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20NTC Session Proposal

Putting Your Data On The Map: Techniques And Tools For Impact


Do you use location data to advance your mission? You don’t have to be a data geek to use mapping and spatial analysis to target your beneficiaries, measure your impact, or engage your stakeholders. In this session, you will learn about opportunities to apply Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to your work; the learning resources and relevant solutions to help you get started today.

We will show you the technology in action, share real-world success stories, and lay out a roadmap for how you can get started.

Learning Outcomes

  • Consider how to visualize your outcomes data using maps
  • Recognize how maps can revolutionize the way you deliver services
  • Choose free and low-cost mapping tools


Eric Lovell

Account Manager


Eric is an Account Manager with the Nonprofit & Global Organizations team at Esri. He supports research policy centers and humanitarian organizations in the Washington D.C. area. Prior to joining Esri, Eric completed his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Colorado. Eric is a West Virginia native and enjoys any opportunity to return to the Mountain State’s rivers and streams.

Salim Sawaya



At Esri, we believe that location and GIS technology can help our customers and partners to make a difference in the world. Having worked at Esri for the past 15 years, Mr. Salim Sawaya is the Manager of Esri’s Nonprofit & Global Organizations (NGO) team based in Washington, DC. Esri’s NGO team leads Esri’s work and partnerships with UN agencies and other International Organizations, Nonprofits and Foundations, and US Foreign Assistance agencies working in the fields of sustainable development, humanitarian assistance, and conservation. He has 18 years of experience working in the fields of ICT and GIS in positions focused on requirements analysis, solution design, implementation planning, application development, customer support, project management, business development and marketing. He holds a MS in Geographic and Cartographic Sciences from George Mason University, 2008, and a BA in Economics from Bucknell University, 2000.

Emily Swenson

Nonprofit Program Manager


At Esri, Emily helps nonprofit organizations to make a difference in the world through the use of mapping, location data, and analytics. Esri’s Nonprofit Organization Program was established in 2010 as means to get GIS technology & resources into the hands of organizations that are leading important work, at the local to the global scale. Before coming to Esri in 2015, Emily obtained a BA in Environmental Studies & Geography from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and is actively continuing her studies through a the Geographic Information Systems graduate certificate program from Penn State. Emily has experience applying GIS to community development, natural resource management, and youth education efforts in both her work and off time and is passionate about helping others to do the same.





March 13, 2019


1:30pm – 2:45pm

CFRE Credits

NFR - 1.25

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