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Expedition Impact is Coming to Chicago!

By Norah Stevens-Kittner May 29, 2018

5 Reasons Why You Should Join Us

Expedition Impact ChicagoWith fierce competition for funding, nonprofits face ever-increasing pressure to quantify and demonstrate effectiveness and impact. The ability to measure how well you are delivering on your mission is critical to improving outcomes and reporting on your success. But this work is hard! Rewarding, but hard. And it’s even more challenging if you’re running your programs and collecting data via spreadsheets and antiquated systems. At we want to help you make a bigger impact. But in order to do that, we need to hear from YOU — the doers, the trailblazers, the nonprofit innovators — who are in the field every day making a difference. Expedition Impact is our way of connecting directly with the nonprofit community and partnering with you on your biggest challenges. We hosted our first event in Washington, DC — which SOLD OUT — and now we’re heading to Chicago.

Join your peers — Executive Directors, program directors, managers and admins — on June 11 for a half day event (8:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.). Avoid FOMO (fear of missing out) and register today!

Still not convinced? Here are 5 reasons why this is a not-to-be-missed event:

1. Get Inspired by Impact Pioneers

With this lineup of speakers, you’ll leave ready to put impact first:

hantal Forster, nonprofit technology expertChantal Forster is the Executive Director of the Technology Affinity Group, driving the strategic use of technology in philanthropy. She is known for spearheading the adoption of user-driven design methods as well as agile development approaches. She holds an MA from DePaul University, as well as her BA from Purdue University and is a straight-shooting Chicago native passionate about building resilient, equitable communities, supporting urban arts and culture, and beekeeping. She is currently working on a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Chicago, focusing on the intersection of technology and policy.

David Goodman, an impact evaluation expertDavid Goodman, Ph.D., is a data, measurement, and evaluation (impact) expert who is passionate about building the capacities of organizations in the public, private, and philanthropic sectors. David helps organizations to better understand and use data, measurement, and evaluation to enhance and sustain their impact and then to replicate their work and success in new settings. His cross-sector understanding and experience enables him to work effectively and meaningfully within and across sectors to build collaboration, coordinate work, and achieve individual and collective goals. David is currently the Director of Impact at Fluxx, but also lends his expertise as a consultant to BrightHive, a technology company focused on creating cross-sector data trust ecosystems, and with Ike Labs, a nonprofit data, measurement, and impact capacity building firm that works with nonprofits and foundations.

2. Learn How Your Peers are Innovating with Salesforce

These local nonprofits will share why they are leading with impact and how they’re using Salesforce to do it.

  • Frank DiBartolomeo, President and Chief Executive Officer at Service of Will, Grundy & Kankakee Counties, Inc.
  • Jillian Eid, ‎Associate Director for Strategy & Growth, Cradles to Crayons
  • Heather King, PhD, Director of Evaluation, The Spark Program
  • Robert White, Chief Program Officer, Cara Chicago

3. See Progress in Action

What paper process has you spending more time doing manual data entry and less time with your clients or in the field? Let’s build a solution together. At the event, we will show just how simple it is to move a process to Salesforce so you can start telling a more powerful impact story today.

4. Don’t Leave Empty Handed

Do you hate leaving a meeting or an event without an action items? I know I do. We will close out our Expedition Impact event with in-person Power of Us Live! Roundtables. These are not your traditional sit and listen sessions, these are interactive and unscripted discussions where you share and learn from your peers. We encourage you to share your ideas and thoughts about the topics that we heard about in the program and how you can take real action back at your organizations.

5. Let’s Work! Network, That Is

How often do we get the chance to connect with our peers and talk about how to improve the work we’re doing? Attendees from the DC Expedition Impact event in April noted that one of the most beneficial parts of the day was the networking: “The most beneficial was discussing outcomes with the folks at my table. The variety in the organizations represented lead to some great discussions.” We are looking forward to the robust conversations to come in Chicago.

You in? Don’t delay — register today!

Register today


Not in the Chicago area? Not to worry, Expedition Impact is headed to cities across the US and the globe. Keep an eye out for announcements on our upcoming tour stops.

PS — Join us for the Power of Us Party the following night (Tuesday, June 12) for cocktails (or mocktails) and tasty bites while socializing with your peers and industry leaders who are transforming philanthropy and the social sector. RSVP!