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Do you or people in your nonprofit wonder how to use a software donation from TechSoup, but don't know where to start? Are you familiar with how the software you have can help you serve your mission? Atomic Training is a website that provides step-by-step, professionally-done video tutorials for today's most powerful software tools, including tools for your nonprofit. Through the Atomic Training Donation Program at TechSoup, you can get donated subscriptions to the Atomic Training website, to learn how to take full advantage of
Or maybe if you're a geek like me, you're just curious to learn about
(See the full list of Atomic Training tutorials here.)
Recently, I tried out Atomic Training because I wanted to create a list of contacts that I could easily look up. I'm pretty experienced using Microsoft Excel, but I've heard that Microsoft Access is useful for keeping track of a lot of information and making it easier to search through lots of contacts. If I could just learn how to use it, I could build a simple database myself with tools I already have (a plus if your nonprofit is looking to save costs).
After logging into the Atomic Training site and selecting Access, here’s what my screen looks like while I'm watching a video.
Atomic Training has managed to break down 2 hours' worth of tutorials about Access into 2-3 minute videos that are easy to follow and practical. You can select videos you're interested in like this:
If you already know a little bit about the topic, you can just choose the ones you're not already familiar with. Or you could watch them all in order – I quickly found that learning new things in easy 2-3 minute bites got addictive, and in short time I had already watched 20 videos!
Overall, Atomic Training is an easy, cost-effective, and readily available way to learn how to use today's software tools to better serve your nonprofit.
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