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2014 Nonprofit Technology Summit

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1101 6th St SW, Washington, DC 20024


More than 200 nonprofit executives, tech enthusiasts, and innovators swarmed Arena Stage for Do Something Better - A Nonprofit Technology Summit on March 25th. Hosted by Connect.DC, national nonprofit EveryoneOn and the Mayor's Office of Partnerships and Grant Services (OPGS), this summit served as a platform for nonprofits to incorporate tech into daily operations and outreach as well as join the effort to combat the digital divide in the District. Attendees were treated to engaging panels, workshops, and sessions featuring Deputy Mayor Victor Hoskins, Laura Breeden and Gustavo Velasquez, as well as representatives from Microsoft, Discovery Education, Peer Insight, the National League of Cities (NLC) and more. Attendees also browsed over 20 exhibitor tables which highlighted products, programs, and initiatives to help nonprofits expand technology resources.

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Gustavo Velasquez' keynote speech
Laura Breeden's slide deck
Startup Middle School's slide deck
List of resources discussed in Faster, Smoother, Slimmer Nonprofit Operations panel
More about Design Thinking


9:30 a.m.

Check-in & Registration

10:00 a.m.

Opening Session
Deputy Mayor Victor L. Hoskins
DC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development

Special Remarks
Laura Breeden
Program Director, Public Computing/Broadband Adoption, NTIA, US Commerce Dept.

Keynote Speech
Gustavo Velasquez
Executive Director, Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC)

10:30 a.m.

Breakout Session I

11:45 a.m.

Luncheon Program

Lafayette Barnes
Director, DC Office of Partnerships and Grant Services (OPGS)

Remarks & Joint Announcement
Rob Mancini
CTO, DC Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO)

Zach Leverenz
CEO, EveryoneOn

Panel: Digital Citizenship – What It Means To Be Fully Engaged
John B. Horrigan, Ph.D., Independent Technology Policy Consultant
Jeff Prudhomme, Ph.D., Interactivity Foundation 
Brent Wilkes, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

Nicol Turner-Lee, Ph.D.
Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC)

1:00 p.m.

Power Networking

1:30 p.m.

Breakout Session II

2:45 p.m.


Wrap Up Session

Community Announcements (open to all)

Contest Results & Summit Highlights
Delano Squires
Director, Connect.DC

Special thanks to our emcee, Nicol Turner-Lee, Ph.D., Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC)!

Breakout Session I

Leveraging Technology to Reach Audiences Nicole C. Lee, Esq., TransAfrica
Eric Rardin, Care2
Jane Tobler, Vanguard Communications

Moderator: Julie Dixon, Georgetown University

Faster, Smoother, Slimmer Nonprofit Operations

Peter Campbell, Legal Services Corporation
Ashish Jaiman, Microsoft
Stephen Wakefield, Discovery Education

Moderator: David Deal, Community IT Innovators

Workshop: Design Thinking for Growth

Natalie Foley, Peer Insight
Alissa Millenson, Peer Insight

Breakout Session II

What Works to Bridge the Digital Divide?


David Keyes, City of Seattle via Google Hangout
Laura Lane, Partnership for a Connfected Illinois via Google Hangout
Zach Leverenz, EveryoneOn
Delano Squires, Connect.DC

Moderator: Julia Pulidindi, National League of Cities (NLC)

Funding for Social Good Projects

Moncef Belyamani, Ohana API
Sarah Koch, Case Foundation
Erik Rapprich, Citizinvestor 

Moderator: Sheila Dugan, EveryoneOn

Innovative Programs to Reach Youth

Glennette Clark, DCWW Girls Rock On the Web (GROW)
Gerard Cooper, IT Computer Wiz Kids
Patrick Gusman, Startup Middle School Program
Students, Howard University Middle School

Moderator: Amanda Miller Littlejohn, Mopwater PR


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Jill Melnicki
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