Nicole Armstrong: Social Entrepreneurship

Episode 55

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Jeff Bond

Jeff is the Co-Founder and Lead Producer of Chat With Leaders Media. Their mission is to help purpose-driven business leaders cultivate authentic relationships with key stakeholders, scale revenue, and maximize social impact through amazing podcasts and content marketing. His vision is to elevate socially responsible businesses as a force for good that sustains our bright future. Jeff lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife Katie, and 3 beautiful children.

Nicole Armstrong is the CEO of TechBridge,  an innovative 501(c)3 charitable, nonprofit organization with a mission to bring creative technology solutions from the robust IT business sector to the vast ecosystem of nonprofit agencies addressing homelessness, food insecurity, living-wage jobs programs, after school education and other critical impact areas. She is a seasoned business executive with more than two decades of experience and a series of successes with the public sector, large and mid-sized organizations, particularly focused on operations and emerging business strategies. 

Prior to joining TechBridge, Nicole most recently served as Senior Vice President of Customer Success at Renaissance Learning, one of the nation’s largest education technology companies. Prior to Renaissance, she was CEO and Co-Founder of Noodle Markets, K-12’s first digital procurement platform, and national marketplace.  Nicole also served as President of CORE Education and Consulting Solutions (ECS), Inc., an Atlanta-based leading global education company providing assessments, interventions, and content solutions for districts and states serving Pre-K, K-12, Employability, Special Education, and Higher Education sectors.  Prior to CORE ECS, Nicole was the Senior Vice President of Client Services for Schoolnet, Inc. and Pearson Education.  

Nicole holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in Computer Science Engineering from Binghamton University’s Watson School of Engineering and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Maryland University College with a master’s degree in Business Administration.

Chat Highlights

  1. How does your entrepreneurial experience in the for-profit sector inform your leadership at TechBridge?
  2. What are some top ways that technology innovation leads nonprofits towards exponential, social impact?
  3. Can you share some examples from the clients and technology projects you’ve been leading particularly in response to the pandemic?
  4. What call to action would you have for non-profit leaders when it comes to thinking about investing in new technology?

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Follow Nicole Armstrong on LinkedIn and visit TechBridge.org to discover ways you can support their community impact through technology innovation.

Our Community Partners

B Local GA: A collection of for-profit companies each dedicated to creating a future where businesses operate as a positive influence on society.
InspirEDU: A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to support education equity with its commitment to youth and their families, through training, device distribution, and technology career development.
AppBarry: An Atlanta-based software engineering team specializing in building custom web and mobile applications, cloud migrations, and software integrations.
Classic City Consulting: An Atlanta-based WordPress design + development, content writing, and SEO consulting firm.
Stratfield Consulting: Helping organizations successfully adapt to a rapidly changing landscape with an approach that integrates proven consulting, staffing, and recruiting services.

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