How many times have you been on a painfully-long email discussion with board members or attempted to figure out which file is the most recent version of a group-edited document? How can a board include online engagement and collaboration tools as part of the board-building cycle?
Collaboration is integral to the work done by foundations and nonprofits. This is especially true for boards of directors tasked with working together to guide organizations — but when board members and staff are spread across multiple offices or geographic locations, collaboration is not as easy as sitting around a conference room table. Whether voting on proposed budgets, preparing financial documents or recommendations for upcoming meetings or evaluating pending grant proposals, sharing documents by email or participating in conference calls is sometimes not enough.
Join us for next month’s panel discussion with world-class nonprofit consultants
Panelist: (see short bios below)
- Robin Larkin, Performance Management Associates
- Mina Merkel, International Consultant and
- Susan Suarez, Suarez & Associates
Moderator: Jim O’Reilley, NPTechProjects,
When: May 2nd, 2017 – 6 pm to 8 pm
Where: Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6340 Napa Woods Way, Naples, FL
“The Warm Up” ~ All first-time attendees will be greeted at 5:30 pm and will be introduced to our other members to help get the lay of the land, so to speak: What is Tech4Good, the agenda, and some of the routines we established throughout the meeting.
We invite all local nonprofit organizations to network, learn, test and explore new technologies, to exchange ideas and best practices. #nptech #t4gswfl #nptechclub #net2
- 5:30 set-up and new members
- 6:00 Dinner & introductions
- 6:30 Announcements
- 6:45 Panel Discussion
- 7:45 General Q & A
- 8:00 The end and clean-up
Robin Larkin joined Performance Management Associates in 1997 in Minneapolis, and since January 2012, Robin has been in our Southwest Florida location. Prior to her joining PMA, she performed corporate development responsibilities for the Jefferson Center, Minneapolis, and continued in this role while living in Toronto, Ontario, from 1992-1995.
An internationally experienced strategist and leader of both large and small cultural and change initiatives resulting in multi-million dollar savings and growth. Extensive background creating and executing professional development events and training, strategic plans, mobilizing stakeholders and developing measures and countermeasures consulting with Boards of Directors and global teams in varied cultures. Proven skills as a diagnostician, ability to organize large projects while dealing with ambiguities in a diffused power structure. Experienced executive coach able to guide and mentor top leaders.
Susan L. Suarez, President of Suarez & Associates, knows the local philanthropic community and also brings a perspective from experience working with a wide variety of organizations nationally.
Susan has nearly 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, including senior development and executive director roles with the American Red Cross, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the Community Foundation of Collier County, and Eden Autism Services of Florida. As a consultant since 2003, she has helped dozens of nonprofit organizations define their strategy, improve their fundraising results, and succeed in achieving their mission.
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