FREE Conference-Related Webinars.

FREE Conference-Related Content from Our Sponsors.

Not only are our generous sponsors supporting the conference itself, but they’re also putting together some FREE content in areas of their expertise to help us build resilience as we head into this year’s conference and to keep it going after our conference officially ends. Check out the following from our Premier and Accessibility Sponsors:

The Details.

The Art & Science of Retaining Digital Donors.

Friday, September 24, 11:00-11:30 AM (with Accessibility Sponsor Bloomerang)

This session will help you discover how to maximize the retention rates of your digital donors as a key part of a strong, resilient fundraising strategy. We will examine the attributes of online donors and outline the retention strategies that work best for this slice of your donor database.


Retirement Plan Trends & Best Practices.

Wednesday, September 29, 10:00-10:30 AM (with Premier Sponsor Cornerstone Independent Asset Management)

Resilience is built upon a foundation of many things, not the least of which is having tools in place to cope with change. This has always been the case when it comes to planning for our financial futures when we exit the workforce. So how can employers invest in retirement resilience for their staff? Let’s find out with investment consulting firm Cornerstone Independent Asset Management!


How Can AmeriCorps Get Things Done in YOUR Community?

Thursday, September 30, 2:00-2:30 PM (with Accessibility Sponsor PennSERVE)

Join PennSERVE to learn about AmeriCorps and how you can design an AmeriCorps program to serve your community. Find out about AmeriCorps grants and learn the essentials of AmeriCorps program development. Assess your organizational readiness and get tips for writing a successful AmeriCorps grant application. 


Fireside Chat: A Frank Conversation with PA Funders

Wednesday, October 20, 12:00-12:30 PM (with Accessibility Sponsor Highmark)

Join Kathleen McKenzie, VP of Community Affairs at Highmark, and Ellen Kyzer, VP & Director of Client and Community Relations with PNC Foundation, for a forthright discussion about how to approach your critical funding partners, particularly when crises hit (e.g., floods, earthquakes, fires, pandemics). Funders may be open open than you think to hearing how things really are – without the fluff that sometimes goes into grant reports. Learn about trends from a philanthropic perspective and come with questions you wish you could ask but may feel intimidated by the unknown or funder-grantee reporting relations!


Employee Benefits: Current Trends & Developments

Thursday, October 28, 11:00-11:30 AM (with Accessibility Sponsor My Benefit Advisor)

The ever-changing dynamics within the employee benefit environment makes keeping up with the latest trends and developments challenging, especially for the small group business owner. Yet, knowing this information is critical to maintain competitiveness in any given market, keep employee morale high, and facilitate employee health needs with a reasonable budget.

My Benefit Advisor will give you the latest on employee benefit trends and developments so that even the smallest of organizations can build robust benefits packages for a happier, healthier, and more resilient team.


What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Online Fundraising Compliance

Thursday, October 28, 1:00-1:30 PM (with Accessibility Sponsor Harbor Compliance)

Virtual events, online donation pages, email newsletters, and social media all provide opportunities to reach new donors to fuel your nonprofit’s mission. But along with wider support, online fundraising brings increased fundraising registration and reporting requirements. It also brings greater scrutiny by prospective donors, grantmakers, and sponsors. Today, potential supporters have many giving opportunities, and trust matters.

Join Sharon Cody of Harbor Compliance to learn best practices and insightful strategies to help you use compliance to drive online fundraising success.


Best Practices in a Remote Environment

Wednesday, November 3, 2:30-3:00 PM (with Accessibility Sponsor S.R. Snodgrass, P.C.)

Having our worlds turned upside down overnight last year tested our resilience and has taught us many lessons, both positive and negative, about what works and what doesn’t when trying to conduct business from the kitchen table. Taking the lessons learned in the past 18 months, we’ll discuss best practices when it comes to the importance of maintaining documentation electronically and securely, sound management of cash receipts, streamlining cash disbursement (while maintaining adequate controls), maintaining internet safety, and successfully executing an audit/review/compilation.

Addressing Health Disparities: A Community-Based Approach

Wednesday, December 1, 1:30-2:00 PM (with Premier Sponsor UPMC Central PA and UPMC Health Plan)

Health disparities have many dimensions, including race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and geography, originating from long-standing inequalities. Efforts to address disparities must be part of a broader endeavor to transform health care. Improving the quality of care delivered to the population is an essential step towards building thriving, resilient communities.

During this session, Dr. DeGregorio and Dr. Vidal-Phelan will define the key pillars of addressing health disparities, examine the relationships between health disparities, social determinants of health, and health outcomes, and share UPMC Health Plan’s efforts to reduce health care disparities.

Check Out More Sessions.

Each day of the virtual conference will feature workshops in the following workshop tracks: Advocacy, Building the Plane While Flying It, Caring for Ourselves & Each Other, Fundraising & Communications, and Leading through Change.