Conference Schedule

Wednesday, June 21

1:00pm – 4:00pm
CyberGrants training sessions

4:30pm – 6:30pm
Choice of Chicago outings

6:30pm – 8:30pm
Welcome Reception

Thursday, June 22

8:30am – 5:30pm
All day conference sessions

7:00pm – 10:00pm
Celebration

Friday, June 23

8:30am – 1:00pm
Half day sessions

"Everything was great! I enjoyed getting to know CyberGrants and their other clients."

Conference Agenda

Wednesday Thursday Friday

Wednesday, June 21

1:00 - 2:30 pm

GM Admin Training

Bring your own device for hands on training; we’ll review the basics for the entire system and answer your questions.

EG Admin Training

Bring your own device for hands on training; we’ll review the basics for the entire system and answer your questions.

2:30 - 3:15 pm

Org Vetting

Why organization vetting is important (general overview/ purpose, current legal standards, important considerations, etc.) and how CyberGrants software can help (e.g. using org records, nominations tab).

Ask the Experts Panel (#1)

A panel of CyberGrants pros and power users will discuss a few of their favorite tips/tricks and answer your questions about our products and services.

3:15 - 4:00 pm

2017 Product Enhancements

Learn about the dozens of new features and enhancements we’ve introduced since January ‘17!

E2 Migrations Best Practices

Best Practices for migrating to E2, including implementation process, benefits of the new platform, etc.

4:30 - 6:30 pm

Choice of Architectural Boat Tour, Historic Walking Tour, Historic Bar Tour

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Welcome Reception – Westin’s Riverfront Bar

Thursday, June 22

7:30 - 8:30 am

Breakfast

8:30 - 9:30 am

Building on the Past, Celebrating the Present, Planning for the Future

CyberGrants CEO Mark Layden’s opening remarks, conference overview and business update.

9:30 - 10:30 am

Howard Husock, Keynote Speaker

Howard Husock will bring his unique viewpoints on the notion of scale, the democratization of philanthropy, and changing social norms through the power of an idea.

10:30- 10:45 am

Morning Break (Ask the Experts / Demo Stations Available)

10:45 - 11:45 am

CyberGrants Product Road Map

Chris Battles and Wei-Wei Liu will present our product plans for 2017 and beyond.

11:45 - 12:30 pm

Lunch

12:30 - 1:15 pm

Walmart on Grantmaking

Frictionless Grantmaking: How Walmart Leverages a Combination of Standard and Custom Features to Streamline the Grantmaking Process

Target on Employee Engagement

Driving Employee Engagement through Teamwork and Technology

1:30 - 2:15 pm

CAFA on International Grantmaking

Important Considerations for International Grantmaking – Charities Aid Foundation of America will review legal parameters, IRS regulations, conducting international due diligence, anti-money laundering, anti-terrorism, etc.

Reporting/Measurement Panel Discussion (including our latest Giving Tuesday stats)

Internal and external experts discuss reporting and measurements, led by CyberGrants’ Pete Karns, formerly of IBM/Watson

2:30 - 3:15 pm

CyberGrants Success Stories and Best Practices

CyberGrants leadership will review successful client programs and how they achieved optimal results.

Payments Panel

Deep Dive on Payments – Our team of internal and external experts will examine how payments have evolved, the array of available options, legal and cost considerations, issues/risks, and solutions

3:30 - 4:15 pm

U.S. Bank on Grantmaking

Driving Focus in Grantmaking with New National Platform

Building the Case for Program Expansion

Panel discussion with clients who’ve recently expanded their programming will discuss how they convinced their management and employees to get on board

4:30 - 5:30 pm
(optional)

Client Focus Groups

A great opportunity for your voices to be heard!

Client Focus Groups

A sneak peek and chance to evaluate new CyberGrants offerings.

7:00 - 10:00 pm

“Taste of Chicago in the Sky”

(Meet in lobby at 6:30 for buses)

Friday, June 23

8:00 - 9:00 am

Awards Breakfast

CyberGrants recognizes some of our outstanding clients and employees

9:00 - 9:45 am

BMS on Reporting

Enhanced Transparency into Global Funding Utilizing Standard CyberGrants Reporting Features and Tableau

Morgan Stanley on EE

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CyberGrants Success Stories and Best Practices

CyberGrants leadership will review successful client programs and how they achieved optimal results.

10:00 - 10:45 am

BNY Mellon on Employee Engagement

Maximizing Global Employee Engagement

Noble Energy Migration from JK to CyberGrants

Best Practices for Migrating from Consiva/Easy Match to CyberGrants, Featuring Noble Energy

Ask the Experts Panel (#2)

A panel of CyberGrants pros and power users will discuss a few of their favorite tips/tricks and answer your questions about our products and services.

11:00 - 11:45 am

To be announced

Workplace Volunteering Panel

Panel discussion on how leveraging volunteering can maximize employee engagement, retention, satisfaction, and productivity.

12:00

Boxed Lunches Available

Wednesday Thursday Friday



Also: “Executive Office Hours” will be available throughout the conference. Please email liz.bardetti@cybergrants.com if you would like to schedule time to meet privately with CyberGrants management.

Product Demos/Ask the Experts Stations available at meals and breaks.

A survey for you to select your outing and sessions will be coming late May.

Celebration

“Taste of Chicago in the Sky” – Dinner and networking event on the 99th floor of Chicago’s famous Sears Tower, featuring local delicacies (e.g. Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza, Eli’s cheesecake, and more) and the opportunity to walk outside on The Ledge, 104 stories above the city. http://theskydeck.com/

"Presentations were awesome - especially from peers"

"I thought the conference was fabulous. Hearing from all the leaders, viewing the road map, learning about upcoming enhancements and plans, was all so valuable. It was a great balance of large and small sessions, topics, opportunities to network."

"The product roadmap session was very exciting and encouraging to learn about new enhancements. The final breakout session on charity vetting was amazingly helpful and the speakers did an excellent job with their presentation."

"This was a great conference. Please continue to showcase the best and most creative ways in which the software and services are being used."

Chicago Outings

Choose from the Chicago Architecture Boat Tour on the Chicago River, a walking tour through Chicago’s historic River North neighborhood, or a walking tour of historic local bars.

A survey for you to select your outing and sessions will be coming late May.

Hotel Information

The Westin Chicago River North
320 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 744-1900
http://www.westinchicago.com/
map | directions

To reserve your room at our special conference rate: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/CGUC2017

Please book by May 31 to guarantee your room and rate.

Rate is offered three nights before and after the conference if you’d like to extend your time in Chicago (pending hotel availability).

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the recommended conference attire?

Business casual is suggested, but feel free to wear what’s comfortable for you!

Will I need to rent a car?

No. The Westin River North is easily accessible from the airports via cab or train. You can take the Blue line from O’Hare or the Orange line from Midway directly to the Clark/Lake “el” stop. From there, it’s a few block walk or $5 cab ride to the Westin. http://www.transitchicago.com/

Where should I stay? When do I need to book my hotel?

The conference sessions will take place at the Westin River North in Chicago. We have secured a reduced room rate which you can access at https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/CGUC2017. Rooms must be booked by May 31, 2017. The Westin is also offering the group rate three days before and after the conference, pending availability.

What does the conference registration fee include?

Conference registration includes all sessions, meals and transportation to the Wednesday outings and Thursday evening event.

When does registration close?

Registration closes at midnight on Monday, June 5. This will allow us two weeks to finalize logistics, transportation, meals, etc.

What’s the weather like in Chicago in June?

Typical daytime temperature is in the low 80s, cooling off at night to the low 60s. http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/chicago-il/60608/june-weather/348308?monyr=6/1/2017

Will my CyberGrants team be present?

While some members of the CyberGrants team will be back in Andover and Princeton working hard to make incredible happen, many CyberGrants team members will be attending CGUC.

Do I need to choose my sessions now?

We will be sending out a survey closer to the conference to get head counts for the Wednesday afternoon activities and evening reception. We will also ask which sessions you’re most interested in attending, but final selections can be a “game day decision”.

Who should I inform if I have food allergies, dietary restrictions, or accessibility needs?

Please contact Liz Bardetti who can help make arrangements to meet your needs. liz.bardetti@cybergrants.com

Contact Information

Register today! www.cguc2017.eventbrite.com/

Event Contact
Liz Bardetti, CyberGrants Marketing Director
(978) 289-7895
liz.bardetti@cybergrants.com