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March 26, 2002

Free Online Donation Service

Register Now for the OANO Conference

Free Technology Management Seminars

Gateway Donates Olympic Computers

Verizon Wants You to Apply for Free Training! 

Register for Upcoming Classes

Spring 2002 Schedule






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Network for Good Offers Free Online Donation Service

Nonprofits with a Web site can use the Network for Good Giving System to collect donations by simply linking to their nonprofit's donation page from Network for Good. 

Charities receive 100% of the donations.
Nonprofits pay no fees or costs. 
Donors receive records of contributions for tax purposes.

Visit their website to see if it can help your organization:

Be sure to read the disclaimer about registering in multiple states.


Register for the OANO Conference: 
Inspired Leadership for Challenging Times

May 9 - 10 • Columbus, OH 

Stedman Graham—motivational speaker, chief executive officer of Stedman Graham Associates, and adjunct professor at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University—will be the keynote speaker at OANO's eighth annual statewide management and leadership conference. 

This year the conference theme is "Inspired Leadership for Challenging Times." The event will be held May 9-10 in Columbus, at the historic Westin Great Southern Hotel. Sessions start at 9 a.m., May 9, and run until 3:00 p.m., May 10. 

Other nationally-known speakers presenting at the conference include Delena Wilkerson, executive director of Chicago's Nonprofit Financial Center (, and Judith O'Connor, president and chief executive officer of BoardSource (formerly the National Center for Nonprofit Boards), located in Washington, D.C. ( 

Topics to be covered in workshops and panel discussions include fundraising, leadership transition, capacity building, financial ratios, corporate/nonprofit relationships, technology, and many others. Informal roundtable discussions will be held during breakfast on May 10, which will give participants an opportunity to interact with presenters and service providers. 

For a complete and continually updated listing, visit

The Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the effectiveness of Ohio's nonprofit sector. Founded in 1994, OANO currently has more than 450 member nonprofit organizations representing a broad cross-section of Ohio's nonprofit sector. Benefits of OANO membership include group purchasing and discount opportunities; conferences, workshops, and networking events throughout the state; and participation in OANO's public policy program, expanded as the result of a recent three-year funding commitment from national foundations. Visit


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. 


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


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
04/09/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Introduction to Computers 2: Increasing Your Efficiency
04/17/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Introduction to the Internet
04/10/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Microsoft Outlook
04/18/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Word 1: Document & Formatting Basics
04/23/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Word 2: Tables, Merges & Macros
04/30/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Microsoft Excel 1: Spreadsheet Basics
04/24/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Microsoft Excel 2: Formulas
05/01/2002 - 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.

Securing your Organization's Technology Assets
Presented by Dan Shepherd, Microsoft Corporation
04/24/2002 - 1:00 - 4:00 PM

In today's world, your organization's technology assets are under attack from multiple fronts. Hackers, viruses, and users pose a threat to the security of your technology and your organization's confidential data. Organizations of all sizes find ways to remain productive while mitigating their risks and protecting their systems. This session will discuss some of the different risks and how to guard yourself and your systems. 

The impact of not being secure
How systems are compromised
Hackers, viruses, and end users
The pieces of a secure computing environment 
Getting secure and staying secure, your protection plan


Spring 2002 Schedule Announced

To view the Spring 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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