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HandsOn Tech Chicago

Nonprofit Training Schedule

Salesforce for Nonprofits

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Oct. 12, 11:00 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m.

The United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

560 W Lake Street

Chicago, IL 60661

Does your organization rely on antiquated methods for tracking contacts, clients, and donors? Do you use several different databases that aren't cohesive? If you are considering moving to a unified database system, attend HandsOn Tech's workshop on Salesforce.com, a leading cloud-based CRM and database tool that offers five free enterprise licenses for nonprofits. This workshop will provide an introduction to Salesforce and describe how it could be used by nonprofits to organize their data in useful ways.

Register at: http://goo.gl/BbbkP

The training will take place at The United Way's offices on 560 W Lake St, Chicago, IL.

Google Apps

Oct. 24, 10:00 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.

Google's Office

20 W Kinzie Street

Chicago, IL 60610

Does your organization need better internal communication, and are you able to collaborate in real time, share easily, and work from anywhere? Attend HandsOn Tech Chicago's training session on Google Apps, a free-for-nonprofits office and productivity suite similar in function to Microsoft Office, and learn how. This training will provide an overview of Google's cloud-based Apps, including Gmail, Google Docs and Google Calendar. Participants will learn how to effectively use these services to save time and headaches. Taught by Google employees at Google's offices in downtown Chicago, this free training is filling up quickly, so sign up now!

Register at: http://goo.gl/CzxnB

The training will take place at Google's offices on 20 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL.

Nonprofit Training Schedule

WordPress

Nov. 2, 11:00 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m.

The United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

560 W Lake Street

Chicago, IL 60661

Have you ever wondered why, of the 1 million most visited websites run on content management systems (CMS), almost 55% are powered by WordPress? Come to HandsOn Tech's next workshop and receive an introduction to WordPress. No experience or tech skills required! This workshop is tailored for beginners interested in creating a website that is easy for any nonprofit professional to manage. Participants will learn how to create a new WordPress website, install themes, and edit content. WordPress is one of the easiest Content Management Systems to use. Join us and see why!

Register at: http://goo.gl/79GQY

The training will take place at The United Way's offices on 560 W Lake St, Chicago, IL.

Online Marketing

Nov. 8, 3:00 -- 4:30 p.m.

Arlington Heights Memorial Library

500 N Dunton Avenue

Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Do you have an effective website? Does your website attract as much attention as it should? Most people use search engines to find businesses and causes that they are interested in, but many small nonprofits can be underrepresented online. Come to our training on online marketing and learn how to turn your website into a highly-effective marketing tool! You will learn about search engine optimization, the practice of tuning your website to return prominent search results on search engines such as Google, and other ways to drive people to your site and motivate them to become donors, volunteers, or both!

Register at: http://goo.gl/jEFG3

The training will take place at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library- Hendrickson Room South, 500 N Dunton Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL.

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