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DCN Helps Non-profits Catch Up, 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? Would you just like to better understand the ever-evolving world of modern Web-based communication? Davis Community Network can help.

DCN offers classes, assistance and resources that help local people and nonprofits keep pace in an increasingly Web-based environment, and provides tools that help nonprofits become more effective in doing
their jobs.

Today's best-run nonprofits are using the Internet more and more — just like businesses, universities and government institutions. They are taking full advantage of the Web and many of its new features, like interactive Web sites, blogs and social media to reach out, educate and engage their communities more effectively than ever before.

DCN's classes are free and take place in the city of Davis Training Lab, 600 A St. To register, contact or call (530) 750-1170.

Upcoming classes include:

E-MAIL LIST MANAGEMENT WITH MAILMAN Thursday, 9/10/2009, 6:30-8:00 p.m

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.  Instructor: Steve McMahon   

SimpleSites 2.0 WEBSITE CREATION Thursday, 9/17/2009, 6:30-8:00 p.m. 

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 Steve McMahon

SimpleSites 2.0 - SPECIAL WEBSITE TOOLS  Wednesday, 9/30/2009, 6:30-8:00 p.m. 

This class will focus on features and tools not covered in the SimpleSites 2.0 class. Learn how to use SimpleSite tools to integrate seamlessly with social networking tools, create slide shows, web forms, manage data, add blogs, maps, videos, RSS, a Mailman subscription form, etc. Knowledge of SimpleSites 2.0 preferred but not required. Instructor: Steve McMahon

WELL DESIGNED E-NEWSLETTERS  Thursday, 10/1/2009, 6:30-8:00 p.m. 

More and more, nonprofits and community groups rely upon the internet to distribute information to the public and to their constituencies. Many nonprofit newsletters are now sent via email to save on costs, reach more people and even save trees! This class will help you create a customized, attractive and well-designed template for e-newsletters and e-announcements.  Instructor: Steve McMahon

GOOGLE APPS Thursday, 11/5/2009, 6:30-8:00 p.m. 

Learn how to use free Google Apps tools for the benefit of your non-profit group. Instructor: Steve McMahon and Kimball Sargeant 

CSS (CASCADING STYLE SHEET) Thursday, 11/12/2009, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are a simple mechanism for adding style (e.g. fonts, colors, formatting) to Web documents.  Good CSS skills help ensure your website will be well-designed, user friendly and appealing to visitors. Instructor: Steve McMahon

To learn about other DCN resources and services for area nonprofits, visit the Resource Allocation Committee's page at

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