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501 Talks Tech Trainings

Free training on important technology topics

The 501 Talks Tech training series is a free service for nonprofits covering a variety of technology topics. The focus is to expand the nonprofit sector’s use of technology by providing information, as well as free and low-cost tools, to increase community resources and improve outcomes. Each interactive workshop lasts one-to-four hours with the goal that participants walk away having learned something that can be directly applied to their nonprofit.

If you are interested in technology trainings, tools, and resources, register below, or you can check out presentation slides and resources from previous workshops in our Technology Knowledge Center.

Upcoming Trainings

You can look forward to recorded webinars and trainings periodically throughout the year. We'll update this page as more events are scheduled.

Microsoft Teams for Nonprofits

Design Thinking for Nonprofits: Creating Real Solutions to Real Problems

Design thinking is a framework, or process, that helps organizations and project leaders deliver innovative, inventive, and practical solutions to real problems. See slides from this design thinking workshop that provides tools and methods for developing empathy for your customers, creating a problem definition, identifying solutions and then evaluating the viability of those solutions.

Video Strategies that Boost Fundraising
Thursday, August 15 | 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. | Seattle, WA

Ready to make fundraising videos that boost donations?

The results are in: telling your organization’s story through video can drive fundraising event goals and increase traffic to your social media channels and website. You know video needs to be part of your marketing mix, but how do you tap into this tool to help amp up engagement and reinforce your mission?

Hand Crank Films is an experienced and recommended consultant found in 501 Commons' Nonprofit Resource Directory. For more information and to attend, register on Eventbrite.

Project Management for Nonprofits
Thursday, September 12 | Time TBA | Seattle, WA

Registration coming soon.

More About 501 Talks Tech Trainings

These small-scale events are directed for community members and small-budget nonprofits. Trainings range from application overviews to more focused methods of tech use. Tech usage will be communicated comfortably for various skill levels. Specific training topics will be based on common tech needs and related challenges of the nonprofit community.

For information on previous trainings, please visit the Technology Knowledge Center. Our most recent webinars are on YouTube: Changes happening to Google AdWords and Maximizing Google Ad Grants.

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If you are interested in leading a training session, please read more about the Technology Trainer position.