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Kickstarting a conversation on nonprofit tech

Ted Kriwiel

Hey friends! 👋

About a month ago, I began interviewing nonprofit leaders to discuss how software impacts their work. After hearing from more than a dozen leaders, I'm seeing a few patterns:

  • Software is frustrating. I heard lots of venting. 😀
  • Choosing software is overwhelming. So many choices!
  • Building a tech-savvy nonprofit is hard.

It shouldn’t be this way! I want to kickstart a conversation about ways nonprofits can use technology more effectively.

But I need your help! I can bring the technical knowledge, but I need you to help me identify why so many nonprofits fall behind. Is it a lack of training? A lack of exposure to great software? Something in the water?

Why does technology seem to be doing more harm than good?

Here are a few interventions I’m kicking the tires on:

  • Zoom meetups to share stories about software experiences (positive and negative)
  • A one-day summit to bring tech leaders and nonprofit leaders together to learn from one another
  • In-depth training for nonprofit leaders to improve how they use software

What absolutely no one wanted (despite my frequent suggestions) was a newsletter about nonprofit tech. I hear you. No newsletters.

On June 4th at 11 a.m. CST, I will host a 30-minute Zoom meeting to discuss some of my findings and gather your suggestions on ways tech leaders like me can help.

If you are interested, send me an email at [email protected], and I’ll add you to the calendar invite. If you can’t attend but want to stay connected to this conversation, send me an email at [email protected], and I’ll keep you in the loop via something that is definitely not a newsletter.

Thank you so much for the wonderful work you do to improve our communities.

Talk soon!


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