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Exec Tech Talk

Previous Session Descriptions and Materials
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Application Service Providers - Powerful Tools for Today's Small, Medium and Large Nonprofits
Database Planning Basics
Enewsletters, Alerts and other Email Content Tools
Grantwriting for Technology
Managing Technology Vendors and Consultants
New Directions in Technology Training
Nonprofit Websites: The Next Generation
Online Advocacy - Boom or Bust!
Online Fundraising - Getting Past the Hype!
Pick the Low Hanging Fruit: Free and low cost nonprofit technology tools
Simplifying Technology Assessment and Planning
Strategic Use of Outlook

Application Service Providers - Powerful Tools for Today's Small,
Medium and Large Nonprofits

ASPs are being used by more and more nonprofits for everything from client data management to fundraising and managing projects and schedules. Some are free and some are expensive, some are great and some...well lets just say they aren't 'user friendly.' In this session we'll review the basic types of ASPs that are on the nonprofit marketplace, discuss how to decide if you should use one and what the issues are that arise when you do so.
 

Database Planning Basics
A very concrete 'how-to' type session where participants will learn how to determine what their information improvement opportunities and challenges are. We'll explore internal organizational needs to improve programs through better data mining and responding to compliance pressures from funders or regulators who demand data. Participants will leave the session with a better understanding of the right questions to ask, people to involve, tools to use and approaches to take to either develop an appropriate database plan or handle immediate database challenges they have. Topics such as database integration, management, policies and procedures, staff training, customization and data quality will be covered.
 

Enewsletters, Alerts and other Email Content Tools
The use of enewsletters and electronic mailing lists are being used increasingly for fundraising, advocacy and to deliver important information to members, clients and others that nonprofits interact with. In this session you will learn about how to use these tools to increase your organization's ability to be successful. Case studies of successful use will be presented as well as tools to help you plan for your improved use of these powerful Internet tools.
 


Grantwriting for Technology
Now more than ever it is essential that nonprofits effectively articulate to funders why they need to use advanced technology. In this session, we'll review current trends in technology-related grantmaking and discuss ways to effectively write and pitch proposals.

Managing Technology Vendors and Consultants
How do you select and manage vendors and consultants so that you get what you need and are better positioned tobe less dependent on external providers in the future?

New Directions in Technology Training
In this session, we cover the challenges nonprofits face when training staff and best practices for planning and implementation of an in-house training program. You'll come away with next steps to get you started, including the questions you need to ask and resources to guide you and your tech training program.

Nonprofit Websites: The Next Generation
In this session, we cover the challenges nonprofits face when training staff and best practices for planning and implementation of an in-house training program. You'll come away with next steps to get you started, including the questions you need to ask and resources to guide you and your tech training program.

Online Advocacy - Boom or Bust!
What does it mean to take your advocacy efforts online to augment what you do offline? How can you do so without making errors that others have made? What tools exist to help you do it right? These and other questions will be addressed in this session focused on tips, tools and techniques.
 

Online Fundraising - Getting Past the Hype!
In this session participants will learn how to effectively meld online fundraising approaches with their existing communications and funding strategies. We will review the basics of online tools that provide fundraising capability and provide attendees with a review of different tools - their pros and cons.

Pick the Low Hanging Fruit: Free and low cost nonprofit technology tools
Nonprofits today have access to an incredible array of free and low cost technology tools and web-based information resources. We call these - 'low hanging fruit' - since it is relatively easy for nonprofits to jump in and use them without significant risk or expenditure of resources and time. Come learn about the tools and what you need to do to effectively integrate them into your organization's work.

Simplifying Technology Assessment and Planning
Technology assessment and planning continues to generate a lot of attention among nonprofits and funders. It need not be a painful process to go through and in this session tricks and techniques will be shared to make both assessment and planning simpler. We'll review easy to use tools, talk about ways to get the information you need and tips on how to accelerate your decision making.
 

Strategic Use of Outlook
If you or your colleagues use Microsoft Outlook then this Exec TechTalk session is for you. Participants will learn how to improve relationships with members, clients or other constituents, improve collaboration between staff and effectively management files and other information in powerful new ways
 

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