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5 Tips to Boost Your Virtual Experience at BBCON!

As Covid-19 continues, many are seeing the benefit – as well as, the necessity – of attending a virtual conference. And in our opinion, that’s a good thing! While traditional in-person conferences are valuable, they can also be unattainable for most organizations due to cost, travel, and other expenses.

If this is your first time participating in a virtual conference, get ready for an opportunity to immerse yourself and learn how to better further your organization’s mission – all from the comfort of your couch.

Clear Your Schedule

If you’re participating in an all-day conference, like BBCON, you’ll want to make sure you’re tuned in to each session you’re registered for so you can experience and learn without distraction. Set your out of office message on your email so you’re not tempted to check your email and respond. Treat BBCON much as you would an in-person conference.

Research Before the Conference

Just because you’re not meeting physically doesn’t mean you shouldn’t prep for BBCON! Review the agenda so that you’re familiar when sessions you’re interested in will be presented and when breaks will be throughout the day. Knowing what sessions are offered will allow you to make sure you hear all the speakers on your list.

Download or print the proceedings, if offered, so that you can reference the information throughout the conference and can follow along with the speaker while they’re presenting.

 

Test Your Tech!

There’s nothing more irritating then settling in for a day of engaging and enriching talks from industry experts – only to find your internet is lacking, or your computer needs to update. Make sure you’ve run all the newest updates on your computer in advance of the conference so you’re not interrupted!

Log-in early to make sure you have a stable internet connection, camera, and microphone are in working condition.

As always, make sure you have a back up plan! Most virtual platforms can allow you to dial in by your cell phone or landline phone if you computer isn’t working.

Prepare to be Immersed!

You’ll get as much out of the conference that you put in, so engage! Engage with the speakers and their content, use the chat box to ask questions, and make sure you take advantage of those virtual happy hours to speak with other attendees within your field of work and enjoy a more personalized experience.

Once you’re dialed into BBCON this year, don’t miss an opportunity to attend our sessions!

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 12:30 – 1:00 EDT
Keeping Your Database Current, Clean, and Complete
Presenter: Stu Manewith and Bailey Benzle

With the roller-coaster that has been 2020, year-end fundraising is going to be more important than ever before. To make year-end as productive as possible, you’ll want confidence in the quality of the data that drive fundraising strategies and fundraising activities.

Join Omatic Software to obtain some key insights on what it means for data to be current, clean, and complete – and how to get there. We’ll also share some cautionary tales on what can happen when data quality is lacking. The integrity of your data can mean the difference between hitting your year-end targets and missing them, so be sure to take advantage of this timely learning opportunity.

Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 1:00 – 1:50 EDT 
Winning Back Lapsed Donors is Not Hoping for the Best
Presenters: Stu Manewith and Bailey Benzle 

Whether you’re doubling down on your fundraising activities or you’re taking a breath between campaigns, the steps you take in the next 90 days will determine how many of your donors and volunteers you retain (or lose). In this how-to-do-it webinar, you’ll learn how to spur new and existing donors into action and boost revenue.

So what are you waiting for? Pull on some comfortable pants, grab some coffee, and get ready to attend BBCON remotely!

Bonus Tip: We encourage you to virtually stop by the Omatic booth to learn how we are helping nonprofit organizations gain insight into their data. Contact us to schedule a time to speak with an Omatic team member to learn more!

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