For many nonprofits it's almost the end of their fiscal year – that's why this month's suggested event is Finance and Accounting for Nonprofits. Quickbooks and other accounting topics are surprisingly popular – every year it's the most attended webinar from TechSoup, with more than a thousand RSVPs. It could be a hit in your city too.
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Let's highlight the exertise of our members! May's suggested topic, the Technology Show and Tell, is my favorite event format because it's crowdsourced. That means you don't have to recruit a presenter. :-)
How does it work? Participants are given up to 5 minutes to share one tool that helps make them more productive. It can be a CRM, communication tool, fundraising platform, some social media magic-sauce or other clever web tool that helps further their mission, or get work done.
Examples include: Trello, Canva, screencasting, data visualization tools, pivot charts, etc. But your members will definitely surprise you with their demos!
This is a big week for nonprofit tech folk who want to get together face-to-face. Saturday, June 1 is the National Day of Civic Hacking and Net2 organizers in Honolulu and Boston are jumping into the fray!
The Commonwealth Nations are also going big with events in Canada (Peterborough), New Zealand (Wellington), Australia (Melbourne) and the United Kingdom (Manchester).