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Share your November events!

  • 1.  Share your November events!

    Posted Oct 09, 2019 12:40
    This thread is for sharing upcoming events, learning opportunities or online sessions for November 2019!

    Kristy Hayter
    Manager, Communications
    Vancouver, BC
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  • 2.  RE: Share your November events!

    Posted Nov 04, 2019 12:04
    I'm excited to wrap up this year's free trainings with something to set you up for a career boost in 2020!
    4 New Tech Skills

    The 4 New Tech Skills You Actually Need to Succeed in Nonprofit Communications in 2020

    Ready to uplevel your career in 2020? Join this interactive training session and learn about the tech skills that you **actually** need to know to be a successful nonprofit communicator in 2020.

    Learn what 4 skills will make the most difference to your nonprofit and to your career in the next year, and get tips on how to get started learning and implementing.

    (This training is suitable for nonprofit professionals of all skill levels. A recording will be available.)


    Thursday, November 21 2019 @ 8am PT / 9am MT / 10am CT / 11am ET



    Hope to see you there!

    Yesenia Sotelo
    Digital Skills Trainer & Web Developer

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  • 3.  RE: Share your November events!

    Posted Nov 04, 2019 12:44
    Cultivate Your Community for Content, a free webinar, is on Wednesday, November 6, 1 - 1:30 pm on Content Forum.  Join Content Forum, the free community for association and nonprofit content strategy, then go to Events to RSVP.

    Luke Zimmer, principal, Skariphos, is joining us to discuss the role of online communities in generating content and content ideas for associations. Learn to leverage your community to track what your members are truly interested in, and to develop publications and products to serve their needs. Note: You will earn .5 CAE (Certified Association Executive) credits for participating in this live, 30-minute webinar.

    Dina Lewis CAE
    Washington, DC
    Host, Content Forum www.contentforum.org
    Host, Review My Content www.reviewmycontent.com

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  • 4.  RE: Share your November events!

    Posted Nov 05, 2019 01:45
    Happy November all!

    Fíonta will be at Dreamforce 11/18 - 11/22 and we have four presentations with nonprofit clients scheduled. We'd love to see any NTENers in San Francisco!

    • Out With the Old and in With the New: Tips for Transitioning to Salesforce (with National Alliance on Mental Illness)
      November 20, 2019, 8:00am-8:40am
    • Using Salesforce and Community Cloud for Affiliate Management (with National Alliance on Mental Illness)
      November 20, 2019, 11:00-11:20am
    • Mobile Movement: A Text Solution to Reach People In Need Anytime, Anywhere (with Mobile Pathways)
      November 21, 2019, 2:00-2:40pm
    • Using Data to Drive Organizational Change for K-12 Students and their Communities (with Harlem Children's Zone)
      November 21, 2019, 2:30-2:50pm
    Additionally, we're hosting a Dreamforce keynote viewing party at our office in Washington DC. It's on Tuesday, 11/19 from 5-8pm ET; more info is available here.

    Karin Tracy
    VP, Marketing Initiatives
    Los Angeles, CA

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  • 5.  RE: Share your November events!

    Posted Nov 06, 2019 11:44
    I am heading to the Indiana Auctioneers Association Conference Nov 13-15 and Lisa Payne will be our rep in Kansas City at a Raising Paddles seminar November 14.

    Here's more info on our events

    Elevate: Fundraising Event Conference 2019 Portland, OR

    November 13 - November 15
    Portland, OR Google Map »

    Send your fundraising event to school! Join us and you'll learn strategy, gain best practices and develop a plan to take your fundraising event to new heights. This three-day conference at McMenamins Kennedy School is a chance to hit the pause button on your event cycle and look at how you can create a bigger impact with your fundraising events. We will spend the first-day learning theory and best practices. Day two will be the chance to learn specifics about…

    Find out more »

    Raising Paddles Seminar – Kansas City 2019

    November 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Mission Hills, KS Google Map »

    Register today to join us for a day of learning in Kansas City! Come join us for an exciting day as we provide informative sessions on all things gala. Our goal is to provide an entertaining event that will give you access to subject matter experts on aspects of gala planning. Our focus will be on a full guest experience, so you can enjoy the day as an attendee, including a mock auction, entertainment, and a full guest experience from…

    Find out more »

    Deborah Roth-Bush
    Senior Strategic Relationship Manager
    Hillsboro, OR

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  • 6.  RE: Share your November events!

    Posted Nov 06, 2019 09:10
    Mighty Citizen is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, Nov 19, at 1:00 CST.

    Your website is holding you back.

    It may suffer from cognitive load, a phrase used to describe an overabundance of information. Or maybe your donation form/membership sign-up isn't optimized, making it difficult to move through. It could even be that you just haven't given your audience enough reasons to care.

    We'll explore what makes for a successful mission-oriented website, from content to user flow to thank-you pages.

    In this practical webinar full of takeaways, we'll explore:

    • How to write clear hero messages that encourage your audience to take action.
    • How you may be creating confusion through your messaging, user experience and/or forms (and how to fix them).
    • Tactical tips for quick website fixes that result in immediate improvements.

    Presented by our User Experience Director, Mike Steckel.

    If you haven't seen a Mighty Citizen webinar before, rest assured they are chock-full of great examples and tactical takeaways you can put in place tomorrow.

    Register here

    Rachel Clemens
    Austin TX

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  • 7.  RE: Share your November events!

    Posted Nov 07, 2019 10:25
    Kanopi Studios is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, November 19th:

    Everyday A11y: Building Accessibility into Your Marketing Process
    Register for the webinar here. 

    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.

    Join us for an hour and we'll break down some of the easiest ways to build online accessibility into what you're already doing. We'll also touch on different ways to showcase the possible return on your time.

    Tuesday, November 19th
    11:00 am PT  /  12:00 pm MT   /   1:00 pm CT   /   2:00 pm ET

    Register here

    Hope to see some of you join us!

    Kanopi Studios
    San Francisco, CA

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  • 8.  RE: Share your November events!

    Posted Nov 09, 2019 12:53
    If you're a Bay-area NTENer or attending Dreamforce, I'd love to invite you to an "off-campus" event from 8-9am, Friday November 22nd. We are hosting a one-hour conversation called A Breakfast Session with the Executive Director of Mobile Pathways: Stories from the Border based on Executive Director Jeffrey O'Brien's time in Mexico extending the functionality of Mobile Pathways (an SMS system designed to serve refugees, immigrants, and immigrant-focused legal aid organizations) across the borderYou can learn more about Mobile Pathways at https://mobilepathways.org/

    Feel free to share with colleagues and other interested people!

    Fearless Coffee
    303 2nd Street
    San Francisco, CA 94107

    Karin Tracy
    VP, Marketing Initiatives
    Los Angeles, CA

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  • 9.  RE: Share your November events!

    Posted Nov 18, 2019 15:38

    Please join us for a focused discussion on protecting your digital credentials Wednesday November 20 from 3-3:30pm EST.

    After seeing yet another news story on new scams, you know you need to protect yourself and your organization better!

    We know that account compromises are one of the top 5 threats facing nonprofit organizations, and are perhaps the most impactful. Digital credentials, such as usernames and passwords, connect you and your employees to critical business applications, as well as online services. Unfortunately, criminals know this - and that's why digital credentials are among the most valuable assets found on the Dark Web.

    We'll talk about some tools and techniques that can be used to protect your digital identity including good password practices, adding Multi Factor Authentication (MFA), and monitoring to alert when a compromised account is found.

    Don't assume your organization won't be targeted – everyone is a target. Don't miss these 5 security tips to protect your login!

    This will be a 30 minute session with a brief time for questions. There will be a special offer for those in attendance, so be sure to sign up and invite a friend. 

    As with all our webinars, this presentation is appropriate for an audience of varied IT and security experience.

    Registered, but can't make the webinar? Ask us your questions on registration and we'll cover them in the webinar. We'll be sending out the links to the slides and video after the webinar.


    Carolyn Woodard
    Independent Consultant
    Washington, DC

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  • 10.  RE: Share your November events!

    Posted Nov 18, 2019 15:44

    ICYMI - 

    Many nonprofit staff members feel frustrated with data quality problems within their organizations. Are you challenged with data accuracy, incomplete information, lack of integration between systems? Data quality defines your organization and can make or break your fundraising.

    We often feel powerless to address these data quality challenges, in part because simply having the conversation is difficult.

    • What is "data quality?"
    • What makes good data good?
    • How can we better understand how the condition of our data can help or hurt us?
    • What can we do about it?

    In this presentation, Build Consulting expert Peter Mirus explores the crucial aspects of data quality at your nonprofit, to help answer the question "What is data quality?" These aspects are: completeness, validity and accuracy, consistency, timeliness, and integrity.

    Peter uses examples from the nonprofit and public sectors to show how good data quality can have big fundraising and program impacts. He explores the role of good data at your organization, provides tips on how to get everyone at your organization on the same page, and gives ideas on how to prioritize data for quality improvement.

    Presented in partnership with Community IT Innovators Wednesday November 13. Slides, MP3, and Video available at the links below.

    Don't miss this chance to learn more on how your organization can create and leverage better data to improve your fundraising and program results! Just in time for Giving Tuesday!


    MP3 and transcript:  https://buildconsulting.com/learning/how-data-quality-defines-your-organization/

    Carolyn Woodard
    Independent Consultant
    Washington, DC

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  • 11.  RE: Share your November events!

    Posted Nov 19, 2019 09:55

    Introduction to Managing Events in Raiser's Edge NXT
    Wed, Nov 20, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

    New to Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT or just need a refresher? Don't miss this upcoming free webinar!

    Join us to learn the basics on using the product's Events functionality:

    Topics include:
    - An overview of the Raiser's Edge NXT Events module
    - An introduction to key areas of the Events functionality - including how to set up and manage an event, add participants, export an event list, and more
    - Answers to your questions about managing events using Raiser's Edge NXT

    Cathexis Partners is a certified Blackbaud Solution Provider. We look forward to helping you learn more and get the most out of your nonprofit software.


    Jon Reich

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