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40 Nonprofit Technology Webinars in November 2016 #nptechedu

November always seems to be a shorter month. Nevertheless, we present to you a strong list for webinars on technology for nonprofits by 13 providers. Select from 40 webinars, presentations, discussions, conference calls and TwitterChats on technology for nonprofits. Watch the webinars and listen in on the conference calls from the comfort of your office. No travel cost, except for the bits and bytes across the wires.

Happy Thanksgiving! And All the Best of for #GivingTuesday on November 29th! 

The providers are CharityHowto, NTEN, Bloomerang, EveryAction, Idealware, GrantSpace, TechImpact, Nonprofit Tech For Good, CiviDesk, Idealist Consulting, Techsoup, SmartCause Digital, and Community IT,

If you find a webinar missing, or find incorrect information, please let me know and I’ll add it to the list. Send an email to birgit.pauli@gmail.com or leave a comment on this post.

Nov 01, 2016

1 PM convert time zone An Introduction to: Email$ = Donor$! How to Use Facebook and Twitter to Grow Your List of Donors
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Nov 02, 2016

10 AM convert time zone Member Orientation: November ’16
NTEN / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

1 PM convert time zone Is YOUR Board on Fire about Raising Money?
Bloomerang / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

 1 PM convert time zone 5 Barriers to Building Community & How to Demolish Them
EveryAction / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

1 PM convert time zone 10 Tips for Measuring Programs with Data
Idealware / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

 1 PM convert time zone How Nonprofits Can Get $10,000 Per Month In Free Google Advertising
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

 2 PM convert time zone Introduction to Fundraising Planning
GrantSpace / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

 2 PM convert time zone Microsoft Azure for Nonprofits
TechImpact / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

 3 PM convert time zone How To Raise More Money With Email A Step-by-Step Guide to Increasing Opens, Clicks and Donations
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 69.00 Tweet This!

Nov 03, 2016

2 PM convert time zone Office 365 Demo
TechImpact / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Nov 08, 2016

9 AM convert time zone 10 Social Media Strategies That Increase Engagement and Inspire Donors
Nonprofit Tech For Good / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

 3 PM convert time zone How to Start a Successful Twitter Program for Your Nonprofit!
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 87.00 Tweet This!

Nov 09, 2016

 11 AM convert time zone Making the Switch: Planning for Success in Platform Selection Projects
NTEN / Webinar / Fee: Free For Members | $15 for Non-Members Tweet This!

12 PM convert time zone Manage your Events with CiviCRM
CiviDesk / Online Course / Fee: $ 40.00 Tweet This!

 2 PM convert time zone Introduction to Corporate Giving
GrantSpace / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

 3 PM convert time zone How Nonprofits Can Get $10,000 Per Month In Free Google Advertising
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

3 PM convert time zone Email$ = Donor$! How to Use Facebook and Twitter to Grow Your List of Donors
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 87.00 Tweet This!

Nov 10, 2016

1 PM convert time zone How to Make an Awesome Facebook Page: A Step-by-Step Guide for Nonprofit Communicators
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 87.00 Tweet This!

1 PM convert time zone Accelerating your growth through NPSP
Idealist Consulting / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

 2 PM convert time zone Advanced SharePoint Demo
TechImpact / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

3 PM convert time zone Data Visualization
TechImpact / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Nov 14, 2016

12 PM convert time zone Data Systems Assessment
TechImpact / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Nov 15, 2016

11 AM convert time zone Power Up Your Data with Microsoft’s Power BI
Techsoup / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

2 PM convert time zone What’s New with Office 365?
TechImpact / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

 3 PM convert time zone How to Drive Auction Attendance, Donations, and Sponsorships through Email Marketing
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 87.00 Tweet This!

Nov 16, 2016

11 AM convert time zone Course: Framing Advanced Social Media Engagement
NTEN / Online Course / Fee: $125.00 For Members | $250 for Non-Members Tweet This!

1 PM convert time zone Use Strategy & Analytics to Turn Website Visitors into Supporters
SmartCause Digital / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

2 PM convert time zone Cloud Based Phone Systems for Nonprofits
TechImpact / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Nov 17, 2016

1 PM convert time zone Drupal November Community Call
NTEN / Conference Call / Fee: Free Tweet This!

 1 PM convert time zone What Compliance Means For Your Fundraising Efforts
Bloomerang / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

1 PM convert time zone What Compliance Means For Your Fundraising Efforts
Bloomerang / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

 2 PM convert time zone Office 365 Demo
TechImpact / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

 3 PM convert time zone Administer your Database and Manage your Contacts
CiviDesk / Online Course / Fee: $ 40.00 Tweet This!

 4 PM convert time zone Is Dropbox Your Next File Server?
Community IT / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Nov 22, 2016

2 PM convert time zone Marketing Automation for Nonprofits
TechImpact / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Nov 29, 2016

12 PM convert time zone Managing a Fundraising Campaign with CiviCRM
CiviDesk / Online Course / Fee: $ 40.00 Tweet This!

2 PM convert time zone Managing Files with Box.org
TechImpact / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

3 PM convert time zone How to Make an Awesome Facebook Page: A Step-by-Step Guide for Nonprofit Communicators
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 87.00 Tweet This!

Nov 30, 2016

1 PM convert time zone Email$ = Donor$! How to Use Facebook and Twitter to Grow Your List of Donors
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 87.00 Tweet This!

 2 PM convert time zone Getting Started with Salesforce.org
TechImpact / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

If you know of online #nptech events, that are missing, fill out this form with the information, and we update the page within a day or two or send me an email to birgit.pauli@gmail.com
To compile the information, we used Google Forms, Node.js, Lucee server, published on WordPress self-hosted with WP4Good Club, a program of NPTechProjects.

Photo Credit: Unsplash – Syd Wachs

web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Works at Pauli Systems, Naples , FL (project manager for Enterprise WordPress and CiviCRM implementations, custom API integrations) and co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida
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November 1st Meeting – Boost Your Nonprofit’s blogging strategy

Come join Tech4Good SWFL on November 1st to learn why blogging is important to your organisation/followers, the best tips and tricks when creating your blog, and how to stay organized and consistent.
Eventbrite - Boost your nonprofit’s blogging strategy
Jessi Drummond and Deb Hanson, the blogging duo, will be your guides on this journey. They will show you how they set up the CREW Land & Water Trust blog, improved time management and organized a blogging editorial calendar. There will be time for Q&A so come ready with all your blogging questions

Speakers: Jessi Drummond and Deb Hanson

When: November 1st, 2016 – 6pm – 8pm
Where: Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6340 Napa Woods Way, Naples, FL (Google Map & Directions)

Join us for dinner and program along with discussion about Blogging and how to use it for your organization.

“The Warm Up.” All members, coming to their first meeting, will be greeted at 5:30 pm and be introduced to our other members and get the lay of the land, so to speak: what is Tech4Good, the agenda, and some of the rituals we established throughout the meeting.

Meeting agenda

6:00 – Dinner & Networking

6:30 – Introduction & News

6:45 – Feature Presentation

7:30 – Q & A

Thank you to our Sponsors! 

web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Works at Pauli Systems, Naples , FL (project manager for Enterprise WordPress and CiviCRM implementations, custom API integrations) and co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida
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39 Nonprofit Technology Webinars in October 2016 #nptechevents

Will you invest in tech training for your nonprofit staff? Here is the October list of webinars on technology for nonprofits by 12 providers. Select from 39 webinars, presentations, discussions, conference calls and TwitterChats on technology for nonprofits by nine providers.

Watch the webinars and listen in on the conference calls from the comfort of your office. No travel cost, except for the bits and bytes across the wires.

The providers are NTEN, TechImpact, Network For Good, Bloomerang, Techsoup, CharityHowto, On Good, GrantSpace, Nonprofit Marketing Guide, The Chronicle for Philanthropy,CiviDesk, and Community IT.

If you find a webinar missing, or find incorrect information, please let me know and I’ll add it to the list. Send an email to birgit.pauli@gmail.com or leave a comment on this post.

Oct 05, 2016

1 PM convert time zone Member Orientation: October ’16
NTEN / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

2 PM convert time zone Office 365 Demonstration
TechImpact / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

3 PM convert time zone Microsoft Azure for Nonprofits
TechImpact / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Oct 06, 2016

1 PM convert time zone Nonprofit 911: The Year-End Game-Changer: Your Team of Messengers
Network For Good / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

 1 PM convert time zone Asking as an Intentional Conversation: A Better Way to Get What You Want
Bloomerang / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

 2 PM convert time zone Targeting Donors for Year-End Success
Techsoup / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

3 PM convert time zone How to Create Engagement for Your Nonprofit with Your LinkedIn Company Page & Groups
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 67.00 Tweet This!

Oct 11, 2016

9 AM convert time zone 10 Online Fundraising Best Practices for NGOs
On Good / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

 2 PM convert time zone Course: Intro to IT Security
NTEN / Webinar / Fee: $125.00 For Members | $250 for Non-Members Tweet This!

2 PM convert time zone Should You Contract Out Your Nonprofit’s Tech? IT Assist and Managed Services
Techsoup / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

2 PM convert time zone Nonprofit Data Management
TechImpact / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Oct 12, 2016

2 PM convert time zone Introduction to Proposal Writing
GrantSpace / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

 3 PM convert time zone Cloud-based Phone Systems for Non-Profits
TechImpact / Presentation / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Oct 13, 2016

1 PM convert time zone Town Hall: October 2016
NTEN / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

1 PM convert time zone Advanced Storytelling: Why Talking About Money Helps You Raise More
Bloomerang / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

1 PM convert time zone The Very Practical Beginner’s Guide to Online Fundraising
Nonprofit Marketing Guide / Webinar / Fee: $ 20.00 Tweet This!

2 PM convert time zone Raise Money Through Targeted Online Advertising and Marketing
The Chronicle for Philanthropy / Webinar / Fee: $ 75.00 For Early Bird | $96 After October 6 Tweet This!

2 PM convert time zone QuickBooks for Religious and Faith-Based Organizations
Techsoup / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

2 PM convert time zone Best Practices for Managing Your Nonprofit’s Financials in the Cloud
TechImpact / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Oct 18, 2016

2 PM convert time zone Course: Intro to Google Analytics
NTEN / Webinar / Fee: $125.00 For Members | $250 for Non-Members Tweet This!

3 PM convert time zone Create a Vibrant Facebook Community – How to Get More Likes, Comments and Shares on Your Page Updates
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 87.00 Tweet This!

Oct 19, 2016

1 PM convert time zone How to Create a Newsletter That Motivates Donors to Give and Give Again: The Proven Formula for Success
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 77.00 Tweet This!

1 PM convert time zone How To Raise More Money With Email A Step-by-Step Guide to Increasing Opens, Clicks and Donations
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 69.00 Tweet This!

2 PM convert time zone Data Visualization
TechImpact / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Oct 20, 2016

11 AM convert time zone Integrating CiviCRM with WordPress
CiviDesk / Webinar / Fee: $ 40.00 Tweet This!

2 PM convert time zone Broadband Planning for Libraries: Enough is Never Enough
Techsoup / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

2 PM convert time zone The ABC of forming your 501(c)(3)
GrantSpace / Webinar / Fee: $ 69.00 Tweet This!

2 PM convert time zone Office 365 Demonstration
TechImpact / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

4 PM convert time zone Identifying IT Risks
Community IT / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Oct 25, 2016

1 PM convert time zone How to Start a Successful Twitter Program for Your Nonprofit!
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 87.00 Tweet This!

2 PM convert time zone Managing Files with Box.org
TechImpact / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

2 PM convert time zone Show Your Impact! Introduction to Data Visualization with Tableau
Techsoup / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

2 PM convert time zone Living the Cause: Founders Share Their Startup Stories
GrantSpace / Webinar / Fee: $ 69.00 Tweet This!

Oct 26, 2016

1 PM convert time zone How to Create a Newsletter That Motivates Donors to Give and Give Again: The Proven Formula for Success
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 77.00 Tweet This!

1 PM convert time zone How to Drive Auction Attendance, Donations, and Sponsorships through Email Marketing
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 87.00 Tweet This!

2 PM convert time zone Introductions to Finding Grants
GrantSpace / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

2 PM convert time zone Organize and Maintain your CiviCRM database and find the data you need
CiviDesk / Webinar / Fee: $ 40.00 Tweet This!

Oct 27, 2016

2 PM convert time zone Who Helps the Helpers? Self-Care and Your Nonprofit Career
GrantSpace / Webinar / Fee: $ 69.00 Tweet This!

Oct 28, 2016

2 PM convert time zone DIY Donor Management System Selection
TechImpact / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

If you know of online #nptech events, that are missing, fill out this form with the information, and we update the page within a day or two or send me an email to birgit.pauli@gmail.com
To compile the information, we used Google Forms, Node.js, Lucee server, published on WordPress self-hosted with WP4Good Club, a program of NPTechProjects

Featured Image by Roman Mager, found on Unsplash

web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Works at Pauli Systems, Naples , FL (project manager for Enterprise WordPress and CiviCRM implementations, custom API integrations) and co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida
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Recap & Resources: Implementing #GivingTuesday & Your Branding

Thank you for everyone who participated in the organization of last night’s meeting!

For the rest of the month of October, we keep you updated with further resources on GivingTuesday and the activities around #SWFLGives. Don’t forget to let us know about your organization’s plans for #GivingTuesday so we can include you in our SWFLGives round-up for the local media and the general public.

Important Links – Please participate! 

Announcements:

Your Branding for #GivingTuesday by Denise Wauters Johnson, Paradise Web

Thank you to our Sponsors!

web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Works at Pauli Systems, Naples , FL (project manager for Enterprise WordPress and CiviCRM implementations, custom API integrations) and co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida
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Oct 4th Meeting: Implementing #GivingTuesday & Your Branding & #SWFLGives

‘Tis the Season! That’s right, the season of family celebrations, shopping, and gift-giving is just a few weeks away. Time to prepare for Giving Tuesday is now!

Eventbrite - Implementing #GivingTuesday & Your Branding

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many organizations focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

speakers-donna-deniseIn August we began planning and talked about this year’s #GivingTuesday plans. Many of you are already working on this year’s campaign for your organization. If you have some projects and ideas, bring them with you to our October meeting. You can share those great plans and we can discuss your thoughts, implementation strategies, and tactics. You will also be able to tap into the wisdom of our special guest, Denise Wauters Johnson, a branding expert and graphic designer from Marco Island. She will have great tips & tricks on how to best integrate your brand into #givingTuesday imagery, graphics, and social media.

Tech4Good SWFL member Donna Johnston, a grant writer at the Greater Marco Family Marco Y, will be our facilitator for this meeting as we kick-off the 3rd Annual #SWFLGives initiative through Tech4Good SWFL. Part of our mission is to support local nonprofits in their activities around #GivingTuesday. We will connect with local media and serve as a resource to the community. We can discover about how residents of Southwest Florida can connect with their local charities to give money, give time, give goods and give their voice to your cause. (Read last year’s press release here)

Through our efforts, last year’s #SWFLGives campaign resulted in 450 posts by 50 users with a reach of 130,569 and over 800,000 impressions on Twitter and Instagram!

Denise Wauters Johnson is the founder and owner of ParadiseWeb. She began her career in marketing and advertising in 1990, holds an Advertising & Graphic Design degree and maintains strong industry affiliations

The ParadiseWeb team offers consultation and design services including Marketing Plan Development, Website Design and Search Optimization, Website Hosting, Email Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Print Marketing and Photography.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Works at Pauli Systems, Naples , FL (project manager for Enterprise WordPress and CiviCRM implementations, custom API integrations) and co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida
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Recap & Resources: Facebook Groups & Tagging on Facebook

Updated 10/3/: Added Results of the Evaluation Survey

At Tech4Good SWFL meetings, we ask people to tell us what the most challenging part of new technology is for their organization. A frequent reply is, “How do I reach more people on Facebook?” During our September meeting, we explored some answers to this question.

https://twitter.com/laf307/status/774231852882067457

Wondering about the Video recording of the event?

How to create and run Facebook Groups by Mark Benson

What is a Facebook group and how is it different from a business page and my personal profile?

Pages are more along the line of broadcasting your message and hoping to engage with people who have liked the page and comment when it appears in their Newsfeed, or they search for it.
Groups are more along the line of forums where members exchange information and a moderator posts or comments on specific topics of interest to the members.  If someone who “likes” your group’s Business Page they can comment on any post, or if they try to post something on the page it only appears in the section on the right titled “Visitors Posts” which are not as visible to the average user.  Example: Tech4Good SWFL Page

What are the benefits of having a Facebook group?

Is this something worth your time?  The ultimate benefit is to get more participants, contributors, and supporters for your group.  Drive more traffic to your website for deeper engagement.

Why a Facebook group versus some other method of staying engaged with our members?

Facebook participation is the largest of any worldwide social media platform.

What decisions need to be made in the beginning in setting up a group?

  • Group Name,
  • Group description,
  • group photo (800 x 200 pixels),
  • who will have administrator status,
  • a Facebook Custom URL (see Facebook instructions on screen)

What if there is already a group with the same or similar name to our organization?

That may not be a limiting factor.  Study the same group first and decide if there is a way to distinguish your group clearly from the others.

What if we want to change the name of the group in the future?

If you have more than 250 members in your group the only way to replace the group name is to delete the members down to 250, change the name and then add them back. If you do this be sure to notify your group members that they will be temporarily removed and added back.  And be sure you record who you remove.  If you’re not Facebook friends with them, you will not be able to add them back yourself.

What does it cost?

It’s FREE!

Where do we go to begin the process of creating a group?

https://www.facebook.com/groups

How much time does it take to setup a group and do we need help?

It only takes a few minutes, and you shouldn’t need any help initially.

What if my schedule is overloaded as it is and I don’t feel I can add one more thing to my “to-do” list?

See if there’s another person who can volunteer to take this on.  It can be done at home and can be adjusted to fit someone’s limited time availability.  If you have several administrators, it will make it easier to implement.

Do we need to have a Facebook account to create a group?

Yes, you create groups through your personal profile. You need to decide if a leader of your organization or a staff member is going to create the group.  If they are no longer involved in your organization in the future, who else will be appointed as an Administrator in the beginning to have access to the back end? If the administrator of the group is deleted or removes themselves you’ll want at least a second administrator to maintain the group.  You will find as you go along that there are people in your group who post responsibly and are engaged.  They are prospective future administrators.

Who will likely join the group? Is there any restriction or control?

Approval of new members is determined by settings of the group.  A good suggestion is to take a look at who has already “liked” your business page and invite them to the group.  Share a link on your business page and suggest that people join the group. Also include a link in your organization’s email signature, newsletter and on your website.  Next, look at your membership roster or list of volunteers and donors and invite them to join your group.  You can also send an email blast to your database and describe the group, its purpose and a link to join.

How many members should we set as a goal to have in our group?

It depends on the size of your current membership.  Who are the influencers in your organization?  Who in your organization will hold back from posting or commenting until they see participation by other persons they know?  Try to add people who are icons who you know initially are active in other groups or will contribute to the group.  Having a large number of members who don’t participate in your group will only attract more members but may not build engagement.  Initially, depending on the size of your database and how effective you are in getting new members to join your group, you may find it grows rather slowly.  A lot will depend on the number of posts and the number of comments.  As you continue to grow it may build a synergy of its own as more people share it or as people see your group in your member’s list of groups.

Do I need additional help or volunteers to sustain the group?

It would be helpful if your group has more than just one person administering and contributing to the content.  In choosing other moderators and administrators, be careful that the persons you choose are not too heavy in controlling the conversation and zealous about deleting comments or removing members. It takes someone with good judgment who will keep the group’s guidelines top of mind. You probably want someone who initiates thoughtful conversation rather than someone who will dominate the group.  Again, be careful about setting your expectations with fellow administrators from the beginning and be sure you have clear communications and an understanding of what you want.

Is there a lot of work to maintain the group?

There’s not a lot of work to support a group other than to monitor the posts, comments and to keep the group stimulated with fresh information.  If you neglect it, however, it can become harder to re-engage members after a period of low participation.

What are the common aspects of groups?

They have a focus or topic rather than a broad area of interest.

What are the most common reasons why a group isn’t successful?

  • Lack of participation by the group members,
  • lack of posts in the group,
  • off-topic posts,
  • rants by members,
  • a competing group that does a better job of keeping their members engaged.

Conclusion: Stay true to your organization’s purpose, mission, vision, and values.  If you go too far astray, it could be costly.

What are the tips and tricks to having a successful Facebook Group?

  • Have a strategy for posting and commenting on posts by other members.
  • Post about upcoming events with photos and graphics, during events and follow-up to events and tag members of the group.
  • When there is a significant milestone or anniversary, create an announcement.
  • Recognize the support, contributions, and volunteers your organization receives.

How frequently do we need to post in the group?

If not daily (which may not be necessary if members post regularly) at least several times a week.  Monitor the posts and watch to see which topics or individuals who post get high responses and which ones get weak responses.  Adjust accordingly and respond when necessary to get further engagement.

How does a Facebook group enhance the efforts of our organization in connecting with our members?

Many members of organizations do not read emails, mailings or look at the organization’s website frequently.  If they are an active Facebook user, they may be more likely to engage with your organization through a group than depending on your Facebook page posts appearing in their Facebook Newsfeed.

What should be posted in a group?

  • Newsworthy information,
  • events,
  • questions and polls can sometimes stimulate participation by members.
  • If you find members aren’t viewing the posts, you can share a link to them in a private message or tag some of them in a post.

Can anyone join and can everyone post anything in the group?

It depends on the settings for the group.  You can allow any member to approve new members, or you can restrict membership by requiring that every new member is approved by an administrator.  Adding this restriction may help in keeping spammers out of your group.

How can our group avoid being lost in the “noise” of Facebook?

  • Ask members to invite others who may have an interest in your  organization to the group.
  • Stay on topic, be relevant, respectful and current.
  • The more active participation, the more likely you’ll be able to break through the noise.
  • Use photos, videos and graphics to enhance your posts and try to keep the length of your posts short as many people are viewing them on mobile devices.
  • Link to your website for more detailed information.

How can we get more participation in our group?

  • Consider having a monthly “date night” when there will be a host and people will discuss a topic for an hour.
  • Post videos or add : Live” videos on a current or upcoming topic of interest.
  • Remember reciprocity – if you join someone else’s local group they may have a willingness to join your group!

“How to Use Facebook Live: A Complete Guide”

Is there a limit on the size of the group?

No!

Are there examples of successful local groups we can model?

Please remember, not everything you will see in other groups and business pages are “best practices.”

This is simply shown as an example of what other organizations are doing!

Is there a benefit for someone to belong to more than one group?

Yes, especially if there are different focuses in the groups and varying degrees of activity in the groups.

What can be done to limit who can see the posts in a group or the existence of the group?

  • Public groups are visible to everyone and their posts are also visible to everyone.
  • Posts in Closed Groups can only be viewed by the members of the group, although who is in the group is visible to everyone.
  • Secret Groups are not searchable or visible to anyone who isn’t a member or invited to the group.

How can you limit or delete what’s posted in the group?

One of the best practices is to set group guidelines in the beginning.  Notify everyone that violations of the rules may result in immediate removal from the group.  You may want to limit self-promotion and off-topic posts.  Some people will attempt to post their political points of view, rants, and other fund-raising events in the group.  You determine what’s acceptable, and it’s best to set the rules from the beginning rather than to have to police posts and potentially create ill-will by deleting someone’s post later.

Can the group settings be changed by any administrator?

Yes, depending on the level they are given.  Be careful as another administrator can remove every other administrator!

How can we find more people to join our group?

Look for individuals who contribute or like posts in similar groups.  Search for individuals who live in your city or area as an example – type in the search bar “ People who live in Naples, Florida.“

https://www.facebook.com/groups/naplesyardsales
https://www.facebook.com/groups/439548959479191

How do I keep track of when there are new posts in a group that I belong to?

Add your group to the Favorites section on the left frame of your Facebook viewing page.  Be sure to turn on your personal settings for the group’s notifications.  Perhaps you want “All Notifications” initially.  Later you may wish to change to “Highlights” or “Friends Posts” if the notifications are too frequent for you.

How do we remove a member of the group?

Only a group administrator can remove someone (or the members can remove themselves.)  Administrators can search the roster of members and click on delete this member.  There is a confirmation that you want to remove someone just in case you accidentally click without the intention of removing someone.

Local Facebook business pages:

So, remind me, what are the first steps to starting a Facebook group.

  • Determine what your goals are,
  • appoint administrators,
  • identify the people you want to join the group and
  • have a strategy about what will be posted by whom and how frequently.
  • Once you have them underway, follow-up and
  • recognize those who support the group.

How can you make a difference for Tech4Good SWFL?

  • Post notices of our upcoming meetings,
  • share a link to our website,
  • comment on our Business Page and
  • share it along with a link to our Facebook group with everyone you know who might also share them!
  •  Help us spread the word about who we are and what we do!

Thank you to our sponsors

Session Evaluation

web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Works at Pauli Systems, Naples , FL (project manager for Enterprise WordPress and CiviCRM implementations, custom API integrations) and co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida
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#t4gswfl in the News & August Meeting Evaluation Results

Big “Thank you” to Robin DeMattia, who has taken on the media outreach of our meetings announcements. Here are examples from Gulfshore Business Daily as well as Florida Weekly’s Club notes. Out of 22 participants at August’s meeting, six submitted their session evaluation and comments. Thank you! Your opinion is important to us, and we appreciate the time you took to go through the questions. Since June we regularly asked for participation in meeting surveys, with very low turnout. This month we got a fair size of responses after a few rounds of reminders. It is our hope that publishing the results, will motivate some more of you also to participate in these surveys. #BetterTogether

Happy Labor Day Weekend! And see you all Tuesday! 

Gulfshore Business published it in Daily newsletter on August 22, 2016

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Florida Weekly added it to the events announcements

Last week’s hard-copy contained an announcement of next week’s meeting.

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Florida Weekly Tech4Good SWFL Blurb

The  online edition also lists upcoming Tech4Good SWFL events, published today, September 1st, 2016Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 8.39.57 AM

Thank you to Cindy Pierce for included us in today’s Club Notes online

Event Evaluation: August 2016

Here the responses to last month’s meeting survey. Thank you all who took the time to respond. Your input is crucial and we, appreciate the time you took to offer your feedback.

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Three, who check other added comments:

  • got my attention..not a techie. Need assistance to be involved for 2016.
  • This is an iterative effort!
  • Somewhere between number 2 and number 3!

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What did you like about the event? 

  • Lots of time for Q & A – help from others present.
  • The information was given in a friendly tone and it certainly is helpful to some. However, I think guest speakers who have actually done the work to launch and maintain a successful Giving Tuesday would be very welcome. And please don’t allow those that run alleged PR companies who just churn out content that obviously is stuck in the old school world of communications be those speakers. There are leaders throughout SW Florida from non profits or agencies who are outstanding representatives of their crafts.
  • Birgit’s presentations
  • Opportunity to advance our Senior Friendship Health Center community awareness to a new market thru new channels.
  • The pace and inclusiveness of meeting attendees and subject matter experts.
  • I like the presentation style a lot, also nice people and good networking, and great food!

What did you dislike about the event?

  • Video presentation weak.
  • See above for more details. More guest speakers with real world experience.
  • Nothing
  • Nothing! Thanks for the food after a long day. It is good you have the funding for that amenity.
  • Not one single thing!
  • Nothing.

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How did you hear about this event?

  • email
  • Email
  • Birgit invited me and I made the effort to attend and learn.
  • Notification.
  • IIAC Immokalee at first, now I’m on mailing list

What topics would you most like to learn about or discuss at a Tech4Good SWFL meeting?

  • More on how to interpret data that your website tracks.
  • More about effective communication via social media, video technology, more that are similar to your upcoming Facebook sessions. Real world solutions to real world concerns.
  • Looking forward to the meetings in the schedule
  • I just want to attend and learn at this point.
  • Time management.
  • Can’t think of anything but will let you know if I do. Thank you so much for doing this!
web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Works at Pauli Systems, Naples , FL (project manager for Enterprise WordPress and CiviCRM implementations, custom API integrations) and co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida
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26 Nonprofit Technology Webinars in September 2016 #nptechevents

Kids went back to school. Adults should too! Will you invest in tech training for your nonprofit staff? Here is the September list of webinars on technology for nonprofits by nine five providers.   Have you attended webinars with any of the registered providers? Would you be available for a conversation? If yes, let us know either privately or in the comment section what webinar you attended and what you experienced was.

Thinking about organizing training for your staff? Techsoup has the right course for you!

6242.Lego people in a TechSoup training.jpgInstead of my monthly five picks, I want to let you know about this new online course published by TechSoup : Tech Training for Nonprofit and Library Staff 101

This free course will introduce you to how to manage technology change in your organization, reveal best practices for conducting training, demonstrate how to effectively engage adult learners and explain how to develop your own training plan. You can access downloadable templates, handouts, videos, and samples of successful tech training programs in libraries and nonprofits.(TechSoup) Photo: Becky Wiegand

The essay “3 Strategies to Manage Technology Change” was written by me and students will find it  in the first module after the self-assessment. On September 15 at 2 pm – I will take part in the Live-Event around this first online course by TechSoup: Free Online Expert Panel : Tech Training for Nonprofit and Library Staff 101. If you have more question about it, let me know in the comments, and I get back to quickly.

And now without further ado, select from 21 excellent webinars on technology for nonprofits by five providers. Watch the webinars and listen in on the conference calls from the comfort of your office. No travel cost, except for the bits and bytes across the wires. The providers areBloomerang, Nonprofit Marketing Guide, Idealware, CharityHowto, CiviDesk, NTEN, TechSoup, GrantSpace, and NonProfit Marketing Community. If you find a webinar missing, please let me know and I’ll add it to the list. Send an email to birgit.pauli@gmail.com.

Sep 01, 2016

1 PM convert time zone The Art and Science of Volunteer Development
Bloomerang / Webinar / Fee: Free 0 Tweet This!

1 PM convert time zone Media Relations with Peter Panepento
Nonprofit Marketing Guide / Webinar / Fee: $ 99.00 per month Tweet This!

Sep 06, 2016

1 PM convert time zone 10 Tips to Boost Software User Adoption
Idealware / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

1 PM convert time zone How to Create A Strategic Online Nonprofit Communications Plan – A Step-By-Step Guide
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 87.00 Tweet This!

3 PM convert time zone Email$ = Donor$! How to Use Facebook and Twitter to Grow Your List of Donors
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 87.00 Tweet This!

Sep 07, 2016

11 AM convert time zone “Integrating CiviCRM with Drupal”
CiviDesk / Online Course / Fee: $ 40.00 Tweet This!

1 PM convert time zone Member Orientation: September ’16
NTEN / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Sep 08, 2016

2 PM convert time zone Get to Know GrantStation
Techsoup / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Sep 13, 2016

1 PM convert time zone How to Make an Awesome Facebook Page: A Step-by-Step Guide for Nonprofit Communicators
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 87.00 Tweet This!

2 PM convert time zone Building a Powerful Grants Strategy for 2016 – 2017
Techsoup / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

2 PM convert time zone Course: Intro to Content Strategy
NTEN / Webinar / Fee: $125.00 For Members | $250 for Non-Members Tweet This!

3 PM convert time zone A Step-By-Step Guide for Non-Technical People to Get the Most Out Of Google Analytics
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 49.00 Tweet This!

Sep 15, 2016

12 PM convert time zone 10 Ways to Increase Your Reach on Social Media
Idealware / Online Course / Fee: Free Tweet This!

2 PM convert time zone Free Online Expert Panel – Tech Training for Nonprofit and Library Staff 101
Techsoup / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Sep 20, 2016

12 PM convert time zone “Customize your CiviCRM database with Custom Fields and Profiles”
CiviDesk / Online Course / Fee: $ 40.00 Tweet This!

1 PM convert time zone Email$ = Donor$! How to Use Facebook and Twitter to Grow Your List of Donors
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 87.00 Tweet This!

Sep 21, 2016

1 PM convert time zone A Step-By-Step Guide for Non-Technical People to Get the Most Out Of Google Analytics
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 49.00 Tweet This!

3 PM convert time zone How to Make an Awesome Facebook Page: A Step-by-Step Guide for Nonprofit Communicators
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 87.00 Tweet This!

Sep 22, 2016

12 PM convert time zone “Administer your Database and Manage your Contacts”
CiviDesk / Online Course / Fee: $ 40.00 Tweet This!

1 PM convert time zone The Nonprofit Social Media Success Toolkit
Idealware / Online Course / Fee: $260.00 9/29 + 10/6 + 10/13 + 10/20 + 10/27 Tweet This!

1 PM convert time zone Free Webinar: An Introduction to Online Fundraising for Small and Medium-Sized Nonprofits
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

2 PM convert time zone TechSoup for Libraries – Maximize Your Technology Services with TechSoup
Techsoup / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

2 PM convert time zone The Dollars and Sense of Nonprofit Technology Budgeting
GrantSpace / Webinar / Fee: $ 69.00 Tweet This!

Sep 27, 2016

12 PM convert time zone “Managing your Special Events Effectively with CiviCRM”
CiviDesk / Online Course / Fee: $ 40.00 Tweet This!

1 PM convert time zone Create a Vibrant Facebook Community – How to Get More Likes, Comments and Shares on Your Page Updates
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 87.00 Tweet This!

Sep 29, 2016

1 PM convert time zone #NPMC TwitterChat
NonProfit Marketing Community / TwitterChat / Fee: Free Tweet This!

If you know of online #nptech events, that are missing, fill out this form with the information, and we update the page within a day or two or send me an email to birgit.pauli@gmail.com
To compile the information, we used Google Forms, Node.js, Lucee server, published on WordPress self-hosted with WP4Good Club, a program of NPTechProjects

Featured Image by Octavio Fossatti found on Unsplash

web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Works at Pauli Systems, Naples , FL (project manager for Enterprise WordPress and CiviCRM implementations, custom API integrations) and co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida
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#nptech Topics for the next five Tech4Good meetings. Save the dates!

Here is the roster for September, October, November, December 2016 and January 2017.

  • Sep 6th  – Spreading Ideas on Facebook (Tagging, FB Groups, FB Live)
    Read the details and obtain your ticket here
  • Oct 4th  – Implementing GivingTuesday #SWFLGives
    Members discuss each other’s plans for GivingTuesday, a branding expert will talk to your easy ways to preserve your brand in social media graphics, and we kick-off the #SWFLGives a Tech4Good SWFL initiative giving support to local organizations participating in #GivingTuesday.
  • Nov 1st   – Blogging and Editorial Calendar
    We’ll discuss, why blogging is important for nonprofits to stay competitive in the your online outreach efforts of your organization.  We also discuss how to organize an editorial calendar.
  • Dec 6th – Show Off your Tools
    A crowdsourced event where participants are given up to 5 minutes to share one tool that they use which is valuable to their nonprofit communication/fundraising/community management life
  • Jan 3rd  – How to reach more people via video live
    Discussion of our own Tech4Good SWFL live streaming experiences, pro/con of each tool, equipment and process. Periscope, Facebook Live, Google Hangout (YouTube Live), Livestream.

Connect with Tech4Good SWFL members

If you join our Meetup Group, you will receive regular updates and you can connect to other participants.

We share regular #nptech articles from the web and updates on our events on our Facebook page

In October we will roll out the schedule upcoming event February through April 2017. It  is a participatory community event.

Your opinion counts!

  • Send with your session ideas and any other comments via email to organizers@tech4goodswfl.org.
  • Suggest a session topic on each evaluation form, we sent out after each event. Did you fill out the August Event Evalution yet? No? Do it now!

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support of Tech4Good SWFL and the local #nptech community

web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Works at Pauli Systems, Naples , FL (project manager for Enterprise WordPress and CiviCRM implementations, custom API integrations) and co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida
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Want to stop being just another pretty face? How to standout and get attention on Facebook! Join us! September 6th.

Spreading ideas on Facebook: How to tag people, use a Facebook group to build community, get more likes, and drive people to your website.

At Tech4Good SWFL meetings, we ask people to tell us what the most challenging part of new technology is for their organization. A frequent reply is, “How do I reach more people on Facebook?”

During our September meeting, we will explore some answers to this question.
We will discuss and demonstrate how to become efficient and expert in using Facebook to enhance your social media effectiveness. We will learn about tagging as one way to include other people or other organizations in a post, and alert their friends and fans to the post. It also gets the attention of other people and/or page owners. For example, when we post an announcement of meetings for Tech4Good SWFL, we always tag our sponsors; that way our fans can easily connect with them on the same platform.

Mark Benson - Naples, FloridaCreating a Facebook group to provide and enable discussion among members around a central topic is another way in which to build community. We are very fortunate to have Mark Benson as a member of our planning board. Mark has been a community manager for various different Facebook groups. He will walk us through setting up a Facebook group, explain the differences between the options and provide you with a set of activities you can implement to get people involved and connected. He will also share his experience on what works and what doesn’t work in different scenarios.

We will continue with our live streaming experiment and this time we will use Facebook Live to stream the event via the Tech4Good SWFL Facebook page. If you missed last month, we streamed it on Periscope. We also used Screenflow to record the event  and posted it  on YouTube.

When: September 6th, 2016 – 6pm – 8pm
Where: Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6340 Napa Woods Way, Naples, FL (Google Map & Directions)

Join us for dinner and program along with discussion about Facebook and how to use it for your organization.

“The Warm Up.” All members, coming to their first meeting, will be greeted at 5:30 pm and be introduced to our other members and get the lay of the land, so to speak: what is Tech4Good, the agenda, and some of the rituals we established throughout the meeting.

We invite all local nonprofit organizations to network, learn, test and explore new technologies, exchange ideas,and best practices.  #nptech #t4gswfl #nptechclub #net2

Meeting Agenda

  • 5:30 pm Welcome New Members: Meet and Greet
  • 6:00 pm Dinner & Introductions
  • 6:30 pm Program
  • 7:30 pm Q & A & Networking

Thank you to all our Sponsors!

web & mobile developer for business and nonprofits in Naples, Florida. WordPress Meetup SWFL organizer, Netsquared organizer, #nptech, photographer.
Works at Pauli Systems, Naples , FL (project manager for Enterprise WordPress and CiviCRM implementations, custom API integrations) and co-founder Relevanza – digital marketing agency for Florida and North Carolina, volunteer NPTechProjects providing nonprofit technology support and education in Florida