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Community Sessions

We’re excited and humbled to see so many of our NTC presenters self-organizing to offer the content they prepared for the 20NTC in online formats. While nothing can replace the experience of gathering with 2,400 folks in person, the valuable educational content our incredible presenters offer can help you increase the capacity of your organizations in this mission-critical moment.

Thank you to the presenters who’ve shared links to their online sessions. Submissions for 20NTC community sessions are now closed.

Sessions are listed by date, but many of them are ongoing or available on demand, so even if the date has passed, you haven’t necessarily missed out!

March 20, 2020

Virtual Event Q&A with Justin Wheeler | On Demand

If you're wondering how to get started with digital fundraisers, virtual events, peer-to-peer strategies, and social fundraising, listen to this webinar and consider how technology can be a natural step. Funraise firmly believes the future of charitable giving will spring from the way we uplift one another, which is why the nonprofit world's quick and collaborative response to the trying times we're dealing with is nothing short of inspiring. Justin Wheeler, Funraise CEO and fundraiser, is here to support our nonprofit friends as they revise event plans and embark on a new digital adventure. If you're wondering how the #!$*&?#$ to salvage your fundraising events during COVID-19 lockdown, this Q&A has the answer. If you need further assurance that You Can Do This, or if we haven't yet answered your question, email us at hello@funraise.org. There is a real person watching that inbox like a hawk, so you will receive a response.
Presented by: Justin Wheeler
RSVP: https://www.funraise.org/resource-on-demand/virtual-event-q-a-with-justin-wheeler
Date: March 20, 2020
March 20, 2020

Nonprofit Fundraising & Tech Virtual Summit

10 World-Class Experts • 11 Master-Class Sessions • 1 Mission: Help You Raise More Money Learn the strategies, techniques and tools that are working for today's top nonprofit fundraising and technology specialists. ************** Pay What You Can (or nothing at all) and watch any time. We created this virtual summit for nonprofits a few months ago to help nonprofits improve their online fundraising and technology. Hundreds of people tuned in and learned a lot when we released it. In the spirit of wanting to pitch in and help nonprofits at this crazy time, we're releasing the Lifetime Pass on a pay-what-you-can model. ************** The internet was supposed to be the great equalizer—giving all causes the ability to garner the attention that they deserve. The reality, unfortunately, is that has not turned out to be the case. Instead, the competition for attention and commitment has reached unprecedented levels. With endless distractions, deafening noise and even misinformation, in many ways, it might be harder than ever to reach the audiences an organization needs to reach and get them to take action. Many nonprofits have closed, others have retreated to their aging donor databases. At the same time, nonprofits that adapt to new technologies and strategies are finding new levels of success. Get the strategies and skills you and your organization need to succeed.
Presented by: Alexandra Black-Paulick, Dr. Amir Give'on, Tracy Kaufman, Boris Kievsky, Elizabeth Ngonzi, Sean Kosofsky, Mike Ruman, Michael Sabat, Isaac Shalev, Marian Stern
RSVP: https://npvirtualsummit.com
Date: March 20, 2020
March 24, 2020

ECHO's Virtual Booth - Cybersecurity Awareness

In light of the cancellation of NTC, it’s even more important to make sure we continue to be prepared. In addition to our physical health, we need to make sure our digital health is protected as more people are working remotely. One way of doing this is by increasing your awareness of cybersecurity vulnerabilities, especially social engineering attacks. To help support our community, Randy Hyshiver will be offering Security Awareness Trainings at our virtual booth everyday from 9am-12pm PST March 24-26th during each half hour we are “open”.
Presented by: Randy Hyshiver, ECHO Technology Solutions
RSVP: https://www.echots.com/echos-ntc20-virtual-booth/
Date: March 24, 2020
Start time: 12:00 PM ET

Plugged In : Nonprofit Tech and Transformation

Plugged In is a big opportunity to foster learning, inspiration and provoke conversations that matter to the sector. Up to 8 webinars will consist of 45 minutes of content and 15 minutes of Q&A, covering the information that nonprofits need to keep growing.
Presented by: Keela and others
RSVP: https://www.keela.co/lp/plugged-in-nonprofit-tech-transformation?utm_medium=social&utm_source=forum&utm_campaign=plugged%20in
Date: March 24, 2020

30 Ad Grant Tips in 30 Minutes (and your questions answered)

This presentation is for nonprofits with Google Ad Grants who want to sharpen their skills, learn new techniques, and get better results. Jason was scheduled to present at the now-cancelled #20NTC conference. Let's do this online instead.
Presented by: Jason King
RSVP: https://youtu.be/Cd_3kZ9MRDc
Date: March 24, 2020
Start time: 1:00 PM ET

Click. Click. Done. Must-Have Google Analytics Settings

Without a doubt, Google Analytics does all sorts of great things, but that doesn’t mean you are getting a complete picture. To get every benefit of the data, you’ll need to activate and/or setup several key features. Attendees will get step by step instructions on how to implement the following must-have GA settings in real-time: Set Your Primary URL Activate Demographics Activate Google Signals Bot Filtering Filter Your Visits Referral Exclusions Activate Search Tracking Adjust Session Settings & Campaign Lengths
Presented by: Drew McManus
RSVP: https://ventureindustriesonline.com/click-click-done-must-have-google-analytics-settings-registration/
Date: March 24, 2020
Start time: 1:00 PM ET

Content Strategy for Donor Engagement: From Tactics to Testing

Creating effective content to engage donors is a critical need, but development and communications staff don’t always understand how to collaborate to develop a content strategy that drives donations and moves donors along an engagement ladder. In this workshop, you’ll learn some guerilla tactics for defining your audience using personas, developing strategies for delivering content across channels (web, social, and print), devising ways to keep audiences engaged, and creating original content that is user-friendly, SEO-friendly, and 508-accessible. We’ll cover: Figuring out how content you produce serves your business goals. Coming up with a plan for creating content to reach the users you have—and the ones you don’t. Thinking through how to relate content on your site and across social media to keep users engaged longer. Understanding how to develop metrics and use analytics to track outcomes.
Presented by: Katie Green, Marcus Iannozzi and Valerie Johnson
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/content-strategy-for-donor-engagement-from-tactics-to-testing-tickets-100548804180
Date: March 24, 2020
Start time: 10:30 AM ET

30-min Consultations at Our Virtual Booth

In lieu of NTC being cancelled, we invite you to visit our virtual booth for a 30-minute free consultation with our team. Bring us your burning questions about maximizing volunteer engagement, converting volunteers into donors, or building successful events. We can also help you develop an action plan for virtual organizing during COVID-19!
Presented by: Mobilize team members
RSVP: https://www.mobilize.us/ntc2020/event/262497/
Date: March 24, 2020
Start time: 10:30 AM ET

ECHO's Virtual Booth - Salesforce for Nonprofits Demo

In light of the cancellation of NTC, ECHO wanted to still hold our exhibitor booth virtually to connect with all of you! For those considering Salesforce as your CRM or if you've just started on the platform, Karen Yu will be offering Salesforce NPSP demos at our virtual booth everyday from 9am-12pm PST March 24-26th during each half hour we are “open”.
Presented by: Karen Yu
RSVP: https://www.echots.com/echos-ntc20-virtual-booth/
Date: March 24, 2020
Start time: 12:00 PM ET

No Money, More Problems - Driving Donations During and After COVID-19

This is an incredibly challenging time for fundraising. Given the financial stress brought about by COVID-19, we need to plan for a drop in big dollar donors and decreases in funds historically obtained by face to face meetings or in person events. This webinar offers short- and long-term solutions for driving your most engaged (and likely most under-leveraged) supporters -- your volunteers -- to continue giving their time and voice while simultaneously driving grassroots donations at scale.
Presented by: Adam-Michael Royston, Annie Lewallen
RSVP: https://www.mobilize.us/ntc2020/event/262508/
Date: March 24, 2020
Start time: 1:00 PM ET
March 25, 2020

Team-Care, Not Self-Care: Building Resiliency in an Era of Burnout

Want to learn skills to prevent burnout and most importantly, to build a better team? You can do both by fostering wellness talks and activities. We invite you to test the theory that building work cultures that support mental and emotional health means working more effectively together. NTEN participants will experience directly how talking about oppression and equity within the context of our common humanity (literally, we are all taking care of human bodies) allows us to quickly shed shame, embrace empathy and cultivate cultures of well-being. These presenters will provide immediate impact as well as plant seeds for each participant’s personal AND organizational wellness plans. Learning Outcomes - Review how our nervous systems work, crucial knowledge for emotional and physical health. - Fill out a Stressor Scorecard (related to equity, identity and circumstance). - Learn about and fill out a Personal Stress Prescription (mental health).
Presented by: Susan Comfort and Tyecia Powell
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/team-care-not-self-care-building-resiliency-in-an-era-of-burnout-tickets-100825698378
Date: March 25, 2020
Start time: 12:00 PM ET

To App or Not to App? Program Engagement & Tracking

Description In these trying times where in person interactions are suddenly constrained, it is even more important to have a strong engagement plan for utilizing digital and virtual tools. Reflective nonprofit program managers are asking themselves “How do I reach my volunteers/members/participants to better engage them in the activities that achieve my program’s goal? Especially if I can't reach them in person.” With the emergence of affordable mobile technology, it is common for program staff to explore the idea of launching an app. However! It is difficult to decide if an app is the right solution for their situation. This session will explore the process one nonprofit took determining if they should launch an app, what questions they asked, how they selected a vendor, and how they are using first phase learnings in the next iteration. This session will include a decision making exercise, case studies of clients that successfully navigated this decision, and tools to determine next steps including solutions that could be pursued when launching an app is not the answer. Learning Outcomes Determine if an app fits their needs plus the groundwork for a successful launch. If not, knowledge of non-app options. Create a list of program participant data outputs and outcomes that an app can track: activities completed, progress earned etc. Understand how mobile technology can increase not only their efficiency but also their effectiveness from location-based services to communication tools. Target Audience Program managers looking to engage and track participants, especially given reduced in person options. Other decision makers who are unfamiliar with the pros/cons of mobile apps. Professionals providing consulting services that might benefit from sharing these resources with their nonprofit clients. Foundations looking to help their nonprofits better achieve their goals, especially with new restrictions on in person interactions.
Presented by: Morgan Berma
RSVP: https://zoom.us/j/8235859893
Date: March 25, 2020
Start time: 2:00 PM ET

When Volunteers Don’t (and Can’t) Show Up In Person - How to Fill the Gaps

Volunteers are one of our most strategic assets. They generate millions of dollars per year for organizations. When they don’t -- or can’t -- show up in person, the loss can be crippling. We must be able to recruit and engage volunteers effectively online so they can take virtual action at scale in times of crisis (like right now, during COVID-19), and stay engaged over the long term, in person or virtually- which requires conditioning through data-driven strategic messages and social commitments. After all, would you be a no-show if all your friends were coming, too? ...Or if you could see and feel the impact you were having on the people you serve?
Presented by: Renata Sahagian, Annie Lewallen
RSVP: https://www.mobilize.us/ntc2020/event/262509/
Date: March 25, 2020
Start time: 1:00 PM ET

Using Blockchain to Meet Program Goals

Filter through the buzzwords and hype to get down to practical considerations when evaluating a blockchain solution for your program or organization. Based on a case study, attendees will walk away with a better understanding of how to decide whether blockchain is right for them. The session will start by introducing key concepts to figure out the ‘why’ of a potential blockchain product to see if it’s the best option. After covering high-level planning, we will look at how to kickoff a project with consideration for diverse stakeholders. This will include a brief look at processes like design thinking, creative problem solving, and user journey mapping. Finally, we look at creating measurable objectives and deliverables by reviewing some of the major platforms, applications, and tools that comprise the blockchain ecosystem, and what they offer. Learning Outcomes - Evaluate whether blockchain is the right solution for your needs - Kickoff a blockchain project with diverse stakeholders - Determine measurable objectives and deliverables
Presented by: Alexandra DeGrandchamp and Elliot Talbert-Goldstein
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/using-blockchain-to-meet-program-goals-tickets-100827644198
Date: March 25, 2020
Start time: 3:00 PM ET

ECHO's Virtual Booth - Cybersecurity Awareness

In light of the cancellation of NTC, it’s even more important to make sure we continue to be prepared. In addition to our physical health, we need to make sure our digital health is protected as more people are working remotely. One way of doing this is by increasing your awareness of cybersecurity vulnerabilities, especially social engineering attacks. To help support our community, Randy Hyshiver will be offering Security Awareness Trainings at our virtual booth everyday from 9am-12pm PST March 24-26th during each half hour we are “open”.
Presented by: Randy Hyshiver, ECHO Technology Solutions
RSVP: https://www.echots.com/echos-ntc20-virtual-booth/
Date: March 25, 2020
Start time: 9:00 AM ET

Digital Communications Virtual Connect Session

We've decided to host a virtual connect session for when we would have had our typical session at NTC. We'll work this like our previous conference call, which means we are soliciting questions for our session topic: Communicating in a Health Crisis: Reaching our constituents during the COVID-19 pandemic Reply to our thread in the DigiComm online group and tell us what questions you would like to ask the group. And if you can't make it, we will take collaborative notes and post them afterwards like we always do.
Presented by: Kara Potter, Sarah Hughes and Joyce Bettencourt
RSVP: https://msta.zoom.us/j/153704249
Date: March 25, 2020
Start time: 3:15 PM ET

To App or Not to App? Program Engagement & Tracking

Description In these tryign times where in person interactions are suddenly constrained, it is even more important to have a strong engagement plan for utilizing digital and virtual tools. Reflective nonprofit program managers are asking themselves “How do I reach my volunteers/members/participants to better engage them in the activities that achieve my program’s goal? Especially if I can't reach them in person.” With the emergence of affordable mobile technology, it is common for program staff to explore the idea of launching an app. However! It is difficult to decide if an app is the right solution for their situation. This session will explore the process one nonprofit took determining if they should launch an app, what questions they asked, how they selected a vendor, and how they are using first phase learnings in the next iteration. This session will include a decision making exercise, case stuies of clients that successfully navigated this decision, and tools to determine next steps including solutions that could be pursued when launching an app is not the answer. Learning Outcomes Determine if an app fits their needs plus the groundwork for a successful launch. If not, knowledge of non-app options. Create a list of program participant data outputs and outcomes that an app can track: activities completed, progress earned etc. Understand how mobile technology can increase not only their efficiency but also their effectiveness from location-based services to communication tools. Target Audience Program managers looking to engage and track participants, especially given reduced in person options. Other decision makers who are unfamiliar with the pros/cons of mobile apps. Professionals providing consulting services that might benefit from sharing these resources with their nonprofit clients. Foundations looking to help their nonprofits better achieve their goals, especially with new restrictions on in person interactions. To Join Zoom Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/8235859893 For audio, use your computer or dial in over a Telephone: Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) Meeting ID: 823 585 9893
Presented by: Morgan Berma
RSVP: https://zoom.us/j/8235859893
Date: March 25, 2020
Start time: 2:00 PM ET

ECHO's Virtual Booth - Cybersecurity Awareness

In light of the cancellation of NTC, it’s even more important to make sure we continue to be prepared. In addition to our physical health, we need to make sure our digital health is protected as more people are working remotely. One way of doing this is by increasing your awareness of cybersecurity vulnerabilities, especially social engineering attacks. To help support our community, Randy Hyshiver will be offering Security Awareness Trainings at our virtual booth everyday from 9am-12pm PST March 24-26th during each half hour we are “open”.
Presented by: Randy Hyshiver, ECHO Technology Solutions
RSVP: https://www.echots.com/echos-ntc20-virtual-booth/
Date: March 25, 2020
Start time: 9:00 AM ET

The Unintended Consequences of our Design Choices

When was the last time someone asked you ‘what are the unintended consequences of releasing this feature?’ or ‘who else may be directly or indirectly affected by these product decisions?’ These questions are generally not considered or often hidden away in backlogs, as the briefs we are answering are asking us to innovate, disrupt and create the next big thing. When everything is telling us to speed up, make decisions faster and release new iterations, we leave ourselves with less time to consider the potential negative affects our design choices may have. This product centric focus approach can be extremely detrimental. As designers and creators of new products and services, we need to be conscious of the decisions we make and be aware of the wider systems our products fit within. In this talk, I will illustrate ways interdisciplinary teams can use design-led methods, such as systems mapping and speculative scenarios, to challenge the ethical, cultural and social implications of the technology we design. I will give examples from my own work of how I have been able to bring a systems lens to complex problems such as: access to education for undocumented people, alternative forms of aid in response to climate change and forced migration, and how to foster better outcomes for young people leaving government care.
Presented by: Aly Blenkin
RSVP: https://pivotal.zoom.us/j/453262157
Date: March 25, 2020
Start time: 1:30 PM ET

Content Strategy Birds of a Feather Virtual Roundtable

Join this virtual roundtable on Content Forum, the content strategy community for nonprofits and associations. Bring your lunch, just like you would have in Baltimore, and join the discussion so all can provide collegial support for your content strategy projects, answer your questions, and offer advice for any professional and personal challenges you are facing. Use the link below to join Content Forum (free) and then RSVP for the March 25 event.
Presented by: Dina Lewis, CAE
RSVP: http://bit.ly/joincontentforum
Date: March 25, 2020
Start time: 12:00 PM ET

52 Tweaks in 52 Weeks to a Better Nonprofit Website

You’re busy, your time is limited, and resources are stretched thin; yet you know your organization’s website could be better with some small tweaks that are proven to help increase constituent reach, engagement, and actions taken. In this session, we’ll talk through 52 easy-to-implement tweaks you can make over the course of one year that will leave you with a better, more engaging website. These best practices, each taking less than an hour to implement, will help you improve search engine optimization, increase visitor retention and return, and better engage constituents while also raising more money! This session is not software-specific, and even seasoned website managers will walk away with new ideas. Learning Outcomes 1. Identify up to 52 website tweaks that can each be implemented in less than an hour 2. Explain to peers the value of website tweaks they wish to implement 3. Implement specific website tweaks that will benefit their organization with greater reach, engagement, & impact.
Presented by: Dominique Hernandez and Chris Tuttle
RSVP: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/9515840263124/WN_ckupyUbGTUqxCuA4M8L1zg
Date: March 25, 2020
Start time: 1:30 PM ET

Aligning Your Whole Organization Around a Digital Transformation

Developing a digital strategy is relatively simple compared to actually implementing one. The hardest part of any digital transformation is getting – and keeping – people from departments across the organization aligned with the plan over the long-term. We’ll talk about how to navigate common pitfalls and plan for successful organizational change from the beginning of a digital transformation. You’ll learn about: *A framework for successful organizational change *How to create buy-in at the executive and management levels *How to identify and engage the skeptics early on in the process By the end of the session, you’ll have concrete steps to start aligning your organization around a large digital transformation, and an understanding of the most important pieces of the process. Learning Outcomes *A framework for successful organizational change *How to create buy-in at the executive and management levels *How to identify and engage the skeptics early on in the process
Presented by: Elisabeth Bradley, Vice President of Strategy, Forum One
RSVP: https://www.forumone.com/events/20ntc-aligning-your-whole-organization-around-a-digital-transformation/
Date: March 25, 2020
Start time: 1:00 PM ET

Navigating Data Overload

You’ve got more data than you know what to do with – information coming in from finance, membership, programs – and likely living in separate systems. How do you break down those silos to find the insights that will actually drive success? We’ll talk about how we’re tackling this problem with clients like the SEIU United Healthcare Workers West Education Fund, the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and others. By the end of the session, you’ll have concrete steps to start breaking down the data silos at your organization and an understanding of the major principles of effective data management and analysis. Learning Outcomes *Understand how to get your data in the same place without extensive manual processes *Understand why data governance is the key to meaningful analysis *Understand how to create a more data-informed decision-making culture
Presented by: Jessica Gershman, Director of Data & Analytics, Forum One
RSVP: https://www.forumone.com/events/20ntc-navigating-data-overload/
Date: March 25, 2020
Start time: 11:00 AM ET
March 26, 2020

ECHO's Virtual Booth - Cybersecurity Awareness

In light of the cancellation of NTC, it’s even more important to make sure we continue to be prepared. In addition to our physical health, we need to make sure our digital health is protected as more people are working remotely. One way of doing this is by increasing your awareness of cybersecurity vulnerabilities, especially social engineering attacks. To help support our community, Randy Hyshiver will be offering Security Awareness Trainings at our virtual booth everyday from 9am-12pm PST March 24-26th during each half hour we are “open”.
Presented by: Randy Hyshiver, ECHO Technology Solutions
RSVP: https://www.echots.com/echos-ntc20-virtual-booth/
Date: March 26, 2020
Start time: 9:00 AM ET

Email Communications Makeover

In times of uncertainty, email is a powerful tool to keep in touch with your community of donors and patrons. We'll talk about how to maximize your email campaigns to drive open rates, engagement, and conversions. In this highly tactical session, you'll learn best practices that can lead to more engagement and explore email automation functionality that will revolutionize the way you think about and deploy your email campaigns. In this session, we will cover: -Design best practices -List segmentation -Automation -Behavior-based sending
Presented by: Ceci Dadisman, Digital Marketing Director, FORM
RSVP: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7740468806739784460
Date: March 26, 2020
Start time: 1:00 PM ET

Virtual Organizing Strategies on Mobilize

We have tailored this webinar/demo to be focused on virtual organizing strategies in light of COVID-19. You’ll walk away with valuable insights on maximizing volunteer engagement and achieving your mission, even during these uncertain times. Please bring questions!
Presented by: Kit Rosen
RSVP: https://www.mobilize.us/dashboard/ntc2020/event/262507/
Date: March 26, 2020
Start time: 1:00 PM ET

Digital Accessibility for Content Producers

As justice-oriented organizations, nonprofits and foundations have a responsibility to make their content available to everyone, regardless of identity or ability. Ensuring your website is accessible involves stakeholders across your organization—not just developers. In fact, content producers and marketing teams play a huge role in whether or not your content is reaching the largest possible audience. Are you paying enough attention to accessibility in your content creation process? Improving the accessibility of your content will also: Improve SEO, remove jargon and make content more understandable to everyone, provide users with more scannable, structured content, and make it easier to implement accessibility improvements in the future In this 90 minute webinar, we will cover the key accessibility principles that all content producers should be familiar with, and give you ideas for your own organization, including: Structured content; Alt-text; Video captions and transcripts; Plain and "person-first" language; Readability (color, type, links & buttons); Social media best practices; Workflows and accessibility guidelines. After the webinar, attendees will receive a recording of the session, a copy of the visual slide presentation, and a link to an Airtable spreadsheet with useful articles, tips, and tools. *Closed captioning will be provided.
Presented by: The Constellation Collective with Humanity & Inclusion
RSVP: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_b0HfA2NJTm2XU-PZJRY3WQ
Date: March 26, 2020
Start time: 2:30 PM ET

Leveraging Google Analytics Enhanced Ecommerce for Fundraising

Description This session will take a deep dive into the Conversions section of Google Analytics. We will help you understand what makes effective Goals in GA, and how to “hack” eCommerce to work for nonprofit webforms like email sign-up, advocacy actions, and yes, donation forms. We’ll also spend time discussing how to leverage Multichannel Funnels reports to truly understand your conversion paths, make strong testing recommendations and better-informed decisions to improve your cross-channel outreach tactics! If you don’t have a basic understanding of Google Analytics, this session will not be helpful as we will not be spending time on basic definitions, account setup or platform navigation. Learning Outcomes Understand all parts of GA's Conversions reports Use shopping cart & checkout behavior reports mapped to the real-life steps on your web forms Understand how to find the friction points on your forms and improve testing strategies to decrease page abandonment rates
Presented by: Brenna Holmes and Drew Swinburne
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leveraging-google-analytics-enhanced-ecommerce-for-fundraising-tickets-100550687814
Date: March 26, 2020
Start time: 11:00 AM ET

Before Data Visualization — How to Get Your Data in Place?

Description Everybody loves a good data story, but the question is how you build a data mart to make the most impactful visualization to tell your story. In this session we will talk about building data marts optimized for visualization. We will explore techniques for cleansing and transforming data to create a unified view for data visualization. We will explore different visualization tools and their limitations and data systems in the AWS and Azure cloud. Learning Outcomes Learn about creating a visualization data mart Learn about hosting the data mart in the AWS/Azure Cloud Explore few reporting tools that can help with Data Cleansing and transformation
Presented by: Jay Kesavan and Maushumi Mavinkurve
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/before-data-visualization-how-to-get-your-data-in-place-tickets-100562118002
Date: March 26, 2020
Start time: 2:00 PM ET

Everyday A11y: Building Accessibility into Your Marketing Process

Marketing teams juggle mediums, metrics and stakeholder goals every day. The increasing pressure to be accessible can feel like just another plate to keep spinning. But it doesn’t have to be. We’ll break down some of the easiest ways to build online accessibility into what you’re already doing, including: 1) different ways to showcase the possible return on your time, including strategies around personas and content; 2) selling the value; 3) quick checks you can do without being an expert. This session is geared towards both marketing teams and PMs who are faced with the challenge of incorporating, educating and justifying the budget for accessibility initiatives.
Presented by: Donna Bungard at Kanopi Studios
RSVP: https://kanopi.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DCQxfBCfQkq4FacHkOlvZQ
Date: March 26, 2020
Start time: 2:00 PM ET

ECHO's Virtual Booth - Salesforce for Nonprofits Demo

In light of the cancellation of NTC, ECHO wanted to still hold our exhibitor booth virtually to connect with all of you! For those considering Salesforce as your CRM or if you've just started on the platform, Karen Yu will be offering Salesforce NPSP demos at our virtual booth everyday from 9am-12pm PST March 24-26th during each half hour we are “open”.
Presented by: Karen Yu
RSVP: https://www.echots.com/echos-ntc20-virtual-booth/
Date: March 26, 2020
Start time: 9:00 AM ET

NTEN-a-thon

Happening all day! The Nonprofit Technology Conference 2020 is cancelled. That doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the content from home! In the determined spirit of our nonprofit technology community, Engaging Networks and several partners are pushing forward to share new content and ideas with you. We’re doing this as a benefit to support NTEN who as an organization gives us a foundation in this community. Welcome to the NTEN-a-thon!
Presented by: Engaging Networks
RSVP: https://www.engagingnetworks.net/nten-a-thon/
Date: March 26, 2020

CharityEngine presents: The NTEN Party: Live Online from Gary's Basement

You're invited to a fundraiser for NTEN! Free for you! We'll make the donation! This week in Baltimore would have been our 7th NTC Conference. And we're missing it. And we know you are too. The parties. The #NTCBeers. So, this Thursday night, we invite you to hang out with us at our virtual NTEN party. And listen to some incredible musicians and a pretty mediocre singer jam together on some of the best jam songs ever. We'll make a $5 donation to NTEN for each of the first 200 attendees.
Presented by: CharityEngine
RSVP: https://www.charityengine.net/power-the-good-for-nten
Date: March 26, 2020
Start time: 8:30 PM ET

How Your Nonprofit Can Build Lasting Donor Relationships & Increase Donor Loyalty In Today’s Distraction-Filled World

Today’s donor is distracted. Hyper-connectivity, micro-consumption, fractured attention, and fierce competition are namesakes in our connected economy. This is now compounded due to the upheaval market slumps, political banter, and the coronavirus pandemic has sparked with no clear end in sight. Additionally, today’s donor lives in a world of constant personalized experiences. These daily experiences span fashion, fitness, entertainment, and shopping to news, travel, finance, and business. Each experience uniquely crafted based on what these brands know about her activities, interests, relationships, location, and more. Many serving up the exact thing she needs, could want, at the perfect time. Amid uncertainty and shifting donor expectations, what should your nonprofit be focused on? How can you ensure your organization is prepared for these changes, and able to scale deeper, more personalized donor relationships? So, in this session, Noah Barnett, Virtuous’ Director of Partnerships & Community, will address this challenge head-on. He’ll share the framework modern nonprofits are using to scale personalized donor relationships, grow giving and increase donor loyalty.
Presented by: Noah Barnett
RSVP: https://www.virtuouscrm.com/resources/webinar/ntc20-virtuous-session-how-your-nonprofit-can-build-lasting-donor-relationships-increase-donor-loyalty-in-todays-distraction-filled-world/
Date: March 26, 2020
Start time: 1:00 PM ET
March 27, 2020

Immune Boosting (Your Self & Your Team)

Tune in for ideas on building trust with your team, using wellness. Why now? Because COVID-19 has already defined 2020. Our resistance to the virus will need to be constantly boosted. Nonprofit Wellness is dedicated to "self-care to team-care": 1) We must educate ourselves and each other how to boost our immune systems. 2) Conversations about wellness help us build trust on our team. Join Susan and Tyecia, wellness trainers from Baltimore, now living in the DC area, for this interactive (yes, even online) session to learn to care for your self and your team.
Presented by: Susan Comfort and Tyecia Powell
RSVP: https://zoom.us/j/353487720
Date: March 27, 2020
Start time: 12:00 PM ET

Cash Flow Expense Management During COVID-19

I'll go over how to look at line by line expenses to find savings, defer payments, and other strategies. This is help to just get you through the current financial crisis.
Presented by: Martha Yasso
RSVP: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/4298168590
Date: March 27, 2020
Start time: 3:00 PM ET

Online Communities for Member Self-Service and Member Management

Major nonprofit, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), embarked on a project to create viable and robust online communities for members and affiliates. Beyond simple account self-service, members can renew membership, change chapter affiliation, donate securely online, and log educational volunteer documentation. Deep integration with NAMI’s CRM means that all engagement is recorded to the member record and can be included in impact reporting. Extending this self-service concept to affiliates, NAMI also rebuilt their tool NAMI360 for state and affiliate chapters so these employees and volunteers can manage their local affiliate via access to NAMI National’s CRM data. In this case-study style webinar, NAMI and Fíonta will discuss the genesis of this project, how the decision was made to pursue both a software solution and custom development, and how its two online communities have transformed the way members and NAMI team members self-manage, along with tips for planning a similar project. Follow the link below to watch the recorded presentation.
Presented by: Katie Jones and Liz Norton
RSVP: https://bit.ly/2xEfi8k
Date: March 27, 2020
Start time: 10:00 AM ET

Gutenberg: Let’s Get Serious

Gutenberg, the new WordPress visual editor, has been part of WordPress core for more than a year now and it’s time to take it seriously. Gutenberg will continue to grow and expand into all aspects of WordPress, so why not embrace it? This session is the ultimate Gutenberg session! Learning Outcomes: * The basics of what Gutenberg is and why you should use it * What block plugins are must haves * Live use-cases of building pages and full sites with Gutenberg * Custom blocks and how to build them Target Audience * Current WordPress users * WordPress-curious folx Tags * WordPress * Websites In addition, the Cornershop team will be scheduling free 20-minute consultations so we can answer your web design, development, and support questions. Sign up during the webinar, or using this form anytime: https://cshp.co/20-min-consultation We'll also be recording this session, so if you're not able to attend, send us an email at hello@cornershopcreative.com and we'll send you a link as soon as the video is posted online!
Presented by: De'Yonté Wilkinson and Meredith Reynolds, Cornershop Creative
RSVP: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_al949dmCQZ-ltiVRTstvNQ
Date: March 27, 2020
Start time: 2:00 PM ET

Accessibility for Teams in a Hurry

Accessibility is important, and now is the time to modernize your process so your site works for all users. But where to start? If you’re interested in accessibility, but not sure what steps to take to make your site more inclusive, this session is for you. We’ll start by introducing a shared vocabulary and discuss how teams can share responsibility for fixing and avoiding accessibility errors. Next, we’ll review some common issues and discuss best practices to fix them, including tips from our own workflow. Finally, we’ll share our favorite resources and tools to bring back to your team. Bring your curiosity, and learn how to make the web work for everyone.
Presented by: Jules Khong and Vicki Brown
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/equitable-digital-connections-accessibility-tickets-100428823314
Date: March 27, 2020
Start time: 1:00 PM ET

Maintaining Culture and Community Leadership in a Time of Crisis

Mission-driven organizations have always known that even the best laid plans can come apart at a moment's notice. Yet when a crisis hits, either at your organization or across the globe, how can nonprofits maintain composure and find a way to move forward? Join Neon One certified consultants Maddie Grant (Human Workplaces) and Marc A. Pitman (Concord Leadership Group) in a discussion that will look to address how to process information in times of high stress, formulate immediate actions to maintain the culture that makes your organization strong, and chart a path forward to inspire others.
Presented by: Neon One
RSVP: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4910441325567372299
Date: March 27, 2020
Start time: 2:00 PM ET
March 30, 2020

Keys to Fundraising During a Crisis

When crisis strikes, sometimes is it hard to know the best path to follow. Join us for an hour to hear from seasoned industry experts on their experience navigating other pivotal moments (9/11, Anthrax scare, multiple recessions, and more.) Bring your questions and ideas. The session will begin with a brief discussion and then will be opened up for a robust Q&A. You’ll come away with ideas on how to navigate this crisis in your own organization and tips on how to relay recommendations to your leadership and board. SPEAKERS: Larry May, Infogroup | Madeline Stanionis M+R | Moderator: Karin Kirchoff
Presented by: DMFA
RSVP: https://members.dmfa.org/events/Details/webinar-keys-to-fundraising-during-a-crisis-189264
Date: March 30, 2020
Start time: 1:00 PM ET

Understand and visualize your data

Our brains have evolved to process information visually through images faster than any other way. This means the best way to tell the story of your data is with visualizations. They are fast, easy, and free to create if you know how. Learn how to understand and structure your data, create impactful visualizations, and avoid pitfalls that intentionally or unintentionally confuse the brain.
Presented by: Ellen Peterson, SEJE Consulting
RSVP: https://zoom.us/j/233779997
Date: March 30, 2020
Start time: 1:00 PM ET
March 31, 2020

Stop Redesigning Your Organization’s Website — Start Evolving It!

It used to be best practice to fully redesign a website every few years, if only to keep up with rapidly evolving technology. But major redesigns can be extremely costly in many ways: besides typically requiring lots of money, they can also suck up a huge amount of staff time, affect SEO, and alienate users already familiar with your site (Imagine the uproar if you woke up tomorrow and Facebook was completely redesigned!). The smarter way to approach modern website maintenance is to budget for gradual, ongoing changes — ideally informed by A/B testing. In this session we’ll talk about the ins and outs of making this philosophical shift to “evolution, not revolution,” from budgeting, to tools, to vendor relationships, to assessing whether your current site is amenable to this sort of user-friendly, data-informed incrementalism. Learning Outcomes * Understand the relative merits of implementing gradual changes instead of major overhauls * Determine whether your website platform can support incremental changes * Learn how to pitch colleagues/funders on budgeting for more effective website updates Target Audience * Staff in charge of budgeting for or maintaining organization website(s) Tags * Budgeting * Process * Strategy * Websites In addition, the Cornershop team will be scheduling free 20-minute consultations so we can answer your web design, development, and support questions. Sign up during the webinar, or using this form anytime: https://cshp.co/20-min-consultation We'll also be recording this session, so if you're not able to attend, send us an email at hello@cornershopcreative.com and we'll send you a link as soon as the video is posted online!
Presented by: Ben Byrne, Cornershop Creative
RSVP: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q9r3JizHQ0aVN3KkqpRM-w
Date: March 31, 2020
Start time: 3:00 PM ET

Creating great donor communications

Whether you’re writing an email, making a call, or crafting a capital campaign case for support you’ll use to make that 8-figure ask, major donor communications must do three things. This session will share what they are, show you lots of examples, and give you 5 writing and 5 design tips so you can produce better major donor materials in-house. Attendees will: -Understand three basic principles that underpin all major donor communications -Learn to write and design better materials -Reconsider donor engagement and communications strategically
Presented by: Sarah Durham
RSVP: https://bigduck.com/events/major-donor-communications-webinar/
Date: March 31, 2020
Start time: 3:00 PM ET

Raising Money and Staying Sane during a Pandemic and a Financial Crisis

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 means that crucial fundraising events are being cancelled, and the accompanying economic downturn is sure to disrupt nonprofit income. How should fundraisers react in this uncertain moment? This session will cover strategies for communicating with anxious donors and tools to keep your relationships strong despite social distance.
Presented by: Melissa Wyers, EveryAction
RSVP: http://bit.ly/2vsCq8O
Date: March 31, 2020
Start time: 1:00 PM ET

Navigating Fundraising during COVID-19 for Nonprofits

Across the country, many nonprofits are working hard to get vital resources to their communities affected by COVID-19, and others are facing fundraising gaps and struggling to support their work. In a time of social distancing, how do we successfully move from in-person organizing work to online? During this webinar, digital fundraising experts from AB Charities — a nonprofit fundraising platform built for nonprofits — will help your organization adapt to the moment by building your community online and empowering your supporters to take action through digital fundraising.
Presented by: Adri Rosembert
RSVP: https://abcharitieswebinars521.clickmeeting.com/navigating-fundraising-during-covid-19-for-nonprofits/register?_ga=2.29323580.1870049657.1584974936-669130290.1574368751
Date: March 31, 2020
Start time: 1:30 PM ET

When Everyone is Team Digital

Suddenly, social distance has shifted our focus to digital tactics and techniques that can fill in the gaps where in person contact would have previously been. This session will cover some of the in-person channels that can be replaced by digital options, and strategies for quickly transitioning your programs online.
Presented by: Mike Liddell, EveryAction
RSVP: http://bit.ly/3a4glMQ
Date: March 31, 2020
Start time: 2:30 PM ET

Staying Ahead of the Curve: How to Recession-Proof Your Nonprofit

Achieving your nonprofit’s revenue and fundraising goals can be incredibly difficult during an economic downturn. However, if your nonprofit is pre-wired with a foolproof recession strategy, it is possible to actually seize growth opportunities during the trying times of market volatility. Gearing your nonprofit up to executive decisively can get you further than just weathering the storm. Join us on Tuesday, March 31st at 10:00AM PST, as Cameron Ripley, CEO of Community Boost, and Cindi Phallen, President of Create Possibility, share their insight into how to recession-proof your nonprofit for 2020 and beyond. What You’ll Learn: + How to quickly develop a strong strategy that will guide your leadership team during uncertain times. + Ways to adjust your fundraising appeals during a crisis. + Digital marketing best practices to get the most out of your online budget. + Proven tips for approaching major donor development during a recession. + How to play offense when everyone else is playing defense. + BONUS: Tactical examples of nonprofit plans taking effective, decisive action in response to COVID-19 and the recent market drop.
Presented by: Cameron Ripley
RSVP: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/1715849942868/WN_zPxpVHOtTX2WRfP47ND3Vw
Date: March 31, 2020
Start time: 10:00 AM ET
April 1, 2020

Political Fundraising During Uncertain Times

There’s no denying that the campaign world has been upended by COVID-19. How should political fundraisers proceed in this uncertain time? In this session, we’ll discuss the impacts that we’ve already seen and strategies for moving forward.
Presented by: Lou Levine, EveryAction
RSVP: http://bit.ly/2x9pOUt
Date: April 1, 2020
Start time: 2:30 PM ET

Share Your Message, Not Germs: Organizing and Advocacy During Social Distancing

Organizing and campaign work are often heavily based on in-person contact. With the necessity of social distance, strategies are changing fast. This session will cover some easy shifts that organizations and campaigns can make in terms of executing their program, as well as discussion on medium- and long-term planning.
Presented by: Amanda Coulombe, EveryAction
RSVP: http://bit.ly/33uzghi
Date: April 1, 2020
Start time: 11:30 AM ET

Don’t Get Played by the Product Demo!

Ever wonder why the application you ended up with doesn’t look anything like the sales demo? What the salesperson showed with ease and grace now seems clunky and cumbersome? Do you feel you like you were sold a Tesla but ended up with a Yugo? This session will cover all the “tricks of the trade” from someone whose led hundreds of sales demos. We’ll explore ways to prepare for the demo, review the “tough” questions to ask, and give participants all the tools they need to ensure the demo is giving you the answers you REALLY need!
Presented by: Rubin Singh
RSVP: https://zoom.us/rec/share/2-Ilcev3qkROeIXk9xzcQfEfMa30T6a8gCkYrvcJmUvz96KSNqApI-W4NgnXpzMs
Date: April 1, 2020
Start time: 10:00 AM ET
April 2, 2020

Effective Virtual Communication Strategies with G Suite

Virtually overnight, COVID-19 has changed how nonprofits around the world operate. We now need to be as effective virtually as we once were in-person, both for ongoing operations and for what used to be in-person events. Join the Google for Nonprofits team for a livestream on April 2nd at 10 AM Pacific / 1 PM Eastern to learn how to use the free features of G Suite for Nonprofits for remote work, collaboration, and communication. We'll have 20-30 minutes of content to share and then plenty of time for Q&A through livestream chat.
Presented by: Meredith Delich (Google for Nonprofits)
RSVP: https://youtu.be/X5MpJazREF8
Date: April 2, 2020
Start time: 1:00 PM ET

Effective Virtual Communication Strategies with G Suite

Virtually overnight, COVID-19 has changed how nonprofits around the world operate. We now need to be as effective virtually as we once were in-person, both for ongoing operations and for what used to be in-person events. Join the Google for Nonprofits team for a livestream on April 2nd at 10 AM Pacific / 1 PM Eastern to learn how to use the free features of G Suite for Nonprofits for remote work, collaboration, and communication. We'll have 20-30 minutes of content to share and then plenty of time for Q&A through livestream chat.
Presented by: Meredith Delich (Google for Nonprofits)
RSVP: https://youtu.be/X5MpJazREF8
Date: April 2, 2020
Start time: 1:00 PM ET

Best Practices for Virtual Board Meetings During COVID-19

With COVID-19, many organizations are holding their first ever “virtual” board meetings. How is your board adapting to the shift to virtual environments in this time of crisis? Join BoardEffect’s Dottie Schindlinger on Thursday, April 2nd at 11am EDT / 8am PDT, as we discuss how to navigate the waters of successfully conducting online meetings for your organization’s board – while maintaining good governance. In the webinar, we will discuss best practices for online meetings such as: • Ensuring transparency and staying legally compliant • Etiquette for ensuring board member engagement on web- and tele-conferences • Setting up your equipment and preparing attendees for success • Easily sharing documents and files to intended users • Taking accurate minutes during online meetings • Practical tips for ensuring continuity of your governance functions • …and much more.
Presented by: Dottie Schindlinger
RSVP: https://go.boardeffect.com/VirtualBoardMeetingsDuringCOVID19.html?utm_source=nten&utm_medium=email&utm_content=webinar&utm_campaign=nten
Date: April 2, 2020
Start time: 11:00 AM ET

The Accidental IT Director

You’ve been here for years and it’s finally happened! You’ve been promoted! You’re the IT Director – congrats! Soooo what’s different from yesterday? You still have all the same projects on your plate, still the same task list to get done. Or do you? A lot of nonprofit techies are accidental techies. They landed in technology with no prior tech training, and sometimes they end up heading their technology departments without being given any additional training, guidance or supports. They become accidental IT leaders. Join us as current nonprofit technology leaders delve into the things we wish someone had told us when we were promoted, skills we’ve found invaluable over the years – both technical and non-technical – as technologists in leadership roles, missteps we’ve seen (and made!), and various other practical insights you can use to survive and thrive in your new or future tech leadership role.
Presented by: Dar Veverka (Urban Teachers) & Colin Boyle (StepUp Suncoast)
RSVP: https://www.oktane20.com/agenda#64363
Date: April 2, 2020
Start time: 4:00 PM ET

How to use Chatbots and a Virtual Desktop Setup in Azure to Keep your Nonprofit Up and Running

With COVID-19 response on top of everyone's mind we will use this time to show you how you can use chatbots and a virtual desktop setup in Azure to keep your nonprofit up and running. We'll also allow for plenty of Q&A time to ask any Azure-related questions you may have.
Presented by: Darrell Booker (Microsoft)
RSVP: http://aka.ms/NTCAzure
Date: April 2, 2020
Start time: 12:00 AM ET

Project Everyone: The Global Virtual Summit Supporting Charities Through COVID-19

Project Everyone will provide organizations the opportunity to discover new ways to support their teams through these rapidly evolving times. It will be a 5 hour, 2 stream event (with additional resource library) that will offer practical tools for fundraising during this COVID-19 pandemic. Some examples of sessions taking place: Setting up a response task force; Turning cancelled events into digital events; Fundraising during COVID-19 with a non-digital demographic; Wording with funders after cancelled projects; Quickly diversifying income. All the sessions will be available until May 2nd as well if you are not able to join that day
Presented by: Salesforce and Fundraising Everywhere
RSVP: https://fundraisingeverywhere.com/covid19/speakers/
Date: April 2, 2020
Start time: 7:00 AM ET

Bring ’Em Back: Planning and Managing Email Re-Engagement Campaigns

What do you do with the subscribers on your list who just aren’t opening your emails? That’s where re-engagement campaigns come in. Re-engagement is the email marketing equivalent of reaching out to a bunch of old friends you’ve lost touch with and trying to reconnect with them. A few of them respond, a few might not, and a handful could actually become deep important relationships again. No matter what, the end result will help your organization with data cleanliness. Here’s how we suggest preparing for a re-engagement campaign and a few different approaches you can take for different segments of your inactive list.
Presented by: Firefly Partners
RSVP: https://firefly-partners.zoom.us/webinar/register/8415840335797/WN_7ydAOEoiRYyFP4DBGBhpRw
Date: April 2, 2020
Start time: 2:00 PM ET
April 3, 2020

Setting up a Drupal Site on Pantheon

A Zoom link to go through the basics of setting up Drupal 8 on the Pantheon platform. How do you use this powerful open-source content management system to spin up your organizational website and rapidly iterate on your idea? We will set up a #drupal8 website, go through content types, user roles, and permissions, develop a view (report), and discuss how to extend your site with contributed modules and Drupal themes. Instructor is a two-time NTENny awardee, is on staff as a Technical Project Manager at Lullabot, and is involved with the NTEN community as a Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate instructor. Please RSVP for this free presentation at: http://bit.ly/nten-setupdrupal-rsvp Recording available afterwards for all registrants.
Presented by: Monica S. Flores
RSVP: http://bit.ly/nten-setupdrupal
Date: April 3, 2020
Start time: 1:30 PM ET

Getting the most out of Microsoft Teams

The need to enable remote work has never been more important as it is today. Microsoft Tech for Social Impact is holding a special webinar as part of the virtual NTC experience to go over best practices, upcoming features, advanced use cases and answer any questions you have to ensure you are getting the most out of your Teams deployment.
Presented by: Claudia Arrais – Technology Solutions Professional, Microsoft Tech for Social Impact
RSVP: https://aka.ms/NTCTeams
Date: April 3, 2020
Start time: 11:00 AM ET
April 6, 2020

Balancing proactive and reactive communications during this crisis

As the spread and impact of COVID-19 changes from day-to-day, it can be hard to determine when and how your nonprofit should respond. * If you have a communications plan, do you just abandon it in favor of daily reactions? * If you don’t already have a communications plan, is it worth the time you need to create one? * How do you balance being proactive and reactive, while also making room for any necessary pivots as your audience responds to what you produce? * Is this the time for rapid, one-size-fits-all messaging or one where you might apply some segmentation? Join Big Duck’s senior strategist, Laura Fisher, and chief growth officer, Farra Trompeter, as they discuss how to manage your communications at this moment and share some strategies and tactics you can experiment with. We’ll also leave plenty of time to answer your questions.
Presented by: Big Duck
RSVP: https://bigduck.com/events/balancing-proactive-and-reactive-communications-during-a-crisis-webinar/
Date: April 6, 2020
Start time: 1:00 PM ET
April 7, 2020

Get started with Power BI

Join us for this Power BI demo where we'll show you how to create and share reports, dashboards, and data visualizations both inside and outside your organization. We'll also show you how you can extend Power BI to other parts of Microsoft's Power Platform and what additional resources you can access to learn more - like the Power BI learning path on the Digital Skills Center platform.
Presented by: Carlos McDonald (Microsoft)
RSVP: http://aka.ms/NTCPowerBI
Date: April 7, 2020
Start time: 1:00 PM ET
April 8, 2020

How Nonprofits Can Harness the Power of Games for Impact

For nonprofits in today’s crowded media landscape, getting your message across is a competitive, challenging endeavor. Unlike passive educational materials like brochures, websites, and videos, interactive media like games, simulations, and VR experiences provide a level of immersion unmatched by other media, resulting in lasting, impactful learning experiences. And better yet, digital games have the power to create many types of impact – games can engage, inspire, motivate, educate; the list goes on. In her presentation, Filament Games Vice President Jennifer Javornik will provide an actionable, research-backed look at how nonprofits can leverage the power of digital games to promote awareness, empathy, and change, drawing on case studies of our previous collaborations with nonprofits like iCivics, Junior Achievement, and the Smithsonian Science Education Center.
Presented by: Jennifer Javornik
RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ys0jcRRGQHz2MveuIOPuP32budKilJt316dR18f2PCc/viewform?edit_requested=true
Date: April 8, 2020
Start time: 4:00 PM ET

CRM Implementation Diaries: A Live Discussion with National FFA

In their first year using StratusLIVE 365, National FFA achieved a record setting fundraising year. In 2019, the organization’s total payment revenue increased by 18 percent and their average gift amount increased by 33 percent. In this thirty-minute webinar, StratusLIVE's Katie Rudnicki chats with National FFA's Director of Development Operations, Staci Glaser. They discuss topics such as: the process of identifying a CRM platform, benefits of using StratusLIVE 365, and keys to National FFA's success using the platform. In addition, they discuss digital transformation within the nonprofit industry and advice for nonprofits considering an integrated donor management tool. If you are eager to explore new technology tools to accomplish your fundraising goals, you won't want to miss this LIVE discussion.
Presented by: StratusLIVE
RSVP: http://bit.ly/2Q62g9O
Date: April 8, 2020
Start time: 1:00 PM ET
April 9, 2020

Crafting Your Organization’s Vision, Mission, and Messaging

Creating simple, memorable ways to speak and write consistently about your nonprofit organization’s work can be transformational. Clearly defined and consistently implemented mission and vision statements and messaging platforms are key to ensuring that all points of contact with your organization reinforce the right messages. In this workshop, Farra Trompeter, Vice President of Big Duck, Chandra M. Hayslett, Communications Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, Bridget Jackson, Sr. Public Affairs and Communications Advisor of NeighborWorks America, and Yvette Scorse, Communications Director of Byte Back, will review how these messaging elements can be created to more effectively engage your audiences—from local residents to activists to donors. They’ll also discuss the relationship between brand strategy (positioning and personality) and messaging, provide examples of how other organizations use these tools (i.e. setting your board and staff up to be brand ambassadors), and explore when/how you might evolve your messaging and who you should include when you do it. Attendees will: * Evaluate and understand the difference between mission and vision statements * Gain the tools to draft or update their key messages, boilerplate, and elevator pitch * Discover the value of having simple, memorable ways to speak and write consistently about their organization
Presented by: Farra Trompeter, Chief Growth Officer of Big Duck, Chandra M. Hayslett, Communications Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, Bridget Jackson, Sr. Public Affairs and Communications Advisor of NeighborWorks America, and Yvette Scorse, Communications Director of Byte Back
RSVP: https://bigduck.com/events/crafting-vision-mission-and-messaging-webinar/
Date: April 9, 2020
Start time: 1:00 PM ET

10 Steps to Cybersecurity Maturity

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by cybersecurity (especially now). Whether data breaches, ransomware, hacked webcams or botnet armies powered by millions of "Smart" TVs, those of us in charge of protecting our organizations’ and our clients’ information can be forgiven for wanting to curl up into a ball and hide. And that was true before COVID-19. Now people are working from home, under stress, learning new tools all while being attacked relentlessly by cybercriminals bent on taking advantage of us during this vulnerable time. During this webinar wee will break down cybersecurity into common-sense, understandable components. We will give you concrete steps you can take immediately. We will provide tools and resources that you can use to help your organization move toward better cybersecurity right away.
Presented by: Joshua Peskay
RSVP: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ao2YU_GzS7e0zz9Gt8_x2g
Date: April 9, 2020
Start time: 2:00 PM ET
April 28, 2020

Nonprofit Digital Strategy Virtual Summit

Nonprofit Digital Strategy Virtual Summit, an online summit for nonprofits to learn and share the latest cutting-edge tools and digital strategies for online campaigns across advocacy, organizing, and fundraising. Register for this free summit for a day of virtual panels led by the best nonprofit strategists and leaders in the space. Each panel will also provide plenty of open discussion and dialogues for virtual attendees.
Presented by: Rad Campaign and others
RSVP: https://radcampaign.com/blog/nonprofit-digital-strategy-virtual-summit
Date: April 28, 2020

Expanding the Reach of Nonprofits (Digital Commons)

In this webinar you’ll discover how nonprofits are using Digital Commons, a turnkey cloud-hosted digital repository and open access publishing platform, to further their mission. After a brief overview, we’ll take a deep dive into live examples and demonstrate how nonprofits are gaining visibility by openly demonstrating their unique value, knowledge, and expertise. Use cases include: -Preserving & sharing institutional archives & special collections. -Planning, promoting & publishing conferences, symposia & events. -Showcasing research, open educational resources & books. -Creating online educational portals & collections. -Publishing journals.
Presented by: Tish Wagner
RSVP: https://elsevier.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DQcjWlv5TTCCwAJjg7nOFg
Date: April 28, 2020
Start time: 1:00 PM ET
April 29, 2020

Make your site last 5 years (possibly more)

As we forge through these uncertain times, it’s imperative to make pragmatic choices in business. Websites are typically an organization’s largest marketing tool, and your site is now more crucial than ever. Few have the budget to fully redo a site every few years. With current events, this is now more of a hurdle. Creating a website that can sustain you for the long-term can be done without spending a fortune! Learn how to improve the longevity of your site, with tactics such as: How to determine what to change. Staying strategic: set realistic and smart goals. Staying nimble: launch one thing at a time. Then test, launch, and iterate! Creating a strong foundation: create a program around website health, including the right team of humans in addition to the right goals and tasks. We’ll go in-depth on those, plus discuss other ways to ensure the sustainability of your site.
Presented by: Anne Stefanyk, Founder and CEO, Kanopi Studios
RSVP: https://info.kanopistudios.com/en/make-your-site-last
Date: April 29, 2020
Start time: 2:00 PM ET
May 5, 2020

YouTube best practices to drive your mission forward

Join our webinar on May 5th to learn how to create and grow your YouTube channel and digital event strategy to increase awareness of your organization
Presented by: Daniel Pheysey
RSVP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgClPOLwjSc&feature=youtu.be
Date: May 5, 2020
Start time: 12:30 PM ET
May 12, 2020

Adapting and Thirving: How Nonprofits Are Responding to the Pandemic - Virtual Roundtable

We invite you to take part in a virtual roundtable discussion focused on the impact of COVID-19 and how nonprofits are adjusting. This roundtable will provide an opportunity for top nonprofits to share their experiences and gain insights from peer organizations facing similar circumstances. The discussion will be facilitated by Bruce Namerow, founder of Interactive Strategies. He will be joined by Crystal Hudson, Director of Fundraising & Digital Strategy, Special Olympics; Brandy Swimeley, VP of Marketing, Defenders of Wildlife; Craig Zeltsar, Founder, NNE Marketing. Sample topics for discussion include: What impacts are you seeing on your fundraising? How are you adjusting budgets? How can you make up revenue from the loss of in-person events? What channels are now more effective than others? We'd love to hear from you! Be sure to add any challenges you're currently trying to solve in the registration form.
Presented by: Bruce Namerow, Founder of Interactive Strategies
RSVP: https://bit.ly/2Km6bMr
Date: May 12, 2020
Start time: 11:30 AM ET
June 4, 2020

Making Innovation Inclusive and Collaborative using Medallia Crowdicity

The needs of your community members that you serve change rapidly. This new reality requires digital innovation, collaboration, and direct feedback from your community to find new human-centered solutions to new challenges. Medallia Crowdicity, our crowdsourcing platform, can help. You'll walk away with a framework to make innovation accessible through crowdsourcing. You'll also hear how nonprofits like the World Wildlife Fund, Alzheimer's Society, and Salvation Army applied this framework to focus resources behind the most critical issues, discover new funding resources, and collaborate across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Did we mention, 501(c)3 organizations can access a four-month free trial!
Presented by: Heather Jin, Global Head of Social Impact at Medallia
RSVP: https://medallia.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RvprTYGCTli83pwNfcS8eA
Date: June 4, 2020
Start time: 12:00 PM ET