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Speaker Spotlight - Jason Shim


2018 Headshot - Shim, Jason

"The Nonprofit Crystal Ball:
How to predict the future and other fun things"

How do you predict the future? A lot has changed in the past 10 years. Could you have predicted the rise of social media and cryptocurrency? If you had known, would you have been able to position your nonprofit to take advantage of these technological developments?

In this session, you will hear from someone who has been an serial early adopter in the technology space and learn about mental models that you can use to better anticipate the future and what it means for your nonprofit. You will also learn about some of the latest tools and technologies that can help you in your day-to-day work. 

About Jason Shim:

With over 10 years of experience spanning the nonprofit and academic sectors both as an employee and a consultant, Jason has consistently helped organizations engage with youth online and stay ahead of the technology curve. He currently serves as Director, Digital Strategy at Pathways to Education Canada.

Jason has taught Digital Marketing at George Brown College, where he helped students understand the power and potential of digital media and gain the confidence they need to succeed.  Jason frequently writes and speaks about digital marketing strategy, digital fundraising, online youth engagement, website analytics, and digital currency. He is also an editor for Ledger, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes full-length original research articles on the subjects of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.

Jason has been honoured by several organizations for his work in the nonprofit sector, including the NTEN Award for contributions to the nonprofit technology community and as Young Alumnus of the Year by the Wilfrid Laurier University Alumni Association, which recognizes the outstanding achievements by a young alumnus. Jason also currently serves on the boards of 211 Ontario and NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network.

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