Incorporating automation. Having more detailed reporting. Being recession-proof.
If any of these topics are showing up on your nonprofit organization’s strategic plans for 2023, you need to make time to attend this year’s virtual bbcon, Blackbaud’s Tech Conference for Good, happening October 17–20.
You’ll hear from nonprofit finance leaders and Blackbaud experts on trends affecting the finance operations of nonprofit organizations across sectors. You’ll also get actionable takeaways to help you make strategic decisions for your organization. Here are a few sessions you won’t want to miss.
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Super Session: Maintaining Flexibility and Service Levels When Demand Spikes
MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1:30 P.M. ET
The past few years have thrown unprecedented challenges to your constituents, often rapidly increasing the demand for your services. If you’re not seeing a commensurate increase in funding, how do you ensure your organization has the financial flexibility to meet that demand? Join us for a super-session panel where we’ll discuss how to rise to the challenge of deploying a rapid response when demand for your services spikes.
- Julie Remmelts, Vice President of Finance at Operations, Headwaters Foundation for Justice
- Curt De Greff, Sr. VP and Chief Financial Officer, Parkinson’s Foundation
- Stephanie Skryzowski, Founder and CEO, 100 Degrees Consulting
- Heather LeVan, Principal Demand Generation Marketing Manager Blackbaud
- Elizabeth Marenakos, Director of Product Marketing, Blackbaud
Breakout Session: Accounts Receivable in Financial Edge NXT
MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2 P.M. ET
Tom Walker, Blackbaud’s Principal Product Manager for Financial Edge NXT, will walk through the current process for bringing Accounts Receivable to the web application. He’ll also review the current plans for rolling out Blackbaud’s Early Adopter Program and how you can get involved.
Developing and Distributing Custom Insights in Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT
MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2:45 P.M. ET
Learn how to dig deeper into your financial data by creating customized reports. Eddie Barker, Blackbaud’s Technical Product Manager for Financial Edge NXT, will show you how to unlock your data using Dashboards and Insight Designer, so you can make better data-driven decisions and easily share your insights with stakeholders.
How to Financially Recession-Proof Your Nonprofit
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 11:45 A.M. ET
Consultant and nonprofit financial expert Stephanie Skryzowski will share best practices in financial management for nonprofit leaders to build a financially healthy, sustainable, and recession-proof organization. Stephanie will review numbers that every nonprofit leader should know and track as well as the actions they can take now to avoid a cash crunch in the future.
CFO Tech Tips: Mastering Gartner’s Digital Imperatives
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 12:30 P.M. ET
Leading research and consulting firm Gartner recently published 10 opportunities for the CFO to accelerate their organization’s digital transformation. In this session, longtime nonprofit and financial tech experts Heather Cooper Johnson and Heather LeVan look at the technology you need to successfully meet these opportunities as a nonprofit CFO. They’ll show-and-tell exactly how this functionality will help you accelerate digital transformation at your organization and share stories from their combined 40+ years of experience working in the nonprofit tech and finance space.
Reduce Online Fees: The Power of Choice
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 12:30 P.M. ET
In this session, members of the Blackbaud team and clients explore two powerful ways to reduce costs associated with processing payments online for select Blackbaud products powered by our Blackbaud Merchant Services and Blackbaud Checkout: Complete Cover and donor cover. The panelists will cover a general understanding of these two new features while diving into a real-world application showcased by our guests representing two different organizations.
Other Sessions You Might Be Interested In:
Unlock AP Automation + Payments with Financial Edge NXT
MONDAY, OCTOBER 17 AT 3:30 P.M. ET
When it comes to cloud-based accounting software, end-to-end solutions for the entire accounts payable process are becoming the go-to option for high-performing financial departments. PaperSave by PairSoft’s natively integrated AP automation streamlines your entire AP process plus payments so that you can securely manage 100% of your AP spend from the comfort of Blackbaud. Join this session for insight on AP automation strategy within FE NXT as well as a dive into our full-service B2B payments platform — including its exponential time and cost savings, fraud security, vendor onboarding, and market-leading cashback program.
Keynote Conversation with Glennon Doyle
MONDAY, OCTOBER 17 AT 4 P.M. ET
NYT Best Selling Author and founder of Together Rising, an all-women-led nonprofit organization supporting women, families, and children in crisis, Glennon Doyle will lead what will be sure to be an inspiring conversation about showing up for yourself.
Keynote Conversation with Simu Liu
TUESDAY OCTOBER 18, 11 A.M. ET
Actor, author, and change agent Simu Liu will close out the main stage on Tuesday with a conversation about his career from accountant to stuntman to actor, as well as his passion for giving back.
The Product Update Briefings are at bbcon
Join us for the last two days of bbcon for our semi-annual product update briefings, where you can see what new features have been launched and what we’re working on. The Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT Product Update Briefing will highlight the latest changes and exciting upcoming releases, including ways to help you manage financial reporting, monitor and track program success, support development efforts, and ensure overall integrity for your organization.
The Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT product update briefing will be Thursday, October 20 at 3 p.m. ET. You can find the dates and times for the other Blackbaud products in the session agenda.
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