Virtual Conferences That Make a Difference in partnership with Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits


Conferences That Make A Difference ebook: Download this 46-page guide on how to design a learningful conference. Authored by Nancy Bacon and Mark Nilles in 2019, it provides tips and tools to guide you through the four chapters of conference design.

Powerpoint slides (print): Follow along in our session with these slides.

Session placemat (print): We created a one page tool to help you keep your notes in one place. We will be talking more about placemats during the session.


Conference workshop planner (see right)
Workshop scoring guide: Score your workshops or those that you are reviewing
15 minute video for workshop presenters: How to get ready to present
Asynchronous/synchronous info: Here is a short video (4 min) in which I explain this more. Here is a one page tool with the four quadrants mentioned in the video.
More on storytelling: Examples on how to set the narrative for a learning event
Virtual conference reflection: Thoughts after a conference in April 2020
How to staff virtual events: 4 roles to staff for
Tagoras Virtual Conference Report
How to Run a Conference Panel That Isn’t Horrible

Presenter webinar at the RFP kick-off: Slides Recorded webinar. We plant this recording on the conference website so people can watch it anytime. It has led to fewer, better proposals.


January 14, 2021 – new cohort starts for Design for Results: How to create curriculum that leads to change
March 9 & 16, 2021Build a Learning Strategy to Expand Reach, Revenue, and Impact

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How to Design for Action
by Nancy Bacon & Margaret Schulte
January 2020
Download your free copy today

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