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20NTC Session Proposal

Reinvigorate Your Programs and Events Through Multi-Directional Learning

Submitted by: Peggy Duvette NTEN Member badge | Netsuite


Who wants to sit through another presentation or demo? Not us! In the past year, NGO Source and Oracle NetSuite Social Impact have designed programs and events with co-learning objectives and multi-directional learning activities. These nonprofit events, webinars, and programs became more interactive, livelier, and productive once we realized we all have the answers; believing each participant embodies part of the solution.  Join this workshop that promises to push your idea of who is the educator, what your event or program can be, and create at least one amazing collaborative learning opportunity in your world.

Learning Outcomes

  • Design at least one new co-learning opportunity or integrate co-learning into an existing opportunity
  • Utilize basic principles of multi-directional learning in program development
  • Pivot your organization or team to a more collaborative culture 




Debra Askanase

Social Impact Program Manager, Capacity-Building Initiatives

Oracle NetSuite

I am honored to be part of the NTEN, nptech and nonprofit communities. I started my career in nonprofits as a community organizer, expanding to become a program director and an executive director. After graduating from business school in 2008, I founded my own digital strategy company for nonprofits, Community Organizer 2.0, and taught social media strategy at Marlboro College Graduate School. Since May 2017, I’ve been honored to work with the Social Impact team at Oracle NetSuite, managing our global pro bono initiatives. It’s my pleasure to continue to collaborate with the nptech community in this role, and I look forward to building more connections and community at 19NTC.

Want to chat about non-nptech stuff? Yes! Hit me up about…Boston Red Sox, excellent ice cream retailers, sci fi or fantasy fiction, musicals, and anything else you want to talk about. Plus, always looking for a good veggie restaurant while at NTC!

LaCheka Phillips

Program Manager, NGOsource and Grantmaker Success


LaCheka Phillips is the Program Manager for NGOsource – a program of TechSoup and the Council on Foundations, where she has been responsible for NGOsource’s operational success for nearly three years. As the NGOsourceress, as her team affectionately calls her, she manages stakeholder relationships and works to improve the technical solutions for the program. When she is not working with NGOsource, she facilitates TechSoup Tours, a quarterly webinar/virtual tour featuring

LaCheka has represented NGOsource at two NetSuite Oracle Buildathon events, and she champions a culture of collaboration with a focus on relationships. Prior to joining NGOsource, she operated her own consultancy in Nashville for 16 years called The Go2Chic, where she provided business management and operational support for small to mid-sized businesses and nonprofits. When she is not working, you can find her cooking, spending time with family and exploring the SF Bay area (all things food and music).

Kevin Martone

Technology Program Manager

Harold Grinspoon Foundation

Kevin has 20+ years managing teams and processes to effectively implement business systems and communications tools based on organization requirements. He has helped research and implement websites, intranets, financial calculators, donor management systems, social media presences, etc. in financial services and nonprofit organizations.

Kevin currently works with small and medium size nonprofits to help them reach their outreach and communications goals. He also develops and delivers professional development programs in the areas of communications and the effective use of data and databases.

Kevin enjoys preparing and delivering presentations on various subjects in person and via Webinars to diverse audiences.

Kevin is a big fan of the Heath Brothers, especially Switch and The Power of Moments. He is also interested in the ideas of Design Thinking about how it can be leveraged effectively. More recently, he is considering how to best utilize the learning from Priya Parker’s The Art of Gathering.

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March 13, 2019


3:15pm – 4:30pm



CFRE Credits

NFR - 1.25

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