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Greenlights

April, 2011

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Ok, so we’re not actually giving away nonprofit technology tools these days at Greenlights, but the headline grabbed you, right?
What you may not realize (until you read this blog, of course) is that one of the most valuable gifts we get as nonprofits (next to the very generous tax-free status our “friends” at the IRS provide) is the wealth of free technology tools made available to us. I decided to take a minute to offer you a short list of some of my favorite tools (all of which are free, either to nonprofits specifically or to anyone), and a little bit of info on how Greenlights uses them. MORE>>
 
I hit the jackpot at NTEN's Nonprofit Technology Conference!
A series of posts on my key takeaways from my three favorite sessions at NTEN's Nonprofit Technology Conference.
As part of the online giving pie, donating through social media is still the smallest piece.  However, it’s emerging with huge potential not only to reach supporters where they spend much of their time, but to make online giving as easy as sending a Tweet or updating your Facebook status. Enter HelpAttack! MORE>>
 

 
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
 
Free For Members!
With technology and new tools emerging at a whirlwind pace, sometimes it’s tough to figure out what resources your nonprofit really needs to stay connected and advance your cause online. Join IT Freedom, technology experts who serve small to medium size organizations, for a special Lunch and Learn designed to help you sort through the options. The session will introduce you to the many inexpensive resources at your disposal for email, communications, information sharing, and project management.
 
Many nonprofit organizations are at a crossroads: move forward now or wait until things change? Organizational growth expert Chuck Wall says you can’t wait until things get back to “normal” because that’s not going to happen anytime soon. In this workshop, he lays out the Value Innovation Process, an easy to understand ten-step system, based on his Blue Ocean Strategy, customer insight and marketing work with corporate clients. This course is ideal for Executive Directors, Board members, development directors and other leaders and decision influencers who want to ignite their organization’s ability to innovate.
 
Join us for an afternoon of mingling, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones at Abel's on the Lake. This is a great way to get connected with the Greenlights community and expand your network!
 
Learn the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members and best practices for structuring, managing and growing your board. This popular course is offered frequently throughout the year at a variety of times and locations.
 
Free For Members!
Online Social fundraising is about much more than just taking credit cards and paypal and slapping a big "Donate Now" button on your website (though a big visible button is very helpful!). It's also a lot more than yelling at folks on Twitter to donate. Successful online social fundraising requires lots of pieces of your marketing strategy and your technology tools to work together to provide a seamless, inspiring, and comforting experience for your donors.
 
Free For Members!
It’s tough for any business to keep up with the latest updates in ever-changing employment law, especially for nonprofits with few or no Human Resource professionals on staff. Taught by Padgett Stratemann & Co.’s Senior Manager for HR Consulting, this workshop will clarify what your organization needs to know to identify and mitigate your risk and ensure compliance with recent developments affecting Human Resources.
 

 
NONPROFIT NEWS
 
In the tradition of BarCamp, VideoCamp Texas is an ad-hoc, one-day event designed to bring together Austin’s best minds in video, new media, PR and online marketing.
 
Lights. Camera. Help., the nation’s first film festival for nonprofits and cause advocates, is officially accepting entries for the 2011 festival!
 
Foundations and corporations donate many millions of dollars each year to organizations working to positively impact the Greater Austin community. Come learn about working with these donors to help fulfill both your mission and theirs.
 
Michael O’Brien and renowned singer-songwriter and poet, Tom Waits collaborated to create HARD GROUND, a portrait of homelessness. Book signing presented by Mobile Loaves & Fishes.
 
Now accepting nominations of talented individuals who have shown extraordinary leadership and innovation in building an organization to address the social needs of the Central Texas community.
 
Help NSIDE sell tickets for the Chaos Challenge and we will donate $20 per ticket sold to your organization!
 
NSIDE loves giving back! Between articles and events, etc. we are always looking for great organizations to work with.


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