Our previous trainings have taught Greater Atlanta nonprofits the do’s and don’ts of websites and the basics of WordPress. So, what is the next step in creating a successful and engaging nonprofit website?
Well, first you need to figure out bring more people to your nonprofit’s website. Specifically, how to bring supporters, volunteers, donors, and clients to your website.
This is where our next training, Intro to SEO for Nonprofits comes in. SEO or search engine optimization is the process and steps to ensure your nonprofit’s website shows up near the top of web searches.
During this free introductory course, on Wednesday August 6th from 10-11:30am, a digital marketing professional will share valuable tips and strategies to demonstrate how your nonprofit can navigate the basics of SEO. Throughout the training you will learn basic tools, strategies, and tips to get started with SEO immediatly.
In addition, discover how to leverage keywords, web content, links, and social media to your advantage for SEO. After this training you will walk away with a basic understanding of SEO, practical tips you can put into action, and effective free or low cost SEO strategies.
HandsOn Tech’s next training, Data For Social Good: Neighborhood Nexus will take place July 16th from 10-11:30am at the Hands On Atlanta Office. This training will be taught by Tahmida Shamsuddin, director of Neighborhood Nexus.
Neighborhood Nexus is a free web-based community information system, mapping, and data analysis tool available to everyone. During this free hands-on introductory class, you will learn how your nonprofit can use Neighborhood Nexus to:
- Use data, information and the right analytic tools to tell your story
- Measure the health of your community and compare it to the rest of the metro Atlanta region
- Uncover the information you need to make decisions to engage and improve your community
- Discover compelling data for grant writing
- Bring useful insights about your community to the people who need them the most
Come and discover how to use technology to:
- Translate your mission into a brand message.
- Promote your organization to the public and potential donors.
- Develop your slogan, tag line or memorable messaging. Create an integrated marketing campaign strategy wheel.
- Understand the power of marketing conversion and acquisition.
Check out HandsOn Tech Atlanta’s next training on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Hands On Atlanta.
All the experts say you need email marketing for your nonprofit organization, but why? How can you make sure it’s effective?
During this free training you will:
- Explore permission-based email marketing tactics
- Learn best practices
- Discover how your nonprofit can use the popular email service provider MailChimp to gain valuable information about your list members and campaigns
- And more!
Maurice Cherry will lead this training. Cherry is creative principal at 3eighteen media, a design and consulting agency in Atlanta, GA. Over the past decade, his client roster has included companies like AT&T, WebMD, NASA, Grady Memorial Hospital, and the United Way. Maurice was named one of Atlanta’s “Power 30 Under 30″ in the field of Science and Technology by the Apex Society, and was named as one of HP’s “50 Tech Tastemakers” in conjunction with Black Web 2.0.
Register for our next training, “WordPress 201 for Nonprofits”, taught by Maurice Cherry from 3eighteen media on Wednesday April 9, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Hands on Atlanta.
During this more advanced WordPress training:
- You’ll dive deeper into plugins and themes,
- Learn more about widgets,
- Explore the Media Library, AND
- Take part in a Q&A session to get specific, targeted solutions to your pressing WordPress problems.
HandsOn Tech Atlanta is excited to announce that Maurice Cherry, talented presenter and experienced WordPress expert, will lead our next nonprofit tech training, WordPress 101 and Q&A for Nonprofits on February 5th from 10:00am to 11:30am. Cherry is creative principal at 3eighteen media, a local design and consulting agency and has presented with HandsOn Tech Atlanta on both Website and Email Do’s and Don’ts.
This training will cover the basics of WordPress from a nonprofit perspective and will include a Q&A session to address any of your specific WordPress questions. So, come learn how your nonprofit can utilize one of the world’s most popular content management systems for websites – WordPress. So whether you’re just being introduced or you’re an experienced WordPress user, this training has something for you!
Register for the training HERE
Be sure to check out HandsOn Tech Atlanta’s next training, Intro To One Today: Google’s Fundraising App on Tuesday January 14 from 10-11:00am at Hands On Atlanta. You will learn how to raise money and awareness for your organization’s mission through this free training on Google’s new One Today App
During this training you will learn how your organization can easily utilize the free One Today App to expand your donor base, increase awareness of your cause, and raise money for your mission. One Today is an innovative Android App that makes fundraising social. The app enables users to donate $1 a day to a nonprofit or match others’ donations. Your donations grow as users invite their networks to contribute to your cause via social media. At this training you will learn how to register for the app, create a campaign, and start raising money.
Space is limited, so reserve your seat by registering here: www.todayapp.eventbrite.com
Last Tuesday, HandsOn Tech Atlanta hosted a training, Website Do’s and Don’ts: How to Create An Engaging Nonprofit Website, lead by local web and graphic designer Maurice Cherry. Cherry shared many free tools, great website tips, and taught the attendees how they can turn their nonprofit’s website into a tool that engages donors, inspires action, and delivers results. Because of his background as creative principal at 3eighteen media, a local design and consulting agency, Cherry was able to include many great examples and experiences.
We hope all the nonprofit attendees will be able to implement many of the website do’s, tips, and tools covered in this training to turn their website into a showcase for their nonprofit. If you missed the presentation or would like a refresher, click here to see the presentation.
Don’t forget to register for HandsOn Tech’s next training, Web Analytics Basics: How to Demystify Your Nonprofit’s Website on Tuesday December 3 from 10-11:30 A.M. This training builds on many of the topics covered in the Website Do’s and Don’ts training and will show you how your nonprofit can use web analytics to collect, analyze, and act on valuable information and data about your website. Space is limited so register here to reserve your seat.
Your nonprofit’s website is up and running, but have you ever wondered:
How many visitors are coming to your website?
How did they get there?
What actions do they take once they arrive?
Web analytics can answer these and many other questions and our training on December 3 from 10-11:30am at Hands On Atlanta will show you how. During this training, you will learn how your nonprofit can utilize web analytics to collect, analyze, and act on valuable information and data about your website. The information collected through web analytics provides valuable insight into what PR efforts drive most traffic, how visitors use your website, and whether your website is meeting organizational goals. In addition, you will discover free web analytics tools and useful key performance indicators to track progress, so your nonprofit can easily put web analytics into action.
HandsOn tech is excited to have a talented local professional present this training. Meier is a partner at CliXelerate LLC, an online marketing and eCommerce consulting company in Woodstock, GA. She helps businesses and nonprofits achieve online success through online marketing, SEO, and website architecture improvements. Meier also has enterprise-level experience working for companies like eBay and Exodus Communications.
Space is limited, so be sure to register here to reserve your seat or click the image below to register.
This morning HandsOn Tech Atlanta hosted our second training, The Power of Email Marketing for Nonprofits, presented by R. Pamela Adams. Adams is a local entrepreneur, Internet marketing professional, and former Constant Contact Regional Development Director. Adams’ presentation covered various email marketing tips, including how to create emails that will inspire action, how to create an engaging subject line, how to grow and maintain a strong permission based email list, and much more. The presentation also discussed how email marketing software such as Constant Contact can allow nonprofits to make visually appealing emails, easily follow SPAM laws, and learn from past results to improve efforts.
We hope this training helped the attendees learn how their nonprofit can more effectively communicate with donors, volunteers, supporters through email. Thank you to everyone who attended and a special thanks to R. Pamela Adams for presenting.
Be sure to check out our next workshop, “Website Do’s and Don’ts: How to Create an Engaging Website”. Register now!