Philly New Technology Meetup #33 - Jan 2017 - Social Impact


We kick off 2017 with a look at some of Philly's Social Impact technology. So many non-profits want to make the world a better place, but in this age of rapidly changing technologies, how can they keep up with their constituents? Philly has a great tech community focused on helping social impact organizations.

5:45 Networking and food
6:15 Welcome and sponsors
6:20 Demo: Bonbids
6:35 Demo: BackOffice Thinking
6:50 Spotlight: GoodCompany Ventures
6:55 Guest speaker: Richard Binswanger
7:25 Community discussion followed by Networking
7:30 Happy Hour

Sponsored by Duane Morris (, EisnerAmper (, Kopelman Foundation, and Ben Franklin Technology Partners (

Demo - Bonbids (, Monique Giroux (, @Bonbids (

Bonbids runs merchant promotions in a fundraising penny auction format.

Demo - BackOffice Thinking (, Paul Keogan & Shawn Holt, @BackOfficeThink (

BackOffice Thinking works with primarily mid-size and large non-profit organizations to transform their back office, web, fundraising, communication, finance and internal business processes. They will demo CRM for non-profits.

Spotlight - GoodCompany Ventures (, Garrett Melby

GCV has developed a rigorous curriculum and proven process for refining their raw passion and insight into scalable enterprises that deliver practical impact. Their core programming challenges social entrepreneurs to scope and quantify the opportunity that their innovation presents, refine their plan for execution and defend their capitalization strategy.

Guest Speaker - Richard Binswanger (

“A Call To Action: Can we make Philly an Epicenter for the Impact Economy”

Richard is founder and CEO of A Way To Donate which offers non-profits a free platform designed to maximize a new revenue stream. He is also a founding member of ImpactPHL, unifying stakeholders from the investment, philanthropic, civic, and entrepreneurial ecosystems to lead the growth of a global movement uniquely poised to define Philadelphia’s present and future.

Community Announcements

Hiring? Looking for a job? Promoting an event? Need to ask for help? Share your 30-second (not sales-oriented) announcement at our community meetup.

At least two companies present each month after our guest speaker. Apply here ( to demo at Philly New Tech Meetup.