npCONNECT

npCONNECT lunch

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Speakers and sessions

The NXT Era of Nonprofit Technology Innovation

Chris Geady

Learn more about Blackbaud’s NXT solutions designed to help you expand your organization’s impact like never before. In this session Chris will walk through Raiser’s Edge NXT and share the current state and forward-looking roadmap. Presented by Chris Geady, Senior Solutions Engineer, Blackbaud Canada.

Chris is a Blackbaud solutions expert with over 13 years experience in Raiser’s Edge, Financial Edge and Blackbaud’s full suite of online fundraising products. Chris has worked with hundreds of nonprofits to improve efficiency and better meet their mission. Prior to Blackbaud, Chris served at three non-profit organizations in marketing, events and IT capacities. More recently Chris was the Director of IT at Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation in Toronto overseeing database management, campaign and financial reporting, and IT infrastructure. Follow Chris at @chrisgeadybb.

Back to the Donor: Building a Future of Support

Danielle Johnson

6 essential strategies and online – offline tactics that can be implemented by your organization to grow a sustainable pipeline of support. Presented by Danielle Johnson-Vermenton, CFRE and Principal Consultant, Blackbaud.

Danielle Johnson is a principal consultant at Blackbaud. For the past four and half years Danielle has been part of the Go! Team at Blackbaud helping nonprofits in the US and Canada learn and apply best practices and strategy using Luminate Online. She is a popular consultant and speaker at Blackbaud and is often called to present at events like Digital Leap, AFP Planet Philanthropy and others. Prior to Blackbaud, Danielle worked in the nonprofit industry in roles such as director of individual giving at Boys & Girls Clubs, leadership giving manager at the Red Cross and director of development at HUGS for Kids. Follow Danielle @DJVermenton.

Lead with efficiency: Process data efficiently to focus on funding your mission

William da Silva

What every fundraising leader needs to know to process data efficiently and focus on funding the cause. Based on a case study of Dans La Rue, this presentation highlights the top 10 improvements that have the biggest impact on productivity. Presented by William Da Silva.

William is founder and CEO of eSimpleIT, an organization that works at the intersection of IT and philanthropy. William and his team have been helping nonprofits for over 15 years, providing strategic consulting services. eSimpleIT assist with technology selection, system audits, IT integration, process redesign and training, as well as, communication strategies to assist nonprofits with constituent engagement and activation. Follow William at @williamdasilva.

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Fundraising Insights and Observations

Lara Wong

Share what’s working in your P2P fundraising and get an early preview of Blackbaud’s peer-to-peer fundraising survey results. See examples Canada’s best P2P fundraising sessions by Lara Wong, Account Manager, Blackbaud Canada.

Lara works with Canadian nonprofit organizations to evaluate and strategize their fundraising goals and determine the best Blackbaud solution to meet their needs. Now based in Ottawa, Lara has over 15 years experience in the nonprofit sector including event management, peer to peer fundraising, marketing, major and online fundraising programs, volunteer management and program management. Lara has always been active in her community as a Board Member, coach and fundraiser. Prior to Blackbaud, Lara worked in development and communications roles for the World University Service of Canada (WUSC – EUMC), Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – BC, One Change Foundation, AIDS Vancouver, Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and the United Way of Greater Toronto.

Building Blocks for an Online Sustained Giving Program

Danielle Johnson

Learn the nuts and bolts for planning, building, and launching an email campaign in Luminate Online. We’ll look at donation forms, the call to action, promotions and ongoing maintenance. Presented by Danielle Johnson-Vermenton.

Danielle Johnson is a principal consultant at Blackbaud. For the past four and half years Danielle has been part of the Go! Team at Blackbaud helping nonprofits in the US and Canada learn and apply best practices and strategy using Luminate Online. She is a popular consultant and speaker at Blackbaud and is often called to present at events like Digital Leap, AFP Planet Philanthropy and others. Prior to Blackbaud, Danielle worked in the nonprofit industry in roles such as director of individual giving at Boys & Girls Clubs, leadership giving manager at the Red Cross and director of development at HUGS for Kids. Follow Danielle @DJVermenton.

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