Winter Tech Camp
Feb 3 – Feb 6 all-day
Americorps Kickoff Service Project
Feb 15 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
HealthCorps Volunteer Management Training
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

A private training for members of HealthCorps on recruiting and managing volunteers.

Understanding Facebook Workshop
Mar 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Not sure what the world of social media can do for you? Do you have a Facebook page, but aren’t sure how to get the most out of it? Come to Google Pittsburgh on March 19th at 10:30am for a hands-on workshop on the basics of social media, as well as how to navigate the cornerstone of social media: Facebook. The workshop will be led by Pittsburgh’s own Tori Mistick!


Tori believes the worst crime of fashion is blending in, and vies to be unique in everything she does for herself and her clients. In addition to managing social media accounts for several local independent businesses, Tori also contributes to several non-profits throughout the year, in particular the Shadyside Chamber of Commerce.

Tori holds a Masters of Science in Digital Arts & Technology and a Bachelors degree in Integrated Marketing Communications, both from Duquesne University; and a Certificate in Fashion Promotion from London College of Fashion.


This workshop will be the first in a three-part series, hosted by Google Pittsburgh and HandsOn Tech Pittsburgh.  Use the widget below to register.

Google Apps & Office Hours Workshop
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Curious about the benefits you could get from free Google products? Want to learn how to advertise your nonprofit with the largest search engine in the world? Or do you just want to ask a question to the experts?

Sign up for our Google Apps workshop and open office hours on Thursday, March 28th, and come to Google Pittsburgh for a hands-on presentation on how your nonprofit can streamline productivity with Google Apps. After the scheduled presentations, Googlers will be available to answer any technological questions you might have!

10:00am – 11:00am – Google Apps Presentation
11:00 – 12:00pm – Google AdWords Presentation
12:00 – 1:30pm – Ask a Googler Open Q&A

Use the widget below to register.

Finding Your Voice: A Social Media Content Development Workshop
Apr 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Not sure what to say on Twitter? Looking for a relevant status update? Trying to connect your mission with your audience? Join us for a content development workshop with Cynthia Closkey, local Pittsburgh web guru.

Cynthia will help you develop the social media style of your organization’s mission. She will lead an experiment to determine the voice of your organization. Updating your social media is not only about what to say, but how to say it. Come learn with us at Google Pittsburgh on April 17th, 10:30am.


Cynthia Closkey is the president of Big Big Design, and she loves to help everyone get the most out of the Internet.

With three degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and years of experience at high-tech companies across the country, she brings together skills in marketing strategy, UI design, communications, product design, business process improvement, and management.

A native of Butler, PA, Cindy has been a member of the board of Butler Downtown. She’s currently a partner and board member of SVP Pittsburgh. Cindy runs the Pittsburgh Bloggers online blog directory, which she co-founded in 2004. She teaches web publishing at Point Park University.

In 2010 Cindy was honored as an influential Woman in Media by the Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania.


Registration for this workshop is only available for the staff of Pittsburgh nonprofit organizations. This workshop series is hosted by Google Pittsburgh and HandsOn Tech Pittsburgh.

Cyber Security in Social Media Workshop
Apr 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
This unique workshop is divided into two halves. Join us at Google Pittsburgh, April 23rd at 10:30 am to learn more about Social Media Security and Advanced Techniques.
The first discussion group will be attending a workshop on “Social Media Security For Nonprofits:How to protect private information in a public world” by Craig Grella of OrgSpring.

The following topics, as they relate the the 3 major social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Google+), will be discussed:

  • Facebook security and privacy settings
  • Twitter security and privacy settings
  • Google + security and privacy settings
  • Keeping organizational information private
  • Keeping employee information private
  • How to find a list of applications which can access your information
  • Individual, private, and public sharing options on each social media network
  • Social media policies for nonprofits
When finished, you’ll have a thorough understanding of your privacy and security options on each social media network, and a guide for creating your own social media policy for your organization as a guideline for employee usage.
The second dicsussion group will be learning and discussing advanced user techniques for all major social media platforms.
These user techniques will include:

  • Customizing dashboards, feeds
  • Creating multiple users
  • Geolocation
  • Tagging, Hashtagging, RTs and @replies
  • Integration across Social Media channels
  • Impactful Visuals
  • Q&A, Hands-on learning
Upon completion, you will have the tools and a suggested roadmap for building your audience with these techniques.
Registration for this workshop is only available for the staff of Pittsburgh nonprofit organizations. This workshop series is hosted by Google Pittsburgh and HandsOn Tech Pittsburgh.

8th Annual Pittsburgh Conference on Child Maltreatment
Apr 26 all-day

HandsOn Tech will be facilitating a presentation titled “Workflow Efficiency: Collaboration in the Cloud” for attendees of the 8th Annual Child Maltreatment Conference on Friday, April 26th.

Registration for the two-day conference is available through the links provided above.

Twitter & Social Media Strategy Workshop
May 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn the basics of Twitter and how you can use it for marketing and PR. This presentation will cover everything from Twitter lingo and best practices to more advanced techniques.

You will learn:

  • What Twitter is and why it’s important
  • How to use Twitter to engage the community and monitor your brand
  • What makes content engaging on Twitter
  • How to measure your performance on Twitter

Alyssa Gallagher (@AlyssaGal) is a marketing professional and social media strategist at a Top 100 accounting firm. In her current position, she manages multiple social media platforms and has previously worked with several local businesses on their social campaigns.

Alyssa holds a BA in English Literature and Business from the University of Pittsburgh. She enjoys running, baking and reading books on her Kindle in her spare time.

Attract and Engage: Define Your Process for Effective Cultivation
May 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Attract and engage — the first two steps towards effective and successful cultivation of supporters, volunteers, and donors of your mission. During this 2-hour session, nonprofit fundraising experts from DonorPro will lay out a proven approach of attracting and engaging new constituents who’ll turn into some of your biggest supporters.

We’ll discuss practical tactics, strategy, and technology to welcome new constituents into your network and how to build them into your cultivation funnel.

Light food and beverage will be provided by DonorPro.