Leveraging Technology in the 21st Century - SOVT

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Leveraging Technology in the 21st Century - SOVT

  1. 1. Leveraging Technology in the 21st Century Vermont 1
  2. 2. Guest Speaker Robert (Bob) Wescott Vermont 2
  3. 3. Program Portal Vermont 3
  4. 4. Why • Effective communication is central to the success of an organization’s mission, goals, and activities. 1 • Internal communication is essential to motivate, inform, and counsel employees and volunteers and to set the stage for excellent external communication. 1 • Ability to extend communication beyond email and traditional meetings 4
  5. 5. Why • SOVT believes in transparency and open communication • Online forum enables programs to share and communicate • Meets SOVT Strategic goal of implementing Sustainable technology to improve efficiencies. • Internal communication drives external communication (raise funds, public awareness, etc) 1 5
  6. 6. How Vermont 6
  7. 7. Creating an account • Go to forums.specialolympicsvermont.org or by visiting the SOVT website 7
  8. 8. Creating an account • Click Apply for Membership 8
  9. 9. Creating an account • Complete entire Apply for Membership Form To change the world 9
  10. 10. Creating an account • You will need to confirm your email address. Check spam/junk folder if you don’t receive. • Once application reviewed, you will receive confirmation email. 10
  11. 11. Posting and Navigating Vermont 11
  12. 12. Forum • The forum is pre-loaded with categories. As an example, the Board Forum has a category strictly for the Development Committee. • There are different user levels (administrator, user, etc) • Ability to edit, delete, announce discussions • Easy to use search field 12
  13. 13. Forum View 13
  14. 14. Starting a Discussion • Click Start a Discussion 14
  15. 15. Helpful Tips • To edit your profile, at the top navigation bar click on your username. You will then be able to insert a photo, edit your account, change your password. Etc. • 2 MB file upload max • You can send private messages via the Inbox feature • There is a moderator for each forum • Search tool works wonderfully to find messages, discussions and documents • “Announce” makes the discussion “sticky” to stay at the top • “Close” disables anyone, regardless of user settings, from adding to a discussion. • Helpful link with additional videos on how to use: http://vimeo.com/vanillaforums/videos Any questions or issues, email Chris (cbernier@vtso.org) 15
  16. 16. References 1 16 Montana Nonprofit Association –October 17, 2012
  17. 17. SOI Resources Vermont 17
  18. 18. SpecialOlympics.org/sports.aspx 18
  19. 19. Resources 19
  20. 20. Coaching Guides 20
  21. 21. Newsletter 21
  22. 22. SOVT Resources Vermont 22
  23. 23. SOVT Newsletter 23 / storyful.
  24. 24. Our Website 24
  25. 25. Our Facebook Page 25
  26. 26. Program Portal 26
  27. 27. Coaches Trainings Vermont 27
  28. 28. American Sport Education Program 28
  29. 29. Accessing “Coaches SO Athletes” 29
  30. 30. Register 30
  31. 31. Starting Course 31
  32. 32. Continuing the Course 32
  33. 33. The Future (What To Expect) Vermont 33
  34. 34. Online Event Registration 34
  35. 35. Training Apps 35
  36. 36. Online Store for Programs 36
  37. 37. Remember to Embrace Technology 37
  38. 38. Thank You! Vermont 38

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