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Hidden Gems Tech Soup Donation Partners Every Librarian Should Know

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  • Recently updated our entire catalog, expanding our cross-section of products and offering more powerful equipment configurations. Also introduced new takeback service, which allows RCI product recipients to return used computer equipment back to Redemtech (our refurbishing partner), who will wipe the machines of all data and dispose of them according to their strict environmental policies - all at no cost to the NPO/Library recipient. See launch announcement attached for more info Created a web directory of California-based resources for low-income individuals to access providers of refurbished technology, technical support, affordable internet, and training as a part of our CETF grant initiative. The pages live on TSG’s GreenTech site & can be found at: http:// www.techsoup.org/greentech/cetf/index.cfm . There are also downloadable .pdf fliers in both Spanish and English that libraries can print out & post in their facilities that direct folks to these pages on the GreenTech web site. Useful RCI links: Program page: http:// www.techsoup.org/stock/rci/default.asp Product category page: http:// www.techsoup.org/stock/category.asp?catalog_name = TechSoupMain&category_name = Refurbished+Windows+Computer+Systems&Page =1&Cat1= Hardware&CatCount =1 Program FAQs: http:// www.techsoup.org/stock/rci/rcifaq.asp
  • Quick follow up note to also suggest that we highlight our IKON program, which offers remanufactured (basically refurbished with print meter set all the way back to zero) multi-function devices, including equipment that has printer/scanner/fax capability, which I’d bet most libraries need. One of the things that distinguishes our offerings from others is that they’re already bundled with services (like shipping/delivery, installation, technical support) and a support contract that includes toner, which most other retailers don’t bundle and charge extra for. Payment arrangements can also be worked out with the partner to allow more flexibility based on the needs of the organization. Links: Program page: http://www.techsoup.org/stock/dtjumppages/ikon/ikon_discount_program.asp Category page: http:// www.techsoup.org/stock/Category.asp?catalog_name = TechSoupMain&category_name = IKON&Page =1
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    • 1. Hidden Gems: TechSoup Donation Partners Every Librarian Should Know October 28, 2009 Audio is only available by calling this number: Conference Call: 866-740-1260; Access Code: 6339392 Sponsored by
    • 2. Using ReadyTalk
      • Chat & raise hand
      • Mute = *6, Unmute = *7
      • If you lose your internet connection, reconnect using the link emailed to you.
      • If you lose your phone connection, re-dial the phone number and re-join.
      • ReadyTalk support: 800-843-9166
    • 3. You are being recorded…
      • This seminar will be available on the TechSoup website along with past webinar presentations:
        • www.techsoup.org/go/webinars
      • You will receive a link to this presentation, material and links.
      • After the webinar, you can ask follow-up questions in the Software Forum:
        • tinyurl.com/yzabc3d
      • Everything you need to know about our donation program: www.techsoup.org/stock/libraries
    • 4. Hidden Gems: TechSoup Donation Partners Every Librarian Should Know Stephanie Gerding, Victoria Yarbrough, Todd Schlechte, and Jennifer Doyon Sponsored by
    • 5. Today’s Speakers Stephanie Gerding TechSoup Victoria Yarbrough Douglas Public Library, AZ Todd Schlechte Gretna Public Library, NE Jennifer Doyon Brookfield Library, CT Answering Chat Questions Kami Griffiths, Becky Wiegand and Sylvie Dhaussy, TechSoup
    • 6. Bytes of Learning at the Douglas Public Library Using UltraKey to improve your patrons’ typing skills
    • 7. Biting into Bytes of Learning
      • What is it?
      • Why did we get it?
      • Will it run on your computer?
      • Do you have to be an IT genius to install it?
    • 8. Making Bytes of Learning work in a library
      • Marketing UltraKey to our patrons
      • What has UltraKey done for us?
      • Recommendations on use for your library
    • 9. UltraKey 5.0
      • UltraKey systematically teaches touch typing and safe keyboarding using voice, 3D animation, video, and virtual reality
      • Five single-station standalone licenses
      • $15 USD
      • Windows & Mac
      • Media: Download
    • 10. Financial Literacy with Quicken
    • 11. Intuit Financial Literacy Program
      • Educational Program to include gift of product to each participant.
    • 12. Why?
      • The mortgage mess had shown that financial literacy was not high, even among those with good incomes.
      • We assumed some people would keep better track of their finances if they had an easier way to do so.
      • We were entering a recession.
      • We had never tried this before.
    • 13. A SAMPLE WORKSHOP
    • 14. Installation
      • Simple
      • Don’t Interrupt
    • 15. Adding Accounts
      • Sample Accounts
        • Checking
        • Savings
        • Credit Card
        • Stocks
        • Bonds
        • Mutual Funds
        • Loans
    • 16. Adding Accounts…
    • 17. Entering Transactions
      • Payee or Payer
      • Amount
      • Category of Expense or Income
      • Memo Line
      • Possibility to Split Amount into different categories
    • 18. Examples
    • 19. Other Functionality
      • Download and reconcile all accounts simultaneously
      • Build Reports on Spending
      • Build Budget
      • Use to help with taxes (examples)
      • Built in Help
    • 20. The Menu Bar
    • 21. Library Benefits
      • We were offering a useful service, which resulted in “Aha” moments and good word of mouth in the community.
      • People came through our doors who don’t visit the library otherwise.
    • 22. Some things we did….
      • Pre-registration.
      • Had someone teach the class who had been using Quicken for a few years.
      • Used every possible publicity avenue.
      • Left plenty of time for questions.
    • 23. Intuit Client Education
      • Learning Accounting Essentials plus QuickBooks Simple Start 2008: Training CD-ROM and financial management and accounting program for small organizations
        • 100 CD-ROMs : $399
        • 25 CD-ROMs : $199
      • Quicken Premier 2008: Personal financial management software for tracking money and paying bills with additional tools for investments and taxes
        • 100 CD-ROMs : $250
        • 25 CD-ROMs : $90
      • Quicken Starter Edition 2008: Personal financial management software for first-time users to track money and pay bills
        • 100 CD-ROMs : $120
        • 25 CD-ROMs : $50
    • 24. Picture It! Flickr In Your Library
    • 25. Picture It: Flickr In Your Library How we currently use it
      • Primarily on our website
    • 26. Picture It: Flickr In Your Library How we currently use it
      • After a library event where pictures are taken, we tell participants to check our Flickr page in the next week to see pictures of the program.
        • This also creates more traffic for our website, since most patrons access the Flickr page from there.
    • 27. Picture It: Flickr In Your Library How it has helped us
      • Increased website traffic.
      • Given current and potential patrons a chance to see what the library offers.
      • Builds excitement for library events.
        • Kids and teens especially love seeing themselves online!
    • 28. Picture It: Flickr In Your Library Ease of Setup
      • Flickr is very easy to set up!
      • Once you set up you account profile, you can start uploading pictures, placing them into sets, and adding descriptions and tags.
    • 29. Picture It: Flickr In Your Library Appealing Features
      • Ease of use – Flickr guides you through uploading photos, plus describing and tagging them.
        • Adding tags allows both patrons and people all over the world to find your photos.
    • 30. Picture It: Flickr In Your Library Appealing Features
      • A search for teen library programs & henna:
    • 31. Picture It: Flickr In Your Library Appealing Features
      • You can edit (resize, rotate, etc.) photos in Flickr – no need to spend time with photo editing software.
      • Gives your library an online presence.
      • Allows patrons to feel more invested in their library and community.
      • Not time-intensive to create and maintain; any staff member can contribute – it isn’t a one-person job.
    • 32. Picture It: Flickr In Your Library Just Do It!
      • Every library should take advantage of TechSoup’s offer on Flickr!
      • It’s an easy and fun way to promote your library and allow others to see what you offer.
    • 33. Flickr
      • Online application for storing, organizing, sharing, and discussing photos and short videos
      • Five 1-Year Pro Accounts $15
      • Two 1-Year Pro Accounts $6
    • 34. techsoupforlibraries.org
    • 35. TechSoup Stock
      • www.techsoup.org/stock/libraries
      • What to prepare before registering:
        • EIN for a 501(c)(3) Public Library
        • FSCS ID for a Non-501(c)(3) Public Library
    • 36. Other Hidden Gems
      • Acteva Online event-registration and payment-management services
      • Atlas Business Solutions Online scheduling software
      • Blackbaud Online fundraising starter kit
      • Blancco Disk-erasure and reporting tools
      • Bytes of Learning Keyboarding instruction software
      • CitySoft Content- and constituent-relationship-management software
      • Comodo Internet security products and services
      • DonorPerfect Online fundraising and donor management application
      • ESRI Geographic information system 3D analysis software and training
      • eTapestry Web-based donor contact management and fundraising software
      • Flickr Online application for storing, organizing, sharing, and discussing photos and short videos
      • GiftWorks Fundraising and donor management software
      • ICWFD Ten online or downloaded courses in information technology and professional development skills
      • IKON Remanufactured copiers
      • Intuit Financial literacy educational and financial management software
      • Microsoft Professional and enterprise office productivity software and operating systems
      • Mailshell Desktop Spam Filtering Software
      • MYOB Financial management software
      • NOZA Searchable, Web-based database of charitable giving
      • NPC Discounted pricing for hardware and Visa/MasterCard processing rates
      • Protus Online electronic fax service
      • Refurbished Computer Initiative Refurbished computer systems
      • ReadyTalk Audio and Web conferencing service
      • Red Earth Enterprise-level email filter
      • Sage Contact and customer management application and accounting software
      • Soc Nonprofit Orgs Courses in nonprofit leadership and management for personal enrichment
      • Sun Remanufactured servers
      • Symantec Provides security for single computers and multiple networked computers
      • Telosa Software for streamlining fundraising and donor management tasks
      • Wikispaces Donated wiki subscriptions
    • 37. Refurbished Computer Initiative (RCI)
      • Refurbished computers
        • Perfect for staff or as a public access computers
        • Desktops and laptops from top manufacturers are available
        • Every computer pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows and Office
    • 38. IKON
      • Remanufactured multi-function devices
      • Includes equipment with printer/scanner/fax capability
      • Bundled with shipping/delivery, installation, technical support
      • Support contract includes toner
      • Flexible payment arrangements
    • 39. Questions? Submit your questions using the chat box.
    • 40. Continue the Discussion…
      • Additional questions can be answered by posting in the Software Forum:
        • tinyurl.com/yzabc3d
    • 41. Get the Most Out of TechSoup
      • At TechSoup, you’ll find a range of technology services to help your nonprofit:
        • Read helpful articles in our Learning Center
        • Request donated software , hardware, and online services
        • Join our community forums to learn from your colleagues
        • Browse upcoming events and conferences
    • 42. Upcoming Webinars
      • Green Tech Tips from Microsoft
        • Small organizations: Wednesday, November 4, 10 a.m. Pacific
        • Large organizations: Wednesday, November 4, 11 a.m. Pacific
      • Learn How TechSoup Can Help Your Organization
        • Thursday, November 12, 11 a.m. Pacific
    • 43. Thank you to our Webinar Sponsor! ReadyTalk offers dedicated product demos for TechSoup organizations 4 times per week: Monday   1:00 pm Mountain Standard Time (MST) Wednesday   9:00 am MST Thursday   1:00 pm MST Friday   9:00 am MST For more information: pages.readytalk.com/techsoup.html
    • 44. Thank you! Please complete the post event survey! Kami Griffiths, kami@techsoup.org, 415-633-9392