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20NTC Session Proposal

Talking Tech to Your Board

Submitted by: Peggy Duvette NTEN Member badge | Netsuite


Boards aren’t always thrilled about approving investments in technology, yet nonprofit organizations are required to report on a multitude of topics, with little staff capacity. Board and committee meetings leave executive directors, finance, and development teams scrambling to find the resources for reporting out and managing programs. Art in Action, Oracle NetSuite Social Impact, and the Taproot Foundation will explore how to introduce innovative technology to your Board of Directors. Learn how to bring technology to your Board so they become more savvy experts and more energized about tech decisions.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify what is missing from your board around tech capacity
  • Learn specific techniques on how to address technology to your board
  • Develop a plan on how to sustain the technology discussion/strategy with your board


Peggy Duvette

Senior Director of Social Impact

Oracle NetSuite

Peggy has been a thought leader in technology & social change for over 15 years. As the Senior Director of Social Impact at Oracle NetSuite, she is responsible for the software donation of the NetSuite products to nonprofits located all around the world as well as all pro bono and capacity interventions for nonprofits customers. She is committed to helping nonprofits and social enterprises to further their social impact through technology. Previously, as Executive Director of WiserEarth, Peggy was responsible for growing an online community of over 80,000 members from all around the world working towards sustainability and social justice issues. She earned an MBA with honors in Management and Sustainability from SFSU. She is a board member of WiserGiving.

Rebecca Wang


Taproot Foundation

Rebecca Wang is driven by her personal passion and belief that any individual can make social impact, and that everyone has a responsibility to serve.

Rebecca most recently led Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s award-winning employee engagement strategy – which included everything from hands-on/ team-building activities to skills-based and pro bono volunteering – for its employees worldwide.

She moved into the corporate world when hired by Cisco Systems in 2000, to design and scale the company’s volunteer program globally and manage the Cisco Systems Foundation matching gift and disaster relief programs. She then joined Hewlett Packard in 2010.

Rebecca has her professional roots in the nonprofit sector, spending ten years as a fundraiser and volunteer manager at a variety of organizations including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and YMCA.

She currently serves as a Board member on two national organizations focused on social impact through pro bono volunteering: Taproot Foundation and CreateAthon.

Mizgon Darby

Executive Director

Arts in Action

As a seasoned professional in marketing, digital strategy, and fund development in the nonprofit sector, Mizgon leads Art in Action’s strategic growth and program initiatives through new partnerships and funding sources.





March 14, 2019


10:30am – 11:45am



CFRE Credits

NFR - 1.25

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