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Envisioning a Digital First Nonprofit: Mindsets and Skillsets for Transformation

This highly participatory and interactive forum will help participants look at existing and the next wave of technologies (artificial intelligence, machine learning, etc) to formulate a vision for being a digital first nonprofit.  Participants will also assess where their organization’s approach to incorporating digital and learn from their peers and experts in the room on digital transformation for service delivery, governance, marketing, fundraising, and other areas. Participants will gain insights on the needed mindsets, tool sets, and skill sets to achieve their mission and have a greater impact in their programs.

Learning Outcomes

  • Envision benefits and outcomes from integrating digital
  • Assess digital maturity levels in all areas
  • Identify ways to adapt work culture from paper to screen

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Josh Hirsch

Director of Mission and Communication

Susan G. Komen South Florida

Josh Hirsch is the Director of Mission and Communication for Susan G. Komen South Florida. He has worked in the nonprofit sector since 2006 with a focus on educational philanthropy for both public charter and independent private schools. He has an extensive background in social media, digital communications, and marketing along with experience in grant research and writing, individual giving, special event planning, stewardship, and cultivation of donors. He is past Communications Chair and incoming President-elect for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Palm Beach County Chapter. Josh is also a member of the AFPeeps, the social media vanguard for the AFP International Conference and other AFP initiatives. He has spoken nationally on social media and has had numerous articles published in professional journals. Josh received a Master of Science in Family, Youth and Community Sciences and a Bachelor of Science in Advertising from the University of Florida. He has a Certificate in Strategic Fundraising and Philanthropy from Bay Path University and is a Certified Social Media Strategist by the National Institute for Social Media.

Julia Campbell

Speaker, Author, Consultant

J Campbell Social Marketing

Julia Campbell has run her digital marketing consulting business for almost a decade, focused exclusively on mission-driven organizations. A mom of 2 and a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, she is the author of Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits, a call-to-action for nonprofits to use stories to accomplish their missions. Based in Boston, Julia is a global authority on digital storytelling, with happy clients spanning the globe from Moscow to San Francisco. She has provided workshops and training to Meals on Wheels America, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Facebook. Julia is a frequent contributor to Nonprofit Tech for Good, Social Media Today, Maximize Social Business, Elevation Web, Network for Good, Wild Apricot, and others. Her passion is to get nonprofits of all sizes to stop spinning their wheels on social media and to start getting real results using digital tools. You can check out her thoughts and ideas on all things nonprofit digital storytelling and social media at

Beth Kanter

Trainer, Speaker, Author

Happy Healthy Nonprofit

Beth is internationally recognized thought leader in networks, social media, philanthropy, wellbeing in the workplace and training. Beth has over 35 years working in the nonprofit sector in capacity building and has facilitated trainings for thousands of social change activists and nonprofits on every continent in the world. She is an in-demand keynote speaker and workshop leader. Named one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company and one of the BusinessWeek’s “Voices of Innovation for Social Media,” Beth was Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation 2009-2013. She author of the award winning Networked Nonprofit Books and The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout ( published by J.Wiley. She writes “Beth’s Blog,” one of the first nonprofit blogs. Her clients include foundations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.