Want to ensure fundraising success? You must build relationships with donors. In this practical and engaging session, participants will learn how to cultivate their donors and prospective donors and the benefits of relationship building. Not only that, you will learn how to take your board members on this journey by supporting the board in resource development, tapping into their fundraising strengths, and transforming them into a fundraising powerhouse.
Tech Tools to Collaborate & Communicate with Virtual Teams
Virtual and hybrid work teams need ways to share files, message each other, and work together all day long. In this session we will share some examples of collaboration and communication tools, as well as touch on security considerations and technology policies.
Strategy Bites: The Power of Strategic Planning
The Human Stack- Tired of Bad Data? Focus on Feelings, Not Features
Ever wonder why some organizations rave about their technology, and others feel in a constant state of SOS? If you are using today's modern tools and are not feeling optimistic about your technology, chances are, it's not the technology that got you there. Human emotions, expectations, and experiences significantly impact nonprofits’ use of the technology they have, for better or worse. Technology is innately human; after all, humans built every (mega)bit of it. Therefore, when implementing and using these technologies, we must remember to pay as much attention to the human element as the tech itself. This session evaluates how human aspects like emotions, expectations, and experience affect a nonprofit’s technology engagement from implementation to everyday operations and how behavior changes can create better outcomes.
2:45ET on ZOOM
Building Foundations for Sustainable Change
Open Zoom discussion. Too often do nonprofits jump to implement new tech solutions without proper preparation and planning. This leads to costly and long-term consequences for the team, organization, and community. Our discussion will provide practical tips to help organizations strategically and intentionally set themselves up for success when preparing for big change/growth.
Thursday October 13
Technology Planning and Budgeting
We all know that the effective use of technology can improve efficiencies, help better deliver on your mission, and spawn innovation. As technology advances, so should your IT budget. In this session, we will discuss: Alignment of your IT budget to the organization's strategy, Assessment of your current technologies, Prioritizing expenditures, and Leveraging resources. Walk through a sample budget worksheet that explores key buckets of tech spending.
Stephen Jackson & Susan Tenby
Building Online Communities
Sometimes, nonprofits become so accustomed to working in their own world that they can miss opportunities to collaborate with and learn from others in the sector. If this sounds like you, you might want to consider creating an online community around your organization, mission focus, or both. Online communities provide members with a structured, organized, and searchable platform for asking and answering questions, posting content, seeking advice, finding volunteers, and sharing resources.
Communities allow nonprofits to engage and grow their networks of support. Since 2000, TechSoup has launched and sustained several communities and we have learned from these experiences. In this session, we'll share what we've learned about building online communities over the years, and what we're learning in real-time as we launch our newest initiative, Quad. We'll also share our 6-step methodology and strategy to use technology to support community engagement and to help nonprofits achieve their mission by building a community of practice and support from the ground-up. This strategy would help you identify and contact people unfamiliar with your organization and turn them into engaged stakeholders.
Strategy Bites: Barriers (and Solutions) to Strategic Planning
Leveraging Technology Grants for Your Nonprofit
While many nonprofit professionals may be familiar with grants for general operating and program support, technology grants are a lesser-known grant type that can play a crucial role in increasing organizational capacity. From scaling existing infrastructure to fostering a data-centric culture, or garnering support for technology initiatives – the opportunities for enhancing your organization’s technological needs are boundless –
but how do you find the right tech grants for your nonprofit’s needs?
LIVE Website Audits and Website Tips
Lauren is auditing websites, LIVE! If you consented to be audited during registration, don't miss this session or you might miss out!
THE Q&A SESSION YOU'VE ALWAYS NEEDED! ALL QUESTIONS GO THROUGH THE-SUMMIT-LIVE SLACK CHANNEL!!
We've got a CRM Expert, a Project Management Expert, and a Fundraising Expert. Let's do this!
Thursday October 20
3 Social Media Ad Strategies: Which One is Right for Your Nonprofit?
Looking to increase brand awareness, convert one-time donors to recurring supporters, and increase online donations? This training will guide you through 3 Facebook & Instagram Advertising Strategies to help reach & surpass your business goals. This session is designed for organizations ready to take their social media advertising to the next level. Maybe you've run a few ads, but haven't seen great success or you're looking for a more strategic approach. Whether you have a budget of $150 to $1500+ per month, there's a strategy that can work for you.
Getting a Return on Your Nonprofit Tech Investment
Every nonprofit has an assortment of technology they use to communicate, engage their supporters, and raise money. But how well are those systems, tools, and databases working for your organization? Get a jargon-free look at what really goes into getting a return on your investment of time, money, and people’s brain power.
If you’ve ever been asked, “Are these systems worth it?”, this is the session for you!
Strategy Bites: Building a Strategic Plan With CAPE
Expanding Your Grant Seeking Strategy
(While Maintaining a Sustainable Pace!)
Do you feel the pressure to write more applications each year? Yet with the same capacity for yourself and your team? We’ll walk through a strategy for expanding your grant seeking strategy in an organization while keeping your individual and team capacity front and center to ensure your work pace is sustainable.
5 Fundraising Trends to Build a "Yes, And..." Culture at Your Organization
The fundraising life prior to the pandemic was pretty good; direct mail reigned, online fundraising grew, and in-person events gave donors (and staff!) a feeling of connection. It was a time when "No, But..." easily stomped out any new fundraising initiative. But times have changed, and continue to evolve, to meet donors on their terms. Join Chas as we share 5 fundraising donor-centric trends that will help you diversify revenue, engage more donors,
and empower staff to create a culture of learning in 2023.
Linked In Masterclass
This LinkedIn Master Class workshop will develop the LinkedIn profile of each member and increase their
overall LinkedIn knowledge with the goal of growing their personal brand and their organization while creating
lifelong opportunities and relationships!
What Do Your Analytics Tell You About Your Content?
Thursday October 27
What Does Strategic Planning Have To Do With IT?
As a nonprofit leader, how should I think strategically about growth and change? How do I make the right choices to maximize my organization's efficiency and impact? Bring your questions- I have answers!
Staying Safe- Cybersecurity for Your Nonprofit
How we avoided getting fried by hackers in an increasingly unsafe digital world.
Strategy Bites: Maximizing the Impact of Strategic Planning
Connecting the Dots: What New Research Reveals About Your Donors
Non-profits not only need to understand what is happening with individual givers but also plan for the future.
This session will give actionable insights into how donors are changing their behavior in the wake of the pandemic.
At Least You've Got Your HealthIT
Nonprofits often sacrifice critical backend tech infrastructure to compensate for cost savings to maximize margin. This antithetical dogma does more bad than good. How do we balance the equation?
Why Is Change So Hard? Trying To Adopt New Tech Is Not For The Faint of Heart
We've all worked in that organization that really, really needed a new piece of technology and you maybe even spent hours and hours researching and setting it up, only to find that no one around you actually uses it! Technology is a wonderful gift, but if you're scratching your head about why no one is actually using it - this session is for you!