Fireside Chat: Microsoft Nonprofit Investments You Should Understand

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Join guest expert Ryan Ozimek and Build Partner Kyle Haines and listen in on an informal discussion and Q&A on the ways Microsoft is expanding its offerings and presence in the nonprofit technology ecosystem, and what that means for your organization.

Ryan is an experienced independent software vendor and open-source evangelist and Kyle serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Lymphoma Research Foundation. They’ll share the things that they are most excited about with Microsoft’s recent announcements, what they think it means for nonprofits, and their hopes for what it means for the broader sector.

As summer turns to autumn and the weather gets a bit colder for many of us, return to a simpler time when there was civility and decorum as people debated ideas and discussed visions for the future. Hot cocoa encouraged, but not provided.

Listen to the end to hear audience Q&A after the chat, when Ryan and Kyle answered your colleagues’ real-life questions about Microsoft expansion in the nonprofit technology space.

As with all our webinars, this presentation is appropriate for an audience of varied IT experience. And Build is scrupulously vendor-agnostic—this fireside chat explores the pros and cons of Microsoft’s growing focus on nonprofits, without taking sides. Presenters:

Ryan Ozimek has managed PICnet‘s growth since the beginning, either on the ground in PICnet’s DC or SF office, or sitting on a plane criss-crossing the country. In the eight years since starting PICnet, Ryan has taken on strong roles in PICnet’s community, including an officer position on the board of directors for Open Source Matters (the non-profit behind Joomla!), a steering committee member on the Non-Profit Open Source Initiative, and co-organizer of many a Penguin Day.

In his former life in sunny Southern California, Ryan spent much of his spare time catching waves on Sunset Beach. However, now residing half-time in Washington, DC, surfing has reluctantly been replaced by such pastimes as avoiding frostbite and complaining about poor East Coast surfing conditions. Ryan has a B.A. in Communications and a Masters of Public Policy from University of California at Los Angeles.

Kyle Haines co-founded Build Consulting in 2015, after working in and with nonprofit organizations to improve their development operations and technology for over 20 years. Kyle’s consulting work at Build touches all nonprofit operational areas—but has a strong focus on using technology to enhance constituent experiences, which leads to improved fundraising and greater mission impact.

Kyle has served as interim CIO for several organizations, where he enjoys tackling deep-seated challenges. Internally, Kyle leads our efforts to create and maintain a strong corporate culture in which staff can grow and flourish.

Kyle Haines’ entire career has been working with nonprofits, and that gives him a unique perspective on what it takes for an organization, at the deepest cultural levels, to have long and fruitful relationships with both donors and program beneficiaries.

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