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Share your March 2020 events

  • 1.  Share your March 2020 events

    Posted Feb 28, 2020 11:57
    Following @Yesenia Sotelo's lead from February​​, I'm taking it upon myself to launch a March events thread.

    Nonprofit New York / RoundTable - Tame Your Inbox

    When: Thu, March 5, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Register here

    Description:

    From Nonprofit New York's website:

    Drowning in email? Feel like dealing your inbox is an endless game of Whack-a-Mole? Wish you could spend more time on important tasks and projects and less time mired in messages? If so, this interactive webinar is for you. We'll explore why this problem is so pervasive and provide ways both individuals and organizations can make email more manageable. We'll have multiple quizzes throughout the session with chances to win prizes for attendees.

    Key Takeaways:

    • How email is addictive
    • How to reduce the amount email you get
    • How to process the email you have more quickly
    • How to help your organization become more email aware

    Register here

    This workshop will be presented by Destiny Bowers, Director of Cloud Solutions, and Joshua Peskay, VP of Technology Strategy for RoundTable Technology.



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    Joshua Peskay
    VP of Technology Strategy
    RoundTable Technology
    joshua@roundtabletechnology.com
    www.roundtabletechnology.com
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  • 2.  RE: Share your March 2020 events

    Posted Mar 02, 2020 15:17
    To piggyback on the March Events thread, and promote Joshua Peskay even more, Idealware has an upcoming webinar course that begins this week. Please find more information below:

    Establishing Tech Policies to Protect Your Nonprofit- a Three-Part Course

    Three Thursdays, March 5 to March 19, 1 to 2:30 PM Eastern

    Register Here

    Clear, concise policies governing the use of technology can help protect your nonprofit against the risks of scams, malicious software, and bad data handling practices. Do you have guidelines in place to ensure appropriate staff use of social media? Does your staff know what to do in the event of a natural disaster such as a flood, fire, or ransomware attack? How do you manage staff use of phones or computers that mix personal and work data?

    If you don't have written policies-and regular training to ensure that people understand them-your organization may face bigger risks than you think. Over three 90-minute webinars, we'll walk you through the questions you should consider as you develop policies to protect your nonprofit.

    Throughout this course, you will:

    • Identify the risks your nonprofit faces and the level of risk with which you're comfortable.
    • Ask yourself important questions about what is and is not an acceptable use of organization resources and tools.
    • Learn to manage people and data to keep your organization safe from malicious attacks and honest mistakes.
    • Walkthrough the pros and cons of whether staff members should use their personal devices for work.
    • Consider the ways you can partner with your staff to protect organization data on personal devices.
    • Review what you'll need to do if your office experiences a major disaster such as flood, earthquake, or ransomware.
    • Gain the knowledge you need to write smart policies to protect constituents, staff members, and your organization.

    About the Presenter

    Joshua Peskay, Vice President, RoundTable Technology

    About Idealware

    Idealware is a program of the nonprofit Tech Impact. We are the authoritative source for independent, thoroughly-researched technology resources for the social sector. Our publications, assessments, and training can save you time and money by providing impartial guidance that gives you the knowledge and confidence you need to decide what's best for your organization. Browse our archives, sign up for our mailing list, or learn more at www.idealware.org.


    Thank you,

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    Liora Lebowitz
    Project Assistant
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  • 3.  RE: Share your March 2020 events

    Posted Mar 05, 2020 11:03

    Our next Master Class:
    Videos, Animations and Gifs:
    Bring Movement to Your Marketing


    You've heard the hype about video. It's the leading content on social media, capturing the prime views and driving engagement. But what if you don't have a pro videographer on call - or the time and resources to devote to making your own movies?

    There are countless ways to create "moving" messages with the tools you already have. Join Beth Brodovsky and Meghan Reilly for our next Master Class to learn simple ways to integrate video into your marketing and practical tips for developing assets yourself.

    In this session you will learn:

    • New ways to use motion to tell stories and attract attention.
    • How to turn your photos into a video story.
    • How to create your own motion graphics with tools you already have.
    • What formats work on Facebook, Instagram, web and email.

    If you're responsible for creating email, web or social media content and want to boost your audience engagement, learn more in our Master Class 2pm Thursday, March 19. http://bit.ly/MCMovement20

     

    Beth Brodovsky | President

    Iris Creative Group, Inc.

    550 Pinetown Rd | Suite 450 | Fort Washington, PA 19034

    P: 267-468-7949 | www.iriscreative.com

    Focus Your Vision



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    Beth Brodovsky
    President
    Fort Washington, PA
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  • 4.  RE: Share your March 2020 events

    Posted 26 days ago
    Edited by Sarah Sebastian 26 days ago
    Join Qgiv and Rachel Muir for a free webinar on Thursday, March 12th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern!

    Topic: How to Think Like a Donor to Boost Revenue
    [Register Here]

    How big is the gap between what you want to say to a donor and what your donor wants to hear? Chances are it's as big as the Grand Canyon!

    Successful communication isn't about what you want to say or how you say it. It's about what your donor wants to hear. See through your donor's eyes in this thought-provoking workshop loaded with tips for better donor communication, cultivation, and discovery.

    We'll explore…
    • Donors' experiences and desires firsthand from the donor's perspective
    • How to let the donor be the hero of their own story
    • Communication strategies that get donors to stay longer & make bigger gifts sooner
    Meet the Speaker: Rachel Muir
    Rachel has worked every side of the Rubik's cube that is the nonprofit sector. When she was 26, Rachel Muir launched Girlstart, a nonprofit empowering girls in math, science, engineering, and technology in the living room of her apartment with $500 and a credit card. Several years later, she had raised over $10 million and was featured on Oprah, CNN, and the Today show. Her career spans running successful nonprofits, leading an online fundraising consulting practice, and managing major gift portfolios. Today, she transforms people into confident, successful fundraisers. Learn more about Rachel at www.rachelmuir.com.

    Hope you can join us!


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    Sarah Sebastian
    Director of Brand Communications
    Qgiv
    Lakeland, FL
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  • 5.  RE: Share your March 2020 events

    Posted 25 days ago
    Instead of presenting to NTEN members at NTC, we're reframing our talk into a webinar - let's make lemonade here, right?!

    Online Communities for Member Self-Service and Member Management FTW!

    Please join National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Fíonta on Thursday, March 26th at 11am PT / 2pm ET to learn about how NAMI created online communities to serve members and affiliates. From the importance of a solid requirements plan to scalable software to identifying strong community members and empowering them to carry the torch...we'll cover it all!

    SESSION DESCRIPTION (originally scheduled for 3/25 at NTC)
    Major nonprofit, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), embarked on a project to create viable and robust online communities for members and affiliates. Beyond simple account self-service, members can renew membership, change chapter affiliation, donate securely online, and log educational volunteer documentation. Deep integration with NAMI's CRM means that all engagement is recorded to the member record and can be included in impact reporting. Extending this self-service concept to affiliates, NAMI also rebuilt their tool NAMI360 for state and affiliate chapters so these employees and volunteers can manage their local affiliate via access to NAMI National's CRM data. In this case-study style webinar, NAMI and Fíonta will discuss the genesis of this project, how the decision was made to pursue both a software solution and custom development, and how its two online communities have transformed the way members and NAMI team members self-manage, along with tips for planning a similar project.

    Register today and feel free to share with colleagues!
    http://bit.ly/3cSC9Nm

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    Karin Tracy
    VP, Marketing Initiatives
    Washington, DC
    ktracy@fionta.com
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  • 6.  RE: Share your March 2020 events

    Posted 24 days ago
    Thank you for doing this! awesome!

    All the best,
    Tricia
    Tricia Maddrey Baker
    Social Media Manager
    Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation
    (301) 279-7202 ext. 133



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  • 7.  RE: Share your March 2020 events

    Posted 21 days ago

    Hi all! 

    Join Community IT Innovators' experts Steve Longenecker, our Director of IT, and Johan Hammerstrom, our President and CEO, for an in depth discussion on getting the right level of IT service for your nonprofit from an IT Managed Services Provider (MSP) in a free webinar from 3-4pm on Wednesday March 18th, 2020.

    https://communityit.com/12-questions-nonprofits-evaluate-a-managed-service-provider/ 

    "Managed services" can mean different things to different people, especially when you are just embarking on a quest to find a provider. To understand what you need, what a provider is offering – and whether they'll be able to deliver – Community IT Innovators developed a list of basic questions to ask.

    In our 25 years in serving the nonprofit IT community, we've heard lots of stories of IT support that didn't work out. We used our experience to develop this list of 12 questions you can use to vet any managed service provider as you evaluate your needs and their services.

    Don't miss this chance to learn how your organization can vet and compare IT providers, whether you have 5 employees or 500. For example, you *might* need to know how well they can support working from home! Community IT is planning several upcoming webinars on supporting remote workers!

    There will be a 15 minute Q&A following the webinar, so bring your questions or ask them at registration. As with all our webinars, this presentation is appropriate for an audience of varied IT experience.



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    Carolyn Woodard
    Community IT Innovators
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  • 8.  RE: Share your March 2020 events

    Posted 21 days ago
    Content Forum Community Chat, Wednesday, March 18, 12 Noon EDT (Free)
    The content strategy community for associations and nonprofits
    Join us Wednesday...for whatever you need. We are here to listen, to be a sounding board, and to share advice.
    Join Content Forum members for collegial support and to share the professional and personal challenges you are facing with COVID-19.
    https://www.contentforum.org/events/content-forum-community-chat


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    Dina Lewis CAE
    Washington, DC
    www.distilledlogic.net
    Host, Content Forum,the content strategy community for associations and nonprofits www.contentforum.org
    Host, Review My Content www.reviewmycontent.com
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  • 9.  RE: Share your March 2020 events

    Posted 21 days ago

    Dominique Hernandez & I decided to host our planned 20NTC session online (FREE). More info & RSVP at http://tuttle.link/52tweaks

    In this session, we'll show you 52 easy-to-implement tweaks you can make over the course of one year that will leave you with a better, more engaging website.

    These best practices, each taking less than an hour to implement, will help you improve search engine optimization, increase visitor retention and return, and better engage constituents while also raising more money!

    Join "52 Tweaks in 52 Weeks to a Better Nonprofit Website" on Wednesday, March 25 @ 1:30 pm. We hope to see you there!

    http://tuttle.link/52tweaks


    Chris Tuttle
    Principal, TuttleCo 
    Pronouns: he/him

    Join our email list to get free resources and training about digital strategy for everyday nonprofits.




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  • 10.  RE: Share your March 2020 events

    Posted 20 days ago
    Edited by Jason King 20 days ago
    30 Google Ad Grant Tips in 30 Minutes (plus a Q&A afterwards)

    1pm Eastern Time, 24th March

    A YouTube livestream - https://youtu.be/Cd_3kZ9MRDc - please subscribe and set a reminder.

    This presentation is for nonprofits with Google Ad Grants who want to sharpen their skills, learn new techniques, and get better results. In this sprint, you'll learn 30 Google Ad Grant techniques to improve your account. Each of these techniques is simple to implement, represents good practice, and can lead to better results.

    I was scheduled to present this session at #20NTC. Instead, I'm stuck indoors for two weeks, as per Macron's orders. In France we now have to ask permission to leave the house. So let's do this online instead.

    I'm a Google Ad Grants Certified Professional, and a Google Ads Product Expert. I look forward to sharing some tips with you, and will stay online to answer questions until the coffee runs out.


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  • 11.  RE: Share your March 2020 events

    Posted 20 days ago
    Wow. I started this thread 17 days ago. It seems like we live in a different world than we did just 17 days ago. My very best wishes to all.

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    Suddenly Remote -4 Part Series Starting March 25th

    We're launching a webinar series called Suddenly Remote. 
    This is, as so much, subject to revision as we better understand what needs are more prevalent and most urgent.

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    Most of us are suddenly working remotely. Some people take remote for granted, others are starting from scratch. Others aren't even sure how it applies to their work. All of us are struggling to work in a rapidly changing environment.

    NOTE: We'll use the acronym WFH as shorthand for Work From Home or Remote Work. For most people and organizations, the immediate challenge is both. Remote Work in general and Work From Home in particular.

    A lot of assumptions go into the idea of work from home (WFH):

    • The information and tools you need are available for WFH
    • You have a device at home that is sufficient for WFH
    • You have an Internet connection sufficient for WFH
    • You have a space that you can WFH
    • You have technology skills sufficient to WFH
    • You have technology support sufficient for WFH
    • If you have school-age children, you have support in order to WFH

    These assumptions are being put to the test. For most, it's not going smoothly.

    RoundTable Technology has been a remote only workforce since its inception a decade ago. We have a LOT of experience with WFH culture, technology, tools, virtual meetings, webinars, online training and everything that goes along with these.

    Starting this Wednesday at 2PM, we're hosting "Suddenly Remote". This will be a series of webinars to help people and organizations who are struggling to adjust to WFH.

    Each week we'll start with 20-30 minutes of content, then have open conversations to get ideas and questions from our attendees to help EVERYONE as best we can adjust to WFH in these incredibly challenging times.

    Register Here

    Join us. NOTE: Topics subject to change based on feedback.

    Session 1: Remote Work Basics (Wednesday, March 18, 2PM Eastern)
    Session 2: Running Virtual Meetings (Wednesday, March 25th 2PM Eastern)
    Session 3: How to Host a Webinar (Wednesday, April 1st 2PM Eastern)
    Session 4: Hosting a Virtual Event (Wednesday, April 8th 2PM Eastern)




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    Joshua Peskay
    VP of Technology Strategy
    RoundTable Technology
    joshua@roundtabletechnology.com
    www.roundtabletechnology.com
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  • 12.  RE: Share your March 2020 events

    Posted 14 days ago
    Making sure your site is accessible to all users has never been more important. With so many competing priorities as we adapt to our circumstances, ThinkShout is excited to present Accessibility for Teams in a Hurry, a free 30-minute workshop followed by interactive Q&A that will leave you with actionable tips and new insights to take back to your team.

    From our original #20NTC session: 

    Accessibility is important, and now is the time to modernize your process so your site works for all users. But where to start? If you're interested in accessibility, but not sure what steps to take to make your site more inclusive, this session is for you.

    We'll start by introducing a shared vocabulary and discuss how teams can share responsibility for fixing and avoiding accessibility errors. Next, we'll review some common issues and discuss best practices to fix them, including tips from our own workflow. Finally, we'll share our favorite resources and tools to bring back to your team.

    Bring your curiosity, and learn how to make the web work for everyone. Register at the link below!


    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/equitable-digital-connections-accessibility-tickets-100428823314


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    Natania LeClerc (she/her)
    Senior Strategist
    thinkshout.com
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  • 13.  RE: Share your March 2020 events

    Posted 14 days ago
    Hi All--I'll be hosting Content Forum's Weekly Chat on Wednesday, March 25 at 12 Noon EDT. If you were attending NTC and were planning to participate in the Birds of a Feather Roundtable on content strategy, please join this discussion so all can provide collegial support for your content strategy projects, answer your questions, and offer advice for any professional and personal challenges you are facing.

    Join the Content Forum community (free) and then RSVP for the March 25 event.
    ​ See you then!

    Regards
    Dina

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    Dina Lewis CAE
    Washington, DC
    www.distilledlogic.net
    Host, Content Forum,the content strategy community for associations and nonprofits www.contentforum.org
    Host, Review My Content www.reviewmycontent.com
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  • 14.  RE: Share your March 2020 events

    Posted 14 days ago

    Hello Everyone, COVID-19 is posing one of the greatest challenges to the world.

    This March & April 2020 we have stepped up to extend support to our community as we face unprecedented times with the impact on our businesses. We all are facing questions from our internal and external stakeholders regarding IT challenges coming our way to adapt to changes.

    DAMCO is here to help, support, advise or work on any such questions or tasks. For this, we are pleased to introduce our 'Virtual CTO Services'. This is an IT Support where any big or small IT need, challenge or a question can be discussed, designed, tested or implemented as a workable solution.

    We are happy to offer these services at no charge for up to 20 hours with no obligations to allow you to test the offering. These can be used to consult and resolve any IT problem/ issue.

    To Schedule an Appointment - https://www.damcogroup.com/virtual-cto-services-appointment

    Thanks, 



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    Ujjwal Shukla (DJ)
    Business Manager
    DAMCO Solutions
    ujjwals2@damcogroup.com
    Direct Line: +1 609-439-4350
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  • 15.  RE: Share your March 2020 events

    Posted 13 days ago
    Like so many in our fantastic community, Cornershop is offering our NTC sessions as webinars this month:

    Gutenberg: Let's Get Serious

    Gutenberg, the new WordPress visual editor, has been part of WordPress core for more than a year now and it's time to take it seriously. Gutenberg will continue to grow and expand into all aspects of WordPress, so why not embrace it? We'll show you Gutenberg basics, discuss why you should use it, review which plugins you should be using, and demonstrate building pages, full sites, and custom blocks with Gutenberg. 

    Presented by: De'Yonté Wilkinson and Meredith Reynolds

    RSVP: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_al949dmCQZ-ltiVRTstvNQ

    Date: March 27, 2020

    Time: 2:00 PM ET


    Stop Redesigning Your Organization's Website - Start Evolving It!

    It used to be best practice to fully redesign a website every few years, if only to keep up with rapidly evolving technology. But major redesigns can be extremely costly in many ways: besides typically requiring lots of money, they can also suck up a huge amount of staff time, affect SEO, and alienate users already familiar with your site (Imagine the uproar if you woke up tomorrow and Facebook was completely redesigned!). The smarter way to approach modern website maintenance is to budget for gradual, ongoing changes - ideally informed by A/B testing. In this session we'll talk about the ins and outs of making this philosophical shift to "evolution, not revolution," from budgeting, to tools, to vendor relationships, to assessing whether your current site is amenable to this sort of user-friendly, data-informed incrementalism. 

    Presented by: 

    • Ben Byrne, Cornershop Creative
    • Alison Hinchman, National Trust for Historic Preservation
    • Lisa Chensvold, National Fund for Workforce Solutions

    RSVP: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q9r3JizHQ0aVN3KkqpRM-w

    Date: March 31, 2020

    Time: 3:00 PM ET


    We'll also be recording both webinars, so if you're not able to attend, just send us an email at hello@cornershopcreative.com and we'll send you a link as soon as the video is posted online!



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    Lesley Molecke
    Founder
    www.cornershopcreative.com
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  • 16.  RE: Share your March 2020 events

    Posted 13 days ago

    Have you seen other organizations have really successful online giving events and wondered what their secret is?

    Now's your chance to ask.

    Earlier this month, #DoMore24Delaware raised nearly $400,000 in just 24 hours for Delaware nonprofits. This Thursday, we are hosting a free online panel discussion to talk about what it takes to be effective in an online fundraising event.

    Join us to hear Tyler Shade from Family Promise of Northern New Castle County and Jessica Ball and Samantha Tan from Delaware Arts Alliance discuss how they created very different versions of successful days. We'll also be joined by Sarah Fulton from Spur Impact, a key leader in organizing this event.

     

    Behind the Scenes of a Giving Event

    An Online Panel Discussion and Live Q&A

    Thursday, March 26

    2-3 pm Eastern

    FREE

    [Register]



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    Beth Brodovsky
    President
    Fort Washington, PA
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  • 17.  RE: Share your March 2020 events

    Posted 12 days ago
    We're doing session 2 of our Suddenly Remote webinar series today at 2PM Eastern.

    Topics are adapting to work from home and managing a remote workforce.

    Register here

    This is NOT about how to use Slack, Zoom, Teams nor is it tips for troubleshooting your webcam or microphone. To give you a flavor of what this webinar IS going to be about, here are two slides as a sort of sneak preview.



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    Joshua Peskay
    VP of Technology Strategy
    RoundTable Technology
    joshua@roundtabletechnology.com
    www.roundtabletechnology.com
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  • 18.  RE: Share your March 2020 events

    Posted 12 days ago
    Hi everyone!

    We were so excited to meet you at 20NTC this week that we're hosting live "booth" sessions! We have two Zoom rooms that you can join. Both rooms will be open March 24-26th from 9-12pm PST each day. And all attendees will be entered in a raffle to win an Amazon Kindle as a token of our appreciation.

    Learn more here! https://www.echots.com/echos-ntc20-virtual-booth/

    Salesforce for Nonprofits
    For those new to Salesforce or curious about how to expand Salesforce usage in your organization, join us for an open discussion on Salesforce for nonprofits and a live demo of Salesforce NPSP. Feel free to come with your questions! Join us here: https://echots.zoom.us/j/902070169.

    Security Awareness
    In addition to our physical health, we need to make sure our digital health is protected as more people are working remotely. One way of doing this is by increasing your awareness of cybersecurity vulnerabilities, especially social engineering attacks. Join us here: https://echots.zoom.us/j/188677206.

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    Karen Yu
    Director of Sales & Marketing
    San Francisco, CA
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