Leveraging Technology as a Nonprofit Leader (Kim Lanphear) 

November 2020

While technology may or may not be your area of expertise as a nonprofit leader, current conditions certainly force you to be more proficient.  Whether you're navigating virtual board and staff meetings, trying to deliver your programs in a socially-distant manner, or contemplating your biggest fundraising event now being virtual, you're having to maximize the technologies available to you. Someone who really understands the challenges and opportunities inherent in your nonprofit's technology is Kim Lanphear, the CEO of Apparo, who is helping nonprofits navigate their technology and business processes so they can do the important work their mission requires.  On episode #67 of the Path, Kim provides a wealth of information and ideas to help you navigate your organization's technology, put the right processes in place, and how you can do your virtual fundraising event more effectively.  (Hint: Apparo's virtual event did better than the previous year's live one!).  

"Technology is a fast enabler of success - and a fast enabler of chaos - if you don't have people trained."


Kim is the CEO of Apparo, a nonprofit connecting local nonprofits to technology expertise & resources that amplify their impact. Under her leadership, Apparo has partnered with 500+ area nonprofits and 100+ companies to drive skilled volunteering that delivers $1.60 of value for every dollar donated. Lanphear has a diverse career with more than 20 years of expertise in strategy development, international business, marketing, fundraising, and P&L management as well as Board governance and leadership. Prior to Apparo, she was at the helm of business lines within Citibank domestically and internationally, and the MD of Chicago's third largest professional theater company. She has consulted in the areas of strategy and marketing, and is recognized for her ability to build consensus and collaborative partnerships. Kim received the Charlotte Business Journal's Most Admired CEO award in 2018 and Best Places to Work Award in 2019, the Mecklenburg Times Most Influential Women Award in 2016 and Icon Award in 2019, and has received recognition in Scoop Charlotte, and South Park Magazines. She received a BA in Public Policy from Duke University, and her MBA and Masters of Arts Administration from Southern Methodist University.