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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

Hosted By:

Picture of your host, Sam Caplan

Sam Caplan is the founder of New Spark Strategy, a consulting practice dedicated to helping foundations establish world-class technology strategy and operations. He has also worked as the Chief Information Officer of the Walton Family Foundation and Head of Technology and Data Analytics at Walmart Foundation and is passionate about helping foundations use technology and data to maximize people, processes, operations, and impact.

Picture of your host, 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 host, Sam Caplan

Sam Caplan is the founder of New Spark Strategy, a consulting practice dedicated to helping foundations establish world-class technology strategy and operations. He has also worked as the Chief Information Officer of the Walton Family Foundation and Head of Technology and Data Analytics at Walmart Foundation and is passionate about helping foundations use technology and data to maximize people, processes, operations, and impact.

Picture of your host, 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).