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Thursday, March 13

1:30pm EDT

The Power of Technology: Big Ideas Around Change

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If you’re at this conference, you’re a tech champion – or you’re on your way. Join us for a big-picture conversation about what that really means. How will you take what you’ve learned this week back to your office and actually do something with it? What language choices and workplace habits set us up to succeed or to fail as we try to empower our colleagues to be tech champions – or at least tech-comfortable? What does it mean that every organization, large and small, is now expected to have some fluency with technology? Why is change management so daunting, in the nonprofit sector and in others? 

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Marilyn Cox

Marketing Principal - Industry Practices, Oracle
Marilyn Cox is the Marketing Principal, focused on Industry Practices, at Oracle, Eloqua. She researches, strategizes, provides guidance and delivers marketing expertise to Eloqua customers by way of embedding industry-specific best practices as an integral part of marketing automation... Read More →
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Rebecca Masisak

CEO, TechSoup
Rebecca Masisak is the CEO of TechSoup Global, an award-winning nonprofit organization and social enterprise, supporting social benefit organizations and initiatives in 80 countries.Ms. Masisak joined the organization in 2001 to launch and chart the growth of TechSoup Global's technology... Read More →
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Michael Reardon

Sr. Change Management Consultant, Blackbaud
Michael Reardon is Senior Change Management Consultant for Blackbaud with more than 15 years experience in organizational communication, change management, virtual work, and corporate identification. Prior to joining the Blackbaud team, Michael worked as an Assistant Professor in... Read More →

Thursday March 13, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Salon 2
  Big Idea, Breakout
Friday, March 14

1:30pm EDT

In Sickness and in Health: Choosing and Living with Your CRM

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New conversations happening around how technology is really the main part of your strategy in what you do. Choosing a CRM is not just a choosing a tool. From the beginning stages of need for a CRM all the way through courtship and choice, to living with your adoption and commitment, join experts who'll talk about the big ideas of how to stay together for better or for worse, and knowing when to say to say goodbye. This session is for all audiences. Whether you're just starting out or long time wedded, attendees will walk away with a packet of expert tips.

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Sarah Bonvallet

Database Setup and Training Specialist, The Databank
Sarah's passion for the nonprofit world began when she was program manager for a nonprofit that focused on engaging kids with Science and Technology. She then began working at thedatabank where she is able to help many nonprofits with their technology and database needs. As the Database... Read More →
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Sean Larkin

Director of Strategy, ThinkShout, Inc.
Sean's goal in co-founding ThinkShout, Inc. was to make life easier on his colleagues in the nonprofit sector who were responsible for advocacy campaigns. He has been working with the best and brightest software engineers and designers in nonprofit tech for the past eight years. He... Read More →
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Matthew Nelson

Director of Consulting Services, Idealist Consulting
After over 6 years of working with HandsOn Network & Points of Light I am excited to be working where I can continue helping nonprofits leverage technology to be more effective at changing the world. Idealist Consulting is a B Corporation that over the past 7 years has helped over... Read More →
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Lisa Rau

CEO, Confluence
Dedicated to the nonprofit sector.
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Tim Sarrantonio

Account Consultant, Z2 Systems
Tim Sarrantonio has over ten years of experience working for and volunteering with nonprofits. After obtaining degrees from Plattsburgh State University, the National University of Ireland at Galway, and Teachers College – Columbia University he moved to Chicago and began closely... Read More →
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Almin Surani

CIO, Canadian Red Cross
Almin is the CIO of @redcrosscanada and Board of Director @NTENorg Passionate about technology, strategy & design.

Bill Walsh

Manager of Technical Sales, Blackbaud

Friday March 14, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Salon 2
  Big Idea, Breakout

3:30pm EDT

The Power of Technology and the Millennial Generation

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Join our new generation experts as they explore big ideas around how to leverage, engage, and collaborate with the Millennial Generation (13-35). They will provide insight around why this group is important for organizations to understand and engage, so that they can best help further your organization's objectives. In addition to learning about how the Millennial Generation uses technology, you will walk away key strategies and practical tactics that you can use to engage them on your organization's behalf. What you'll leave with: Talk through big ideas around volunteer engagement, Strategies around strategic fundraising practices with a new generation network, Learn how to successfully experiment with technology to build your own youth/millennial network

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Todd Baylis

President, Qgiv, Inc.
Todd is President and a founder of Qgiv, a Lakeland based online giving platform which enables organizations throughout the country to quickly, securely and easily receive online, contextual and peer to peer donations, as well as to effectively accept event registrations. http://www.qgiv.com... Read More →

John Clese

Member of Chicago Leadership Council
Director of Product Marketing - Not for Profit, Avectra

Becky Leven

Strategic Development, Tendenci
Becky Leven works on strategic development at Tendenci, formerly Schipul, a company focused on providing Open Source CMS software for the nonprofit community. Becky is a local net2 organizer and a member of various arts organizations in the Houston community. She is a millennial... Read More →
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Mike Rubio

Program Director, Zero Divide
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Jason Shim

Director, Digital Strategy, Pathways to Education Canada
How can we harness technology to make a difference in the world? That’s the question I love to answer for organizations. With over 10 years of experience spanning the nonprofit and academic sectors both as an employee and a consultant, I have consistently helped organizations stay... Read More →
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Caryn Stein

VP, Communications and Content, Network for Good
Caryn leads the marketing team for Network for Good, a social enterprise that provides easy and innovative online giving and peer fundraising software to help nonprofits advance good causes. Caryn oversees the development and distribution of Network for Good's wealth of content and... Read More →

Friday March 14, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Salon 2
Saturday, March 15

1:30pm EDT

The Power of Technology in Advocacy and Organizing

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What is the collective opportunity for nonprofits around advocacy and organizing? Join our experts to explore underlying assumptions around this topic, think more about big ideas around community action, technology tools, and identify strategies to lift the sector up in conversation, raise engagement, and organizing for action.

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Ivan Boothe

Creative Director, Rootwork.org
Working with nonprofits and social change groups on web + online strategy. Into creative social protest and radical nonviolent praxis. #nptech #Drupal #4change ↵ Ivan is the creative director of Rootwork.org, working with nonprofits and community groups as a Drupal developer an... Read More →
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Stephanie Downs

Founder & Chief Volunteer, Voolla
Stephanie Downs is an entrepreneur offering a broad range of strategic and tactical experience, including extensive work in marketing and non-profit development. In 1999, she founded MarKomm Consulting as a full service marketing consulting firm, which quickly evolved into a focus... Read More →
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Marc Maxson

Innovation Consultant, GlobalGiving
Marc Maxson is a PhD neuroscientist who coordinates the GlobalGiving Storytelling project and conducts research to make GlobalGiving's network of organizations more effective. As one of the few who bridge science and international development, Marc Maxson brings a different perspective... Read More →
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Paul Rolfe

Founder, CapitolBuddy
I was a fundraising and communications specialist for a clean energy non-profit in Missouri for three years. I got to experience the entire eco system that comes with a small non-profit and learned about the difficulties of non-profit advocacy on a small budget. In the spring of 2013... Read More →
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Karen Suhaka

Founder, LegiNation, Inc.
Karen founded LegiNation, Inc. and www.BillTrack50.com to make it easier to stay informed about state legislation, and to share that information with others. The more smart, motivated people that participate in the legislative process, the better the results will be for everyone... Read More →

Bridget Marie Todd

Digital Training Manager, New Organizing Institute
Bridget Todd is the digital training manager for the New Organizing Institute.   She has a passion for engaging communities of color. Before coming to NOI, she taught full-time at Howard University where she developed a curriculum that integrates new media and digital platforms... Read More →

Saturday March 15, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Salon 2
  Big Idea, Breakout

1:30pm EDT

Digital Marketing That Gets Results: 30 Ideas You Can Use Monday Morning

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Learn more about trends and opportunities around social media tools and digital marketing big ideas. Join our experts and learn about tools that exemplify the latest innovations that get results first thing Monday morning. This session is for audiences of all types who want to gear up their digital marketing plans with Big Ideas. Attendees will walk away with: 1) Up to 30 ideas that you can use out of the box; 2) A look at Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter and how you can ramp up those channels; 3) and a plan that will help guide your digital marketing strategy.

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Rusty Burwell

VP, Governance, American Lung Association
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Cheryl Contee

CEO & Co-Founder, Fission Strategy
Cheryl Contee is the award-winning CEO and co-founder of Fission Strategy, which helps the world’s leading non-profits, foundations and social enterprises design digital ecosystems that create change globally. She is also the co-founder of groundbreaking social marketing software Attentive.ly... Read More →
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Lauren Girardin

Marketing and Communications Strategist, Lauren Girardin Consulting
Lauren Girardin uses her creative chutzpah to help nonprofits and foundations engage their communities and share their stories. She specializes in moving marketing and communications projects from strategy through implementation, applying her planning foresight to right-size the work... Read More →
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James Howe

Chief Idea Guy!, Communicate & Howe!
I'm passionate about using communications to make the world better especially through: nonprofit communications strategies social media integrated marketing campaigns I'm committed to building healthy communities that benefit all.
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Wendy Marinaccio Husman

Senior Account Executive, Donordigital
Wendy Marinaccio Husman is a strategy consultant with Donordigital, the online fundraising, marketing, and advocacy agency. She has more than 11 years of experience in development, including stints as Director of Development at Alonzo King LINES Ballet and Director of Membership at... Read More →

Liz Murphy

Principal, RedEngine Digital
Liz Murphy is President of RedEngine Digital. She takes an active role in directing online strategy for clients, and has more than 25 years experience in direct response fundraising and marketing, including an in-depth knowledge of database marketing and Internet technologies. Before... Read More →

Saturday March 15, 2014 1:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Thurgood West
  Big Idea, Breakout