The Popcorn Series

Brought to you by Tulsa Tech and Prodigy & Co.

The Popcorn Series is a collection of “pop-up” workshops to educate, engage, and entertain. The topics range from marketing materials to organizational strategies to help you accomplish your goals. If you are a small business, a nonprofit, or simply a life-learner, these workshops are for your benefit! See the dates and descriptions below to attend one today!

APRIL

Thursday, April 4 – WordPress 101

Monday, April 8 – How to Get Things Done

Tuesday, April 16 – Asana 101

Monday, April 22 – Presenting Yourself & Your Business

Friday, April 26 – How to Earn Revenue as a Nonprofit

Tuesday, April 30 – Crafting a Strategic Life Plan

MAY

Tuesday, May 7 – Cultivating High-Impact Boards

Friday, May 10 – Exhausted to Energized

Wednesday, May 15 – Instagram 101 (repeat)

Tuesday, May 21 – Social Media Analytics 101

Thursday, May 30 – FriendRaising for Your Nonprofit’s Future

June

Wednesday, June 5 – Video Basics for Marketing

Tuesday, June 11 – Logo & Packaging Design for Startups

Monday, June 17 – Coordinating Nonprofit Volunteers

Friday June 21 – Mindfulness for the Workplace

Thursday, June 27 – Getting Government Contracts

WordPress 101

WordPress 101

Thursday, April 4
11:30am – 1:00pm
@ 36 Degrees North

So you have a website that was built in WordPress and you’re wondering how to make some basic changes without crashing your site.  Or you’ve decided on WordPress for your platform and you want to understand some of the basics. This 101 workshop is for you!!!

We will cover WordPress fundamentals:

  • How to navigate within the CMS (content management system) – Menu options, Themes, etc.
  • How to make minor changes – add images/video, edit and add text, link URLs, add buttons and pages
  • Learn key terms and concepts to help you work more effectively with a web developer

This session is designed to give you novice basic knowledge and tools.  A light scrape of DIY functionality into the world of WordPress.

 (This class will not go into downloading the codex, setting it up, SSL, full page development)

 

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Presenter: William Nozak – Nozak Consulting

How to Get Things Done

How to Get Things Done

Monday, April 8
11:30am – 1:00pm
@ 36 Degrees North

Are you overwhelmed by your to-do list? Have 10,000 emails in your inbox? Or are you simply looking for strategies to get more done with less stress? Join Jessica Blake, Productivity Consultant, as she guides us through the top challenges her clients struggle with: task management systems, email, and calendar. She’ll give us practical strategies to start making improvements in your work immediately.

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Presenter: Jessica Blake – Blake Consulting Group

Tuesday, April 16 
11:30am – 1:00pm
@ 36 Degrees North

Need a guide on how to use Asana? We’ve got you covered! Come learn the basics of project and task management. We will discuss how to use the system, setting up teams and projects, creating and managing tasks, how to manage workflow, and more. Learn the best tips, tricks, and hacks for utilizing Asana to reach maximum productivity!

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Presenter: Jessica Kinsey – Prodigy & Co

Monday, April 22
11:30am – 1:00pm
@ 36 Degrees North

The way you present yourself and your business to potential customers, partners, and the community matters. How you approach people, how you talk to them, and what you leave with them all give an impression of you and your business. This workshop will help you showcase your brand in a way that is clear and resonates with your target customers. Come learn how to spend your money on the right things when it comes to promotional products.

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Presenter: Jude Yahn – Fully Promoted / EmbroidMe

Friday, April 26
11:30am – 1:00pm
@ 36 Degrees North

Donations from foundations, companies, and individuals make up most of the funding for nonprofits. But what if you could earn revenue through programming, products, or services? Earned revenue is unrestricted money and can lessen your dependence on grants and donations. Learn the basics of how a nonprofit can earn revenue in a way that doesn’t impact those you serve and isn’t overly distracting for your staff.

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Presenter: Jessica Kinsey – Prodigy & Co

Tuesday, April 30
11:30am – 1:00pm
@ 36 Degrees North

Do you want to know the key to career success? Join us to learn how to find your unique purpose and craft a flexible plan to lead you to success. In this workshop, we will discuss and craft three documents–The Plan, The Brand, and The Schedule–that together will give you a blueprint for success and catapult you to the next level.

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Presenter: Kojo Asamoa-Caesar – 36°N

Tuesday, May 7
11:30am – 1:00pm
@ 36 Degrees North

Do you want board members to provide strategic value for your nonprofit? And you want to move away from ineffective “reporting” meetings and retire fundraising strategies that simply aren’t working. In this workshop, we’ll explore the characteristics of a high-impact board and identify the steps nonprofit leaders can take to facilitate a smooth transition. We can help you create that high-impact board of directors that will accelerate your mission.

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Presenter: Lindsay Jordan – Write On Fundraising

Friday, May 10
11:30am – 1:00pm
@ 36 Degrees North

Exhaustion limits your choices, negatively affects your energy levels, and suffocates your success. The question then becomes, “How can you move from Exhausted to Energized?” In this workshop, we will discuss three energy management principles to keep you energized! Come learn how to balance energy levels and build stamina to allow you to stay energized for success every day.

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Presenter: Debra Olejownik – Tulsa Tech

Wednesday, May 15
11:30am – 1:00pm
@ 36 Degrees North

Back by popular demand!

How do you get started with Instagram? We can show you how to optimize your profile, gain followers, and build an engaged audience. We cover creating a compelling profile page, how to post, using hashtags, engaging with others, and more. Designed with small business owners, bloggers, and online entrepreneurs in mind, but will apply to anyone who wants to share their ideas and expertise and grow an engaged following. *This session will not cover paid advertising on Instagram.

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Presenters: Amanda McKinney – AM Marketing and Jessica Kinsey – Prodigy & Co

Social Media Analytics 101

Tuesday, May 21
11:30am – 1:00pm
@ 36 Degrees North

Having trouble analyzing your social media marketing? This workshop will provide a moderate dive into tracking patterns and engagements across multiple social media platforms. We will cover the basics of Google Analytics and how your social media traffic can directly lead to your website so you can make those sales!

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Presenter: Tara Moses

Thursday, May 30
11:30am – 1:00pm
@ 36 Degrees North

How do you develop a true mutually beneficial friendship with your donors? How do you truly create a community to your constituents and my donors? We will discuss what separates friendraising from fundraising and why it’s more effective. This workshop will teach you how to approach long-term relationships with donors.

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Presenter: Chris Zervas –
Summit Solution Group

Wednesday, June 5
11:30am – 1:00pm
@ 36 Degrees North

Video content has the highest engagement online and on social media platforms, but it can be intimidating to get started. Learn the basics of how to set up a camera (even an iPhone) and lighting, figure out what to say and do during the video, and master how to utilize your videos across multiple platforms. This workshop is for beginners with little to no experience wanting to get started creating videos that can be used on your website, in advertisements, or on social media platforms.

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Presenter: Dan Bewley – Your Story Media

Tuesday, June 11
11:30am – 1:00pm
@ 36 Degrees North

Do you have a new business and need a logo or packaging design for your product but don’t have the cash to hire a graphic designer?  Learn the basics of how to create your own designs – from the theories of packaging design to the tactics of file formatting for print. We will have examples of what to do and what not to do, and determine what matters most for your brand when you are starting out.

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Presenter: Carter Jarrett – Buffalo Wine Co

Coordinating Nonprofit Volunteers

Coordinating Nonprofit Volunteers

Monday, June 17
11:30am – 1:00pm
@ 36 Degrees North

TBA

Presenter: TBA

Thursday, June 27
11:30am – 1:00pm
@ 36 Degrees North

The term “mindfulness” has made its way into popular culture, but what is it? Are we talking meditation, brain exercises, relaxation or what?

 

During this session, we will explore the benefits of mindfulness as a regular practice, why it’s important in the business world, and tangible techniques to help you become more present and productive! This workshop is an investment into your business and personal success!

 

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Presenter: Amy Hamilton – Tulsa Tech

Thursday, June 27
11:30am – 1:00pm
@ 36 Degrees North

Do you qualify for any specific government certifications? How do you get government contracts? What about tax credits for specific designated groups? If you are asking these questions, this workshop is for you! We will discuss basic best practices when working with the government and specifically, how to get the contracts you need to help your organization become successful!

 

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Presenter: Angie Cash – Tulsa Tech

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