DC Nonprofit Tech Summit

nptechsummitWe enjoyed participating in the Do Something Better – A Nonprofit Technology Summit on March 25, 2014.  David Deal, CEO, moderated a panel discussion on Faster, Smoother, Slimmer Nonprofit Operations with the following panelists:
o Peter Campbell, Legal Services Corporation
o Ashish Jaiman, Microsoft
o Stephen Wakefield, Discovery Education

Here are some of the resources that were shared during the panel.

Microsft’s Youth Spark Corporate Citizenship Initiative 
This initiative aims to create opportunities for over 300 million youth in three years.

Microsoft’s Innovation Center 
These are state of art technology facilities for collaboration on innovative research, technology or software solutions, involving a combination of government, academic and industry participants.

Microsoft’s Employee Giving Campaign
Microsoft matches employee nonprofit donations and volunteering year round up to $15,000 per employee. Microsoft also helps employees find nonprofits that best match their volunteering skills and interests with our own in-house volunteering tool.

Discovery Impact: Creating Change
Creating Change fosters a commitment to the community by donating Discovery’s most valuable resources, its talented employees, during a 12-hour creative marathon and conference. Employees donate their talents in a variety of areas such as marketing, communications, creative design services, human resources, IT and video production, to help the organizations achieve their missions and goals.

Discovery Education Network: Spring Virtual Conference
The DEN Spring Virtual Conference is a free professional development event for educators to learn about the most effective ways to integrate digital media into their instructional practices. It is unique because of its blended environment.

Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission: A Strategic Guide for Nonprofit Leaders
Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission is a practical resource that will help nonprofit professionals make smart, strategic decisions about technology. The book shows how to effectively manage technology and offers practical advice for decision makers and staff alike who often have little or no experience with technology.

o Tips and Tools for Technology Planning (slides)
These session slides were developed by Peter Campbell and a few other folks for NTEN 2012.  The slides provide a lot of how to information related to the technology planning process.

o Nonprofit technology resources
NTEN, Techsoup, and Idealware

o Fundraising and community resources
Kickstarter, Change.org, Razoo, and Care2

o Local nonprofit tech communities
NetSquared DC and NTEN 501 Tech Club DC