SOURCE: Sage North America

Sage North America

March 17, 2011 12:00 ET

Sage North America's Grant Howe to Talk 'Nerd, Geek, and Gear Herding' at NTEN's 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - March 17, 2011) - Sage North America today announced that Grant Howe, vice president of research & development for the Nonprofit Solutions business unit, will present an education session on technical management techniques for managers at NTEN's 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), being held through Friday, March 18 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. Sage will also exhibit its Sage Fund Accounting software, Sage Fundraising software, and Sage Mobile Payments solution in booth 72 at the conference's Science Fair.

"As managers, we often find ourselves managing technology and 'techies' that we don't completely understand," said Howe about his breakout session. "Managing technical projects, employees, and contractors brings unique challenges. Gauging an accurate project status can be tricky. The different personalities and communication skill levels can make working with a technical team more difficult, especially if they don't all report to you."

In "Nerd, Geek, and Gear Herding: Technical Management Techniques for Managers," on Friday, March 18, Howe will discuss how to successfully manage technical projects and people, with a low incidence of pain and frustration. He will also talk about managing the performance of technical personnel -- both contractors and employees -- and how to recover from project disasters to get back on track.

Howe has more than 17 years of technology industry expertise. Before joining Sage, he served as executive vice president of engineering and chief technology officer (CTO) for Houston-based CareFlash.com, a Web 2.0 company. He holds a master's degree in software engineering from Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y., and a bachelor's degree in computer science from the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Oswego.

The NTC is NTEN's signature three-day gathering bringing together nonprofit professionals from around the world to collaborate, innovate, and maximize effectiveness. With a wide mix of social events, seminars, trainings, and resources, the 2011 NTC helps organizations put technology to work to further their causes. For more information about the NTC, please visit http://nten.org/ntc.

About Sage Nonprofit Solutions
Based in Austin, Texas, the Sage Nonprofit Solutions business unit has been serving nonprofit and governmental organizations for more than 30 years. Sage helps more than 32,000 unique not-for-profit organizations increase efficiency and more easily manage their operations through the use of technology. From fund accounting, donor and fundraising management, and fixed asset management, to online donation processing, human resources (HR), payroll, and health care, Sage offers a software product or service to meet the organization's need. For more information, please call 800-811-0961 or visit www.sagenonprofit.com. Follow Sage Nonprofit Solutions on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SageNonprofit.

About Sage North America
Sage North America is part of The Sage Group plc, a leading global supplier of business management software and services. Sage North America employs 4,000 people and supports 3.2 million small and midsized business customers. The Sage Group plc, formed in 1981, was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and now employs 13,400 people and supports 6.3 million customers worldwide. For more information, please visit the website at www.sagenorthamerica.com. Follow Sage North America on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/SageNorthAmerica, and Twitter, http://twitter.com/#!/sagenamerica.

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