Coming to SXSW? The Future of Nonprofits Meetup

If you are attending SXSW this year I would LOVE to meet you at my Future of Nonprofits Meetup. Last year we had about 150+ folks attend from the nonprofit world, the social impact startup world and the social good world. We would love to have you!

It’s taking place

Tuesday, March 17
12:30PM – 1:30PM
JW Marriott Room 504

And we have an awesome line up of speakers who will expound upon their topic for 5 minutes or less. Take a look below and please leave us any thoughts in the comments section.


David J. Neff

PwC Digital, PwC Digital Strategy Manager

Topic: Intros and The Future of Money


Kristin Calhoun

Public Media Platform, Inc., Director

Topic:  Every now and then I feel a little bit terrified and then I see the look in your eyes

Every now and then I get a little bit tired of listening to the sound of my tears

Turn around, Every now and then I get a little bit nervous that the best of all the years have gone by.

Turn around non-profits. This talk will compare/contrast the state of not-for-profits vis a vis Turn Around Bright Eyes, by Bonnie Tyler.   


Miriam Kagan

Kimbia, Senior Fundraising Principal

Topic:  Through the lens of the CTO: IT, Data, and Analytics


Monica Williams
CEO, Giving City Magazine

Topic: The End of the White Board. Board diversity beyond tokens means nonprofit boards have to change how they organize and lead. Expect to feel awkward.


Marc Sirkin
Director, PwC Digital, former Chief Digital Marketing Officer, Autism Speaks

Topic: Why the digital fundraising future is here and why you aren’t ready.


Jarret Crippen
Scare for a Cure
President and Director of SCARE for a CURE

Topic: Volunteers, Life blood of Nonprofits


R.B. Brenner
University of Texas at Austin
Director, School of Journalism, Moody College

Topic: Why nonprofits should look to journalism schools for talent. Yes, some still want to write for The New York Times. But the digital/social media mind-sets and skill-sets that students are learning also translate well to the nonprofit world.


Chris Thomas
Sierra Club, Chief Innovation Officer

Topic: The Great Glass Elevator of Engagement: How to Wonkify Your Ladder of Engagement

Our great image is CC lic from this amazing artist.

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