The Nonprofit Cloud Computing Summit: Using the Cloud to Meet Your Mission

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For several years, NTEN has led the field in calling for nonprofits to minimize time spent on mundane tasks like server maintenance, instead focusing resources on technology that will actually serve their mission. One of the greatest tools at our disposal to accomplish this is the Cloud.

The Cloud can offer your nonprofit automatic software updates, organization-wide e-mail, and remote access to your constituent database – without the need to host your own servers. For what used to be the price of a word processing program, the Cloud can deliver enterprise-level document collaboration.

The list goes on, but in short, cloud computing opens the opportunity for your organization to shift from using technology exclusively in the back office to using technology as a strategic part of its work.

During this one-day workshop, taking place in New York City, you will gain the knowledge you need to analyze whether a transition to the Cloud makes sense for your organization – from both a management and a technical perspective. Thanks to the generous support of Google, we're able to bring this program to you for free!

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Note that this will register you for the in-person event in New York City, not the livestream, which is available here.

Event Details

When: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm ET on October 26, 2011

Where: The Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017

Other details:

  • A light lunch will be served at the event.
  • The event will be livestreamed, and by attending the Nonprofit Cloud Computing Summit, you grant NTEN permission to use the video produced.


8:30 - 9:00 Registration

9:00 - 9:10    Welcome from NTEN

9:10 - 10:15    Plenary - Ami Dar on The Opportunity of the Cloud to Change Your Work

10:15 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 12:00 Breakout I -- Choose one of the following:

  • Leadership: Developing a Cloud Migration Strategy - Matt Eshelman
  • Technical: Using the Cloud for Social Impact - Sean Speer

12:00 - 12:30 Lunch

12:30 - 2:00 Breakout II -- Choose one of the following:

  • Leadership: Risk Management for Cloud Transition - Donny Shimamoto
  • Technical: COA in Heaven: How the Council on Accreditation Moved to the Cloud - Timothy Stockert

2:00 - 2:15 Break

2:15 - 3:00 Discussion Groups on Cloud Tools & Tactics - NTEN



About the Presenters

Ami Dar

Ami is the founder and executive director of Built in 1996 with $3,500, Idealist has become one of the most popular nonprofit resources on the web, with information provided by 70,000 organizations around the world and 100,000 visitors every day. Ami was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Peru and in Mexico, and lives in New York.

Donny Shimamoto

Donny Shimamoto, CPA.CITP, is the founder of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, a CPA firm focused on organizational development and advisory services for the middle market. An active CPA and Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), Donny helps many not-for-profits by bridging accounting and IT to strengthen organizational governance and risk management, improve business processes, and increase the effectiveness of decision making throughout the organization. Donny has worked on several international collaborations between the AICPA and CIMA related to business intelligence and is also a frequent national speaker and author on business intelligence and IT management. Donny received the 2009-2010 President’s Award from the Hawaii Society of CPAs, was named to CPA Technology Advisor’s 40 Under 40 list in 2007 & 2009 and was also a Hawaii Top High Tech Leader in 2004. Donny’s notable not-for-profit clients include the American Institute of CPAs, Catholic Charities Hawaii, and Hawaii Community Foundation.

Matthew Eshleman

Matthew Eshleman, Director of Professional Network Services, Community IT Innovators, provides a wide range of services to social mission organizations in the areas of technology planning, network engineering, installing and maintaining servers and ongoing support. He is has a special interest in the strategic use of technology and implementing innovative solutions using server virtualization and multi-site WAN's, including internet load balancing and failover. Matt originally joined the company as a volunteer when in Washington, DC as part of his Eastern Mennonite University Washington Study Service Year. Matt has dual degrees in Computer Science and Computer information system and an MBA from the Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins University. Matt came up through the ranks at Community IT Innovators starting as an intern 11 years ago and working as a Systems Administrator, Systems Engineer and Team Lead. He is now the Director of Professional Network Services where is oversees CITI’s projects team and sets IT strategy for the organization. When not at work he enjoys cooking, spending time with his wife & 11 month old daughter and singing with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society.

Sean Speer

Sean Speer engages clients to develop innovative and effective solutions to their Information Technology (IT) challenges. He has worked for a number of technology companies over the years in a variety of sectors and organizations ranging from an advanced computer graphics firm to the independent farming community of Central California. Prior to working with CITI Sean could be found hiking to Everest Base camp or living in a yurt in Mongolia as a Peace Corps Volunteer, where he taught English and worked with a 17th Century Tibetan Buddhist monastery. Sean studied Computer Science, Microbiology, and English Literature and holds a B.S. degree in Literature from San Francisco State University. Sean is an avid reader and bicyclist (not at the same time), a yogi, and eclectic music collector.

Timothy Stockert

Timothy Stockert, MBA, MSW, is the Director of Training and Information Technology at the Council on Accreditation (COA), an international, child- and family-service and behavioral healthcare accrediting organization. COA accredits over 1,500 private and public organizations that serve more that 7 million individuals throughout the United States and Canada in over 50 different service areas from adoption and foster care to counseling and case management.

Tim currently manages two teams; the training team which provides classroom and web-based training for all COA customers as well as 1000 volunteers who staff the COA site visits; and the Information Technology team which manages COA’s network and data systems.

In the 10 years that Tim has been at COA, he has helped transform the organization from a completely paper-based process to one that is almost completely paper-free. The last phase of this process is currently underway with the creation of a cloud-based portal to allow organizations and volunteers to manage all accreditation data and communicate seamlessly with COA. Tim’s expertise lies in helping internal staff design more efficient processes for managing their work and communicating with customers, and for training and engaging staff in using these systems effectively.

Outside of COA, Tim is an avid athlete and spends most of his time in Central Park working out. He has completed 33 marathons and numerous triathlons including 5 Ironman triathlons. He also loves to read, cook, travel the world, and discover new technologies.

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