Ignition Sessions | Session Category | Embark 2015

Ignition Sessions

October 28, 2015

Creating Donor Trust by Making Crowdfunding Tangible

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join Liz Deering, COO of 121Giving and Elizabeth Disco-Shearer, COO of St. Vincent de Paul Disaster Services Division to learn how online crowdfunding is transforming the way in which charities approach in-kind giving, how this new approach to fundraising is helping charities become more effective and efficient, and how online crowdfunding is also helping them build stronger relationships with donors through transparency, and tangibility.

Presented by 121Giving

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What winning looks like

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join this session to learn from one of the fastest civil rights movements of our time — the national victory of marriage equality. Gain insights into how you can use emotional storytelling, shareable video, and big data to accelerate your movement and win hearts and minds in the digital age.

Presented by Blue State Digital

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Growing Decision-Making Leaders: How to Clarify Power, Confront Bias and Empower Your Organization

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

It’s not about making “better” decisions, it’s about determining who gets to make the decisions that need to be made, and the process used to get there. Decision Clarity eliminates decision-making confusion training you on how to grow effective decision-making leaders and foster a more transparent and innovative organizational culture.

Presented by Scheier+Group

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Navigating the Maze of Charitable Fundraising Compliance

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Navigating the maze of financial and compliance reporting requirements can be a daunting experience for nonprofits. This session will provide vital information about registration, reporting, and disclosure obligations under the state and federal solicitation laws. Ms. Boak will offer tips on compliance with newer forms of solicitation, including online fundraising and promotions, cause-marketing, and text messaging.

Presented by Perlman & Perlman

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Practical Techniques for Social Impact Measurement

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Measurement can prove the value of your programs, guide investment decisions, and drive continuous improvement. But how to do it with limited resources (time, expertise, or budget)?

In this session, you will learn practical strategies embraced by sector-leading funders and providers for what, how, and when to measure – and how to claim results. We will conclude by workshopping attendees’ individual measurement challenges.

Presented by True Impact

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A Roadmap to Data-Driven Fundraising Strategy

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Fundraising competition has grown significantly, and as a result, fewer funds are available for distribution and donors are limiting the causes they support. These factors have incubated new approaches, leading to an era of philanthropic innovation. CCS examines these innovations and demonstrates how data can be used to drive and evaluate your fundraising program.

Presented by CCS

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October 29, 2015

How Digital Acquisition is Saving Africa’s Wildlife

10:30 am – 11:30 am

This session dissects a digital acquisition campaign from African Wildlife Foundation to expand its donor base and fight the extinction of Africa’s wildlife. In this fast-paced fundraising world, nonprofits must continually grow and diversify their individual donor bases. Learn how to maximize your results with email acquisition, search engine marketing and social media. Get unique insights from industry leaders on tailoring your online strategy to target the best prospects and engage them for bigger, bolder results.

  • Tips for finding the highest quality digital prospects and turning them into long-term donors
  • Communication strategies for acquiring and retaining new prospects through regular, segmented engagement
  • The latest online tools and tactics for tracking and improving performance of online acquisition

Sponsored by Care 2 and Sanky Communications

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Measuring Impact – Beyond the Numbers

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Reporting on impact is difficult; progress isn’t always linear and it’s not always quantitative. Success, for many foundations and nonprofits, is often best described through storytelling or anecdotes in addition to hard data. In this session we will explore best practices for impact measurement.

Presented by Fluxx Labs

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Why Relationship Mapping is Critical For Your Success

10:30 am – 11:30 am

In the nonprofit world, building strong relationships is table stakes. But leveraging those connections for fundraising, prospecting and engagement takes a lot of time and effort—unless you’re using the right kind of tech.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • What relationship mapping software is
  • How forward-thinking nonprofits are using innovative tools to build their donor base
  • How to integrate it into your current processes

Presented by Relationship Science

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Manage Your Board’s Information with Ease and Confidence

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Used by over 1,350 leading foundations, educational institutions, healthcare institutions, and nonprofits, BoardEffect is designed to support boards throughout the meeting cycle, annual board responsibilities, and ongoing board development. Join us to learn how BoardEffect can help ignite best practices for managing your board’s information and workflow.

Presented by BoardEffect

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Demystifying National Donor-Advised Funds

10:30 am – 11:30 am

This session will examine the role DAFs play in a donor’s approach to philanthropy and the key factors that influence their choice to use various charitable giving methods, including direct giving. The session will also provide actionable insights designed to assist nonprofits with connecting with this desirable target group.

Presented by Fidelity Charitable

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Collaboration In Postsecondary Education: Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Collaboration is the key to the newly formed Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities. A panel discussion will provide an overview of the formation, goals and pillars of success which brought together three of Florida’s metropolitan based research universities to address the needs of first-generation, minority underrepresented students.

Presented by Helios Education Foundation

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