TechSoup.Org – Technology by the Bowlful for Your Genealogy Society

TechSoup.Org – Technology by the Bowlful for Your Genealogy Society

Summary Details

Length: 60 minutes

Summary: Are you familiar with TechSoup.org and what’s on the menu in terms of free and low-cost technology available to your genealogy society? Learn how you can tap into the extensive TechSoup.org network to stay current with technology.

Description:  TechSoup.org is a consortium of vendors seeking to make sure that non-profit organizations have the best and most up-to-date technology available. Learn how your society can become a member of TechSoup.org and start reaping the benefits – benefits which go beyond technology products. TechSoup.org is a comprehensive community providing education and support along with technology offerings.

Audience Level: Beginner, Genealogy society board member or leader, Genealogy society member

Requirements: Projection for laptop/netbook computer on large screen; internet connection – wired or wireless (preferred in order to show live websites and resources).

Content: 4 page handout

Outline

  • The Technology Divide
  • Overview of Techsoup.org
  • Creating a TechSoup.org Account
  • Qualifying for TechSoup.org Benefits
  • Ordering Products
  • Staying Looped-In – Email Notifications
  • Keep Up Your Tech Quotient – TechSoup.org’s Learning Center
  • TechSoup.org Community
  • Blog and Forums
  • Glossary
  • Links

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