Oakgrounds is a full service business consulting company specializing in Macintosh systems and networks right here in Marin County.
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Do you prefer learning from home? We can come to you! Oakgrounds offers one-on-one home consulting to teach you about the very basics of using your Mac OSX. Learn how to use Email, browes the web, move within windows, how to save and retrieve files, and how to work with some of your favoritie applications.
For Immediate Release: Press Contact:
March 28, 2013 Lynn Meza
ANNOUNCING “PEARL BIDS”
Schools, Churches, Clubs and Hundreds of Non-Profit
Charity Events Can Benefit From This New App
Pearl Bids puts the flexibility, ease and power of a tailor-made, user-friendly database and management system into the hands of non-profits for a one-time fee of $19.95. http://www.pearlbids.com
After working on civi CRM for 4 years and raing over $200,000 for the Marin School of Enviromental Leadership -not in a small part thanks to civi CRM, we are going to attend the conference. If your non-profit want to raise funds, sell tickets, but most importently , keep track of their donor base, please call us (415 507 1623 !
Oakgrounds Inc. releases Pearl Bids Silent Auction Manager for MAC OSX today. After 10 years of fundrasing, it occured to us that the application we wrote to track Silent Auction Donations and print out bidsheets, could be usefull to other people as well. Now everybody can use our application and raise money for their schools, libraries, non-profits or other causes. http://www.pearlbids.com
The School of Environmental Leadership wanted to establish a system for raising funds and tracking donations. We recommended the use of open source CIVI CRM integration in the website. This allows theSEL to raise $11,343 the first year, to roughly $130,000 over the first three years of this new organization's life.
Oakgrounds releases a self-assessment website within the Home Performance Resource Center (www.hprcenter.org). These free online career resources enable job seekers to assess which career pathways might be right for them. The Career Resources section provides an innovative set of online tools that are designed to help job seekers in the Bay Area learn more about the industry. If they are eligible, they qualify for subsidized training through community college courses funded by the Department of Labor.
"People think they are in the same building." says Ward Bouwman, owner of Oakgrounds. The Oakgrounds client doesn't have cable nor DSL internet access and their buildings are too far apart for a direct internet connection. By beaming the internet in from two miles away to all buildings, and by configuring the local area network, employees at one building can access the server, print documents, or chat with anyone else as if they where sitting at the desk next. Hardware was provided by Web Perception.
All high school students at Terra Linda now have access to a suite of Autodesk software thanks to the Marin School of Environmental Leadership. MarinSEL was able to secure a TL-wide software license donation for Maya, Revet, Auto-CAD, and Inventor. These 4 Software packages by Autodesk support creative thinking and design. The software will be taught as part of the project-based learning approach at MarinSEL in order to support designs around water, food, transportation and energy. We look forward to seeing how the students use creativity in their community service based learning projects. Thank you Autodesk!
Introducing Maya Animation for Teens
"Teens will get their first experience working with Maya", says Nat Hunter, Principal at Sixit and former Disney modeler and animator. Maya is a 3D modeling program by Autodesk and is widely used by film and game companies in the Bay Area. Usually taught to college students, these Maya courses are geared toward the capabilities and levels of middle and high school students. "I hope this class will open opportunities for some kids to enter interesting internships next summer", says Nat Hunter.
For more info on Maya Classes, see our classes page: (click here)