Difference Makers Leadership Forum 2018

If You Liked Weekend in Boca,
You’ll Love the Difference Makers Leadership Forum!

The Listen Learn Care Foundation (formerly known as the Office Depot Foundation) is presenting a two-day symposium on “Technology Trends for Nonprofit Organizations” on March 22 and 23. The new Difference Makers Leadership Forum is the successor to Weekend in Boca and features everything you loved about those events.

The Difference Makers Leadership Forum features nationally recognized speakers, up-to-the-minute content, ample time for networking and the presentation of the 2018 Listen Learn Care Awards. Topics include “How to Generate Revenue and Save Resources with Technology,” “Video Marketing: Share Your Story & Build an Engaged Community Online,” “Nonprofit Digital Transformation” and “Awaken the Power of Purpose.”

Speakers Include

Mary Wong

Mary Wong
President, Listen Learn Care Foundation

Felecia Hatcher

Felecia Hatcher
Founder, Code Fever and BlackTechWeek

Brian Sooy

Brian Sooy
President, Aespire Branding and Design Communications

Kate Volman

Kate Volman
Marketing Strategist
 

Chris McDaniel, MBA

Chris McDaniel, MBA
VP of Sales, vTECHio DellEMC Premier Partner

Brittany Valdes

Brittany Valdes
Business Sales Specialist, Microsoft

Brooks Nelson

Brooks Nelson
Director, Global Resilience, Corporate Citizenship Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Michael Chatman

Michael Chatman
President and CEO, Cape Coral Community Foundation

Additional speakers may be announced at a later date.

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The Leadership Forum also will feature the presentation of the 2018 Listen Learn Care Awards, which recognize significant accomplishments in serving humanity.

The Difference Makers Leadership Forum will take place at Old School Square Center for the Arts, 51 N. Swinton Avenue (at Atlantic Avenue) in downtown Delray Beach. This unique, historic facility promises to be an ideal venue for learning and sharing.

The cost to attend the Leadership Forum is just $69.99 per person. Make your plans now to attend this informative, provocative and potentially transformative program.

Register Now!

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Agenda

Wednesday, March 21

 

Arrival at Wyndham Boca Raton (Out-of-Town Guests)

Dinner on your own

Thursday, March 22

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Transportation to Old School Square will be available for participants staying at the Wyndham.

7:00 a.m.

Registration Opens − Old School Square Fieldhouse

51 North Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, Fla. 33444

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Welcome – Crest Theatre

  • National Anthem – Adrianna Foster
  • Sponsor Representative TD Bank
  • Mary Wong, President, Listen Learn Care Foundation
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Presentation − “Social Impact Investing, Net Neutrality, Blockchain, Machine Learning, AI- OH MY!!! What is all this stuff and why does it matter to my nonprofit?”

  • Felecia Hatcher, Co-Founder of Code Fever, Black Tech Week and Tribe Cowork and Urban Innovation Lab
    • Tech and the new investing landscape is moving too fast for most non-profits. Learn from 2017 Comcast Tech Impact Allstar and White House Champion for STEM access and Diversity Honoree Felecia Hatcher on how to position your non-profit for social impact investing, how to seamlessly integrate the latest technology and best position your organization to attract social impact investment dollars, gain measurable returns and most importantly provide greater community impact. Social Impact investing challenges the steadfast views that environmental and socio economic issues can only be addressed by philanthropic support, and that market investments should focus exclusively on achieving financial returns as the worlds are now emerging, are you ready? Is your team ready?

      Takeaways from this strategy session:

      • Social Impact Investing, Net Neutrality, Blockchain, Machine Learning, AI- Oh my!!! What is all this stuff and why it matters to my non-profit
      • Emerging tech trends that non profits must not ignore
      • KPI’s and strategies from the tech industry that can help easily implement new tech tools.
      • How to pivot their NP to attract impact investing dollars and ensure financial returns.

Introduced by Mylo

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Presentation − “Awaken the Power of Purpose”

  • Brian Sooy, President, Aespire, Branding and Design Communications
    • As a difference maker, you believe your vision has the potential to change the future, and that people are depending on you. When your purpose is no longer clear, you feel powerless to lead your team or influence the people you serve. To revitalize your team and supporters, you need to awaken the power of purpose. When your organization’s character, culture, and voice align, you are empowered to embrace your calling, transform your organization, engage your supporters, and energize your impact. Discover clarity to renew your purpose, rewrite your story, and regain your confidence as a courageous and purpose-driven leader.

Introduced by Mary Wong

11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon Buffet

Luncheon and Visit Exhibitors

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Presentation − “Video Marketing: Share Your Story & Build an Engaged Community Online”

  • Kate Volman, Marketing Strategist
    • You have a story to tell. Your organization does incredible things for your community. Video is a powerful way to share them. From going live to creating short videos to post on social media, incorporating video marketing into your overall strategy can help you deliver your message further & faster. During this presentation, you’ll discover what you need to know to get started (including equipment), what to say during your videos, and how to repurpose each one in order to get the most of out your efforts

Introduced by Mary Wong

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Presentation − How Digital Marketing Can Support Fundraising

  • Leah Halbina, Digital Marketing Coordinator, Achieve Agency
    • The most successful campaigns are those that have a multichannel strategy, using both traditional and digital tactics. To reach donors – both existing and new – where they are, you need a strategy that alights traditional fundraising tactics with digital efforts. You’ll get answers to questions like:
      • Why should I consider using digital tactics for fundraising?
      • How can my organization use digital channels to boost traditional tactics like direct mail?
      • What channels offer the best ROI?
      • What metrics should I track, and why?

Introduced by Mary Wong

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wrap-up

  • Mary Wong, President, Listen Learn Care Foundation
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Transportation from Old School Square to the hotel will be available for participants staying at the Wyndham.

Friday, March 23

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Transportation to Old School Square will be available for participants staying at the Wyndham.

7:00 a.m.

Registration Opens − Old School Square Fieldhouse

51 North Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, Fla. 33444

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Welcome – Crest Theatre

  • Sponsor Representative: Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce
  • Mary Wong, President, Listen Learn Care Foundation
  • Michael Chatman, President and CEO, Cape Coral Community Foundation
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Presentation − “How to Generate Revenue and Save Resources with Technology”

  • Chris McDaniel, MBA, Vice President of Sales, vTECH io
    • One of the top reoccurring issues with non-profits is a lack of resources. Using free or affordable pay-as-you-go “off-the-shelf” technology solutions and MSPs, non-profits can store and access data, manage and engage their donors, market their impact, and facilitate programs. In addition, many non-profits are prime targets for hackers. We will discuss how you can manage your network and user security effectively within budget constraints.

Introduced by Michael Chatman

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Presentation − “Nonprofit Digital Transformation”

  • Brittany Valdes, Business Sales Specialist, Microsoft
    • Demonstrate the potential of technology to help transform how nonprofits pursue their missions and drive impact. Too many nonprofits have been left behind in the digital revolution that’s reshaping business and society. Many have a strong desire to adopt the latest technology, but struggle to envision, design and deploy technology to optimize their missions. We can help nonprofits digitally transform to raise funds, improve productivity, accelerate innovation and ultimately have a greater impact on the world’s most pressing issues.

Introduced by Michael Chatman

11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon Buffet

Luncheon and Visit Exhibitors

1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Break

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Presentation of 2018 Listen Learn Care Awards

Welcome

  • Michael Chatman
  • Heifer International
  • Child Advocates
  • Boca Helping Hands
  • Junior League of Boca Raton
  • Old School Square Center for the Arts
  • Gratitude Training

Sponsored by TBD

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Break

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Presentation − “Connection Lost”

  • Brooks Nelson, Director, Global Resilience, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center
  • Christian Antony Schoen, Senior Program Manager & Certified Project Executive, IBM Corporate Citizenship
    • Today’s society, now more than ever, has become dependent on technology. But what happens when the connection is lost, or worse yet, our equipment is destroyed? This last year was a historic year for the devastation caused by natural disasters affecting millions across the United States. Business operations were halted, household routines were disrupted, and communities struggled to rebuild. Our reliance on technology was tested, but also provided innovative ways to save lives and respond faster. This session will share best practices for preparing, lessons learned from social media and other technologies, as well as innovative ways businesses and nonprofits are using technology in disaster management.

Introduced by Michael Chatman

4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wrap-up

  • Mary Wong, President, Listen Learn Care Foundation
  • Michael Chatman, President and CEO, Cape Coral Community Foundation
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Transportation will be available from Old School Square to the hotel for participants staying at the Wyndham.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

We welcome your support of the Difference Makers Leadership Forum and invite you to consider a variety of sponsorship opportunities, each of which features a number of courtesies and benefits.

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Sponsors

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2018 Listen Learn Care Award Recipients

Click here to read the press release

 

If you would like to recognize one of the Listen Learn Care Awards recipients with a congratulatory ad, please click the button below.

Full page @ $500

Half page @ $250

Quarter page @ 125

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Listen Learn Care Foundation