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The Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management Hosts TechNow

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pittsburgh - The Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University will host “TechNow: A Technology Conference for Nonprofits” on Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Sewall Center at RMU’s Moon Township campus. The conference gets underway at 8:30 a.m.

The conference is devoted to important technology trends and resources for nonprofit organizations. This year’s keynote speaker is John Kenyon, who educates and counsels nonprofits about using technology strategically to help them operate more effectively. Kenyon authored the chapter “Effective Online Communications” in the book Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission. Along with Beth Kanter, he helped craft curriculum for and present the “We Are Media” social media training for nonprofits, and frequently speaks on social media topics. Kenyon is a principal at John A. Kenyon Consulting, an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco and has been a featured speaker across the U.S., England, Australia and online.

Breakout session topics at the conference include “Managing IT Change When Change is Hard,” “Minimizing Risk via Social Media Policies,” and “Managing Social Media Platforms.” Other topics include utilizing Microsoft SharePoint, considering a transition to cloud computing, and using mobile marketing to engage prospects. The conference is a networking opportunity with a chance for nonprofit professionals to meet technology experts.

DonorPro by TowerCare Technologies is the event's presenting sponsor, and the sponsor for the keynote lunch is Enscoe Long Insurance Group, LLC and Selective Insurance.

To register for the conference, call 412-397-6000 or visit Organizations that send three or more staff members to TechNow receive a 20 percent discount on all registrations for the conference.


The Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University was founded in 1999 to provide the necessary tools for nonprofit organizations to effectively manage and compete in today's society. The Center works with clients to assure that the money invested from public and private sources is efficiently and effectively spent to advance their charitable mission.

The Center offers Consulting Services in many areas including: board development, business planning, collaboration and alliances, financial management, fund development, organizational effectiveness, and technology planning.

The Center offers workshops on topics such as: collaboration, technology, innovative financing, human resources, and on various management topics presented by national experts. The Center offers a variety of certificate programs and a master of science in nonprofit management degree in conjunction with the RMU School of Business; provides information and referral services; conducts applied research; and serves to convene in-depth discussions on the problems of society addressed by nonprofit organizations.