Nonprofit Summit

Access the Summit

If you purchased a ticket for DrupalCon, the password was included in the email, "DrupalCon North America: Nonprofit and Government Summits" sent on Monday, 26 April. 

If you don't have a ticket, but would like to attend, there's still time! Register for the summit now for only $125USD. 


Learn about Drupal and its changes from your peers—Drupal users and experts who work in the nonprofit sector. Our summit is informal, featuring discussions led by subject-matter experts. 

This year has made us all more reliant on the web than ever before. Drupal is a mature and adaptable platform with an active community. In the nonprofit summit, we will talk about how organizations have made use of their Drupal websites to meet their goals in an increasingly complex world.

Together, we will reflect on how our websites must evolve when we are unable to see each other in person. How have these changes made our information and events more accessible to remote audiences? What else have we learned? How else have we changed in this last year? How will that affect our future?

This event is designed to give you time to network. Discuss your own ideas and questions about using Drupal in your organization. Build on what you learned during the main DrupalCon conference. Leave with a clarified  picture of what you can work on next. 


Who should attend?

The Nonprofit Summit is open to all nonprofit staff, volunteers, and service providers who are using, or considering using, Drupal as part of their technology stack.


*Subject to Change 

11:00 - 11:15 EDT Welcome and Icebreakers
11:15 - 12:15 EDT

The YMCA’s Agile Digital Response to the Pandemic
Moderator: Chevon Drew, Senior Digital Strategist, Race Forward

How Open Y—a comprehensive content platform and community—allowed YMCAs to build a robust Virtual Platform for their members and each other.

12:15 - 12:35 EDT

FFW Case Study 
How nonprofits can make a website redesign as painless as possible

Chris Africa, Senior Project Manager, FFW
Richard ChiribogaProject Manager, Web Development, Smile Train, Inc.

Leverage your redesign to reconcile your diverse audiences, satisfy your leadership, and keep your sanity.

12:35 - 13:05 EDT
Lighting Talks 

Coldfront: Help with editing environment

NCBI: A strong vision for learning & literacy accessibility
Lina Kouzi,  Head of Library Access Services, NCBI

Kanopi helped NCBI create a AAA compliant site, making 800,000+ book titles accessible to those with blindness and/or vision impairments.

Real-world uses of Layout Builder
Alberto Rojas, CEO, Manati 

Wondering if Layout Builder would help you in your content creation needs? We'll take a look at real world examples of it in action!

13:05 - 13:20 EDT Networking and Music 
13:20 - 14:05 EDT

Facilitated Group Discussions 
Expert-led, informal discussions focused on a topic. 

  • CiviCRM 
  • Don't Repeat Yourself - Leveraging Installation Profiles 
  • Create an Effective Information Architecture
  • When to Drupal, when to WordPress? 
  • Layout Builder
  • Editing Environment
  • AAA Compliance 
14:05 - 14:50 EDT

Facilitated Group Discussions 
Expert-led, informal discussions focused on a topic. 

  • Hosting options
  • Low-cost Accessibility Fixes 
  • Use a Performance Measurement Framework to improve success!
  • Migrating to Drupal 8/9
14:50 - 15:00 EDT Summit wrap-up and next steps




When & Where

Tuesday, 27 April, 2021 - 15:00 to 19:00
Hopin Main Stage

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Included in the DrupalCon ticket