November Technology Classes at the Bayer Center

The word website with scaffolding, two cranes and a bulldozer around itOur November classes are all about improving your nonprofit’s website!

Register online (or email bcnm@rmu.edu if you have questions or want to register 3 or more people for a discount)


Website Planning for Everyone
Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. – noon

Planning a website starts before the first line of code is written. If you want a new site or to re-design your current site, it’s easier when you know website planning basics. Whether you are creating a DIY website in-house or hiring an outside designer, this class will help you refine your vision first. Topics include:

  • Identifying and defining your target audience
  • Selecting and refining website objectives
  • Planning your site navigation and features
  • Choosing the right look and feel

Instructor: Cindy Leonard, Bayer Center
Fee: $65 ($55 if paid online)


Writing for the Web and Social Media
Thursday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Writing content for your website or social media is very different from writing for other types of communications because of the way people read and use the Web. Learn how to improve your written website and social media content, increase your site’s usability as well as readability and improve the effectiveness of your online communication channels.

Instructor: Cindy Leonard, Bayer Center
Fee: $125 ($115 if paid online)


DIY Websites with WordPress
Thursday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Are you a website novice who needs to know how to design a basic website that is easy to update and has room for future expansion? WordPress is a website content management system that is great for building and managing websites, even for beginners. Nonprofit staff without previous web design experience and experienced web designers who want to learn WordPress are welcome.

Instructor: Cindy Leonard, Bayer Center
Fee: $125 ($115 if paid online)

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