March 23-25, 2017
2017 Nonprofit Technology Conference by Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), Washington, D.C.
Presenter (with Jeanne Allen, Beth Kanter and John Kenyon): SUPERCHARGE Your Technology Training!
Presenter (with Johanna Bates, Tracy Kronzak and Jessie Rose Lee): From Accidental to Intentional: Taking Your NPtech Career to the Next Level
April 20, 2017
Tech Planning Primer, The Nonprofit Partnership, Erie, PA
June 15, 2017
Accessibility and Your Library’s Website, for Allegheny County Library Association members only
You can register online for any of my upcoming workshops at the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at RMU. These workshops are held at our office at 339 6th Avenue, Ste. 750, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Workshop fees vary.
Introduction to Excel
Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. – noon
Learn Excel basics in the morning session including:
- Worksheet creation
- Formula creation
- Cell formatting using “mouse pointers”
- Absolute cell references
- Printing your worksheet
Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 1 – 4 p.m.
Learn more about Excel in the afternoon including:
- Worksheet templates creation and use
- Using functions
- Creating links between worksheets
- Database features
- Chart creation and formatting
Tuesday, March 7 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The deeper you go into Excel, the more directions you can pursue. In this full-day class, we’ll have plenty of time to go beyond the typical functions and into more magic, timesaving techniques you may not have used before. We’ll cover creating links between sheets, text manipulation, pivot tables, advanced formulas and customizing charts beyond the wizard. This session will combine context for techniques, guided practice and ample time for questions.
Essentials of Adobe InDesign
Thursday, March 16 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Adobe InDesign has so many features it can be overwhelming for beginners. In this introductory class, we’ll explain the InDesign interface and tool sets, and cover the features most often used when creating publications with this software. We will create a variety of sample publications during the class so that you’ll walk away with actual hands-on experience with the software.
Writing for the Web and Social Media
Thursday, April 6 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Writing content for your website or social media is very different from writing for other types of communications because of the way people read and use the Web. Learn how to improve your written website and social media content, increase your site’s usability as well as readability and improve the effectiveness of your online communication channels.
DIY Websites with WordPress
Thursday, April 13 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Are you a website novice who needs to know how to design a basic website that is easy to update and has room for future expansion? WordPress is a website content management system that is great for building and managing websites, even for beginners. Nonprofit staff without previous web design experience and experienced web designers who want to learn WordPress are welcome.
Social Media Strategy for Nonprofits
Thursday, April 27 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Using social media for your organization requires planning, strategy and management. Learn what you should consider before getting your nonprofit started in the social media realm, what to expect afterwards and how to keep the ball rolling. You will have the opportunity to work on a draft strategic plan for your organization’s social media that you can take back to your office and refine. Basic social media concepts and terminology are recommended but not necessary for attending this class. We will focus on planning and strategy rather than on “how to” use the social media tools.
Project Management: Techniques, Tips and Tricks
Thursday, May 4 from 9 a.m. – noon
Are your projects out of control? Do you procrastinate or drop the ball on tasks? Learn essential project management skills that will help you get and keep your projects under control. This class is designed for people who are new to formal project management concepts.