There’s a huge variety of digital tools out there today, and the idea of getting up to speed on everything you’d like to know may seem daunting. But a good place to start is with both new and familiar software from Microsoft. In order to support our community in digital transformation, last year TechSoup Courses and Microsoft launched the Microsoft Digital Skills Center for Nonprofits.
The Digital Skills Center offers a range of paid and free learning tracks, including great courses in the classics like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. But you can also take deep dives into tools like Teams and Power BI. Teams is a powerful collaboration software that increases productivity and communication across your organization, and Power BI is a powerful but user-friendly data aggregation and visualization tool. Expert-led courses from the Digital Skills Center can increase competency in all these tools for learners at all levels.
Kick off the new year with new skills. TechSoup is offering a limited number of learning tracks (courses) at 50% discount. Enroll by Dec 31 and learn at your own pace!
Microsoft Excel Training for Nonprofits from TechSoup – 50% Off.
This training is for nonprofit staff and volunteers who:
- Want to become more confident in their ability to use Excel
- Want to polish their spreadsheet skills
- Need to analyze large data sets to track program delivery
- Want to learn how to present well-formatted data
- Would like to add a new skill to their resumes while learning at their own pace
What You Will Learn
Excel 101 – Excel Basics | Build a foundation with the basics of how Excel works and how it can increase efficient donor tracking and more within your organization.
Excel 102 – Editing and Formatting Text | Effective visualization is essential for creating reports and analyzing data. This course covers how to use editing and formatting tools to make your worksheets and budgeting templates stand out.
Excel 103 – Designing Your Worksheets | There’s more to worksheets than most people know. This course takes a closer look at how to add and format tables so you can impress your board with your data.
Excel 104 – Using Formulas, Functions, and Calculations | Understanding how to use formulas and functions reduces the time you spend in Excel while improving your impact reporting. This course goes over formula creation, functions, and performing calculations.
Excel 105 – Using Functions to Format Text | This course covers how to use functions to quickly format your text, giving you the ability to customize your workbooks and brand your data.
Excel 106 – Formatting and Analyzing Charts | Eye-catching charts can be the differentiating factor in communicating your data. This final course explains how to format and analyze charts in Excel so that you can better understand your community’s needs, impact, and much more.
Microsoft Teams Training for Nonprofits from TechSoup – 50% Off.
Microsoft Teams helps your team communicate, collaborate, and be more productive even when you’re apart. You can run live events, host meetings, chat, and even share and edit files — all in one place.
This self-paced online training is for nonprofit staff and volunteers who:
- Use Office 365 or Microsoft 365
- Want to start using Microsoft Teams, but are not sure where to start
- Want to learn the basic setup of Microsoft Teams and increase knowledge of core features
- Want to collaborate more effectively with remote team members
- Would like to add a new skill to their resumes
What You Will Learn
Teams 101 | Discover how to start a team, manage team membership, and collaborate with team members in channels.
Teams 201 | Broaden your knowledge of the collaborative functions of Microsoft Teams that make it useful for an organization’s team-based project work. You will learn how to create posts, send messages, start chats and meetings, make calls as well as start and attend live events.
Ask the Expert | In this special, recorded “Ask the Expert” event, Microsoft’s Claudia Arrais shared tips for collaborating and using Teams. She also answered questions submitted by nonprofits like yours.