IT’S NOW OR NEVER! Today Is The #19NTC Voting Deadline

Today is the deadline for voting at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference (#19NTC). So if you haven’t done so already, I would be crazy grateful if you took a moment to swing by and vote for one or more of my sessions.

Adaptistration People 187You will need a registered user account to vote but they have got that process down to a science. It takes less than a minute to registrar and it delivers you directly to the session page where you can cast your vote. It’s so easy you might think it’s a mistake.

Just select the “Login/Signup” button in the main menu, fill out a few form fields, and you’re all set.

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. Quite the contrary, your votes have a great deal of impact.

Red Pill/Blue Pill: Effective Data Driven Decision Making

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

Master Responsive Web Design With Chrome’s Device Mode

If you aren’t already a full NTEN member, I strongly recommend joining.

And to everyone who has already voted, THANK YOU for taking the time to make your voice heard!

Full Session Descriptions

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.

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.

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

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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