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Michael Johnston – How Design Thinking Can Lead to the More Effective Use of Technology for Social Impact

The Digital Nonprofit is Vancouver’s premier conference for nonprofit leaders engaged in digital transformation. The event is specifically designed to help nonprofits and charities learn about the models and tools needed to succeed.

How Design Thinking Can Lead to the More Effective Use of Technology for Social Impact

Human centric technology use needs a structured approach that design thinking can help solve. Mike’s fast, fun session brings together how the Amish, Stanford Design School, and hjc use design thinking to help make the world a better place.

In this presentation, you’ll learn:

Michael Johnston, HJC

Mike has been a fundraiser for 30 years, and has worked with 100’s of social impact
and charitable organizations in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and Asia
Pacific. Mike is an expert in fundraising innovation and integrated fundraising –
especially in the use of digital technologies and their effective integration with
traditional and new fundraising methods. He had a hand in creating some of the first digital fundraising tools and campaigns in the late 1990’s.

He is the author of two books: The Fund Raiser’s Guide to the Internet and The
Nonprofit Guide to the Internet and the editor of two books: Internet Strategies: Best
Practices for Marketing, and Direct Response Fund Raising: Mastering New Trends for Results. Mike is also a contributor to numerous books and magazines.

Mike was a founding Board Member of the Washington-based e-Philanthropy
Foundation, and was its first chair of its Education Committee. In addition, Michael
was the founding Foundation Chair for the first global charity online lottery,
www.globelot.com. He has helped to found, and Chair, the industry leading Integrated Marketing Advisory Board, www.imabgroup.net – a collection of leading fundraising agencies
and other related industry associations.

He is a current board member of the global fundraising capacity building nonprofit,
The Resource Alliance and was the first Chair for the Resource Alliance’s Fundraising Online web conference.


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