When nonprofits and the technology sector get together, it’s a beautiful thing.
But all too often, there’s a gap between the two.
That’s why Emily Steinberg of Marathon Kids, and Brad Smith, executive director of WebVisions, want you to vote for their SXSW panel, “Infinite Hack: Untap Synergies for NPOs and Tech”.
In their session, Emily and Brad will share past successes and make a case for the tech sector and nonprofits to “stop giving each other the hairy eyeball and start making friends.”
It doesn’t stop at just talk.
Emily and Brad will take a nonprofit in the room through an accellerated hackathon-style process of identification, ideation and implementation. This will demonstrate an agile scrum-style process that can help bring nonprofits and tech together.
This session, if voted on and approved, would explore these five areas:
- What does it look like to reframe the relationship between non-profits and technology into something synergistic? Are we ready to transcend transactionary relations and look at true partnerships between NPO and the tech worlds?
- How can NPOs become more agile, combining their expertise with the technology and tools to be more effective at their mission?
- What do tech companies stand to gain by fostering ongoing connections with NPO/NGOs?
- What’s already being done to bring technology and non-profits together more successfully? What examples can we look to, who’s behind these efforts and what can we learn from them?
- Is it really possible to find out-of-the-box solutions to the tech/NPO silo? And can we do it, with an audience member from the room, in ten minutes or less?!
Nonprofits and technology can find better, more mutually-beneficial ways of working together. Vote for this panel and we’ll explore how.