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Tech4Good Cleveland is the process of planning a four-part seminar series for 2016. Each seminar will also have an accompanying workshop session. More details for the seminars series and workshops will be published soon, but please save the date for these informative topics:

APRIL 7, 2016:  ACTION! Video Storytelling For Nonprofits

A well-told story is powerful.
It can change the way people see the world.
It can move them to tears, to anger, to action.
What is your organization's story?  How are you telling it?  How WELL are you telling it?
PRESENTATION NOTES: Presenter Dustin Lee has made his slides and notes available to Tech4Good attendees and those who missed his presentation. View the PDF by clicking here. Have a question for Dustin? E-mail him at drlee1@kent.edu.
WHEN: April 7th, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
WHERE: JumpStart, Inc. / 6701 Carnegie Ave / Cleveland, OH 44103
COST: FREE / Registration Required
SEMINAR: Tech4Good welcomes Dustin Lee a local, independent filmmaker who will share insights for finding and crafting a powerful story for video. From planning to production, learn techniques, processes, and best practices. Get insight into what to expect if you utilize professional help, and the best tools to choose for budget-limited non-profits. And once you have your video in hand, get tips about how to use it most effectively to get your story in front of your target audience.
AUDIENCE: This seminar is geared toward nonprofit professionals who want to learn to find and tell powerful stories that engage and motivate the audience: Executive Directors, Development Directors, Social Media, PR, Marketing, Board Members and Volunteers.
PRESENTER: Dustin Lee is an award-winning filmmaker from Cleveland, Ohio. Ever since his mother gave him his first video camera at the age of 14, Dustin has been passionate about the moving image. He has written, directed and produced several short films over the years, many of which have screened at internationally-acclaimed film festivals around the world. Since indie filmmaking rarely pays the bills however, Dustin spends his work week creating video content for Kent State University's Communications & Marketing department. He is always looking for a new story to share with audiences.

JULY 7, 2016:  Sharing your Story - How to run an effective multi-channel campaign

WHEN: July 7, 2016, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
WHERE: JumpStart, Inc. / 6701 Carnegie Ave / Cleveland, OH 44103
COST: FREE / Registration Required.
FOOD: Snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, beer, and wine provided
SEMINAR: Learn from a panel of marketing and media experts how to plan, execute, and analyze an effective multi-channel campaign. Come away with ideas, tools, and resources to help you produce your own campaign or serve as a framework when evaluating consultants who might assist you.
AUDIENCE: This panel discussion is geared toward nonprofit professionals who want to learn to effectively share stories in a cohesive and effective way across a range of communication channels: Executive Directors, Development Directors, Social Media, PR, Marketing, Board Members and Volunteers.

Goal Setting & Measurement - Amy Neumann, Advance Ohio
Optimizing Website for Conversion - Andrew Hippensteele, ASHImage
Using Print Media Effectively - Jen Lombardi, Kiwi Creative
Email & Social Media - Vicki McDonald, InBloom Consulting
General Strategy & Process Integration - Megan Granson, InBloom Consulting
Putting Theory Into Practice - Jeff Kipp, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress

LISTEN: Audio from this event was recorded and is available for downloading here (MP3).


AUG. 10, 2016:  Social Media Workshop

WHEN: August 10th, 3:00 - 7:30 PM WHERE: Foundation Center / 1422 Euclid Ave, Suite 1600 / Cleveland, OH 44115
COST: FREE / Registration Required
WORKSHOP: Three social media specialists will teach you how to use social media before, during and after your event. The program is structured to maintain a small group setting that promotes detailed insight and interaction between presenters and attendees.
The program will run three times with start times at 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Each of these sessions is now full. For those who registered for the waitlist, you will be notified a few days prior to the event should a spot become available.
Snacks and beverages will be provided and mingling before / after your program is encouraged.
AUDIENCE: This workshop is designed for nonprofit professionals at any level seeking to better understand how to use social media effectively.

SEP. 22, 2016:  Learning to Love Data

WHEN: Thursday, September 22, 2016, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
WHERE: JumpStart, Inc. / 6701 Carnegie Ave / Cleveland, OH 44103
COST: FREE / Registration required
FOOD: Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided
SEMINAR:  Once the children leave, the meals are distributed, the homes built, and the program is over, how do we measure the impact that we made on those we serve? Data Analytics comes in various shapes and sizes. Focusing specifically on the data-phobic and those without a data collection plan, this seminar will help you identify how to develop a data collection plan for your programs, what to do if your program is well underway and information is not being collected, and how to present that information. Bring your specific data questions with you! The last part of the program will be a Q&A on any of your specific data challenges. Presented by Marianna Dostal.
ABOUT MARIANNA DOSTAL:  Marianna has been working behind the scenes in fundraising for over 13 years. Primarily acting as the database manager, information, data, and databases are some of her favorite things.

NOV. 30, 2016:  Is Your Donor Data Safe?

WHEN: Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00 PM
WHERE: Live Webinar
COST: FREE / Registration required
WEBINAR:  If your nonprofit accepts credit cards online, over the phone, on-site, or anywhere for that matter, there are important steps that must be taken to protect your organization and its donors from hackers.
New security requirements are being introduced January 2017 and compliance must be demonstrated to ensure that there is no disruption to your credit card processing services.
Make sure your organization's fundraising capability isn't disrupted. Learn about the new requirements and the procedures you can implement to ensure compliance.




About Tech4Good
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Want help navigating and understanding the ever-changing world of technology while networking with your peers? Join us!
Big River and NTEN are pleased to bring you Tech4Good Cleveland, an informal local group that meets quarterly to network with colleagues and collaborate, educate, brainstorm and share best practices regarding technology in the nonprofit world.
Participation in Tech4Good Cleveland events and access to its resources is entirely free, provided as a service to our nonprofit community. Please register to receive notifications of upcoming events via e-mail.
If you are interested in learning more about Tech4Good Cleveland, complete our contact form or e-mail tanya.wagner@tech4goodcle.org. We have a private LinkedIn group to facilitate communication amongst group members; you can also like us on Facebook and follow on other social media using #Tech4GoodCLE
The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) is the membership organization of nonprofit technology professionals. Members share the common goal of helping non-profits use all aspects of technology more effectively. NTEN connects and educates on issues of technology use in non-profits, and spearheads ground-breaking research, advocacy, and education on technology issues affecting the community. Tech4Good Cleveland is part of NTEN's 501 Tech Club program.

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