Technology for Good
We seek to provide high-quality educational and networking forums to facilitate the effective use of technology across the nonprofit sector.
Tech4Good Denver is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to fostering the effective use of technology in nonprofit organizations. Tech4Good is affiliated with the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) and TechSoup, and brings the expertise of these national organizations home to the front range. Our educational forums give you all you need to know to start using technology to advance your cause. Whether you’re an executive director or an administrative professional, you’ll find something useful at Tech4Good’s forums. Tech4Good brings together experts from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to give you what you need to know to start using tomorrow’s technology today.
Our board members
Mia Fill-Diaz is a growth strategist for LENA, a social enterprise focused on infant/toddler language development in Boulder, Colorado. Prior to LENA, Mia developed and led the CU Boulder Crowdfunding program. Responsible for campaign strategy, training and advising campaign teams from development to execution to close, Mia helped raise over $1.2M in less than three years. Mia has worked in the advancement communications sector of a fundraising consulting firm in Chicago, IL, managing 30+ clients in the nonprofit fields of higher education, academic medical, national and global charities, and arts and culture with campaign goals ranging between $50M and $1.3B. Mia has a BA in Journalism from the University of Illinois and a MBA from the CU Leeds School of Business. Connect on LinkedIn: https://www.
Annette Fowler is the Director of eLearning Technology for the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE®) in Denver, Colorado. She manages, organizes and advises website and technology project teams in delivering online educational and marketing programs via nine websites and multiple online tools and through numerous initiatives.
Annette has more than twenty-five years of experience in information technology, business analysis and project management, including extensive experience in the management of many redesign projects for higher education and small business eCommerce websites.
Maddie is the Database Administrator and Data Analyst at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. Maddie received her bachelors from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in Nonprofit Management and Political Science. She finished her Masters Degree in 2013 from UC Denver in Public Administration with an emphasis on program evaluation. Before working at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver she was a project manager at CiviCore PBC, a software company specializing in databases for nonprofits and public agencies. In her free time Maddie enjoys playing with her pup, Oliver, playing board games and riding bikes.
Cara Hart is the IT Director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, where she has been keeping the servers, networks, and computers humming since she left the private sector 10 years ago. Cara has been doing IT work since 1993, running the gamut from technical documentation and support, to systems and network administration. She also serves on the advisory board for the Information Technology programs at University of Denver – Colorado Women’s College, and for Tech4Good.
Greg Kotsaftis has been a career sales person, entrepreneur, and business creator most of his life. He has owned and operated multiple businesses generating millions of dollars in revenue. Greg is also a certified coach in wellness, relationships and communication helping hundreds of people. Greg is a father to three amazing daughters, a son to two loving parents and a recently engaged. Greg is an active contributor to multiple blogs, podcasts and webinars. He is also a weekly volunteer at Project Angel Heart. Greg is also the former president of On Broadway Toastmasters 2016 and Toastmaster of the Year 2017. He is presently an active member of National Speakers Association in Colorado. He was also the former leader of the Prisoners Against Crime team.
Joe comes from a nonprofit background with eight years of experience in project management, development, and evaluation design. He currently works as a Senior Product Manager at CiviCore, a public benefit corporation dedicated to increasing capacity in the nonprofit sector through technology.
Joe is a recipient of the President’s Call to Service Award for dedication to community service. In his free time Joe enjoys teaching Moon the Dog new tricks and hiking and camping in the mountains around Denver.
Melissa spent over 10 years overseas with the US Department of Defense before letting her heart pull her into the world of non-profits. She left her IT career to work in Mumbai, India to empower girls & women born into the Red Light areas. So inspired by the work & experience, she has maintained her support of non-profits after returning to Denver through Tech4Good & BunkerLabs, which empowers military veterans to pursue entrepreneurship.
Louise Watson began her career in public media as a volunteer on-air host on her hometown public radio station in Park City, UT in the late nineties. She began her love of non-profit fundraising as she finished her Masters in Political Management from George Washington University in Washington, DC. Louise specialized in web fundraising and online marketing before becoming an Account Manager at one of the largest non-profit-dedicated contact center solutions companies in the US.
Our Equity Statement
Tech4Good Denver wants everyone who visits our website, uses our social media and attends our events to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding. We are committed to providing experiences that are accessible to the widest possible audience and do our best to embrace and celebrate diversity and practice inclusion.
We recognize diversity in many ways, including but not limited to:
- Class and economic circumstance
- Disability, mental illness, and neurodiversity
- Physical appearance and body size
- Race, ethnicity, and country of origin or nationality
- Sex, gender, and gender identity
Sexual orientation and identity
What are We Doing?
To help us make our website a positive place for everyone, we’ve selected the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 as our benchmark for accessibility. These guidelines explain how to make Web content accessible for people with disabilities and more user friendly for everyone. The guidelines have three levels of accessibility: A, AA and AAA. We’ve chosen Level A as the target for our website.
At in person events, we welcome participants to include information about physical or dietary limitations so that we can provide accommodation if we possibly can. We will always attempt to select meeting locations that are wheel-chair accessible and to provide non-meat options when meals or snacks are provided.
How are We Doing?
We are working hard to achieve our goal of equity and inclusivity. However, we realize there is always room to improve. We highly encourage and invite your feedback! If you enjoyed using our website, participating on social media or attending an event, or if you had trouble with any part of it, please email or call 801-440-3863 so that we can improve the experience for all.
We modeled our statement on NTEN.org, CashCourse.org and The Council on Foundation statements and thank them all for their work in diversity, equity, and inclusion.