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School of Informatics and Computing

Serve IT at Nonprofit Central
April 11, 2014

Coming up in the next 3 weeks Serve IT will be doing trainings at the library. Below are blurbs by each of the hosts about each of their trainings. Check them out and come see us at the library!

Common Formulas for Budgeting on 4/15/2014:

The first lesson will cover Microsoft Excel formulas in the context of financial budgeting! You will leave with tools that will help you feel comfortable working with Excel for numerous projects. Come out to the Monroe County Public Library in Bloomington on April 15th, 2014 at 1 pm to learn more!

This lesson will be using a pre made workbook you can down load here.

  • Training Workbook 1
  • Training Workbook 2
  • -Garrett Bell and Katherine Henick

    Managing/Analyzing data in Excel on 4/21/2014:

    This session will cover a few basic Microsoft Excel functions with the addition of charts and their various usages within Microsoft Word and Excel. We’ll start with the IF function and learn its helpful uses to sort data, and move onto worksheet referencing that will give you the knowledge to grab information from other, outside worksheets. We’ll then be moving onto the various Excel and Word charts, and their appropriate uses that will represent your data in the best, and clearest way possible. After all, you will have the know-how to make use of Excel’s built in functions, and the ability to deliver information through charts in a more clear, and vivid way.

    -Adrian Hicks

    Project Management on 4/30/2014:

    This training will go over the basics of four very useful project management tools. We will begin with an introduction to Podio, an online work platform. We will then go over other sites/ applications including, Smartsheet, Mavenlink, and Gantter Project. After this training, you will have acquired enough basic knowledge of these tools to beging using them on your own!

    -Morgyn Thompson

    The Latest News from Serve IT

    Fall and Summer Intership applications are open!
    February 19, 2014

    It's that time of the semester! The sun is shining, the temperature is rising, and a opportunity to become a Serve IT intern has arrived. Yes it's true, Serve IT internship applications have opened for the Spring, 2014 semester. We welcome any and all IU students to apply, but backgrounds in nonprofit management, design, business, and technology are preferred. Interns will be eligible for up to 3 hours of internship credit per session and will be expected to contribute a mininum of 60 hours of work in the clinic per semester per credit hour taken. This translates to 4 hours per week per credit hour during the 15-week semester.

    Applications are due by 5pm on Friday, March 7th and can be found here.

    Serve IT client applications open for the Spring 2014 semester
    November 4, 2013

    Client applications for Serve IT for the Spring 2014 semester are now open! The application can be found here. The clinic is looking to bring in 4-6 new local nonprofit clients starting in late January of 2014. Rolling applications will be accepted with a due date of November 22nd for full consideration. Clients who are chosen will undergo a needs assessment of current operations, will be assisted through the development of a strategic IT plan, and then a student intern team will help the organization work through that plan. There is currently no cost associated with participation in the project.

    Potential services that can be provided would be determined by further discussion with prospective clients, and could include such activities as:

    • Product research, purchase, and licensing
    • Consulting
    • Workflow and efficiency
    • Policy development
    • Strategic implementation of social media or mobile platforms.
    • Product development
    • Graphic design
    • Web design and development
    • Desktop software design and development
    • Mobile application development
    • Communications
    • Hardware refurbishment and/or purchase
    • Database development
    • Customized Training: On-site, off-site, and/or web-based
    • Equipment Donation Match-Maker
    • On-Site and remote Tech Support (repair & installation of software)
    • IT Grant writing
    Serve IT client applications open for the Spring 2014 semester

    Clients will be chosen based on four criteria, the most important of which is (1) whether the potential projects will provide a good learning opportunity for the students involved. The remaining criteria include (2) the relative stability of the organization, (3) the apparent need for the technology services provided, and (4) whether the organization meets or is presumed to meet the IRS definition of a charitable organization under section 501(c)3.
     
    Each client organization chosen must have one liaison staff member or volunteer who can devote some time each week coordinating with the student team. That staff member should expect to spend on average 1-2 hours per week minimum working with the teams, and should be empowered to make decisions on the services provided by the team.

    To apply to be one of the Serve IT clients for the Spring, please answer the questions on the application and email the document to serveit@indiana.edu by November 22nd, 2013 to receive priority consideration. Questions may be addressed to the Director, Matt Hottell, at the same email address.

    Serve IT at Nonprofit Central
    October 28, 2013

    Serve IT and Nonprofit Central are working together to help local nonprofits with technology! Serve IT now has drop in hours at Nonprofit Central. Our interns will be there to answer a range of questions from Social Media best practices for nonprofits to more technical computer questions. We can provide resources to get you on the right track. Our interns are there to help!

    Location:
    Nonprofit Central
    Second Floor of the Monroe Country Public Library
    303 E Kirkwood, Bloomington, IN

    Weekly Drop-in Schedule:

    • Monday: 3PM - 5PM
    • Tuesday: 1PM - 3PM
    • Wednesday: 3PM - 5PM
    • Thursday: 2PM - 4:30PM

    Serve IT internship applications now open!
    October 3, 2013

    Serve IT internship applications have opened for the Spring, 2014 semester. As always, any IU student of any level is welcome to apply, but backgrounds in nonprofit management, design, business, and technology are preferred. Interns will be eligible for up to 3 hours of internship credit per session and will be expected to contribute 60 hours of work in the clinic per semester per credit hour taken. This translates to 4 hours per week per credit hour during the 15-week semester.

    Applications are due by 5pm on Friday, October 25th and can be found here.

    Serve IT off and running for a new semester
    August 26, 2013

    Serve IT is back and bigger than ever with 66 interns working on 12 teams for the Fall 2013 semester! New clients include LifeDesigns, Early Music in Motion, the Salvation Army, Bring Hanah Home, the National School Reform Faculty, and Lotus Education and Arts Foundation.We are looking forward to a great semester working with all-new client teams!

    Batchelor Student Information System Goes Live
    August 15, 2013

    Batchelor Middle School had a problem. Students attend 30-minute tutorial sessions 3 times per week, engaging with teachers in topics like remedial math, Spanish Club, and many other options. The issue that arose was that no central system for managing student assignment to the sessions existed. Students could end up in the wrong tutorial session, and administration didn't have a good idea of where students were. Enter Serve IT.

    Starting in Spring, 2013, Serve IT teams designed and developed a system to allow Batchelor students to sign up for the sessions, while teachers and administrators could shift students into alternate sessions as needed. Attendance can now be taken, and administration now knows exactly where each student is. The system went live for the Fall, 2013 semester. Special thanks to lead Developer Frank Granger for his huge role in the project!

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