We know it feels like the world has been torn inside out. We know how unsettling it can be, because we feel the same way. We know work may be the last thing on your mind—and we understand.
More than anything, we hope you’re healthy and in a good place, and that the same is true for all of your loved ones and colleagues. But our mission is helping nonprofits use technology—and with so many nonprofits suddenly pushed out of their comfort zones into situations for which they may not have been prepared, we believe our work is needed now more than ever.
So whether you’re scrambling to find new ways to meet your own organization’s mission under unforeseen circumstances, grasping for a return to normal (or anything even resembling it), or looking for professional development opportunities to help you win that next job, we’ve got training for you.
Some of it was already planned, and some we’ve pulled together in rapid response to try to meet your changing needs. We’re able to offer all of it to you for free.
COVID-19 Response Training
How to Set Up Microsoft Teams for First Time Users: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting It Right the First Time
Monday, March 30, 2:30-3:30 PM Eastern
Let our Microsoft Teams expert teach you the ins and outs of setting up Teams to facilitate seamless remote work with your colleagues and constituents—or just to keep in touch with your friends and families.
Remote Program Delivery: Adapting During COVID-19
Tuesday, March 31, 3:30-4:30 PM Eastern
Your nonprofit is closed and your staff is working remotely…but people need you now more than ever. How can you overcome the distance and circumstances to meet their needs? We’ll share some relatively quick and easy ways to offer programs and services virtually without sacrificing quality. Bring your examples and questions for our experts to answer.
My Fundraising Event Was Cancelled, Now What? Adapting During COVID-19 Wednesday, April 1, 3:30-4:30 PM Eastern
You’re working remotely and your planned methods of fundraising have been upended. How can you pivot to virtual events and still meet your goals? How do you shape your message to convey your organization’s urgent needs, stand out, and be sensitive the grim realities of a pandemic? In this webinar we’ll talk you through tools and techniques for fundraising during COVID-19, with a focus on events. We’ll have experts on hand to answer your questions.
Panel Q&A: Remote Work During (and Beyond) COVID-19
Thursday, April 2, 3-4 PM Eastern
Bring your questions for our panel of experts, who will share their knowledge of the tools and best practices to create a successful work-from-home culture at your organization.
Other Upcoming Training
Donor Management System Best Practices
Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 1:00 to 2:00 PM Eastern
Join us to learn about donor management software best practices, including customizing your system to your organization’s needs, cleaning data, defining data standards and coding, and the importance of training staff to enter and extract data efficiently.
Online Survey Tools and Techniques
Tuesday, May 19, 1 to 2 PM Eastern
We’ll talk through the tools and best practices for designing a reputable online survey, recruiting participants, and analyzing the data.
Other COVID-19 Related Resources
Maybe you heard that we collaborated with our friends at 501 Commons to create PrepareRespondServe.org, where we share information to help your nonprofit rapidly deploy technologies for remote workplaces. But we wanted to make sure you knew about our other relevant resources, too:
- Download our Remote Workplace Jump Start Guide, which provides everything you need to know to move rapidly to a work-from-home environment.
- Download our latest article, The Remote Option: Smart Tech for Creating Virtual Teams, to learn how to set up your entire organization for success as a work-from-home team.
- Need advice? If you have questions about the steps you need to take to move your team to a virtual environment, we’re here to help. Schedule a free call with our Managing Director of Client Solutions.
Stay healthy, and take care of each other.
Patrick Callihan, Executive Director