San Francisco Workshop-Technology Champion Master Class

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Change is no longer a dirty word in the nonprofit sector, rather a necessity to keep up with fickle donors, technology trends, and economic pressures. Join us for an intensive, in-person, nonprofit leadership workshop that will highlight change management issues and methodologies to align your strategic plan with enterprise-wise technology initiatives and business processes development.

This workshop is meant to be a flipped classroom experience. Instead of a lecture-filled one-day workshop, we instead challenge you to do your homework and readings before we get to San Francisco. Then, during our master class, we'll explore together a series of activities meant to help develop and meet your personalized needs as a nonprofit Technology Champion. You'll leave the workshop with practical takeaways and a tangible outline for an issue or project you're facing in your organization. The full agenda is below.


Our Master Class Learning Objectives

  • Challenge your assumptions of what it means to be a Technology Champion
  • Share your Leadership Biography and begin to tie together how it will help inform your professional purpose, values, vision, and legacy
  • Learn how to align your strategic goals with information and communication technology, and track them purposefully through your ICT Action Plan which helps set your vision and then keeps you accountable as you take ideas back and implement them in your organization 
  • Share together with other nonprofit professionals about successes and failures, and think through practical strategies and tools that will help support strong and effective change management around tech tools, tactics, strategies, and fundamentals

You can register to attend the in-person event, or attend the event from your desk with our livestream!

Date, Time, and Location:

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Lunch will be provided 

Thoreau Center for Sustainability, San Francisco
Presidio Building #1014
Lincoln Blvd. & Torney Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94129  


8:00-8:45 am - Continental Breakfast

9:00-10:00 am - Facilitated Opening-Define Success and Understanding a Bit about Change

10:00-10:15 am - Break

10:15-11:15 am - Local nonprofit leaders share their stories about change management and adoption readiness

11:15-12:00 pm - Group work focused on understanding your strategic leadership style and how it affects your organization's future changes

12:00-1:00 pm - Catered Lunch

1:00-2:15 pm - Lecture and group work around Leading Change

2:15-2:30 pm - Break

2:30-3:30 pm - Bringing it all together and next steps

4:00 pm-6:00 pm - San Francisco 501 Tech Club Happy Hour


About the Speakers

Rebecca MasisakRebecca Masisak joined TechSoup Global in 2001 to launch and chart the growth of TechSoup Global's technology product donation program and award-winning social enterprise. After successfully establishing the program in North America, Ms. Masisak developed an international expansion model, which today serves an international NGO audience in 60 countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. Under Ms. Masisak's leadership, TechSoup Global has distributed nearly US$11.6 million software and hardware product donations, from more than 90+ donors and technology providers, and enabled organizations worldwide to save more than US$3.75 billion for direct services. As CEO, Ms. Masisak has been instrumental in building TechSoup Global's capacity and reach to support the entire portfolio of TechSoup Global's programs for bringing products, information, human capacity, and resources to the communities who need them most.

Ms. Masisak speaks about social enterprise, global networks and data as a resource for civil society. She was awarded the Full Circle Fund's Full Impact Award in Technology in 2008. She co-leads the Social Enterprise Leadership Forum in the San Francisco Bay Area, heads the governance committee for the Foundation's Board of Trustees and volunteers for the nonprofit organization S.A.G.E. (Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship). Ms. Masisak obtained her MBA from the Columbia University Business School, and previously worked as a management consultant with Coopers & Lybrand for 9 years, and in leadership roles in several Internet businesses thereafter. She holds dual citizenship in the U.S. and Croatia.

Jan MasaokaJan Masaoka is the CEO of the California Association for Nonprofits. Formerly, she was the Director and Editor-in-Chief of Blue Avocado, and Executive Director of CompassPoint for 14 years, a consulting and training firm for nonprofits based in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Jan is an eight-time designee as one of the nonprofit nation’s "Fifty Most Influential People," and in 2003 she was named "Nonprofit Executive of the Year" by Nonprofit Times. In 2005 she was named “California Community Leader of the Year” by Leadership California.

Jan authored The Best of the Board Café (Fieldstone Press, Second Edition 2009) and All Hands on Board: The Board of Directors in All-Volunteer Organizations (BoardSource). Her research work includes studies on nonprofit leadership, women executive directors of color, all-volunteer organizations, and the nonprofit workforce. She is a frequent speaker and contributor to nonprofit journals. With Jeanne Bell and Steve Zimmerman, she co-authored Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Sustainability, published by Jossey-Bass in 2010. Her new book, The Nonprofit's Guide to Human Resources, will be published by Nolo Press in the fall of 2011.

Jan’s community activities including serving on the board of New America Media and on the Advisory Board for Stanford Social Innovation Review. She is former chair of the Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center and the founding chair of San Francisco Foundation Community Initiative Funds. She served on the Governance and Fiduciary Working Group of the Panel on the Nonprofit Sector convened to advise the U.S. Senate Finance Committee.

Michael ReardonMichael Reardon is a Senior Change Management consultant with a passion for interacting, understanding, and communicating with different audiences. He currently facilitates change and adoption readiness for the major software implementation of enterprise clients, and focuses his over-arching career theme revolves around new technologies, teaching/learning, and organizational effectiveness. Mr. Reardon obtained his PhD in Organizational Communication from Purdue University.

Check out his blog on Nonprofit Management at

Craig KingCraig King is Executive Director of Greater Opportunities. Craig’s passion is to develop equal opportunities for people who are disadvantaged and disabled. As Executive Director at Greater Opportunities he brings experience with disability issues, appreciation of human diversity, and extensive training and management experience in social services. He is Trustee for a sibling who is developmentally delayed. His family upbringing encompassed a wide range of cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds. He attended public schools in Mexico City, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Paris, France and the Imperial County in Southern California. His education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and Master’s Degrees in Social Work and in Sociology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His work experience includes Director of Employment and Training at Jewish Vocational Services in Detroit, Michigan; Chief Executive Officer at Rehabilitation Services of Northern California; and Chief Executive Officer at Easter Seals Northern California. He enjoys reading history, live music, mountain biking, desert camping and world travel. He and his wife share their home with two beloved Siamese cats, Dylan and Soleil.

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