Founded in 2011, CTOs for Good is an invitation-only group of technical leaders at nonprofits that deliver social impact primarily through technology and digital strategy. We support each other in doing big things on lean budgets. We share best practices and lessons learned around technology choices, managing technical teams, scaling social impact, and much more. We also have two sister groups: CMOs for Good and COOs for Good.
CTOs for Good gathers once a year for a private, two-day unconference. This annual event allows us to come together in person to share best practices, discuss common challenges, and learn from each other. We’re also joined by guest speakers from industry-leading companies who share their wisdom with us. Many thanks to our generous sponsors and hosts who make these events possible.
We host several video hangouts each year with guest speakers who are technical experts on topics of shared interest. Past hangouts include:
Jeff CasimirTuring School
Our very active group email list enables our members to quickly and easily access the collective wisdom of the group. When members hit a particularly troublesome technical issue or are grappling with a tricky management decision, they can reach out to the group for advice and help. Often times another member has solved a similar problem and can offer insight or can connect them to someone in their network who can help. This reduces the number of times we "reinvent the wheel" and helps us all scale our organizations more quickly.
We are committed to continuous improvement.
We strive to treat others the way they'd like to be treated.
We will fight the default of exclusion.
We succeed together when we trust each other.
We hold each other accountable.