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Employees need to be continually trained in technology as it evolves, whether you’re talking about staying on top of cybersecurity, data management or tech strategy.
Nonprofits, which may rely heavily on fundraising and digital marketing, are no exception, but training costs can be a struggle. Tech Impact, the parent of ITWorks and the Delaware Data Innovation Lab with a home in Wilmington, has a new educational offering designed to make training more accessible for orgs in the nonprofit sector.
Simply called Tech Impact’s All Access Pass, nonprofits can access hundreds of hours of webinars, live virtual courses, and an on-demand library of tech topics.
“It’s really a collection for nonprofits to learn about how to leverage technology effectiveness,” Executive Director Patrick Callihan told Technical.ly. “There are all kinds of training programs for anything from cybersecurity to data analytics to cloud computing. There’s also a number of very significant research reports about things like donor management systems for nonprofits.”
Some of the resources are free, but to get full access, the pass has a yearly fee that costs about the same amount as contracting one professional training workshop.
“The idea here is that we could bottle and sell these passes to foundations who can then provide grants to the nonprofits that they’re supporting,” Callihan said. “It’s part of our mission, which is leveraging technology for social impact. We invest in technology, basically.”
The all-virtual programming, hosted on a learning management system, is currently available nationally. It’s part of Tech Impact’s overall growth strategy.
“I think we really are positioning ourselves as a leader for technology,” Callihan said. “We want to distribute as much learning as we can. And so we’re striving to make that as accessible as possible.”
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Upcoming Delaware events and deadlines
- Juneteenth celebrations are still happening throughout the month:
- Secure Delaware is seeking in-person presenters for its 2022 cyber security conference in October. Application deadline is June 24.
- Anara Original, part of the Original Coloure Collective, will host the Visual Vibe Art Fest in downtown Wilmington on Saturday, June 25, featuring neighborhood vendors, art, music, food, cocktails and selfie stations. Anara founder Sara A. Crawford is one of Technical.ly’s 2022 RealLIST Connectors.
- Pride isn’t over yet! Wilmington’s biggest Pride event, Pridezilla, is happening at The Queen on Sunday, June 26, featuring Delco fave Aunt Mary Pat and Daya Betty, Jasmine Kennedie and Ariel Versace of Ru Paul’s Drag Race, plus an after-party with DJ Carl Michaels.
- Note if your small business is just getting into ecommerce: The Emerging Enterprise Center is offering free ecommerce workshops on Tuesday, June 28 at its Wilmington location at 920 Justison on the Riverfront.
- P&G Ventures, Proctor & Gamble’s early-stage startup studio, is seeking entrepreneurs and inventors for its Innovation Challenge. Deadline is June 30.
- Tickets for the 2022 #MILLSUMMIT, coming Aug. 2 to 4, are on sale now. The hybrid event will be live at The Queen on Aug. 3.
- ChristianaCare has launched a pilot of five nurse-assisting robots.
- Chancery Court news: This week, Gov. John Carney nominated Nathan Cook to serve as vice chancellor of the Court of Chancery and Kelly Hicks Sheridan as a commissioner for the Family Court in New Castle County.
- Chip Rossi, Bank of America’s Delaware market president, has been appointed to the Delaware State University Board of Trustees and was sworn in by Board Chair Dr. Devona Williams during the June 15 board meeting.
- And did you see Technical.ly’s third annual RealLIST Connectors? Check out our latest roundup of Delawareans keeping the local tech and business community close.