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In this issue:

June 17, 2002

New Project Coordinator

CTF Seeks Funding Proposals

Think Membership

Where to Turn Now Available

New Listserv Test

Verizon Wants You to Apply for Free Training! 

Register for Upcoming Classes

Summer 2002 Schedule 






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Please Welcome Lynnette Siaradzki, Our New Project Coordinator

We are pleased to announce that Info Line has hired Lynnette Siaradzki as Coordinator for Project Connect. Her many duties will include registering staff for classes, answering the technical support hotline, and working with you to improve your use of technology and connectivity.

Siaradzki, a graduate from the University of Connecticut, has spent the last 12 years in technology support. She has conducted technology instruction for many local businesses in the Cleveland and Akron areas. She managed and supervised operations for a consulting company which provided technology education solutions for customers in the Columbus area. She coordinated and ran a helpdesk and training implementation project for a company in Kent. Most recently, she worked with primary school teachers in a local district to incorporate technology training into their classroom curriculum.

As her background indicates, Lynnette brings with her a strong set of technology skills and a great enthusiasm for nonprofit support. She is sure to push Project Connect forward in new directions. We hope you get to work with her in the near future. 


Community Technology Fund Seeks Innovative Uses of Technology in the Community

The Community Technology Fund of Ohio is now accepting grant applications for the third and final grant round. Applications must be received by Friday, September 20, 2002.

CTF Ohio was established to help low-income urban and rural communities, and the organizations that serve those communities, effectively use computer and telecommunications technology. They will fund projects aimed at using this technology to build community, further community economic development and improve health and education in low-income urban and rural communities. They will fund twenty Project Grants at up to $10,000 each and eight Service Grants at up to $50,000 each.

For more information, visit www.ctfohio.org


Where to Turn: Order Your Directory of Area Health & Human Services

Info Line, Inc. is proud to present the 2002 edition of its Where to Turn directory, the directory of health and human services for Akron, Summit County, and the surrounding region.

The directory contains critical information regarding how to find and use hundreds of essential community services and resources.

Proven to be valuable to a wide variety of people experiencing a wide range of needs and concerns.
Each entry includes the name, address, phone number(s) and a brief description of the organization and its services.
Included are a service index to find agencies that provide the services you need and a site index to find a location that is part of a parent organization.
Info Line does not rate, recommend or endorse any organization or service listed in this directory or in its database. This information is provided simply as a public service.

Technology has allowed us to lower our prices! These directories, formerly sold for $45.00, are now only $25.00* each! 

Plus $4.00 shipping and handling or pick up your order & save the S&H charges. 
Plus $1.44 Ohio sales tax or proof of tax exempt status

Order forms available by calling 330-762-5627 and asking for Tracy Williams.


Testing a New Listserv Program

You might notice one major difference in this update: no advertising!! We have just purchased a new server and software to host our own listservs and we are testing it now. Please let us know what you think and if you encounter any problems with this message. Thanks!!


Now's a Good Time to Think Membership!

Project Connect Membership offers nonprofit organizations the opportunity to receive full benefit from all the services that Project Connect offers.

  1. Unlimited access to the technical support hotline Monday-Friday, 1:00-4:00 PM 
  2. Free classes … see chart below 
  3. Classes at $40 instead of $60 
  4. Free repeats 
  5. Laptop and projector rentals at $50 instead of $60 per day 
  6. Consulting at $60 instead of $100 
  7. Use of group technical support contract hours 
  8. The Project Connect White Paper Series 
  9. Any assessment tools we develop 
  10. The ability to tell funders that you are a member of Project Connect

We think that the most valuable benefit is the technical support hotline. So much time is wasted by trying to find the best way to do something ... when an e-mail or a phone call can get to the heart of the problem and let your staff spend time on more important things! Please consider this an integral part of your operations!

Membership is inexpensive and can easily be justified by the benefits received:

Operating Budget Fee # Free Classes
$0-$100,000 $100 1
$100,001-$250,000 $250 3
$250,001-$500,000 $500 5
Greater than $500,000 $1,000 10

If you have any questions about how the program can benefit your organization, please feel free to contact me at [email protected] or 330-315-1335.

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 infolineinc.org/connect/verizon.htm


Register for Upcoming Classes

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

Publisher 1: The Basics
06/19/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon 
Publisher 2: Newsletters
06/26/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon 
PageMaker 1: The Basics
06/20/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon 
PageMaker 2: Newsletters
06/27/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon 
Adobe Photoshop: Graphics for the Web
06/21/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon


Summer 2000 Schedule Announced ... 

To view the Summer 2002 scheduled, visit infolineinc.org/connect/training.htm

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. 

Introduction to Computers 1: The Basics
07/9/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
08/15/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Introduction to Computers 2: Increasing Your Efficiency
07/16/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
08/22/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Introduction to the Internet
07/23/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Microsoft Outlook
08/13/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Getting the Most from Your PDA (Palm OS)
08/29/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Microsoft Word 1: Document & Formatting Basics
07/10/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
09/3/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Microsoft Word 2: Tables, Merges, & Macros
07/17/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
09/10/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Microsoft Word 3: Forms & Advanced Tools
07/24/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
09/17/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Microsoft Word 4: Graphics & Brochures
07/31/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Microsoft Excel 1: Spreadsheet Basics
07/11/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
09/5/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Microsoft Excel 2: Formulas
07/18/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
09/12/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Microsoft Excel 3: Advanced Tools
07/25/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
09/19/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Microsoft PowerPoint 1:  Slideshow Basics
08/20/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Microsoft PowerPoint 2: Animation & Graphics
08/27/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

QuickBooks 1: Setting Up Your System
09/18/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

QuickBooks 2: Statements & Reports
09/25/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Introduction to Microsoft Access: Data Entry & Other Basics
07/12/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
09/24/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Database Developers Series

Microsoft Access 1: Database Planning & Set-Up
07/19/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Microsoft Access 2: Database Tables & Relationships
07/26/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Microsoft Access 3: Database Queries & Basic Forms
08/16/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Microsoft Access 4: Database Forms & Reports
08/23/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Microsoft Access 5: Troubleshooting the Database
08/30/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Website Developers Series

Website Development & Management
08/14/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Adobe Photoshop 1: Graphics for the Web
09/4/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Microsoft FrontPage 1: Themes & Shared Borders
08/21/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Microsoft FrontPage 2: Formatting Your Pages
08/28/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Microsoft FrontPage 3: Cool Tools
09/11/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon




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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