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March Events 2018

  • 1.  March Events 2018

    Posted Feb 26, 2018 16:02

    This thread is for sharing upcoming events, learning opportunities or online sessions for March 2018!


    Kristy Hayter
    Digital Marketing Coordinator
    Covenant House Vancouver
    Vancouver, BC

  • 2.  RE: March Events 2018

    Posted Feb 27, 2018 09:06

    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").


    By 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 errors

    Hope to see you there!

    Rachel Clemens
    Mighty Citizen
    Austin TX

  • 3.  RE: March Events 2018

    Posted Mar 01, 2018 12:06

    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?"

    All are welcome to join! Feel free to bring your questions or just listen in.

    There will be two ways to join the call:

    1. Go to our online conference room, add your name and click "Join" or log in. Then click "My Computer" from the audio options menu. Open a separate tab in your browser and open the collaborative notes. OR,
    2. Use 866-853-1888 (no PIN needed) to dial in with a phone line. If your computer is available, open your browser and open the collaborative notes.

    Stacy Clinton
    Senior Digital Communications Manager
    Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health
    Palo Alto, CA
    Co-Organizer, NTEN Nonprofits and Data group.

  • 4.  RE: March Events 2018

    Posted Mar 01, 2018 13:57
    Hi all,

    So excited to head into March as we have some great courses to share with you! I'll be hosting these courses for the month of March:

    Hope to see some of you in the upcoming weeks!

    Warm regards,

    Shannon Wong
    Community Coordinator
    Nonprofit Technology Network
    Portland, OR

  • 5.  RE: March Events 2018

    Posted Mar 06, 2018 08:44
    Hi everyone!  Do you ever feel that processing and massaging your data is taking over your work life like kudzu? Conversely, have you been ignoring data that you know you could use, because it would take forever to set up to start tracking it correctly? Join our March 2018 webinar to learn how your nonprofit can harness big data and business intelligence with Microsoft Power BI.

    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

    Carolyn Woodard
    Community IT Innovators
    Washington, DC

  • 6.  RE: March Events 2018

    Posted Mar 13, 2018 10:43

    Hi Everyone,

    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. ET
    Register 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 plan

    We'll provide tons of examples from other nonprofits to dramatically improve their fundraising results.

    Adva Priso | 
    Associate Vice President 
    | 240.206.1586


    1140 19th St. NW, Suite 300
    Washington, D.C. 20036

  • 7.  RE: March Events 2018

    Posted Mar 14, 2018 14:42
    FREE TeamRaiser webinar on March 21st.

    Hi, Everyone! You likely come across many high-level tips on how to engage participants and improve peer-to-peer (p2p) fundraising. But, you don't always come across tips on how to actually DO things in your p2p fundraising tool.

    Please join Karen Cincotti, Assistant Director of Web and Operations from Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, and Mark Becker, Founding Partner of Cathexis Partners, for this upcoming webinar, and learn about TeamRaiser tactics that have helped Roswell Park Alliance Foundation increase fundraising and improve efficiencies:

    TeamRaiser™ Tactics that Work
    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    1:00pm - 2:00pm Eastern 
    (noon Central/10:00am Pacific)
    via the Internet and a conference phone call

    Topics include:

    • Scheduled event emails
    • Promoting self-donation during registration
    • Fulfilling donor incentives
    • Conditional emails for registration autoresponders

    We look forward to sharing more about these topics. Be sure to RSVP today!

    Jon Reich, Partner
    Cathexis Partners

  • 8.  RE: March Events 2018

    Posted Mar 19, 2018 12:49

    Join us in DC: Learn about Columbia University's master's degree in Nonprofit Management

    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.

    Frances Laviscount
    Nonprofit Management Programs, Columbia University School of Professional Studies
    New York, NY

  • 9.  RE: March Events 2018

    Posted Mar 20, 2018 17:41

    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.

    Carolyn Woodard
    Community IT Innovators
    Washington, DC