Next year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland from March 24-26, 2020. We’ve been honored to speak in previous NTC conferences and are hoping to share some new insights and advice to the nonprofit community to extend their influence in digital communications.
Session voting is now open, with a deadline of August 30th, 2019. Have a look below at the following sessions (scroll down further to read the full descriptions) that Forum One and its partners have submitted, and vote for your favorites. Thank you so much and see you in March!
- Digital Transformation: It’s Not the Technology, It’s the People – Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation
- Navigating Data Overload – SEIU United Healthcare Workers West Education Fund
- Data-Informed Design: Raising Your Organization’s Design Voice – U.S. General Services Administration
- Aligning Your Whole Organization Around A Digital Transformation – Council for Advancement and Support of Education
- From Complex Datasets to the Nation’s City Health Dashboard – NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health
Digital Transformation: It’s Not the Technology, It’s the People
Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation & Forum One
Change is hard—especially when it comes to your organization’s digital footprint. And, more often than not, a supporter-centric strategy leads the way for large scale transformational changes to meet the needs of digitally savvy audiences. But, how do we, as strategists, make these digital transformations happen?
Often, we find ourselves eager to jump in and explore what tools to implement, excited about what the future will look like. But, before we can get there, we need alignment from stakeholders across the organization to embrace strategic innovation and change. From assembling cross-functional teams to finding champions of digital philanthropy, digital transformation has less to do with technologies and more to do with people.
In this session, Katelyn McArdle, Digital Strategy Manager at Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation, and Hillary Brooks, Digital Strategist at Forum One, will share what they’ve learned from implementing large-scale change and how to get key stakeholders on board.
- Assemble and lead cross-functional teams within your organization
- Identify champions of digital philanthropy to advocate for change
- Build momentum for your initiative by identifying potential roadblocks
Marketing, IT, Operations, HR or Anyone Leading Digital Transformation.
Navigating Data Overload
SEIU United Healthcare Workers West Education Fund & Forum One
You’ve got more data than you know what to do with – information coming in from finance, membership, programs – and likely living in separate systems. How do you break down those silos to find the insights that will actually drive success?
We’ll talk about how we’re tackling this problem at SEIU United Healthcare Workers West Education Fund, a workforce development program for healthcare workers on the west coast.
By the end of the session, you’ll have concrete steps to start breaking down the data silos at your organization and an understanding of the major principles of effective data management and analysis.
- Understand how to get your data in the same place without extensive manual processes
- Understand why data governance is the key to meaningful analysis
- Understand how to create a more data-informed decision-making culture
Program and communications leaders trying to make sense of all the data that their organization collects.
Data-Informed Design: Raising Your Organization’s Design Voice
U.S. General Services Administration & Forum One
Data-informed decisions are essential to the success of any organization’s digital presence – and organizations of all sizes struggle to implement changes based on what their data shows. Large organizations may move slowly, creating barriers to implementing change. Small organizations may lack the resources and tools they feel they need for data collection and change management. But fancy tools aren’t always necessary, and incremental changes can be key to driving shifts in organizational thinking.
The Office of Strategic Communications manages GSA’s primary internet, intranet, and mobile portals and is responsible for enterprise content strategy. The UX team makes recommendations and champions the adoption of UX practices and design thinking more broadly.
- Introduce modern design practices, especially data-informed design ones, into their organizations.
- Create a roadmap to gather data and evidence and then effectively use it.
- Advocate for improved UX and design integration at their organizations – at any stage of their project.
Designers of any experience level who are trying to introduce modern design practices, especially data-informed design ones, into their organizations.
Aligning Your Whole Organization Around A Digital Transformation
Council for Advancement and Support of Education & Forum One
Developing a digital strategy is relatively simple compared to actually implementing one. The hardest part of any digital transformation is getting – and keeping – people from departments across the organization aligned with the plan over the long-term.
We’ll talk about how to navigate common pitfalls and plan for successful organizational change from the beginning of a digital transformation.
By the end of the session, you’ll have concrete steps to start aligning your organization around a large digital transformation, and an understanding of the most important pieces of the process.
- A framework for successful organizational change
- How to create buy-in at the executive and management levels
- How to identify and engage the skeptics early on in the process
Marketing and IT staff planning or leading a digital transformation of their organization
From Complex Datasets to the Nation’s City Health Dashboard
NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health & Forum One
80% of the US population lives in cities. But until recently, few measures have been available for cities to assess health, the factors that shape it, and the drivers of health equity.
NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health set out to change that — making comprehensive city- and neighborhood-level health data available to the world.
In this session, we’ll explore how the City Health Dashboard is helping to drive smarter health decisions made by city leaders, and take a look under the hood at the data platform and visualizations that make it possible.
By the end of the webinar, you will be armed with a good understanding of the fundamentals of engaging decision-makers with data in order to take your own complex datasets to the next level.
- How to present complex data so that it is understandable and useful for decision-maker audiences
- The user experience and technology approaches used to create the City Health Dashboard
- How your organization can take advantage of its data to make progress on the issues you are working to improve.
nonprofit communications, technology, and program staff – especially NPOs that create issue data and research.