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Tech trends of 2013 and what your nonprofit needs to know

With everyone buying smartphones and tablets and more services going online, you might be wondering how this all relates back to your nonprofit? How do these trends affect your fundraising, service delivery and administration? Join us on Jan 15th to catch up on what’s going on in the tech world and get a glimpse of the future (and the present, which sometimes feels a lot like the future!) in a friendly, non-techy, nonprofit-focused environment.

At our first event of 2013, Jane Zhang (the ED of TechSoup Canada) will be joining us to speak about the technology trends she is seeing, how they are changing the way we live, play and interact, and what this means for us as nonprofits. She will discuss how technology is shifting from something that we need to adapt to, to something that adapts to us and makes our lives more convenient. This includes touch screens and gesture-controlled interfaces, mobile payments, integration across devices, 3D printing and more. The session will include concrete examples as well as discussion around why nonprofits need to be aware of these trends and how we can make use of them in our work.

This event will be livestreamed, so you can attend no matter where you are! Joining is easy as there is no need to RSVP; just go to around 5:30pm Eastern Time.

Hashtag: #Net2TO

Speaker: Jane Zhang, Executive Director, TechSoup Canada
Jane Zhang is a proud cat-lover, video gamer and Executive Director at TechSoup Canada. She has extensive experience the IT field as well as in the non-profit sector; in particular she has both founded and acted in a leadership role in nonprofit organizations aimed at helping to bridge the digital divide. In her current role at TechSoup Canada, Jane is helping to build relationships between the voluntary, public, and private sectors to make technology more accessible for charity and nonprofits. TechSoup Canada’s product donations program now provides over 300 products from over 25 donor partners to the sector. Jane is also the Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at the Information Technology Association of Canada, where she is working to promote the integration of CSR into core business practices for the ICT sector in Canada.

If you RSVP and find out later that you can’t attend, please change your RSVP to “Not Attending” to accommodate others who may be interested.
Donation price: $5.00 (Pay in cash at the door. Receipts available.)

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  • Marcy B.

    How should we prepare for HTML 5--particularly those of us embarking on the development of new websites?

    January 15, 2013

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