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Why Your Foundation Needs a Long-Term Technology Strategy

A holistic, multi-year technology and data strategy is essential for your foundation’s operational excellence and future success. But with multiple stakeholders to consider and budget, operational, and time constraints, it can be hard to even know where to start.

Join Submittable for a Q&A-style interview with Sam Caplan, Founder of New Spark Strategy and former Chief Information Officer and Deputy Director of Operations of the Walton Family Foundation. Sam has led some of the most innovative grantmaking technology and operations in philanthropy, and now runs a consulting practice dedicated to helping foundations establish world-class technology strategy and operations.

You’ll hear ideas for:

  • How to build a long-term strategy for your foundation’s technology and data
  • Managing IT budgeting, staffing, and outside services
  • Encouraging digital transformation

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Picture of your guest, Sam Caplan

Sam Caplan is the Vice President of Social Impact at Submittable. Inspired by the amazing work performed by grantmakers of all stripes, at Submittable, Sam strives to help them achieve their missions through better, more effective software. Sam has served as founder of New Spark Strategy, Chief Information Officer at the Walton Family Foundation, and director of technology at the Walmart Foundation. He consults, advises, and writes prolifically on social impact technology, strategy, and innovation. Sam recently published a series of whitepapers with the Technology Association of Grantmakers titled “The Strategic Role of Technology in Philanthropy.”

Picture of your guest, Keriann Strickland

Keriann Strickland manages content and branding for Submittable's marketing team. She's a recovering journalist, mountain lover, and gifted spiller (and speller).

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Hosted By:

Picture of your guest, Sam Caplan

Sam Caplan is the Vice President of Social Impact at Submittable. Inspired by the amazing work performed by grantmakers of all stripes, at Submittable, Sam strives to help them achieve their missions through better, more effective software. Sam has served as founder of New Spark Strategy, Chief Information Officer at the Walton Family Foundation, and director of technology at the Walmart Foundation. He consults, advises, and writes prolifically on social impact technology, strategy, and innovation. Sam recently published a series of whitepapers with the Technology Association of Grantmakers titled “The Strategic Role of Technology in Philanthropy.”

Picture of your guest, Keriann Strickland

Keriann Strickland manages content and branding for Submittable's marketing team. She's a recovering journalist, mountain lover, and gifted spiller (and speller).