Talking Together with Nonprofit Leaders: Making the Switch to Online Events

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

Making the switch – How to transition from in-person to online events

Over night the world went digital. Thousands of events worldwide were cancelled or postponed. However, just because we are all at home it doesn’t mean we should stop growing, innovating or experiencing all the benefits in-person events bring. Simply meet your audience online. Join Blackbaud’s residence event marketing experts to learn first-hand how to successfully pivot your event marketing strategy to an online stage. During this session we will review tips and tricks for a successful webcast audience interaction, negotiation tips for live event cancellations, and all the necessary considerations when making this transition to digital.

Guest Speakers:

Thom Kephart

Thom Kephart has over 15 years’ experience in the field of marketing with 8 of them being directly tied to event marketing development. Thom spent 13 years at Amazon prior to joining the Blackbaud team where he successfully held several roles spanning across the marketing field. Currently, Thom oversees ~225 events a year varying in size & type across the global Blackbaud landscape.  Thom has been a member of the Blackbaud for 2 years.

Kristen Belanger

Kristen Belanger brings over 20 years’ experience to the table with a wide variety of marketing experience spanning across brand, communication and event marketing. Kristen currently oversees Blackbaud’s largest global events which include our annual bbcon event which brings in over 4000 attendees to our live audience and targeting 20,000 for our first digital bbcon gathering. Kristen has been a member of the Blackbaud team for 10 years.

Kristin Mahaffey Foldvik, MBA, CMP, DES

Kristin Foldvik  is a certified meeting professional with experience in both corporate & association meetings. She has planned all aspects of meetings from speaker selectin to negotiation of contracts and all the details in-between. Kristin brings over 20 years’ experience to the table and has been a member of the Blackbaud team for 9 years. 

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Attendees (126)

Addy Marie Cooper

Community Coordinator

Little Steps

Alex Moore

United Way of the Piedmont

Amy Breault

Executive Director

Horry County First Steps

Amy Ellisor

Executive Director

Camp Discovery

Amy Holbert

Chief Executive Officer

Family Connection of SC

Beth De Santis


Fact Forward

Beverly Hutchison

Executive Director/CEO

The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center

Bonita Clemons

Executive Director

South Carolina Community Health Worker Association

Carol Reeves

Executive Director

Just Say Something

Cary Plummer

Executive Director


Catherine Puckett

Program Director

Nonprofit Alliance

Cecilia Meggs

Executive Director

Lighthouse Ministries

Christine DeMint

Development Director

Greenville Symphony Orchestra

Clint Hankinson

Director of Marketing & Business Development


Craig Currey

Chief Executive Officer

Midlands Housing Alliance/Transitions

Dan Daniel

Director of Development and Communications

Charleston Parks Conservancy

Dana McConnell

Executive Director

Center for Developmental Services

David Laird

Serve and Connect

David Platts

South Carolina Arts Commission

Dean Hybl

Executive Director

Ten at the Top

Debbie Cooper

Director of Donor Services

Community Foundation of Greenville

Debbie Nelson

President and Founder

DNA Creative Communications

Dolly Patton

Executive Director

Saluda Shoals Foundation

Donn Mack

Executive Director

South Carolina Community Health Worker Association

Dorothea Bernique

Executive Director

Increasing H.O.P.E Financial Training Center

Emily Hoisington


Charleston Hope

Emily Miller

Executive Director

Children's Advocacy Center of Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union Counties

Emily Parrish

Executive Director

Children's Attention Home

Erin Hall

Chief Development Officer

Hopeful Horizons

Glaydeane Lee

Executive Director

Cancer Association of Spartanburg

Hugh Armstrong

Vice President

Staying Connected

Jacquie Atkins

Executive Director

Life Resources

Jaime Dailey-Vergara

Director of Marketing & Communications

United Way of the Lowcountry

Jamie Moon


Institute for Child Success

John Boyle


Trident United Way

Karen Oliver

ECAC Program Manager

United Way of the Midlands

Kathy Jackson

New Business Development


Katie Zimmerman

Executive Director

Charleston Moves

Kendall Biga

Program Coordinator

Charleston Hope

Kim Atchley

Director of Communications

Spartanburg Academic Movement

Langley Shealy

Steering Committee

SC Grantmakers Network

Laryn Weaver

Executive Director

Greenville Area Parkinson Society

Lauren Gellatly

Director of Operations

Lowcountry Local First

LaVanda Brown

Executive Director

YWCA Greater Charleston

Lesa Kastler

The Community Foundation of Greenville

Leslie Lee

Executive Director

Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County

Leslie Wade

Community Programs Director

Charleston Parks Conservancy

Lili Coleman

Executive Director

Second Helpings, Inc.

Lorraine Chow

Communications Specialist

South Carolina Environmental Law Project

Luanne Rodgers

Chief Philanthropy and Mission Advancement Officer

Windwood Family Services

Madison Anderson

Director Development

Pattison's Academy

Maggie Kalergis

Donor Relations Manager

Lowcountry Land Trust

Marie-Louise Moreto


Mount Pleasant Community Arts Center Committee

Martha Strickland

4K State Director

South Carolina First Steps

Matt Rosebrock

Business Development Manager

Charleston County Parks Foundation

Norma Jean Suarez

Executive Director

Unity Health on Main

Phillip Clark

Associate Director

Just Say Something

Rachael Fulmer

SC Business Developer

Lutheran Services Carolinas

Regina Eargle

Program Coordinator

Newberry County First Steps

Sallie Harrell

The Health Services District of Kershaw County

Sandy Milliken

Executive Director

Staying Connected

Shelby Villnow

Public Relations Specialist


Stephanie Barrow

Relationship Manager

Trio Solutions

Tara L. Burgess

Director, Finance & Grants

Children's Attention Home

Tatjana Beylotte

Executive Director

Charleston Jazz

Taylor Ion

Account Manager


Tina Gills

Development Director

Richland Library

59 Other Registered Attendees

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