EMPOWERED…to GO forward

July 27-29, 2021

Our annual user conference, EMPOWERED, is designed to provide invaluable information to optimize the capabilities of akoyaGO. The event includes live sessions, user groups, Q&A, and guest speakers. Join us as we explore the full potential of akoyaGO and help maximize your system for optimal giving, efficiency, and ease-of-use. 

Full conference schedule is available now!

Click the link below to view the full EMPOWERED 2021 schedule! All registrants will have access to enroll in their desired courses on Wednesday, June 30 at 12pm central time. You must be registered to gain access to these courses — so register today! 

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Keynote: The Future of Philanthropy

Wednesday, July 28 – 1:15-2:00PM CDT

We are honored to announce Steve Joul, President and CEO of CommunityGiving, as one of our keynote speakers this year. With rich history and expertise supporting community foundations, Steve offers an insightful perspective as well as his strategic vision for philanthropy.

It Doesn’t Matter How Much Money is in the Checking Account

Tuesday, July 27 – 2:30-3:15PM CDT

This session, presented by Jason Wade, CPA and principal with Condon, Hecht, Bisher, Wade & Co., P.C., is designed to address common errors and issues with fund accounting and answer questions around rebalancing, fees, pools, audits, and more. Jason advises a variety of industries with an emphasis on non-profit organizations, focusing on accounting, auditing, and taxation.

Drowning in Paperwork, Distracted from Purpose

Wednesday, July 28 – 11:00-11:45AM CDT

Drawing on 25 years of experience, Kim Foster provides guidance to refine and improve process and data use for foundations and nonprofit organizations to best navigate the ever-changing legal and tax obligation landscape. Kim will challenge us to streamline the grant process for the mutual benefit of grant-seekers and -makers. From process and form development to review and reporting, you will identify clear steps to take to improve the experience overall. 

The Value of Visualization

Wednesday, July 28 – 12:00-12:45PM CDT


In this session, Kelly Matti, System Project Manager for Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, will teach us how views, reports, and Power BI dashboards smooth processes and ease decision-making. In partnership with Bromelkamp, the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has used various aspects of akoyaGO to display their data so they can take clear action. 

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