End of Summer Soiree: Resource Roundup and Networking 6:00-6:50 Drinks, Food, Mix n’ mingle 6:50-7:00 Introduction and Welcome! 7:00-7:20 Alison McCaffree, Washington Nonprofits 7:20-7:40 Dave Forrester, 501 Commons 7:40-8:00 Joel Meyers, Resource Roundup, AIGA, Why work with nonprofits? 8:00-8:45 “Hivemind Networking” 8:45-9:00 Raffle-mania!
Nonprofits need solid technology, sound planning, and robust administrative systems. They also need engaged boards, supported staff, and sustainable funding. 501 Commons’ programs and services support organizations so they have what they need to make a world of difference. 501 Commons' mission is to boost the capacity of nonprofit organizations to thrive over the long term and effectively serve the community. Our Story
Back Office Support Leadership Development & Training Consulting Services Comprehensive Capacity Building Organization Capacity Building & Sector Impact Programs Service approach based on 501 Commons “5 Elements of a Healthy Nonprofit” & Nonprofit Ecosytem Model ( The Giving Practice 2009) Information & Referral Services
Technology Services & Consulting Nonprofit Inquiry Sponsored Services Provided by Staff or Volunteers Discounted Fee For Services Provided by Volunteers Fee for Services Provided by Staff Information & Referral Technology assessment | Technology strategy and planning | Data management | Online communications | IT infrastructure
Multiple organizations in cohort More than one staff from each organization 2 volunteer consultants facilitate & support a planning process Volunteers are available to support action steps as identified in the plan Deep Dive (cohort model)
Building upon Deep Dive experience Focus is on planning and strategy Goal is to supplement staff consulting with volunteer consulting Tech Volunteerism
Resource Roundup TechSoup www.techsoup.org (discounted software, articles, planning, toolkits, community)www.techsoup.org Net 2 www.netsquared.org (local tech meetups, how-to blog, articles, project support) www.netsquared.org Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) www.nten.org (events, education, community)www.nten.org Nonprofit Tech for Good www.nptechforgood.com (blog, seminars – everything nonprofit tech)www.nptechforgood.com Idealware www.idealware (resources, articles, reports about software for nonprofits)www.idealware Idealist www.idealist.org (connecting volunteers with nonprofits, events, blogs)www.idealist.org Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) www.ssireview.org (e-zine with lots of forward thinking articles, interviews, podcasts)www.ssireview.org The Bridgespan Group www.bridgespan.org (services, articles, seminars, advice for accelerating social impact)www.bridgespan.org McKinsey www.mckinsey.com (services, articles about improving leadership including nonprofits)www.mckinsey.com Foundation Strategy Group (FSG) www.fsg.org (services, articles, initiatives, resources)www.fsg.org Collective Impact Forum www.collectiveimpactforum.org (community, resources, events, initiatives)www.collectiveimpactforum.org Shared Value Initiative www.sharedvalue.org (driving shared value strategies to increase impact)www.sharedvalue.org
AIGA Seattle Design for Good American Institute of Graphic Artists A national movement to ignite, accelerate and amplify design-driven social change Design for good is an important movement in the global design community, but what exactly does it mean and how can you become a part of it? How does design thinking come into play when it comes to solving social problems? How can you make an impact and still make a living? We are starting the conversation here in Seattle and want to invite you to become a part of it. Come to our first Design for Good event on October 15 th ! http://bit.ly/design4good http://seattle.aiga.org/designforgood
Why Nonprofits? Don’t assume nonprofits can’t fund technological efforts. They certainly can and they are committed to it. Nonprofits are prioritizing funding for technology projects more and more every year. Working with nonprofits is ___________________ Rewarding, which increases job satisfaction Making a difference in our community, in the world Improving the social sector Helping the environment Building awareness of social and environmental challenges We can help them____________________ Directly affect social change Find innovative solutions to complex problems Become even more technically savvy Make better strategic decisions Become innovators and game changers
Hivemind Networking Network, network and network 1.Nonprofits choose technical issue, challenge, or interest 2.Place in card holders 3.Techies and nonprofits gather around tables and discuss 8:45 RAFFLE-MANIA!