that the files are rather large and may take a while to fully download,
even with high speed internet access.Instead of viewing the files in your
web browser, you may find it easier to save the file directly to your
computer and then view the local copy you have saved.
Application Service Providers - Powerful Tools for
Medium and Large Nonprofits
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
Database Planning Basics
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.
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
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.
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.
Low Hanging Fruit: Free and low cost nonprofit technology tools
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
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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