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Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Online Courses November 6, 2007 I’ve been thinking a lot about giving online courses in the use of open source software. The course is a 12 week course, starting on November 19th (with time off for the holidaze.)

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5 Essential Free Online Courses for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Alec Green , Chief Marketing Evangelist at , an online hub of 400+ free online courses in topics ranging from fundraising to grant writing, leadership to program management. Short, interactive courses cover three critical topics – how do nonprofits operate, how do nonprofits make money, and how can I build a thriving nonprofit career. Justifying the price for a paid training course is never easy.


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Free New Mini-Course: Use Facebook Ads to Increase Your Membership

Wild Apricot

This Mini-Course will show you how to execute a successful Facebook Ad campaign sure to grow your membership. mini-courseYou probably sign into Facebook every day to see what your friends are up to, but are you using it to grow your organization?

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Mistakes to avoid while creating an online course for your team


To ensure that the training content is engaging and produces the right learning outcomes, here are some of the mistakes that should be avoided

Corporate Leadership Training for Online Learning Management Course


Corporate leadership training program massive open online course (MOOC) for developing employee’s performance and improve organizational performance

Salesforce Charts Its Own Course in Tech Giving for Schools - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

AFP Blog

Salesforce Charts Its Own Course in Tech Giving for Schools - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is taking a different philanthropic tack than other tech moguls in backing public education, TechCrunch and Business Insider write in reporting on the company's latest, $6-million donation to the San Francisco school district." 'via

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Raise More Money: Incentive-Based Fundraising 202 — The Advanced Course

NonProfit Hub

Now that you’ve made it to the advanced course, we’ll get into the most technical aspects of this broad fundraising strategy. Of course, products aren’t the only perks that you can offer. The post Raise More Money: Incentive-Based Fundraising 202 — The Advanced Course appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Incentive-based fundraising puts your donors first. When it comes time for them to give, incentives can show supporters that their donations are valued at your organization.

100 Courses in 100 Days for Alzheimer’s

Givinga Blog

What could have been a short golf trip turned into 100 courses in 100 days, as the 57 year old Bostonian Dave Blakelock recognized the opportunity to do something big. On July 12th, after partnering with him throughout the tour—managing his donations so he could focus on the golf—we sat down with Dave for an interview to recap his 100 course journey, recounting the unexpected emotional turns that transformed the experience from not only an act of advocacy to also an act of healing.

NEW! Essentials of Online Community Management On-Demand Course


I’ve partnered with Ben Martin of Online Community Results to offer an on-demand, crash course on the Essentials on Online Community Management (EOCM). We designed this course for community managers (full or part-time) and the executives who oversee community management. You’re busy, take the course on your own schedule! With five 30 minute lessons, you can complete the course in one week, one month, or cram it all into one day.

Quality massive open online courses MOOCs learning technology


Gyrusaim's massive open online courses MOOCs allow the student to react and practice before the next lecture who have a unique learning style can experience it

New online course to create Fundraising Rockstars!

John Haydon

Following in an interview with my good friend, Pamela Grow who has just launched : Four women – each with their own area of nonprofit expertise – who have created an amazing online course for fundraisers. In your course, you’ve included interviews with people like Guy Kawasaki and John Jantsch. Check out the Fundraising Rockstar Course here. Strategy course fundraising

Online philanthropy course eases access to grant funds | The News Desk

AFP Blog

Online philanthropy course eases access to grant funds | The News Desk : Rozek wanted to begin the course to distribute the foundation’s funds to as many localities as possible. After learning about online courses offered by colleges such as Stanford and Harvard he wanted to include the philanthropy courses already provided at universities by the foundation in the online-learning movement. This online course opens these classes up to an unlimited number of students

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Social Media Marketing All-in-One Video Training Course


This 90 minute training course shows you how to build your strategy, tips for Twitter and Facebook, and how to measure your results. You’ll discover important do’s and don’ts and learn new ways your business can benefit from social media marketing.This course includes:Section 1: Building a Social Media Marketing Strategy. FREE for a limited time from Wiley (normally $19.99) – get it here FREE before 2/13 ONLY.

[PODCAST] Donor Communications Crash Course | Ft. Tom Ahern

NonProfit Hub

The post [PODCAST] Donor Communications Crash Course | Ft. Donor communications guru, Tom Ahern is a copywriter by trade. He knows the ins and outs of donor-centric fundraising and gave us some great tips for nonprofits. People like having conversations, but hate being “talked at.” Donor communications really are a two-way street made up of conversations and working together. This is easy to say, but harder to actually do.

Online giving course adds actor Patrick Dempsey - San Antonio Express-News

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Online giving course adds actor Patrick Dempsey - San Antonio Express-News : When the second edition of an online course on effective giving starts next month, students will have a chance to learn from actor Patrick Dempsey, billionaire Warren Buffett and other prominent philanthropists.

Instructor Led Training courses and software program development


Instructor Led Training is still the preferred venue for learning organizations. GyrusAim simplifies tasks such as scheduling, conflict checking, and enrollments

Philanthropy University Offers Amazing (Free!) Online Courses

Tech Soup Blog

There are seven free online courses available starting in mid-September by people like Paul Brest, former head of the Hewlett Foundation and a faculty co-director of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. The courses are compliments of the nonprofit Philanthropy University , which is in turn a project of NovoEd , the massive open online course (MOOC) company, and the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.

Juicy Blogging E-Course Starts January 25

Have Fun - Do Good

Just a quick reminder for folks interested in taking the Juicy Blogging e-Course that the early registration discount ends January 18th. You can join the e-course on ( gift certificates are available! ), and find out about upcoming classes by subscribing to the Juicy Blogging eNews. Loving this course. Britt’s e-course was great. Wonderful course!” As a ‘non-blogger’ I found the Juicy Blogging E-Course to be of great value to me."

Ecom Elites Reviews: The Ultimate Dropshipping Course Online

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Have ever played a video on YouTube and a person promoting their business course appeared as a commercial? There are so many courses trying to convince you to give them money and learn how to become an e-commerce entrepreneur. The program called Ecom Elites is probably the first course that was teaching people how to become successful on the internet by selling on the web pages meant for this. The course is still active and it is still one of the best out there.

Fall Facebook Bootcamp Training Course Starts Next Week

John Haydon

For the past two years, I’ve had the honor of leading a Facebook bootcamp training course in the Spring and Fall for 200 nonprofits (Thank you very much if you attended!). The post Fall Facebook Bootcamp Training Course Starts Next Week appeared first on John Haydon. The fall session starts next Tuesday and centers around 4 live classes: How to Attract More Quality Facebook Fans How to Give Your Fans What They Really Want […].

[You need this!!] Essentials of Online Community Management On-Demand Course


I’ve partnered with Ben Martin of Online Community Results to offer an on-demand, crash course on the Essentials on Online Community Management (EOCM). We designed this course for community managers (full or part-time) and the executives who oversee community management. You’re busy, take the course on your own schedule! With five 30 minute lessons , you can complete the course in one week, one month, or cram it all into one day.

Why You Should Start Creating a Mid-Level Donor Program ASAP


Of course, your mid-level donors will also share their vision for the future of your nonprofit. Of course, that’s not to dissuade you from getting on the phone. By focusing a little extra energy on your mid-level donors, you can raise more money and create a quality pipeline for your major gifts officers. Successful mid-level donor programs are all about providing donors with a personal touch while maintaining the analytic discipline that allows you to scale your programming.

Juicy Blogging E-Course: The Art and Play of Blogging

Have Fun - Do Good

The Juicy Blogging E-Course is back! I’ll be offering this ever popular e-course January 20-February 17, 2015. During the course, you’ll play with fun assignments on a private blog with your fellow juicy bloggers. Juicy Bonus At the end of the course, you’ll receive a coupon for 25% off a one-hour blog coaching session tailored just for you. Investment $99 FAQ Do I need a blog to take this course? Please feel free to email me with questions about the course

Invisible Children's Web Strategist Gives A Crash Course In Going Viral | Fast Company

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Invisible Children's Web Strategist Gives A Crash Course In Going Viral | Fast Company : Fast Company recently had the opportunity to speak with Javan Van Gronigen, the San Diego-based digital strategist and web designer behind Invisible Children's viral new media campaign.

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A Crash Course in Design Thinking for Network Leadership Skills

Beth Kanter

For the rest of the morning, we learned about design thinking by doing it through “ A Crash Course in Design Thinking.” Last month, I participated in a Design Thinking Lab with network leadership practitioners convened by the Leadership Learning Community. The lab was facilitated by Heather Mcleod-Grant and Justin Ferrell , Director of Fellowships at the Stanford d-School.

Free New Mini-Course: Convert Event Guests into Paying Members using Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot

Imagine you’ve just held your latest event--a swanky fundraiser that’s attracted thirty new guests. That’s great! What’s next

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11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know


HSF also seeks to give its Scholars all the tools they need to do well in their course work, graduate, enter a profession, excel, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come. Hispanic Heritage Month, officially founded in 1968 , occurs each year from September 15 to October 15, a period which includes the anniversary of independence of eight Latin American countries. During National Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S.,

New at TechSoup: Online Courses from Atomic Training

Tech Soup Blog

These online training courses are Just-in-Time, meaning they're on-demand "atomic," with each lesson being broken down into small bites of no more than three minutes, so you can learn at your own pace, and on your own time. Since they're cloud-based, you can finish your courses anywhere and anytime, as long as you have Internet access. You can easily browse Atomic Training's resources by course listings or by searching for specifics keywords.

What I Didn't Learn in School: Diane Ragsdale's Crash Course on Beauty and Aesthetic Values

Museum 2.0

I've been getting a taste of what I'm missing by devouring Diane Ragsdale's terrific series of blog posts about the course she is teaching on Approaching Beauty for business students at UW-Madison. The course is roughly split into two parts: defining beauty (both universally and relationally, through "big idea" texts, videos, museum visits, and artist lectures), and exploring beauty (through encounters in formal art contexts and the wider world).

Winter 2013 Juicy Blogging E-Course + Gift Certificates

Have Fun - Do Good

Just wanted to let you know that the Winter 2013 Juicy Blogging E-Course will be happening January 11-February 1, 2013. If you want to give the e-course as a gift, just purchase the class for yourself, and then email me at britt AT brittbravo DOT com with: Your gift recipient's first and last name Your gift recipient's email The date I can contact the gift recipient with more information about the class ( I don't want to ruin the surprise!) Hello Have Fun, Do Gooders!

Logic Models: Charting a Course for Success


Ananda Roberts. President. nFocus Solutions. Sometimes it's hard to see the little details that make up the big programs. A logic model helps to visualize those details and highlight the connection between a program's purpose and the programs results, and it helps you make sure you're measuring the right things so you can show success! Ananda Roberts Data Leadership logic models nptech nten Communications Program

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Blogging for Nonprofits + Juicy Blogging Circle and E-Course

Have Fun - Do Good

Hello Have Fun * Do Gooders! I wanted to let you know about 4 blogging workshops coming up, in case you're interested. Juicy Blogging Circle: Grow Your Blogging Habit May 16-June 6, 2012 Virtual A fun group blog coaching experience! Each week you'll: Check in with the Circle on a weekly conference call, and/or on the private class blog. Share your blogging goals for the week. Celebrate your successes. Ask for suggestions for how to move through challenges.

5 Reasons Nonprofits Need to Invest in Annual Fundraising Campaigns


Budget effectively The consistency of annual campaigns will help your nonprofit more accurately project the income that you can expect to generate of the course of the year and when you’ll raise it, allowing for more effective planning and budgeting.

Juicy Blogging E-Course (online) + Blogging for Writers (SF)

Have Fun - Do Good

Juicy Blogging E-Course: The Art and Play of Blogging for Artists, Writers, Creative Entrepreneurs and Do-Gooders February 2-23, 2010 Optional check-in conference call on February 16, 5:30-6:30 PM PT To register, go to [link] Do you want to re-energize your blog and blogging practice, or rediscover the “heart” of your blog? During this 4-week Juicy Blogging e-course you will read and discuss lessons through a private blog from the comfort of home.

Juicy Blogging E-Course Special Ends September 15

Have Fun - Do Good

Just a quick note for those of you who've been thinking about taking my Juicy Blogging E-Course: The Art and Play of Blogging September 21-October 12th. Britt’s e-course was great. Wonderful course!” Loving this course. As a ‘non-blogger’ I found the Juicy Blogging E-Course to be of great value to me. The early registration special ends September 15th. Your investment is $75 when you register by the 15th, and $100 after that.

Gift Certificates for the Juicy Blogging E-Course Are Here!

Have Fun - Do Good

A few weeks ago a Facebook pal asked if they could give the Juicy Blogging E-Course as a gift. The next Juicy Blogging E-Course runs from January 25-February 15, 2012. I asked the hubs if he would create a gift certificate for me, and here it is! Isn't it cute?

GUIDE: Voter Registration Campaigns for Nonprofits


All you need are clipboards, voter registration forms, and of course, your volunteers! For nonprofits which engage in advocacy around civic engagement or political issues, voter registration drives are a great tool for activating your volunteer base, deepening relationships within your community, and increasing local democratic participation. To maintain 501c3 status, nonprofits must carefully avoid any partisan activity, actions that endorse a candidate or party.

Free Online Course Materials from MIT

Wild Apricot

Did you know that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers free online access to course materials? MIT's OpenCourseWare site is a remarkable resource for self-education — or for developing your own training programs for staff and volunteers, especially in the areas of management and communications.( read more ).

Free Facebook Video Course At The Inbound Zombie Facebook Page

John Haydon

If you’re looking for one central location for a set of video tutorials on using a Facebook Page, check out the Inbound Zombie Facebook Page ( [link] ). You’ll find more than 13 videos covering a variety of topics (mainly “How-to&# ) that I’ve embedded on a single page: How to select the best category for your Facebook Page. How to upload an avatar to your Facebook Page. How to configure your Facebook page wall settings.

Our EveryAction Hero: Middle East Children's Alliance


For our whole year-end campaign, we have a series of one mailing, one mailing reminder, about 10 emails, and, of course, requests to major donors. The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) works to protect the rights and improve the lives of children in the Middle East through aid, empowerment and education. This year they're celebrating 30 years of serving the region.

Storytelling Workouts for Year-End Fundraising


Write a Social Media Post to Ask Your Audience to Share Their Stories— We know that news cycle stories are a powerful driver for donations, but of course they aren’t the only type of stories you could be telling. As End of Year Fundraising quickly approaches we've started to think of what you can do now to ensure a successful fundraising season. With so many EOY campaigns , one of the most powerful ways for donors to connect with your cause is through the power of storytelling.

New Microsoft Office 2010 Courses from easyLearning

Tech Soup Blog

Self-paced online courses from easyLearning. easyLearning's Course Library includes 1,500 online courses in professional development, information technology and "desktop skills" such as Microsoft Office and Windows. And they've recently expanded their catalog with new Microsoft Office 2010 courses. Courses are offered in levels from beginner to advanced, so you can get a basic introduction to a topic or develop more in-depth expertise.

Getting that E-learning Course to Work When SCORM isn’t the Problem


It is the reason you can get your e-learning course from one vendor and still launch and track it from the to be integrated with one another – to “talk” to each other. Students are successfully launching, consuming and completing courses and all of that activity is correctly recorded in the LMS. The easiest way to check this is to try launching the course from another computer. The course itself is a big factor.