Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Takeaways for Nonprofits
Ben Evans is a thought leader in technology trends, a predictor of the mobile explosion and a great resource for “what’s next.” He also has a wonderful blog I highly recommend to any technophiles. Annually, he presents current tech themes to the world. This year’s theme is “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants,” and it has some interesting insights. Here are some takeaways for the busy nonprofit professional:
Everyone is online. So you have to be, too.
Smartphones are no longer new. If you don’t have a mobile strategy, now is the time.
Content is no longer television. Alternative forms of content are here to stay.
So the smartphone age is mature. What’s next? No one is quite sure but it’s definitely not here yet. Here are some possibilities:
Artificial intelligence adds an even scarier layer on top of it.
With the rise of social media, things aren’t going to get any easier.
Sit back, relax, and let’s see where the world goes from here. 2020 could be a really interesting year.
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Jared Sheehan is the CEO of PwrdBy. He started PwrdBy in 2015 after leaving Deloitte Consulting, where he was a senior consultant in their supply chain sustainability practice and worked with clients such as TOMS Shoes, Starwood hotels and Panasonic.
Jared is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and has built numerous successful products in partnership with clients, including the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising application, In Flight, which helps manage 75K+ corporate partners and raise $400M annually. Jared is the creator of the Amelia and NeonMoves mobile apps.
Jared graduated Summa Cum Laude from Miami University with a double major in accounting and environmental science. Jared is an iron athlete, mountaineer and has cycled across the U.S.