EVENTS: Greening Your Non-Profit's IT

We're delighted to be a part of the upcoming virtual conference on Green IT for non-profits...and as readers of our blog you can get the membership rate (save 50%)...see the details below for instructions.

Greening Your Nonprofit's IT – How to Save Environment and Money

Your nonprofit is doing amazing work creating social change in the world.  You work tirelessly to feed more children, protect marine life or to save forests from turning into strip malls. But have you really taken into account your IT Department's impact on the environment?  Green IT has moved beyond efforts to discourage employees from not printing emails.  Join us for this half-day seminar to dive into why greening your IT is essential to your work and mission.

$60 for NTEN Members / $120 for Non-members

Start: 02/10/2010 - 10:00am

End: 02/10/2010 - 2:00pm

Timezone: US/Pacific

Register here

Keynote Address (10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern) 

Joseph Khunaysir, Founder, CIO & CTO of Jolera Inc., will talk about how non-profit organizations are going green and the role that IT plays in that transition to sustainable operations.  Joseph authored a chapter on Green IT in the recently-released book,Nonprofit Guide to Going Green

Joseph is the founder, Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Jolera Inc. (Jolera), a leading  information technology consulting company-- ranked in the top 50 of Profit 100 fastest growing companies in Canada (Profit Magazine, June 2008). Joseph is responsible for the research, development and implementation of Jolera’s technical service and product offerings.  The key to Joseph’s success, has been his creativity and ability to recognize the value of specific technologies to Jolera’s chosen markets as well as creating unique product mixes, pricing and delivery mechanisms that has positioned Jolera as a pioneer in its markets.An ardent innovator, Joseph constantly monitors new technologies to consider their value and usability, addresses trade media and effectively nurtures both internal and external business relationships.

Breakout Track I (11:10 am Pacific / 2:10 pm Eastern)

Introduction to Green IT: What is it, what your organization needs to know

Presented by: Hank Dearden, Virsant

Creating a Green IT Strategy: What is the right strategy for your organization, how to start, what to plan for

Presented by: Jennifer Woofter, Strategic Sustainability Consulting and Jim Lynch, TechSoup

Overview of Green IT Software and Hardware: Types of software and hardware you’ll want to know about to green your IT

Presented by: Anna Jaeger, TechSoup 

Breakout Track II (12:20 pm Pacific / 3:30 pm Eastern)

Virtualization: What is it, what it can do for your organization, green benefits

Presented by: Peter Campbell, Earth Justice and Matt Eshleman, CITI DC

Case Studies: How Non-Profits and Foundations are Greening Their IT

Presented by: Michael Sola, National Wildlife Federation and Bill Schaefer,

Sustainable Design & Printing: What is sustainable design, what you should know about printing

Presented by: Noah Scalin, Another Limited Rebellion, Amy Hartzler, Free Range Studios and Dave Michaels, Ecoprint

The Learning Objectives

  • Identify ways to adapt your nonprofit's strategy and accounting to integrate green IT practice to support your organization's mission
  • Experience and learn about a wide array of green technology options including virtualization
  • Have access to experts and peers to answer your specific questions via live question and answer and back channel chat

The Format

This immersive, interactive webinar experience(tm) will begin with a plenary session providing an overview of greening your nonprofit. Because we know you'd be disappointed in us if we didn't include them, we'll have a live question and answer and a back channel discussion. After a ten minute break, participants will have the option of joining one of three breakout sessions. Each of the 60 minute sessions will include a drill down in the topic area, presented by an expert in field (see below). The back channel will be moderated by even more experts, who will add additional insights and answer participant questions. Then, participants will have a chance to attend another breakout session. After the 2 breakout sessions, participants will reconvene as a group to engage in a group discussion and share takeaways from each of the areas. Participants will also receive recordings of all sessions.

Get the Member Discount!

You can get the NTEN Member discount by following these directions: