Training: Digital Skills for Labor – Aug. 21

We’re pleased to be co-presenting a daylong training on online organizing aimed at people in the labor movement. Whether you’re a beginner or looking to hone your skills with more advanced trainings, we’ll have something for you.

All participants MUST register here. The language in this form focuses on affiliates of the New York City Central Labor Council, but we are welcoming colleagues from community organizing groups, unions and labor groups who aren’t part of the CLC, students, activists and others allied with the labor movement. Wondering if this training is really for you? Just ask by emailing us here.


Wed, Aug 21, 2013 | 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
New York City Central Labor Council
275 Seventh Avenue, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10001

This event is sponsored by the New York City Central Labor Council, the New York State AFL-CIO, the AFL-CIO, Organizing 2.0, the Consortium for Worker Education and the New York Paid Leave Coalition. Trainers hailing from the CLC, AFL-CIO and Organizing 2.0 will be on hand to give you a training tailored to labor’s needs. We’ll be teaching things like the Salsa email blast and petition system, social media skills for all levels, how to get buy-in for online organizing and what to look for in making a campaign website.

Registration is limited and expected to fill up rapidly. Register Today.

Nonprofits and IT: Lessons From Sysadmin Country

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

6 – 7 p.m. Socializing
7 – 8 p.m. Discussion

Nonprofits need hardware, software, training, budgets and policies. And the person at the center of all that is often your friendly nonprofit systems administrator, or sysadmin. We need them, we love them, and we’re inviting some of them to speak at our next event on August 17.

Many small nonprofits no longer have dedicated sysadmins. The functions they might have been in charge of are now distributed to other staff or outsourced. Kayza Kleinman and Nick Pytel will lead our next meeting, in a format we call ‘Ask the Sysadmin.’

Questions already in the pipeline include:

  • What are relevant acceptable use policies for social media in the office?
  • What’s new in cost-effective computing? What kind of equipment will be smartest nonprofits be using in 3-5 years?
  • How are we protecting data and passwords in 2012?
  • How is the job of nonprofit sysadmin changing?
  • What are the top five things sysadmins wish everyone knew?

If you have a question you’d like to see discussed, or an answer you want to present, send a note to or post on our Facebook Wall.

Who this is for:

Sysadmins working at nonprofit organizations, executive directors and COO’s in charge of hardware and software, consultants who deliver IT services to nonprofits, staff at nonprofits who have to manage technology as part of their role.

Featured Guests:

Kayza Kleinman is director of the Information and Technology Department of the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island (JCCGCI). Since joining the organization in 1988 she has overseen the growth and maintenance of the infrastructure needed to support JCCGCI’s extensive service management and administrative needs, including design and implementation of systems to support client management, fiscal management and reporting to funding sources. She implemented the Department’s technical assistance system. Kayza also supervises computer equipment maintenance and upgrade.

Kayza provides senior level technology consulting services to small to medium-sized nonprofits. Her services include designing and presenting workshops, conducting organizational needs assessments, installing hardware and software, writing custom software, training clients in computer usage and website development. 

Nicholas Pytel is a veteran IT Manager with fifteen years experience providing leadership, direction, and strategy to organizations.  Currently the IT Director of the New York Hotel Trades Council (, he maintains a mac and windows network, Blackberry PDA’s, data center, and 150 workstations.  During the last six years, he has twice upgraded the infrastructure (network, wireless, desktop, data and voice services).  He is an expert in IT procurement, asset management, vendor contracts, and disaster recovery planning.  

Mr. Pytel was formerly the director of RatTech, an organization that helped recycle computers (and other technology) and restore them to productive use.

Before moving to NYC, he was the owner of NPTS in Tallahassee, Fl – a technology consulting firm providing network topology design, hardware & software procurement and installation, and consulting services for small to midsize corporate clusters, individuals, and educational institutions. 

Have a question you’d like answered? Tweet with our hashtag #501TechNYC!

Space generously donated by

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We welcome anyone interested in using technology for nonprofit and advocacy efforts.

Your co-organizers are:
Thomas Negron, Big Duck
Charles Lenchner, Organizing 2.0
Farra Trompeter, Big Duck