2020 Conference Agenda

  • Tuesday, September 15

12:00PM - 1:30PM EST

Main Stage Event
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Keynote Speakers
  • 12:30 – 12:45 Nonprofit Lightning Talks
  • 1:00 – 1:20 TIA Awards Celebration
  • 1:20 – 1:30 Closing Speakers

2:00PM - 3:30PM EST

Workshop Sessions #1 & #2

4:00PM - 5:30PM EST

Workshop Sessions #3 & #4

2020 Featured Topics

Engagement Strategies
to Deepen Online
Learning Experiences

Online learning has been gaining in popularity and usage in recent years. With the necessity of social distancing due to the pandemic, it is likely that virtual program delivery will continue to expand.

While online learning provides the opportunity to share content at any time, to anyone around the world, it also can be challenging to create the community and connections with remote learners. In this talk, we discuss some strategies that are proving to bridge that divide and share ideas with one another about ways to make distance learning feel engaging and meaningful.

Free...Like A Puppy

Free. It has all these wonderful connotations. Free lunch. Free as a bird. Free for all!  We especially love free stuff in the nonprofit sector because we are working with limited resources and trying to do more with what we have. But sometimes free is not so free. In this talk we’ll address the broader expectation in our society of getting things for free, what the cost of that is, and how organizations can explicitly think about the cost of data systems that are “free”.

Being Prepared -
How Workflow Automations
Helped Us Thrive in COVID

As a former technology executive turned nonprofit COO, James Gadsby was on a journey to modernizes his nonprofit’s footprint and his actions came just in time. Learn how Desire Street’s 3-year process led to leveraging workflow automation features that helped them thrive with increased efficiency, seamless work-frome-anywhere capabilities and reduce operational timeframes.

2020 Featured Tech Lab Workshops

SecCheck Workshop

SecCheck cyber security and compliance assessment evaluates your organization’s current cyber security and compliance maturity resulting in a rating against seven different categories: Application, Business Continuity, Cloud, Data, Identity, Policy, and Infrastructure.

In this workshop, we’ll provide access to the assessment tool, walk participants through its completion and provide an evaluation and personalized report with technology recommendations and resources. Assessments are typically completed by nonprofit leadership and technology staff and typically take between 60 and 90 minutes to complete.


  • A full evaluation and understanding of your organization’s current security and compliance policies
  • A review by a Security Advisor who will evaluate the information collected and generate a report that includes technology recommendations for resources to improve the organization’s technology use
  • A budget for the initial recommended steps identified
Building a Visualization Dashboard

Building a dashboard is easy, but understanding what data to use and how to best present it is a challenge many organizations miss. Using the build of an Annual Report as an example, learn about best practices and how to get started visualizing data for your organization.

This workshop will focus on the steps organizations need to take before they begin the visualization build including drawing out your report, identifying key performance indicators (KPIs), and documenting where the data for each metric lives. Designed for leadership members, development staff, or any other team members looking for visualization tools, this workshop does not require technical expertise.


  • A template customized by you during the workshop that can be used to create an annual report
  • An understanding of various use cases and their different needs including program impact, fundraising, board reports and annual reports
  • A review of best practices and considerations when creating visualizations for your organization, both internally and externally
  • A listing of tools that can be used to create and maintain these reports

2020 Speakers and Additional Workshops Coming Soon