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In this issue:

August 21, 2002

Leave a Legacy

Snaz Up Your PowerPoint!

Verizon Wants You to Apply for Free Training! 

Did You Know? Our Secrets for Better Computing

Register for Upcoming Classes

Fall 2002 Schedule 






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New Program Can Help with Planned Giving

LEAVE A LEGACY, Summit/Portage/Medina, a new program that works to create awareness, raise interest and motivate individuals to make charitable planned gifts, is believed to be the largest collaborative effort ever undertaken here in support of philanthropy. Marlene Dunford of Tallmadge is project manager, and planned giving consultant Liz Ganocy of Hudson is volunteer chair. 

At its heart LEAVE A LEGACY seeks to educate community members about how to make charitable bequests and to inspire them to do so. National research shows that fewer that 6 out of 100 households plan to leave anything in their will to charity. This program seeks to increase that number and to establish charitable estate planning as social norm. 

More than 40 nonprofit organizations plus a number of banks and law, accounting and financial planning firms have already pledged financial help and volunteer time. The goal to involve 200 or more nonprofits and many additional allied professionals. 

The local effort is modeled after the successful pilot program developed by Columbus' Greater Ohio Planned Giving Council in 1996. Currently, more than 150 groups in 47 states are replicating the highly successful pilot while they tailor the program to their local communities and cultures. 

To become involved or for more information, call Marlene Dunford, Project Manager, at 330.633.4985 or email [email protected]


Snaz Up Those PowerPoint Presentations!

Everyone's got a PowerPoint presentation. How do you make yours different? We suggest using animation, slide transitions, and hyperlinks. These are all discussed in PowerPoint 2: Animation & Graphics on August 27. All you need is a basic understanding of how to create slides ... we'll help you with the snaz!! 


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

For the new Fall 2002 schedule, visit infolineinc.org/connect/training.htm


Did you know ...

Did you ever try to highlight only the letters of some words, but Word and PowerPoint keep highlighting all of the words? This can be really irritating. Also, if you tab in one line and go to the next paragraph, it will change the margins for you ... whether you like it or not! So ...

PC TIP #3: Go to Tools ... Options and click on the /Edit\ tab. Turn off Tabs and backspace set left indent and When selecting, automatically select entire word. Do this in both Word and PowerPoint.


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.

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

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

Photoshop 1: Graphics for the Web 
09/04/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Microsoft Word 1: Document & Formatting Basics
09/03/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

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

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

Microsoft Excel 1: Spreadsheet Basics
09/05/2002 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

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

Microsoft Excel 3: Advanced Tools
09/19/2002 - 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


Fall 2002 Schedule Announced ... 

To view the Fall 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. 



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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