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Best Kept Secrets: Effective & Efficient Vendor Relationships

Third-party vendor evaluation and management remains a top priority for most decision makers and digital managers. Technologies have added to the pressure of enhancing and improving vendor management skills, be it in terms of negotiation, procurement, evaluation or prescribing Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

Effective vendor management offers a holistic view of an organization’s vendors allowing the organization to ensure that their outside vendors deliver high quality service and value. During this workshop, we will get an insider's view and learn best practices from a skilled professional who has sat on both sides of the table.

What Will You Learn?

  • Key strategies for selecting a software vendor based on your organization’s needs and technical requirements
  • How to successfully collaborate with third-party vendors and partners after becoming a client
  • Determining accountability for the overall success of the relationship
  • How to evaluate the circumstances for terminating the relationship

Who Should Attend?  

Our workshops are specifically designed for digital marketing and communication professionals working for a nonprofit, association, or membership-driven organization. However, executive management, development professionals, and consultants will gain important skills to enhance their knowledge base.

Workshop Location

Our workshops are available in-person or online. To attend in person, the location is 1200 18th St NW #700 in Washington, DC, just two blocks from the DuPont Circle metro stop on the red line.

If you cannot make it in person, all workshops are recorded and available to watch 24/7 in a members-only area on our website including all related materials.

How Do I Register?

All workshops are part of Ignite Academy Membership designed for marketing/digital professionals and executives at nonprofits, associations and purpose-driven organizations.

Membership is only $195 per month for an organization to attend up to 24 workshops per year plus additional perks! Up to two staff members from an organization may attend each workshop.

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About the Instructor

While at Blackbaud (formerly Convio), Emily Goodstein empowered non-profit clients to achieve online fundraising and advocacy success. Emily managed a wide range of enterprise accounts including internationally focused relief and aid groups local and regional food banks and DC based advocacy organizations.

Prior to serving as Client Success Manager at Blackbaud, Emily was the Director of student engagement at the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, a nonprofit organization. She managed e-communications and social media outreach for RCRC's constituency of over 10,000 young adults.

Emily currently works as an independent online marketing strategist for local national and international organizations. Emily received her BA in Human Services from The George Washington University in Washington DC.

About Ignite Academy

Ignite Academy (IA) is the premier education and training center for digital marketing specifically designed for nonprofits, associations, and purpose-driven organizations. We are dedicated to raising the bar and building a community of skilled digital marketing professionals dedicated to making the world a better place – one cause at a time.

For organizations IA uses an annual membership model to provide their marketing professionals with affordable and meaningful ongoing professional development so they can enhance their skills and ultimately provide greater value to the organization.

For the marketing professionals IA serves as an opportunity to hone their skills learn new tools and techniques and share ideas with other marketing professionals working in a similar space.

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