Mr. Weiner is an independent consultant and is of counsel to Marts and Lundy. He is the co-host of TechSoup’s Databases and Software online forum, a founding member of the Association of Advancement Services Professionals (AASP) and winner of the association’s Jonathan Lindsey Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a former board member of Community Initiatives (a nonprofit fiscal sponsor) and AASP, the former chair of AASP’s committee on Best Practices/Emerging Trends, and a former member of the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network’s (NTEN’s) membership committee.
He has presented workshops for organizations including:
- Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
- Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP, formerly NSFRE)
- Advancement Academy
- Academic Impressions
- Grassroots Fundraising
- Center for Community Based Organizations
- Craigslist Foundation
- Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA)
- California Advancement Researchers Association
- The Foundation Center
- CompassPoint Nonprofit Services
- University of San Francisco’s College of Professional Studies
- Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership of Marin
- Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN)
He served on the editorial board of E-Philanthropy Review, and has been published in AFP’s eWire, Idealware, the Nonprofit Quarterly, CASE Currents, the CASE Handbook of Institutional Advancement, TechSoup, NTEN Forecast, E-Philanthropy Review, and contributed to CASE’s book, Advancement Services, Behind the Advancement Scene.
Robert helped plan NTEN’s 2008 – 2015 international conferences, AFP Golden Gate Chapter’s 2004, 2009, and 2010 San Francisco Fundraising Day conferences, the 2005 Craigslist Foundation Nonprofit Boot Camp, and AFP’s 2003 Pacific Symposium.
Robert is Past President of the Board of Directors of the Z Space Studio, a nonprofit theater incubator, served on the board of the Golden Gate Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, was president of the board of the UC Santa Cruz Alumni Association and a past board member for the Alumni Associations of the University of California, and served on the Technology Advisory Committee of the American Red Cross of the Bay Area.
His professional experience includes directing administrative and academic computing for the University of Redlands and Menlo College, and managing Alumni and Development information systems for the University of California’s San Francisco and Santa Cruz campuses, and consulting through Grenzebach Glier and Associates, KPMG’s Higher Education and Non-Profit Consulting practice, and Collegis.
His projects have included conducting needs assessments for a variety of software packages, managing database conversions, overseeing academic and administrative computer centers, developing strategic plans for technology, redesigning administrative operations, managing enterprise networking projects, selecting and implementing library and instructional technologies, and guiding World Wide Web projects.
He holds a B.A. in Planning and Public Policy from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with Highest Honors.