Accidental Techie: How to Support Your Nonprofit Without an IT Background (3 Part Webinar Series)

Apr 27, 2017 01:00pm -
May 12, 2017 02:30pm

Event Details

Event Description

Accidental Techie: How to Support Your Nonprofit Without an IT Background
Three Part Webinar Series

Webinar 1: Thursday, April 27
Webinar 2: Thursday, May 4
Webinar 3: Thursday, May 11

All Webinars will run from 1:00PM – 2:30PM

Presented By: Joshua Peskay, Vice President of Technology Strategy, RoundTable Technology

Offered in Partnership with:

Nearly every small nonprofit has a staffer who stumbled into being the go-to techie around the office. They often have little training—just a good head for technology and the patience to deal with the many issues that come up in a busy office.

Are you one of these “accidental techies”? This course is designed to give you a boost—in knowledge, resources, and confidence—to help you embrace your role and thrive as an intentional techie. Over three weeks, we’ll show you how to get through the big and small IT issues that most nonprofits face.

Throughout this course, you will:

  • Familiarize yourself with the basics of your organization’s infrastructure.
  • Learn the fundamentals of networking and backing up shared files.
  • Discover best practices of an effective software administrator.
  • Explore new software options.
  • Review security risks and safety principles.
  • Discuss technology planning and how to help organizations get what they need from their technology resources.
  • Learn how to keep IT responsibilities from taking over your job.

We’ll provide you with articles prior to each session to help you get started thinking about the topic. In addition, between each session, participants will complete worksheets to help them make progress within their own organization.

Whether you’ve been figuring out IT issues on the fly for years or had IT greatness thrust upon you, this course can save time, improve the effectiveness of your existing technology, and build a solid foundation to tackle future IT challenges.

Registration and payment to be completed via Idealware’s website – use discount code – PA2017

$95 – PANO Members - Use Discount Code: PA2017
$120 –
Regular Price

Registration and payment to be completed via Idealware’s website.

Three Part Webinar Agenda:
April 27: Hardware Infrastructure Basics
Computers, printers, phones, routers—there are a lot of gadgets that can turn glitchy. This session will cover the basics you need to know about the various pieces of hardware in a typical office and review common troubleshooting techniques to keep them up and running. We’ll also look at what you need to know to network computers, keep them connected, and reliably back up files.

May 4: Managing Software and Security
How do you decide what software to choose when there are hundreds of options, each with their own unique features? And once you’ve chosen a software package, how do you manage it so that your organization gets what it needs and is protected from security threats? We’ll answer these questions and more by reviewing frameworks to choose and administer your organization’s software.

May 11: The Human Side of Technology
IT isn’t just IT. A big part of the job is working directly with people—both to fix small problems and undertake long-term planning. We’ll help you develop strategies for leading large-scale technology projects and pass on tips from our own in-house IT expert on the best ways to work one-on-one with your colleagues.

Registration and payment to be completed via Idealware’s website – use discount code – PA2017

Testimonials from Past Participants in Idealware Courses:

“Idealware made it fun to tackle the issues we have.”

“Very informative and in a format I can easily share and explain to co-workers.”

“Good information in this course, it made me realize just how much work, as an organization, we have to do.”

“Excellent—covered a range of possibilities based on cost, resources, and priorities. Lets me know how to talk with others in the organization about what we can do now and plan for in the future.”

“As always—great content, very understandable delivery, and well worth my time to attend.”

“I think this webinar is great. It's very helpful to have concrete items to achieve before the next class (i.e., homework), and also to be given really clear instruction. Thank you!”

“This was a great webinar. I learned a lot. You really make it feel doable. Thank you!”

“With the clean layout of the conference template, I easily followed along and used the chat box to participate.”

“Excellent format. Very clear and concise. I feel I have some good tools to move forward with.”


Event Type:Webinar
Early registration ends on Mar 21, 2017.
Regular registration starts on Mar 22, 2017 and ends on Apr 27, 2017.
Late registration starts on Apr 28, 2017.
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