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New at TechSoup: Online Courses from Atomic Training

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For nonprofits, libraries, and their constituents, training is essential to keep technology knowledge and skills up to date. Whether your organization is training its staff and volunteers to use Windows 8 or FileMaker, or teaching others technical programs like Excel, the new Atomic Training Donation Program at TechSoup can help you get started. Train on Over 150 Products. The training is available to both your staff AND your constituents. Just-in-Time Training.

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The IT Director is in training… | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Vacation The IT Director is in training… 09.06.06 | 91 No Comments [link] The+IT+Director+is+in+training. 2006-09-06+16%3A57%3A02 Allan+Benamer I’m helping my brother-in-law train for his marathon plus I’m doing some long needed fat reduction (hehe)… so I won’t be back with more regular posts until next week. Back to Top ↑ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0

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Twenty "Fearless" Changemakers

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Jasmine Beach-Ferrara | WE DO Campaign: Stage 4 | Asheville, NC The WE DO Campaign mobilizes LGBT couples requesting – and being denied – marriage licenses in their hometowns across the Southern United States. Sayu Bhojwani | The New American Leaders Project | New York, NY The New American Leaders Project prepares immigrants for civic leadership using a curriculum to train new community leaders seeking appointed office.

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What I Learned From @nancylublin About #dataonpurpose

Beth Kanter

Another example was to help Youth Homeless Shelters. They interviewed them and found out that homeless teens want one thing – jeans. Kids learned about homelessness. The data set has been stripped of personal information and now available on a creative commons license at Crisis Trends. I was lucky enough this morning to hear Nancy Lublin’s opening keynote at the Data On Purpose conference hosted by the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

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Choosing the Right Free Technology in 5 Easy Steps

Tech Soup Blog

But there's a good chance that you'll need to purchase additional licenses or make customizations to meet your needs or solve your specific problem. Create a Training and Adoption Strategy. A training and adoption strategy can help alleviate this resistance and give everyone involved a clear plan for going forward. And lastly, your training and documentation should be ongoing, even after you've adopted new technology.

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Get Help in Telling the Story of Your Nonprofit's Impact

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Mason, Ohio: Help Create an App for Homeless to Manage Money More Effectively. Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School. Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary. Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School. Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary School.

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Are Social Enterprises Viable Models for Funding Nonprofits?

ASU Lodestar Center

Chrysalis is dedicated to creating pathways to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by helping them find and retain employment (Social Enterprise Alliance, 2016). Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers (TROSA) is a licensed, comprehensive, 2-year residential substance abuse recovery program in North Carolina. Today we are highlighting the work of Thom Reilly , Director of the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University.

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IRC uses GIS data in Ethiopia! | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Beginning in 2005, the United States Department of Labor funded the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to build schools and train teachers for community Alternative Basic Education (ABE) schools, which would serve as institutions to transition children from the labor force into more formal educational institutions, such as primary schools. Behar Hussein, the IRC Ethiopia GIS coordinator, trained eight people in the use of Garmin eTrex Vista GPS units to aid in the survey of 491 villages.

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MPower Open Now on the Leaderboard! | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Effective Has the usual suite of donor management tools like a database and business rules regarding contacts management, etc No per seat licensing fees Can’t stress this enough as I think it’s a terrible model going forward for nonprofits. Raiser’s Edge is costing nonprofits an arm and a leg right now in terms of licensing fees. I agree with the per seat licensing complaint. I use Oracle, and it is licensed by type and number of CPUs.

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The “magic” IVR | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

These clients are homeless so without our org’s snail mail address they could not effectively communicate with the outside world. Practically everything — checks, letters from family and loved ones, communications with parole officers, the whole gamut of communications between a homeless client and his or her social services. They a have a great training and certification program to help developers get started.

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Big Vision Podcast: Steve Williams from POWER

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Initially, after conversations with a lot of domestic workers, we realized that the women really wanted to have negotiation training. We developed negotiation training to develop the capacity of the women to be able to ask for better working conditions, better wages, which is something that the women said they that had no understanding of, no access to those levels of skills. Women would tell all of these incredible stories throughout the negotiation training. License.

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Kickass Government Job! Be the Webmaster for the NYC Campaign Finance Board | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Some training in and/or experience using ASP.NET 1.1/2.0 Back to Top ↑ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0

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Not really a confession — more like a Turing test | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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You can use these tags: « The IT Director is in training… » Social Networking for non-profits Search Only Non-profit Links Click here to add nonprofit search to your browser! Back to Top ↑ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0

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10 Steps to Extension Professional 2.0 Remix

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A nonprofit organization that provides support for homeless in Northern, CA found references to homeless people on restaurant blogs and used what they learn for a fundraising campaign. It is an idea closely tied with the term user-generated content and creative commons licensing. has made it easy for content creators to share or protect their work by developing flexible and voluntary "some rights reserved" copyright licenses for creative works.

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Blackbaud Infinity + 1 blog | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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the training (meaning run the slide-projector when he talks). Back to Top ↑ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0

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Kintera on the verge of being delisted | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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David Zeidman said: Well yes data conversion is one aspect but it also encompasses training, process analysis, customizations, etc. Back to Top ↑ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0

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Dapper’s first results with nonprofit databases | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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» The IT Director is in training… Search Only Non-profit Links Click here to add nonprofit search to your browser! Back to Top ↑ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0

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Interview with Gary Allison from Convio | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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He’s also had a chance to see how the training sessions go with Convio clients. Apparently, a Convio custom is to have their executive staff meet with their customer’s trainees after training, usually over finger food and cocktails. Back to Top ↑ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0

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Confessions in Cairo!!! | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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They have all the classic IT problems of non-profits in the US: spotty IT support, needing to train staff, improper use of security credentials, unusual configurations of Exchange server and inadequate use of the file server. Back to Top ↑ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0

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IT Recipe for the small non-profit | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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What the recipe still requires Training. Lots of training. This isn’t trivial but more akin to the same kind of Office 2k3 training that you would have sent your staff to anyway. Back to Top ↑ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0

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The “magic” IVR | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

These clients are homeless so without our org’s snail mail address they could not effectively communicate with the outside world. Practically everything — checks, letters from family and loved ones, communications with parole officers, the whole gamut of communications between a homeless client and his or her social services. They a have a great training and certification program to help developers get started.

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Batter up! Here’s the roster for N-TEN’s Great Open API Debate! | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Steve also provides technical support by helping to network the computers, troubleshoot hardware and software issues, provide onsite training, install software, and configure servers Prior to joining the Foundation, Steve worked for thirteen years in technology and education. Back to Top ↑ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0

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Entering unknown territory with Dell… | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

My big concern with Vista is that taking advantage of the new features and effiencies will be complex, and require lots of training. Back to Top ↑ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0

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Non-profit project management –> Basecamp part 1 of ? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

It has all the earmarks of a closed, proprietary solution with limited user access and a lower likelihood of user buy-in due to the training involved. Back to Top ↑ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0

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Do nonprofit Facebook apps fail because theyre too useful? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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Looking at it so far, it seems that Team in Training-type campaigns could benefit from a Facebook app as that seems to fit the same kind of demographic that Justgiving targeted with its app. Back to Top ↑ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0

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How to get your small nonprofit up on the Web, Part 3 of 3 | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

I believe this can be minimized with proper training. Back to Top ↑ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0

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Nonprofit 2.0… | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

We serve homeless clients – perhaps the toughest sector of non-profit clientele to serve with technology. I think it’s cheaper than training employees on Office. Back to Top ↑ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0

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Another social network for activism on the horizon… | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

but individual activists and bloggers could use a collection point where activism is encouraged/facilitated and training is readily available, and LtL is perfectly set up for that (even in our infancy). Back to Top ↑ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0

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Hail to the Chairman, Joel Burton responds… and so do I | Non-Profit Tech Blog

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what kind of training is there? Back to Top ↑ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0

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Change.org joins the ranks of widget makers | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

In general, I don’t think the chances of an anti-widget are very high for say, the ASPCA, but social services nonprofits are always conservative about imagery because people love to attack our clients (literally, in the case of my organization, Coalition for the Homeless). Back to Top ↑ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0

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