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Feb. 12: 2019 Tech4Good Trends

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Join us for a great panel discussion about 2019 Tech4Good Trends to watch. The panelists will share some opening remarks about digital strategy, website design, IT issues and more. Afterwards, we will open it up for general discussion and questions.

Panelists:

Colin Delany
https://www.linkedin.com/in/colindelany/

Jonah Goodman
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonahgoodman/

Johan Hammerstrom
https://www.linkedin.com/in/johan-hammerstrom-7161875/

Mia Logan
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mia-logan-09b66821/

Date: Tuesday, February 12
Time: 6:30-8 pm
Location: WeWork The Apollo
810 7th Street NE Washington, DC[masked]https://www.wework.com/buildings/the-apollo--washington-DC

Look forward to seeing you there!

** Bring a photo ID and scan it at the guest registration tablets at the front desk when you arrive at WeWork The Apollo.
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Topics:
- Future of Social Media
- New Models of Digital Organizing
- User Data & Privacy
- Mobile Responsive, Apps & Beyond
- Desktop vs Online Software

Questions:
- How do we rethink websites in the age of mobile and social media?
- Drupal, WordPress or another CMS, best tools for managing websites?
- Google Docs vs. Microsoft Office, who will win the software wars?
- Luminate, Salesforce, Salsa, EveryAction and Engaging Networks, how will things shake out in a crowded CRM field?
- Where are people going if they are abandoning Facebook?

We will also talk about focusing on social good and social impact across sectors. Recent examples of Jose Andres and &Pizza stepping in to help feed government workers are great examples of companies focusing on social good, not just nonprofits. The focus on social good and social impact comes from all sectors, so how can sectors collaborate & have the greatest impact?
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Focus on Social Good & Social Impact Across Sectors
https://www.linkedin.com/in/roshanikothari/

I have been inspired by the #HowIBuiltThis podcast with Guy Raz and taking the lessons learned from the experiences of start up entrepreneurs, and applying them to the social impact organizations. Check out the interviews with founders of DoorDash, Kickstarter and AirBnb. https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510313/how-i-built-this

How can we apply the same entrepreneurial, innovative, agile spirit as we think about the work of social impact organizations in 2019?

More collaboration, more social listening, more engagement, more innovation...What problem are you trying to solve? What niche are you trying to fill?

DoorDash started as a restaurant delivery service filling a need, but their vision is much broader as a logistics company. It's fascinating to learn about it's evolution and think about how the lessons can be applied to the social impact sector...Thinking ahead, it may be best if we retire the use of the word "nonprofit" and use "social impact organizations" or something else?

Recent examples of Jose Andres and &Pizza stepping in to help feed government workers is a great example of blurring of how companies are doing social good, not just nonprofits. The focus on social good and social impact comes from all sectors, so what's next?

How can we apply the lessons learned from Canva to the Tech4Good sector?
https://www.npr.org/2019/01/24/688299882/canva-melanie-perkins