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Project Management Basics
You may not have the formal title of “project manager”, but may be doing the actual work of project management in your organization and want to know how to do this work better. Or you may be considering becoming a project manager in the future, or simply be curious about how project management practices can help your delivery. This introductory track of courses is designed for individuals with little to no experience of formal project management. We will look at what project management is all about, and why we need project management for the successful completion of projects.
This track consists of the following on-demand self-paced courses:
Microsoft 365 Bootcamp for Nonprofits
This on-demand self-paced course track will help you to efficiently and effectively use Office/Microsoft 365. If you are a new user it will provide you with the skills and framework for use of the packages within Office 365. If you have used Office 365 before you will be able to draw from the tips in the course and from the included Ask The Expert sessions.
Social Media Marketing For Nonprofits
Social media success can seem elusive to the small nonprofit. Without the money to hire an outside agency or even a full time person, how can you keep up with all of the changes? Can you really raise money using these platforms? The good news is that small but mighty organizations can use the power and potential of these platforms to raise funds, connect with supporters, and drive impact. In this four-course self-paced series, we’ll share tips and tricks for running effective social media fundraising campaigns that accomplish measurable results. Whether you’re a total newbie to the social media landscape or you’re a social media superstar, you’ll walk away with new ideas for ways to use these platforms to connect with donors and elevate your fundraising.
*Course fees are non-refundable.
This track consists of the following on-demand self-paced courses:
Fundraising for Nonprofits
We’ve bundled all of our fundraising courses into a track for easy access! From creating a winning fundraising invitation to tackling how to use best technology and social media, this track includes what you need for effective and dynamic fundraising.
This track consists of seven on-demand self-paced courses:
Mastering Your New CRM/Database: Migration & Beyond
You might be moving from using Excel spreadsheets into your first real database. Or you may be moving from a system that your organization has outgrown into a shiny new CRM. Moving into a new database can be expensive, risky, and time-consuming. And after all this hard work, it's not over yet! The first six months after your migration are critical to getting a good return on your investment.
This course track will help you:
- Understand the ins and outs of a migration project and do your part to keep the work moving along on time and on budget.
- Focus on the right things and develop a concrete plan to manage your new system effectively
Data Analytics for Nonprofits
Are you looking for ways to collect and utilize data more effectively at your organization? In this two-course track, experts from Rootid and UpMetrics will help you learn more about what data analytics is and how to better use data to drive action and make impact.
Data Analytics for Nonprofit Staff 101 will provide you a solid foundation of understanding around data analytics. In Data Analytics for Nonprofit Staff 201, we will get into more detail about how to put these concepts into action.
Both courses are on-demand and self-paced. Learn more about each course from the links below.
Excel for Nonprofits - Data Management and Reporting with Pivot Tables and more
Learn to use Excel efficiently. Starting with the basics in the Excel 101 course to advanced concepts in the Excel 201 course. If you need to analyze data, filter it, sort it, and simplify it to make decisions, Excel is an excellent tool.
After completing this course track, you will be able to describe the five steps to protect yourself and the people you serve. You will also learn practical approaches to make your organization safer, and protect its ability to have social impact.
This track consists of two on-demand self-paced courses:
Teams for Nonprofits - Collaboration Tools
Microsoft Teams is a collaboration app that helps your team stay organized and have conversations. With the use of channels, a team can hold on-the-spot meetings, engage in conversations, and share files.
This track includes a free getting started course and an advanced course as well as a guide to help you maximize your benefits while using Teams. All courses are on-demand and self-paced.
Grant Writing and Management
Many nonprofits and libraries are interested in attracting grant funding to help support their work. But navigating the grant world can seem mysterious and overwhelming. Without the money to hire experts, how can your organization understand the grantseeking process and prepare to succeed?
This track consists of five on-demand self-paced courses that are like a "starter kit" for grant writing. They will help set you up for success in your grant seeking process. Explore the learning objectives to see what each course provides.
To view course descriptions, view the track content and go to the bottom of the page.
Creating an Engaging Virtual Event, Meeting, or Conference
Get ready to produce engaging, fun, and informative virtual events in this 3 course track! Planning a digital event is an exciting opportunity to engage audiences far and wide.
In the 101 course, you’ll learn the basics of setting up a digital event, as well as how to make the experience interactive for your audience. Learn how to use video conferencing platforms, and best tips and tricks for staffing, budgets and evaluations.
In the 201 course, we will look at how to create, build and manage a more complex event. We will explore best practices for creating a seamless audience experience from hearing about the event to post-event connections.
In the Ask the Expert, Marti will answer all your virtual event questions while tapping into her 15 year of experience in the industry. She’ll also have a ton of tips and tricks to help make your events a huge success.
All three courses are on-demand and self-paced.
Fundraising Software Seminar Series
Is your donation platform working for your organization? Is the software too basic or too complicated? Can it be easily integrated with your CRM? Are you getting good customer support?
In this four part series, our expert, Maureen Wallbeoff, will walk you through the process of evaluating your current system, determining what your organization needs, tips on how to handle the demo process and creating an implementation plan.
Join us for this four-part on-demand self-paced series that will give you simple, actionable steps to finding the best fundraising software for your organization!
Organizing Your Remote Working Team
Remote working has become essential overnight, and it is transforming the future of companies. In this on-demand self-paced course track, we'll go over tools and best practices to help you set you and your team up for success.
In Remote Working 101, we'll help you map out your digital needs for your work and, of course, communicate effectively through Microsoft Teams. Most importantly, you'll learn how to add some socialization into your day!
In Remote Working 201, we'll map out how to structure your team's virtual workflow and, most importantly, how to communicate effectively with your remote team. We'll explore the setup of a sample project on Microsoft Teams and how you can apply this to your organization. Lastly, we'll look at techniques for building creative collaboration and how to expand your world while working remotely.
Teams (en Español)
Teams es una herramienta excelente para colaborar en forma virtual. Permite la comunicación y colaboración virtual en forma efectiva. Este serie le hará posible trabajar por medio de Teams para llevar a cabo efectivamente la misión de su organización.
Esta grupo de cursos es posible gracias a Microsoft.
Teams for Nonprofits - Ask the Expert Sessions
Do you have questions about how to use Teams effectively? Or how to organize your team, setup meetings, communication channels, share and edit files using Teams? These Q&A sessions will help.
They include the live sessions or recordings, resources and Q&A headed by our experts. Enjoy!