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32 Nonprofit Technology Online Events in June 2016

This month we are a little late publishing this list. But here you have it: Select from 32 awesome events by 11 providers and 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, Idealware, TechSoup, Nonprofit Marketing Guide, Network For Good, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, CharityHowto, On Good, Community IT, GrantSpaceNonProfit Marketing Community.

My personal favorites are:

  • “Six Reasons Why Infographics Matter” w/ Chris Tuttle of Idealware on June 2,
  • Kivi Leroux-Millers “Surprising Lessons Revealed by Following 22 National Nonprofits” on June 7,
  • NTEN’s Ask the Expert: Skillful Storytelling,  and
  • I will sign-up and then catch the recording of NTEN’s “How to be a Google AdWords Superhero” with the superheroes Jason Shim &  Mark Hallman on June 16.

All times are EST, but the icon leads youconvert time zone to a site where you can convert the time to your timezone.

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

Jun 01, 2016

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

Jun 02, 2016

12 PM convert time zone Six Reasons Why Infographics Matter
Idealware / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

 2 PM convert time zone Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners
TechSoup / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Jun 07, 2016

1 PM convert time zone Surprising Lessons Revealed by Following 22 National Nonprofits
Nonprofit Marketing Guide / Webinar / Fee: $ 20.00 Tweet This!

 1 PM convert time zone Record-Breaking Campaigns: 5 Easy Fundraising Ideas You Can Steal from Bernie, Hillary, and Trump
Network For Good / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Jun 08, 2016

1 PM convert time zone Visual Storytelling: The Complete Infographic Toolkit for Nonprofits (4 parts)
Idealware / Online Course / Fee: $180.00 + 6/15 + 6/22 + 6/29 Tweet This!

 2 PM convert time zone Ask The Expert: Skillful Storytelling
NTEN / Webinar / Fee: Free for NTEN Members only Tweet This!

Jun 09, 2016

2 PM convert time zone Microsoft OneNote for Beginners
TechSoup / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

 2 PM convert time zone Community Call: What You Need to Know about 17NTC Session Proposals
NTEN / Conference Call / Fee: Free for all Tweet This!

2 PM convert time zone Clean Up a Messy Donor Database
The Chronicle for Philanthropy / Webinar / Fee: $ 75.00 Tweet This!

 3 PM convert time zone 7 Simple Things You Can Do in the Next 30 Days to Turn Event Attendees into Loyal Donors
Network For Good / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Jun 14, 2016

2 PM convert time zone Managing Tech Projects: A Nonprofit Crash Course
Idealware / Webinar / Fee: $ 45.00 Tweet This!

1 PM convert time zone How to Create & Use a Nonprofit Dashboard: A Step by Step Guide
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 87.00 Tweet This!

Jun 15, 2016

1 PM convert time zone What Your NGO Needs to Know about NGO, ONG, and OnGood
On Good / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

1 PM convert time zone How to Create an Army of Online Storytellers to Help Spread the Word for Your Nonprofit
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 87.00 Tweet This!

2 PM convert time zone How Nonprofits Are Addressing Digital Inclusion in Developing Countries
NTEN / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Jun 16, 2016

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

1 PM convert time zone Media Mentors: Helping Children Build Literacy Skills for the Digital Age
TechSoup / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

2 PM convert time zone How to Be a Google AdWords Superhero
NTEN / Webinar / Fee: Free for NTEN members, $15 for Non-Members Tweet This!

4 PM convert time zone Dropbox and Other Alternatives to SharePoint
Community IT / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Jun 22, 2016

2 PM convert time zone Major Donors Create the Splash, Monthly Donors Create the Pond
NTEN / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

3 PM convert time zone How to Create & Use a Nonprofit Dashboard: A Step by Step Guide
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 87.00 Tweet This!

Jun 23, 2016

1 PM convert time zone How to Use your Smartphone to make powerful and effective nonprofit videos
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 87.00 Tweet This!

2 PM convert time zone #AccessibilityRocks: Make Your Social Media More Inclusive Today
NTEN / Webinar / Fee: Free for members | $15 for Non-Members Tweet This!

3 PM convert time zone How to Create an Army of Online Storytellers to Help Spread the Word for Your Nonprofit
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 87.00 w/ @juliacsocial Tweet This!

Jun 24, 2016

1 PM convert time zone Perspectives on Philanthropy: Insights on Giving USA
GrantSpace / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Jun 28, 2016

1 PM convert time zone How to Stand Out From the Crowd in Online Grant Applications
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

 1 PM convert time zone How to Create an Annual Report Infographic – A Step-by-Step Guide to Transition Your Paper Annual Report to an Infographic
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 87.00 Tweet This!

Jun 29, 2016

3 PM convert time zone How to Create an Annual Report Infographic – A Step-by-Step Guide to Transition Your Paper Annual Report to an Infographic
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 87.00 Tweet This!

 3 PM convert time zone How to Use your Smartphone to make powerful and effective nonprofit videos
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 87.00 Tweet This!

Jun 30, 2016

1 PM convert time zone #NPMC Elevating the role of nonprofit marketing communications
NonProfit Marketing Community / TwitterChat / Fee: Free Tweet This!

1 PM convert time zone Community of Practice: Chat with Michelle Cove of MEDIAGIRLS
NTEN / Conference Call / 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.

Photo by Caroline Methot found on Unsplash

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31 Online Technology Education Events for Nonprofits in February 2016

Getting back into the swing of things, online education provider for nonprofits offer broad array of topics in webinars, calls or Ask the Expert events for February 2016.
This month’s providers are: NTEN | On Good | CiviDesk | CharityHowto | CiviDesk | The Chronicle for  Philanthropy | John HaydenAmerica’s Charities |  Techsoup | Idealware |Network For Good| offering 25 events between February 8th and February 25th, 2016.

All times are EST but the convert time zone icon leads you to a site where you can convert the time to your timezone.

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

Feb 08, 2016 11AM convert time zone 12 Ways to Digital Success Jumpstart: Take Back Control in 2016
John Hayden / Webinar / Fee: Free + 2/15 Tweet This!

Feb 09, 2016 12PM convert time zone Event Management with CiviCRM
CiviDesk / Online Course / Fee: $ 40.00 Tweet This!

Feb 09, 2016 1PM convert time zone An Introduction to Mobile Bidding in Nonprofit Auctions: What It Is, Whether It Works, and How to Best Leverage It
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Feb 09, 2016 1PM convert time zone Nonprofit 911: Unleash the Power of Your Crowd
Network For Good / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Feb 09, 2016 2PM convert time zone Drive Nonprofit Success with Google Analytics Intel
America’s Charities / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Feb 09, 2016 3PM convert time zone Google Grant Series #1 How To Get Google Grants & Set Up Your First Campaign – A Step-By-Step Guide
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 79.00 Tweet This!

Feb 10, 2016 1PM convert time zone The Marketing Savvy Behind Outrageously Profitable Silent Nonprofit Auctions
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 89.00 Tweet This!

Feb 10, 2016 1PM convert time zone Instagood: How to Harness the Power of Instagram to Promote Your Nonprofit!
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 77.00 Tweet This!

Feb 10, 2016 2PM convert time zone Ask The Expert: Mindful Social Media
NTEN / Webinar / Fee: Free For Members Only Tweet This!

Feb 11, 2016 1PM convert time zone Product Spotlight Demo: Creating Your First Peer Fundraising Campaign
Network For Good / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Feb 11, 2016 2PM convert time zone Why Transparency is Key to Nonprofit Fundraising
NTEN / Webinar / Fee: $ 30.00 for Members; $60 for Non-members Tweet This!

Feb 11, 2016 3PM convert time zone A Beginner’s Guide to Successful Online Fundraising for Small Nonprofits – A Step-By-Step Guide (Part One)
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 77.00 Check site for available discounts Tweet This!

Feb 16, 2016 1PM convert time zone Google Grant Series #1 How To Get Google Grants & Set Up Your First Campaign – A Step-By-Step Guide
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 79.00 Tweet This!

Feb 16, 2016 3PM 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!

Feb 16, 2016 3PM convert time zone The Marketing Savvy Behind Outrageously Profitable Silent Nonprofit Auctions
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 89.00 Tweet This!

Feb 17, 2016 12PM convert time zone Managing a Fundraising Campaign with CiviCRM
CiviDesk / Online Course / Fee: $ 40.00 Tweet This!

Feb 17, 2016 2PM convert time zone Getting Started with Digitization: An Introduction for Libraries
Techsoup / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Feb 17, 2016 2PM convert time zone Insights From New Research on Digital Inclusion and Access
NTEN / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Feb 17, 2016 3PM convert time zone How to Create & Use a Nonprofit Dashboard: A Step by Step Guide
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 87.00 Tweet This!

Feb 18, 2016 12PM convert time zone Strategies for Cross-Channel Marketing
Idealware / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Feb 18, 2016 1PM convert time zone A Beginner’s Guide to Successful Online Fundraising for Small Nonprofits – A Step-By-Step Guide (Part Two)
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 77.00 Check site for available discounts Tweet This!

Feb 18, 2016 1PM convert time zone The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide to Nonprofit Blog Posts
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 87.00 Tweet This!

Feb 18, 2016 2PM convert time zone Harness the Power of Data with Tableau
Techsoup / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Feb 18, 2016 3PM 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!

Feb 23, 2016 1PM convert time zone The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide to Nonprofit Blog Posts
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 87.00 Tweet This!

Feb 23, 2016 1PM convert time zone Nonprofit 911: From Peer to Plenty:Why Peer-to-Peer Works
Network For Good / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

Feb 23, 2016 1PM convert time zone Google Grants Series #2 – How To Get Awesome Results In Less Time – A Step-By-Step Guide!
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 77.00 Tweet This!

Feb 23, 2016 1PM convert time zone How to Give Your Strategy a Boost, Harmonize Your Channels, and Inspire Action
Idealware / Webinar / Fee: $215.00 + 3/1 + 3/8 + 3/15 + 3/22 Tweet This!

Feb 25, 2016 1PM convert time zone How to Create & Use a Nonprofit Dashboard: A Step by Step Guide
CharityHowto / Webinar / Fee: $ 87.00 Tweet This!

Feb 25, 2016 2PM convert time zone Using APIs to Speed Web & Mobile App Development
NTEN / Webinar / Fee: $ 30.00 for Members; $60 for Non-members Tweet This!

Feb 25, 2016 2PM convert time zone QuickBooks for New Nonprofit Users
Techsoup / Webinar / Fee: Free Tweet This!

If you find webinars missing or if you’d like to send it notification about your upcoming webinar to be listed for February, please send your information to organizers@tech4goodswfl.org or leave a comment here.

To compile the information, we used Google Forms, Node.js, Lucee server, published on WordPress self-hosted.

Photo by John-Mark Kuznietsov via Unsplash, via Buffer’s Pablo

Updates

  • Feb 5: added 3 more events
  • Feb 7: added 3 more events
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Video Workshop: Published videos & resources

This week, the Tech4Good meeting turned into a hands-on video workshop. Attendees in teams of four, created videos on their mobile devices and uploaded them to Instagram and YouTube. You’ll find the products of their learning and experimenting further below.

Great fun was had by all and creativity ensued. Collaborative learning by doing. Within an hour and 10 minutes 6 groups created a great array of videos for their own organizations. Some are well executed and some are successful first attempt, each iteration taught us something new. Everyone was ready to jump into their video project with both feet.

Traps encountered, lessons learned:

  • Decide to shoot your video horizontally to make it best suitable also for other online spaces like YouTube and Vimeo. What does your TV look like at home? Would you turn you TV to view a movie vertically?
  • Background noise might interfere with your sound. Smartphone microphones have a shorter reach. Get closer to the talking person for recording.
  • It’s more advantageous to do headshots rather than body frames.
  • The writing should be more for a talking person than for an academic paper. Consider the target audience.
  • Instead of a continuous recording, stop the camera after each take. This way you are ready to upload the best take immediately and don’t have to wait until you get your editing done.
  • As always: Prefect is the enemy of the good. Start early, fail fast, repeat. Use the direct path to good enough.

Links to storytelling resources

Here are a few excellent resources on storytelling on our partner websites and from previous events:

Videos in no particular order

Group 1:  Producers:  Jane Hess, Jessie Drummond @crewtrust, Patricia Seixas, Mark Benson @markinnaplesfl

Group 2: Producers: Chase Metzger, Carlene Thiessen, Ursula Kaiser, Michelle Finnigan

Volunteer Animal Service “Pretend these are cats”

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#NFN4good

A post shared by Tech4Good SWFL (@t4gswfl) on

Health Tip by Ursula working with Cancer Patients

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Ursula health tips!

A post shared by Tech4Good SWFL (@t4gswfl) on

Essential Art making a video for Volunteer Animal Services

 

Group 3 Producers: Sherri Weidman, TJ Snopkowski, Barbara Erickson @barbaraec , John Connor, Barrie Conley

“Attend Tech4Good!”

Group 4: Producers: Producers: Sandra Yeyati, Marc Smolec, Tish Roland, and Trisha Aldridge.

Collier 4H teaching kids beekeeping.

https://instagram.com/p/42pVkyLJXt/

Group 5: Producers: Omar Keeys, Vincent Keeys, Amy Gaffney and Deborah Johnson.

Volunteer Services for Animals

Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership

Group 6: Producers: Bart Bil, Angel , Sebastian, Bobby Escalante

Healthy Me – First take by Dr. Sebastian

Slidedeck Introductions and Workshop info

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Free Webinar Series “NTENStory” in May

NTEN-501TechClubIn May NTEN offers a three week free webinar series on Thursdays at 2pm ET to our Tech4Good SWFL members:

Bethany Lister,  @betalister Community Program Coordinator at NTEN wrote:

We have an upcoming series of webinars we’d like to share with the Tech Club community. We have set up the promo code “NTENStory ” that can be used to get free access to any and all of these events.

Over the last year, The Rockefeller Foundation has teamed up with Hattaway Communications to create Hatch for Good, a new digital storytelling platform designed to help social impact organizations of all kinds use the power of narrative and networks to increase your reach, resources and impact. Learn how to effectively use Hatch for Good with in-depth instructions and prompts to create stories that will inspire and increase impact. Storytelling experts from Hattaway Communications will be available to provide insights and answer questions.

May 7th   – 2pm: Building Your Storytelling Strategy & Capacity

In this workshop, we’ll help you build your “Narrative Framework,” the overarching story that helps provide structure and consistency for all of the individual stories your organization will tell. We will also identify resources and skills organizations require as well as you as an individual need to share your stories.

Key Takeaways:

  • Foundation of your organization’s narrative
  • Clear idea of the audiences your stories will speak to
  • Definition of your organization’s (storytelling) goals
  • Skills and resources needed to become a successful storytelling organization

May 14th – 2pm: Creating Stories that Capture Interest & Imagination

In today’s competitive media environment, only the most compelling content gets noticed and shared. Storytelling is both an art and a science—and stories for social impact must show people as active agents of change, who play a central role in creating solutions to the problems they face.

In this workshop, we’ll help you map out your story based on a tried-and-true formula seen in narratives across the world.

Key Takeaways:

  • Clear idea of your storytelling objectives
  • Structured storyline using the Social Impact Story Map to capture your audience’s interest and imagination
  • Setting the right format for your stories

May 21st – 2pm: Engaging Your Communities & Measuring Impact

In this workshop, you will get guidance on best practices for using popular platforms and social networks for storytelling and setting metrics for evaluating your digital storytelling efforts.

Key Takeaways:

  • Tips and guides on using popular platforms for storytelling
  • Setting the voice and tone of your stories on social media
  • Best practices on evaluating your digital storytelling effort

Make sure to use the promo code “NTENStory “. 

UPDATE  4/22/15:  Having problem with the discount code?

The code can be used an unlimited amount of times. NTEN has an issue where if you complete checkout and then try to get the next event in the same session (being logged in) it still sees it as already being applied.

We are now suggesting folks add all events to their cart before completing checkout to avoid this. Anyone that already went through then hit the error would be able to just go back and add the rest.

If you received the “already used error”  logging out or clearing cookies should also refresh the code.

Instructions by Eli of Net2Vancouver

Update  4/16/2015:

To clarify: You don’t have to be an NTEN member to take advantage of this Webinar Series this May. You go through registration process for the events, all the way through until you get to the Shopping Cart page (see little screenshot below)

  • There is a field for “Discount Code”.
  • Enter “NTENStory” , Click on “Apply Code” and
  • the “Order Total” will go to 0.00.
  • Now you can check out.

Apply Discount Code NTENStory

And of course, save the date of May 5th, 6pm for our next Tech4Good meeting. Announcements will come soon.

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