As part of our Connecting The Information Dots Webinar Series, here's a webinar that might be of interest to the NTEN Community:
On Tuesday, October 17th, from 11:30AM to 12:45PM ET, we will present a free webinar:
Buyer Beware: Selecting Vendors and & Negotiating Terms in Technology Agreements
With the proliferation of new technological solutions for everything from fundraising to donor relationship management, program analytics to payment processing, organizations are increasingly engaging a wide-variety of third-party vendors. The services being provided by such vendors are often "mission-critical," meaning they are essential to an organization's ability to meet their goals and pursue their mission. As the legal contract with these vendors form the groundwork for the delivery and continuing functionality of the system being provided – and details the rights, obligations and remedies of the parties – it's essential that NFPs / NGOs are prepared to properly and effectively review and negotiate the legal terms...
More Information & Registration: https://www.npoki.org/3834-2/
William (Bill) Lester Executive Director - NPOKI
Join us at the Nonprofit Summit at the Bay Area Drupal Camp this October!
As the Lead Organizer of the Bay Area Drupal Camp (BADCamp), I wanted to invite everyone in this community to join us this Oct 18 at this year's BADCamp Nonprofit Summit at UC Berkeley. This is a free event that is set up to help nonprofits launch or enhance their online presence with seminars, trainings, and talks. There's a lot to learn and plenty of great people to meet!
What is BADCamp & why go?
BADCamp, or the Bay Area Drupal Camp, is a free annual Drupal conference for the people. It is four days of talks, trainings, summits, sprints and socials with some of the brightest Drupal minds from all over the world. The Nonprofit Summit on Wednesday, October 18th is designed specifically for nonprofit organizations in mind to help them connect the right digital audience with their mission and goals, so anyone involved in the nonprofit world can benefit from the event!
It's a community event, and I'd like to get the community involved. Feel free to book a 15 min call with me here to discuss topics you would like to hear about during the summit.
Or if you would, take a few moments to fill out this quick survey to help me narrow down some ideas.
I want to make sure that you are registered for this amazing event. Follow this link to sign up or reply and we will sign up for you.
Let me know if you are going to be able to make it!
Free webinar on Donor Retention on Thursday, October 26th at Noon CST.We're gearing up for end-of-year appeal season and are already thinking about how to engage our new donors after the new year.Here's a synopsis:You're probably going to reach new donors during your upcoming end-of-year fundraising campaign. How will you transform these new, first-time donors into repeat donors, year after year? As you move into the new year, improve your fundraising efforts-and save time and money in the process-by focusing on donors who have already shown interest. In this webinar, we'll share tactics for increasing repeated donations using tested (and a few experimental) strategies. By the end of this webinar, you should be able to:
We look at how charities can use Google AdGrants and Google Analytics to drive more visitors to their website, raise awareness of their campaigns, and gather valuable insights into evaluating their success online. These webinars are ideal for small charities and those wanting to know more about Google's suite of powerful free tools.Hosted by Lasa. Presented by Jason King. Both webinars are supported by the City of London Corporation's charity, City Bridge Trust.
A Google Ad Grant gives your charity up to £7,000 per month's worth of free advertising to help your charity's website reach a wider audience. It's of huge benefit when raising awareness of your services and campaigns. In this webinar you will learn how to apply for a Google Grant; how to use Google Adwords to write eye-catching ads that appear in Google search results; good practice for choosing keywords that work; and how to measure results and improve your advertising campaigns.
How successfully does your charity's website reach its intended audience? How well are you engaging with people online? What does and doesn't work on your website? How can you tell where your website's visitors are coming from or if they're viewing your website on a mobile device? The free Google Analytics tool provides a wealth of data that you can use to evaluate your success online, and help you make decisions to improve the reach of your website. This webinar will give you an overview of Analytics, useful for any non-profit worker with responsibility for their website.
More information and how to book your free place: Getting Started with Google Ad Grants, 19th October 2017
In this session, you will:
#Giving Tuesday: Get Your Countdown On!Instructor: Beth BrodovskyMaster Class WebinarThursday, October 12, 2–3 p.m. EDTMORE INFO/REGISTER HERE
Just a reminder that on next Tuesday, October 17th, from 11:30AM to 12:45PM ET, we will present a free webinar:
Buyer Beware: Selecting Vendors and & Negotiating Terms in Technology Agreements
With the proliferation of new technological solutions for everything from fundraising to donor relationship management, program analytics to payment processing, organizations are increasingly engaging a wide-variety of third-party vendors. The services being provided by such vendors are often "mission-critical," meaning they are essential to an organization's ability to meet their goals and pursue their mission. As the legal contract with these vendors form the groundwork for the delivery and continuing functionality of the system being provided – and details the rights, obligations and remedies of the parties – it's essential that NFPs / NGOs are prepared to properly and effectively review and negotiate the legal terms.
In this webinar, Moderator Surya Sayed-Ganguly and Attorney Jon Dartley will walk you through the maze of tasks, questions, and considerations needed to insure success when assessing, selecting and negotiating terms with technology vendors, including:
· Nuts & Bolts of the Pre-Selection Process, including how to determine if an RFP is warranted?
· Negotiating Price – factors and tactics to be considered, including fixed price versus time and materials.
· Working with Key Stakeholders – how and when to bring the right staff to the table, and how each can help to insure success
· Business Considerations – reviewing the contract, both internally (stakeholders) and externally (lawyers).
· Legal Terms and Conditions – Key terms to include to protect against/mitigate delays, price overruns, data breaches, vendors failure to perform as expected, etc. Negotiating key terms is essential to protecting your organization.
Who should attend:
We welcome all NFP/NGO staff involved in helping to select technology vendors and negotiate vendor contracts to bring your questions.
To register for this free webinar: https://goo.gl/PDu9XL
(If you have any problems signing up for this event through our new registration system, you can get help at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please feel free to share this webinar information with others at your organization who may have an interest in this topic.
William (Bill) Lester
This webinar is aimed at IT staff and Nonprofit Managers who oversee IT – and as with all our webinars, we will discuss technology in a manner that is accessible to a varied audience. If you have never attended a Community IT Innovators webinar, we host them to support our nonprofit tech community, and we never use them to hard sell anything - and we won't start hounding you via email (I have been on the receiving end of that from so. many. webinars) In fact, you can check out all our past webinars for free on our website, no sales involved :)Hope you can make it Wednesday Oct 18 at 4pm EDT.
Bring your questions and experiences. Or feel free to just listen in.
There are two ways to join the call: