Non Profit Summit

Event Title

Non Profit Summit

Thursday, November 6 2014
Registration opens at 8am.
Summit runs 9am-6pm.
The BADCamp Nonprofit Summit is an opportunity for Drupal users in the nonprofits sector to come together and share their experiences working with open source. This is a day dedicated to education and community, where presentations and breakout sessions are led by nonprofit leaders and Drupal developers contributing to the nonprofit technology space. Discover new tools, learn how to use them from the community members that know them best, and put them to use for good causes.

About the Summit

We’re excited to feature Bay Area nonprofits, the Sierra Club, Kiva, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, as our core nonprofit speakers.

This, plus breakout sessions led by nonprofits and Drupal experts alike await you at the Nonprofit Summit on Thursday. You'll also have the opportunity to lead discussions of your own in the open breakout spaces throughout the day.

Be sure to bookmark the Etherpad and share your notes with other attendees: https://pad.riseup.net/p/badcampnpsummit14

Schedule

8:00-9:30am: Registration

9:30-10:00am: Introduction & Icebreakers

10:05-11:05am: The Sierra  Club (Adrian Cotter, Sophie Matson, and Della Watson) - Journey Into Mystery:  Wading into Drupal Ecosystem with your Stakeholders

11:10-11:20am: Breaking Down Breakouts with Ivan Boothe

11:20-11:45am: Coffee Break

11:50am-12:20pm: Breakout Sessions

  • Drupal for the Small to Mid Size Nonprofit (Clayton Dewey, Aten Design)
  • Tackling Nonprofit Redesign (August Adams, Families USA & Jess Snyder, WETA)
  • Preparing Your Nonprofit for Success (Drew Gorton, Gorton Studios)
  • Open Breakout

12:30pm-1:30pm: Off-Site Lunch

1:30-2:30pm: Kiva (Sam Mankiewicz) - Changing the World with Drupal

2:35-3:05pm: Breakouts

  • Fundraising in Drupal (Gabe Carleton-Barnes, ThinkShout)
  • A Journey of 1,000 Miles: How to Develop a 3 Year Technical Strategy (Nate Parsons, Phase2)
  • Open Breakout
  • Open Breakout

3:10- 4:10pm: The Future of Nonprofits and Drupal Panel, with Marnie Webb (Caravan Studios), Brian Behlendorf (Mithril, Mozilla, EFF, Benetech), Sam Mankiewicz (Kiva)

4:15-5:15pm: Electronic Frontier Foundation (Mark Burdett) - Information Security for Nonprofits

5:20-5:50pm: Breakouts

  • Web Hosting and The Infrastructure Questions You Need to Ask (Peter Petrik, Skvare)
  • Small Drupal: Building Sustainable Drupal Sites with Limited Resources (Jack Aponte, Palante Technology Cooperative)
  • CRM Discussion Space
  • Open Breakout

6:00-6:10pm: Wrap-up In the Theater

Session Descriptions

Journey Into Mystery: Wading into the Drupal Ecosystem with your Stakeholders (Adrian Cotter, Sophie Matson, and Della Watson, The Sierra Club)

This session tells the Sierra Club’s journey from “What’s a Drupal?” to the recent Drupal re-launch of the website for Sierra magazine. Whether you are still considering Drupal, just getting started, or wanting to compare your organization’s own practices, join us as we discuss the evolution of our structure and process, highlight victories and hurdles, and look back at managing a big shift in how we handle websites, with insights from stakeholder perspectives as well.

Tackling Nonprofit Redesign (August Adams, Families USA & Jess Snyder, WETA)

Are you contemplating, in the midst of, or just wrapping up a redesign of your nonprofit's website? Join two organizations that have recently undergone the process for an informal discussion about what goes into relaunching your site from discovery to the support phase.

Preparing Your Nonprofit for Success (Drew Gorton, Gorton Studios)

We’ve all heard about Sierra Club’s journey - if you have a similar path in front of you, what can you do today to setup long term success for your project and organization? What steps should you take now? What can wait? For those who have recently gone through this process, please share your insights about what you did early on that helped, or late project stumbling blocks that wish you had addressed sooner. For those of you considering a web project, come with your questions and expect a good dialogue with your peers.

  • Topics will come from discussion, but likely conversation points include:
  • Team size and makeup: Who’s ultimately responsible, who gets to weigh in and who’s kept informed?
  • Project goals: How will success be determined? (Why?)
  • Responsibilities and deadlines: Identify major components so you can stay on track.
  • Content planning and writing: How soon can you get started?
  • RFPs: tips and process recommendations
  • Other: Ask your questions and get good advice

A Journey of 1,000 Miles -- How to Develop a 3 Year Technical Strategy (Nate Parsons, Phase2)

Your dreams have come true, you finally have your budget approved to rebuild your website!  All I need to do now is climb that mountain, right?  Wait, what do you mean there are more mountains behind this first one?!  Discuss approaches to developing a technical strategy for your website, including technical roadmaps, phased releases of development, and planning for obsolescence.  

Small Drupal: Building Sustainable Drupal Sites with Limited Resources (Jack Aponte, Palante Technology Cooperative)

Nonprofits often have big needs and big dreams but small budgets, short timelines, and other resource limitations. We'll discuss our experiences with working under those sorts of constraints and share best practices for building high-quality, durable Drupal sites that meet those big dreams and needs while also remaining manageable and sustainable in the long run.

Web Hosting and The Infrastructure Questions You Need to Ask (Peter Petrik, Skvare)

Join a group discussion about best practices when selecting from the variety of hosting levels and provider offerings. There are a myriad of options from shared hosting, VPS, managed instances, dedicated servers, and Drupal-specific providers.What are the important indicators you have, so that you can choose the most appropriate option? Can you really do more with less? What level of access do you need in order to get the best site performance? This session will cover the range from one-click installs to setting up your own environment and a number of options in between. Participation and sharing of experience is encouraged.

More to come!

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