Community IT Innovators Nonprofit Technology Topics

Diverse Perspectives on Thriving in Nonprofit Tech Careers Pt 1

March 18, 2022 Community IT Innovators Season 3 Episode 13
Community IT Innovators Nonprofit Technology Topics
Diverse Perspectives on Thriving in Nonprofit Tech Careers Pt 1
Show Notes

Join Sarah Wolfe, Stef Cruz, Angela Kim, and Sandy Martins for an honest discussion on creating inclusive workplaces and work practices in the nonprofit tech sector.

We were really excited to present this group of amazing women working in various roles in nonprofit tech for a panel discussion of what it takes to thrive in nonprofit tech careers, and how you can create inclusion-focused workplaces in your organizations.

What support has helped you get where you are today in nonprofit tech? What experiences have shaped your career? What have you had to overcome?

Learn and listen! How can you be an ally? How can your workplace provide an environment where everyone thrives that helps your nonprofit mission take off and fly?

As with all our webinars, this presentation is appropriate for an audience of varied experience.


Sarah Wolfe, Moderator A DC Area native, Sarah Wolfe joined Community IT Innovators in March 2018 as Account Associate before being promoted to Sales Manager. She is responsible for ensuring our partner organizations are receiving the right combination of IT support services to meet their organizational needs and goals. She is a founder of the internal BLM working group at Community IT.

Stef Cruz Stef is a strategic communications professional with over 15 years’ experience mobilizing millions of individuals to action across national social movements including the Women’s March, Families Belong Together and the March for Our Lives.

She was one of the first digital strategist on Capitol Hill as the Director of Digital Media for Congressman Sander Levin and the Ways and Means Committee. Worked in partnership with the Democratic task force to support and encourage Members of Congress and Committees to embrace digital and social media tools to share legislative updates and create online communities. Most recently, Stef served as the Vice President of Marketing and Digital at America’s Promise Alliance. 

Angela Kim With 13+ years of experience in the private and nonprofit sectors, Angela Kim brings significant operations, project management, and business intelligence expertise to the philanthropic sector. She is driven by mission, impact, and helping nonprofits to do more social good across our communities. She has been Director of Finance and Operations at Academy of Hope Public Adult Charter School in DC for two years, arriving just as the pandemic was changing their campus-based learning model for good. She is a graduate of the Columbia University Nonprofit Management Masters program and has served on multiple nonprofit boards. 

Sandy Martins Sandy Martins serves as the Director of Information Technology at MENTOR. Raised in Boston by strong women, she’s a proud first-generation Cape Verdean American. She’s spent the last 16 years helping companies and organizations implement and improve business processes by managing complex, technology-driven projects while supporting their mission and strategic vision. Sandy has diverse expertise in the technology sector, including network technology, health IT, and software and application development. 

As the Director of IT, Sandy guides the internal technology committee to assess and recommend organization-wide technology improvements at MENTOR while fostering an environment of collaboration, continuous improvement, and learning. Additionally, Sandy manages the organization’s roadmap of enterprise initiatives, ensuring a plan for growth in alignment with MENTOR’s mission, vision, and values. 

Sandy, a life-long learner, holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Graphics and New Media from Johnson & Wales University (Providence, RI) and is on the path to complete her MBA program at Providence College in 2023.