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All Access Pass to Successful Tech Planning

All Access Pass to Successful Tech Planning

NOTE: All prices include GST

This on-demand technology planning track will help you get out of the technology doldrums so that you can assess your organisation’s technology infrastructure and address your current and future needs. At the end of the four-course learning track, you’ll have a fully realised tactical technology action plan to guide your organisation.

*All course fees are non-refundable.

Tech Planning 101: Getting Started and Assessing Your IT Infrastructure
Tech Planning 101: Getting Started and Assessing Your IT Infrastructure
Tech Planning 201: Developing a Data Strategy
Tech Planning 201: Developing a Data Strategy
Tech Planning 202: Organising Online Communications
Tech Planning 202: Organising Online Communications
Tech Planning 203: Putting Your Tech Plan into Action
Tech Planning 203: Putting Your Tech Plan into Action
Microsoft Cloud Solutions Bootcamp

Microsoft Cloud Solutions Bootcamp

NOTE: All prices include GST

This on-demand learning track provides a foundation for understanding how to optimise your nonprofit's use of Microsoft Cloud solutions. This includes security standards and how to implement simple best practices to secure your data, optimising Outlook, Power BI basics, as well as tips to increase your nonprofit's productivity.

*All course fees are non-refundable.

Getting the Most Out of Microsoft Office 365 Outlook
Getting the Most Out of Microsoft Office 365 Outlook
Getting the Most Out of SharePoint in Microsoft Office 365
Getting the Most Out of SharePoint in Microsoft Office 365
Increase Your Nonprofit's Security Using the Microsoft Cloud
Increase Your Nonprofit's Security Using the Microsoft Cloud
Optimise Your Nonprofit’s Productivity with Microsoft Cloud
Optimise Your Nonprofit’s Productivity with Microsoft Cloud
Power BI Bootcamp
Power BI Bootcamp
Social Media Marketing for Nonprofits

Social Media Marketing for Nonprofits

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Social media success can seem elusive to the small nonprofit. Without the money to hire an outside agency or even a full time person, how can you keep up with all of the changes? Can you really raise money using these platforms? The good news is that small but mighty organisations can use the power and potential of these platforms to raise funds, connect with supporters, and drive impact. In this four-course self-paced series, we’ll share tips and tricks for running effective social media fundraising campaigns that accomplish measurable results. Whether you’re a total newbie to the social media landscape or you’re a social media superstar, you’ll walk away with new ideas for ways to use these platforms to connect with donors and elevate your fundraising.

*All course fees are non-refundable.

Social Media Marketing 101: How to Get Started With Social Media for Fundraising for Your Nonprofit
Social Media Marketing 101: How to Get Started With Social Media for Fundraising for Your Nonprofit
Social Media Marketing 201: How to Build an Engaged Audience on Social Media
Social Media Marketing 201: How to Build an Engaged Audience on Social Media
Social Media Marketing 202: Problem Solving Coaching Session - Challenges and Solutions - No more excuses!
Social Media Marketing 202: Problem Solving Coaching Session - Challenges and Solutions - No more excuses!
Social Media Marketing 203: How to Measure Social Media Success
Social Media Marketing 203: How to Measure Social Media Success
Email Marketing for Nonprofits Bundle

Email Marketing for Nonprofits Bundle

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This self-paced, five-course track will show you how to create and implement an effective email marketing strategy. We'll cover segmenting and customising your email marketing messages and content for better results, goal setting, benchmarking and analytics as well as discuss the best frequency for your email campaigns to optimise your response rates and budget. Whether you are a marketing maven or a newbie, you'll come away with a deep understanding of how to integrate email with online and offline marketing channels for a successfully integrated campaign.

*All course fees are non-refundable.

Email Marketing 101: How to Get Started Building Your Email Marketing Strategy
Email Marketing 101: How to Get Started Building Your Email Marketing Strategy
Email Marketing 201: Goal Setting and Benchmarking (Analytics are Fun!)
Email Marketing 201: Goal Setting and Benchmarking (Analytics are Fun!)
Email Marketing 202: The Importance of Target Lists
Email Marketing 202: The Importance of Target Lists
Email Marketing 203: Segmenting Your Targets and Growing Your Email List
Email Marketing 203: Segmenting Your Targets and Growing Your Email List
Email Marketing 204: How to Stand Out in Your Audience’s Email Inbox
Email Marketing 204: How to Stand Out in Your Audience’s Email Inbox
Gotta Get Google Analytics

Gotta Get Google Analytics

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This four-course, on-demand Google Analytics learning track will give you a solid start with Google Analytics. You will learn what Google Analytics is, how it works, and how to use it to find out what people are doing on your website. You will also learn who those people are, and how can you use the information from Google Analytics to inform your digital marketing strategy and drive them toward action.

*All course fees are non-refundable.

Google Analytics 101: Getting Started with Google Analytics
Google Analytics 101: Getting Started with Google Analytics
Google Analytics 102: How to Build Google Analytics Dashboards like a Boss
Google Analytics 102: How to Build Google Analytics Dashboards like a Boss
Google Analytics 201: Google Analytics for the Advanced Beginner
Google Analytics 201: Google Analytics for the Advanced Beginner
Google Analytics 202 Using Analytics to Answer: Who is on my website?
Google Analytics 202 Using Analytics to Answer: Who is on my website?
Digital Security Bundle

Digital Security Bundle

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After completing this on-demand track, you will understand understand the five steps to protect yourself and your ability to serve the people you serve. You will also learn practical approaches to make your organisation safer, and protect its ability to have social impact.

*All course fees are non-refundable.

Digital Security 101: How to Become a Human Firewall
Digital Security 101: How to Become a Human Firewall
Digital Security 201: How to Make Your Organisation Safe
Digital Security 201: How to Make Your Organisation Safe
Google Ads Grant Seminar Series

Google Ads Grant Seminar Series

NOTE: All prices include GST

We want to help you spend $120,000 in Google’s advertising money this year. You can unlock this potential through the Google Ads Grant for Nonprofits, which will help you bring in traffic to your nonprofit’s website and amplify your digital impact. Our four-part seminar series will walk you through the grant application process and show you the special nuances of working within a grant account.

Recording of live events to provide program updates to Seminar 1 & 2!

*All course fees are non-refundable.

Google Ad Grants Seminar 1: What is the Google Ad Grant?
Google Ad Grants Seminar 1: What is the Google Ad Grant?
Google Ad Grants Seminar 2: How to build ads
Google Ad Grants Seminar 2: How to build ads
Google Ad Grants Seminar 3: How do you find great keywords & write compelling ad copy?
Google Ad Grants Seminar 3: How do you find great keywords & write compelling ad copy?
Google Ad Grants Seminar 4: How do you manage and optimize your account for convensions?
Google Ad Grants Seminar 4: How do you manage and optimize your account for convensions?
What Facebook Ads Can Do For Your Organisation

What Facebook Ads Can Do For Your Organisation

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Sometimes you have to pay-to-play in order to get meaningful social media engagement. Digital ads are becoming the cheapest, most effective way to engage new or existing audiences on social media and other platforms. Currently, Facebook is the platform with the farthest reach and most sophisticated targeting. In this on-demand course track, we’ll share tips and tricks for running effective campaigns and getting the most out of your ad budget to drive impact for your organisation. Whether you’re a total newbie to Facebook ads or you’re an old pro, these on-demand courses will give you new ideas for ways to use Facebook to further your mission.

*All course fees are non-refundable.

Facebook Ads 101: Using Insights & Analytics to Inform your Strategy
Facebook Ads 101: Using Insights & Analytics to Inform your Strategy
Facebook Ads 201: How to Build, Manage, and Optimise your Ads
Facebook Ads 201: How to Build, Manage, and Optimise your Ads
Branding for Nonprofits Bundle

Branding for Nonprofits Bundle

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With a solid foundation, you can begin to implement good design practices and build brand guidelines for your organisation. After completing these on-demand courses, you will be able to evaluate branded visual content using design standards and apply best practices in developing a cohesive brand.

*All course fees are non-refundable.

Branding Basics for Nonprofits 101
Branding Basics for Nonprofits 101
Branding for Nonprofits 201: Applying Best Practices for Design
Branding for Nonprofits 201: Applying Best Practices for Design
Engaging Communities Online

Engaging Communities Online

In this 2 course track you will learn to establish, manage, and engage your nonprofit’s community online. You’ll master the tools and systems you’ll need to successfully grow and retain your audience and stakeholders. Discover online community platforms where your audience can connect, interact, and participate.

In the 101 course, you will gain an understanding of gaming principles to apply to your community organization and engagement. We will take you through best practices and planning needed before you set up a program for your community.

In the 201 course, we will look at an expansive set of digital tools for managing and engaging your community. The course will explore examples of functionality applied for specific nonprofit programs.

Engaging Communities Online 101
Engaging Communities Online 101
Engaging Communities Online 201
Engaging Communities Online 201
Adobe Absolute Beginners: Create a Fundraiser Invitation Using InDesign

Adobe Absolute Beginners: Create a Fundraiser Invitation Using InDesign

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So, you've been asked to create an invitation for a fundraiser or another event, and you'd like to make it look extra spiffy. But you're not a graphic designer by training, and you don't yet know how to use Adobe InDesign in Creative Cloud 2015. Don't worry, we've got you covered.

In this on-demand course, we'll show you everything you need to get started. We will

  • introduce you to the five most commonly used tools in the toolbar
  • demonstrate how to insert and manipulate text and images
  • teach you how to set up a standard or custom-sized document

The fun part is that you can practice along with us! We provide the files we use in the demonstration to help you get started. You're welcome to modify these files with other images, fonts, or text so that they fit your organisation's needs. This course demonstrates all activities in Adobe CC 2015.


Adobe Absolute Beginners: Getting Started with Illustrator

Adobe Absolute Beginners: Getting Started with Illustrator

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Nondesigners of the nonprofit and library world can learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 in this short course. This course is designed for new users of Illustrator. After completing this course, you will be able to

  • understand and use the most commonly used tools
  • use the pen tool and Bezier curves
  • apply colour and stroke to an object
  • use clipping masks and compound paths
  • align objects and use the pathfinder panel

Once you've got the basics of Illustrator down, you'll probably want to know more! Access Connecting Up's other Adobe Absolute Beginner courses to round out your beginner designer portfolio here:


Adobe Absolute Beginners: Photoshop 101

Adobe Absolute Beginners: Photoshop 101

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This on-demand Adobe Absolute Beginners course will help you learn the very basics for cleaning up photos and creating images. You can then use these in print and online, including on social media.

This course will give you a very basic foundation for using Photoshop Adobe (CC 2015). After completing the course, you will be able to

  • understand and use the five most commonly used tools in the Photoshop toolbar
  • understand the difference between the canvas and the image
  • use color and color modes
  • adjust an image
  • apply best practices to save an image for the Internet or print

Branding Basics for Nonprofits 101

Branding Basics for Nonprofits 101

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You don't need to be a designer to build and execute brand guidelines! This course will help you build a foundation for understanding and implementing brand guidelines in your organization. You’ll conduct a self-assessment of your organization, watch videos and presentations to learn about design, and practice applying sample brand guidelines. We'll also walk you through creating your own brand guidelines.

After completing this course, you will be able to

  • analyze your current organizational brand standard readiness
  • understand why implementing brand guidelines creates value for your organization
  • recognize and define basic core elements in a brand guide
  • identify practical ways to use organizational brand guidelines consistently
  • understand basic best practices for developing brand guidelines

Branding for Nonprofits 201: Applying Best Practices for Design

Branding for Nonprofits 201: Applying Best Practices for Design

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This is the second course in the Branding for Nonprofits series. With a deeper understanding of basic design principles along with a comprehensive brand book, nonprofits and libraries can create materials that not only stand out, but demonstrate a cohesive brand.

After completing this course, you will be able to

  • identify and apply standard processes for creating visually appealing and effective design
  • understand and identify brand book elements
  • identify and apply best qualities and characteristics of typography, imagery, and color for your organization
  • evaluate visual content using design standards and best practices