#Empower2023: The Future of Work

Half-day Annual Virtual Conference for Nonprofits & Charities

12PM EST, January 25th, 2023

Co-Hosted by

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About #Empower2023

#Empower2023 is a half-day, annual virtual conference dedicated to nonprofits and registered charities, both small and large, to help them be empowered to scale their mission. With sessions dedicated to the Future of Work - Boundaryless, Experience-Rich, and Possibility - #Empower2023 aims to ensure that nonprofits and charities have the knowledge they need to achieve their goals and objectives. 

 

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Boundaryless

To empower nonprofits and charities to thrive in the age of hybrid work where all stakeholders expect to interact and work with each other from anywhere without constraints, having the right set of technologies is not optional. It's a must.

Experience-Rich

When so many organizations compete for attention, experience is the currency. Quality is now a table stake and the experience you provide is and should be your differentiator. For nonprofits, the experience you want to curate is two-fold: 1) experience for your internal stakeholders (i.e., employees and volunteers) and external stakeholders (i.e., donors).

Possibility

With ever fast-changing, fast-evolving technologies, we are quite close to being able to interact, communicate, collaborate, have fun together in the Metaverse. Being in the technology industry, we are closely watching, evaluating, and playing with the shiniest and newest technologies. Join our sister company LineZero’s Principal of Digital Strategy as we chat about the newest and shiniest about the Metaverse and how nonprofits and charities can use it to advance their cause now and in the future.

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Win one of seven special complimentary engagements*!

Our mission is to help organizations, like yours, unlock their digital future. You have the chance to win one of seven special complimentary engagements* as our gift to you! So, you can feel empowered and bring new ideas back to your organization. Each engagement will have one winner. The last day to participate in the draw is Friday, February 3rd, 2023.

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#Empower2023 Schedule

Click on any of the links below to learn more about each session for:

Executive Directors & CEOs          IT Professionals           Anyone interested in emerging technologies

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Creating immersive experiences
for the Future of Work, together.

Why should nonprofits and charities attend #Empower?

#Empower is our biggest annual give-back initiative for nonprofits and charities. As a brief history of #Empower, we came up with this virtual event idea in 2019, with the aim of helping people working in the charity sector. 

Since attending in-person conferences can be quite costly and not all organizations can afford to send many people, we thought of helping nonprofits and charities in our own, unique way.  This virtual event is completely complimentary, and our way of empowering nonprofits and charities to further their missions.

#Empower2022 had 2,608 registrants

from 2,128 different organizations.

The sessions were informative and beneficial in my roles within various nonprofits. I enjoyed the data combined with the concepts and tech tools presented. The keynote was thought-provoking and truly fit with the theme of reimagining how we operate nonprofits. I'm looking forward to next years conference!

The conference was well organized and delivered. I appreciated the workshop structure along with the actionable tips and tools received - all of which nonprofit need. I will definitely be in attendance again and again. Congratulations to the entire team who coordinated and delivered the conference, well done!

This was my first virtual conference. At first, I thought it was a crazy idea but after attending, it was fantastic with pertinent and relevant information. I will definitely attend more in the future. Thanks, well done!

Thank you for the variety of excellent sessions offered. It was an excellent learning opportunity for me and will benefit me in my role as a board member (ideas, issues to raise, tools available, etc).

This venue is truly appreciated and well done, from being nonprofit to the pandemic, THANK YOU!

Conference was easy to follow, topics were very good, and overall, a really nice experience. Information related to the conference that was sent to me prior to and the day of was helpful. Excellent job!

Conference was great, as a newbie in fundraising sector I learn a lot about role of technology in Fundraising. I learn about new tech innovation like accepting Crypto and NFTs as donation. It was truly empowering to know how technology can enhance and make many fundraising goals possible. Thank you for hosting.

I only got to attend a few workshops, but they were great! With a busy season of work, I am glad workshops will be available for viewing later. Thanks!

Conference was easy to follow, topics were very good, and overall, a really nice experience. Information related to the conference that was sent to me prior to and the day of was helpful. Excellent job!

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We invite you to the Future of Work!

The age of technology has transformed the way we live, and the workplace is no exception. The traditional 9-5 job is becoming a thing of the past, as more and more people are working remotely or flexibly. And as our world continues to change, the Future of Work will continue to evolve.The theme for #Empower2023, our annual virtual conference for nonprofits and charities, is the Future of Work. Our goal is to empower you to thrive in this ever-changing world of work so that you can scale your mission. 
 
  • Future of work is boundaryless. We are not going to be limited by physical spaces.
  • Future of work is experience-rich. We humans seek good experience in our lives and we deserve it.
  • Future of work is possibility. We have endless possibility in front of us with technological advancement.

#Empower2023 Sessions

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Sessions Designed for Executives and CEOs

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A Technology Framework and Roadmap for Nonprofits

Every executive understands the importance and necessity of technology in achieving organizational objectives. One of the key challenges is not knowing what the right ones are for your organization and how to prioritize them.

The House is a modern IT framework designed to give you a simple and clear view of your technology landscape and to reveal gaps between your organization’s objectives and your technology capabilities. It can help you avoid redundancy, overspend, and security breaches.

If you have a board of directors, creating a roadmap and business case can help you present your case for technology investment and make sure everyone is aligned.

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Time: 12:00-12:30pm ET
Location: Microsoft Teams Live Event


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Jaime McMahon

 
Boundaryless Communications for the Era of Hybrid Work

Good team collaboration can often spark creativity and inspiration and boost productivity yet many organizations are finding this challenging in the era of hybrid work.

Join Tony to learn how organizations integrate Microsoft Teams with both SharePoint and OneDrive to create a single platform for a more collaborative and seamless end-user experience.  

The SharePoint application allows organizations to share and manage content in real-time to empower teamwork. OneDrive allows users to store personal files in the cloud, share them with others, and access them from any device connected to the Internet. Microsoft Teams brings them all together into a single seamless platform

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Time: 12:30-1:00pm ET
Location
: Microsoft Teams Live Event


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Tony Caporaletti

 

Amp Up Your Fundraising with Microsoft Power Apps

Enable your organization by unleashing the true power in your systems. Join Irina to see how Microsoft Power Apps can quickly provision customized applications for your specific needs with prebuilt templates, drag-and-drop simplicity, and quick deployment.

Specially designed off-the-shelf nonprofit accelerator solutions will allow you to deploy nonprofit-ready versions of Microsoft's standard solutions such as Dynamics 365 to easily meet your fundraising and donor management needs. Nonprofit industry solutions are built on the nonprofit common data model (CDM) for ease of deployment.

Increase your organization's agility by rapidly building low-code apps to modernize processes and solve tough challenges

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Time: 1:00-1:30pm ET
Location: Microsoft Teams Live Event


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Irina Kon

Productivity for All: Improve Employee Experience with the Right Tools (Introduction to Microsoft Viva)

For modern organizations, technology and workplace tools are the new workplace. As such, they’re becoming central to attracting and retaining new talent, fostering workplace culture, enabling productivity, and more.  

If you are using Microsoft 365, you may already have access to Microsoft Viva. Join Joy to explore how the five core modules of Viva - Insights, Learning, Topics, Connections, and Goals - can help leaders improve end user experience. Envision how it can accelerate your mission today and in the future.

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Time: 1:30-2:00pm ET
Location: Microsoft Teams Live Event


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Joy Fajardo

Efficient Fundraising and Volunteer Management with Microsoft Cloud for Nonprofit

Many organizations are already familiar with standardized Microsoft solutions like Office 365, Teams and Dynamics. Learn how you can easily apply customizations designed for nonprofits to your existing Microsoft products to simplify your processes, secure your data, create seamless donor and volunteer engagement, and create outstanding fundraising experiences.

Microsoft Cloud for Nonprofit connects the capabilities of Microsoft solutions to the most common nonprofit organizational scenarios and allows nonprofits to realize the true value of their data to accelerate mission outcomes.

Learn how Microsoft nonprofit offers and programs can help you to improve your impact in your community, effectively grow engagement across staff, volunteers, and donors, and adapt to remote work and service delivery, economic challenges and vulnerability to cyberattacks.

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Time: 2:00-2:30pm ET
Location: Microsoft Teams Live Event


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Allie Lemieux

 

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Corey Reyneker

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Sessions Designed for IT Professionals

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A Technology Framework and Roadmap for Nonprofits

Your technology should be an asset to advance your mission, not a liability. 

Learn the importance of building a technology roadmap to plan and outline the technology changes that your organization needs to make to achieve your mission objectives. By applying a technology framework through a set of guidelines, methodologies and standards, your organization can manage and govern the technology aspects of the required implementations

Create a bird's-eye view of your technology requirements, map out your path forward, and use the right technology to bring your IT capabilities into alignment with your vision and goals.  

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Time: 12:00-12:30pm ET
Location
: Microsoft Teams Live Event


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Peter Bagley

 

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Microsoft Licensing for Nonprofits: Cost Efficient Ways to Use Microsoft Technologies

Many nonprofit and charity organizations qualify for grants and discounts for Microsoft products. Join Joy to learn what Microsoft 365 has to offer.

Learn how Microsoft 365 can help you do more with less. Microsoft 365 brings together office applications, cloud services, and advanced security. This integrated cloud-based solution can modernize your environment and help your organization save costs by removing redundant products, streamlining processes, and improving communication and collaboration. 

We'll explore different license levels so you can determine the best fit for your needs.

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Time: 12:30-1:00pm ET
Location
: Microsoft Teams Live Event


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Joy Fajardo

 

Windows 365 Cloud PC for the Hybrid Workplace

Gain a comprehensive understanding of Windows 365, a cloud service that delivers a new way to experience Windows 10 or Windows 11. Learn how it can enable secure Cloud PCs anywhere, even on personal devices. 

Stream personalized apps, settings, and content from the Microsoft cloud to any operating system. Simplify and accelerate onboarding and offboarding for elastic workforces. Focus on the work you do, not when and where you do it.

You will learn how Windows 365 can alleviate concerns and challenges you now face because of hybrid work, enhanced security needs, and remote operations.

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Time: 1:00-1:30pm ET
Location
: Microsoft Teams Live Event


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Bill Kastner

 

AI Based, Smart Cybersecurity is the Smartest Investment for Nonprofits

If your organization processes monetary transactions or maintains confidential data, you are a target for cybercriminals.

Many organizations have alarm systems for their physical assets such as their offices. An alarm system for your digital assets can reduce your risks when it comes to cyberattacks on your computer networks and systems.

Learn how Alarm Guardian, a 24 x 7 x 365 managed cybersecurity solution, can act as your Security Operations Centre and constantly monitor your digital environment for potential threats. Alarm Guardian uses artificial intelligence to proactively monitor alerts, to distinguish between false positives and legitimate threats, and to take proactive action to close cybersecurity gaps.

Secure your digital assets so you can rest easy and focus on enabling your mission and goals.

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Time: 1:30-2:00pm ET
Location
: Microsoft Teams Live Event


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Making Your Data Digestible

Multiple types and sources of data can present challenges for nonprofits and charities. Rather than relying on manual cutting and pasting and complex spreadsheets, you can create a single source of truth and get real-time information.

Explore how data warehouses and data lakes can tranform your data analytics by ingesting structured, semi-structured or unstructured data. See how Power BI can provide intuitive reports with interactive charts, graphs and tables. Level up your data practices with a simple 3-step journey: discovery - pilot - continuous improvement.

Empower your organization with current data for strategic decisions.

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Time: 2:00-2:30pm ET
Location
: Microsoft Teams Live Event


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Scott Sugar

 

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Sessions Designed for Anyone Interested in Emerging Technologies

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Immersive Ways to Collaborate using Horizon Workrooms
Explore Horizon Workrooms, a virtual space that enables teams to collaborate and work together like never before. Whether you're a business leader, a team manager, or a virtual reality enthusiast, this session will provide a brief introduction to Horizon Workrooms and the hybrid capabilities of the Metaverse.

Join Jack in Horizon Workrooms as he introduces the core features of the virtual space and discusses the various ways it can be used to enhance collaboration. From brainstorming ideas to developing strategies and sharing documents, Horizon Workrooms provides a variety of tools to help your team stay connected, productive, and organized. Feel truly present with your colleagues and get more done with cutting-edge collaboration tools.

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Time: 2:30-2:45pm ET
Location
: Teams Live Event


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Jack Hamwi

 

A Fireside Chat on All Things for the Corporate Metaverse

A fireside chat on all things for the corporate Metaverse. Join us and let your mind freely wonder and imagine how you may leverage virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) to engage with your audience.

We stand on the brink of the next fundamental change in computing platforms - a world in which we don’t just connect on different screens and devices, but in different realities. The future of work starts now and it will bring new possibilities across screens, devices, and realities. It will increase our feelings of presence, productivity, autonomy and belonging.

Join our partners, Meta and LineZero, in this fascinating, forward-looking, and thought-provoking conversation! It's important that organizations do everything in their power right now to lay the foundations for the future.

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Time: 2:45-3:15pm ET
Location
: Teams Live Event


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Speaker

Greg Sugar