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Project Management Basics

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:

Project Management Basics 101
Project Management Basics 101
Project Management Basics 201
Project Management Basics 201
Microsoft 365 Bootcamp for Nonprofits

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.

Planner 101 - Effectively Organize Tasks (in English)
Planner 101 - Effectively Organize Tasks (in English)
 OneDrive 101 - Storing Smartly (in English)
OneDrive 101 - Storing Smartly (in English)
SharePoint 101 - Improving Collaboration (in English)
SharePoint 101 - Improving Collaboration (in English)
Outlook 101- Increase Efficiency (in English)
Outlook 101- Increase Efficiency (in English)
Ask the Expert - OneDrive (Recording)
Ask the Expert - OneDrive (Recording)
Ask the Expert - Planner (Recording)
Ask the Expert - Planner (Recording)
Ask the Expert - SharePoint (Recording)
Ask the Expert - SharePoint (Recording)
Ask the Expert - Outlook (Recording from June, 2021)
Ask the Expert - Outlook (Recording from June, 2021)
Excel for Nonprofits - Data Management and Reporting with Pivot Tables and more

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.

Excel 101 - Learn the Basics
Excel 101 - Learn the Basics
Excel 102 - Editing and Formatting Text
Excel 102 - Editing and Formatting Text
Excel 103 - Designing Your Worksheets
Excel 103 - Designing Your Worksheets
Excel 104 - Using Formulas, Functions and Calculations
Excel 104 - Using Formulas, Functions and Calculations
Excel 105 - Using Functions to Format Text
Excel 105 - Using Functions to Format Text
Excel 106 - Formatting and Analyzing Charts
Excel 106 - Formatting and Analyzing Charts
Excel 201 - Advanced Methods
Excel 201 - Advanced Methods
Ask the Expert - Excel Pivot Tables (Event Recording)
Ask the Expert - Excel Pivot Tables (Event Recording)
Data Analytics for Nonprofits

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.

Data Analytics for Nonprofit Staff 101: Introduction to Data Analytics
Data Analytics for Nonprofit Staff 101: Introduction to Data Analytics
Data Analytics for Nonprofit Staff 201: Understanding Data Analytics
Data Analytics for Nonprofit Staff 201: Understanding Data Analytics
Teams for Nonprofits - Collaboration Tools

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.

Teams 101 - Getting Started
Teams 101 - Getting Started
Teams 201 - Using Advanced Functions
Teams 201 - Using Advanced Functions
Ask the Expert - Using Teams (Recording from December, 2019)
Ask the Expert - Using Teams (Recording from December, 2019)
How to run effective remote meetings with Microsoft Teams: The before-during-after guide
How to run effective remote meetings with Microsoft Teams: The before-during-after guide
Creating an Engaging Virtual Event, Meeting, or Conference

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.

Creating an Engaging Virtual Event, Meeting or Conference 101
Creating an Engaging Virtual Event, Meeting or Conference 101
Creating an Engaging Virtual Event, Meeting, or Conference 201
Creating an Engaging Virtual Event, Meeting, or Conference 201
Ask the Expert - Producing Virtual Events, Meetings, or Conferences Using Teams (Recording)
Ask the Expert - Producing Virtual Events, Meetings, or Conferences Using Teams (Recording)
Organizing Your Remote Working Team

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.

Organizing Your Remote Working Team 101
Organizing Your Remote Working Team 101
Organizing Your Remote Working Team 201
Organizing Your Remote Working Team 201
Ask the Expert - Organizing Your Remote Work with Microsoft Teams (Recording)
Ask the Expert - Organizing Your Remote Work with Microsoft Teams (Recording)
Teams for Nonprofits - Ask the Expert Sessions

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!

Ask the Expert - Using Teams (Recording from December, 2019)
Ask the Expert - Using Teams (Recording from December, 2019)
Ask the Expert - Security During Online Collaboration with Teams (Recording)
Ask the Expert - Security During Online Collaboration with Teams (Recording)
Ask the Expert - Organizing Your Remote Work with Microsoft Teams (Recording)
Ask the Expert - Organizing Your Remote Work with Microsoft Teams (Recording)
Nonprofit Data and Impact Measurement Mega-Pack

Nonprofit Data and Impact Measurement Mega-Pack

  • Do you have more data than you know what to do with?
  • Do you want to maximize your data so you can tell your impact stories?
  • Do you want to build dynamic dashboards?

If you answered yes, then this on-demand self-paced course track is for you. Start with the basics of Excel, walk through the process of selecting, collecting and analyzing data with our data experts in our Simple Measures Course and develop your skills using PowerBI.

Ask the Expert - Power BI  (Recording)
Ask the Expert - Power BI (Recording)
Excel 101 - Learn the Basics
Excel 101 - Learn the Basics
Excel 102 - Editing and Formatting Text
Excel 102 - Editing and Formatting Text
Excel 103 - Designing Your Worksheets
Excel 103 - Designing Your Worksheets
Excel 104 - Using Formulas, Functions and Calculations
Excel 104 - Using Formulas, Functions and Calculations
Excel 105 - Using Functions to Format Text
Excel 105 - Using Functions to Format Text
Excel 106 - Formatting and Analyzing Charts
Excel 106 - Formatting and Analyzing Charts
Power BI 101 - Learn the Basics
Power BI 101 - Learn the Basics
Power BI 102 - Seeing all the Pieces
Power BI 102 - Seeing all the Pieces
Power BI 201 - Dealing with Data
Power BI 201 - Dealing with Data
Power BI 202 - Visualizing and Sharing Data
Power BI 202 - Visualizing and Sharing Data
Impact Measurement - Simple Measures, Big Results
Impact Measurement - Simple Measures, Big Results
Power BI  for Nonprofits

Power BI for Nonprofits

Power BI is a suite of business analytics tools that deliver insights throughout your organization. In this on-demand self-paced track, you will learn how Power BI services and applications work together and explore how Power BI can make your organization more efficient.

Power BI 101 - Learn the Basics
Power BI 101 - Learn the Basics
Power BI 102 - Seeing all the Pieces
Power BI 102 - Seeing all the Pieces
Power BI 201 - Dealing with Data
Power BI 201 - Dealing with Data
Power BI 202 - Visualizing and Sharing Data
Power BI 202 - Visualizing and Sharing Data
Ask the Expert - Power BI  (Recording)
Ask the Expert - Power BI (Recording)
Word for Nonprofits - Creating Compelling Documents

Word for Nonprofits - Creating Compelling Documents

In this four part on-demand self-paced track, you will learn how to use Word to create compelling documents that can best tell your organization’s story.

Word 101 - Learn the Basics
Word 101 - Learn the Basics
Word 102 - Editing Tools
Word 102 - Editing Tools
Word 103 - Creating Tables and Lists
Word 103 - Creating Tables and Lists
Word 104 - Using References
Word 104 - Using References
PowerPoint for Nonprofits - Creating Powerful Presentations

PowerPoint for Nonprofits - Creating Powerful Presentations

In this three part on-demand self-paced course track on PowerPoint, you will learn how to create powerful and compelling presentations so you can effectively share your impact stories.

PowerPoint 101 - Learn the Basics
PowerPoint 101 - Learn the Basics
PowerPoint 102 - Formatting Text and Images
PowerPoint 102 - Formatting Text and Images
PowerPoint 103 - Designing Professional Presentations
PowerPoint 103 - Designing Professional Presentations
Power Apps

Power Apps

Power Apps embraces a Point-and-Click Approach to help connect your app to data. It provides a rapid application development environment to build custom apps for your business needs.

This Power Apps track consists of the following on-demand self-paced courses:

Power Apps 101: How to Easily Build Apps
Power Apps 101: How to Easily Build Apps
Power Apps 201 - Creating a Custom App
Power Apps 201 - Creating a Custom App
Ask the Expert - Power Apps (Recording)
Ask the Expert - Power Apps (Recording)
Basic Security on the Cloud for Nonprofit Staff 101

Basic Security on the Cloud for Nonprofit Staff 101

You’ve moved your data to the cloud. Now what? Just because your files aren’t in the server down the hall, doesn’t mean that your data is protected in the way that you expect it to be. The cloud provides amazing capabilities, but you need to understand some important concepts in order to effectively secure your data.

This course covers foundational cybersecurity concepts to protect nonprofits and their staff. You will learn how various aspects of cloud applications fit together to create a strong security strategy. The instructors will cover best practices for digital identity management, document protection, sharing access, and database security.  See how to implement these concepts with demos in Microsoft 365 so you’ll be able to apply what you have learned at your organization.


Ask the Expert - How to Request and Access Microsoft Software Donations and Discounts (Recording from Feb 22, 2022)

Ask the Expert - How to Request and Access Microsoft Software Donations and Discounts (Recording from Feb 22, 2022)

Free Session

Microsoft has recently changed the process to request on-premises Microsoft donation products. Organizations will have to first create a Microsoft account and be validated for charity offers at the Microsoft Nonprofit Portal; then they will provide consent to have TechSoup be their provider.

In this one-hour event recording, our team of experts walked through the process, addressed common issues, and answered questions from many nonprofits like yours.

This event was recorded on February 22, 2022.