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In this issue:

October 9, 2002

Check Out Our New Look

Homeless Awareness Day

Children & Youth Grantmaking Events

New Voices Announces Grant Availability

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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Check Out Our New Look!

Info Line has redesigned its website to make it easier to find what you want. Visit infolineinc.org and let us know what you think!

Also, be sure to check the WebNetwork at infolineinc.org/websites.htm, which lists area nonprofit websites. Is your organization listed? Does the link work? If not, let us know and we'll fix it immediately.


October 18th is Homeless Awareness Day

Tragically today, a decent, safe and affordable home is out of reach for far too many working Americans. More than 15 million low-income families struggle to pay rent, live in run down housing or are homeless. Moreover, many economic analysts project that most Americans are one to three months away from homelessness.

All across the nation there is a movement gaining momentum to end homelessness in ten years. Fueled by the pervasiveness of homelessness, the complexity of the attendant issues and the financial constraints placed on already taxed social services delivery systems, initiatives have begun in communities throughout the United States to effectively address homelessness. In addition there is pending legislation on federal and state levels that will directly impact low income and homeless persons.

Please join us for HOMELESS AWARENESS DAY, Friday, October 18, 2002 at Haven of Rest Ministries, 175 East Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44303 from 10:00 AM to Noon. This event is free and open to the public. For further information, please contact the Homeless Awareness and Education Program Coordinator at 330 253-3370, visit http://spot.acorn.net/housingnetwork/id27.htm, or e-mail .


Foundation Center Announces October as Funding for Children and Youth Month

Throughout October, the Foundation Center in Cleveland is sponsoring a host of educational programs, grantmaker presentations, resource lists, interviews with experts, home page features and much more, all geared to nonprofit grantseekers and others supporting children and youth.

Special events include:

bullet New Foundation Center Web Site Feature--"Youth in Philanthropy"
bullet New Report--Children and Youth Funding Update Customized Training Opportunities for Children and Youth Grantseekers
bullet Dialogue with Donors: Focus on Children and Youth Funding
bullet Special Program: "Engaging Youth in Service: A Film and Panel Discussion"

For more information, visit http://fdncenter.org/cleveland/newsletter/clbroadcast.html or contact the center at 216-861-1934.


New Voices Fellowship Supports Social Justice

2003 grant applications are now available for the New Voices Fellowship program. AED is giving away 15 new Awards to support nonprofits and promising new leaders committed to social justice and peace.

The two-year grants offer support for salary, fringe benefits, financial assistance, mentoring, and a professional development account for a promising new leader. The host nonprofit organizations also receive technical assistance from national experts and a computer to support the work of the Fellow.

For more details, visit the New Voices website at: http://newvoices.aed.org/home.html.


Did you know ...

Nothing is more time-consuming than having to select one item at a time when you are working with multiple e-mails, icons on your desktop, drawing elements, etc. So ...

Introduction to Computers 2: Increasing Your Efficiency

Use the [Shift] and [Ctrl] keys on your keyboard to select multiple items.

bullet If the items are in a list, click on the first item. Scroll down to the last item, hold the [Shift] key down, and click. This will select all the items in the range you selected. (This is very helpful when managing your e-mail in Outlook!)
bullet If you want to select only certain items in a list (for example, the third, fifth, and seventh), hold the [Ctrl] key down and click on the ones you want.
bullet To click on multiple objects in a document (such as several pieces of clip art), click on the first, hold down the [Shift] key, and then click on all the rest. When all have been highlighted, you can move, copy, or delete them.


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.

bullet Intro to Computers 1: The Basics
10/11/02 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
bullet Intro to Computers 2: Increasing Your Efficiency
10/18/02 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
bullet Intro to the Internet
10/25/02 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

bullet Microsoft Word Series
10/09/02 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
10/16/02 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
10/23/02 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
10/30/02 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
bullet Microsoft Excel Series
11/06/02 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
11/13/02 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
11/20/02 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
bullet Microsoft Publisher Series
10/10/02 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
10/17/02 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
bullet Microsoft PowerPoint Series
11/07/02 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
11/21/02 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
bullet Adobe PageMaker Series
11/05/02 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
11/12/02 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
bullet Website Development & Management
10/31/02 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
bullet PhotoShop: Graphics for the Web
11/19/02 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
bullet Microsoft FrontPage Series
11/08/02 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
11/15/02 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
11/22/02 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon


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

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 or e-mail .




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