By Julie Clark

As we’ve all found out over the last few weeks, technology plays an essential role in how we do our work – how we collaborate as a team, how we fundraise, how we track and measure data.  At BVU, we’ve engaged Tech Impact to provide our managed IT services and help us strategize about how technology can help us strengthen our work connecting nonprofits and businesses.  As a nonprofit themselves, they understand us and work to ensure that all nonprofits, no matter what size or mission, can use technology to improve our world.

In the next week, they have several different free webinars coming up.  Here are a few that piqued my interest.

Many of us are trying to figure out how to track our data.  The Salesforce CRM has a nonprofit component that can help you manage donations, constituents, and programs.  Check out this webinar to learn more.

Salesforce Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP)

Thursday, May 28, 2:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern 

This webinar reviews the out-of-the-box functionality of the software, licensing, and implementation considerations. Register

Digital Media Production on a Shoestring Budget

Tuesday, June 2, 1:00 – 2:00 PM Eastern 

This webinar will walk participants through the tools and best practices they’ll need to effectively create, shoot, edit, and publish videos and podcasts on a shoestring budget. Register

Telling your nonprofit’s story through videos and podcasts is an important way to convey the power of your mission in action.  Learn tips and tricks in this webinar.

Collaboration & Sharing Using Microsoft Teams

Tuesday, June 2, 2:30 – 3:30 PM Eastern 

Teams brings messages, files, people, and tools into a single app in Office 365. This webinar will cover the functionality of Microsoft Teams and how it fits into the rest of Office 365. Register

We have gotten really used to using Teams for our internal staff meetings, but I’m sure we’re not using the full functionality of the application.  This webinar will give you ideas on how to make the most of this collaborative tool.