Upcoming Technology Classes at the Bayer Center

LearnTaking a tech class at the Bayer Center is an affordable way to sharpen your skills in a user-friendly, comfortable environment!

To register for any of these classes:

Social Media Strategy for Nonprofits
Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Using social media for your organization requires planning, strategy and management. Learn what you should consider before getting your nonprofit started in the social media realm, what to expect afterwards and how to keep the ball rolling. You will have the opportunity to work on a draft strategic plan for your organization’s social media that you can take back to your office and refine. Basic social media concepts and terminology are recommended but not necessary for attending this class. We will focus on planning and strategy rather than on “how to” use the social media tools.

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

120,000 Reasons to Learn About Google AdWords Grants
Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 1 – 4 p.m.

Google offers free advertising to nonprofits through AdWords, a tool that powers 3 billion search queries per day. This course helps nonprofit organizations with 501(c)3 status and an active website qualify for $120,000 of annual ad spend, and explores how to use AdWords to drive more website traffic and donations. Unfortunately, government programs, hospitals and schools are excluded from the program.

Instructor: Andy Garberson, LunaMetrics
Fee: $65 ($55 if paid online)

Organizing and Using Your Data
Thursday, Dec. 7 from 1 – 4 p.m.

Discuss different data metrics, what they mean, and how to decide which metrics matter for your organization. You’ll learn how to use data to tell your story and we’ll cover data visualization as well – what it means and how to do it.

Instructor: Connie Capiotis, Digital Bridges Pittsburgh
Fee: $65 ($55 if paid online)


Tips for Securing Your WordPress Website

Cindy Leonard, who manages the technology program for nonprofits at the Bayer Center, recently gave tips for securing your WordPress website in a Tribune Review article, “‘Pharma hack’ preys on small nonprofits to peddle Viagra online.

Leonard builds WordPress websites for nonprofits as part of her consulting practice at the Bayer Center. Visit the Bayer Center website to learn more about this and other technology services we provide to nonprofits.


Registration for NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference is Open

ntc2017logoThis year, the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) comes to the east coast. Produced annually by the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), the NTC is the nonprofit sector’s signature technology event. Over 2,000 of the best and brightest nonprofit professionals from around the world assemble to collaborate, innovate, and discover new ways to spark change with technology.

The conference will take place from March 23 – 25, 2017 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC.

With over 100 sessions exploring technologies, best strategies, and pressing issues; an exhibit hall highlighting the latest nonprofit products and services; and networking events every evening, the 17NTC is an event that cannot be missed!

The Bayer Center’s own Cindy Leonard will be giving two breakout sessions at the conference:

She is a regular NTC attendee and is happy to speak with anyone who wants to learn more about the conference (email her at leonard@rmu.edu).

Learn more and register here.