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501 Talks Tech

This program’s focus is to increase 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 for nonprofits across Washington state.

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

Our 501 Talks Tech Trainings

The 501 Talks Tech training series is a free service for nonprofits covering a variety of technology topics. The focus is to increase 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 for nonprofits across Washington state. Each interactive workshop lasts for one to four hours, with the goal that participants walk away having learned something that can be directly applied to their nonprofit.

Upcoming Training

Video Strategies that Boost Fundraising
Wednesday, October 10 | 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, a member of 501 Commons' Nonprofit Resource Directory, will cover the best tips for harnessing video across all budget and resource levels and how to find your best story.

This training will:

  • Provide an overview of video planning and strategy to help meet fundraising goals
  • Highlight tools for finding your agency's unique story
  • Review video production costs and options for funding your video
  • Explain video distribution and marketing channels
  • PLUS! DIY: Provide a step-by-step tutorial on how to plan your own video, how to conduct interviews and a ‘show and tell’ of basic camera gear needed for filming.

Intended audience: Marketing managers and directors, executive directors, and anyone wanting to make a bigger impact with video in the nonprofit space.

All nonprofits are welcome to participate in this training – no experience or background in video production is required.

Video is a powerful way to tell the unique, heart-driven message of your organization to help move the needle on your fundraising, outreach, awareness, and donor goals! So don't miss this engaging and informative training that promises to help you harness the power of video to further your organization's reach and donor participation!

To register for this workshop, please click here, and click here for parking & transit information.

Looking Ahead

You can look forward to recorded webinars and trainings periodically throughout the year!

We'll update this page as more events are scheduled.

More about our 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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Request a Training

Please let us know which technology topics or tools you’d like to learn more about! Complete a brief survey or share your suggestion with jim@501commons.org.

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