ARCS Virtual Workshops 2020-21

Overview and Training Sessions for ARCS members

President’s Website Overview –hosted by Sue Dintelman, IS Committee Co-Chair

July 14, 2020 12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET

  • What can your chapter do with the website?  (Overview of document library, contact management, mailings, events, Pat’s Portal, scholar awards, contributions, memberships)
  • What should chapters do on the website? (enter current members, current scholar awards, post one article per month)  Discuss option to use scholar import

Who should attend?  All Chapter Presidents, especially new incoming presidents.  Other chapter members interested in short overview of the website are welcome.


Database Management on the Website – hosted by Beth Wainwright & Sue Dintelman, IS Committee Co-Chairs

July 28, 2020 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET

  • CiviCRM Basics - CiviCRM Menu, Contacts, Scholars, Awards, Groups, Smart Groups and Tags)
  • Drupal Basics - Users VS Contacts, My Profile “reports” (views)
  • Other Website Functionality  - Document Library, Email (quick overview of CiviMail, Mosaico), Events, PATS’s Portal

Who should attend?  All chapter members with responsibilities for maintaing their database of members, scholars, donors, university partners and potential members and donors.


Creating and Managing Events on the ARCS Website –  hosted by Sue Dintelman, IS Committee Co-Chair and Diane Might, former IS Committee Chair and ARCS Event Specialist

August 11, 2020 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET

  • Simple calendar events
  • Free events
  • Paid events with meals
  • Price sets
  • Profiles

Who should attend?  All chapter members with responsibilities for planning Chapter events who want to take advantage of the functionality of the ARCS website for managing registrations.


Website Content Management Overview –  hosted by Caron Ogg, IS Committee Training Specialist

August 25, 2020 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m.  ET

  • Overview of pages, menus, publishing options
  • Creating articles
  • Creating/updating scholar pages
  • Overview of editor in articles (how to insert images, links to videos)
  • Where to find ideas and help

Who should attend?  All chapter members with marketing responsibilities who want to learn about using the website to create interesting, attractive public webpages.


Using the ARCS Website for Mailings – hosted by Lynne Brickner, IS Committee Member

September 15, 2020 12:00 p.m -1:00 p.m. ET

  • Different types of mailings (CiviMail vs Mosaico, bulk email vs smaller mailings)
  • Setting up and managing groups of people to receive your mailings
  • Create, send and monitor a CiviMail mailing
  • Managing your lists (unsubscribes, “on-hold”, etc.

Who should attend?  All chapter members who want to learn how to use their chapter database effectively for mailings.


Maximize Your Chapter's Social Medial Presence - hosted by Rebekah Lee and Samantha Kilgore of ASG 

September 18, 2020 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET

Join the ASG Communications Team to discover how to maximize your chapter's social media presence and further ARCS Foundation's brand of STEM support. 

Who should attend? All chapter members with marketing responsibilities that want to improve their social media usage. 


ARCS Website Mosaico Mailing – hosted by Caron Ogg, IS Committee Training Specialist

September 29, 2020  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET

  • Creating Mosaico mailings (Mosaico mailings are “responsive”, i.e, look good on mobile devices. )  
  • Learn how to use building blocks to create good looking emails.
  • Add images, buttons, etc.

Who should attend?  All chapter members who want to learn how to create attractive, engaging newsletters, event announcements and other communications to send to your people in your chapter's database.