May 2013 – January 2014

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.

Building Relationships: The Real-World Benefits of Your Online Presence
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Curious how your 500 Likes can turn into 500 volunteers? Join us for a workshop about online relationships in the real-world. Local Nonprofit Social Media experts will be discussing successful donor campaigns, volunteer drives, and wishlisting.

Microsoft Office Tips & Tricks for Nonprofits
May 22 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Come spend the morning with the Microsoft Office specialists Julie Falvey and Michael Delon. They’ll be going over best practices, tips, and tricks for Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and SkyDrive. They’ll also tell you more about Office 365 and Dynamics CRM for Nonprofits.


Julie Falvey is a Productivity Solution Specialist in the Microsoft Office Division and a senior member in the Field Marketing Group at Microsoft.  Julie currently supports many Pittsburgh enterprise businesses and assists her clients with implementing Communication and Collaboration solutions to improve employee productivity.

Michael Delon is a Technology Strategist with Microsoft and works with enterprise customers in Pittsburgh to support their investment in Microsoft’s solutions.  He has deep expertise in Microsoft’s Cloud Solutions such as Azure and Office 365 and has assisted many local non-profit organizations with adoption of these technologies.


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

Webinar: The 101 of SEO 101 for Nonprofits
May 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

LunaMetrics is excited to cohost an introductory SEO webinar for small nonprofits with HandsOn Tech Pittsburgh, an organization that connects volunteers to causes and promotes the adoption of nonprofit tech. The goal is not to provide attendees with a complete understanding of SEO. Instead, we will show several things that every website should do (and can do easily) to improve discoverability online. We will review the most basic fundamentals of SEO: keyword research and keyword placement.

Keyword research is the practice of understanding the ways that people search for information on the Internet. We will identify several free tools, offer instruction on how to use them and review common mistakes.

Keyword placement is the act of implementing keyword research. There is one place that EVERY website must include keywords but very few do. We will show you where and help you make the most of the space.

For more information about the webinar on May 29th at 1PM EST, please register here or visit the LunaMetrics website.

Technology for Cultivation & Fundraising
Jul 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Learn how technology supports today’s Cultivation process from one of the best in the business.
Identify prospective donors, cultivate relationships, track their donations, deepen your communications and engagement. It’s all possible with the right know-how and technology tools!
Industry veteran, Benjamin Lion, our featured speaker, has helped hundreds of nonprofits worldwide get on board with donor management technology platforms. He will demonstrate the primary essentials of donor cultivation using the latest cloud-based technology tools including mobile. No matter the type and size of your organization, you will walk away with ideas to implement tomorrow to elevate your fundraising success to the next level.

Steel City Solutions Conference
Aug 9 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Learn. Discuss. Innovate.

Steel City Solutions is a one-day conference designed to encourage appropriate technology in Pittsburgh’s nonprofit communities.

Local nonprofits will hear from and be heard by some of Pittsburgh’s prominent business representatives, entrepreneurial minds, and community leaders.

Hosted on Penn Ave in Garfield, this conference will contain three topical tracks, as well as a keynote panel featuring a diverse group of the nonprofit world’s best and brightest. Within the tracks of Organizational Management, Marketing & Branding, and Sustainable Technology, we will learn and discuss a variety of innovative technologies and techniques to assist your nonprofit in reaching the next level.

In keeping with its innovative nature, the Steel City Solutions conference will not charge a fee for attendance. Breakfast and appetizers for our post-conference networking event will be provided, and for lunch there are a number of restaurants surrounding the conference space. In addition, all speakers come from HandsOn Tech and Pittsburgh Cares’ pool of Skills-Based Volunteers and will be donating their time to the conference. However, to cover facilities and expenses, we ask that each attendee consider donating a recommended amount of $30.00.

Google AdWords Workshop
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Hear from the experts how to best tailor your organization’s message into adspace with Google.

From Google itself, learn how you can use the world’s largest search engine advertising program for free. Hear from the experts how to best tailor your organization’s message into free adspace with Google. A presence on Google AdWords can significantly boost public awareness of your organization and engagement of your audience.

Google Analytics Workshop
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Discover the “who, what, when, how and why” of your website using this free metrics tool. Find out who’s visiting your website, what they’re looking at, when you’re getting the most traffic, why you’re attracting the traffic you are and how to use this knowledge to your advantage.

Join Googler Timothy James to explore the world of Google Analytics, and see how you can get the most out of this powerful free tool!

Financial Decision Making for Non Profits
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

With limited funding and resources, and so many beneficial projects your organization can undertake, it’s good for every nonprofit to have a basic knowledge of financial decision making.

Join Garrett Cooper of the Forbes Funds to understand how better to control your finances, and learn about some technology tools available for your daily work!