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Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 15:30:17 -0700
From: Davis Community Network News
Subject: [DCN-News] Fall Class List, including new wifi and social media classes

 DCN News
 August 23, 2010, Issue No. 5/2010
 <http://dcn.org/>

In this issue:

   1. DCN helps area nonprofits and not-for-profit groups catch up and keep
      pace with modern communication
   2. Upcoming classes (free)


 1. DCN helps area nonprofits and not-for-profit groups catch up and keep
pace with modern communication
Do you work with a nonprofit organization or group in town? Do you find
yourself a little behind the curve when it comes to new technology and the
Internet? Are you an individual who would just like to better understand the
ever-evolving world of modern web-based communication?

DCN can help you get closer to that vision by giving you the tools of modern
communication and teaching you to use them. A great first step is to take a
class. Please also visit DCN's Resource Allocation
Committee<http://www2.dcn.org/dcn/about/committees/rac/index_html#forms>to
find out how your nonprofit can apply for DCN's free Internet
resources.

 2. Upcoming classes (free)
DCN, in its commitment to public education about the Internet and its
community applications and services, frequently schedules free public
classes and workshops. More classes may be added to this list based on
demand and instructor availability. Classes are held in the City of Davis
Training Lab, 600 A Street. Check our website for class
updates<http://www2.dcn.org/dcn/classes/classSchedules>or subscribe
to DCN News <http://www2.dcn.org/dcn/about/dcn-news>. For class
registration, contact admin@dcn.org or call 750-1170. Space is limited.

*Web Calendar Class*
*Thursday, September 2, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Steve McMahon*
This class offers instruction on use of the Web Calendar, a tool also
developed by DCN's Webteam. The Web Calendar can be installed on an
organization's website to help promote its events and activities and can
also link to a master Community Calendar hosted on DCN's site. This
Community Calendar can be viewed at http://events.dcn.org.

*Social Media Series - LinkedIn*
*Tuesday, September 7, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Stewart Savage*
This is part of DCN's Social Media Series. Participants will learn how to
connect with colleagues using the tools in LinkedIn..

*E-mail List Management with Mailman*
*Thursday, September 9, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Steve McMahon*
A Mailman List is a very effective way for an organization to communicate
with any size group -- boards of directors, project committees, memberships,
supporters, or other constituents. Learn how to manage all your email lists
with Mailman.

*Blogging for Beginners*
*Tuesday, September 14, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Bev Sykes*
Do you like to write? Have you always wanted to share your thoughts about
life, politics, children, wine or some other thing with the world? Then
blogging is for you. *What a blog IS* : A blog is generally one person or a
group of people?s opinion about something that interests them. There are
cooking blogs, or music blogs or personal blogs that tell your day to day
activities, or political blogs where someone expresses his or her opinion
about the current events. Blogs are generally updated on a regular basis,
whether daily or weekly or monthly?but the purpose of a blog is to be able
to share your thoughts on a regular basis.*What a blog IS NOT* : A blog is
not a website that gives information about your organization or your place
of business. If you're interested in learning how to set up a blog, this is
the class for you. It will cover where to put your blog on the Internet and
how to dress it up with graphics and photographs. For the hands-on exercise,
participants will need a Gmail account. If you do not already have one and
need assistance setting one up, please arrive 15 minutes early.

*SimpleSites 2.0 Website Creation*
*Thursday, September 16, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Steve McMahon*
DCN's Webteam, led by Steve McMahon, developed SimpleSites version 2, a web
tool that provides the power of a modern, interactive website in a
ready-to-install template. SimpleSites, recognized for its ease of use and
value to nonprofits, earned a National Grassroots Techie Award. In this
class, learn to build a website using SimpleSites. Hundreds of local
nonprofits have taken this class; no previous web authoring experience
necessary. Examples can be seen at http://groups.dcn.org/.

*SimpleSites2.0 Special Tools*
*Thursday, September 23, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Steve McMahon*
This class introduces features and tools not covered in the SimpleSites 2.0
class. Learn how to create web forms, manage data, add blogs, maps, slide
shows, videos, RSS, a Mailman subscription form, and more.

*What's New On The Internet?*
*Tuesday, September 28, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Instructors: Teri Greenfield, Anne Hance, Kari Peterson*
The shape of the Internet/Web window on our computer screens has changed
very little but the view has changed a lot. How are such opportunities as
Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, blogs, Podcasts, RSS and "Cloud" computing such
as GoogleDocs etc. changing our lives? Even if you personally are not using
these applications are they affecting the society you live in more than you
realize? We'll take a look. This class is co-sponsored by the Internet Users
Group. *Please note it will meet at the Davis Senior Center (646 A Street)
instead of the City Training Lab, 7:00-8:30 p.m.* Wi-Fi is available. Bring
your laptop if you wish.

*Communication Strategies for Nonprofits - Look Before You Leap: Choosing
the Best Communication Tools for Your Nonprofit*
*Thursday, October 7, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Kari Peterson*
Does your nonprofit organization want to make a greater impact, involve more
people or raise more money? You can if you get better at reaching out,
telling your story and getting people to notice you. This is what strategic
communication is all about. There are a lot of tools out there designed to
help you communicate with your various target audiences. Some are
traditional (like press releases and direct mail), some are new like social
media (Facebook, Twitter). What tools are best for you?

*Social Media Series - Facebook*
*Thursday, October 21, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Teri Greenfield*
This class will offer an overview of Facebook for beginners. We will also
discuss issues related to privacy, and how to set limits on how personal
information is shared on social networking websites. As an exercise, we will
help students set up accounts on Facebook.

*Wi Fi Router Class*
*Tuesday, October 26, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Rob Nickerson*
How to setup a wireless router, secure it, and do port forwarding.

*Managing Your Brand and Keeping An Eye On The Competition*
*Thursday, October 28, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Stewart Savage*
Using a variety of Internet and social media tools to keep track of what
people are saying about you, your business, and your competition.

Davis Community Network <http://dcn.org/> is a nonprofit organization that
provides Internet-related services and support to local nonprofit
organizations, public agencies, schools and individuals. We're putting the
power of the Internet in the hands of people and organizations to connect,
engage, and build a stronger community - since 1993.

For DCN account and technical support, contact our partner OmSoft
Technologies: help@dcn.org or (530)758-0119 (Just say "DCN")

Other questions: admin@dcn.org or (530)750-1170

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