Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Some Great Technology for Nonprofits Online Seminars Coming Up

Many nonprofits would like to take better advantage of technology available today but they are short on technology savvy staff (if they have any at all), and afraid of what it will cost. Idealware offers online seminars on technology for nonprofits for only $40. These seminars can be a great help to get you started in such areas as accepting donations online and sending eNewsletters. They discuss specific low cost options and compare their features and price points.

I strongly recommend Idealware's online seminars for nonprofits interested in these topics but who don't have a lot of expertise onboard.

Here's the upcoming schedule.

Understanding Data Integration
Thursday, October 11th, 1:00 - 2:30 EST
Discussion on the options for integrating data from multiple systems, including manual integration via spreadsheets, purchasing systems, building programmatic feeds, and more. Discussion will include what's required to integrate the software you already have, and what features you should look when choosing new software to prevent integration woes.

Choosing a Blogging Tool
Thursday, October 25th, 1:00 - 2:30 EST
What should you look for in a tool? Which is the right one for you? Discussion on the features, prices, pros and cons of the seven most commonly used blog tools including Blogger, TypePad, MovableType, WordPress, and more.

Getting Started with Online Donations
Wednesday, October 31st, 1:00 - 2:30 EST
Do you want to help your organization take donations online, but aren't sure how? This session will tell you what you need to know in order to choose a tool and get started. Will touch on the strategic aspects of online donations and focus will be on the tactical: What online donation tools are available? How do they work? How do you know which one is right for your organization? Will look at tools that are available, such as Network for Good, PayPal, Click & Pledge, Groundspring DonateNow, eTapestry, MemberClicks, AuctionPay, and more.

Choosing eNewsletter Software
Thursday, November 8th, 1:00 - 2:30 EST
Email newsletters are a great way to stay in touch with and grow your audience, but it can be complex to send and track thousands of emails. Discussion includes what you need to know in order to setup, send, and track eNewsletters effectively, and talk about some of the reliable and affordable tools most commonly used for mass emailing, such as EmailNow, Vertical Response, ConstantContact, NPOGroups,
CampaignMonitor, Emma, Topica, and more.

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Marion Conway Consulting

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