Welcome from Margie Wang
VP of Finance & IT
Girl Scouts and Technology — to some this may seem to be an oxymoron. What does technology have to do with cookies, camps and crafts? But, as we debunk the views of the original three c's and move toward building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place, technology can play a leading role in many areas of Girl Scouting. With the implementation of the Core Business Strategy, GSUSA's technology focus has been on the internal operations of Girl Scouting related to realignment, the launch of the Council Enterprise System, and the Girl Scout online shop.
In 2010, we turn our attention to our constituents to enable a total web engagement strategy aimed at girl and volunteer members, parents and alumnae. We invite you to join Kathy Cloninger, National CEO, and colleagues from around the nation at the 2010 Council Technology Conference to be a part of this phenomenal conversation and change process. Change is never easy and without risk, but to ensure we stay relevant in the 21st Century, we must leverage our collective resources, think and act like an entrepreneur and harness our creativity to re-engage our members. For inspiration here is a quote from Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer:
Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers... the ones who see things differently… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
Be a part of this "genius" and offer your insights, energy and desire to make a difference. This conference is for CEOs, COOs, CFOs, technology professionals, membership, fund development and program directors who want to learn more about the use of technology at Girl Scouts, share their ideas and become part of the solution that brings back alumnae, reinvigorates volunteers and makes it plain "fun" for girls! Sign up now! See you in Nashville July 9-11, 2010.