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Shifting the Technological Paradigm

Authored by Michelle Zenarosa. Published Oct. 4, 2012.
View original article on Voicewaves Long Beach.

Shifting the Technological Paradigm

Often understaffed and overworked, non-profiteers have often had to juggle multiple tasks all white struggling to get schooled on all the latest #hashtags, widgets and cloud computers.

The First-Ever CA Nonprofit Tech Fest was #Bananas

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.

Join Us for the First-Ever California Nonprofit Tech Festival!

Event Date(s): 
September 27, 2012 to September 28, 2012

Aspiration is delighted to announce the first-ever California Nonprofit Tech Festival.

Made possible through generous support from the California Consumer Protection Foundation, the event is being co-organized with The Center for Multicultural Cooperation (CMC) and The Bay Area Leadership Network of Color (BALNC).

California Nonprofit Tech Festival - Sessions

The #CATechFest program will be co-developed with participants, facilitators and partners in the time leading up and during the Festival.

The agenda will be designed and facilitated using Aspiration's unique participatory model, in an environment where powerpoint slides are discouraged and dialog and collaboration drive the learning.

Sessions likely to be on the agenda include...

BHC Social Media Metrics Learning Community

Yesterday, we kicked off the Building Healthy Communities Social Media Learning Community with Zerodivide, East Oakland, Richmond, and Sacramento BHC.

Connect with the Learning Community

Aspiration Paper -- Creating Participatory Events

Aspiration has organized and facilitated over 170 interactive and collaborative events in more than 30 countries across the globe.

Our event practice is focused on knowledge sharing in support of nonprofits and activists applying technology for social change, and draws on our unique, road-tested Aspiration facilitation methodology.

Calendaring Messaging for your Nonprofit Webinar

Event Date(s): 
August 28, 2012

Join us remotely for this online training designed for non-profit organizations who are concerned with their online campaigning strategy and communications.

Is all of your online campaign and organizational messaging scheduled and tracked on a unified calendar that is visible to all stakeholders?

This online seminar will explain the process of creating and maintaining a messaging calendar, as well as the potential value to your organization. In addition, the design of a “narrative arc” will be described and correlated to calendaring strategies.

E-Newsletters for Nonprofits

Event Date(s): 
September 5, 2012

This live, collaborative and hands-on training will provide nonprofits a better understanding of how to start an email newsletter or incorporate best practices into a current email newsletter.

Registration is limited, so please register early. See you there!

Calendaring Messaging for your Nonprofit

Event Date(s): 
August 15, 2012

Is all of your online campaign and organizational messaging scheduled and tracked on a unified calendar that is visible to all stakeholders?

This live training will explain the process of creating and maintaining a messaging calendar, as well as the potential value to your organization.

Coordinating your Online Channels with a Publishing Matrix

Event Date(s): 
August 8, 2012

Ramp up your online communications with our no-cost, live workshop about how to coordinate your online communications at your nonprofit.

Many nonprofits find it confusing to manage and effectively coordinate organizational messages and campaigns across the several social media outlets, blogs, and communications channels that exist. This live training gives nonprofits a framework in which to look at different communications channels and develop an online communications strategy for their organization.

Upcoming Seminars and Webinars

We are excited to announce four no cost trainings available for nonprofits over the next month. Join us, either in person at the San Francisco Nonprofit Tech Center or online, for these trainings designed for non-profit organizations who are concerned with their online campaigning strategy and communications.

Shaping Shareable's Future

Event Date(s): 
July 27, 2012

We got a great chance to work with our friends at Shareable to Help Shape Shareable’s Future, while also prototyping more of our user engagement methodologies.

About 20 Shareable community members showed up at Happiness Institute to weigh in on what matters to them as Shareable evolves to better support the Sharing Movement.

Talk With Us on July 24 about Tracking Online Metrics!

Join us Tuesday, July 24th at 11:00am for a no cost webinar to walk through processes and tools that can help you track and measure how your online communications support your work.

The webinar is ideal for nonprofit staff working on communications at their organization.

UC Berkeley Labor Center Workshop 2012

We are excited to return to the UC Berkeley Labor Center for our annual 2-day workshop on June 28-29, 2012 talking about using online tools for organizing and communicating with your folks.

Check out @UCBLaborCenter on Twitter to keep in the loop on their latest happenings.

Below are the materials used during the workshop. Hope they are useful and please let us know if you have any questions!

 

 

 

Calaveras Child Care Council Retreat

We had a fabulous time at Murphys in Calaveras County on June 8, 2012 from 9am-3pm with the Calaveras Child Care Council. We talked social media and nonprofit communications for a day filled with lots of local stories, introductions to Twitter, and fun activities ;).

Below are the materials from the day. Please use and share as you like!

Coordinating your Online Channels Training Materials

Here are the training materials used during the Coordinating your Online Channels Seminar on May 31, 2012 at San Francisco Nonprofit Tech Center in San Francisco. We enjoyed meeting you and hope you found the training to be useful!

Coordinating Your Organization’s Cnline Channels

E-Newsletters for Nonprofits Materials

Thank you for attending the May 24, 2012 training, Email Newsletters for Nonprofits.

We hope you found the training useful and now have a better understanding of how to incorporate best practices into a current email newsletter.

The following are the materials used during the training. These materials are distributed under a Creative Commons license, and we encourage re-use, modification, and re-distribution in any situation where they may be useful.

June 2012 Webinars with Gunner

Gunner will be leading two webinars in June around nonprofit operations, security and privacy. Join us for the following webinars:

Taking Control of Your Online Identity

June 26th, 2012
11am - 12pm Pacific Time
Free

Sitting Down with BHC South Sac-town

Who doesn’t like waking up at 6am to travel to beautiful and exotic Sacramento to start off their week? That’s just what Matt, Misty and Jessica did on Monday, May 14, 2012 and we enjoyed every moment of the visit together to meet with the South Sacramento BHC Hub and our partners, Zero Divide.

Intro to Analytics for Nonprofits Materials

Thank you for attending the May 10, 2012 training, Introduction to Analytics.

We hope you found the training and discussion useful and now have a better understanding of how to track progress toward your communications goals.

The following are the materials used during the training. These materials are distributed under a Creative Commons license, and we encourage re-use, modification, and re-distribution in any situation where they may be useful.

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