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Session Schedule 

Sunday, June 2nd

10:00am - 5:00pm
In front of grand ballroom
1:00pm - 2:45pm
Empowering the Non-Technical with Velocity - Workshop
Hands-on demonstrations and training for Velocity data management engine, no technical experience needed.
1:00pm - 2:45pm
Navigating the Digital Landscape: A Primer on Essential Tools - Workshop
Learn about fundamental digital tools to thrive in the online fundraising space.
1:00pm - 2:45pm
Decoding Data Conversion: Technical Insights - Workshop
Explore the technical side of data conversion. From initial data mapping to maintaining data integrity, we'll unpack key considerations for a seamless transition between formats and systems. This workshop is made for data professionals seeking clarity and efficiency in their conversion processes.
3:15pm - 5:00pm
How Data Warehouses Assist in Reporting - Workshop
Examine the pros and cons of reporting against a warehouse versus transactional data. Learn what differentiates warehouses from transactional data, and see a live example of a data warehouse that Zuri Group built from the ground up to solve common reporting challenges.
3:15pm - 5:00pm
Salesforce for the Newly Initiated or Curious - Workshop
Tailored for newcomers and the curious, we'll demystify Salesforce features and functionalities. Together, we'll explore the platform's potential for streamlining processes, strengthening relationships, and driving growth. Join us for a beginner-friendly journey through Salesforce, where we'll equip you with the foundational knowledge needed to kickstart your Salesforce journey and unlock its transformative power for your organization.
3:15pm - 5:00pm
Inbox Insights: Mastering Email Deliverability - Workshop
Unlock successful email delivery with essential strategies to ensure your emails reach their intended audiences.
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Welcome Reception 

Monday, June 3rd

7:30am - 8:30am
8:45am - 9:30am
Welcome & Keynote: Surveys and Studies
9:45am - 10:15am
Data Governance 101
Learn why data governance is vital for data quality, security, and compliance. Gain insights into establishing effective data governance frameworks for your organization.
9:45am - 10:15am
The Fundamentals of Marketing Automation
Identify ways to optimize your campaigns, increase efficiency, and drive results through Marketing Automation.
9:45am - 10:15am
Come Share! Implementation Tips and Tricks
Are you starting or currently midway through a system implementation? We'll cover key considerations for success, and attendees will be encouraged to share tips and tricks from their first-hand experiences.
10:15am - 11:00am
11:00am - 11:30am
Contract Negotiation Essentials
Discover the art of effective contract negotiation. Learn valuable strategies and practical skills to secure advantageous terms and agreements.
11:00am - 11:30am
Salesforce Administration: Expert Tips and Tricks
Explore insider tips and tricks to excel in Salesforce administration. From boosting productivity to optimizing workflows, this session provides invaluable insights for admins who are looking to level up their skills.
11:00am - 11:30am
From Obligation to Opportunity: Building Websites for a Diverse User Experience
Digital accessibility is more than just adding alternative text, relying on your developer to make the right decisions, or catering to just one disability or impairment. An important part of creating accessible websites includes following a semantic structure that will make your site navigable by anyone. Join this interactive session to learn how you can build your nonprofit's roadmap to tech accessibility.
11:30am - 1:00pm
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Data Governance Impacts A-Z 
Examine the impact that data has on everything from email deliverability to CRM conversion.
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Shake Up Your Strategy: Navigating Change with a Wide Array of Stakeholders
Uncover strategies to build consensus, foster collaboration, and address various stakeholder interests effectively.
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Safeguarding Data Privacy: How to Navigate Digital Tracking Trends
Embark on a journey through the intricate waters of data privacy. We'll explore the latest and most pressing challenges that will equip you with strategic insights to navigate the complex landscape of data privacy.
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Future-Proofing Your Tech Stack: Strategies for Longevity
Discover essential tactics for extending the longevity of your tech stack. We'll explore proactive approaches to technology selection, integration, and maintenance that ensure your ecosystem remains robust and relevant for years to come.
2:30pm - 3:00pm
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Are You Teaching? Or Just Training?
Most new technical tools involve some kind of business process change. When guiding people through these changes, how can we provide more than “buttonology” – click here, press that– and instead provide actual learning around the new business process to better understand how the new tool or system is meant to support and enable it? Incorporating the concept of Shuhari, which describes stages of learning, we’ll explore how to transform “training” into the bigger concept of “learning."
3:00pm - 3:30pm
The Email Deliverability Checklist: Master Your Inbox Rates
DKIM, DMARC, SPF...what?!? In this era of email saturated by spam and getting more complicated every day by artificial intelligence, how can nonprofits ensure that their email messages continue to reach audiences? In this session, we'll discuss the evolving challenges of email deliverability and provide concrete steps toward overcoming these challenges.
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Implementation Field Notes
Dive into real-world insights and practical advice gathered from large-scale implementation projects. Learn from the experiences of industry experts as they share valuable lessons learned, best practices, and common pitfalls to avoid.
3:30pm - 4:00pm
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Improv for Practical Skills
Let's have some fun together in small-group improv sessions that will improve your practical skills around active listening, public speaking, creativity, and conflict resolution.
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Happy Hour, Fun Event & Dinner

Tuesday, June 4th

7:30am - 8:30am
9:00am - 9:45am
AI Ready: Preparing Your Organization for Artificial Intelligence
Discover essential strategies and considerations to prepare your organization for the power of artificial intelligence (AI). From building the necessary infrastructure to fostering a culture of innovation, learn practical steps to ensure your organization is AI-ready.
10:00am - 10:30am
Panel Discussion
10:00am - 10:30am
Mastering Innovation: Embracing Artificial Intelligence in your Everyday
Artificial intelligence is transforming how nonprofits communicate by automating drafting and refining processes. Have you mastered ways to use AI to your advantage? Enjoy this sharing session where conference attendees will share practical ways they use AI in their everyday work to improve productivity and the quality of communications.
10:00am - 10:30am
Selecting Success: The Art of Choosing Software Systems
Discover methodologies and best practices that are essential for making informed decisions when choosing software solutions.
10:30am - 11:00am
11:00am - 11:45am
Closing Session