We’re presenting back-to-back double-headers at the Nonprofit Technology Network Conference in D.C. and Grant Managers Network Conference in San Diego. We’ll be sharing insights on Branding, UX, Design for Mobile and Data Visualization to help nonprofits deliver more effective brand experiences.

2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference

March 13th 2014 – March 15th 2014, Washington, D.C.

Better User Experiences: From Brand Strategy to Online Execution

Session Time: Friday, March 14th, 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Session Hashtag: #14NTCbrand
Session Description: Brand strategy built on the values that drive your nonprofit is essential to making sure everyone on the inside is communicating effectively. But how do you translate your ideals into a powerful user experience that connects people on the outside to your cause? And what about designing technical solutions that not only power your site, but also support and strengthen your organization’s culture and operations?   In this panel discussion, experts from Big Duck and Matthew Schwartz Design Studio will show you how to create a connective thread, from brand strategy to online execution, by building a brand from within, and designing interactive experiences that turn users into advocates.
Session Moderator: Joleen Ong, NTEN
Session Speakers: Niki Hammond and Matthew Schwartz, Constructive; Sarah Durham and Farra Trompeter, Big Duck

Make it Mobile!

Session Time: Saturday, March 15th, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Session Description: Want your message to reach people on the go? This panel discussion will give you the low-down on the pros and cons of mobile apps vs. responsive design, and walk you through the process of ensuring that your website is mobile-device friendly. Whether you’re launching a new project or trying to retrofit an existing site, you’ll come away from this session with a clearer picture of the path ahead.
Session Hashtag: #14NTCmobL
Session Speakers: Niki Hammond, Constructive; Tim Arnold, Beaconfire Consulting

Grants Managers Network 9th Annual Conference

March 17th, 2014 – March 19th, 2014; San Diego, CA

The Strategic Foundations of Effective Nonprofit Websites

Session Time: March 17th, 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Session Description: Does your nonprofit’s website do a poor job of communicating your mission, educating audiences about the key issues, showcasing your impact and generating support? Are you flooded with questions from people about information that’s already on your site? Is your site incredibly hard to update and an operational drain? In this session, Constructive Founder and Director of Strategy will be sharing insights on how to apply the 4 strategic foundations for delivering more effective, mission-driven user experiences that help nonprofits engage audiences, strengthen their brand and achieve greater impact.
Session Speakers: Matthew Schwartz, Constructive

No More Noise! Communicating Data With Clarity and Purpose

Session Time: March 18th, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Session Description: Nonprofits are awash in data, increasingly relying on it to make their case and influence audiences to make choices. But how do you make metrics more accessible and foster more informed decisions? How do you use cold, hard facts to connect the head and the heart to create a shared understanding that inspires action? Learn the fundamentals of good data design and how to put your numbers to work supporting both you and your grantees.
Session Speakers: Matthew Schwartz, Constructive