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Getting the Job Done: Nonprofit Events with a Small Staff

About this event

The Value of Quality

This panel will tackle how nonprofits can run successful events without needing a huge team. Building an effective team isn't rocket science but requires a lot of careful planning and attention to detail. What qualities should your nonprofits look at when forming their events team? How should these teams be structured, and what challenges may arise along the way? Find out here as we sit down with some industry experts in the fields of nonprofit management and event organization.

Meet the Panelists

Jessica Payne, Founder at Mockingbird Analytics

Jessica Payne is the Founder of Mockingbird Analytics and Mockingbird Incubator, a consulting agency and nonprofit dedicated to helping mission-driven organizations scale their growth through fundraising, tech, and data. Prior to founding Mockingbird Jessica worked for Mayor Villaraigosa's Gang Reduction and Youth Development Office, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, and CASA of Los Angeles as a researcher, outcomes specialist, and evaluation analyst.

Samantha Swaim, Founder at Swaim Strategies

Samantha Swaim has more than 20 years of event planning and fundraising expertise. She founded Swaim Strategies, a fundraising event consultancy, in 2004, working internationally with nonprofit organizations to produce impactful events that move missions forward. Samantha is the co-author of “Planning a Successful Major Donor Event” and the founder of the annual Elevate fundraising event conference. She is an expert in both virtual and hybrid event formats and has a mission to support nonprofits in elevating their impact through events.

Geng Wang, CEO & Co-Founder at Civic Champs

Geng Wang is the CEO and co-founder of Civic Champs, the most intuitive and impactful volunteer management platform for nonprofits and their champions. Prior to Civic Champs, he was the co-founder of two other startup companies, Rent Jungle (an apartment search engine) and Community Elf (a social media management agency) which were sold in 2014 and 2017 respectively. He also spent time advising Fortune 500 executives as a consultant at McKinsey & Company.

What will be discussed?

  • What individual qualities should nonprofits look at when forming a successful events team?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of choosing to go with a smaller-sized team?
  • How has COVID changed event management and planning?

Who should attend?

While we firmly believe that anyone in the nonprofit sector could benefit from learning and thinking about how to run events with smaller-sized teams, program and events managers will find this panel the most pertinent.

Earn 20 Cause Coins Today!

When you register and join us live you will earn 20 Cause Coins which can be redeemed for discounts on software for mission-driven businesses and free consultations with industry experts! Learn more about Cause Coins and join NXUnite here.

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Hosted by

  • Team member
    Colleen Carroll Content Publishing Coordinator @ Nexus Marketing

  • Guest speaker
    Geng Wang CEO & Co-founder @ Civic Champs

  • Team member
    Team NXUnite NXUnite

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  • Guest speaker
    Jessica Payne Founder @ Mockingbird Analytics

  • Guest speaker
    Samantha Swaim Founder @ Swaim Strategies


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