Here’s a topic we can talk about for a solid hour: how nonprofits can use the latest technology to navigate challenges and implement solutions. We’ve talked in the past about how nonprofits sometimes aren’t as adequately able to keep up with the latest technology the same way big businesses can. After all, many nonprofits rely on volunteers, and they have to make as much use out of limited resources to accomplish their mission.

But technology really should still be a priority.

To explore this importance, we hosted a fireside chat and talked with three representatives from nonprofit organizations our business serves. Although these are large nonprofits with more budget to spend and more staff members involved, they still have limited resources compared with the huge mission they are up against. And they know the importance of doing the absolute most with the resources they have. Technology goes a long way in helping them accomplish that.

At this Fireside Chat, we talked with:

  • Amber Brown, director of operations for For Oak Cliff, a nonprofit that strives to help its community overcome systemic oppression through education while also increasing social mobility and social capital.
  • Jude Shingle, arts program director for Erie Center for Arts & Technology, which provides adult career training programs and afterschool arts programs for teens in Erie County, Pennsylvania.
  • Yasmin Delahoussaye, program director for Educating Students Together, which seeks to empower economically disadvantaged students in their pursuit of college education.

Although their approaches differed slightly, all three agreed