UPSCHOLAR

  • FULL SCALE CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT.
  • NOT-FOR-PROFIT CONSULTING AND EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT.
  • CULTIVATE YOUR MEMBER RELATIONS.
  • ALIGNMENT WITH YOUR MISSION AND GOALS.
  • WORKING CLOSELY WITH YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

SKILLS & SERVICES

WHAT WE DO. HOW YOU BENEFIT.

Conference Management

Through the use of open-source and non-proprietary software and applications, UpScholar sets your or...

Future Focus

Alignment of a mission is important. It is critical. We believe that such alignment is only achieved...

Your Mark on Membership

UpScholar can handle your membership management - from purchasing to member relations. Don't allow y...

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

A DESIRE TO TAKE ACADEMIC ORGANIZATIONS TO THE NEXT LEVEL

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BRANDON TAYLOR CHARPIED, Executive for Academic Organizations
Having entered the not-for-profit sector in 2008 and the similarly run small municipality sector two-years prior to that, I quickly realized that the 501(c) realm was where my heart and mind were most engaged. The idea of creating immense value and satisfying missions out of relatively small and tight budgets is a challenge like few others. To step into an organization with a well-crafted long-term mission and to assist laying the steps to achieve it on a daily bases. There is something unique and gratifying about the 501(c) sector - and particularly the academic organization.
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SOME RANDOM FACTS FOR FUN

CALLS WITH BOARD MEMBERS AFTER MIDNIGHT
SATISFIED MEMBERS AND ATTENDEES
PAGEVIEWS ON MANAGED ACADEMIC SITES
COST OF UTILIZING OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE

I DELIVER CREATIVE OUT OF THE BOX SOLUTIONS

RESPONSIVE MANAGEMENT

UpScholar exists to not just manage your conference, membership, and general operations, but to be a human asset to your member and attendees relations. Whether it be emails, phone calls, or conference calls, your Board of Directors and membership will be in good hands and treated with individual care.

BE CURRENT

Less than 9% of internet usage today is via Internet Explorer. Is your organization's website and conference systems designed for the times and built in accordance to this massive shift in browser usage given how each browser responds slightly differently? Through easily implemented Drupal and Wordpress CMS template systems, you can possess a retina-ready, responsive (desktop, notebook, and smart device ready) system that will satisfy all and make you look good in doing so.

SHOOT FOR THE FINANCIAL STARS

One of the most important duties of any board member is to uphold a fiduciary responsibility to the organization and its mission. But board members of academic organizations are volunteers and have their own careers to tend to and cannot always be on top of financials...and rightfully so. One of the most thrilling challenges I come across is the idea of creating immense value out of minimal budgets (often $0). This benefits every organization in increasing their profit margins so that they may reinvest into themselves for future growth and development.

MY WORK METHOD

WE CAN DO GREAT THINGS TOGETHER
LET'S LOOK AT HOW...

01
DETERMINE FIT

First and foremost, we need to determine whether we fit together. Am I what you are looking for? Are we open and willing to build this close working relationship with one another? Fit is critical and is imperative to determine prior to moving forward.

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DISCUSS MISSION AND IDEAS

Who are you and where do you want to go? As an organization you need to know who you were in the past, who you've become in the present, and what you strive to be in the future. What ideas can we create so I can help take you there?

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PRESENT SOLUTIONS

Some solutions are short-term, some are long-term. Academic organizations are a unique animal in the not-for-profit world with so many intricacies and cultural norms in the way they are run. Some solutions are easier to come by than others, but we'll figure it out together.

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DESIGN & DEVELOP CONCEPTS

Whether referring to an organizational website, social media, online proceedings, conference management and registration systems, etc. - there will be several different design routes that we can work from and develop to fit the needs of your Board of Directors, membership, and conference attendees.

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HISTORICAL DATA AND PROJECTIONS

One of the biggest areas that academic organizations lose their margins on is wasteful spending due to a lack of historical record keeping. How many attendees partake in events or opt for a certain registration type? The closer we can get to the accurate number, the less waste we will incur. All of that equals larger profits for your organization to reinvest into its mission.

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ON-SITE CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT

I'll be there for you on-site at your conference and annual meeting to provide the service and human touch that your attendees desire - to make them feel as welcome as we can make them. We'll meet together during your board meetings so that we can continue to be aligned in our mutual goal of furthering your organization.

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LETS WORK TOGETHER

THE SCARIEST MOMENT IS ALWAYS JUST BEFORE YOU START.