Meghan has been in the high-tech industry working with web-based software solutions for 20 years, and has delivered technology solutions to nonprofits for the last 13 years. As one of the original Salesforce Foundation consulting partners, Meghan has been an integral part of the growth of the Force.com platform in the nonprofit community. Additionally, she founded the Austin Nonprofit Salesforce User Group in 2009, and was one of the pioneering members of the very popular NPSF Google Group.
Meghan’s first experience with the nonprofit sector was in 2002 at Groundspring.org (now under Network for Good). As the Customer Support and Operations Manager, Meghan not only learned how to fulfill the special technological needs of the nonprofit sector, but also realized the power of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to consolidate an organization’s data management needs into a single user-friendly system. Meghan joined Salesforce as an employee after learning of its commitment to nonprofits via the Salesforce Foundation’s software license donation program, and became a member of the Salesforce Foundation Steering Committee.
Prior to working in nonprofit technology, Meghan’s experiences included roles in the online community software space (The Well/Well Engaged), online advertising (AOL/Global Network Navigator/Webcrawler), and traditional print newspapers (The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and The Seattle Times). She started her career as a social worker for Child Protective Services in inner-city Boston.
With a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Masters level coursework in Organizational Development, Meghan’s expertise in human behavior and systems has helped her advise Swift River’s clients in the face of today’s rapidly changing technology landscape. With the ultimate goal of “being the change you want to see”, Meghan’s approach to her work is personal, communicative, and flexible.