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In this issue:

March 11, 2002

Gateway Donates Olympic Computers

HP Recalls  Power Cords

What We Recommend

How Was 2001? Complete Our Survey

Grow Your Organization

Attention All Techies! Come to Roundup 2002

Verizon Wants You to Apply for Free Training! 

Register for Upcoming Classes

Free Technology Management Seminars

Winter 2002 Schedule






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Gateway Donates Olympic Computers

In support of their commitment to socially responsible corporate citizenship, following the completion of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Gateway will donate up to 4,500 computers.

Grant consideration is limited to eligible organizations recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a nonprofit entity, with priority given to schools and community centers whose programs help enhance access to technology for traditionally under-served communities.

Visit and sign up to be notified when the application is posted online. We will also make the announcement in this update. 


HP Recalls Printer Power Cords

HP has sent a recall notice for the following printers: 

DeskJet 800 series, 900 series
Photosmart 1000 series, 1100 series, 1200 series, 1300 series

This affects only power cords which are gray and which have Longwell imprinted on the cord and/or prong area. 

If you have any of these, please visit for more information about their recall program:


We Are Still Accepting Surveys!

As a follow-up to the Financial Realities in 2002 conference, the Center for Nonprofit Excellence and Info Line are surveying nonprofits to determine the impact of the events of 2001 on their organizations. Our goal is to identify what we can learn from each other for 2002 planning. Please make sure your organization has submitted a completed survey by March 20th.

To complete the survey online, go to

If you do not have internet access, call 330-315-1335 and we will fax you a copy.

We really appreciate your help with this!!


Grow Your Organization, Grow Your Community
March 28-29, Gardner Student Center at the University of Akron

The Housing Network with Second National Bank and The University of Akron Center for Policy Studies present the Third Annual Housing Symposium on March 28 & 29. Grow your organization, Grow your community features workshops to help you expand your organization, add programs, and network with other groups who are beneficial to your organization and your mission. The registration fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch, parking, and a conference packet.

For more information, including workshop topics and guest speakers, visit or call 330-253-3370.


Attention All Techies! 
Come to Roundup 2002!

April 12 - 14, Orlando FL

If you are responsible for your organization's technology, consider attending Roundup 2002. This is an annual conference for anyone working in nonprofit technology -- a great opportunity to meet peers and build relationships; ask questions; share resources and ideas;, and learn more about what's happening in the field.

For more information, visit


Verizon Funds Training

The Verizon Foundation—the philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications-is helping northeast Ohio nonprofits improve their use of computer technology by paying for their Project Connect training. Each eligible organization can apply for training for 3 staff members per organization; 3 classes per application; 3 applications per year. For directions on completing the application, visit


What We Recommend

Computers 2: Increasing Your Efficiency is highly recommended for anyone who has not taken a basic computer course. Topics include:

Preventative Maintenance (When was the last time you defragged your computer?)
Organizing Your Files
Using Windows Explorer
Customizing Your Computer
Using the Control Panel

If you've been using a computer but think you aren't using it to its full advantage, then this course is definitely for you!!


Register for Upcoming Classes

Register for upcoming classes as soon as possible. Call 330-315-1335 and ask for Jennifer or e-mail . Cost is $40 per person for staff and volunteers of member organizations;$60 per person staff and volunteers of non-member organizations.

Introduction to Computers: The Basics
03/13/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Introduction to Computers: Increasing Your Efficiency
03/20/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Word 1: Document & Formatting Basics
03/19/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Word 2: Tables, Merges & Macros
03/26/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Microsoft Excel 1: Spreadsheet Basics
03/21/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Microsoft Excel 2: Formulas
03/28/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon


FREE Technology Management Seminars ... But you still have to register!

Mission-Critical Processes: How Can Technology Help Improve Them? 
03/27/2002 - 1:00 - 4:00 PM 
How is your organization handling mission-critical processes such as client tracking, outcome measurement, fund-raising and communicating with your constituencies? This seminar will help identify your strengths and weaknesses, available and needed resources, and plans for improving your processes through technology and connectivity.


Winter 2002 Schedule

To view the Winter 2002 scheduled, visit

If you would like us to mail you a newsletter with the most recent schedule and a list of all our services, please call us at 330-315-1335. 


As always, we are interested in hearing from you to learn how we can best meet your technology and connectivity needs. Give us a call at 330-315-1335 or e-mail us at

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