Join us for ENCC-X U.S.

OCTOBER 6 & 7, 2021
ONLINE

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Sessions

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Speakers

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Sponsors

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About ENCC-X 2021

About ENCC-X 2021

ENCC-X is our Engaging Networks Community Conference in digital form!
6 & 7 October 2021 – Online

For years, we’ve hosted our annual Community Conference in five locations across the globe. These ENCCs bring together our clients, partners and staff to explore the Engaging Networks platform and to hear how leading non-profits are using our tools to successfully raise more money and win more campaigns.

Our next online event takes place 6 & 7 October 2021 and is hosted by our U.S. office.

Wednesday October 6, 2021 – 9.45am – 5.00pm (EDT)
Thursday October 7, 2021 – 9.45am – 5.00pm (EDT)
Please note the conference takes place on U.S. Eastern timezone.

Tickets are $75.00 per person

Sessions

ENCC-X brings you 2 days of online case studies, product workshops, panel discussions from our clients, partners, friends and the Engaging Networks team.

With this being our second year of digital events and our desire to continuously improve, we have been thinking about what is missing when we don’t meet in-person. The main loss seems to be the connections and conversations that you get to have with your peers. So, we’ve decided to use ENCC this year to create more space for this.

Alongside two days of online Case Studies and Product Workshops, we launch Community Conversations – a new participatory conference track, allowing our clients and partners to meet and learn from one another. Guided by our expert Facilitator, we take you through a series of workshop-style sessions on the topics that matter most to you. You’ll feel…almost…like you’re back in a pre-pandemic world. Join us!

You will have the option to purchase a Conversations ticket or a General ticket, both are priced the same.

Those that choose a Conversations ticket will be connected with 4-5 other attendees. You’ll meet with this group for break outs and participatory workshops during the conference.

Instead, if you would like to simply attend the conference, hear the excellent case studies, and attend the product workshops, the General ticket is for you.

Check out the full programme agenda here!

ENCC-X Speakers

More to be announced

GRAHAM COVINGTON

CEO & Founder
Engaging Networks and Accessible Intelligence
Matt Barr

MATT BARR

Director, Operations and Delivery
Yeeboo Digital

Ryan Baillargeon

CEO
Grassriots
Ben Byrne

Ben Byrne

Co-Founder, Cornershop Creative
chelsea

CHELSEA BASSETT

Operations Manager, Cornershop
Ben Childers

BEN CHILDERS

Senior Director of Global Client Success,
Engaging Networks
Bryan Casler

BRYAN CASLER

Vice President of Digital Strategy,
4Site Studios
Shakira Dale

Shakira Dale

Web Developer, Communications
HIAS
Angelo Errazo

Angelo Errazo

Client Support Specialist,
Engaging Networks
Jen Frazier

Jen Frazier

President,
Firefly Partners
Brandon Fuller

BRANDON FULLER

Owner & Chief Strategist Raise the Roots
Joe Hallissey

Joe Hallissey

Associate Director of Digital Marketing,
Mercy Home for Boys and Girls
Matthew Harkins

Mathew Harkins

Director,
The Engage Group
Leah Henderson

Leah Henderson

Managing Director,
Grassriots
Ricardo

Ricardo Hernandez

Digital Marketing Manager,
Human Rights Watch

Michael
Johnston

Founder & President,
HJC New Media

Molly Kelly

President of Digital Solutions,
Zuri Group
Anna

Anna Lermer

Strategist,
Grassriots

SAM
LOUK

Tier 1 Client Support Lead
Engaging Networks
Kay Marks

Kay Marks

Director of Development,
World Animal Protection Canada
Joe McLaughlin

Joe McLaughlin

VP-Director of Analytics and Optimization
Allegiance Group
Jenn Morrison

Jenn Morrison

Manage of Product Communications,
Engaging Networks
Jackie

Jackie Schneck

Manager, Online Fundraising,
WETA
John

John Siemiatkoski

Sales Engineer,
Engaging Networks

Joel Terrell

Client Support Specialist
Engaging Networks
Jeff Zick

JEFF ZICK

Director of Response Fundraising,
PETA

Max Zimmer

Developer,
Cornershop Creative

Sponsors

If you’re an agency interested in supporting ENCC-X, click here to learn more.

Matt Barr

Matt Barr

Director, Operations and Delivery

Matt has been working on website redesign and build projects as well as online fundraising, marketing and technology for nearly a decade. 

Matt has managed the design and build of sites for organizations such as the Heart&Stroke Foundation, Parkinson Society Canada and Alzheimers Society of Canada. At Yeeboo Digital, Matt ensures that all of the trains run on time.

Ryan Baillargeon

CEO, Grassriots

RYAN IS A TECHNOLOGIST whose passion for progressive change led him on a journey of discovery to understanding the lead role digital can play in organizing and campaigning. Working to mobilize people for cancer control, democratic reform, climate change, social justice, and anti-slavery causes, Ryan has helped organization bridge technology to help execute their theory of change. His approach is grounded in the ethos of people power: that at the right time, with the right people, and with the right tools, big systemic change is possible.

After serving as Online Director for organizations like Leadnow, and WalkFree, Ryan was inspired to build Grassriots as a place where talented people could bring their passion, enthusiasm, and expertise to social sectors organizations.

Since then, he has led digital strategy for numerous people-powered organizations and campaigns focused on engagement organizing. Understanding that fundraising is the engine that powers movement building, he has fostered Grassriots expertise in annual giving through digital acquisition, monthly donor programs, and e-commerce. He continues to shape Grassriots as a place where innovation thrives and talent that is committed to building a better nonprofit sector is built.

Ben Byrne

Ben Byrne

Co-Founder, Cornershop Creative

Ben is our very own designer/developer unicorn. He’s been designing on the web professionally for over 17 years, but he’s also been a developer for almost as long, building up extensive experience with languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP, and putting them to good use implementing his designs on several CMS platforms, including WordPress and Drupal. In addition to his own work, Ben oversees the design and development the rest of our team does, ensuring it’s up to our high standards. He enjoys sharing his knowledge, and has presented to groups of varying sizes on topics like the difference between print and web design, web typography, WordPress widgets, and front-end performance.

chelsea

Chelsea Bassett

Operations Manager

Chelsea began her work with progressive organizations, online communication strategies, and nonprofit technology in 2005. She spent many years managing technical support, product development, and product marketing with Salsa Labs before joining the Cornershop team. Her passion for quality communication, authentic relationships, and creative nerds serves her well in her work. Chelsea tolerates two cats with her husband and two kids at the end of a dead-end gravel road in Wisconsin.
Ben Childers
Engaging Networks

Ben Childers

Senior Director of Global Client Success

Ben’s first exposure to nonprofit work was helping his dad at charity golf events. He was one of those kids helping folks park their cars, get their carts, and find their balls when they didn’t quite hit the green. Since that time, he has been doing what he could to make the world a better place. 

He started out working as a lifeguard when in high school. Then, after college, went on to substitute teach in Columbus Public Schools and Kent City Schools for three years. In 2011, he moved out to Tucson, Arizona, where he received his Masters in Education and spent three years teaching high school mathematics. It was during this time that he started to work more with nonprofit organizations. He did work with Voices for Education – helping them in 2011 deploy a coherent social media strategy. He also volunteered for numerous political campaigns and helped the Artifact Dance Company build out their major gift program and technical backend to support their giving program, ticketing system, and store. 

After seven years of teaching, Ben wanted to see what would be available outside the classroom. He then started working for the University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) Development team. For the first six months, he did data management (Raiser’s Edge), prospecting, and worked with the stewardship and cultivation teams. He then moved on to be a major gift officer, soliciting gifts between $25,000 and $250,000 to support student scholarships, cutting-edge research, and basic science innovations. Ben learned the ropes of fundraising with UAHS and then had an opportunity to apply those skills working with the Sabin Vaccine Institute, in Washington, DC, to help them build out a major gift program and to rebuild their database (Salesforce). 

Ben currently works for Engaging Networks as their Senior Director of Global Client Success. He leads a team of folks at Engaging Networks that work with nonprofits on their supporter engagement and digital strategy around fundraising, advocacy, and email marketing. He spends his time making sure that clients can take advantage of a robust eCRM platform. He also works to ensure that clients understand how their technology stack works together to allow them to raise more money, get more clicks, and push out more advocacy actions. 

Ben brings a technology-first mindset to much of his work. He works to help clients realize that their digital strategy is most valuable when it permeates all parts of an organization.

When not helping out clients, Ben enjoys spending time with his partner, two dogs, and a cat at their place in South Arlington. You can probably find him running throughout our city most mornings. He is also working towards his MBA through the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — focusing on Global Challenges in Business & Strategic Leadership and Management.

Bryan Casler

Bryan Casler

Vice President of Digital Strategy, 4Site Studios

Having gotten his start organizing with anti-war veterans and working as Sala Labs, Sales Engineer, and Partner Manager, Bryan now brings his expertise to non-profit and mission-driven clients as 4Site Studios Director of Digital Strategy. Specializing in challenging and complex projects, Bryan works with each client to craft holistic approaches tailored to goals, budget, and outcomes.
Shakira Dale

Shakira Dale

Web Developer, Communications
HIAS

Shakira is a multi-disciplined web specialist from New York City with a love for nonprofit work and technology. She currently works at HIAS as their in-house web developer, providing technical solutions to the organization through many facets including but not limited to, front-end development, web production, email marketing, and design. When she’s not working, you can find her playing on her Nintendo Switch, doing yoga, or gushing at undeniably cute puppies on Instagram

Jen Frazier

Jen Frazier

President, Firefly Partners

Jen Frazier founded Firefly Partners in 2007 and has more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. During her tenure at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Jen started their first online action network and helped build a database of more than 500,000 pro-choice supporters. She was also part of the team that planned and executed the March for Women’s Lives in 2004, one of the great accomplishments of her life and career. 

Jen is passionate about Firefly’s clients – she loves to hear what motivates them and to think of creative ways our team can help them move their missions forward. Jen has a B.A. in History from the University of Oregon Honors College and an M.A. in Public Policy with a concentration in Women’s Studies from George Washington University. As Firefly’s fearless leader, she sets the strategic vision for the company, keeps up with the latest in digital marketing and nonprofit trends, and supports our team so we can continue to do great work for our clients. From local politics to reproductive rights to making outdoor recreation more accessible, Jen is a champion for progressive causes. She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her two kids, her preferred mode of transportation is a bicycle, and she has a knack for putting things together – from project budgets to puzzles to Ikea furniture.

Brandon Fuller

Brandon Fuller

Owner & Chief Strategist, Raise the Roots

Brandon Fuller is Engaging Networks alumni and owner of Raise the Roots, a digital agency that has supported over two dozen organizations on Engaging Networks –  helping them to maximize their digital engagement using this powerful platform. He previously managed global online advocacy campaigns for the Pew Charitable Trusts and has worked in the nonprofit community for nearly two decades.

Joe Hallissey

Joe Hallissey

Associate Director of Digital Marketing, Mercy Home for Boys and Girls

As the head of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls’ digital marketing programs, Joe has built the organization’s online presence from just one employee to a multi-million dollar fundraising channel and a team of seven in 10 years. Joe’s primary focus is on supporting his coworkers, who’s hard work makes everything possible, strategic leadership, project management, privacy and data issues. He lives in Chicago with his wife and two daughters and supports Manchester City Football Club.
Matthew Harkins

Mathew Harkins

Director

Mathew has been working in nonprofit digital fundraising for the past 6 years with The Engage Group, first as Project Manager, then Strategist, then Director. During his time with TEG, Mathew has worked with outstanding organizations in the arts, public broadcasting, human rights, nature and wildlife protection, senior advocacy, and many more. With each client, he and his team help find solutions to their needs, whether in campaign strategy, production, technology development, acquisitions, or any other area.
Leah Henderson

Leah Henderson

Managing Director,
Grassriots

LEAH IS A PASSIONATE FUNDRAISER and ORGANIZER with nearly 20 years of leadership experience that ranges from multi-tier campaign strategizing to rebuilding organizational equity structures through diversity and equity training. Utilizing small donor programs, major gifts, direct mail and telemarketing, Leah has led the development and execution of many successful campaigns, sourcing millions of dollars in fundraising for many organizations within the non-profit sector.

Leah is passionate about collaborating with clients to influence social change. Her approach is queer, feminist, and stems from a strong commitment to anti-oppression.

She has worked across issues, with a primary focus on anti-racism education, Indigenous Rights, Climate Justice and the intersections of those issues within the electoral and social justice spheres. Leah is a former director for Naomi Klein’s Climate Justice organization, The Leap, which served as a strategic advisor to organizations including Sunrise, Fight for $15 and Fairness, Justice Democrats, Momentum, and the Migrant Rights Network.

Ricardo

Ricardo Hernandez

Digital Marketing Manager,
Human Rights Watch

Ricardo Hernandez is the Senior Digital Marketing Manager at Human Rights Watch. As the lead digital fundraiser for the organization, he has redesigned and improved the end-to-end digital journey for donors both in and outside the United States. Ricardo specializes in sustainer marketing, marketing automations, email marketing, and UX testing and optimizations. Ricardo lives in New York City.
michael johnston

Michael Johnston

Founder and President, hjc

Mike Johnston is a Transformative Digital and Integrated Fundraiser and the Founder of hjc new media, who engineered some of the best online fundraising strategies and award-winning digital media campaigns across the globe.

With over 32 years of fundraising experience, Mike has worked with clients across the nonprofit sector, from the biggest international foundations in the world to grassroots start-up charities. He’s also a pioneer of digital fundraising in North America, being one of the first to bring online transactions to the nonprofit sector.

Today, Mike continues to bring the charitable sector deeper into the digital age with innovation, change management and fundraising success.

Molly Kelly

President of Digital Solutions,
Zuri Group

Molly helps large organizations embrace the power of Engaging Networks with a focus on UX/UI and data integration. She’s worked with nonprofits for over twenty-five years developing solutions to communicate mission, reach monetary goals, and create real-world impact.

Jeff Zick

Jeff Zick

Director of Response Fundraising,
PETA Association

Jeff Zick is Director of Response Fundraising at PETA Foundation. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and 30 years of animal rights activism. Jeff passionately advocates for the animals and promotes veganism everywhere he can.
Kay Marks

Kay Marks

Manager, Online Fundraising, WETA

Kay Marks has been a fundraising professional for the past 18 years. Kay has seasoned experience with both the Health Care and Animal Welfare sector. Currently she serves as Director of Development at World Animal Protection Canada overseeing a team of seven. At World Animal Protection, Kay has been instrumental in driving a collaborative culture, maximizing the return on investment for all fundraising channels, creating an outstanding supporter experience and improving our CRM systems. Last year, despite the difficulties and changes brought on by COVID, Kay was successful in leading the team to the highest individual giving revenue in World Animal Protection’s history.
Joe McLaughlin

Joe McLaughlin

Vice President - Director of Analytics and Optimization

As the VP, Analytics and Conversion Optimization at Allegiance Group, Joe brings nearly a decade of experience in digital fundraising, advocacy and engagement for some of the largest nonprofit names in the country. A fundraising expert with the background of a technologist, Joe works with our clients to craft and implement digital campaigns that raise money, build donor lists and motivate supporters to take meaningful action.
Jackie

Jackie Schneck

Manager, Online Fundraising, WETA

Jackie has been working at WETA for the past 4 years and is currently the Manager of Online Fundraising. She oversees all aspects of digital fundraising campaigns for WETA including email marketing, digital ads and campaign reporting. Her favorite part about working at WETA is being able to promote the work of her favorite documentarians, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Ken Burns.

Max Zimmer

Developer, Cornershop Creative

Max got his start in code through an introductory website class in the seventh grade and quickly developed a passion for it. Almost immediately, he began programming his TI-83 calculator to perform various tasks required for his Physics class. Of course, his teacher found out, and Max was not allowed to take the test with his shiny new program.

Max has held jobs in real estate, accounting, and operations, but code has always been a part of his life. An introduction to WordPress was all that was needed to spark a permanent career move to web development. While freelancing, he developed impactful WordPress websites for local businesses in his hometown of Portland, OR. Max also built specialized plugins to solve workflow issues he identified within design applications. Cornershop is now the place he happily calls “home”. When not studying or writing code, Max enjoys archery, hiking, and karaoke with his partner, Nina.

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