Norman Reiss

Project Manager, Technology at Center for Court Innovation

Brooklyn, NY, US


Since August 2000, I have managed technology projects for nonprofit organizations and helped to attract and engage constituents online. Currently, I manage technology projects at the Center for Court Innovation. At Jewish Funds for Justice, I completed the integration of Convio's online and offline platforms, and managed the development of a Drupal based online registration system. At the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, I led a cross-functional team which raised over 15 million in online fundraising revenue through special events, donation / registration forms, email marketing, memberships, memorials / tributes and ecommerce. I worked with trained / supported staff in the national office and over 40 chapters during and post software rollout. As our programs expanded, I encouraged management to move to a new vendor. I then led the organization through the RFP process, preparing a detailed requirements document and handling contract negotiation with Convio. Since our major fundraising program was re-launching soon after we signed our contract, I used a phased approach, starting with peer to peer fundraising and then rolling out other modules. At Cross-Cultural Solutions, a growing international volunteerism organization, I was brought in to establish a technology infrastructure as well as implement Internet strategies to maximize the nonprofit's exposure. Over three years, I managed multiple website redesigns and implemented search engine optimization techniques which ultimately doubled web driven information requests and drove increased program participation. I've also consulted with Cathexis Partners, Common Knowledge, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley and Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. I've presented at several nonprofit venues, including the annual Nonprofit Technology Conference.. Please follow my blog at or contact me at or at 646-827-0635.

Speaking Agenda


Why Organization Structure Matters for Online Success #13NTCstruc

10:30 AM–12:00 PM on Saturday, Apr 13, 2013