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nonprofits, libraries, and their constituents, training is esse ntial to keep knowledge and skills up to
date. Whether your organization is training its own staff in nonprofit management,
or teaching others technical skills, TechSoup can help you get started.
You can use Atomic
Training to help your organization maximize its tech tools and software
products. New staff members can learn the basics of the applications your
organization uses, while more experienced users can increase their knowledge.
The training is available to both your staff, and your constituents. This makes
Atomic Training ideal for:
organization is training its staff and volunteers to use Windows 8 or
FileMaker, or teaching others technical programs like Excel, the new Atomic Training Donation Program at
TechSoup can help you get started. Plus: Check out Atomic Training's top-12
training series of the past year.
cost-effective marketing strategies, learn to acquire new donors, and get a
handle on your planning process with the Learning Institute program from the Society
for Nonprofit Organizations (SNPO). These courses, intended specifically for
nonprofit professionals, are prepared by academics, practitioners, and
consultants, to help your organization accomplish its mission. Take just the
individual courses you want or take all eight in the Certificate Series.
information overload — and accomplish more in less time and with less effort
and stress — with this donated
three-part webinar series from People-OnTheGo. New at TechSoup, these
webinars will show you and your staff how to better manage interruptions, work
more strategically, and collaborate more effectively. This offer includes three
90-minute sessions for you and your staff.
courses from easyLearning by
busy nonprofit and library staffers with access to more than 1,500 technical
and professional courses. And, organizations that provide workforce and job
skills training can share easyLearning courses with constituents.
are all self-paced and online, so you can learn at your convenience: take them
at the office, at home, or even at a coffee shop. Courses are also
pre-recorded, generally run two hours, can be paused as needed, and usually
include small assignments and suggested reading to reinforce what you’ve
learned. Check out a previous
blog I wrote on easyLearning and what it has to offer.
you’re training team members, constituents, or members of other organizations, nonprofits can use ReadyTalk's audio and web conferencing services to record
audio and video for tutorials and educational webinars hosting up to 25 free attendees
at a time. Through online events, you can bring a worldwide audience together
to increase membership, develop strategy, and increase your organization’s
visibility. And, since ReadyTalk’s services are entirely web-based, no
downloads are required for your audience to join in. For examples of training webinars
held on ReadyTalk, check out previously-recorded webinars from TechSoup.
training sessions on the road, or bring constituents to you, through Citrix
Online's remote web conferencing services. These programs make it easier to
hold meetings or training sessions by allowing staff or constituents from
around the world call in to your conferences and presentations. Once a Citrix
Online program is installed on the presenter’s computer, users anywhere can join
your online meeting with any browser through the GoToMeeting or GoToWebinar websites,
as well as over the phone. Meetings and webinars can also be recorded for
to 15 users can meet and collaborate in secure online web and phone conferences
GoToMeeting even lets you change presenters mid-meeting, or transfer control of
the keyboard and mouse to other presenters, allowing them to work off of your
your presentations to a bigger audience GoToWebinar.
Up to 1,000 users can participate in your training sessions or webinars, either
online or over the phone. In addition to having all of the
functionality of GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar lets you keep track of webinar
registration and attendance, and its polling and survey features help you get
training sessions, teach online classes, and give presentations with GoToTraining. With GoToTraining,
an instructor can share his or her desktop and presentation with up to 25 participants
in a secure online conference session. GoToTraining includes all the features
of Citrix GoToMeeting, and also allows
your organization to design tests, build libraries of training materials, and
to charge participants a course fee.
If your organization
provides workforce training, personal finance training, or small business
development training, you're most likely eligible to receive Intuit's Quicken software
for use in training and for distribution to your clients. And, best of all, you
can request as many copies of the software as you need.
Deluxe takes the easy-to-use accounting tools of Quicken Starter Edition
and adds additional features to plan financial strategy, build long-term
savings plans, and visualize monthly and annual incomes and expenses. Available
in bundles of 25
your finances, from balancing the books to tracking investments with Quicken
Premier. Also includes features aimed at your tax-related and investment
needs. Available in bundles of 25
Learn to correctly set up your organization’s books,
enter transactions, and create nonprofit-specific reports with training CD-ROMs
from the QuickBooks Made Easy Donation Program. Each lesson
is designed specifically for nonprofits and led by CPA Gregg Bossen, who's been teaching QuickBooks for over ten years.
These lessons will show beginners how QuickBooks works and help those already
familiar get a better understanding of the software.
forget! You can watch more than 70 free webinars on everything from social
media, to marketing and outreach, to technology planning in our webinars and events section.
Learn typing with UltraKey 6 by Bytes of Learning. This
motivational program lets you, your students, staff, or volunteers learn typing
from a range of tutorials using voice response, 3D animation, video, and
virtual reality. It provides you with many options you can adapt to a broad
range of age groups and special needs, such as visual impairment and ADD.
Patrick Duggan | TechSoup Digital Marketing Manager