As a Not-for-Profit organisation, your employees and volunteers are hard at work to drive social impact, even more so with the unprecedented circumstances in the last two years. Microsoft’s technologies played a pivotal role for not-for-profits so it can continue to serve our communities even while working remotely.

To assist with helping your not-for-profit maximise your Microsoft technology investments and help you address challenges around your key priorities such as managing volunteers, grants, and funds, driving insights, and accelerating workplace modernisation, came about Thrive 2022.

Thrive 2022 is Professional Advantage’s first ever not-for-profit multi-tech weekly webinar series that aims to help your not-for-profit thrive and reimagine how you deliver more significant social impact by using Microsoft solutions to its full potential.

This once-a-week live webinar series will run for the whole month of August and features keynote presentations, live demonstrations, and real-life success stories on the latest information around volunteer management and engagement, financial management, process automation, and reporting. The webinar tackles timely not-for-profit topics, issues, and research for everyone, whether you’re working in your not-for-profit organisation's finance, IT, or operations.

4 episodes

7 speakers

1x a week event

Key takeaways from Thrive 2022

Understand the value of Microsoft’s Cloud for Nonprofit program and how your organisation can benefit from it.

Learn how to efficiently manage processes around volunteer recruitment, onboarding, and retention and how to increase volunteer engagement.

Unify and drive insights across your fundraising, grants, finance, and operations data using Power BI.

Gain better visibility into your funds, grants, programs, and expenses so you can manage them all in one place with Business Central.

Get inspired from real-world Power Apps examples for streamlining and automating repetitive and manual processes.

Learn how your forward-thinking industry peers are thriving by modernising their operations using Microsoft and PA’s solutions.

Thrive 2022 Speakers

   
  Melissa Kaplan
Not-for-Profit Tech Specialist,
Microsoft Australia
Rebecca Gatehouse
Not-for-Profit Advisor,
Professional Advantage
Peter Brakatselos
Modern Work + Security Strategist,
Professional Advantage
 

 

Robert Gianini
Not-for-Profit ERP Consultant,
Professional Advantage
Rajesh Kataria
Not-for-Profit Constituent
Management Consultant,
Professional Advantage
Nanette de Villiers
Senior Modern Work Consultant,
Professional Advantage
Greg Long
Senior BI Consultant,
Professional Advantage

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Weekly Sessions

Click below to check out the details of the weekly episodes. 

Volunteers are critical in your not-for-profit’s day to day operations, from managing special events to delivering your programs and services. Volunteer Managers and Team Leaders spend considerable time managing volunteer schedules, organising events, matching volunteers' skills and interests, and attracting, onboarding, and engaging volunteers.

While juggling all these tasks in Microsoft Excel and other disparate tools has helped your not-for-profit operate up to now, it is not sustainable and will undoubtedly hold you back from spending more time doing the things that matter more in the long term. Therefore, your not-for-profit must have a system to help maximise its impact.

We invite you to watch this episode to learn:

  • How to efficiently manage processes around recruitment, onboarding, and retaining larger pools of volunteers with Volunteer Management.
  • How to increase volunteer engagement by making volunteering with your organisation easy using Volunteer Engagement.
  • The latest on the Microsoft Cloud for Nonprofit and how you can benefit from the program. 

 

Recommended Audience

This non-technical session is intended for Volunteer Managers, Engagement Managers, Operations Managers, Team Leaders, and anyone interested to learn more about the Microsoft Cloud for Nonprofit Program.

Featured Speaker

Melissa Kaplan
Not-for-Profit Technical Specialist 
Microsoft Australia 

Session Speakers

Rebecca Gatehouse
Not-for-Profit Advisor
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Rajesh Kataria
Not-for-Profit Constituent Management Consultant

 

Each not-for-profit has varying process automation needs. Sadly, there aren’t a lot of readymade solutions that meet your specific needs, and if there are, they create siloed processes or systems that do not talk to each other. Microsoft Power Platform presents the opportunity for your not-for-profit to use a single platform to automate your unique but manual processes.

If streamlining and automating your processes are essential to delivering better services to your constituents, you need to attend this webinar!

Register for this session to learn:

  • How you can rapidly turn your paper-based processes into digitised forms and workflows with Power Apps and Power Automate.
  • What can you do with your existing Power Apps and Power Automate license in Microsoft 365.
  • Real-life use cases of using Power Platform to automate repetitive tasks, onboard or offboard volunteers, simplify shift allocation, and more.

 

Recommended Audience

This session is intended for both technical and non-technical audiences who would like to learn more about how to take advantage of low-code app development platforms.

 

Session Speakers

Peter Brakatselos
Modern Work + Security Strategist

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Nanette de Villiers
Senior Modern Work Consultant

Are hours lost on manual processes which do not positively impact your mission? Are your current systems hindering your not-for-profit’s decision making?

We understand that not-for-profits are typically challenged with smaller budgets and lesser resources to work with. Oftentimes, finance professionals working in not-for-profits and charitable organisations have their hands deep into other departments, have too many redundant paperwork, and may not even have a team to back them up. Therefore, it is important to have a financial management system that can automate the steps to track grants, manage expenses, and keep all your not-for-profit’s financial information in one place.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central can help you to modernise and automate your financial processes so you can have better control over grant management, fund distribution, budgetary controls, and spend management.

Register for this session to learn:

  • Top challenges plaguing the not-for-profit industry and Business Central’s role in solving them.
  • How to improve reporting and provide visibility to key stakeholders.
  • How to effectively manage funds, grants, and donations in Business Central.
  • How you can modernise and automate typically manual and time consuming processes.

 

Recommended Audience

This session is intended for Finance and Accounting professionals who would like to know more about how to better manage their financials to accomplish their not-for-profit’s goals successfully.

 

 

Session Speakers

Rebecca Gatehouse
Not-for-Profit Advisor

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Robert Giannini
Not-for-Profit ERP Consultant

With not-for-profits, every dollar counts. Therefore, it is vital to monitor program performance to make sure spending is on track. Program managers need to have continuous access to the latest numbers and the tools to communicate the impact of their program.

Power BI helps not-for-profits gain real-time insights into your programs. With Power BI, you can create compelling reports to share with constituents to communicate the impact of your mission. Power BI is included in your Microsoft 365 license so that you can start with minimal investment.  

Join this session to learn:

  • How you can unify and drive insights across your fundraising, grants, finance, and operations data.
  • How you can use Power BI reports integrated into Teams and Microsoft Office tools such as PowerPoint to improve collaboration and promote data-driven decision making.

 

Recommended Audience

This session is highly recommended for Operation Managers, Data Analysts, Program Managers, Finance, IT professionals, and anyone who wants to learn how their not-for-profit can gain better insights into their mission’s impact.

 

Session Speakers

Rebecca Gatehouse

Not-for-Profit Advisor

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Greg Long
Senior BI Consultant

Join us and learn how you can empower a thriving not-for-profit in 2022 and beyond!

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