21NTC Session

Emerging Tech Trends and their Impact on Social Good


Emerging tech trends such as AI, bots, livestreaming, deepfake videos, influencers/creator culture and IoT are changing the world we live in. This session can help you understand what’s coming. We’ll provide some thoughts on what’s relevant for nonprofit organizations and how you can prepare to navigate or even take advantage of coming innovations to propel your org’s mission, During this session, we’ll discuss how trends such as AI, deep fakes, chat bots, and more will affect our ability to connect and communicate, and how they’ll impact causes and campaigns. During our discussion, we’ll dispel myths and incorrect theories about emerging tech and tell you what you need to know in order to begin recalibrating in advance of the next tech wave. 

Session Type

60 minute session

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how these digital trends can be used to benefit your communication across the board
  • Participants will learn how to analyze tech trends for usage in their organizations to begin planning for the future
  • Get tips and tricks for how you can leverage new tech to turbocharge your impact, outreach and fundraising

Target Audience

any org looking to stay on the cutting edge and optimize their relevancy in a changing world


Cheryl Contee

Founder & Chair

Do Big Things

Cheryl Contee is The Impact Seat’s Chief Innovation Officer and award-winning Founder & Chair of the mission-driven digital agency Do Big Things. Passionate about creating new tech and new narrative for a new era, Cheryl uses her vast experience in startup entrepreneurship and community engagement to lead our portfolio companies and fund investments to success. Previously, Cheryl was CEO of Fission Strategy, which brought Silicon Valley startup culture to the world’s leading causes and campaigns. She’s the co-founder of Attentive.ly, the first tech startup with a black female founder to be acquired by a NASDAQ company, the National Board Chair for Netroots Nation, a Senior Advisor for Astia and the first portfolio company board member of New Media Ventures. Cheryl is the Amazon bestselling author of Mechanical Bull: How You Can Achieve Startup Success.. Learn more: www.dobigthings.today

Kamika Dunlap

Chief Strategist, Communications

Women's Foundation California

Kamika leads the WFC communications team and is responsible for increasing the Foundation’s visibility and recognition as a philanthropic leader and partner in advancing gender, racial and economic justice. She has experience in government relations and has worked in politics and as a journalist. Kamika earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Syracuse University and a Masters of Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism. She enjoys watching sports, playing golf, learning Spanish and lives with her partner in Oakland.



March 23, 2021


9:45am – 10:45am