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5 Tech4Good Trends for Nonprofits in 2021

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What are the top emerging trends in digital and how will nonprofits be impacted?

Where should we focus our attention (and resources) in 2021?

Join us for a fast-paced one hour event of mini-presentations on the trends, tools, and techniques nonprofits should use to create more impact.

"How Nonprofits Can Take Advantage of the Internet of Things", with Gena Dellett

Learn about creative ways nonprofits are incorporating the many "smart" tools that fill our lives into their missions. From using IoT data to share impact with donors to increasing the reach of emergency service programming, everyday objects are transforming how nonprofits deliver on their missions. Getting started is not as hard as you think.

"Amplifying Human Relationships Using Tech" with Ruoyun Xu Killian

Digital has become our primary form of connection in our post-pandemic world. We are being met with a constant array of new technologies to build a bridge between the digital and physical. In this talk, Ruoyun Xu Killian, Digital Marketing Strategist, will teach you how to navigate these new trends and continue to amplify the human relationship that you have built with your audience online. She'll showcase how new trends like short-form video, Usergenerated content (UGC), and social commerce can help your organization continue to create the impact that you seek.

"Beyond Virtual Volunteer Management: Tech & Trends in the Age of COVID" with James McGirr

GivePulse CTO James McGirr shares how technology has allowed for-impact organizations to pivot opportunities during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Innovations include technical solutions and trends that make staff, centers and activities safe, capabilities to simplify coordination of virtual and remote volunteers, and mechanisms to increase engagement when everyone is just zoom'd out. 

"Why Should Nonprofits Embrace AI?" with Aysha Samrin

AI is no longer a complicated tool built exclusively for large tech companies, data scientists, and engineers. Organizations in every industry, from healthcare to finance to nonprofits, now have access to AI-based tools at affordable prices.

In this session, you will learn how Artificial Intelligence can elevate your nonprofit. 

"Alternate Sources of Funds like AirBNB Social Impact Experiences" with Blessing Mmeje

During this time of uncertainty, many nonprofits are facing a lot of challenges due to the present crisis, revenues are down and they are encountering more demands for their services.

We will explore alternate sources of funds like the Airbnb social impact experience, Go Fund Me and Tuesday Giving, eBay for charity, Global Giving platform, Fee-for Services, and Pop-up fundraising strategies.

Featured Presentation



Wednesday, Feb 17
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (PST)


  • Elijah van der Giessen

    Elijah van der Giessen


    Community Manager

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  • Birgit Pauli-Haack

    Birgit Pauli-Haack

    Pauli Systems


  • Carolyn Appleton

    Carolyn Appleton

    Nonprofit Fundraising and Communications Executive

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  • Blessing Mmeje

    Blessing Mmeje

    Young Professionals Forum

    Director of Programs

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  • TechSoup- Aretha Simons

    TechSoup- Aretha Simons


    Event Producer