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ISAE 2018 April Luncheon
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When: Monday, April 23, 2018
11:30 AM
Where: Inn at 835
835 S. 2nd Street
Springfield 62704
Contact: 2175234466

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Tech Tools on a Budget 

Associations and nonprofits can now manage and promote their products and services with inexpensive technology tools. Over the past 20 years, .orgSource has worked with associations to assist with transforming their organizations by strategically aligning technologies to support and grow. Today is an exciting time as technology advancements have enabled low cost to free solutions that help with constituent management, marketing, engagement and more. 

Learning Objectives

1. Identify inexpensive technology tools

2. Highlight low-cost solutions available with these tools

3. Plan ways attendee's organizations can enhance offerings with highlighted tools.

About the Speaker

Sherry Budziak

.orgSource entrepreneur Sherry Budziak is an innovative leader who turns strategy into results through technology. Throughout her career, Budziak has advised more than 200 organizations in using technology to advance their organizations. She possesses more than 20 years of leadership and executive consulting experience helping organizations improve operational efficiencies and member experiences, identify opportunities for innovation and new product development, and align IT resources to support strategic plans. In 2005, Sherry founded .orgSource, a major technology and digital communications consulting firm that has served hundreds of associations and nonprofits in Chicago and beyond to ensure clients’ long-term success, relevancy and growth. Sherry is also the co-founder of .orgCommunity, an organization that provides new connections, inspiration and solutions to association leaders and industry suppliers through education programs, networking events and a robust online community.

Prior to establishing .orgSource and .orgCommunity, Sherry served as the associate executive director of IT and web services for a major medical association as well as COO of its for-profit subsidiary company, assisting more than 150 associations with website development. She project managed one of the first--if not the first--association websites, transcended Y2K, advised organizations through the .com era, moved to the cloud, and now is studying "what is next". 

Sherry is an active participant in the association community, serving in key volunteer roles at the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives and the Association Forum. Most recently, Sherry served as a member of the WSAE Education Task Force and the Association Forum’s Forum Forward Task Force. For Association Forum, she served as chair of the 2014-15 Information Technology Shared Interest Group, member of the FORUM Editorial Working Group for five terms, and member of the Holiday Showcase Program Advisory Working Group, Content Committee, Awards & Recognition Committee, and Professional Practices Committee. She is the 2010 recipient of the Association Forum's John C. Thiel Distinguished Service Award, which is given annually to an individual who has demonstrated consistent and significant contributions to the association community on a volunteer basis.

Sherry frequently writes and speaks for the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives, Association Forum, American Society of Association Executives, Illinois Society for Association Executives, American Association of Medical Society Executives and digitalNow. She was a contributor to ASAE’s best-selling membership book, Membership Essentials (ASAE 2007) as well as its latest version. Recent speaking engagements include co-leading a session on the topic of “Digital Transformation: How to Assemble the Right Staff and Talent to Move Your Organization Ahead” and moderating the panel addressing “Do You Have the Right Technology Partners” at AAMSE’s 2015 Annual Conference; "Flipping the Classroom" at Association Forum’s 2014 Holiday Showcase; and moderating the panel of the 2013 digitalNow session, “Create Value Through Social Learning.” 




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