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Technology Works for Nonprofits: Building Technology Capacity in Ventura County
On October 11, 2006, the Center for Nonprofit Leadership opened its new state-of-the-art computer lab. In the computer lab, visitors will find 10 computer workstations with flat screen monitors, broadband internet access and FREE access to Foundation Directory Online – Professional.
The computer lab is also home to Technology Works for Nonprofits, a strategic initiative to ensure that nonprofit organizations have access, at an effective cost, to technology based skills-building opportunities and to impart to nonprofit leaders how appropriate use of technology can improve efficiency and effectiveness. This will be achieved through technology training and skill-building workshops, peer networking opportunities and access to expert consulting. Initial program focus will include trainings that build the foundation of a technologically literate nonprofit organization. Workshops will address how to use computer hardware, software, data and information to communicate mission, manage staff and resources, identify donors and funders, strengthen financial practices and inform day to day operations.
Construction of the computer lab and associated programming are generously underwritten by the Amgen Foundation, AT&T Foundation, Edison International, Verizon, and the Weingart Foundation; with hardware donated by Santa Barbara Bank and Trust and the Erickson Family Fund at VCCF.
For more information or to become involved, contact Dena Jenson at 805-988-0196, ext. 128, or via email at
Introducing our Lead Technology Center Faculty!
The Center for Nonprofit Leadership is pleased to welcome Stephen Guine of Technical Services Consortium to our workshop faculty!
Stephen is a Certified Microsoft Office Specialist and Managing Partner of Technical Services Consortium. He has over ten years of experience in business technology consulting, education and training and has worked with both community-based organizations and commercial enterprises. He is a strong believer that everyone can learn anything when provided with a supportive environment and quality instruction.
Technology Training On-Demand
To compliment the classroom learning opportunities, visitors to the Technology Center are also able to access:
- On-demand learning support, online mentoring, reference materials and instant answers to technology related questions
- Hundreds of hours of on-line course instruction and simulated practice in software applications and skills
- On-line access to hundreds of online books
- Several thousand hours of course curriculum, practical case examples and learning materials for use in workshops