Even “accidental techies" can get a lot out of this year's
conference, says Johna Lingelbach, network administrator for the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. She'll be presenting at the session "BYOD OMG" ("D" stands for "device").
"Year after year, people of varying skill level and work experience get together to share ideas," she says. "There is a strong comfort level of networking with all."
Run by the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University, this year's conference takes place Oct. 24 at the Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry Township and offers nonprofits the latest in tech trends and information.
Keynote speaker for this 10th annual conference is Gavin Clabaugh, vice president of information services at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Clabaugh is a founding member of the board of Aspiration, which develops and funds IT solutions for nonprofits. The day also offers sessions on "Looking Great Everywhere: Responsive Web Design for Nonprofits," "#EverywhereAllTheTime: Integrating Technology Tools …" and "Impress Funders While Making Your Mission and Message Clear."
"Not only will you learn what's on the cutting edge of nonprofit technology, you'll also network with some great thought leaders," says Craig Grella, executive director of OrgSpring and one of the "Looking Great Everywhere" presenters. "I've made numerous connections at TechNow, many of whom became my close friends and business partners."
"Our goal," concludes Cindy Leonard, consulting team leader for the Bayer Center "is to inspire nonprofits to think about all the different ways that technology affects our missions and how it can be leveraged successfully to enhance operations and program outcomes."
Writer: Marty Levine
Source: Cindy Leonard, Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management