Aki has spent the last 5 years working with small nonprofit and philanthropic organizations while wearing many different hats: operations, database management, website development, strategic planning, membership, communications… you name it! She is passionate about working with and supporting mission-driven organizations, and is deeply committed to embedding equitable practices and perspectives in all areas of her work. Locally, Aki serves on the steering committees of the Seattle-based chapters of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) and the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP). She holds a B.A. with Honors in History from Grinnell College, and an M.A. with Distinction in Southeast Asian Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. In her spare time, Aki enjoys traveling and finding new places to try tasty treats. Pronouns: she/her/hers
Sam is an organizer and technology professional working to make the nonprofit sector a leader in the fight for an equitable society. Sam manages the nonprofit-only consulting team at Tech Impact which helps nonprofits understand how technology can (or cannot) support their missions and build power in their communities. Sam has technical expertise in the areas of data science, digital security, and digital transformation. Sam uses they/them pronouns and lives in a communal home in West Philadelphia, PA, United States of America.
Monica S. Flores builds digital products to support a socially just, environmentally sustainable, equitable society. Since 2004, she has built websites, launched digital platforms, and led redesign/refactoring for 240+ US-based & global membership groups, non-profits, public agencies, and startups, including Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, Ashoka’s Changemakers, GIST Network for the U.S. Department of State, Global Entrepreneurship Network, and Green America.
Janice Chan consults (shiftandscaffold.com), teaches data management, and helps run NTEN’s Nonprofits and Data online community group. She has spent 12+ years, mostly in nonprofits, organizing and restructuring information and how it flows so that teams can work together more effectively and focus on their missions. This includes data management, event and volunteer management, marketing and communications, curriculum development, technical training, knowledge management, and project management. Her interests include service design, making information more usable and accessible, and eating her way through multiple countries. Find her on Twitter @curiositybone.
Aparna is the Director of Technology Operations at Global Citizen Year as well as a co-organizer of the Oakland NTEN Nonprofit Tech Club. Originally from the East Coast, Aparna has spent the last 5 years at Global Citizen Year working in admissions, enrollment, and most recently in technology operations. Post-graduation, Aparna served as an Americorps* VISTA at a civil and immigrant rights organization in Washington DC. This experience kicked off Aparna’s nonprofit career and she has since then worked at a variety of organizations with technology being the common thread. Aparna is passionate about helping people be more effective and efficient by using technology innovatively and appropriately. She loves learning about new tools, tinkering, and bringing people together to talk nonprofit tech!