Challenges and Innovations in Nonprofit Web Design

By Technically Philly (other events)

Thursday, April 28 2011 12:00 PM 1:00 PM
Happy Cog President Greg Hoy will moderate a panel discussion with local nonprofit technology leaders discussing the unique challenges and opportunities found in planning, creating, and launching nonprofit web initiatives. Web projects can be extremely complex. Accomplishing them within the context of a nonprofit organization can provide a unique set of challenges, as well as opportunities.

The panel will:

* Share insights regarding experiences with nonprofit web projects, including pain points
* Offer guidance and suggestions addressing universal nonprofit web project priorities, like soliciting donations, new members, and encouraging activism or engagement
* Discuss how to apply best practices and strategies from the for-profit world to address nonprofit goals and challenges
* Offer time for the audience to provide their own perspectives and ask questions of panel members

The panel will be:
* Greg Hoy, President, Happy Cog (Moderator)
* James Zale, Director of Internet and Technology at Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (Panelist)
* Lauren Cristella - Director of Special Projects at National Constitution Center (Panelist)
* Justin Kestler - Managing Director, Digital Initiatives at Teach For America (Panelist)

Happy Cog is a boutique web design firm with offices in Philadelphia, New York, and San Francisco, with a rich history of working with leading nonprofit organizations on web redesign efforts, including the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Amnesty International USA, The Posse Foundation, Housing Works, Lighthouse International, the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, the National Constitution Center, The New York Public Library, the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the U.S. Veterans Administration, among others.