Nonprofits and Data Summit: Measurable Results

Event Details

All nonprofits need to manage data. This one-day workshop in Boston will help you look at ways to help make data easier to manage, more useful and more mission focused. Useful data helps nonprofits make good decisions about where to focus efforts, how to allocate resources and can also help secure funding. Part of practically every staff position in a nonprofit requires managing data - we’ll show you how you can improve your efficiency and get to the data that helps you do your job better.

You’ll be inspired by examples of nonprofits using data well. We’ve put together an agenda that includes sessions for both nonprofit staff and leadership - both are encouraged to attend to help your organization create the conditions for improving your management of data 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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Event Details

When: September 13, 2012 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Eastern
Where: 40 Edwin Land Boulevard, Cambridge, MA 02142
Google Map: Google Map of the Royal Sonesta

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


(Click on a session title to see the description)

9:00 - 9:30 Registration
9:30 - 9:45 Welcome from NTEN
9:45 - 10:30 Plenary

Nonprofit Performance Management Slides

10:30 - 10:45 Break

10:45 - 11:45 Morning Breakout Sessions:

Measuring Your Mission Slides

End to End Data Integration Slides

11:45 - 12:30 Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 Afternoon Breakout Sessions:

The New Data Imperative Slides

Social Media Content Slides

1:30 - 1:45 Break

1:45 - 2:45 Closing Plenary

Data, Data Everywhere Slides


3:00 - 5:30 pm 501 Tech Club meetup


Restaurante Dante patio at the Royal Sonesta Hotel - Light hors d'oeuvres & cash bar


About the Presenters

Sean Speer

As an Account Manager at Exponent Partners, Sean engages clients to develop innovative and effective solutions to their IT challenges. Prior to becoming part of Exponent Partners, Sean worked in Washington, DC assisting local and national nonprofits with their technology challenges as the Development Practice Manager at Community IT Innovators (CITI).

Over the years, Sean has been on various adventures, including hiking to Everest Base camp, and living in a yurt in Mongolia as a Peace Corps Volunteer where he taught English and worked with a 17th Century Tibetan Buddhist monastery. Now, he is known to be an avid biker, a yogi, and an eclectic music collector. Sean studied Computer Science, Microbiology, and English Literature and holds a B.S. in Literature from San Francisco State University.

Rem Hoffman

As President and CEO of Exponent Partners, Rem strives to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of nonprofit organizations by optimizing their operations and supporting their business processes with technology. After more than ten years of working with corporations and government, Rem founded Exponent Partners to bring the best tools of the commercial world to the nonprofit sector.

Prior to founding Exponent Partners, Rem built and led a 150-person IT services team in Washington, DC. In this capacity, he designed, marketed, and operated large-scale IT outsourcing programs for government and commercial clients, including the United States Postal Service and Time Warner. Before that, as an independent consultant, Rem served leading nonprofits including CompuMentor and CompassPoint, as well as commercial technology firms including Intuit, Qwest, Wang Global, and Exodus Communications.

Andrea Berry

As Idealware’s Director of Partnerships and Learning, Andrea oversees the organization’s fundraising and training activities including sponsorship, corporate and individual giving, online seminars and live presentations. A co-author of both the Idealware Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide and the Consumers Guide to Low Cost Donor Management System, and the creator of over 100 hours of curriculum, Andrea has worked with nonprofits of all sizes to help them answer mission-centric technology questions including tough questions about how to effectively use data to evaluate organizational success. Prior to joining Idealware, Andrea held fundraising positions in education, health research and museums and has taught math, performing arts and history in traditional and non-traditional educational settings.

Evan Donovan

Evan Donovan has been involved in the development of most of TechMission’s sites in the past 5 years, including their social justice resource site,, their volunteer matching site,, and their online college, He has also developed a timesheet tracking system, internship application system, and student management system in Salesforce.

Evan is now working on an end-to-end integration project with TechMission’s data that includes integrating: QuickBooks, Salesforce, the Drupal content management system, the Ubercart e-commerce system, the Moodle course management system, XML syndication job and volunteer opportunities with 10+ websites, TechMission’s website, and federal financial aid systems. He is now a co-maintainer on two open source modules for integrating Drupal & Salesforce, and is active in the open source community. Evan is excited about the possibilities that open source systems and public APIs offer for improving organizational efficiency and agility.

Mimi Kantor

Mimi joined Database Designs in 2009 about a year after moving from New York City to Boston. She has an MA in Media Studies and Film from the New School. She brings 16 years experience in nonprofit event management, nonprofit business operations management, web project management, as well as experience as an independent WordPress consultant. Mimi brings this rich knowledge and experience to work effectively with the Database Designs' nonprofit and public sector clients. She works closely with Steve on our business development efforts and serves as CRM Practice/Account Manager. In these roles she works with clients and Database Designs’ team of CRM developers to provide a smooth progression of a project from conception through to completion.

Debra Askanase

Debra Askanase is the founder and Engagement Strategist at Community Organizer 2.0, a strategic social media consulting firm to nonprofit organizations. Debra holds a B.A. from Emory University and a M.B.A. in International Business from Bar Ilan University. Prior to founding Community Organizer 2.0, Debra worked for almost 20 years in the nonprofit field, originally as a community organizer and later as a program director, executive director and fundraiser. Debra has presented workshops at the Nonprofit Technology Conference and is a speaker and presenter at conferences worldwide. She is also on the organizing committee of Boston’s 501 Tech Club.

Stephen Delaney

Stephen Delaney is the Director of Delivery for the Data Services Division of TechSoup Global. His prior work was in the financial sector with Fidelity Investments and Wachovia Securities, and subsequently in the non-profit sector starting out with GuideStar International.

His focus is on technology, and with over 21 years of experience in the Information Technology field, tries to bring a pragmatic approach to problem solving using technology and data. Through his work with TechSoup Global, Stephen tries to make sense of the data inside the organization, merge it with structured and unstructured internal and external data…..and then how to manage, merge and distribute the data in a meaningful way.

Stephen believes that the big data world and tools offer organizations a way to gain insights into their world and show them to different audiences in a meaningful way.