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Wednesday, March 12

1:00pm EDT

Half-Day Workshop: How to Succeed in Technology Failure without Really Leading (Pre-registration required)

Register for this pre-conference workshop here.

Technology implementation is becoming more critical to nonprofit mission success every year. It's not just the nuts and bolts that keep your staff online, its the expansion of technology into mission, program, communications, development, and ultimately organizing that nonprofits seek to achieve. Using this broadened definition of 'technology,' we know that the failure rates of these implementations are extremely high - but why? These sessions will explore at both the strategic and tactical levels the constraints under which nonprofits must implement technology, the role strong internal leadership and understanding plays in their success, and ultimately, how to both succeed and to learn from inevitable failure to position your organization to fail in small, non-disruptive ways, learn from mistakes, and iterate for long term tech - and tech leadership - success. Class limited to 50 people. Pre-Registration Required 

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Rose de Fremery

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Rose de Fremery is the founder of lower case d, a social media strategy and services consultancy based in New York. Prior to that, she was Managing Editor of The Social Media Monthly, the world’s first and only social media print magazine. Rose also served as Director of Information... Read More →
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Dahna Goldstein

Director, Philanthropy Solutions, Altum
Dahna Goldstein, Founder and CEO of PhilanTech, develops web-based applications for the nonprofit sector, and has worked for venture philanthropies, including Ashoka and Blue Ridge Foundation New York. Dahna also produced interactive eLearning programs, including the award-winning... Read More →
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Steve Heye

Principal Solutions Consultant, NetSuite(Oracle)
Steve Heye is a Principal Solutions Consultant at NetSuite (Oracle) where he acts as a technical expert on the Social Impact team which donates the NetSuite solution to nonprofits. He is the author of Chapter 1 on IT Alignment in the NTEN book, Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission... Read More →
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Tracy Kronzak

Co-Founder, BrightStep Partners
Tracy is a CRM implementation strategy, change management, and organizational leadership and technology adoption expert. She has more than 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and its related industries, including philanthropy, activism, research, technology management... Read More →
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Robert Weiner

President, Robert L. Weiner Consulting
Robert Weiner is an independent consultant specializing in helping nonprofits make informed, strategic decisions about the use of technology for fundraising. He has helped a wide variety of organizations choose donor management, member management, and CRM systems, and improve back-office... Read More →

Wednesday March 12, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Roosevelt 2

1:00pm EDT

Half-Day Workshop: How to Turn the Data Dream into Reality (Pre-registration required)

Register for this pre-conference workshop here.

Collecting data is no longer enough. Today you must find the information that lies within your data, and make it meaningful to others. Colleagues, funders, accreditors, and clients can all benefit from what you have gathered, but how can you get the message across? Join us for a 3 hour session that will look at how to approach data projects to further your mission. We have assembled a panel of experts who will share stories of successes & failures and help you prepare to take the next step in mastering your organization’s data. Registration is limited to 50 people. Register today.

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Michelle Chaplin

Senior Manager, Online Fundraising, PBS
Michelle Chaplin is the Senior Manager of Online Fundraising at PBS, where she manages the fundraising initiatives at PBS.org; manages the Best of PBS monthly newsletter, which has grown to more than 1M subscribers; and supports PBS member stations to improve their online and overall... Read More →
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Mark Mathyer

Development & Membership Services Manager, Museum of Science & Industry
I have been gathering, analysing, using, abusing and manipulating data for over 30 years. My data adventures have spanned the worlds of Education, Retail, HealthCare, Consulting, Theater and Museums. I love solving problems, discovering hidden information, and teaching others how... Read More →
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Jason Shim

Director, Digital Strategy, Pathways to Education Canada
How can we harness technology to make a difference in the world? That’s the question I love to answer for organizations. With over 10 years of experience spanning the nonprofit and academic sectors both as an employee and a consultant, I have consistently helped organizations stay... Read More →

Wednesday March 12, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Roosevelt 3
  Strategy, Workshop

1:00pm EDT

Half-Day Workshop: IT Leaders Roundtable (Pre-registration required)

Fill in the blank: "the toughest job an IT person can do is ______________."  You might guess "program a Cisco router" or "design a SQL database". But let's face it -- the hardest thing is gaining the trust and camaraderie of the non-technical staff who depend on our competence and, often, have little understanding of what the tech department (or person) does. Join us to share our challenges, tips and success stories about integrating IT into the organization.  Making it work. If you manage technology (as an accidental techie, a CIO, or anything in-between) or you depend on it (as a CEO, data entry clerk, or anything in-between), we'll use this time to share our best ideas about how technology and staff successfully integrate to support an organization's mission.

Registration for this pre-conference workshop is limited to 50 people. Register today.

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Peter Campbell

Chief Information Officer, Legal Services Corporation
Peter Campbell is currently the Chief Information Officer at Legal Services Corporation, America's partner for equal justice. Prior to serving at LSC, Peter spent five years as IT Director at Earthjustice, a non-profit law firm dedicated to defending the earth, and seven years serving... Read More →

Katie Fritz

Principal, Katie M Fritz, LLC
I help nonprofits understand and improve their business systems.
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Richard Wollenberger

IT Director (@RichatPAT), Parents as Teachers
Experienced technology leader has worked with several small to medium sized organizations to integrate IT into the strategic plan and business processes.

Wednesday March 12, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Roosevelt 1
  Strategy, Workshop