessions with senior consultants; and post institute reception. For details or to register, visit http://www.eccf.org/ift2013.
Tuesday, march 26
How to create multimedia that sells, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Engage clients, fans and followers with great photos and videos. Learn the do’s and don’ts of using multimedia and how to develop a visual message and mission. Workshop will also discuss the types of camera gear needed and what is available in the way of free and easy-to-use software programs. Speaker: Julio Chuy, multimedia storyteller. Co-sponsored by MA Small Business Development Center. Free. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.
Thursday, March 28
#Hashtags Are Not Just For Twitter: How To Make Your Multimedia Searchable, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Enterprise Center, Salem State University, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. Learn how to make multimedia visual content easily searchable. #Hashtags — prefacing a word with a # makes it a clickable link and a keyword that search engines can find — aren’t just for Twitter. Use them with photos and videos on Pinterest, Foursquare, Tumblr and Instagram, too. Attendees can learn how to use the newest social media approaches to grow sales and increase visibility. Speaker: Susan Zimmerman, founder of SueB.do and Computer Companion. Co-Sponsored by MA Small Business Development Center. Free. Register at http://enterprisectr.org.
BackTalk Toastmasters Club meeting, 7 to 9 p.m., Brooksby Village, MacIntosh Building, 100 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody. Learn how to speak and communicate with confidence by practicing in a supportive environment. For details, call 978-587-3874, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Group meets on the second and fourth Thursday of every month.