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Good Tech Fest 2021 is Better than Ever – Don’t Miss Out!


The Good Tech Fest asks: how can you use technology to further the mission of your organization? Exponent Partners is proud to sponsor this virtual conference that resonates so deeply with our mission. Good Tech Fest is a community of people who believe in creating impact in this world. We are nonprofit executive directors, foundation program officers, social entrepreneurs, data analysts, product managers, technologists, data nerds, and more. The Good Tech Fest community works for change and believes if we responsibly use data and technology that we can be more effective in achieving that mission.  You can register for free using the code FriendOfTheNerd.

Moving the Fest Online

In the spring of 2020, Good Tech Fest was scheduled to take place in-person in Chicago. But as it became clear the COVID-19 pandemic was going to force a halt to large indoor gatherings, conference organizers pivoted to offering the conference online. It was a huge success! More than 1,500 people from 42 countries participate in Good Tech Fest virtually and organizers are striving to make this year’s event the most global, representative, and accessible yet!

Must See Breakout Sessions on Fundraising and Philanthropy

The Good Tech Fest community works to utilize data and technology for social impact. Unlike other nonprofit or social sector technology conferences, Good Tech Fest sessions are very much focused on program and field technologies. But the core of this event is a passion for social impact. The 2021 Good Tech Fest boasts 80 engaging sessions and inspiring speakers kicking off with over 10 keynotes on Tuesday May 18th at 1:10pm Central / 11:10am Pacific / 2:10pm Eastern. Then on Wednesday May 19th you’ll have over 50 sessions to choose from on how changemakers today can leverage data for social impact. Don’t miss these sessions featuring our staff and colleagues.

Leveraging Data to Understand the Relationship between Impact and Fundraising

Wed May 19, 12:00pm – 12:30p, CDT / 10:00am – 10:30am PDT(30 Min)

Lara Hoke Kimberley Senior Consultant, Fundraising Lead, Exponent Partners
Julie Feener, Director of Client Services for Philanthropy, Fundraising & Education, Exponent Partners

For many years, organizations have struggled with how to communicate their impact. Even today, within the sector, organizations struggle with explaining how their work makes a difference and what that work generates in regards to social return of donor investments. This session takes a high-level look at how to tie a logic-model based outcomes measurement strategy to strategic fundraising initiatives to drive organizational communications around impact.

Philanthropy at a Crossroads: An Inside Look at the Latest Salesforce.Org Grants Management Solutions to Meet this Moment

Wed May 19, 12:45pm – 1:45pm CDT / 10:45am – 11:45am PDT  (1 Hour)

Ursula Stewart, Grantmaking Industry Advisor,
Pamela Fitch, Philanthropy Practice Account Executive, Exponent Partners
Brent Shively, Lead Solution Engineer for Foundations,

Whether responding to the COVID-19 pandemic or mass demonstrations in support of the Movement for Black Lives, many grantmakers want to better support society’s most marginalized communities. The philanthropy sector has a unique opportunity to loosen the fetters of institutional processes to ramp up impact, to fund innovatively, and encourage projects that address structural issues that limit equity during this public health crisis and beyond.

To achieve this goal, grantmakers need the right technology. is the social impact center of Salesforce focused on partnering with the global community of changemakers. As a social enterprise business unit dedicated to creating solutions for nonprofit, educational, and philanthropic organizations, innovates on top of the world’s #1 CRM, channeling the philanthropic power of employees, customers and partners to join our global movement for good.

Join this session for an engaging discussion on philanthropy trends and a live demonstration of the Salesforce Grants Management solution. Built in collaboration with the grantmaking and nonprofit communities, this deep dive will focus on the user experience of applicants; grantees; and grantmakers. From engaging with stakeholders to managing grant portfolios and out-of-the box reports to help track your foundation’s impact, get a peek of Salesforce’s new Grants Management solution.

Can’t Miss Keynotes

For our 2021 Good Tech Fest Keynote on May 18th join a fantastic group of panel discussions and fireside chats including:

Register Today!

What are you waiting for? Join the virtual conference where the global community of change-makers comes together. Register today to reserve your spot.  You can register for free using the code FriendOfTheNerd. We look forward to seeing you there!