Sessions

Covering topics like fundraising and marketing, organizational priorities and finances, current technology, leadership in times of crisis, and resilience, the Collaborative: Virtual Sessions has been carefully curated to help nonprofits navigate the current operating environment. Participants will walk away with tangible tips on how to sustainably grow their organization and adapt to changing circumstances. All sessions fall in line with our 2020 theme of “Adapt & Overcome.”

Our sessions range in length from 30-75 minutes, all with 10 minutes of Q&A.

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30-75 minutes

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10 minutes

The coronavirus pandemic has tremendously impacted the nonprofit sector, with more disruptions yet to come. This new reality requires dramatic shifts in mindset, skills, and strategies in order for organizations to continue to effectively fundraise and communicate with supporters. How can nonprofits, especially smaller organizations, adapt to this rapidly changing landscape?

In this talk, Julia details the seven steps necessary to future-proof your fundraising so that you won't just survive, but confidently thrive in our new reality.

You'll walk away inspired and motivated with an understanding of the following:

• The dramatically changing fundraising landscape and the implications for nonprofits
• The seven steps to advance your mission in this new normal
• How to plan for the future and not just react to the present
• How to navigate through these changes and adapt current strategies to meet new realities
 Campbell
Julia Campbell
Founder
J Campbell Social Marketing
Though the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all organizations either directly or indirectly, many nonprofits have had difficulty connecting their missions and messaging to the current challenges. Hear from a few nonprofits that strategically assessed the effect of COVID-19 on their beneficiaries and pivoted their messaging, methods, and activities to show donors how their causes are affected by the pandemic and in need of continued support.

You’ll hear from organizations like:

• DonorsChoose, who took school closings in stride and quickly jumped into action with phased messaging and programmatic shifts in order to continue fundraising and support education in new ways

• Dressember, who stretched outside of their normal fundraising strategy to launch a new campaign highlighting the impact of the pandemic on the human trafficking sector

• The Trevor Project, who leveraged new data around their lifeline activity to show donors how the crisis is impacting the people they serve

You’ll leave this session with inspiration and ideas to connect your mission to current events in order to serve your communities.
 Kaprielian
Alison Kaprielian
Senior Operations Analyst
Classy
 Hill
Blythe Hill
CEO & Founder
Dressember Foundation
 Green
Katie Green
Digital Giving Manager
The Trevor Project
 Vallas
Katie Vallas
Marketing Director, Teacher Success
DonorsChoose
Classy is a social enterprise that creates world-class online fundraising software for nonprofits, modernizing the giving experience to accelerate social impact around the world.

Classy Pay is Classy’s end-to-end payment processing solution, built on the Stripe architecture to meet the unique needs of the modern nonprofit. Join the Classy product team in this live demo to see Classy Pay’s enhanced reconciliation in action and learn more about Classy Pay’s advanced fraud protection, low fees, and upcoming features, including ACH and digital wallet payments.
 Luebkeman
Taylor Luebkeman
Product Manager
Classy
The newly introduced #GivingTuesdayNow has come and gone, and the industry must now shift its focus to gearing up for GivingTuesday in December. But how should nonprofits navigate a year with two GivingTuesdays?

Join Asha Curran, CEO of GivingTuesday, as she shares the latest insights on how the pandemic is impacting nonprofits around the world, as well as the power of grassroots generosity during times of crisis. Learn how #GivingTuesdayNow was launched, the successes and challenges of the new campaign, and the opportunities for nonprofits to create a deeper connection with supporters leading up to GivingTuesday on December 1, 2020. Instead of regarding year-end outreach with apprehension, find new enthusiasm by learning strategic tips to better engage and strengthen your community.
 Curran
Asha Curran
Chief Executive Officer
GivingTuesday
As more digital marketing tools become available, organizations must identify which platforms will help them advance and market their missions in a virtual world. In this webinar, hosted by the head of social impact and communications at Odyssey Impact, attendees will learn which video and social media tools work best for different types of events, campaigns, activities, and more. Join us to understand the pros and cons of different platforms such as Zoom, Facebook Live, and Instagram Live and how to maximize your use of video and digital assets when fundraising virtually.
 Potter
Melissa C. Potter
Head of Social Impact and Communications
Odyssey Impact and Transform Films
Classy is a social enterprise that creates world-class online fundraising software for nonprofits, modernizing the giving experience to accelerate social impact around the world. Classy is trusted by organizations of all sizes, from the fastest-growing nonprofits like Team Rubicon and The Trevor Project, to some of the world's largest social organizations, such as The Salvation Army, Robin Hood Foundation, and Shriners Hospitals for Children.

As a nonprofit fundraising through the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to have powerful online fundraising tools that allow your supporters to give from anywhere in the world. Join us to learn more about how Classy’s platform can help you continue fundraising through unexpected challenges.
 Zografos
Arianna Zografos
Account Executive II
Classy
 Gonzalez
Mia Gonzalez
Account Executive
Classy
Hear from your nonprofit peers about how they pivoted to virtual fundraising events and blew it out of the water during COVID-19. You'll learn firsthand how these organizations executed their campaigns, what worked and what didn’t, and how you can still evoke the same sense of connection to your donors virtually.

You’ll hear from organizations like:

• Hope for Haiti, who had already dabbled in the virtual event space with their “Hike for Haiti” in 2019. They took lessons learned from this pre-COVID era and got even more creative with virtual mobilization of supporters.

• Promise686, who typically hosts mud-run events that connect donors to the challenges that children face in foster care. When faced with the problem of illustrating this digitally, they pivoted to a virtual “disruption zone” experience where donors could simulate these challenges from the safety of their living rooms.

• GRID Alternatives, who held a party online with inspirational speakers, timed toasts, menu suggestions, and more. They raised 128% of their goal through ticket sales and fundraising, advancing their mission to create a clean energy future.

• Make-A-Wish San Diego, who not only pivoted to virtual with campaigns like "Wishes Are Waiting," but took it a step further and shifted programmatic activities, such as their wish visits, into a virtual process to keep their mission moving forward.

Though it's been challenging for many to go virtual during this pandemic, you’ll leave this session feeling a renewed sense of empowerment and creativity to turn your in-person events into successful virtual events.
 Sylvester
Colin Sylvester
Director of Strategic Growth
Promise686
 Garay
Dolores Garay
Director of Member and Donor Partnerships
GRID Alternatives
 Barnett
Noah Barnett
Director of Partnerships & Community
Virtuous
 Husby
Suzanne Husby
Vice President, Mission Delivery
Make-A-Wish San Diego
 Hebble
Taylor Hebble
Marketing & Communications Manager
Hope for Haiti
As virtual events and online appeals have pivoted to replace in-person fundraising, it’s more important than ever to have the right tools in your online fundraising toolkit. In this live session, Classy’s product team will walk you through our newest fundraising features to help you create a better supporter experience, increase back-end efficiency for your staff, and bolster your fundraising strategy with new integrations. You’ll also learn how nonprofits like yours are using these features to optimize their fundraising.
 Hilbert
Elizabeth Hilbert
Product Marketing Manager
Classy
 Szot
Ryan Szot
Senior Product Manager
Classy
 Luebkeman
Taylor Luebkeman
Product Manager
Classy
 Gumto
Tim Gumto
Lead Product Manager
Classy
Now that you've invested in a fundraising platform to offer your donors a world-class giving experience, you need to equip your team with the know-how to master it. In this session, we’ll explore what it takes to successfully launch Classy internally to staff and volunteers.

Topics include:
• Steps for building excitement and creating buy-in across your teams and departments
• Tips for training team members and getting the most out of your new investment
• What you should do first in the Classy product to kick things off right
 Chrisakis
Brad Chrisakis
Director, Training & Development
Classy
So often in today's society, we tend to lose sight of our interconnectedness. We work in silos at our workplaces, or we regard others as competitors, as seen in many “hero cultures.” We forget that we are all dependent on and responsible for one another. And while the COVID-19 pandemic has physically disconnected us, it has shone light on how connected we really are—how much we do depend on one another.

Join us for our morning keynote, where Classy CEO and co-founder Scot Chisholm and Lorna Davis, former CEO and chairwoman of Danone Wave and current Global Ambassador for the B Corps movement, will discuss the intersection of purpose and business and the collaborative leadership style that it requires. Learn about their perspectives on social responsibility and how organizations can, and should, create value through their existence, including the opportunity for for-profit and nonprofits to work together to further each other’s missions. Discover how trends in social responsibility may predict a brighter future for connection and partnerships, and how we all have a responsibility to take care of ourselves, our team members, and each other. They’ll explore how collaborative leadership strives for openness, transparency, and vulnerability, which ultimately leads to greater organizational success in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors.

Pro Tip: Check out Lorna Davis’ insightful TED talk, "A Guide to Collaborative Leadership," before joining us.
 Davis
Lorna Davis
Global Ambassador
B Lab
 Chisholm
Scot Chisholm
CEO + Co-Founder
Classy
The COVID-19 era presents nonprofit leaders with the opportunity to rethink and test new ways of fundraising, expedite those "nice-to-have" enhancements, and become biased towards action.

During this fireside chat, you'll learn how one organization has used this time to quickly evaluate, prioritize, and execute their innovative revenue mitigation strategies. Hear about how they created smaller, dedicated agile teams to design fundraising experiences that were then successfully added to the organization's fundraising portfolio. You'll also learn more about the specific tools they used, so your organization can similarly capitalize on this time for innovation.
 Kragelund
Mikki Kragelund
Enterprise Sales Executive
Classy
 Thomas
Rachel Thomas
Enterprise Senior Advisor
ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
This session has reached its capacity. If you're interested in this topic, and hadn't registered yet, we've added another one on Tuesday, June 9 from 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. PDT.

If you had previously registered for this session, please check your email for the session link, which will enable you to join the live session. It was emailed to you from [email protected]


Classy is a social enterprise that creates world-class online fundraising software for nonprofits, modernizing the giving experience to accelerate social impact around the world.

Classy Pay is Classy’s end-to-end payment processing solution, built on the Stripe architecture to meet the unique needs of the modern nonprofit. Join the Classy product team in this live demo to see Classy Pay’s enhanced reconciliation in action and learn more about Classy Pay’s advanced fraud protection, low fees, and upcoming features, including ACH and digital wallet payments.
 Luebkeman
Taylor Luebkeman
Product Manager
Classy
Join Vu Le, renowned nonprofit blogger and former executive director of Rainier Valley Corps, and Soraya Alexander, Classy's SVP of Marketing and Customer Growth, for a fireside chat where they will discuss how 2020 is making it crucial for the nonprofit sector to become more community-centric. If we are to come out of 2020 as a stronger community and more empowered to better the world, the nonprofit hunger games can’t continue. The rocky start to the year, along with an impending presidential election, make it everyone's responsibility to work toward this mission. Tune in for a humorous and interesting discussion between Soraya and NonprofitAF’s chief unicorn Vu on how COVID-19 is changing the way we look at the world, and each other.
 Alexander
Soraya Alexander
SVP, Marketing and Customer Growth
Classy
 Le
Vu Le
Chief Unicorn
NonprofitAF.com
How do you feel when you ask for something? Be it a donation, a raise or promotion at work, support with a project, airtime at the next meeting, or whatever else that matters to you. Do you notice it’s easier to ask on behalf of your organization than it is for yourself, or vice versa? Lindsey Lathrop has dedicated the last five years to helping clients get where they want to go by teaching negotiation skills and the art of the ask. In this session, Lindsey will share her learnings as a negotiation coach, dive into ways you can calm your anxious brain, and answer your questions about making your next ask.
 Lathrop
Lindsey Lathrop
Coach & Gender Equity Consultant
Lindsey Lathrop Coaching
This session has reached its capacity. If you're interested in this topic, and hadn't registered yet, we've added another one on Tuesday, June 9 from 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. PDT.

If you had previously registered for this session, please check your email for the session link, which will enable you to join the live session. It was emailed to you from [email protected]


Classy is a social enterprise that creates world-class online fundraising software for nonprofits, modernizing the giving experience to accelerate social impact around the world. Classy is trusted by organizations of all sizes, from the fastest-growing nonprofits like Team Rubicon and The Trevor Project, to some of the world's largest social organizations, such as The Salvation Army, Robin Hood Foundation, and Shriners Hospitals for Children.

As a nonprofit fundraising through the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to have powerful online fundraising tools that allow your supporters to give from anywhere in the world. Join us to learn more about how Classy’s platform can help you continue fundraising through unexpected challenges.
 Zografos
Arianna Zografos
Account Executive II
Classy
 Gonzalez
Mia Gonzalez
Account Executive
Classy
Whether you oversee an entire organization or a team of two, the responsibility of leading people effectively can be stressful, especially in times of crisis. In these TED-style talks, you’ll hear directly from three seasoned leaders about how they successfully and compassionately lead teams through times of uncertainty.

From assessing organizational priorities using an Army construct to solve for chaos, to rolling out a transparent communication plan during uncertain times, to preserving culture through inspiration and motivation, these accomplished leaders will give firsthand accounts of how they have guided their teams through adversity, sharing takeaways that you can apply at your own organization.
 Hessler Radelet
Carrie Hessler Radelet
President & CEO/President
Project Concern International, A Global Communities Partner/Global Communities
 Wood
Jake Wood
Co-founder & CEO
Team Rubicon
 Gilliland
Lynne Gilliland
Founder
Lynne Gilliland Consulting
 Elnahal
Shereef Elnahal
Former Health Commissioner of New Jersey
President & CEO of University Hospital in Newark
The CDC Foundation has existed for 25 years but was not widely known as a nonprofit to the general public. Then COVID-19 hit. The pandemic made everyone acutely aware of the necessity of our public health protection agencies. The CDC Foundation went from being a “best-kept secret” to an organization known across the nation almost overnight. With this came incredible opportunities, but also substantial organizational challenges pertaining to donor management. If this happened to your organization, would you be prepared?

Laura Croft, vice president for advancement at the CDC Foundation, will share how she has guided a small team through emergencies in the past; how her team has had to adapt and pivot quickly in this current crisis; and how prioritization, cross-departmental coordination, and board engagement have become crucial to executing their mission. Learn what's top of mind for the CDC Foundation as they navigate an unprecedented fundraising year and how they plan to approach donor retention, stewardship, and engaging supporters beyond the emergency.
 Croft
Laura Croft
Vice President for Advancement
CDC Foundation
Learn how to make the most of Classy’s Campaign Builder so you can design a stunning campaign page quickly, no matter your level of expertise. Get hands-on tips and tricks to master the builder, tell a visually compelling story, and choose the right imagery. Whether you’re currently building a campaign or brainstorming a future initiative, you’ll be able to apply these techniques to wow your supporters.
 Tervet
Gillian Tervet
Senior Technical Customer Success Manager
Classy
 Webber
Irene Webber
Senior Visual Designer
Classy
This peaceful class offers a deep and nourishing environment to release, renew, and revitalize. You will be guided through a meditation to encourage relaxation and reconnection to the body and soul. You can expect to leave feeling clearer, calmer, and more closely connected to yourself. No prior meditation experience required, all levels welcome!
 Yarnall
Whitney Yarnall
Founder, CEO
Sojourn Healing Collective
Institutional philanthropy and major gifts are important sources of revenue during economic hardships, as ample and reliable funding assists nonprofits in creating operating reserves that are crucial in times of crisis and uncertainty. The question is how to access these types of funds.

In this session, hear from three experienced professionals on best practices for tapping into donor-advised funds (DAF), tips to get your foundation grant application to the top of the pile, and strategies for engaging and retaining major donors. This panel will bring together Amy Pirozzolo, Head of Marketing at Fidelity Charitable; Mark Stuart, president and CEO of The San Diego Foundation; and Gail Perry, renowned fundraising expert and best-selling author of Fired-Up Fundraising, to discuss the trends and practices of institutional philanthropy and major giving, and action items you can take to tap into these funds.
 Pirozzolo
Amy Pirozzolo
Head of Marketing
Fidelity Charitable
 Perry
Gail Perry
Founder
Gail Perry Associates
 Stuart
Mark Stuart
President & CEO
The San Diego Foundation
This session has reached its capacity. However, it will be recorded and made available for your viewing pleasure the week of June 22, 2020.

If you had previously registered for this session, please check your email for the session link, which will enable you to join the live session. It was emailed to you from [email protected]


Classy is a social enterprise that creates world-class online fundraising software for nonprofits, modernizing the giving experience to accelerate social impact around the world. Classy is trusted by organizations of all sizes, from the fastest-growing nonprofits like Team Rubicon and The Trevor Project, to some of the world's largest social organizations, such as The Salvation Army, Robin Hood Foundation, and Shriners Hospitals for Children. 

Learn how you can extend the reach of your peer-to-peer fundraising on the world’s largest social media platform with the Classy for Facebook integration. Join this live demo with Classy product manager Tim Gumto to see the integration in action, from the seamless fundraiser experience to data and reporting that allows you to gain deeper insights into your fundraising performance across channels.
 Gumto
Tim Gumto
Lead Product Manager
Classy
Have you ever found yourself trying to “white knuckle” your way through a difficult or uncertain time? Using terms like “light at the end of the tunnel” or “It’ll get better”, to motivate yourself or your team to continue serving your personal and professional missions while waiting for a much-needed break that may never come? Especially in times of crisis or uncertainty, feelings of stress, exhaustion, and guilt pervade our workplaces and our minds. This approach is unsustainable in the long run and can often lead to burnout, illness, mission failure, and staff churn.

Join Dr. Kruszewski, founder of the Center for Stress Recovery and Resilience, to learn how building your attentional, emotional, and interpersonal skillset—and using the practices of mindfulness and compassion—may promote better long-term outcomes for yourself, your team, and ultimately your organization. Dr. Kruszewski will share insights on these specific skills, guide you through short practices, and provide resources you can use no matter your role.
 von Kraus
Brian von Kraus
Chief Executive Officer
FireWatch Solutions Inc.
 Kruszewski
Denise Kruszewski
Chief Executive Officer & Owner/Founder
Center for Stress Recovery and Resilience
In the midst of an unimaginable crisis, donors have stepped up in a big way to give to organizations on the front lines and people impacted by COVID-19. But emergency donors are notoriously hard to retain. Your influx of gifts this year won’t turn into success next year—or even this year-end giving season—unless you do things right.

For over a decade, M+R has helped organizations like American Red Cross, USA for UNHCR, and Planned Parenthood weather emergencies and come out the other side with a larger, stronger program.

Join this session and learn:

• What you can do right now and this year-end season to better retain your COVID-19 donors

• The metrics to use to benchmark your program and project ahead during what is an anything-but-ordinary year

• Tried and true strategies that will get donors to make a second gift and improve their lifetime value
 Hopper
Karen Hopper
Senior Data Strategist
M+R
Join The Trevor Project, the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning young people, to learn best practices for building mutually beneficial, authentic, and deeply impactful corporate partnerships. From cause marketing campaigns, to fundraising events, to employee engagement opportunities, Trevor’s corporate partnerships team has developed a strategy that centers around generating true business value for their corporate partners, while raising significant funds and awareness to support their work.

In this session, you'll learn how to build a foundation for successful corporate partnerships, including:

• How to develop a sustainable and impact-centric partnership model

• Key elements of a successful corporate and nonprofit partnership

• Ways to ensure alignment with your corporate partners at every stage of your partnership

• How to make the business case for companies to support your nonprofit
 Michael Singh
Shane Michael Singh
Corporate Development Manager
The Trevor Project
 Kogan
Shira Kogan
Senior Corporate Development Manager
The Trevor Project
This session has reached its capacity. If you're interested in this topic, and hadn't registered yet, we've added another one on Tuesday, June 9 from 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. PDT.

If you had previously registered for this session, please check your email for the session link, which will enable you to join the live session. It was emailed to you from [email protected]


Classy is a social enterprise that creates world-class online fundraising software for nonprofits, modernizing the giving experience to accelerate social impact around the world. Classy is trusted by organizations of all sizes, from the fastest-growing nonprofits like Team Rubicon and The Trevor Project, to some of the world's largest social organizations, such as The Salvation Army, Robin Hood Foundation, and Shriners Hospitals for Children.

As a nonprofit fundraising through the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to have powerful online fundraising tools that allow your supporters to give from anywhere in the world. Join us to learn more about how Classy’s platform can help you continue fundraising through unexpected challenges.
 Zografos
Arianna Zografos
Account Executive II
Classy
 Gonzalez
Mia Gonzalez
Account Executive
Classy
Today’s consumer expects personalized experiences from their favorite brands, and nonprofits must keep up to provide hyper-targeted experiences in order to strengthen donor relationships. Yet, donor retention rates are under 50% annually. The pandemic and its repercussions have now added another layer for nonprofits to consider when it comes to enhancing the giving experience and donor relationships.

In this session, Gabe Cooper, CEO and founder of Virtuous, will share how you can deepen and personalize your donor relationships at scale in the midst of today's landscape. He’ll also share a fundraising system that modern nonprofits are using to grow giving and build a foundation of flexibility, resilience, and responsiveness to help them thrive in 2020 and beyond.
 Cooper
Gabe Cooper
CEO and Founder
Virtuous
The term "compliance" doesn't always strike up excitement, but the truth is that donors care about compliance. They care about transparency. They care because they don’t want to get scammed.

Fundraising compliance is more than a legal requirement, it’s an important credibility factor that can encourage greater engagement and increased donations. For instance, particularly in COVID-19 times, nonprofits have had to remove geographical fundraising barriers. Is your nonprofit registered to fundraise in certain states? Do you even know where to start?

Today’s donors are inundated with giving opportunities and trust matters. Your fundraising compliance can demonstrate your nonprofit’s accountability and transparency and will let your donors know that they can trust you with their money. Join us to learn compliance standards, and how communicating your adherence to this best practice can gain the confidence of new supporters and reassure them that their donation to your organization will make a difference.
 Cody
Sharon Cody
Nonprofit Partnership Manager
Harbor Compliance
Learn how to use the free tools on Facebook to reach, engage, and grow your supporter base. Cultivate a community of supporters with Groups, activate that community with Events, and engage them in real time using Facebook Live. You’ll also learn how to connect with your supporters one-on-one through Messenger.
 Sinclair
Kendra Sinclair
Strategic Partner Manager
Facebook
 Pena
Martha Pena
Business Education Partner, North America
Facebook
This peaceful class offers a deep and nourishing environment to release, renew, and revitalize. You will be guided through a meditation to encourage relaxation and reconnection to the body and soul. You can expect to leave feeling clearer, calmer, and more closely connected to yourself. No prior meditation experience required, all levels welcome!
 Yarnall
Whitney Yarnall
Founder, CEO
Sojourn Healing Collective
Learn how to use Facebook fundraising tools to launch, run, and amplify a fundraising campaign, as well as understand how well your campaign is performing through reports and insights. You’ll also learn about the eligibility requirements needed to start fundraising on Facebook.
 Sinclair
Kendra Sinclair
Strategic Partner Manager
Facebook
 Pena
Martha Pena
Business Education Partner, North America
Facebook
This session has reached its capacity. However, it will be recorded and made available for your viewing pleasure the week of June 22, 2020.

If you had previously registered for this session, please check your email for the session link, which will enable you to join the live session. It was emailed to you from [email protected]


Classy is a social enterprise that creates world-class online fundraising software for nonprofits, modernizing the giving experience to accelerate social impact around the world. Classy is trusted by organizations of all sizes, from the fastest-growing nonprofits like Team Rubicon and The Trevor Project, to some of the world's largest social organizations, such as The Salvation Army, Robin Hood Foundation, and Shriners Hospitals for Children.

As a nonprofit fundraising through the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to have powerful online fundraising tools that allow your supporters to give from anywhere in the world. Join us to learn more about how Classy’s platform can help you continue fundraising through unexpected challenges.Virtuous is a responsive CRM and marketing automation platform that helps nonprofits build better relationships with their donors. They work side by side with nonprofits to help grow their giving with easy-to-use, integrated software and a modern fundraising playbook designed to build lasting donor relationships.

During this session, you'll see:

• An overview of the Virtuous platform, including their responsive nonprofit CRM, marketing, automation, and digital fundraising tools

• How Virtuous empowers nonprofits to tap into responsive fundraising, and build lasting relationships with all their supporters at scale

• Highlights of how Classy and Virtuous’ integration empower fundraising teams to send personalized communications to peer-to-peer, event, and digital donors, while also streamlining donor management and growing retention through multi-channel cultivation campaigns
 Cady
David Cady
Chief Revenue Officer
Virtuous
The "workplace" has shifted dramatically in a few short months. With teams working from home and apart from each other for weeks on end, how has your organization accounted for the extreme change in your employees’ personal and professional lives? This is a critical time to ensure your DEI initiatives are stronger than ever.

Join two DEI experts over a cup of coffee for a discussion about identity awareness and expression, compassion during times of stress, and impression management. Learn how leaders can maintain their own sense of identity while promoting belonging, inclusivity, and identity expression among their team members in an at-home environment. You'll walk away with tangible ideas on how to carry out inclusive practices in your day-to-day remote interactions, as well as the DEI topics your organization should be thinking about during this time.
 Charles
Atira Charles
Chief Executive Officer
The Charles Consulting Group
 Achord
Markus Achord
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leader
Independent Consultant
Leadership transitions are a natural part of an organization’s lifetime, but many nonprofits fail to think about succession planning until it’s too late. This can result in poor fits and a distraction from—or worse, a derailment of—your organization’s goals and values.

Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) protects their organization, its values, and its future through strategic succession planning, which consistently leads to effective execution and implementation. Join their current CEO and CEO-elect for an inside glimpse into how the organization views and executes robust succession planning, the potential benefits, and its challenges. HCZ believes strongly that to stay true to their core values, they must seamlessly transition leadership so as not to disrupt their mission, activities, or culture. This forward-thinking mindset has allowed them to remain prepared even in the time of a pandemic. Tune in to hear how you can do the same.
 Williams-Isom
Anne Williams-Isom
Chief Executive Officer
Harlem Children's Zone
 Owusu-Kesse
Kwame Owusu-Kesse
CEO-Elect
Harlem Children's Zone
This session has reached its capacity. However, it will be recorded and made available for your viewing pleasure the week of June 22, 2020.

If you had previously registered for this session, please check your email for the session link, which will enable you to join the live session. It was emailed to you from [email protected]


Classy is a social enterprise that creates world-class online fundraising software for nonprofits, modernizing the giving experience to accelerate social impact around the world. Classy is trusted by organizations of all sizes, from the fastest-growing nonprofits like Team Rubicon and The Trevor Project, to some of the world's largest social organizations, such as The Salvation Army, Robin Hood Foundation, and Shriners Hospitals for Children. 

Learn how you can extend the reach of your peer-to-peer fundraising on the world’s largest social media platform with the Classy for Facebook integration. Join this live demo with Classy product manager Tim Gumto to see the integration in action, from the seamless fundraiser experience to data and reporting that allows you to gain deeper insights into your fundraising performance across channels.
 Gumto
Tim Gumto
Lead Product Manager
Classy
Whether you're using Zoom for internal meetings, implementing online fundraising tools, or driving virtual volunteer efforts, your team is likely participating in a technology initiative that will affect your organization now and in the long term. To ensure your staff members stay engaged and these projects go smoothly, you need to prioritize intentional change management systems.

In this session, certified change management expert Smita Vadakekalam will give you change management rules that you can bring back to your team and start using now. You’ll learn how to prevent fatigue and frustration, and build resilience and endurance that will carry your team into the future. Don't be intimidated by the idea that change management can often be a long process; tune into this session to get some fast-track ideas to stay effective during crisis or times when you have to quickly pivot.
 Vadakekalam
Smita Vadakekalam
Chief Operation Officer & Senior Strategist
Heller Consulting
You don't need to have a sexy mission in order to tell an incredible story. Similarly, your mission doesn’t need to be directly related to COVID-19 in order to tell a story about how the pandemic has affected your beneficiaries. Join professional speaker and speaking coach Colin Ryan as he shares how you can create humorous, story-driven content and develop dynamic presentation skills that will help multiply your organization’s supporter base. In this session, Colin will showcase different stories and storytelling styles from the nonprofit community and break down the exact techniques used, so you can apply them to your own narrative.
 Ryan
Colin Ryan
Professional Speaker & Speech Coach
The Paid Presenter
With humor, practical advice, and plenty of stories from the trenches, Joan Garry—former Showtime Networks executive and executive director of GLAAD, author, and nonprofit executive coach and consultant—will talk about the "stuff" nonprofit leaders are made of and remind you that the attributes that brought you to this work are exactly what you need to adapt and overcome. She will advocate for a return to fundamentals that are core to a healthy nonprofit and outline how to use this time to "declutter," focus, and plan in order to ensure you are stronger when we come out on the other side. Join us as Joan celebrates our resilience as leaders and sends us back to work armed with practical advice and a big dose of confidence.
 Garry
Joan Garry
Principal and Founder
Joan Garry Consulting, Nonprofit Leadership Lab