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TNB Roundtable: Nonprofit Data & Evaluation from a Grantmaker's Perspective

Deborah Elizabeth Finn, Tech Networks of Boston

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (EDT)

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Participation in this TNB Roundtable session is free of charge to employees of nonprofit organizations. However, you must have a confirmed reservation in order to attend. So please give us a definite YES or NO answer! If your response is MAYBE or UNDECIDED, you will be placed on the waiting list, and the seat will be given to an invitee who has responded with a YES.
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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Tech Networks of Boston (also known as TNB) invites local employees of nonprofit organizations to a Roundtable session on data and evaluation from the perspective of grantmakers.

Our first session on this topic took place in March, and evoked such strong interest that it was booked to capacity in two hours, with more than 130 people on the waiting list.  We therefore are eager to offer a reprise of this session. Jessica del Rosario of the Massachusetts Convergence Partnership has very kindly volunteered to assemble a panel of grantmakers for this session:

  • Dian Quinn Parker, Senior Vice President, Senior Philanthropic Relationship Manager, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

  • Catherine Dun Rappaport, Vice President of Learning, Research and Analytics, United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley

  • Prentice Zinn, Director, GMA Foundations

  • Jessica del Rosario, Project Director, Massachusetts Convergence Partnership


We invite you to participate in a candid conversation with funders about how they think about and assess nonprofits’ data and evaluation systems, and the uses and limits of data and evaluation in the application process. With increased competition for limited philanthropic dollars, many funders are using terms such as “return on investment,” when talking about making grants. Get a glimpse into what the panelists’ experiences have been in making these kinds of assessments, where they feel the strengths and weaknesses of a metrics-focused review process are, and how they think about rounding out the data picture.

In keeping with the spirit of the TNB Roundtable series, this session will NOT be a sales pitch for any product or service. Further, we ask the nonprofit professionals who attend NOT to pitch their organizations or specific projects to any of the panelists. This Roundtable is an educational opportunity for nonprofit professionals to learn along with their peers from other organizations.

Please also note:

1) This session is designed exclusively for employees of nonprofit organizations. It is not designed to meet the needs of vendors, volunteers, students, consultants, job-seekers, and others.

2) Priority in registration will be given to those who are employed by nonprofit organizations that hold full membership in the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.

3) Participation in this session is free of charge for nonprofit professionals. However, you must have a confirmed reservation in order to attend.

4) If this session is booked to capacity by the time you seek to register for it, please go ahead and put yourself on the waiting list. We have a good track record of finding seats for nonprofit professionals on the waiting list.

We hope that you can join us for a vigorous and informative conversation!

Best regards from Deborah

Deborah Elizabeth Finn | Senior Strategist
Tech Networks of Boston
1 Wadleigh Place | South Boston, MA 02127
Phone: 617.504.8188 | Fax: 888.527.9333
deborah@techboston.com | techboston.com
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Have questions about TNB Roundtable: Nonprofit Data & Evaluation from a Grantmaker's Perspective? Contact Deborah Elizabeth Finn, Tech Networks of Boston

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Associated Grant Makers
133 Federal Street, Suite 802
Boston, MA 02110

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (EDT)


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Deborah Elizabeth Finn, Tech Networks of Boston

Tech Networks of Boston helps mission-based organizations in Greater Boston enhance their effective use of information technology. Our services include IT strategic planning and assessment services, IT services management, project management, data integration, software development, web design, systems engineering, training, deskside support, and 24/7 support services including end-user support, remote server monitoring and emergency onsite service.

In addition to providing IT Services, Tech Networks of Boston engages with nonprofits in the Boston area. Our initiatives include our Roundtable events and our IT Community of Practice. These groups provide nonprofit professionals and consultants with networking and professional development opportunities.

TNB is also a leader in service to the community. We contribute financially and through hands-on work. Our partnerships include talent development with the Shriver Job Corps, protecting our climate with the Climate Action Business Association, and promoting nonprofit fundraisers through our Boston Charity Events newsletter and website. Participating generously and responsibly in our local, business, client and world communities are a core value of TNB.

Tech Networks of Boston is a Massachusetts Benefit corporation and a Certified B Corporation, underlining our commitment to serving triple bottom line values of "People, Planet, and Profit". Our mission is to enable organizations to use innovative and effective tools to serve human needs.

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