Nonprofit organizations, in an effort to streamline their costs and their efforts, need to think strategically about technology. Not to mention that hard economic times demand that all organizations develop creative and innovative ways of looking at their programming, infrastructure, and fundraising. In this workshop, we’ll show you how to save costs on IT by moving your infrastructure to the cloud, specifically talking about Google Apps (Google Email, Calendar, Documents/Drive and Sites), which are available at NO COST to nonprofit organizations through the Google for Nonprofits program at http://www.google.com/nonprofits/.
- What is Google Apps for Nonprofits
- How you can register your organization for the program
- What Google products are most useful for you?
- Best Practices for moving your organization to Google Apps
- Case Studies of other organizations who have made the switch
Marc Baizman has been involved with nonprofits and technology for the past ten years. He was the co-chair for the Young Nonprofit Professional’s Network – Boston chapter from 2010-2011 and the founder of the Boston Nonprofit Salesforce User Group in 2008. Up until the end of 2009, Marc was Technology Director at Root Cause, a nonprofit in Cambridge, MA that helps social innovators and educates social impact investors. As the first and only technology staff person, he was responsible for all things tech, from debugging network cables to disaster recovery planning. Before joining Root Cause, Marc was working at NPower as a Senior Project Manager in Consulting Services, specializing in helping nonprofits customize Salesforce.com and building Drupal-based websites. Marc has an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a TESOL Certificate from Columbia Teacher’s College in New York City. He lives in Boston with his wonderful wife, Rachel, and their terrific cat, Hadley.
My Computer Guy was formed in 2009 when the economic downturn hit Marc’s nonprofit organization, and he couldn’t remain a full-time staff person. He already had a number of relationships with nonprofits in the greater New York and New England regions, and decided to switch to full-time consulting, specializing in cloud-based technologies like Google Apps, Salesforce.com, Box.com, and others. Since 2010, My Computer Guy has helped 28 different nonprofit organizations with their technology systems.