22NTC Session: Fundraising
Getting to Yes: How Fundraising, Communications and Tech Teams Choose New Software Together
Submitted by: Mitch Stein | Pond


So often organizations fall behind on technical innovation or continue using systems that aren’t serving them because of the challenges with cross-department collaboration. The truth is, these conflicts and discussions between teams or departments are as much a negotiation as one you do with an outside vendor.

In this session, we’ll review the language, process and framework that’s most effective for driving innovative decisions and investments forward – especially between the fundraising, communications and IT departments. The collaboration of these teams’ expertise can lead to prudent and thoughtful decisions, but requires highly effective communication to remain efficient and agile when it comes to technology.

We’ll apply these concepts to real world examples like selecting a new CRM, event management platform or stewardship tool.

Session Type

30 minute session

Learning Outcomes

  • Drive a greater understanding of the power of negotiation that already lies within each of us
  • Bridge the language gap between more technical staff and less-technical staff closer to the impact of new tools
  • Provide a framework for software decision making that is transparent, efficient and equitable

Target Audience

IT, Fundraising and Comms leaders that currently participate or want to participate in driving new software decisions and investments


March 23, 2022


11:15am – 11:45am PST