Choose Your Own Nonprofit Tech Adventure

It’s that time of year again where you get to choose which sessions make it into the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference (#19NTC). 60 percent of decision making juice comes from individual user votes so don’t think this is some sort of “we value your opinion until it comes time to make the decision” sort of thing.

Adaptistration People 136On the contrary, One of the #19NTC most unique qualities is facilitating registered user voting for sessions they want (and need) to see at the conference. We’re not talking suggested topics, rather, the full list of submitted proposals.

One genuinely cool aspect of this year’s conference is the inclusion of 30-minute tactical sessions designed to provide applicable skills on a very specific tool. That’s pretty much the driving idea behind ArtsHacker so I was thrilled to see this session track introduced.

Of the three sessions I submitted, two are in the tactical track.

I would be grateful if everyone could take a moment to vote for the sessions I submitted. You will need a registered user account to vote but the good news is registration is free and very fast.

Just select the “Login/Signup” button in the main menu, fill out a few form fields, and you’re all set. And if you aren’t a full member, I strongly recommend joining.

Red Pill/Blue Pill: Effective Data Driven Decision Making

Full Description | Leadership Category

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the differences between reporting and analysis
  • Depersonalize mission driven decision making.
  • Empowering your team members with analysis.

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Master Responsive Web Design With Chrome’s Device Mode

Tactical Category

All it takes to master the tools of responsive design is this 30 min tactical session on how to use Chrome’s device emulator and Inspect Element DevTools.Don’t let the fact that we’re using terms like “DevTools” scare you away. It’s designed for nonprofit managers who are NOT fluent in code.Chock-full of life changing goodness:
1) Skills to tweak your website design across all devices.
2) Get more out of responsive design than you knew existed.
3) A practical skill set you’ll use every day moving.
4) The ability to look like a genius in front of your peers.

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Click. Click. Done. Must-Have Google Analytics Settings

Tactical Category

Without a doubt, Google Analytics (GA) does all sorts of great things but that doesn’t mean you are getting a complete picture. To get every last drop of that sweet, sweet Google juice, you’ll need to activate and/or setup several key features.

All attendees will be able to implement the following must-have GA settings in real-time:
1) Activate Demographics and User Metrics
2) Filtering Out Your Own Visits
3) Activate Search Tracking and Enhanced Link Attribution
4) Adjusting Session Settings and Campaign Lengths
5) Setting Your Primary URL

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About Drew McManus

"I hear that every time you show up to work with an orchestra, people get fired." Those were the first words out of an executive's mouth after her board chair introduced us. That executive is now a dear colleague and friend but the day that consulting contract began with her orchestra, she was convinced I was a hatchet-man brought in by the board to clean house.

I understand where the trepidation comes from as a great deal of my consulting and technology provider work for arts organizations involves due diligence, separating fact from fiction, interpreting spin, as well as performance review and oversight. So yes, sometimes that work results in one or two individuals "aggressively embracing career change" but far more often than not, it reinforces and clarifies exactly what works and why.

In short, it doesn't matter if you know where all the bodies are buried if you can't keep your own clients out of the ground, and I'm fortunate enough to say that for more than 15 years, I've done exactly that for groups of all budget size from Qatar to Kathmandu.

For fun, I write a daily blog about the orchestra business, provide a platform for arts insiders to speak their mind, keep track of what people in this business get paid, help write a satirical cartoon about orchestra life, hack the arts, and love a good coffee drink.

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