Setting Up Your Nonprofit’s Tech Stack

October 4th: 10-10:50am PST

Selecting the right software to help your organization collect, manage, analyze, and/or communicate data about your work in your community is an important decision that can have major consequences. Unfortunately, there is no silver bullet software – every organization is going to use an array of different technology tools that serve complementary purposes. In this training, we will explore the categories of software tools your organization may want to consider as you grow in your ability to measure your impact. We will also share several of the category-leading tech tools used by many small and mid-sized nonprofits. And we will illustrate a process for selecting new software (including templates) that you can use for your next technology selection task.

Paul is the founder of Coeffect, a Denver-based consulting firm that helps innovative social sector leaders leverage data to understand their impact and make a difference in their clients’ lives. Paul works exclusively with nonprofits and for-impact businesses, helping them establish foundational data strategies, habits for data collection and analysis, and data systems they need to grow. Since founding Coeffect in 2016, Paul has worked with over 65 nonprofit clients, and has led trainings with hundreds of social sector leaders through the Good Tech Fest, Nonprofit Learning Lab, Colorado Nonprofit Association, Social Venture Partners Denver, and others.

Prior to starting Coeffect, Paul served as the lead internal evaluator at Safe & Sound, a San Francisco-based family resource center developing a data-informed model to strengthen families and promote positive child development. He also worked for Protiviti, an international consulting firm providing internal audit services to Fortune 500 clients and Pac-12 Universities. Paul holds degrees in Business Management and Arts Administration from Arizona State University. He serves on the Board of Social Venture Partners Denver and is a member of the data & evaluation committee for Metro Caring, one of Colorado’s leading food sovereignty organizations.

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