This thread is for sharing upcoming events, learning opportunities or online sessions for March 2018!
We've got an upcoming free webinar on how to make your website more accessible for those with disabilities (formal title: "Don't Ignore 100 Million People: Accessibility 101").https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7529686912650049027By the end of the webinar, you'll be able to:• Describe why web accessibility matters to everyone• Implement basic accessibility practices in your website CMS• Distinguish between the different levels of Section 508 and WCAG standards• Test your websites for accessibility errorsHope to see you there!
The Data community has a call coming up to discuss data documentation. We're starting with the question, "What does your organization do to document your data management processes?"
There will be two ways to join the call:
Microsoft has made its Power BI suite available at an affordable price for nonprofit organizations. Community IT Innovators now has a few clients using Power BI and can share our experience. With minimal ramp-up, your organization can start to visualize and analyze your key data from all systems – including website and social media analytics, CRM, constituent communications platforms like Mailchimp and Constant Contact, and other data sources – in an easy-to-digest format. In this webinar we will review the capabilities (and limitations) of Microsoft Power BI and how it can be used by nonprofits to better understand all types of data. Community IT Innovators are always agnostic in making recommendations – the purpose of this webinar is to explore Power BI, not to promote it.
What is Power BI? From Microsoft "Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools that deliver insights throughout your organization. Connect to hundreds of data sources, simplify data prep, and drive ad hoc analysis. Produce beautiful reports, then publish them for your organization to consume on the web and across mobile devices. Everyone can create personalized dashboards with a unique, 360-degree view of their business. And scale across the enterprise, with governance and security built-in."
Want to know more? Please join us March 21st for a lively discussion and demonstration to get you up to speed quickly.Webinar: March 21, 2018 - Nonprofit Business Intelligence with Power BI - Community IT Innovators
Wanted to let you know about a free webinar I'm hosting with Blackbaud and the fabulous Caroline Stuart-Freas this Thursday. Hope you can listen in! Details below. Thanks, Adva.
Create Your Advocacy Fundraising Moment Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. ETRegister here: https://hello.blackbaud.com/10825_GrassrootsGalvanizer2018_WSEM_Registration.html
The sharpest fundraising gains last year were from issues in the policy forefront. While the political landscape has set the stage for increased philanthropy, staying top of midterm election and competing issues presents a serious challenge. This webinar offers a framework of how to create your own fundraising moment around action-oriented campaigns, and break through the noise. In this webinar you'll learn how to:+Create key aspects of action-oriented communication+Prime your audience to give with powerful calls to action+Optimize your digital communications with a few proven tricks+Include "moment" within a traditional fundraising planWe'll provide tons of examples from other nonprofits to dramatically improve their fundraising results.
TeamRaiser™ Tactics that WorkWednesday, March 21, 20181:00pm - 2:00pm Eastern (noon Central/10:00am Pacific)via the Internet and a conference phone call
We look forward to sharing more about these topics. Be sure to RSVP today!
The Nonprofit Management Program will be hosting its first-ever in-person information session for prospective students in Washington, DC at on March 28. In addition, we offer information sessions online about our program every month (dates available on our website). If you know of personal contacts who would like to learn more about our program, the only Ivy League master's degree in nonprofit management, please feel free to forward the information and registration link below. The program is available in NYC and also for distance learners through a mix of hybrid, online and weekend courses; the entire degree will also be offered in online format beginning Fall 2019.
To register for the DC information session or to find out more information about the program, please click HERE.
Community IT is excited to announce its partnership with TechSoup in presenting a FREE Security 101 class geared towards individuals.
This class is scheduled for March 21, 2018 at 3:00PM EST. We encourage you to register online at TechSoup https://techsoup.course.tc/catalog/track/21f8f589-0cb2-4cf6-a0f7-40925799fa9b
Security continues to be a critical topic facing non-profits organizations. With simple, practical, and modern techniques, you can give yourself an excellent chance to escape harm from hackers. Digital Security 101, geared towards individuals, will help you learn five steps to protect yourself and your ability to serve the people you serve. By the end of this course, you will know how to be a "human firewall," capable of protecting your own information.