Last Friday General Assembly Meeting
Today, February 15th, will be our last weekly noon meeting to collaborate on the General Assembly session. Thank you to all of those who came and were willing to work together to find ways to support each other! We look forward to a terrific 2020 session!
Seeing the Bigger Picture
In an environment that seems more reactive all the time, it can be hard to step back and take a look at the bigger picture. But to fully understand the complex systems that have created our environment and to understand how best to change them, we need that view. Our Technology & Field Director, LaTonya Wallace, will provide our partners with new tools to look at these systems and analyze them. The System Dynamics workshop will be held on March 26th from 1 to 3 PM at UR Downtown in Richmond. This is based on work LaTonya has done with Google and Data for Black Lives. Find out more about how to dismantle oppressive systems and how to anticipate unintended consequences in our work.
Mini-Grants Available for Work in LatinX Communities in Shenandoah Valley
VCET is happy to be able to provide mini grants of $1,000 to community organizations doing work with the LatinX communities in the Shenandoah Valley. These grants are for organizations who are willing to work on raising awareness of the 2020 census and collect Pledge to Count cards. Organizations interested in applying for this funding should send a short (no more than one page) application to Julie Emery, our Executive Director at Julie@engageva.org. Applications are due by March 15th. Decisions will be made by early April.
March of Reckoning to Demand Northam Resign
There will be a March hosted by Justice RVA on Monday, February 18th to demand the resignation of Governor Northam. The event will start with a rally at Monroe Park (620 W. Main Street) at 10 AM. At 11 AM, they will march to the Capitol. Bring your signs, your art, music and drums.
Save the Date: 2019 Democracy Summit
Our 2019 Democracy Summit will take place on Saturday, April 13th at George Mason University – Science & Technology Campus (10900 University Blvd., Manassas, VA 20110) from 9 AM – 3 PM. Click here to register and contact our Program Manager, Alex Bratton, at email@example.com for more info.
Self-Care for Black Women in Leadership Program
Compass Point has opened registration for their Self-Care for Black Women in Leadership program. This is an eight month program where twelve Black women will meet five times as a learning community. There will be facilitators to help participants focus on healing and self-care. Their website says no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Report Available on Biggest 2019 Nonprofit Technology Trends
There’s a new report just out that looks back on the way technology changed in the nonprofit world in 2018 and what we might expect to see in 2019. Every Action is making the report available for free.
Data Tip of the Week
c3 Data and Compliance –
The c3 Data and Compliance is a compliance training required for partners to become familiar with the rules and regulations that affect your work, discusses what you can and can’t do with the tools and data, and what to look out for when doing your work.
Thursday, February 28th 1 – 2 pm EST
Wednesday, February 27th 4- 5 pm EST
Data Entry –
This webinar will cover the most common methods for entering data back into VAN. Those methods include Quick Mark, Grid View, Bar Codes, and Script View.
- Thursday, February 21st, 1-2 pm EST
Virtual Phone Bank –
This webinar will cover how to create a call list, the various VPB settings, a quick overview of open virtual phonebank, and how to record call results using VPB.
- Wednesday, February 20th 3:15 – 4:15 EST
- Data and Tools Compliance: https://goo.gl/for
- VAN 101 (Intro to VAN): https://goo.gl/forms/S4s
- VAN 102 (How to Create a List): https://goo.gl/forms/ne
- VAN 103 (Data to Program): https://goo.gl/forms
- MyCampaign Basics: https://goo.gl/forms/M
- Data Entry: https://goo.gl/forms/G9
- Reporting: https://goo.gl/form
- Virtual Phone Bank: https://goo.gl/forms/gpk