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20NTC Session Proposal

Un-silo Without the Cost: Consolidated Reporting Across Databases


Unified databases (or worse: Data Warehouses) are expensive and complex options for any nonprofit. For most, they are no longer necessary. This session will provide a framework for deciding when you need integrated systems and when you need integrated reporting. For those integrated reporting challenges, we’ll provide guidance of live-data model approaches available with modern data visualization and reporting tools. These tools can provide lightweight solutions for combining multiple data sources and providing real-time or close to real-time data exploration. This session will provide an overview of vendors and approaches and help you select the best one for your needs.

Learning Outcomes

  • o Relate their own organizational goals to trends in data management tooling
  • o Identify opportunities to report across multiple systems without expensive integrations
  • o Create a short list of the best data visualization and reporting tools for their organization




Sam Chenkin

Director of Consulting

Tech Impact

Sam is the Director of Consulting Services at Tech Impact, a US based nonprofit providing support to the global nonprofit community. In this role they help organize the 10 person consulting staff as they help nonprofits focus on their mission. The team supports hundreds of nonprofits every year as they make decisions about their technology strategy, build data systems, and understand their data.

Sam’s responsibility is to help the nonprofit community think creatively about technology and find ways to harness it for true social change. Sam has a technical background and expertise in Office 365, Cloud Security, AI and ML, Salesforce, and other data and infrastructure related areas.

Sam uses they/them/theirs pronouns and can be reached at





March 15, 2019


10:30am – 11:45am



CFRE Credits

NFR - 1.25

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