Kickstart your member portal

CiviCRM can be installed on Joomla, Drupal or WordPress popular and widely used open source content management systems (CMS). In this session, we will do an overview and demo of how a member portal can be started using WordPress. This will allow for the ability to do things like providing a login to members to view member only content, update their profile and see a history of their interactions with your organization.

Speaker: Dana Skallman


Peer-to-peer giving with CiviCRM: three ways to do it

CiviCRM offers a feature called “Personal Campaign Pages”, which allow your organization’s supporters to set up a special donation or event page to recruit their friends, neighbors, and colleagues to participate.

Configuring anything in CiviCRM involves a lot of choices, and setting up personal campaign pages involves an especially large number of them, including the action your supporters will be asking their friends to take, the options presented to your supporters and their friends, and the appearance of the page itself. This session will include discussion of these general decisions as well as a step-by-step demonstration of setting up personal contribution pages.

Speaker: Andrew Hunt

Duplicate Bootcamp – Double the Fun!

This workshop will not prevent duplicate records. It will give you tools for finding and managing them.

Acknowledging that, we’ll look at the way that dedupe rules are marked in CiviCRM: unsupervised, supervised, and general. We’ll play with creating rules for all occasions and work as a group to find solutions to your specific duplicate-management problems.

Speaker: Andrew Hunt

Sidenote: Duplicate records are a very personal matter for Andrew: he attended high school with another Andrew Hunt, and he insists they are not the same person.

Email Deliverbility and You

How to manage bulk emails within CiviCRM without being a spammer.

What you can do to prevent being blacklisted and maximize your deliverability.

We will go over different aspects of list management, email authentication, why good emails go to spam, and what to do if you get blacklisted.

Chris Tuttle: How data can help your org break through the digital noise

We are so thrilled that Chris Tuttle, Director of Communication at GLSEN, agreed to be the keynote speaker at the inaugural CiviCRM day at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference 2018 in New Orleans.

The conference takes place April 11 – 13 and starts out with the pre-conference days, among them this year for the first time CiviCRM, taking place on April 10, 2018.

Many of us also know Chris Tuttle as an extraordinary trainer at Idealware and a popular presenter at NTC. If you never met him start following his most helpful Twitter feed regarding digital communications.

During his keynote, Chris Tuttle will share insights on the unique opportunities for nonprofits in the age of the information economy.

As nonprofit’s access to data, ability to manage it, and ultimately understand data becomes more accessible, organizations will be able to use this information to more effectively impact their mission, from breaking through the noise on social media to creating complex cultivation paths that drive social media followers into monthly donors, and far beyond.

Chris Tuttle has nearly 20 years of experience working within and consulting for nonprofit organizations developing online strategies to increase constituent engagement, including website development, online marketing, email communications, social media, advocacy, and multichannel fundraising campaigns. Some of the campaigns Chris has had the privilege to help develop include: the Day of Silence, a national anti-bullying campaign involving over half a million students in over 5,000 K-12 schools annually; Great Apes Giving Day, an annual giving day that’s raised more than half a million for great apes conservation; Student Organizing Dot Org, an online social network of 40,000 student organizers; curriculum, trainings, and webinars for more than 5,000 people on all things digital engagement from social media best practices to online organizing and campaign development to digital analytics. After launching Tuttle Communications in 2012, Chris returned to his career roots at GLSEN ( as the Director of Communications. Chris continues to teach as an expert trainer for Idealware and NeighborWorks. But most importantly Chris still plays with LEGO, jigsaw puzzles, and does a fairly good Kermit The Frog imitation if you buy him a drink.