Nonprofit Workplace Wellness Initiatives: United Way of Central Ohio

Beth Kanter

United Way of Ohio – Healthy Eating Event. Recently, colleague Neil Parekh the of the United Way called my attention to the to the United Way of Central Ohio and its employee wellness initiatives focused on healthy eating. Four years ago, the United Way of Central Ohio created a staff committee that focuses on balanced well-being, which also includes healthy eating.

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Cisco, nonprofit launch community network projects in northern Ohio - Computerworld

AFP Blog

Cisco, nonprofit launch community network projects in northern Ohio - Computerworld: "n a videoconference and Webcast presentation organized by Cisco, OneCommunity CEO Scot Rourke said the Cisco partnership will allow an expansion of telemedicine programs between hospitals and patients, using a $13 million federal grant, and free public Internet access for job training centers in low-income areas

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Find an Awesome Nonprofit Tech Training Near You

Tech Soup Blog

Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. October is here, which means we can't ignore the fact that fall has arrived. The weather's getting cooler (except for our friends in Los Angeles!), and the leaves are starting to change color. But don't be afraid — huddle up for warmth and knowledge with your nonprofit tech friends at a local Tech4Good meetup.

Trainer’s Notebook: Reflections on Designing and Delivering Training To Get Results

Beth Kanter

After the workshop in Ohio, one of the participants thanked me, saying that creating a strategy for integrated social media had been on their to do list after taking a workshop last Spring, but had never gotten around to doing it. These can help you predict whether participants will act on the training after the workshop: More than one person from an organization should participate so the ideas can be transferred to the whole organization. Training Design

BTOP Projects at Work: Developing an Engaging Curriculum

Tech Soup Blog

An engaging, tailored curriculum can make all the difference when providing training to people who have had minimal experience with technology. In these communities, the proper training can be a catalyst for change. Two nonprofit agencies are using NTIA's Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant funding to train communities in Washington and Ohio on computer skills and broadband access. Meaningful Training.

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Hiring Trainers for My Community-Based Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

A few weeks ago, we wrote about ACCEL, the organization managing the Connect Your Community project in Appalachian Ohio. Tags: Community Tech Centers Digital Divide Running Your Organization Staff Training Originally published at TechSoup for Libraries. Guest blog post by Jason Schroeder, Appalachian Center for Collaborative and Engaged Learning. In this guest blog post, Jason Schroeder explains his hiring process for the project.

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The nonprofit experts around the corner

Candid

Regardless of institution type, they all have staff trained to provide access and guidance to Candid’s premier applications, such as Foundation Directory Online (FDO) and Grants to Individuals , for free. Reprinted from Candid Learning. Are you new to the nonprofit world?

VolunteerHub Partners with Leading HR Expertise Provider

Volunteer Hub

Dublin, Ohio] (March 10, 2021) — VolunteerHub was founded to provide nonprofits and other organizations with solutions that save time and streamline operations. Press Release.

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Using Design Thinking to ReThink Our Nonprofit or Community Foundation Work

Beth Kanter

Last week I was lucky enough to facilitate a mini-innovation lab for 60 community foundation program officers at the first meeting of ProNet during the Council on Foundations conference in Cleveland, Ohio that celebrated 100 years of community philanthropy. Innovation Training Design Transparency

10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month

EveryAction

The Village Network is a behavioral health organization helping youth and families in Ohio and West Virginia become healthy and have brighter futures. They advocate for an increased focus on the quality of care that DC Department of Behavioral Health consumers receive, through improved training of Community Service Workers, reporting that measures outcomes rather than process, and promoting accountability for high quality service.

VisionLink’s Strategic Advantage Department Produces Complete College America’s National STEM Careers Academy

VisionLink

This Academy, the 13th Completion Academy produced for CCA by VisionLink’s Strategic Advantage department over the past five years, included teams from Massachusetts, Idaho, Illinois, Ohio, and the District of Columbia. Practitioners, national experts, and facilitators were trained, coordinated and supported during the Academy by VisionLink’s Lois Ann Porter.

Upcoming Webinar on April 26: Finding Funders for Your Cause

Tech Soup Blog

David is the regional training coordinator for the Foundation Center – Cleveland. David has an extensive background in the nonprofit sector, having served both as a program officer for the Stocker Foundation in Lorain, Ohio, and as the director of grants and prospect research at Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio. As you may recall, last month we held a webinar with the Foundation Center titled Mapping Philanthropy: How You Can Use Data Visualization to Do Good.

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A new face in Beaconfire’s Tech room

Allegiance Group

Curtis joins us from Ohio, and brings more than 9 years of experience in website and application development. Interesting tidbits we’ve already learned about Curtis include: He’s certified to teach CPR and train lifeguards. We’re pleased to welcome Curtis Holland , the newest member of our Software Engineering team! He regularly uses PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML and XML in his bag of tricks.

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Your Local Tech4Good Club Is Ready to Help

Tech Soup Blog

Every month I bring you a roundup of free technology training events that will help nonprofit staffers like you build their skills. So don't be nervous — we're ready to create amazing tech training and networking events in your community! Cleveland, Ohio: Keeping Up with the Demands of IT Security on a Nonprofit Budget. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Peterborough­, Ontario: Keep on Learning — the Technology of Training Stakeholders.

Non-Boring #Tech4Good Meetings for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Cleveland, Ohio: How to Remarket to Website Visitors via Facebook and Twitter. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School. 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.

Telling Your Story: NetSquared #Storymakers2017 Workshops for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Cleveland, Ohio: How to Remarket to Website Visitors via Facebook and Twitter. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Mukono, Uganda: Second Term 2017 Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School. 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.

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

Tech Soup Blog

Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Mason, Ohio: Connecting Nonprofits and Techies in Cincinnati. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. 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. TechSoup's annual Storymakers campaign launches September 5.

Sustainable Broadband Adoption: Are ISPs the Missing Link?

Tech Soup Blog

I recently spoke with Jason Schroeder of the Appalachian Center for Collaborative and Engaged Learning (ACCEL) , the organization managing the Connect Your Community project in Appalachian Ohio (the project has separate hubs in Cleveland and Akron). Jason and I talked about the various resources for donated, discounted, and free computers, software, and training manuals. Originally published at TechSoup for Libraries.

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Meet Your Local NetSquared Organizer at #17NTC

Tech Soup Blog

Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. First Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School. First Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary. Mukono, Uganda: First Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary. First Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School. First Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary.

Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

Tech Soup Blog

Seattle, Washington: Salesforce Administration — Training for Nonprofit Organizations. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Seattle, Washington: Salesforce Essentials — Training for Nonprofit Organizations. Busia, Kenya: Office 365 Workshop Train the Trainer NetSquared Mombasa­ Friday, October 9, 2015. Busia, Kenya: Office 365 Workshop Train the Trainer NetSquared Kisumu. ICT for Development Training Program.

Building the Tech Capacity of Nonprofits Everywhere with TechSoup's NetSquared Events

Tech Soup Blog

Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Cleveland, Ohio: Credit Card Security Requirements: What You Need to Know. Third Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for St. Third Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School. Third Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for St. Third Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School. Third Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for St.

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Is There a Community of #Tech4Good Activists Waiting for You?

Tech Soup Blog

Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Kibiribiri Village, Mukono , Uganda: First Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School. Mukono, Uganda: First Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary. Limbe, Cameroon: Microsoft Azure Training for Nonprofits. Mukono, Uganda: First Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary.

Finding a Community of Nonprofit Technology Experts

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup's NetSquared is the world's largest volunteer-driven network of in-person nonprofit technology training and peer support events. Check out our newest groups: * [NetSquared Abuja]([link] in Abuja, Nigeria. * [GroundWork group]([link] in Columbus, Ohio. * [NetSquared Daytona Beach ]([link] in Daytona Beach, Florida. * [Tech4good Las Vegas]([link] in Las Vegas, Nevada. -->. -->. Columbus, Ohio: The Alphabet Soup of Security Compliance.

NetSquared Volunteers Help Nonprofits Like You Master Technology

Tech Soup Blog

Our mighty army of volunteers hosted over 500 free nonprofit technology trainings last year, and we're on track to reach even more organizers this year. But what that really means is that nonprofits in more than 75 cities have access to free training and networking events every month! Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. First Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Saint John Kaama Primary.

Spring Is Here! Get Outside and Meet Your NPTech Community

Tech Soup Blog

Cleveland, Ohio: Sharing Your Story. Check out our newest groups: * [NetSquared Abuja]([link] in Abuja, Nigeria. * [GroundWork group]([link] in Columbus, Ohio. * [NetSquared Daytona Beach ]([link] in Daytona Beach, Florida. * [Tech4good Las Vegas]([link] in Las Vegas, Nevada. --> --> What have NetSquared groups been up to recently? Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum: Digital Storytelling. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum: E-Recycling.

A NetSquared Happy Holidays

Tech Soup Blog

GroundWork group in Columbus, Ohio. Cleveland, Ohio: Tech4Good Holiday Happy Hour. Bamenda, Cameroon: Office 365: Train-the-Trainer in Bamenda. Intensive Training Opportunity. Intensive Training Opportunity. Intensive Training Opportunity. NetSquared holds free or low-cost educational events for people and organizations who want to learn more about using technology for social good.

Start Your September with New Tech Skills

Tech Soup Blog

Then check out our new online learning courses, starting with Tech Training for Nonprofits and Libraries. We hold free weekly webinars on topics like GrantStation and how to develop a tech training plan. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum: Google Analytics Overview. Cleveland, Ohio: Measuring Results. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. I'm not in school anymore, but September still feels like the real beginning of the new year.

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Computer Refurbishment and Accessibility

Tech Soup Blog

Many of these organizations operate loan programs as well as assessment and training to use the devices. There are local government based nonprofit programs like Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities in Ohio, and ARC Broward. There are university based nonprofit programs like Assistive Technology of Ohio at The Ohio State University , which has a unique Adaptive Toy Lending Program.

Pokemon Go and Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

I saw similar posts on Facebook brand pages of 92nd Street Y that was hosting the annual Giving Tuesday Summit and The United Way of Central Ohio that upped its organic reach, and on Twitter from Nonprofits First. Come train and say ‘Hi’ #PokemonGO pic.twitter.com/w00HNg1vtw. Pokemon Go , the latest installment in the best-selling Pokémon video game series, launched as a smartphone app using augmented reality.

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We Want YOU to Help Scale Up Mobile for the Common Good

Tech Soup Blog

We need to move the dial and increase the effectiveness of service delivery to the poor so that those in poverty can more easily access jobs, training, housing, and medical services. and the Lake County Council on Aging in Mentor, Ohio.

Need Hands-on Help? NetSquared's Free Workshops Are in Your Community

Tech Soup Blog

Cleveland, Ohio: Tableau Tutorial: Free Data Visualization for Nonprofits. Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum. Burlington, Vermont: Project Management Professional Training in Burlington, Vermont. Technology helps nonprofits deliver on our missions more effectively, but it can also be fiendishly complicated. Sometimes the best way to get started with a new tool is to have a guide sitting next to you giving directions.

Four Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Reconsider Facebook

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Some of the opinions I express below I have had for a while and speak to them in my webinars and trainings, but some are so recent that I am still in the stage of “Seriously Facebook? I have been in trainings where if I even hint that perhaps Facebook is a little over-rated, then eyes glare, people shift in their seats, and I have recollections of a few people even walking out. Reconsider. To think about again. To reassess. To reevaluate.

Build Your Storymaking Skills with Free Events and Webinars

Tech Soup Blog

Cleveland, Ohio: A Well-Told Story Is Powerful. Then RSVP for our series of free training webinars instead! Columbus, Ohio: Nonprofit IT Forum: Assistive Technology. First Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for St.John Kaama Primary. First Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School. First Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for St.John Kaama Primary. TechSoup's annual Storymakers campaign launches April 4.

Tools to Tell Your Digital Story Available Through TechSoup

Tech Soup Blog

Work with staff and volunteers wherever they are to provide training or share drafts and elicit feedback. With GIS tools, nonprofits have been able to identify homeless populations in San Diego, plan public utilities in small, underserved communities in Ohio, and track food bank services to low-income neighborhoods in Texas and California.

How the Obama Campaign Tests and Develops Leaders

GroundWire

In Ohio, Campaign for Change State Director Jeremy Bird told us, there are 1,231 defined neighborhoods, as of August 25 there were about 800 in place, and as of Saturday approximately 1,100 NTLs had been tested and were up in operation. Third, are they willing to make the final commitment by attending specific training for their role? They’ve been trained, they’ve registered their voters, and now it’s time to see how this baby runs.

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How the Obama Campaign Tests and Develops Leaders

GroundWire

In Ohio, Campaign for Change State Director Jeremy Bird told us, there are 1,231 defined neighborhoods, as of August 25 there were about 800 in place, and as of Saturday approximately 1,100 NTLs had been tested and were up in operation. Third, are they willing to make the final commitment by attending specific training for their role? They’ve been trained, they’ve registered their voters, and now it’s time to see how this baby runs.

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NetSquared Goes to 15NTC. And Your Hometown Too

Tech Soup Blog

Cleveland, Ohio: Tech4Good Cleveland — Social Media Workshop. Seattle, Washington: Salesforce Administration — Training for Nonprofit Organizations. Mukono, Uganda: First Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School. Mukono, Uganda: First Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School. Mukono, Uganda: First Term Solar Mobile Computer Training Meetup for Kibiribiri Primary School.

October Only: Reduced Admin Fees on Online Courses

Tech Soup Blog

You and your staff can get the skills and training to develop cost-effective marketing strategies, learn to acquire new donors, and get a handle on your planning process with SNPO's Learning Institute program. We serve eight counties in Ohio, and we have a separate independent specialist department as well as a transportation department.

Potato Salad and Ice Water: What Nonprofits Can Learn from the New Crowdfunders

Connection Cafe

From the phenomenon that was the Ice Bucket Challenge to the Ohio man who raised over $55,000 to make potato salad, we have a wide variety of Crowdfunding examples in the news. 1988: 1st Team in Training team runs NYC Marathon. There have certainly been some creative projects out in the Crowdfunding ecosystem recently.

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Four Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Question Facebook’s Integrity, Longevity, and ROI (Return on Investment)

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Some of the opinions I express below I have had for a while and speak to them in my webinars and trainings, but some are so recent that I am still in the stage of “Seriously Facebook? I have been in trainings where if I even hint that perhaps Facebook is a little over-rated, then eyes glare, people shift in their seats, and I have recollections of a few people even walking out. Rumors are it is run by a white supremacist in Ohio.

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Storymakers Past Winners: In Their Own Words

Tech Soup Blog

" Our first place video for 2012 was by Columbus, Ohio based Dave Thomas Foundation. The Storymakers Campaign 2014 empowers nonprofits, libraries, and charities with the tools and training to tell their stories, get noticed, and make an impact. TechSoup has been running international video and photo competitions for some years now. In previous years, we called it our Digital Storytelling Challenge. This year we renamed it Storymakers and it starts on August 26, 2014.

Learn Nonprofit Tech Skills at a NetSquared Meetup

Tech Soup Blog

Seattle, Washington: Salesforce Essentials — Training for Nonprofit Organizations. Cleveland, Ohio: Tech4Good Cleveland — Social Media Workshop. Every month NetSquared volunteers hold free or low cost educational events for people and organizations who want to use technology for social good. With 50 groups in 20 countries, there's probably a NetSquared group near you (but if there isn't, we'd love to help you start a new meetup ). :-).

A simple, but profound, change in how we think about volunteers

ASU Lodestar Center

They then bring in volunteers without first setting up the appropriate infrastructure to orient, train, supervise, and recognize them properly. They strive to make volunteers feel a part of the team from the beginning with structured and comprehensive orientation and training. She has also worked as the Director of Volunteer Services for health systems in Iowa, Ohio, and Illinois and as a Special Projects Manager for Points of Light/HandsOn Network. posted by Lisa Humenik.

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