Social Media Monday: Google: Building Capacity Through Technology
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Social Media Monday: Google: Building Capacity Through Technology

>>Good afternoon. My name is Vanessa, and
I will be your conference operator today. At this time I would
like to welcome everyone to the Google Building Capacity Through Technology
conference call. All lines have been
placed on mute to prevent any background noise. After the speakers’ remarks, there will be a question
and answer session. If you would like to ask a
question during this time, simply press star,
then the number 1 on your telephone keypad. If you would like to
withdraw your question, press the pound key. Thank you. I would now like
to turn the call over to Ms. Suzanne Knizner. Please go ahead, ma’am.>>Suzanne Knizner:
Thank you, Vanessa. Hi everybody, and welcome to
today’s Social Media Monday, Google — Building
Capacity Through Technology. So glad that you
are with us today. My name is Suzanne
Knizner, I’m the Project and Corporate Coordinator
for Campaign Consultation. And I will be running the tech
end of today’s presentation. Before we get started with
the content, I just want to go over through a few details. If you were to lose your
Internet or phone connection, please simply call or log
back in as you did originally, and you will automatically
be re-entered into the presentation, and
pick up where you left off. Also notice the chat feature
to your right-hand side. You can certainly
ask any questions that come up along the way. We will be monitoring that and answering questions
throughout the presentation. Please know that today’s
presentation is being recorded, and will be available
afterwards, and that all links during the
presentation will be available at the end. Let me introduce this
part of the presentation to Michelle Bond,
Project Manager for Campaign Consultation, who will introduce
today’s presenters.>>Michelle Bond: Wonderful. Thank you so much, Suzanne,
and welcome everyone. We’re very happy to
have you with us today. Also presenting this afternoon
is Elizabeth Matthews, who’s the Alumni and
Outreach Support Specialist of the Corporation for
National and Community Service, and our Social Media
Specialist, Danielle Ricks, here at Campaign Consultation. And so I’d just like to
invite Liz to open up — up here, and — and welcome
everybody to get us started.>>Elizabeth Matthews: Great. Thanks, Michelle. Welcome everybody,
thanks for taking time out of your busy day to join us. These calls are fun,
and hopefully helpful, so I appreciate you joining us on the first Monday
of every other month. And we are lucky to have this
fabulous team be our guests for this call. These are hands-on tech
vistas, which is the project and partnership with Google. There are 23 of these
[inaudible] vistas across the country in 7 cities,
and this is the Pittsburgh team. So we’ve got Julie who
is a Pittsburgh native, and Ben who was working
at the Apple store prior to joining vista, so he’s got
the tech expertise background, and Blake relocated from
Denver to Pittsburgh. So they are — are our fabulous
team, and I look forward to hearing your presentation,
as I’m sure everyone else does. And if we have any other
hands-on tech vistas that are on this call, please don’t
be shy, make yourself known, either through the chat
room or during the Q&A. So thanks everyone.>>Great, thanks Liz. And we’re really excited to
have our guests with us today. So I hope to also
learn a lot more about that program from you all. Just briefly, the Social
Media Monday web shop series, as Liz mentioned, is
offered every other month on the first Monday. And the purpose of these
sessions is really to — in addition to showing vistas
and communities new technologies and platforms in the
realm of social media, to really take it a step
further and provide you with some real case studies
and expertise from people who have used it — who
have used these platforms in their service, so that
you can take the skills that you might gain,
and use them directly to accomplish your [inaudible] and create change
in your communities. So whenever possible
we do have alumni who are currently
serving members to — to share their experiences
with us. And so that’s what we hope
to get a lot of today. And with that I will
pass it over to Danielle to get us started on our agenda.>>Danielle Ricks:
Thanks so much, Michelle. Thanks everyone for
joining us on the call. Today’s agenda, we’re
going to do an overview of the Google suites
of products. There are many of them, so we’re
just going to touch on a few. But in particular we’re going
to do an overview of Google for non-profits, and how
non-profits can use these suite of project products in
— in your day to day, and we’ll do an overview of
those specifically for you all and for the non-profits. And then we’re going to have
a case study with our hands on tech Pittsburgh folks. And it’s a really
great case study, I think you’re going
to enjoy it. It’s a lot of information
to share about the type of information — type of
products that Google has. And sometimes you — your
head can explode with all that information as you try
to figure out how to use it, and so we’re hoping that with
this case study we’ll be able to walk you through just how you
can apply it to your day to day. So I’m going to turn it
back over to Michelle, who’s going to tell you
a little bit about a poll that you should be
seeing right now.>>Michelle Bond:
Thanks, Danielle. If you would, just briefly in
the bottom right-hand portion of your screen, just
take a couple seconds to give us your first response. We always like to know where
everyone is at on the call. And we have a range of
people with us today, so please just feel free to
do that, and we’ll come back to that in just a moment or two.>>Danielle Ricks:
Great, thanks Michelle. So while you take time
to fill out the poll, we wanted to talk a little bit
about the overview of products from Google, and there are many. There’s YouTube, there’s
G-Mail, there’s Blogger, there’s Picassa, there’s Google
Reader, there’s Google Talk, Google Voice, Picassa,
Analytics, Google websites. There’s a lot that’s
available to people who want to use the Google products. We are going to touch
on many of them today that are specific
for non-profits. We are not going to get to
the Google Plus section today. It was so much information,
we didn’t want to take anything away from
the hands-on tech people, then we wanted to make
sure we had enough time and got that out there. So we may do that later on in
another web shop, but we wanted to let you know that we wanted
to really focus on the products that are going to be available
for non-profits and specific. So I think the poll
is just about done, we’ve got a couple
of seconds there. If you have not done the poll,
please go ahead and we’ll — there are just a few
questions that we want to talk about to figure out where we
are with the people on the call. And the reason why we
do that is we — we — we think in advance about
who we think is going to be on the call, and how we’re
going to plan our web shops, but we also want to find
out specifically from you which direction we
should go, and whether or not we should spend
more on one section or not. And we’re almost ready
for the poll results, and we’re ready for
the poll results. Okay. And Suzanne will
let us know where we are.>>Suzanne Knizner: Okay. It looks like the majority of
you are using Google products — 44%, and you’re using one to
two of them, which is great. Hopefully you’ll learn
a new feature today. You are almost all vista
members, which is wonderful. And we have a couple of
staff members and volunteers. And let’s see, 61%
manage website, blog, or social networking site, and 74% do have a team
need or content sharing.>>Danielle Ricks: That’s
great, thank you Suzanne. So we’re really — really
happy to have so many vistas on the call with us, and to know that you are also
managing websites, there — we will then spend quite a
bit of time on analytics, and I think you’ll find that
very interesting for you all, and that you’re working
as a team, and we have some team
building and team efforts that we can show you there. So what we want to
look at right now — excuse me, losing my
voice — is a quick video. And we’ll — I’ll
share my desktop as soon as I get the rights. And this video is about
Google for non-profits. It’s a — the link
will be provided in the final presentation in the
final slide, and we can also — I’ll put that in the
chat if you like. But this is a — an overview
if you will of Google products for non-profits, and
how you can use it. And I think they kind of say
it better than we ever could. So be mindful of the volume
as we get ready to go. Can everybody see it? Almost, it’s still loading. [ Silence ] Yes? Oh.>>[ Background Music ] Today countless organizations,
including many non-profits, use Google to save
time and money. Google Apps is a suite
of web-based tools that makes collaboration easy. From e-mail and calendar, to
documents and spreadsheets, these tools are designed to
help you improve productivity, and minimize IT hassles. G-Mail is Google’s e-mail
service that allows you to use your organization’s
domain name in your e-mail addresses. With just one click,
interact with your colleagues across the world
via text, voice, or video using the
built-in chat. G-Mail is customizable
to fit the look and feel of your organization. Integrated calendar
is another way to help your organization
manage time effectively. It’s easy to see and
manage other’s schedules. You can invite colleagues
to meetings and events, and keep track of RSVPs. Google Docs is a great way to
improve operational efficiency by creating, sharing,
and collaborating on documents online
in real time. Shared documents
can be restricted to certain users and
levels of access. Regardless of their location,
users can work on and comment on the same document
without having to e-mail attachments
back and forth. And with the revision
history feature, you can view all changes made to
a document by each collaborator. Google Forms makes it quick
and easy to collect data from colleagues,
donors, and members. In a few clicks your form is
created and ready to send out. After that, responses
are automatically added to a spreadsheet
that you control. Google Sites is the ideal place to tie together everything
you’ve accomplished in calendar, docs, and forms. Create your own free website
that can act as a central hub for everything that your
organization shares. You can also add YouTube videos,
photo slideshows, and more. Here are a few more
resources to check out. Google Fusion Tables to manage and visualize your
data immediately, Google Maps for collaborative
mapping of projects across your organization,
Open Data Kit to collect data out in the field,
and Google Analytics to measure the impact
of your website. To get started, apply for
Google for non-profits today.>>Danielle Ricks: Okay. So that is an overview of some
of the things that you can do with Google for non-profit,
and the suite of products that they have. And here’s a list here
of some of the things that are offered
specifically for non-profits. And you can see the
list goes on and on and on, it’s sort of endless. And again, I know it’s
a lot of information, but our hands-on tech team
is going to break it down and make it digestible
for you all. And so up next then
is Julie, you’re going to give us an overview,
are you not, on how non-profits
can use Google.>>Alright, thanks Danielle. So I want to give a brief
overview of the Google for non-profits offerings, available to non-profits
right now. The screenshot actually
in the background of this slide is the website, where you’ll get a lot of the
information about the offerings, and also the grants program
if your organization decides to go the Google route. So Google for non-profits
covers a lot of tools that are especially
beneficial to the small and the medium-sized
organization. One of the first things I wanted
to mention is the free version of Google Apps for G-Mail
that would allow a non-profit to operate under
its own domain name. Also included in the
offerings is the YouTube for non-profits program,
with the added features like transparent overlays
for donations on your videos. Another feature is
easy enrollment into the grants program,
which is actually housed under Google for non-profits. Organizations approved through
the grants program are given free ad words advertising money. So when you do a search query,
as we’ve all done before within, you’ll notice
that on the right-hand side of the page some
small ads appear. And this is ad space
that’s free for non-profits to post small advertisements
directing people to their site or to their campaign
that they’re hosting, and can be a number of things. If you want to apply for the
Google for non-profits program, you’ll need to be a
registered 50123 organization, one that doesn’t have
a strong religious or political affiliation. And the application process
is actually a single signup, and that covers Google Apps,
the ad words advertising, and also the constant
YouTube brand and channel. And then one final thing, all
of this is free for non-profits.>>Danielle Ricks:
Thank you, Julie. And so before we move on,
we’re going to start — the hands-on tech
team is going to dive into some specific products for
you all, and we’ll start with — we’ll take a look at a
video on how to use YouTube. But before we get there,
I wondered if you or Blake or Ben would like to
tell us a little bit about the hands-on tech
Pittsburgh and what you all do, and how you interact
with non-profits.>>Sure. So we’re a — we’re a
team of vistas in Pittsburgh, and — and our — sort
of our primary mission — this is Ben by the
way, I’m sorry — sort of our primary mission
is to work with non-profits in the city of Pittsburgh,
particularly those that have a — a strong
anti-poverty focus. And we’re going in and — and seeing what sort of
technology needs they have, and then tech assessments
for them, and then recruiting volunteers
to help them with those needs. So everything from web
design to social media and database development.>>Danielle Ricks: And Ben,
we’re going to take a look first at the YouTube channel, and
how non-profits can use that. Tell me a little bit about
YouTube, even — any — either of the three of you, talk to me a little bit
before we watch the video, just a little bit about YouTube and how you’ve seen
non-profits use them.>>Hello, this is Blake, and
I’m one of the other volunteers. Yeah, YouTube as Julie said,
you can have a customized brand of — branded channel,
and also with that, you know, customized banners. You can also have — you can
have donations like embedded in your videos, and these are
called call to action overlays. You can also have a —
a donate button close to your video that’s
connected to a Google checkout. Also there’s good analytics. You can see where your — where people are viewing your
video from, and, you know, where — whether, you know, it’s
blog traffic or — or what not. You can also have the ability to
select which video is featured, and you can upload videos
more than 15 minutes long. And there’s also
good fun things, like Do Gooder Non-profit
Video Award. So if your video
gets 10,000 views, you get a 2,500 dollar grant. And also there’s other contacts
— contacts like on Mick — my take on peace video
concepts — sorry about that. And also there’s live
video editing on YouTube. So you can put things
like stabilizing of video footage,
effects, and music. You can also upload video up
on mobile phones, webcams, or flipcams, and some
organizations give them out, so it’s pretty easy to do that.>>Danielle Ricks:
Great, thanks so much. We’re going to just watch
a little video from YouTube that explains in length what
you’ve just explained to us. You did a great job,
thank you very much. And so here we go.>>[ Background Music ] Does your organization have
a compelling story to tell?>>It would help if I would
share my desktop then, wouldn’t it?>>– connect with your
supporters, volunteer –>>Okay. Sorry guys,
there we go. [ Silence ]>>[ Background Music ] Does your organization have
a compelling story to tell? Do you want to connect with
your supporters, volunteers, and donors, but don’t
have the funds to launch expensive
outreach campaigns? The YouTube non-profit
program can help.>>If I could give one piece
of advice, it would be sign up for the YouTube
non-profit program. If I could give another piece
of advice, it would just be to capture the story
of your organization, use video to tell it, because
video is the most powerful medium by far.>>The non-profit program
helps you use YouTube as a powerful fundraising
tool for your organization.>>In one weekend we
managed to raise enough to feed 500,000 children
in school for one day. [Inaudible] views, and
had thousands of comments.>>And tell stories
that haven’t been told.>>Because you guys — the YouTube community
started sharing these videos, there’s been housing
programs started, and feeding programs started. Literally homeless people that were sleeping outside
slept inside last night, because of you guys.>>Over 10,000 non-profits are
already using YouTube’s premium tools for non-profits. Your organization can too. Learn more and apply at>>Danielle Ricks: Okay. So that’s a little
overview of what you can do with YouTube for non-profits. And now we are going to turn
it over to Julie and the gang, and Blake and Ben, and
they’re going to walk us through some Google Apps. And I’m going to
give rights to Julie. There we go. Okay Julie.>>Yes.>>Danielle Ricks: You now have
rights, and you should be able to share your desktop.>>Okay, perfect. So Google Apps allows the user
— you the user to aggregate all of your data and [inaudible]. A lot of you are probably
familiar with G-Mail, maybe you have personal accounts
or even professional accounts, if that’s the host that your
organization already uses. I use Google Apps
at my job every day. And it includes things
like my e-mail, calendar, search, and docs. So also our hands-on
tech website was built within Google Sites,
and it provides a lot of simple templates, very
easy to use and manage if that’s something
that you decide to do. So now I’d like to
give you an example. I want to show you how I
add an event to my calendar with the click ad feature. Alright, so right over here next
to create, and I’m going to say that I have meeting
with Ben on February 3rd at 10:00 a.m. Click Add,
and that will show — if I go back to last week — okay let’s try that
one more time. Okay, meeting with Ben –>>[Inaudible].>>– on 2 dash 9. [ Silence ]>>Okay, so now it has
showed up on my schedule, and that’s so easy
Google example to translate my quick phrase
into an actual calendar event. Okay, so now I’ll open a
shared doc that I am sharing with my co-worker Blake. And something that’s cool
with docs is that you can edit in real time with
your co-workers. So this green little
square up here, that represents B
Anaburg [phonetic], which is Blake Anaburg, and I can see everywhere there’s
green is where he is typing. So if Blake were to add
something to this document, I can just see exactly
where he’s typing at the — in real time. [ Silence ] Okay. And then also with G-Mail,
it’s run under the Google name, so it’s probably not surprising
that there’s a search feature. So for example, if I
wanted to find an old e-mail from Danielle Ricks,
all I would have to do is start typing her name, and all of these e-mails are the
most recent ones from Danielle, and it pulls up all
my recent e-mails, so finding anything
should not be a problem. Alright. [ Silence ]>>Danielle Ricks: Julie?>>Yes.>>Danielle Ricks: Okay. Do you want to go
over analytics first? Or do you want — let —
yeah, let’s do the analytics, and then we’ll do
the video afterwards.>>Okay. This is Ben,
I’m going to go ahead and grab the analytics, so –>>Danielle Ricks:
Great, thanks Ben.>>Let’s see, is Julie
still sharing your screen?>>Danielle Ricks: Yes.>>That is perfect, okay. Alright, so we use
Google Sites for our — our — handling tech sites. But one of the key
things with analytics is that you can actually use
this with any website. So you just have to embed
a little bit of code, and you can sort
of take advantage of all the things you
can do within analytics. We use this a lot to track
people when they’re looking at — at our site to see where our visitors are
coming from and what not. So this is kind of
a — a basic look. You can see the site, we had a
little bit of a peak last week. We sent out an e-mail, and that’s why we’re
seeing these sort of peaks and valleys come in. One of the things that we
particularly find useful as vitas is that we’re
recruiting volunteers, which I’m sure a lot of you are. Within the Google analytics, they have a newer feature
called visitor flow, and this actually shows
you where people go when they get to the site. It’s particularly useful, so you
see that the majority of people when they land on our home
page, a fair bit are going to the volunteer page, which
is what we want them to do, or go down to either the events
or to our mission statement. And we can see that
we’re pretty much split between non-profit
visitors, which we want to apply [inaudible] volunteers
that we need the help from out. So visitor flow makes
it very easy to see where people are coming from and
where they’re going on the site. It also allows you to see where
it anomalies, like why somebody from China is interested
in our program. I have no idea why,
but they’re on there. So analytics allows
you to do that. There’s also another feature,
let’s see, within the content. This is called — let me
see if I can scroll down. It’s called the in
page analytics. Let’s see if this
works this time. It allows you to see on the
site itself what people are clicking on. We’ll see if it loads up. Sometimes it’s a little buggy. It’s a new feature,
but it allows you to see percentage-wise —
hope you can all see that — exactly what people
are clicking on. So 11% is pretty
evenly distributed, which I guess is a good thing. Can see that not too many people
are going necessarily to — to the Pittsburgh [inaudible]
page, but are more looking at our program itself. And then one other last thing. I know there are a lot of
pieces within analytics, but you can see traffic sources. And this allows you to
see where the traffic to the page is coming
from, which is pretty — pretty useful when
you want to see if your host organization
is linking properly, or most of your traffic
is coming from a blog or a newspaper article.>>Danielle Ricks: So
I just have a couple of questions for you guys. We have some pretty
advanced people on the call, which is great, but we are going
to archive the slides of this. What is analytics? We hear that name
thrown around a lot. For people who may not
be sure what that is, let’s just give a
definition of that. And then secondly, all
this information is great, what do you do with it? After you get all
of this information, do you put it in a report? Does it help you decide what
you’re going to put on your blog or what you’re going
to put on your website? How do you use this information? So what is it, and
then how do you use it?>>Sure. Well analytics in
general is kind of a term a lot of different companies use, and
it generally means looking at — at data, looking at incoming
research, and analyzing it to sort of package it
and make it useful. So sort of to — to do that,
most of what we use analytics for is just seeing how
our website’s performing, just to see if — if our newsletter did
accurately go out. If we don’t see a — a big spike after we send an e-mail then
maybe the link was wrong in the e-mail. It does help us to
sort of see if some of our partner organizations
are referring properly. We’ve had some blogs that posted
on our program, and we wanted to make sure they were
actually driving traffic to see that it was a relationship
that made sense for us to keep working with. But generally for us it’s a
little bit more just seeing if the site’s working properly. You can package the data and
do some other things with it. And some of our non-profits
can use it sort of to see if, you know, people are coming
to their page and donating, or if they’re hitting the front
page and they’re not clicking on a page for donate,
then they, you know, sort of adjust the way
the front page looks. You know, you — you want
that traffic to be driven to the appropriate areas.>>Danielle Ricks: Great. Anybody else want to add
to that, or are we good?>>We’re good.>>Danielle Ricks: Alright. So we are going to
take rights back.>>Alright. [ Silence ]>>Danielle Ricks: Okay. Give us a couple of seconds. And so the only thing
that we wanted to share with you all is then
the Google Sites. They talked a little bit earlier
that — about building — the team did, about
building a Google site. And for those of you
who have not done it, we have done an entire
Social Media Monday web shop on — web shop on websites. And so you are more than welcome
to check out our archives for some back Social Media
Monday web shops on that. But just very quickly I
wanted to share my desktop, and go ahead and show
you a video that sort of describes what is
available in Google Sites. Oh. This is an introduction
to Google Sites, and I’m hoping everyone
can see my desktop. Here we go.>>Google Sites makes websites
and Wikis simple, and it’s free. Create and publish a new
page with just a few clicks. Add info just like you do in
a document, just start typing. And you can insert
pictures, videos, or other types of content. Make as many pages as you like,
and arrange them as you please. All your info is stored
securely online in one place. You can make your site
public or private, and control who can
edit your site. Getting started is easy, and there are a number
of helpful templates. More than just a visual theme, site templates can
include site structure, custom page templates,
embedded gadgets, and more. So whether you’re making a site
for business, school, a club, or your family, you spend
less time getting set up. Get your site at>>Danielle Ricks: Okay that
was short and sweet, right? So now we are going to go ahead and do our case study,
in the day of a life. Julie, I am read for
you to get started.>>Okay. You know, it’s
easy for us to talk about all the new great Google
tools that are out there. But I want to sort of paint
you a picture of the day in the life, and the
practicality of all — everything that we’ve
mentioned so far. So Julie starts her day by checking her agenda via her
Google calendar on her iPhone. She sees that she has
a meeting scheduled with a local non-profit
in the afternoon. So she arrives at the office,
pulls up her custom Google site, which is tailored to show the
upcoming events of the day, volunteer registration
forms, docs, and e-mail. She remembers that she wanted
to request Blake’s permission to include a photo in a
Google Doc presentation. So she sends him a quick
Google Chat message. He replies okay, that’s fine. Thanks for asking. So Julie plays with the photo
in a Google Docs presentation for the upcoming meeting, and she shares the
presentation with Blake. Later in the afternoon, a
freak blizzard hits the city, and disrupts traffic flow. Blake realizes that all of the
volunteers scheduled to work at that day’s project will
probably not be able to make it. So he logs into his
Google Plus account, and starts a video hangout
with the volunteer circle that he previously created. Blake then refers to his
Google Fusion Table map to see which scheduled volunteers live in the closest proximity
to the project site. Through the hangout
Blake is able to notify his volunteers
living closest to the site that they should continue to
not — to plan on showing up. In the meantime, Blake receives
a number of missed phone calls to his Google Voice
number from the volunteers. The voice messages
are transcribed and sent to his G-Mail. He can quickly scan
them and determine which individuals will be able
to make it to the project. That afternoon, Julie
meets with the non-profit, and returns to the office to
archive her notes and plans. She does this on her co-worker’s
computer that she borrowed since hers was stolen at the local coffee
shop the week before. Even though her work and
her work laptop was stolen, her data remains secure
because it was stored completely on the cloud. She is still able to perform
her job as an [inaudible] vista, completing daily tasks like checking her website’s
incoming traffic via Google analytics, sharing
documents with her colleagues in Google Docs, and managing
her agenda with Google Calendar. Regardless of what issues may
arise during their [inaudible] vista year of service, Julie
and Blake feel confident that they can rely
on Google Apps to help create sustainability, and build capacity
in their community.>>Danielle Ricks:
Alright, thank you. So that’s the day in the life. That’s great. And so we wanted
to leave some time for some questions and answers. I saw someone’s hand was
raised, but I’m wondering if you were able to get
your question in the chat. [ Silence ] Are there any questions
from anyone on the call?>>At this time if you would
like to ask a question, press star 1 on your
telephone keypad. [ Silence ] There are no questions
at this time. [ Silence ]>>Okay, well if you think
of something along the way, please let us know either in
the chat or by pressing star 1, and we will be sure to
answer your question.>>And there will also
be an opportunity later on to keep the conversation
going on the vista campus, and we’ll provide that
link for you as well.>>I do have a question.>>Okay.>>This comes from Wendy. Have you ever had issues
with people finding out — finding or not finding
your Google site?>>I will turn that over
to the hands-on tech folks.>>So whether or not people
are finding it at all. We — we’ve benefitted
that Pittsburgh Cares, our organization, it’s
pretty well known here and they’ve given us some
referral links to the point now where I think if you Google
hands-on tech Pittsburgh we come up pretty close to the top. But we found out early
on getting posted on a local non-profit blog
actually helped a lot, as they had already
had a lot of traffic. So sometimes just getting
the early referrals from other websites,
be them, you know, blogs or community
organizations, or local council
members or something like that sometimes
can help jump start.>>Great, thank you so much. We have another question
from Amanda. Does Google charge to use
their donation checkout? [ Silence ]>>Hands-on tech team?>>That’s a good question. Blake’s going to answer it. Or well, they’re — they’re
going to start charging on March 12th I think. It’s actually a — a point
of contention we’ve run into. They — they were free if you
were under the grants program, but it looks like they’re
going to be revoking that. We’re still working to
get that hammered out, but I believe their
checkout is now similar to Paypal, or will be in March.>>Wonderful, thanks
for clarifying that. Hopefully it’ll — it’ll work
out to in our — in our benefit. Does anyone else — oh
good, another question. What tool did you use
to create the A Day in the Life of case study? I like it.>>Well actually we used
PowerPoint to grab everything, and to load ’em into the
PowerPoint presentation. But a lot of the images
came from Google themselves, and Julie provided — Julie,
you want to let us know where you got your images?>>Yeah. Some of them
are just screenshots, and then we added the
[inaudible] to, you know, put our own text in there, make it personalized
for hands-on tech. The story idea, we hosted a
workshop back in November, it was along with in lines of
what we’re presenting on today. And one of the Googlers
did a Day in the Life, and I simply recreated
it and added a few things so it pertained more to vista
work, and non-profits as well.>>And we’re so glad you all
liked it, because it just kind of ties everything together,
and you guys did a great team — hands-on tech team for
that, and great job, Julie.>>All great questions. Are there any others
before we move on? Remember you can access the
chat feature, or press star 1. Alright, well we
will move forward. But if I see any
questions that come up, we’ll be sure to answer them.>>Great, thanks everyone. And as always we do want to
remind you of a few things to keep in mind regarding
social media and your service. First of all the
Hatch [phonetic] Act, as you may be familiar with, which restricts any political
activity as a vista member. So just to remind you
that that does apply to your online activities as
well as your offline activities. Of course, you know, to be
tasteful and appropriate in your online interactions,
that you are representing vista, and so would like to do that
in accordance with, you know, the vista spirit as well. And then of course
to stay safe online. Protect yourself and
your organization, and just a few tips
on doing that, obviously to keep your passwords
in a secure place and not to share them with
anyone, to be select — selective in setting up your
username and e-mail address, and make sure that it
reflects what’s appropriate for your organization,
obviously to ignore users that are unwanted, and also
to just be very mindful of your interactions online. And we’ve provided
links to these resources at the bottom of
the page as well. Also you’ll notice that we
have opened the evaluation. So if you would, just take a few
moments while we are wrapping up to give us your feedback. We really do take
a look at that, and try to improve
on each session. So we want to make sure that we’ve heard your
voice in that as well. [ Silence ] Another thing we’d like to
remind you of is campus tours. Campus tours are
offered twice a month, and available on
the vista campus. The easiest way to access those
is by using the calendar feature that you see there on the — the bottom left portion
of the screenshot. These are offered on
different — different topics, but are designed to give you
an overview of the resources and materials available
on the vista campus. And so we do encourage you
to partake in one of those, and also share those
with others at your site, so you can get a sense of the — the wealth of information that
exists on the vista campus.>>And this is a
list of the links that were provided
during the web shop. If you would like to go back
and see some of the videos that we played, or look at
some of the links for setting up the web shop, YouTube for
non-profits, Google grants, and then we also hope that you
will visit the hands-on tech Pittsburgh site as well. The next slide are the vista
social media useful links. This is where you will
find [inaudible] vista across social media platforms. And so if you’re not following
us on any of those spaces, we do encourage you to do that. And so those are the links
for — to our various sites.>>And that’s — oh excuse me. And as always, I thank
you for joining us — joining us on today’s session. We really enjoy having
you with us, and some of the [inaudible]
April, our next web shop will be on planning events, and so we
will be showcasing different tools such as Meetup or
Event Bright [phonetic] that you can use to really
bring your online interactions offline, and — and
really benefit from a face to face contact with others
who are working in your area, or at your — in your location. So please join us
for that, and again, thank you for your
participation today. If you haven’t filled
out the evaluation, please go ahead and do so. And any other questions,
you can always find us on the Social Media Monday
forum on — on the vista campus, where we can continue
the conversation.>>Thanks everyone.>>Thank you, have a good day.>>Thanks everyone.>>This does conclude
today’s conference call. You may now disconnect.

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