TNB Roundtable - Using IT to Increase Productivity and Reduce Costs


July 15, 2020

Managing your orgaization's IT, keeping systems and equipment up-to-date, and keeping up with costs can be an overwhelming task for many nonprofit leaders. In 2016, MACDC was faced with the need to overhaul their technology. On July 15, John Fitterer will review what they did, why, and how it has changed their organization over the past four years.

Learn how they:

  • Increased staff productivity
  • Structured a cloud file library
  • Reduced the cost of electricity and phone bills
  • Continued and improved use of Office 365 applications (including Power BI)

Join us as John shares the successes and challenges that his nonprofit faced while overhauling their IT infrastructure and provides tips and insight to help your organization.

Updating your IT will always come with its challenges. From purchasing new printers to updating your security strategy, not everything will happen at once and there may be hiccups along the way. Hear about MACDC's experience and walk away with valuable insights for your own team. 

We are currently accepting applications until July 13th. Once your application has been accepted you will receive your ticket via email within 2 business days.

About John: John Fitterer is the Director of Operations at MACDC and oversees their fundraising, marketing and communications, IT and knowledge management programs, and general office operations; he serves on MACDC's management team. Central to these core responsibilities is working with leaders in the philanthropic and business community to significantly raise the awareness of community development as a critical component to thriving communities.Before working at MACDC, John was the Director of Resource Development and Marketing at Nuestra CDC in Roxbury, MA.  Prior to switching to the nonprofit sector, John helped launch a successful web-application and software company across North America.  John is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Binghamton University with a BA in English.

About MACDC: MACDC was established in 1982 and serves as the capacity building and advocacy arm of the community development movement in Massachusetts. Their mission states, “MACDC is a membership organization that seeks to build and sustain a high performing and adaptive community development sector that is supported by private and public investment and sound public policies. We advance racial and economic equity by creating healthy communities where everyone lives in housing they can afford, benefits from economic opportunities and can fully participate in the civic life of their community.”

This session is ideal for nonprofit leaders and staff who are tasked with understanding how to manage their IT infrastructure. Join us on Wednesday, July 15 to learn more about how your nonprofit can manage an update to your IT infrastructure.

Registration deadline: 

Monday, July 13, 2020

Registration fee: 


Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Nonprofit Governance


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