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20NTC Session Proposal

Preparing for the Worst: Disaster Recovery 101

Submitted by: Kelly Yaker NTEN Member badge | Arreva


Picture it: you’re standing in your office with a coworker who’s telling you that you’ve lost your donor database. Everything. One of your most valuable assets has just up and vanished. What do you do now? You have three options: panic and cry, get to work pulling together your last database backup, or try to piece together what remains from other systems. Or, you could those scenarios by planning ahead and putting together a strategy that makes disaster recovery look like a piece of cake.

Learning Outcomes

  • Outline the basics of database governance
  • Determine database roles and responsibilities
  • Set a realistic database backup schedule


Chris Fink

VP Customer Support & Implementation


Chris has spent more than 15 years working with over 100 nonprofit organizations, large and small. Experienced with both technology and fundraising, Chris oversees Arreva’s Product Development, Services and Marketing divisions. Prior to joining Arreva, Chris managed IT operations and was a Senior Software Trainer in the retail industry. Chris holds a B.A. degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Ramona Dopps

Data and Administrative Director

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho Inc.

Ramona Dopps has over 25 years of experience working in non-profits and technology in Boise, Idaho. She started her path in data and technology management at National Data Corporation and then moved into the non-profit arena at Idaho Public Television as the director of membership and managed their donor database, direct mail program in addition to on-air fundraising. She started work at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Idaho in March of 2014 to help with the conversion of their database to the cloud-based system, Beyond. She is responsible for management and oversight of the RMHC Idaho databases and technology needs.

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E147 - E148


March 13, 2019


10:30am – 11:45am



CFRE Credits

NFR - 1.25

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