Nonprofit Communicators Workshop: What Should We Expect from a Web Redesign? 15 Things to Know

Date: Nov 28, 2017
Time: 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Wilder Center
451 Lexington Pkwy. N., St. Paul

Fee: $45 for MCN/IABC members / $65 for nonmembers Register Now!

A web redesign can feel like an overwhelming project. How do you know if you're ready for a web redesign? How do you win over your board and budget for website needs? What can you expect when working with a developer? In this session, a nonprofit tech strategist, a web developer, and a nonprofit practitioner who recently worked on a web redesign will come together to offer their insight. You’ll leave this session with knowledge about who is involved, what to look for and how to start the process.

This workshop is part of the 2017 Nonprofit Communicator Workshop Series, Is This Thing On? Amplifying your Message.

To achieve your mission, you need your messages to be heard. But the information you send out travels in many directions. How can you shape and curate your content for the multitude of stakeholders you’d like to reach? Are your communications methods current? Are they effective in achieving your goals and meeting your audience’s needs? Your communication mediums carry your message, so making sure they’re turned on–and up–is key.

Is This Thing On? Amplifying your Message, the 2017 Nonprofit Communicators Workshop Series, aims to help you extend your communications range while engaging current and future supporters. This series of four workshops, presented by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and the Minnesota chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators, will explore ways to expand beyond your existing audiences to move your mission forward.

Series Workshops

How Do I #Tweet This? Messaging for Multiple Platforms, October 31
How Do I Turn Words into Action? Stories from the Field, November 7
What’s Trending in Social Media? Get Heckin’ Active, November 21
What Should We Expect from a Web Redesign? 15 Things to Know, November 28

You can register for this single session in the series by clicking on the above Register Now button, or you register for the entire series of four workshops and save up to $30! The series is $150 for all four workshops for MCN and IABC members/$240 for all four workshops for nonmembers.

Principles & Practices

This event will address the following practices:

  • EVAL 4: An organization’s measurement systems should be practical and useful to improve ongoing processes, activities and results.
  • PLAN 4: Plans should align with the organization’s mission, vision and values.
  • PLAN 7: Organizations should create plans with evaluation in mind, assessing what processes and goals they intend to use and how they will measure their successful completion.

Event Details

Food: Coffee, tea and water will be provided. Feel free to bring your own snack.

Parking: Plenty of free parking is available in the Wilder parking lot.

Transit: Plan your trip via Metro Transit.

About the Presenters

Scott AndersonScott Anderson has been a web professional since 1996, working in a variety of industries including nonprofits, publishing, travel, e-commerce and client services. In 2008 he established Room 34 Creative Services as a way to focus on working with clients whose work makes a positive difference in the world, especially nonprofits and cooperatives committed to environmental sustainability and social progress. Scott believes in using the Internet as a tool for empowerment and engagement, and achieving these aims through easy-to-use content management systems and responsive design for mobile devices.

Karen GrahamKaren Graham is a sought-after speaker, trainer, writer and consultant with expertise in technology leadership and innovation, nonprofit software and digital strategy. As Idealware’s executive director she leads a team of researchers, presenters and writers who create impartial, thorough, and practical technology information resources designed to help nonprofit leaders put their vision into action. Her past experience includes leading the technology consulting services and nonprofit technology learning and networking programs at MAP for Nonprofits, helping to build the nonprofit CRM/database solution provider thedatabank from a startup to a thriving software company, and various roles in arts and human services organizations. She holds an M.B.A. in nonprofit management from the University of St. Thomas.

Brooke ThomsonBrooke Thomson is the development and communications director at the Annex Teen Clinic, where she is responsible for all development initiatives, social media, marketing, communication and volunteer management. Brooke has a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Minnesota, and a master’s in nonprofit management from Hamline University. She is passionate about healthy youth development and helping nonprofits thrive.

Nonprofit Communicators Workshops Series Planning Committee

Juliana Anderson Wilkins, COMPAS; Karina Carlson, University of Minnesota Foundation; Sarah Crumrine, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits; Madeline Graham, Significant Digits; Annette Hanley, Minnesota State Bar Association; Shannon McCarville, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits; Laura Mortenson Minnesota Budget Project; Mónica Nadal, Pollen; Alyssa Scott, jabber logic; Brooke Thomson, Annex Teen Clinic; Hannah VanSant-Ouellette, MCN AmeriCorps VISTA; Amy Wartick, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota; and Austin Wiebe, CLUES

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