UNA SOUTHERN UTAH MAY WORKSHOP TECHNOLOGY FOR NPOs Presented By: Michael Gburski, Jadefire Development

The nonprofit technology industry is driving an ongoing transformation on how the sector works.  From the way supporters engage with organizations, to fundraising, marketing, information management, programming and outcome reporting the ever changing landscape offers tremendous opportunities for nonprofit organizations to use technology to deliver on their missions in a very effective and scalable way.

 GEORGE, UT—On Thursday, May 4, 2017 the Utah Nonprofits Association (UNA), will present a training workshop for nonprofit organizations entitled Technology for NPOs which will be presented by Michael Gburski, President of Jadefire Development. The session is part of UNA’s ongoing professional development program that provides comprehensive training to nonprofit organizations, their boards, volunteers and key stakeholders in order to enhance and support success, impact and sustainability for the vital work, programs and services they provide our communities.

Technology is changing the world around us, and will continue to do so in so many dynamic ways.  It’s no different for nonprofits even though many face tight budget constraints and heavy workloads with a micro or possibly all volunteer staff.

“Technology tools, training and trends have always been one of the most requested workshops our members ask for.” Dawn McLain, Southern Utah Committee Chair explains.  “There are so many tools out there, and more coming every day, which can be very overwhelming.  Finding the right tools can enhance mission-related outcomes and overall performance.  Strategic technology use starts with planning, evaluation and acquisition.  However, without implementation the “strategy” element falls out of the equation.  In this workshop, our goal is to provide information about available tools and education to support the evaluation process of this cycle so that our members have a better success rate in implementation.”

The workshop will discuss the variety and benefits of technology tools available to nonprofit organizations. Considering the wealth of options available to improve communication, collaboration, donor/volunteer management, etc. awareness of what is out there is important, and the evaluation process from the perspective of your organization is also key.  This workshop will provide nonprofit leaders an understanding on how some of these tech tools can help their organization have a greater impact.

Training Details:

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017

Time: Check In/Continental Breakfast at 7:45 a.m.; Training: 8:00a – 12:00p

Location: DXATC Emergency Response Training Center, 610 S. Airport Road Room, St. George, UT 84770

*Cost: $30 UNA Members/$50 Non-Members
*This workshop is a “Buy 1, Get 1 FREE” event! Register and pay for 1 attendee from your organization and you can bring a 2nd person from your organization for FREE.  Once the first registration is complete, simply email Dawn McLain at [email protected] with the name and email address of the additional attendee.

Register Online: To register please visit: www.utahnonprofits.org.

About Presenter Michael Gburski

Michael’s motivation is to make a difference in the world. At his core, he is driven to become the best person, partner, mentor, and advocate he can be.

He has been working in the nonprofit community since 2007.  During that time, he has held a number of different roles such as Vice Chair, Secretary, Committee Chair, and Executive Director.  This breadth of experience combined with his business and technology skills provides him with a unique perspective in order to help nonprofit organizations do good better.

He had the special privilege of establishing the Southern Utah committee for the Utah Nonprofits Association. Our small group of dedicated individuals works hard to increase the educational and networking opportunities for nonprofits and businesses in the Southern Utah region.

Michael has decades of experience in sales, marketing, project management, operations management, business development, and software engineering. He has been fortunate to work in a variety of industries and businesses. This broad experience gives him excellent insights that aid him in developing strategies and plans to help nonprofits increase their success.

About UNA

The Utah Nonprofits Association (UNA) works to unify, strengthen and elevate Utah’s nonprofit community through networking, professional development, public policy, and providing technical assistance. www.utahnonprofits.org.  UNA is the umbrella membership association of nonprofit organizations in Utah. Incorporated in 1990, UNA was created by, and for, people who strive for a stronger, more professional nonprofit community in Utah. The current membership of UNA (statewide) includes over 650 nonprofit organizations and individual members.

Contact:  Dawn McLain, Southern Utah Committee Chair                

Address:  Utah Nonprofits Association

231 East 400 South, Suite 345

Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

Phone:    (702) 860-2341

Toll Free:  (888) 596-1801 – UNA Offices                                                               

Email:    [email protected]

Web:  www.utahnonprofits.org

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Dawn McLain is the Owner/President of Write It Up! based in St. George, UT. Write It Up! is a small, full-service advertising agency that focuses on the unique needs of small to medium companies and nonprofit organizations. Over the past 22+ years, the firm has grown to include comprehensive public relations and marketing services as well as event planning, corporate/board/strategic facilitation, promotional and advertising specialty brokerage; print brokerage, marketing/PR/media relations consulting and training for both for profit and nonprofit sectors. Dawn has been heavily involved in both print and television media over the past 27 years. As a respected professional she has led many educational programs on media relations to non-profit agencies and the business community. Dawn has been a published author since 1986, when her poetry first appeared in Young Kansas Writers. Since that time she has written a children’s book, Too Much for Dinner, and written/reported for many newspapers, magazines, online news forums, television, radio and various other niche media outlets. Write It Up! 765 Escalante Drive St. George UT 84790 [email protected] c. 702-860-2341 f. 855-293-7949