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Share your January events!

  • 1.  Share your January events!

    Posted Dec 31, 2018 11:37
    This thread is for sharing upcoming events, learning opportunities or online sessions for January 2019!


    Kristy Hayter
    Associate Manager, Digital Marketing
    Covenant House Vancouver
    Vancouver, BC
    Tech Accelerate

  • 2.  RE: Share your January events!

    Posted Jan 02, 2019 06:50
    Edited by Joshua Peskay Jan 02, 2019 06:50
    On January 15th at high noon (eastern time), RoundTable Technology is offering the Best Free One-Hour Cybersecurity Awareness Training Ever.

    Cybersecurity awareness training is one of the easiest and most cost-effective things you can do to improve digital security at your organization. And yet, according to NTEN's 2018 State of Nonprofit Cybersecurity Report, more than half of nonprofits do not provide ANY kind of security training to their staff. Let's change that!

    Register to join us for a free cybersecurity awareness training. If you want to take advantage and train your entire organization, then book your conference room and invite your entire staff.  And if you want more incentive to get staff to attend, the webinar will include several live quizzes and the winner of each quiz will get a $100 gift card. Save your spot today.

    Joshua Peskay
    Vice President
    RoundTable Technology

    Tech Accelerate

  • 3.  RE: Share your January events!

    Posted Jan 02, 2019 09:57
    Happy New Year nonprofiteers!

    Mighty Citizen is partnering up with Bloomerang on January 10 at 1:00 EST for a webinar called, "How to Write Effective Web Copy." If you create content for your nonprofit, you'll enjoy this webinar (Bonus: Andrew is hilarious!).

    Sign Up Now

    Here's the synopsis:
    The Internet is bloated. Your users have limited attention spans. And websites everywhere are written with cliché, ambiguity, and scattershot messages.

    But words matter! The wrong words - or worse, the forgettable words - can cost your organization countless opportunities. The right words can spark emotion, spur action, and start a lifelong relationship. Which are you going to pick?

    By the end of this webinar, you should be able to:
    • Write for how people read online
    • Make your copy more readable
    • Make your messages "sticky"
    This lively, funny, interactive session will send you scurrying back to your keyboard - ready to obsess over every. single. word.

    Sign Up Now


    Rachel Clemens
    Mighty Citizen
    Austin TX

    Tech Accelerate

  • 4.  RE: Share your January events!

    Posted Jan 02, 2019 14:35
    Welcome back!

    Later this month, I'm releasing my annual article and training, "10 Stats You Should Know About Nonprofit Websites in 2019", and you're invited.

    10 Stats You Should Know About Nonprofit Websites in 2019

    Learn the 10 stats about nonprofit websites that you should keep in mind for the coming year, along with ideas that you can implement immediately!

    Join me for an information-packed training webinar specifically created for nonprofit website managers.

    (This training is suitable for nonprofit marketers, communicators and fundraisers with all levels of website analytics experience. Recording will be available.)

    Register here: https://smartcausedigital.com/10-stats-you-should-know-about-nonprofit-websites-2019

    Yesenia Sotelo
    Digital Skills Trainer & Web Developer
    SmartCause Digital

    Tech Accelerate

  • 5.  RE: Share your January events!

    Posted Jan 02, 2019 21:35
    LATech4Good is excited to kick off 2019 with TecnoLatinx XR Labs!

    Their goal is to foster economic empowerment through early exposure to tech hardware, hands-on educational workshops and mentorship. And congrats - they've been selected for the 2019 UCLA Social Enterprise Academy! They bring a rich experience to share: teaching VR and emerging technologies to the community, finding their way to get funding, adopting a social enterprise business model, offering fully bilingual program and training for jobs that don't even yet exist.

    An evening with TecnoLatinx VR Labs on January 16.
    Register here: An evening with TecnoLatinx VR Labs

    Karen Borchgrevink, LATech4Good

    Tech Accelerate

  • 6.  RE: Share your January events!

    Posted Jan 03, 2019 10:30
    Edited by Jon Reich Jan 03, 2019 10:48

    The Future of P2P Giving: Your Guide to Successful Livestream Fundraising Events

    Tue, Jan 22, 2019 2:00 PM EST; FREE

    Do you need to grow your peer-to-peer fundraising event revenue? Inject your program with something new and innovative that will set your events apart? Reach new, younger donors?

    Livestream fundraising is poised to be the next big thing in P2P giving. Dozens of nonprofits launched their first livestream giving programs in 2018, and a handful of industry leaders have already netted millions from their livestream event giving programs.

    Join us for this live webinar and discover the future of P2P event fundraising: livestream fundraising.

    In this webinar, you'll:
    * Get the details you need - livestreaming basics, event strategy, recruiting tactics, performance benchmarks, and more - to execute your first livestream giving event in 2019.
    * Learn from the livestream fundraising industry leaders like Children's Miracle Hospital Network, Save the Children, and Direct Relief.
    * Receive a free copy of the 38-page eBook: A Practical Guide to Livestream Fundraising


    Jon Reich, Partner
    Cathexis Partners

    Tech Accelerate

  • 7.  RE: Share your January events!

    Posted Jan 04, 2019 13:30
    Las Vegas Tech4goodlv will be discussing why we are here and discuss free/inexpensive options for nonprofits.


    Anthony Caufield
    North Las Vegas, NV

    Tech Accelerate

  • 8.  RE: Share your January events!

    Posted Jan 04, 2019 15:40
    Hi Everyone,

    Last week, we had a great training on setting intentional personal and professional goals for 2019. A number of people mentioned they were very interested but couldn't make it. So I wanted to share that I will be teaching it again on Sunday, January 6th at 4 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
    Mindful Techie

    Tech Accelerate

  • 9.  RE: Share your January events!

    Posted Jan 07, 2019 18:17
    Edited by Sima Thakkar Jan 07, 2019 18:18

    Happy January! TechSoup has a couple of webinars scheduled for January:

    So You Signed up for Office 365 – Now What?? Register here.
    Have you signed up for an Office 365 cloud subscription but are not sure how to move forward? We talk to nonprofits all day, every day about their challenges with Office 365. In this webinar, we will walk you through what license types are most appropriate for your organization, what steps to take to get started, and how TechSoup can help you get set up and on your way!

    This webinar is best suited for organizations that already have an Office 365 license or that already have a Microsoft nonprofit cloud account.

    TechSoup Tour: How to Access Donations, Discounts, and Resources Register here.
    Want to better understand how TechSoup can help your organization?

    Join us for our free webinar on how your organization can access TechSoup's wide variety of product discount and donation programs. We'll show you how to access our many learning resources to help you optimize technology for your organization.

    During this tour and Q&A session, we will highlight the ways you can make the most of the donation and discount programs for hardware, software, cloud applications, and services available to eligible organizations.

    We will reserve time to ensure your questions about TechSoup and our donation programs and services get answered!

    Sima Thakkar
    Online Learning Producer


    Tech Accelerate

  • 10.  RE: Share your January events!

    Posted Jan 08, 2019 09:05
    Before you can present data to others, you need to collect and curate it, and you may need to otherwise process the data as well. How do you go about doing that in your work?

    The NTEN Nonprofits and Data group will be hosting its first Data Community Call of 2019!
    • Thursday, January 24, at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT/12 p.m. MT/11 a.m. PT.
    • Our topic will be Preparing Data for Sharing and Visualization
    We're trying out something new and encouraging people to share examples of visualizations/data storytelling to discuss on the call along with our discussion questions.  But you're welcome to hop in regardless to share your advice and your questions!

    See the event listing for access information and how to add your data viz work to the gallery.

    Hope to talk with you on January 24th!

    Janice Chan
    Co-Organizer, NTEN Nonprofits and Data group
    Consultant, Shift and Scaffold
    Baltimore, MD
    Twitter: @curiositybone

    Tech Accelerate

  • 11.  RE: Share your January events!

    Posted Jan 15, 2019 07:46
    Hi all! I'm excited to invite you to join Community IT Innovators for one of our most popular webinar topics - our executive team will be discussing the technology trends that grew over 2018 and what they expect in nonprofit technology in 2019. http://www.communityit.com/resources/webinar-jan2019-technology-trends/
    We will touch on IT security at nonprofits, up and coming technologies to watch, innovations to embrace, and continuing technology basics that nonprofits can upgrade in 2019. Of course we will touch on IT security at nonprofits, which continues to be an essential part of any tech strategy.  Join President and CEO Johan Hammerstrom, CTO Matt Eshleman, Vice President for Operations Johanny Torrico, and Director of IT Consulting Steve Longenecker for Technology Trends Round Table 2019 Webinar.
    If you can't make it Wednesday, we understand - you can register anyway (takes a moment) - ask your questions - and get on the list to be emailed the link to the slides and YouTube recording next week. All our past webinars are available here (with no sales pitch!) http://www.communityit.com/connect-with-us/webinars/ 
    Wednesday January 16 from 3-4pm EST


    Carolyn Woodard
    Community IT Innovators
    Washington, DC

    Tech Accelerate

  • 12.  RE: Share your January events!

    Posted Jan 22, 2019 09:55

    Join me (Joshua) and Rob Simopoulos of Defendify, for a free 30 minute webinar,
    Cybersecurity for All!, next Tuesday, January 29th.

    Register here

    Until now, cybersecurity has been complicated and expensive. Our new all-in-one cybersecurity service changes the game, making cybersecurity simple, manageable, and affordable. Learn about this new service, Defendify by RoundTable, at our webinar. The service includes all of the following:

    • A Cybersecurity Health Checkup
    • Ongoing scans of  the Dark Web for compromised passwords with  Stolen Password Scanning
    • Build an Incident Response Plan
    • Create a Technology and Data Use Policy
    • Stay in the know about Recent Threat Alerts
    • Educate your personnel with Security Training Videos
    • Test your staff with Phishing Simulations
    • Run a Website Scan to check for malware and blacklisting on your website
    • Support from a dedicated RoundTable expert
    If you want learn more, Register here. If you can't attend but want the information, go ahead and register and we'll send you the recording. 

    Joshua Peskay
    Vice President
    RoundTable Technology

    Tech Accelerate