The Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits is next week and we’re getting ready to make the trek to Nashville. If you’re like us you have a love/hate relationship when it comes to conferences. While we love the opportunity to step away from our day-to-day tasks to gain insight into industry trends, learn from really smart people, and network with fellow nonprofit professionals, we also know that there is a downside to conferences. The days can be long and the meals are – well, let’s just say the hotel minibar snacks are not neglected. But it is all worth it if we can leave feeling that there was value in the content.
While we may not be able to get you chicken at lunch that resembles chicken more than rubber, we can help you sort through the sessions at bbcon and maximize your time!
Here are our top five picks for the sessions you can’t miss at bbcon:
- John Wilburn’s session “Analytics: Your Online Point Guard”. Online fundraising is a major source of revenue for most organizations, but are you reaching your true potential? This session will help you harness your data and make the most of your online campaigns.
- Jeff Shuck’s session “Emerging Trends in Peer-to-Peer Fundraising”. The nonprofit space is evolving yet we are often too busy to look forward. Jeff will walk you through the industry trends poised to impact your P2P programs in a big way. (Bonus: Here is a sneak peak of the session!)
- Ted Hart’s session “Websites: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”. You know the phrase you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover? Well is doesn’t apply to websites. Visitors will, and do, judge your organization based on your website design. Join this session and learn how to improve and capitalize on your sites design.
- Tom Gaffny’s session “It’s Not About You: Lessons from the American Donor“. Learn how to shift your organization’s marketing focus to the people that matter most, your donors. (Bonus: You can learn more about this in our latest blog post!)
- Alan Dix’s session “Laying the Data Groundwork”. Quality is just as, if not more, important than quantity when it comes to data. Join Alan and begin to understand the importance of investing in data quality tools and processes.
We look forward to seeing you there!