Every other month, 501cTECH partners with the Nonprofit Roundtable to host Technology for Nonprofits. An informal breakfast discussion (bagels and coffee a welcome addition), these exercises are a favorite part of my job. They bring together technology leaders with nonprofit professionals, many of whom have become the “accidental techie” within their organizations. In truth, this is how I came to work for a technology nonprofit. A fundraiser by training and chance, I fell into managing my former organization’s database and becoming the technology troubleshooter. My story is not unusual.
Every Monday, the 501cTECH staff rounds up a list of upcoming classes, conferences and webinars related to nonprofits and technology. We know that it's important for nonprofit staff to continue to learn and we want to help you find some great activities!
Our Tech Team works hard to troubleshoot problems for all of our nonprofit clients. If you're lucky enough to call us for help, you may see one of their faces in your office climbing under desks and into offices to check cables and wires, hooking up servers and diagnosing problems onsite.
It's hot outside, but there are lots of cool classes, conferences and webinars you can participate in to learn more about great resources for your nonprofit. If you sign up for anything, tell us how it goes in the comments below!
Today on the blog, we're sharing a little food for thought, a video about The Social Media Revolution 2012. We talk a lot about the changing technology landscape, but Erik Qualman and the team from Socialnomicshave put together this video to help illustrate the changing landscape of technology.
This post is for those baby boomers among us—many of you nonprofit EDs and senior execs out there. My husband and I have recently taken up spinning. For those of you don’t know, spinning is an exercise class led by a VERY enthusiastic instructor to VERY loud music on a freestanding bicycle. It is an intense aerobic workout—my heart rate goes to the max and I am drenched by the time each class finishes. In the middle of last night’s class, I was struck by how much it was like the aerobics classes I took in the eighties. Substitute Lady Gaga for Madonna, Lululemon for Danskin high cut leotard with leg warmers, and a sleek spinning bike for Reeboks and a step and you’ve got the same workout. It is friendlier for aging boomer joints, but it is still the same pursuit of an endorphin rush.