- Security Awareness At Home
This talk will cover security threats, vulnerabilities, exploits, and countermeasures as well as what each of these mean, how to recognize them, and some tips to keep home networks safe for business use. Jahzeer Terrell is an IT Security Associate at Tech Impact in Philadelphia, PA. He is passionate about creating simple, efficient solutions for those who feel overwhelmed by the field of IT so that they can relax, take charge, and enjoy their user experience. Zoom link will show upon complete registration. Please register using your name (not initials) so that we can recognize and let you in from waiting room. Meeting will open at 6:50 and start at 7:00- we finish no later than 8:15.
- Turbocharge your Toolbox: Jamboard, Google Sites, and Trello
As we learn new tools and new ways to use online tools, we share with our NCTech4Good community. This meetup will be a hands-on discussion/exploration of 3 tools: 1. Jamboard for engagement 2. Google Sites as a board portal, 3. Trello for project management. TIME: Zoom link will open at 6:50, Meeting starts @ 7, ends by 8:15pm PRESENTERS: We have 3 folks who will take you on a journey through a tool and how they’ve used this, what they’ve learned and some tips for you. Our presenters are: Kyle DeGood, https://www.linkedin.com/in/kyle-degood-444a3565/ Founder/CEO of the DeGood Foundation in VA, Deron Tse, https://www.linkedin.com/in/djtse/ technology consultant to nonprofits in NC and Jeanne Allen, https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeanneallennc/ consultant and trainer in Strategy, Leadership and Innovation for nonprofits and NCTech4Good organizer. NOTE If you have other tools /platforms that you’ve either used or are curious about, send in an email with the topic and we’ll put that into a future meeting. We’d love to have you share your idea at a future meeting. REGISTRATION: 1. ZOOM link available to registrants- This will be immediately available on meetup site upon registration 2. Please register with a name, not initials, so that we can more easily identify you and let you into the Zoom meeting. Thanks for understanding. 3. Registration closes at 5pm on day of event.
- Design your way to efficient data management
ZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84009733930 If your organization constantly struggles with low-quality data, whether it’s incorrect or incomplete, chances are that there is an underlying usability issue—or several. We’ll go over basic usability principles that can help you identify opportunities for improvement, cover a few ways to make it easier to talk about complicated processes with a variety of stakeholders, and discuss ways to incorporate user experience methods into your toolbox to improve the process of managing data for everyone involved. We've snagged Janice Chan, the ROCK STAR from NTEN's Nonprofit Tech Certificate program, to lead our discussion. Janice consults (shiftandscaffold.com) and teaches data management. She applies user research and service design to help people collaborate more effectively and focus on their missions. Her key themes are communication across disciplines, managing projects with cross-functional teams, data and knowledge management, process development, instructional design, and community building. A great mix of info + a great presenter. Join us for sure on this one! All registrants will receive Zoom link approximately 5:30 on the night of the event.
- Mindful Leadership in Difficult Times
The year 2020 came in with a bang. Our plans were put on hold, our lives were changed. We all ended up with Zoom fatigue trying to satisfy our human need for social contact and social change. As a tech leader, what are you doing for yourself and your team to build resiliency and compassion in times of uncertainty? Let's explore what we can do to open ourselves up and reflect how we create a limited mindset that resists flexibility in those times when we need it the most. We will unpack the concept of mindful leadership, and how we can cultivate skills necessary for clarity, trust, and inclusion. Once you see the limitations of your perceptions, your world will open for greater alignment of your work to your life and to those for whom you are responsible. We will include time for a short practice and discussion led by a certified mindfulness teacher and facilitator. REGISTRATION CLOSES 4:00pm on day of. Zoom link will be sent to registrants on Wed after 4- check your spam if you can't find it. We use a waiting room to ensure only those registered can enter, for security and safety reasons. Discussion leader: Dori Kelner, a credentialed meditation teacher and facilitator, is our guide. She recently left her technology career to take on new challenges. You can learn more about Dori, and her company, Insightful Culture, at: https://insightfulculture.com
- Best Practices for Working From Home
Since most NCTech4Good members are currently working from home, Ash Shepherd, Chief Program Officer at NTEN (https://www.nten.org/) will facilitate a free online discussion on how to work effectively from a home office. He will share data from recent surveys and insights from the courses he leads to spark an interactive conversation about transitioning to a telework environment. Ash has been in love with the nonprofit sector for over two decades, where he has worked in the areas of conservation, environmental education, social work, technology consulting, project management, and program development. Prior to joining the NTEN staff, he was an active member of the NTEN Community, serving as a co-organizer of Portland’s Nonprofit Tech Club, completing a three-year term on the NTEN: Change Journal’s Editorial Committee, facilitating various lab events, volunteering and presenting at the NTC. Ash earned a B.S. from the University of Montana in Resource Management and a Masters in Environment and Development from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa. He is a well respected public speaker and has developed numerous nonprofit resources. Outside of work Ash enjoys exploring the outdoors with his family and searching for the “perfect piece of pie." Registration will close at 5:00 PM EST on June 17, two hours before the event. If you haven't received your link to join the Zoom meeting by 6:00 PM EST, please email Stephen Kennedy at [masked]. Thank you for participating!
- Promising Practices for Effective Online Meetings
All our meetings have moved online, and now we're all ready to share and learn ways to increase the engagement and sharing in these meetings? Join us to discuss promising practices you've seen or used in online meetings: what tools are you using, what methods have increased engagement. Jeanne Allen will share some ideas and moderate the discussion. We'll all leave able to have better online meetings. Those who sign up will receive the zoom link for the meeting on Wednesday afternoon
- VIRTUAL: Community Isn't Cancelled! Tips and Hacks with WFH (working from home)
Join in an open community share-a-thon. What's working and what's your hack for working from home? Let's share ideas and learn from each other. This will be a lightly facilitated open discussion. Check back shortly for sign in info. We'll be on Zoom, but need to have security processes. SIGN IN INFO FORTHCOMING. If you signup, you will definitely receive the signin info.
- Digital Equality and Access for All
Today, nearly 20% of Americans live with a disability — and digital content is difficult or impossible for them to navigate, understand and consume. Digitally equitable content is designed to create a universal experience that is inclusive of people who are blind or visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing, or those with cognitive and/or physical disabilities, such as the inability to use a mouse. When organizations see people with disabilities use their website, it raises empathy and awareness of accessibility issues. Therefore, we will demonstrate how blind users navigate the web, using assistive technology, and share best practices for making your website accessible for all people! Please join us for free pizza at 6:30 followed by the presentation at 7:00-8:00 and open dialogue/networking at 8:00-8:30. Please RSVP so that we know how much pizza to order, and bring your own non-alcoholic drink. Presenter: John G. Samuel is an innovative business development expert, with over thirteen years of experience building strategic partnerships, designing profitable business models, and transforming organizations around the world. He is currently leading the technology service strategy for LCI, one of the largest employers of Americans who are blind, with responsibility for building the new LCI Tech business. He has a proven record of accomplishment of leading startup initiatives, most recently helping build Homestrings – Movement Capital, an USAID backed crowdfunding platform, and previously starting a Joint Venture in Cameroon for Aster, a global telecom infrastructure company, where he generated over $45 million in revenue and brought internet access to millions of people across Africa. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from North Carolina State University, Poole College of Management and a Master of Business Administration from The George Washington University, School of Business. John is a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC).
- NCTech4Good Holiday Celebration
The holidays are approaching, so we invite you to join NCTech4Good for some fun, networking, food, and drinks. We will provide the appetizers! Come share, laugh, and inspire others as you make new friends (or reconnect with old ones) and meet fellow “nptechies.” We’re passionate about using technology to do good, and we can’t do it alone! We will meet for our holiday gathering on Wednesday, December 18, at 7:00 PM at the Carolina Ale House in Cary: 2240 Walnut St, Cary, NC 27518. Our NCTech4Good leaders look forward to seeing you there!