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Share your December Events!

  • 1.  Share your December Events!

    Posted Nov 26, 2018 14:30
    This thread is for sharing upcoming events, learning opportunities or online sessions for December 2018!


    Kristy Hayter
    Associate Manager, Digital Marketing
    Covenant House Vancouver
    Vancouver, BC
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  • 2.  RE: Share your December Events!

    Posted Dec 06, 2018 14:25

    We have a few webinars left to close out the year at TechSoup in December! To register, you can visit our website at Community Events and Webinars.

    12/10 Q&A: How Can Nonprofits Utilize Remote Tech Support

    12/11 Payroll for Libraries and Nonprofits: 2018 Laws That Affect You

    12/17 How to Get Nonprofit Office 365 Cloud Subscriptions

    Happy December,

    Sima Thakkar

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  • 3.  RE: Share your December Events!

    Posted Dec 06, 2018 14:29
    Hi! A great resource for December events is @Birgit Pauli-Haack's monthly roundup of #Tech4Good webinars. ​

    And for live community events you should check out:

    And here in Vancouver, Canada we're taking December off. But we've planned a Nonprofit Tech Trends meetup for January 8.  It will feature a series of 10 minute mini-presentations on the top #Tech4Good items to pay attention to in 2019... and we're recruiting presenters!  @Kristy Hayter – want to be a part of the show?


    Elijah van der Giessen
    NetSquared Community Manager
    Vancouver, BC

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  • 4.  RE: Share your December Events!

    Posted Dec 06, 2018 14:31





    On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, from 11:30AM to 12:45PM ET, we will present a free webinar:


    SIS: An Open Source Evaluation Platform


    The Service Information System (SIS) is a subscription-based evaluation platform for NGOs built on open source and free software. It was developed for several reasons - to make evaluations less expensive, to improve privacy and security for vulnerable users, and to radically improve the quality and usefulness of indicators. SIS was launched in September 2018, in partnership with a Canadian network of organizations serving immigrants and refugees. The indicators were screened through a community consultation process, defined according to international metadata standards, and tied to Sustainable Development Goals.


    In a previous Humentum webinar (on GDPR), we described how we designed security processes to protect the privacy of respondents. In this presentation, we will focus on open source and free tools that NGOs can adopt in their own evaluation systems:


    • Using Office 365 SharePoint to support staff through the entire work flow of an evaluation project;
    • Using DHIS2 as the underlying data warehouse while linking to Power BI for reports and visualizations;
    • Defining measures and indicators that can be analyzed across sectors and organizations;
    • Using interactive surveys to walk NGO staff through the process of creating an evaluation plan and logic model;
    • Using frequent news stories to promote program improvements;
    • Reducing the staff time for final evaluation reports.


    Join us on December 11th to learn useful design tips and open source tools for their own evaluation systems.




    Gillian Kerr, PhD, C. Psych, Founder of LogicalOutcomes


    Sophie Llewelyn, Researcher with LogicalOutcomes


    Manolli Ekra, Senior Coordinator, Policy and Research with OCASI


    To register for this free webinar: https://goo.gl/NR3X3u


    (If you have any problems signing up for this event through our new registration system, you can get help at info@humentum.org).


    Please feel free to share this webinar information with others at your organization who may have an interest in this topic.  


    Twitter: #CITDWS





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  • 5.  RE: Share your December Events!

    Posted Dec 12, 2018 16:29

    To wrap up each year, I create a video resource about something besides tech.

    In this year's video resource, I'm telling you about the best and worst year in SmartCause Digital's history: Behind the Scenes of the Highs and Lows of a Consulting Business

    I'm building upon last year's video, "What I've Learned About Consulting for Nonprofits", especially the last slide from that training:

    "Be ready to get knocked on your ass over & over"

    As I wrap up 2018 and look back, I can say it's been one of the best years in my business, but earlier in the year I was convinced of the opposite - I thought it was the worst year ever.

    Join me for a live video call where I'll give you a behind the scenes look at what happened, what's coming, and what it takes to run a consulting business.

    If you've ever considered working for yourself, this is an awesome opportunity! I'll also be answering your questions about consulting for nonprofits.

    Register for the video call and submit your questions about consulting here: https://smartcausedigital.com/behind-scenes-highs-and-lows-consulting-business

    Yesenia Sotelo
    Digital Skills Trainer & Web Developer
    SmartCause Digital

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  • 6.  RE: Share your December Events!

    Posted Dec 12, 2018 16:46
    Keep it up Yesenia.  Stay in touch.

    Kamal Sheikh
    Credibal, LLC

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  • 7.  RE: Share your December Events!

    Posted Dec 20, 2018 21:34
    [FREE WEBINAR] Tired of managing your grants separate from your CRM? Considering Salesforce's Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP), but not sure where to start? Join our free webinar Grants Management In Salesforce for a live demo. We'll also share insights of "what's worked" with our nonprofit customers and leave plenty of time for Q&A!

    The webinar will be on Thursday, December 27th at 3pm (if nonprofits are working...so are we!)
    Register and reserve your spot today! https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Dq1OSFFxSl68cKbmXYqb_g
    Missed our last webinars?  No problem!  Check out the recordings!
    "Volunteer Management In Salesforce"

    "High-Touch Fundraising In Salesforce"
    "Finding The Right CRM Solution For Your Nonprofit

    Rubin Singh
    Founder & CEO, OneTenth Consulting

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  • 8.  RE: Share your December Events!

    Posted Dec 27, 2018 14:42
    Hi Everyone,

    Some of you have asked about my next training, so I wanted to share that I will be teaching a free online class on setting powerful personal and professional goals for 2019 on Saturday, December 29th at 1 PM ET.

    If you're interested, you can learn more and register for free here: mindfultechie.com/lifeplanning .

    Hope to see you there!


    Meico Marquette Whitlock
    Speaker and Trainer on Mindfulness + Technology
    Founder and CEO, Mindful Techie LLC
    Mobile: 404-399-1817 | Office: 301-246-0788
    Email: Meico@MindfulTechie.com | Website: MindfulTechie.com

    I Help Purpose-Driven Organizations & Professionals Tackle Technology Distraction, Information Overload, and Work/Life Balance in a Digital World

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  • 9.  RE: Share your December Events!

    Posted Nov 26, 2019 11:51
    Dabbling in the Data: How the scan-assess-prioritize framework can help nonprofit teams

    Many mission-driven organizations collect robust data about their work, but then struggle to know what to do with it.
    It doesn't have to be this way!
    We'll share our three-step process for making meaning with data that moves teams from reflection to action.

    Tuesday, December 3
    1pm ET/11am PT

    Offered in collaboration with Milkcrate.

    Corey Newhouse
    Founder and Principal
    Oakland, CA

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