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1.  Share your September Events

Posted Aug 28, 2017 11:52

This thread is for sharing upcoming events, learning opportunities or online sessions for September 2017. 

Kristy Hayter
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Covenant House Vancouver
Vancouver, BC

2.  RE: Share your September Events

Posted Sep 07, 2017 13:30
Edited by Shannon Wong Sep 07, 2017 13:36

Thanks for starting the discussion Kristy!

On September 13, I'll be hosting a course on Advanced Digital Engagement in Fundraising starting at 11:00 PT.
This course will help you develop a framework for advanced fundraising campaigns across all digital channels and an understanding of how marketing funnels can create donors. Mark Santiago is the faculty for this training.

I'm really excited to see what questions people have for Mark to answer and the level of engagement learners have for examples that will come up with this topic. I see as of now, we have 21 people signed up for the course. You still have about a week to get registered!

Shannon Wong
Community Coordinator
Nonprofit Technology Network
Portland, OR

3.  RE: Share your September Events

Posted Sep 08, 2017 10:37
Hey everyone!
Caravan Studios, part of TechSoup, is bringing #Apps4GoodDemo Breakfast to Nashville on September 20. It's free and we're looking to connect with local and locally-connected folks who are interested in using technology for public good and civic engagement.

I want to 1) extend the invite and 2) request for help sharing with personal networks? Social media links to share, like, or tag you people in:

And/or use the information below:

Apps4Change Demo Breakfast
Details: nashvilleapps4change.eventbrite.com­
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM CDT
Conexion Americas, located at Casa Azafrán
2195 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211

FREE - RSVP required. Space is limited

#Apps4GoodDemo local events bring together approximately 75 community members representing NGOs, corporations, government agencies, and technology development groups to watch demos of up to 7 public good technology projects. These events have been held in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Rio de Janeiro, among other cities.

If you're interested in attending or learning more about the Public Good App House initiative and upcoming Festival of the Americas in D.C., please join us for this free breakfast demo event on September 20th.

Any leads or intros are much appreciated!


Kristy Graves
Board Chair
Bike Walk Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN

4.  RE: Share your September Events

Posted Sep 09, 2017 10:39

It's a Peer-to-Peer World Virtual Conference

Wednesday, September 27


Please join us for the third edition of this popular online conference, including an all-new lineup of tips and insights on peer-to-peer fundraising. Five companies that serve nonprofits have come together to share our unique experience and knowledge of peer-to-peer fundraising. And it's not just us doing the talking. Nonprofits will join us to show you first-hand how they're taking peer-to-peer fundraising to new heights.

In just one day, you'll learn how to:

  • ask for sponsorships
  • plan, launch, run, and wrap up a peer-to-peer campaign
  • improve the peer-to-peer experience for your participants
  • engage supporters
  • automate your matching gifts process

Find out more and register today: www.peertopeerworld.com

You can sign up for any or all of the five sessions, and join from the convenience of your own desk (or wherever you are). It's an event you won't want to miss!

Mark Becker
Founding Partner
Cathexis Partners

5.  RE: Share your September Events

Posted Sep 12, 2017 16:33
Several NTENers are wrangling a book club about Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman's The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit.

Join us for a live discussion on September 21: https://www.nten.org/event/book-club-the-healthy-happy-nonprofit/.

Bethany Lister
Community Engagement Manager
Nonprofit Technology Network

6.  RE: Share your September Events

Posted Sep 19, 2017 07:14
Edited by Carolyn Woodard Sep 19, 2017 07:15
Hello everyone!
Join us for Your Nonprofit IT Budget webinar tomorrow from 4-5pm EDT (Wednesday September 20)

Whether you are a freelance shop of one, or a large nonprofit with in-house IT staff, you will find our webinar interesting! We will take you through what IT needs must be covered in 2017-2018 (security, planned upgrades, etc.) and how to put a coherent budget together to cover them.
We know that putting the minimum expense into IT and hoping things turn out ok is probably not the best path – but how do you know where to put the best money in? This webinar will help get the conversation started, and is always one of our most popular of the year.

In our 15+ years of experience working exclusively with nonprofits, we have learned there is absolutely no "one-size-fits-all" budget document possible, and we won't be providing one. The wide variety in process, and in where IT reports, make us skeptical of universal budget templates. However, we do have advice on what *needs* to be included, and we will also provide ideas on describing your needs and the benefits of functional, secure IT to the non-techies at your nonprofit. Or to yourself if you work alone :)
If you miss it, the links to video will be posted to our website within a week. But we hope you can make it in person!

Carolyn Woodard
Community IT Innovators
Washington, DC

7.  RE: Share your September Events

Posted Sep 20, 2017 09:19
NTEN family,

TradeMark Media is hosting a free google analytics webinar on Thursday, September 28 at noon CST. 

Google-certified expert Tara Morrow will walk through Google Analytics in detail, focusing on turning your website data into actionable insights.

By the end of the webinar, you should be able to:
  • Easily navigate the Google Analytics interface
  • Build and access advanced reports
  • Create custom filters for more concise data
  • Be prepared for new Google product offerings rolling out this fall

You'll have a chance to ask questions. And all attendees will receive a free set of custom reports for Google Analytics as well as a recording of the webinar for future reference. Hope to see you there!


Rachel Clemens
Chief Marketing Officer
TradeMark Media
Austin TX

8.  RE: Share your September Events

Posted Sep 24, 2017 09:09

Baltimore, NY, Boston, Atlanta, DC & San Fran Networking Events - Fall 2017

Since there isn't yet an October thread I thought I would add these here.

Our community continues to come together for networking, fellowship, continued learning and promotion of social and behavior change strategies. Please attend one of SMANA's (http://smana.org) free upcoming networking events.

Events are coordinated by The Social Marketing Association of North America (SMANA) which is a membership organization serving the professional needs of behavior change agents in Canada, the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, and the United States.

We advance behavior change for social good.

Our members are change agents from all sectors – social marketers, behavioral scientists and economists, conservation psychologists, environmental educators, behavior change communicators, cause marketer, entertainment educators, health communicators, design thinkers and the list goes on. SMANA members include practitioners, students and academics involved from both the environmental and health fields.

These events are free and open to all - whether you are a member, considering membership or would like to network with fellow change agents. Learn more about the benefits of joining this group here - http://smana.org/.

Kelley Dennings
Primary Contact
Social Marketing Association of North America
Arlington, VA