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Using ‘cloud’ collaboration tools

This workshop introduces some useful free tools and services which can be help organisations work cohesively even when staff have been cut, you use a lot of volunteers, or there’s no available office space. What are the benefits and pitfalls? What about privacy and security? How to communicate well even though you can’t see people’s faces? Which tools?

Who’s it for? All staff and volunteers -- small enterprises and start-ups might also find this workshop very useful

Digital privacy

How do you keep your communications and data private? This workshop covers some basic data protection issues and practical methods for securing your files, email, SMS, voice calls and chat on Android phones and Ubuntu Desktops. This is part of our community work and these privacy workshops are normally free to activists, volunteers and non-profits.

Who’s it for? Activists and campaigners, organisations who keep sensitive data about users

CiviCRM for non-profit users

If we (or someone else) has set up CiviCRM for you, this one-day workshop will help you make full use its main features.

Who’s it for? All users of CiviCRM, especially information and communications workers.  

Web and social media strategy

Making really good use of social media is time-consuming. How do you know if it’s worth it? This workshop introduces you to basic social media concepts and channels and explores how to further your overall strategy and aims and build a specific campaign using and integrating a few of the most popular tools: Blogs, Facebook and Twitter. This isn’t a technical workshop, it’s about thinking through why and how you would use social media, what it can achieve and what it can’t.

Who’s it for? Information and communications workers, managers, trustees

Web and social media analytics

How do you know if your website is actually doing anything useful for you? How do you evaluate your social media activity? This workshop shows you how to use Google Analytics and other tools to track your online presence, learn what works and what doesn’t so that you can plan more effectively.

Who’s it for? Information and communications workers, web developers

Drupal for Editors

If we (or anyone else) has implemented a Drupal-based system for you, this workshop will introduce you to Drupal’s editorial functionality - how to add and amend content, text, images, video etc.

Who’s it for? Information and communications workers, all staff and volunteers who use Drupal-based CMS

Drupal for developers (theming)

This workshop introduces working with Drupal’s theming engine and theming frameworks to produce stylish and accessible custom Drupal themes.

Who’s it for? Drupal developers and beginners familiar with HTML5, CSS, Image Manipulation Software.

Wordpress for Editors

If we (or anyone else) has implemented a WordPress system for you, this workshop will introduce you to Wordpress’ editorial functionality - how to add and amend content, text, images, video etc.

Who’s it for? Information and communications workers, all staff and volunteers who use WordPress

WordPress for developers (theming)

This workshop introduces working with WordPress and theming frameworks to produce stylish and accessible custom WordPress themes.

Who’s it for? WordPress developers and beginners familiar with HTML5, CSS, Image Manipulation Software