March Technology Classes at the Bayer Center

Technology is the new magicMarch features a variety of tech classes, including advanced Excel, donor database management and Adobe InDesign! Register online or email bcnm@rmu.edu if you have questions (or want to register 3 or more people for a discount).

Advanced Excel
Tuesday, March 7 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The deeper you go into Excel, the more directions you can pursue. In this full-day class, we’ll have plenty of time to go beyond the typical functions and into more magic, timesaving techniques you may not have used before. We’ll cover creating links between sheets, text manipulation, pivot tables, advanced formulas and customizing charts beyond the wizard. This session will combine context for techniques, guided practice and ample time for questions.

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


Conquering Your Donor Database Dragon
Thursday, March 9 from 9 a.m. – noon

Having a database with information in it is one thing. Being able to get the reports and information you need back out is another. Learn how to make your database work for you and how to utilize it in your various fundraising efforts. This session is designed to help you clean up your database and create a strategy to leverage the database so you can make more data-driven decisions and spend more time raising money for your mission.

Instructor: Dave Tinker, ACHIEVA
Fee: $65 ($55 if paid online)


Essentials of Adobe InDesign
Thursday, March 16 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Adobe InDesign has so many features it can be overwhelming for beginners. In this introductory class, we’ll explain the InDesign interface and tool sets, and cover the features most often used when creating publications with this software. We will create a variety of sample publications during the class so that you’ll walk away with actual hands-on experience with the software.

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

February Technology Classes at the Bayer Center

Technology is the new magicFebruary kicks off our spring semester of tech classes with Excel Day! Register online or email bcnm@rmu.edu if you have questions (or want to register 3 or more people for a discount).

EXCEL DAY

Introduction to Excel
Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. – noon

Learn Excel basics in the morning session including:

  • Worksheet creation
  • Formula creation
  • Cell formatting using “mouse pointers”
  • Absolute cell references
  • Printing your worksheet

Instructor: Cindy Leonard, Bayer Center
Fee: $65 ($55 if paid online) per session OR $100 for the whole day

Intermediate Excel
Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 1 – 4 p.m.

Learn more about Excel in the afternoon including:

  • Worksheet templates creation and use
  • Using functions
  • Creating links between worksheets
  • Database features
  • Chart creation and formatting

Instructor: Cindy Leonard, Bayer Center
Fee: $65 ($55 if paid online) per session OR $100 for the whole day