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Elevate 2024

Elevate 2024: Empowering community organisations for a thriving future


Get ready for Elevate 2024! We are thrilled to announce the eagerly anticipated agenda for this year’s event taking place in Houston, TX, September 8-11, featuring engaging sessions tailored specifically for volunteer boards.

As the premier gathering for industry leaders, innovators and governance experts, this year’s summit aims to equip board administrators, governance professionals and board members with insights and expertise on how to use our solutions effectively to help drive their mission forward.

At the heart of Elevate 2024 lies a strong commitment to empowering nonprofits, mission-driven organisations, community healthcare organisations and community banks with the knowledge and strategies essential for navigating today’s governance challenges. With this year’s agenda, attendees can expect a comprehensive and enriching experience, focused on practical product training alongside hearing from peers on how they are using their governance platforms to maximise efficiency, drive sustainable growth and meet mission goals.

From interactive workshops led by seasoned professionals to thought-provoking keynote addresses, the sessions are designed to address the unique needs and opportunities faced by volunteer boards.

Whether you represent a local credit union or a global nonprofit organisation, Elevate 2024 promises to be a transformative event that will leave a lasting impact on your institution. This is your once-a-year opportunity to elevate your governance and learn about the Diligent One Platform designed to help you easily centralise your entire GRC (governance, risk and compliance) practice with a suite of governance, audit, risk and compliance solutions.

We wanted to give you a sneak peek into some of the sessions at Elevate 2024 that have been specially curated for volunteer boards, showcasing the insights and knowledge that awaits participants. Let’s dive in!

View the full agenda to find out about all the other 60+ sessions taking place at Elevate 2024 and register here.

Elevate 2024 sessions and workshops for community organisations

BoardEffect GPS: Master your platform navigation

Let us be your navigation guide! Discover the quickest methods to access and manage information in BoardEffect. Become a platform pro. Accelerate agenda preparation and put your meetings on cruise control.

Boardroom behind-the-scenes: Setting the stage for effective meetings

This session unpacks the strategies that seasoned BoardEffect administrators use to drive successful meetings and governance. From tips for setting up practice books and workrooms, to defining custom categories and other settings, there are many options to set your organisation up for long-term success. Whether customising and standardising email templates, or updating user profiles, attendees will learn the top BoardEffect best practices and unique applications that optimise BoardEffect for your board’s unique needs.

BoardEffect Q&A: Beginners and experts welcome!

Join our expert team of training specialists for an informal Q&A session. We’ll cover any remaining topics from our earlier training sessions, and attendees will be invited to submit questions in advance. No question is off the table!

Recommended reading: 10 reasons why you won’t want to miss Elevate 2024

Boosting board meeting efficiency: Optimising preparation & productivity

Get ready to boost productivity and make your board meetings smoother than ever. In this session, attendees will learn how to improve their board meetings using BoardEffect. Discover tips for setting up meetings more efficiently, accessing documents easily and keeping everything secure.

The board’s role in navigating security & risk: The Diligent Institute Certificate in Cyber Risk Oversight for mission-driven organisations

Learn about the Diligent Institute certification program that helps leaders of nonprofit and mission-driven organisations to develop cyber literacy skills in order to confidently execute their role in providing strategic direction and oversight of cyber risk and emerging technologies. Participate in a hands-on activity that highlights program topics including the cybersecurity regulation landscape, cyber risk management, cyber strategy and board oversight, and navigating cyber incidents.

Engage for impact: Considerations for board member engagement & outcomes

An engaged board has positive long-term effects on the organisation and its mission. We will discuss the factors that define positive board engagement and how to leverage technology to support board members with onboarding, training and ongoing support. Learn how BoardEffect helps administrators and board members to be prepared to make informed and effective decisions.

BoardEffect data KISS: Keep it safe and sound

Don’t lose control — master your permissions and security settings! Discover how to fine-tune user access and delegate tasks, ensuring your board’s data stays secure while streamlining your workflow.

BoardEffect cooking class: Recipes for better meeting books

Spice up your meeting books with BoardEffect’s latest features! Develop a taste for seamless collaboration via Word and PowerPoint, using built-in integration with Microsoft Office 365. Learn to customise layouts and create easy-to-navigate books that keep your board members on the same page.

Survey says: The power of impactful surveys and polls

Take a deep dive into BoardEffect collaborative tools and learn how they can simplify many of the processes required to manage your Boards and Committees.  Discover how you can use features like Approvals, Surveys, and Polls to request information, collect responses, and analyse results, securely in your BoardEffect platform.  Learn best practices and see real life examples that help you easily gather and protect valuable information from staff and insights from your Members.

Recommended reading: Countdown to Elevate 2024: Take a moment to revisit last year’s top insights 

How to register for Elevate 2024

If you haven’t already booked your ticket to join us in Houston at Elevate 2024, we’d love to see you there! Register here. For answers to any questions you might have check out our Elevate FAQs.

Ellen Glasgow

Ellen Glasgow serves as General Manager, Mission Driven Organizations for Diligent Corporation, the leader in modern governance providing SaaS solutions across governance, risk, compliance, audit and ESG. In her role, Ellen oversees the commercial team, which includes new and expansion sales, marketing, and sales development for the Diligent Governance solutions that support Mission Driven Organizations (Nonprofits, Associations, Education, Community Healthcare & Government).

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