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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
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.
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 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’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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.