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We had a fabulous time with the many amazing folks who attended the First-Ever California Nonprofit Technology Festival in Fresno, California generously funded by the California Consumer Protection Foundation.
From online mapping to email newsletters to building a simple website, we focused on crowd-requested topics and created real time breakout sessions where people could get their questions answered as well as connect with others.
Jessica Steimer and Uno Nam are the newest members of the team here at Aspiration. As AmeriCorps VISTAs, it is their job to spend one year working on capacity building for NPOs with the ultimate goal of helping to reduce poverty. The program under which they are working, called HandsOn Tech, is sponsored by the Points of Light Institute based in Atlanta and incorporates 24 VISTAs in seven cities, all with the shared focus of using technology to make organizations more efficient and more effective in supporting their mission. Each will work with eleven non profits over the course of a year, providing workshops, assessment, and on-site support.
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Aspiration is offering some free trainings around online communications support here at the tech center. The seminars on the slate are:
Coordinating Your Online Communications Channels with a Publishing Matrix
September 28th, 2011, 2pm - 4pm
Building a Social Media Dashboard
October 12th, 2011, 2pm - 4pm
How to Create a Message Calendar
October 26th, 2011, 2pm - 4pm
All trainings will be held at the:
Job Opening: Community Tech Support Specialist
Aspiration and Community Technology Network are hiring four (4) Americorp VISTA Community Tech Support Specialists to provide strategic technical assistance to Bay Area nonprofit organizations whose missions help to reduce poverty. The positions are made possible through the HandsOn Tech Corps.
This is an Americorps position.
We are seeking individuals who embrace new challenges, who are passionate about supporting technology innovation for the nonprofit sector, who work hard yet considers “fun” a core value in the workplace, and has experience working as part of a close-knit team…
Working with ArtSpark and Creative Albuquerque, Matt facilitated a training around Online Media Skills. Sunny, warm and full of artistic inspiration, the training looked at how artists and arts organizations could put processes around their outreach online.
The following are the materials he used during the ArtSpark Training in Albuquerque.
Matt and Misty had a great time working with the UC Berkeley Labor Center on May 25th and May 26th for their Online Media Training Workshop. Talking to groups working across the labor movement, we had some great conversations around setting up organizational infrastructure for communications at your organization.
The following are the materials we used during the Berkeley Labor Center Spring 2011 eAdvocacy Trainings in Berkeley.