Tuesday, July 26, 501 Tech Club Meeting. A casual meeting open to nonprofit technology enthusiasts.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Local 16 Restaurant, 1602 U St. NW. Sponsor: NPower Greater DC Region. No charge. Registration required. Contact: Megan Larkin, megan@npowergdcr.org. Event Web site: www.npowergdcr.org/resources/501techclub.htm.

Tuesday, July 26, Writing a Winning Business Plan: Turn Your Business Plan into a Powerful Communication Tool. Geared toward existing businesses and will focus on: top 10 reasons to create a business plan; major components of a plan; ingredients of a great plan; and a sample business plan outline.

6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Sponsor: Loudoun County Small Business Development Center. No charge. Registration required. Contact: 703-430-7222, sbdc@loudounsbdc.org.

Wednesday, July 27, How To Avoid the Deal from Hell. Audio conference on how to overcome barriers to success in mergers and acquisitions in government technology services industry.

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sponsor: Government Services Insider. Cost: $247 for unlimited attendance at one call site. Contact: Michael Lent, 202-237-0765, mlent@gsinsider.com. Event Web site: www.gsinsider.com.

Thursday, July 28, Web Development Workshop for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses. Workshop will discuss how minority and women-owned small and medium-sized businesses can establish an online presence to remain competitive and improve the bottom line.

6 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Sponsor: Microsoft. No charge. Registration required. Contact: Online registration use event code 102392. Event Web site: www.clicktoattend.com

Send information on area technology events to facetime@washpost.com at least two weeks in advance. Please model your entry on the information listed above, and include the event date in the subject field of your e-mail.