Socialize With Us

W(h)ine About Tech

Thursday, May 5, 2016 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm PDT
Northern California Grantmakers
160 Spear Street, Suite 360, San Francisco CA 94105
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Managing technology in small foundations can be a real challenge for the Mad Hatter, often accompanied by out-sized expectations, unexpected shifts, and complicated, budget-busting solutions. Join your peers in this lively exchange of pain points and best practices for surviving the vicissitudes of digital tools and trends. All technophobes and philes are invited to pour out their stories of failure and success. Participants will walk away in a relaxed state of mind with a list of resources, tools, and allies for your Mad Hat adventures in #nptech.*

*That’s a hash tag right there. It has something to do with Twitter, which is still an exhausting concept if you ask us. I mean, c’mon. Anyway. It’s on the list of things we’ll be w(h)ining about.

Please join us over a glass of wine with your peers Linda Moll, Business and Grants Manager, Rosenberg Foundation and Lisa Kawahara, Grants Administrator, Friedman Family Foundation for the first Mad Hatters Network convening of the year. Suki O’Kane, Director of Administration at the Walter and Elise Haas Fund will be on hand with resources from her journey as a mad-hatted, accidental techie.

What is the Mad Hatters Network?

Designed for staff of small foundations who wear multiple operational hats, The Mad Hatters Network is an informal gathering offering peer-to-peer support.  Please feel free to forward this invitation to foundation staff in your network who may find this program of interest.

Please Join Us To

  • Share your  issues or questions, solicit feedback from your colleagues, and leverage your resources.
  • Bring your knowledge, your desire to network, eat, drink and talk with peers in the San Francisco Bay area sharing best practices and tips for being successful in the technological aspects of your work.

Target Audience 

This program is open to all NCG members.  We encourage trustees and staff of small foundations and NCG’s Family Philanthropy Exchange members to attend.