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13th Annual MicroEdge Solutions Conference Attracts High-Profile Industry Speakers(September 13, 2012)
New York, Sept. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MicroEdge, LLC, the leading provider of solutions to the giving
community worldwide, has announced an impressive line-up of
speakers for the annual MicroEdge Solutions Conference (MESC)--one
of the largest gatherings of philanthropy professionals in the
giving community today. The event unites hundreds of philanthropy
professionals and industry experts, along with MicroEdge's team of
dedicated specialists, for three days of thought-provoking
sessions, hands-on labs, and stimulating discussions. This year's
conference will take place from October 14th -
17th in Baltimore, MD.
Headlining the event and delivering the keynote address is Alec
Ross, Senior Advisor of Innovation in the Office of Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton. Alec has a strong background in both
education and the philanthropic community. In 2000, he co-founded
One Economy, a global nonprofit that uses innovative approaches to
deliver the power of technology and information about education,
health care and other important issues to low-income people around
the world. During his eight years at One Economy, the organization
grew from a team of four to the world's largest digital divide
organization, with programs on four continents. Following his work
at One Economy, Alec worked on the Obama-Biden Presidential
Transition Team and served as Convener for Obama for America's
Technology, Media & Telecommunications Policy Committee.
Currently, he is working to ensure America's global leadership, and
on advancing the State Department's interests on issues ranging
from Internet Freedom to disaster and regional conflict
Another prominent speaker featured at MESC will be Bradford K.
Smith, President of Foundation Center. As president of the world's
leading source of information on philanthropy, fundraising, and
grant programs, he will enlighten attendees by speaking on the
future of philanthropy and advising on the key elements all
foundations need in order to be increasingly impactful in an
Those who attend MESC will also enjoy presentations from a vast
array of industry experts and thought leaders, including
representatives from Cohn & Wolfe, Cremonini Consulting
Network, E-Philanthropy Solutions, Inc., Gracombe IT Solutions,
LLC, Grants Managers Network, Information Age Associates, Kimbia,
New York University George H. Heyman, Jr. Center for Philanthropy
and Fundraising, Presidio Graduate School, SMR Consulting, Social
Solutions, The Center for What Works at The Rensselaerville
Institute, and Vetter Community Resource, LLC.
In addition, philanthropy professionals ranging from program and
grants management staff to foundation and corporate executives are
set to participate in a broad spectrum of presentations and panel
discussions. This includes representatives from Allstate
Foundation, Darden Restaurants Foundation, Greater Kansas City
Community Foundation, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, MassMutual
Life Insurance Company, National Endowment for Democracy, Pioneer
Hi-Bred International, Prudential Foundation, Rochester Area
Community Foundation, Target Corporation, The Eugene & Agnes E.
Meyer Foundation, The MasterCard Foundation, and The Rhode Island
"We know that philanthropy is changing," says MicroEdge CEO,
Preston McKenzie. "Our annual MicroEdge Solutions Conference is one
of the best ways for those in the philanthropic industry to keep
abreast of those changes, as we host an array of elite speakers and
presenters that are tuned in to what is happening on the ground and
have valuable insight into what the future will look like for the
giving community. It's an excellent opportunity for our clients to
learn and network, and for us to ensure that we are helping them
make the biggest impact possible in the communities they
To Learn More
To learn more about the MicroEdge Solutions Conference, call
MicroEdge at 646.237.3986 or send an email to email@example.com.
Established in 1985, MicroEdge, LLC is the leading provider of
software and services to the giving community worldwide. MicroEdge
solutions deliver a powerful, integrated, and open framework for
efficient and effective charitable giving. The company is committed
to providing the best technology toolset for foundations,
corporations, government agencies, donors, advisors and financial
institutions. Together, these tools help organizations to work with
one another to raise, invest, manage and award charitable currency.
MicroEdge is headquartered in New York City with regional offices
throughout the U.S. and supports thousands of clients worldwide.
MicroEdge is part of the Vista Equity Partners portfolio of
software and technology-enabled companies. To learn more about
Vista Equity Partners, visit www.vistaequitypartners.com. To learn more about
MicroEdge, visit www.microedge.com.
800.899.0890 ext. 3966
MicroEdge is a trademark and/or service mark of MicroEdge, LLC.
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