March 2017
Tame Your Inbox! And Stop Wasting Time in Your Email

March 3, 2017  9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

with Matteo Wyllyamz

Friday March 3, 2017

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Fee $55


Borg Warner Conference Room, Tompkins County Public Library, 
101 E. Green St. at S. Cayuga St., Ithaca, NY
Presented by the Human Services Coalition 
Co-sponsored by the Tompkins County Public Library

Walk-ins are welcome.  

For logistical reasons, we ask that you pre-register if possible. 
However, if you are unable to pre-register, you may register at the event. 
Scholarship requests must be made in advance.


In today's information-explosion work environment many people have developed a love/hate relationship with their email accounts. 

Although this useful technology provides instant and inexpensive access to people and projects that are important to us, the sheer volume of messages can be difficult to manage. Challenges include inundation with too many emails, and expectations that instant access equals entitlement to instant responses. 

Free yourself from the inefficient tyranny of email expectations by joining veteran technology-presenter Matteo Wyllyamz (aka @mouselink) for this informative discussion of important email management tips, tricks, and techniques. Create a more efficient strategy for controlling the barrage of incoming messages and notifications that includes but may not be limited to: 

  • Turning off or limiting notifications 
  • Restricting how frequently you check your inbox 
  • Utilizing stars, labels, filters, and Gmail's "Priority Inbox" 
  • Relying on email search over using folders 
  • Creatively leveraging auto-responders and out-of-office replies 
  • Moving message threads to Twitter, Facebook, Slack, or text messaging 
  • Scheduling outgoing emails for strategic timing 
  • Unsubscribing and "yesterboxing" 
  • Creating IFTTT (If This Then That) alerts 

This two hour discussion will focus on Gmail, but many of the principles may be applied to other providers and software. Your goal with this comprehensive approach will be to experience less email-related anxiety so that you can focus on your work more efficiently and improve your job performance or your bottom line. 

Note that this is not a class on how to use email. Although the discussion will focus on Gmail, an account is not required to attend. It is recommended but not mandatory that attendees bring an Internet-ready device to the workshop, as a wi-fi data connection will be available and all materials (”handouts”) for this seminar will be delivered electronically via the Internet

About the Presenter

Mary Beth Bunge is Principal of MB3 Consulting, providing training, facilitation, and strategic planning services. A selfconfessed "reluctant fundraiser," her years of non-profit experience include ten years as a successful fundraiser for the Hangar Theatre and Alternatives Impact; she taught “Fundraising in the Performing Arts” at Ithaca College and has raised millions of dollars with effective non-profit leaders. An enthusiastic, interactive teacher, she will leave you ready to ASK (and RECEIVE) big gifts!

Registration and Payment

Register online at If you are unable to register and pay online Please call 607-273-8686 or email

Cancellation Policy

All registration sales are final. At times a workshop may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other issues. If this occurs, we will post the cancellation on our, email all registered participants, and refund any prepaid fees. If you plan to walk-in, please check our website for the most up-to-date information prior to attending.


Limited scholarships are available to agencies whose board and staff members cannot attend without one. To request a scholarship, email


Coffee, other drinks, and snacks are provided at all workshops; lunch is not provided. Attendees at sessions in the Borg Warner Room may leave and eat lunch on the Ithaca Commons.

Special Needs

Please notify us if you have any special needs; the Coalition wishes to make its workshops accessible to everyone.

For the comfort of everyone, HSC workshops are fragrance free.  We appreciate your cooperation.

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The Coalition is a United Way agency.

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101 E. Green St. at S. Cayuga St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
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