We host meetings every 4-8 weeks that have a 30-45 minute educational segment on a technology topic and then an hour+ of breakout sessions where Technology volunteers work with nonprofits on any current technology questions, issues, strategy, etc. around websites, databases (organizing, filtering, reporting on data), infrastructure/tech support, software questions, social media, information security, etc.
5 primary ways nonprofits can benefit from Techies for Good volunteers:
1. Overall technology audit/health assessment
2. Fixing small issues/bugs (EX. functionality on your website might be broken and need to be fixed/troubleshot)
3. Website additions/enhancements - small additions, like integrating PayPal or social media or adding a webpage/content, that could be accomplished in under an hour!
4. Education - Learning how to do certain things, like maintain website, utilize social media, etc.
5. New website or website overhaul/redesign - we only do this once a year, during our web development days, and nonprofits selected for these days have to have attended at least 2 Techies for Good meetings to be eligible
***To benefit from Techies for Good, you have to attend our MeetUp events/meetings!***
Know any nonprofits who need technology help? Invite them to this group!
How consistent and compelling are the messages you’re sending to potential donors, volunteers, and community members?
In this session, we’ll discuss how to get the most bang for your buck out of your communications, with an emphasis on email outreach and newsletters. Discussion topics will include:
1.) How to develop well-crafted communications, including tips for subject lines and calls to action
2.) Using the art of storytelling to engage your audience and prompt a response
3.) Benchmarks and guidelines to track standard metrics such as open rates and click-throughs
4.) How to utilize A/B testing to improve your results
5.) Available tools (many free!) to help you distribute and track communications
1. Nikki L., Vice President, Client Success at ClearEdge Marketing
2. Jennifer B., Senior Strategist and Content Developer at ClearEdge Marketing