Let/'s remember to remind presenters that as opposed to CiviCON, we are specifically targeting Evaluators and Users / Administrators. As much as possible, we want to provide information that is relevant to these three audiences.
Accounting Integration - Brian Shaughnessy, Lighthouse Consulting & Design
The ability to effectively collect, record, report, and export financial data is essential to the daily operation of organizations. In recent versions, CiviCRM has added new functionality to provide support for different bookkeeping methods and accounting-related configuration options. In this session we will:
- review new support for accrual based accounting
- review new CiviContribute component features
- review 3rd party extensions that support added functionality for accounting
Databases, We all got 'em, We all need 'em, What are we going to do with them? - Bruce Thompson, Kilakwa Associates
How CiviCRM can bring your organization's various data sources into a effective, manageable system to streamline your data and help your organization succeed.
Real Users in the Real World - TBD, panel discussion
Panel discussion featuring experienced CiviCRM user and their impressions and experiences with CiviCRM.
Improving CiviCRM with extensions - Jon Goldberg, Megaphone Technology Consulting
CiviCRM's functionality can be modified by the use of programming packages - extensions - that are not a part of the core product. We'll cover how that works; how they are developed, distributed and maintained; and give some examples of the neat kinds of things that can be done with them.
The Main Event: Using CiviEvent for all your event needs Dana Skallman, Tadpole Collective
In this session we will explore how CiviEvent can be used to meet your organizational needs in having a history of events that your contacts have engaged with your organization. We will explore the types of events, features and ways to extend and integrate CiviEvent.
Using Prospect Research and CiviCRM to Make the Right Ask Every Time
Prospect research allows you to learn about what’s really important to your donors and prospective donors, and gives you the ability make good decisions about appropriate giving opportunity levels for each prospect. We’ll cover what kind of information is available using the premier prospect research tool DonorSearch, and how to use that information. We’ll also debut the new CiviCRM DonorSearch extension, which allows you integrate your external prospect research with your own internal data to make the right ask every time.