bbcon 2014 – Are You Going?

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bbcon is fast approaching! If you are attending (or are still lobbying your boss for the green light to go), here’s a quick whip of the event, how The Connected Cause is participating and where you can see Firefly in action!

Location

bbcon 2014 will be held in the boot scootin’ town of Nashville, Tennessee! The conference takes place at the Gaylord Complex and is located near some of the local sights, including The Grand Ol’ Opry. We hope to go outside at least once per day to take in a few touristy-type spots.

Exhibit Hall

This is where a lot of the action is – look for tables hosted by service partners like Firefly, vendors and the full array of Blackbaud tools. The exhibit hall has discrete open times, so come on through and make some new friends.
**Find Firefly: We’ll be at booth #532. We have answers to your digital questions…and candy. (We know our nonprofit audience!)

Sessions

bbcon’s value to an accidental techie is realized though the education component of the conference. You’ll find sessions on everything from the 2015 Luminate Online Road Map to deep dives on fundraising and data management. If you’ve come with a work pal – divide and conquer. We always leave bbcon having learned some new tricks to bring back to our full team.
** Find Firefly: Firefly has a super session this year: Make TeamRaiser Dance (An Open Q & A). We’ll have a panel of client, technical and strategic experts who are eager to answer your questions and show examples of high-performing Peer-to-Peer Campaigns. See you on Tuesday 10/7 from 1:45 – 3:00 PM!

Party Down

Yes, nonprofit folks do know the value of cutting loose when they are out of town! We’ve had our share of late nights on the dance floor over the years and are looking forward to the array of night-time entertainment options. From cocktail parties to C & W concerts – there’s a bit of fun to be had.
**Find Firefly: We are pleased to invite you to our 2014 bbcon Happy Hour! This year we are hosting a Happy Hour with two of our favorite Blackbaud Certified Solutions Providers – Mysamaris and HJC. We’ll be in the press box at Fuse (right inside the Gaylord) on Tuesday 10/7 from 4:30 – 6:30. Join us for some pre-concert drinks and light apps.

Social Media

Not attending bbcon this year? Never fear, you can still follow along with the rest of us on Twitter! Be sure to follow the #bbcon hashtag to snag tidbits from all of this years presentations:


We’re really looking forward to meeting YOU so please swing by booth #532, hit up our session, mingle at our happy hour or tweet with us through the event using #bbcon. Let’s make this a bbcon to remember! Got tips for getting the most out of an event like bbcon? Add them in the comments below!

Maureen Wallbeoff

About Maureen Wallbeoff

Maureen Wallbeoff, Vice President at Firefly Partners, began her nonprofit career with Planned Parenthood of Connecticut. Over her 16 year tenure, she rose from clinic assistant to the Director of e-Business for the organization. She possesses more than a decade of online campaign development and project management, along with a deep understanding of the strategic business needs of the nonprofit sector. Maureen works closely with nonprofits and thought leaders in today’s online engagement spaces, creating win/win solutions that work. A skilled presenter and facilitator, Maureen loves to bring people together to have authentic conversations that create consensus within an organization.

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