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Toronto Roundtable

Leveraging Technology to Maximize Fundraising

Join Charity Dynamics for an exclusive, invite-only roundtable discussion featuring nonprofit leaders from Toronto and beyond!

Hosted by our partners at MS Society of Canada, this event will feature panel discussions, collaborative breakouts and networking opportunities with the goal of learning how nonprofits leveraged technology to overcome unforeseen challenges over the course of the pandemic, and how these lessons can be applied to our future.

  • Date: Thursday, November 17
  • Time: 10am – 4pm Eastern Time
  • Location: MS Society of Canada HQ

— agenda —

10:00 AM

Coffee, Snacks and Networking

Grab a cup of joe and chat it up with friends old and new.

10:30 AM

Introduction and Roundtable Goals

We’ll kick off the event by providing an overview of the day’s activities, the context behind hosting the event and the goals for the day.

10:45 AM

Digital Trends and Innovations: How Nonprofits Are Responding to Industry Challenges
The nonprofit sector has undergone a great deal of upheaval and change over the past few years, but in turn that has led to a number of exciting new developments and trends in digital fundraising.

In this panel session, we’ll discuss several of the innovations that nonprofits are implementing across the space and the direct impact that is having on fundraising, as well as key strategic and technological trends for where the industry is heading.

11:45 AM

Creating a Personalized Space That Highlights Your Mission and Community

When it comes to building relationships with your constituents, it’s important to reach them where they are — and that’s (surprise, surprise) on their phones. One way is to provide your constituents with a (virtual) communal space where they can interact, support one another in their fundraising efforts, or become more involved with your organization.

In this session, we’ll introduce you to Engage by Charity Dynamics, a new app that provides just that: a personalized space for nurturing relationships, sparking engagement and building on your mission.

12:15 PM

Networking Lunch

Attendees have the opportunity to connect and continue the discussion during our catered lunch on-site.

1:00 PM

Reviewing the Rapidly Changing Peer-to-Peer Landscape and What It Means to Your Organization
Peer-to-peer fundraising has been greatly transformed due to the pandemic. One of the biggest impacts, of course, was the transition from in-person to virtual events, forever altering constituents’ expectations for peer-to-peer events.

But what else has been happening in this quickly evolving fundraising space? In this session, we look at some of the major changes that have taken place in peer-to-peer fundraising and what this means for some of the traditional players in the space — as well as for some of the new entrants on the scene.

1:45 PM

Afternoon Breakouts

After lunch, we’ll break into small groups where moderators will facilitate conversations in order to learn how other organizations are coping in the current environment.

Topics include:

  • What is your organization struggling with right now and how can your tech partners help? 
  • How are you focusing on stewardship, retention and lifetime value?
  • Are you currently building a culture of technological innovation?

2:15 PM

Break

Afternoon recharge before we finish the day strong.

2:30 PM

Afternoon Breakouts (Continued)

After lunch, we’ll break into small groups where moderators will facilitate conversations in order to learn how other organizations are coping in the current environment.

Topics include:

  • What is your organization struggling with right now and how can your tech partners help?
  • How are you focusing on stewardship, retention and lifetime value?
  • Are you currently building a culture of technological innovation?

3:30 PM

Takeaways and Lessons Learned

Before calling it a day, we reconvene to recall key learnings and discuss actionable next steps.

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Note: Due to limited space, each organization will have the ability to send two attendees to this exclusive, invite-only event.