Tell us about yourself.
My name is Chris Beach and I am the Executive Director of the Relationship Foundation of Virginia. I have been in the nonprofit field for 6 1/2 years. I have worked for Big Brothers Big Sisters and FRIENDS Association for Children. Prior to my work in the nonprofit field, I was a teacher for 12 years at the elementary and middle school levels.
How is technology transforming the way nonprofits operate and fulfill their missions? In many different ways, it turns out. According to Independent Sector’s Nine Key Trends Shaping the Future of the Charitable Sector, there are a few key areas where technology is, and will continue, to have a major effect. We recap those areas here, with local examples and resources.
The availability and aggregation of real-time data will make measuring outcomes easier and more meaningful, will help inform decision making, and aid in the development of new business models. We spoke with two local nonprofits who have been using real-time data in their daily work:
Get to know this week's spotlight - Damon Jiggetts, Executive Director of the Peter Paul Development Center - and featured speaker at The Top 40 Under 40 Nonprofit Spotlight with YNPN RVA & Style Weekly!