2019 Conference Recap

From September 22 – 24, 200 nonprofits and supporting organizations came together in New Orleans to discuss ways technology and innovation can change the way we work as nonprofits and create a bigger impact in our communities and the world.

We are grateful to our partners, speakers and attendees who made this an unforgettable experience in our temporary home in New Orleans. Learn more about our impact on the local community with Network Volunteers and find feedback, presentations and pictures below.

Said They Left With Useful, Actionable Steps

Said They Found Value in Majority of Sessions

Said Tech Forward Met Their Expectations

With no vendor presentations, everyone was passionate about their subject – amazing difference from other conferences.

Greatly exceeded my expectations. I will find a way to justify the expenditure to attend another one of the Tech Forward events.

I always bring something back from the conference that makes the trip well worth my time.

Great conference, well thought-out and the food was amazing. As was the PARTY!! Thank you

All sessions were beneficial, and I really enjoyed being able to network with other individuals in my field. This was the best opportunity I’ve had to meet true peers that work in non-profits in similar roles to me, and it was very rewarding to be in a position to network and hear what other agencies do.

It was wonderfully intimate and hope it stays that way for future conferences

One of the best conferences I’ve attended thus far!

Outstanding experience! The Second Line was SO cool! Great info, great people, great food = a great time!


Tools for Taking Action: Cultivating an Organizational Culture of Curiosity  DOWNLOAD

Public Policy Research in the Era of Big Data, Cloud and AI DOWNLOAD

Changing Landscapes of Tech & Volunteerism DOWNLOAD

Lightning Talks DOWNLOAD


Designing for Diversity: User Personas DOWNLOAD

Digital Skillsets in Nonprofits DOWNLOAD

IT Leadership DOWNLOAD

Finding the Balance: Outsourcing Vs. Insourcing Tech Support DOWNLOAD

Keynote Address DOWNLOAD


Growing a Culture of Security from the Grassroots DOWNLOAD

Nonprofit Cybersecurity Incident Report DOWNLOAD

Ensuring Security for a Virtual Workforce DOWNLOAD

Advanced Security Threats DOWNLOAD


Junk the Jargon! Let’s Get Learning with Program Models DOWNLOAD

Decentralizing Data Analysis through Data Modeling DOWNLOAD

Informed UX: Data-Driven Redesign DOWNLOAD

Data Maturity: Becoming a Data-Informed Organization DOWNLOAD