The Future of Nonprofit Tech (Apr 19th)



Thursday, April 19th: 7:00PM-9:00PM
Prime Produce
424 W 54th St (between 9th and 10th aves)
New York, NY 10019

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Join us on April 19th for The Future of Nonprofit Tech, a networking + panel event with leaders developing platforms and adapting solutions for nonprofits to build capacity and accelerate their impact.

Technology is continuing to increasingly drive social innovation and sustainable impact in the nonprofit sector. From online engagement tools, to fundraising and volunteer platforms, to constituent relationship management systems, there’s a growing class of tech solutions that are meeting the unique needs of nonprofits. However, with nonprofits averaging half the operating IT budget of for-profit companies, the effectiveness of nonprofit tech depends as much on accessibility and strategic deployment as it does on the technology itself.

Join us for an interactive and immersive discussion on how companies and services providers are not only building solutions, but also making them accessible and removing barriers for effective deployment and uncover practical ways that nonprofits can leverage technology to maximize impact, improve efficiency, and innovate with limited resources.

Healthy + Sustainable Snacks Provided – Gluten-Free and Vegan Options Available.
We strive to make Be Social Change events zero waste – help us by bringing your Dopper or reusable water bottle to the event.


    • 6:30 – 7:00pm – Doors Open
    • 7:00 – 7:15pm – Intro + Networking Activity
    • 7:15 – 8:00pm – Panel Discussion
    • 8:00 – 8:30pm – Q&A
    • 8:30 – 9:00pm – Networking & Closing


    • Tracy Kaufman, Community Outreach Manager, Foundation Center
    • David DeParolesa, CEO, Give Lively
    • Eric Dayton, Director of Data Management, buildOn
    • Chris Tuttle, Director of Communications, GLSEN


Tracy Kaufman, Community Outreach Manager, Foundation Center

Tracy Kaufman is the Community Outreach Manager at Foundation Center’s New York headquarters, where she leads a variety of training on grantsmanship and foundation funding, and plans the Center’s public programs, covering a broad array of issues relevant to philanthropy and the social sector, tailored towards the needs of growing nonprofits.

Tracy is also a reference librarian within Foundation Center’s library, offering personalized guidance for grantseekers looking to build capacity and expand their funding options. She has over a decade of experience working in the nonprofit sector. Previously, Tracy held positions with the Association of American Publishers and the New York Public Library. She earned her degree in writing seminars from Johns Hopkins University, and studied Information Science at the Pratt Institute.

David DeParolesa, CEO, Give Lively

David is the Chief Executive Officer at Give Lively, a startup with a philanthropic mission that builds fundraising tech and gives it away to nonprofits for free. When he isn’t developing products, coding, or designing the “next big thing”, David can be found making tasteful improvements to his Hell’s Kitchen rental or back in Boston playing with his baby niece, Olivia.

Eric Dayton, Director of Data Management, buildOn

Eric Dayton implements the systems and tools to make any nonprofit run efficiently and effectively, while empowering them to build capacity. After 8 years in the field, Eric understands that sustained technology success is influenced most by leadership engagement and internal staffing. From his time as a Salesforce consultant, he has experience working with nonprofits of all sizes and backgrounds around the globe to build and perfect systems to scale fundraising, programs and back-office administrative capabilities.

He currently works as the Director of Data Management at buildOn where he is implementing systems to scale programs in both the US and globally, from systems to manage finances and programs in 7 different currencies and languages, to analytical tools that effectively monitor and evaluate programs, to connecting impact data to drive individual, corporate, and foundational relationships.

Chris Tuttle, Director of Communications, GLSEN

Chris Tuttle has 20 years’ experience working developing digital strategies to increase brand reach, build constituent engagement, and impact organizational goals, with expertise in areas of campaign development, digital marketing, social media, email communications, advocacy, website development, and multichannel fundraising campaigns. Some of the campaigns Chris has had the privilege to help create include: the Day of Silence, a national anti-bullying campaign involving over half a million students in over 5,000 K-12 schools annually; Great Apes Giving Day, an annual giving day that’s raised more than half a million for great apes conservation; and GLSEN Student Org, an online social network of 40,000 student organizers.

Chris has also led training and webinars for more than 5,000 people on all things digital, from social media best practices to online organizing and campaign development to digital analytics analysis. After launching Tuttle Communications in 2012, Chris recently returned to his career roots at GLSEN as the Director of Communications. Chris continues to teach as an expert trainer for Idealware and NeighborWorks, and is a co-organizer of 501techNYC, a local monthly meetup for nonprofit techies. Most importantly, Chris still plays with LEGO, jigsaw puzzles, and does a fairly good Kermit The Frog imitation if you buy him a drink.


Marcos Salazar, CEO, Be Social Change

Marcos Salazar is a social entrepreneur, career + life coach, consultant, speaker, and community builder. His passion is working with professionals, entrepreneurs, and creatives to help them pursue work they are passionate about, build authentic personal brands, become financially successful, and create lives that make the world a better place. He does this through 1-on-1 coaching, nonprofit and businesses consulting, and on a larger scale as CEO of Be Social Change where he’s built the largest social impact community and professional development hub in New York City. Marcos earned a B.A. in Psychology from Amherst College as well as a Masters in Organizational Management and an Executive Leadership Coaching certificate from The George Washington University. Marcos is a board member of the Young Professionals Nonprofit Network and an American Express Leadership Academy Fellow. You can learn more about him at



Much like a foundation, Give Lively was created for the sole purpose of giving away what we build. Our founders are philanthropists who have worked extensively with nonprofit organizations and seen first-hand the positive impact innovative tech can have on fundraising, at least for the nonprofits able to afford it. In 2015, they started Give Lively based on the belief that every nonprofit should have access to the best fundraising tech, no matter their means. They cover the costs of running our business so that we can serve charitable organizations without having to consider profit.

We stand apart from other fundraising tech companies not only because we give our products away for free, but also because our product development is based entirely on feedback from nonprofit members.



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Harmless Harvest is dedicated to generating positive feedback loops between people and plants. Their vision is a world where nutritious, clean, organic and healthy food and beverages are the standard rather than the exception; where all people involved in the chain of custody are treated with fairness; and the planet is treated harmlessly.


Five Acre Farms is a brand that brings the best local food to the supermarket. They’re starting in the Northeast. All of their products are grown and prepared within 275 miles of where they are sold. Their first products are whole, reduced fat and skim milk, heavy cream and half & half, eggs, apple juice, apple sauce and seasonal apple cider, kefir, and buttermilk. They find great farmers using sustainable practices, pay them fairly and tell their stories to consumers. They’re priced so as many people as possible can buy local.


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