About

.orgCommunity connects association management leaders and industry partners through essential programming, workshops, events and volunteer opportunities, and offers toolkits and templates to facilitate and manage organizational transformation. .orgCommunity responds to association leaders’ 21st century expectations of how to connect, learn and lead. 


 

Sherry Budziak and Kevin Ordonez, association industry experts and visionary entrepreneurs, have a combined 50 years of experience serving the association management industry, and have grown and maintained their network of top association executives well into thousands of individuals. Both have started and successfully grown businesses as suppliers serving the association industry with backgrounds in communication, digital transformation, marketing, technology and leadership. They apply their expertise, creativity and innovation not only to advance the clients they serve but also the association industry at large. .orgCommunity is Sherry and Kevin’s latest big and breakthrough idea to engage the larger community.

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Co-Founder & Managing Director Sherry Budziak is also the founder & CEO of .orgSource, which provides nonprofits with digital transformation support through innovation and new product development, IT governance and sourcing, as well as content and marketing strategy.

Sherry Stats:

  • Possesses more than 20 years of nonprofit leadership and executive consulting experience

  • Actively participates in the association community as an industry partner, volunteer leader, author and speaker for organizations including:

    • Wisconsin Society of Association Executives

    • Association Forum of Chicagoland

    • American Society of Association Executives

    • Illinois Society for Association Executives

    • American Association of Medical Society Executives

    • digitalNow

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Sherry Speaks:

In the past 3 years, Sherry has:

  • Moderated a panel at AAMSE’s 2015 Annual Conference on the topic of “Do You Have the Right Technology Partners?”

  • Co-led a session at AAMSE’s 2015 Annual Conference with .orgSource Senior Consulting Partner Kevin Ordonez on the topic of “Digital Transformation: How to Assemble the Right Staff and Talent to Move Your Organization Ahead”

  • Spoke at the Association Forum of Chicagoland’s 2014 Holiday Showcase on “Flipping the Classroom”

  • Moderated a panel at the 2013 digitalNow conference entitled “Create Value Through Social Learning”

 

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Co-Founder & Managing Director Kevin Ordonez is also senior consulting partner at .orgSource, leading its technology practice and advising associations on aligning technology resources to support their strategic plans as well as improve overall operations.

 

Key Kevin Facts:

  • 20+ years of experience includes founding and leading 2 association management software companies and serving 1,000s of associations through technology insight, product development, implementation methodologies and strategic planning.

  • Previously was lead technologist for a large trade association in Washington, D.C., providing information system solutions for membership, marketing, finance and government relations.

  • Active member of the Association Forum of Chicagoland, previously serving on its board of directors and currently serving as vice chair of its Information Technology Shared Interest Group. Kevin Ordonez frequently serves as a speaker and author, lending his expertise to a variety of organizations, including the: Association Forum of Chicago IT Shared Interest Group, the ASAE Technology Conference, the ASAE Annual Meeting, American Association of Medical Society Executives’ Annual Conference, Microsoft Partners Without Boundaries, digitalNow and the Avectra Users & Developers Conference.

 

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Doug Klegon is vice president of association and content strategy for .orgCommunity. Doug draws upon 25+ years of extensive marketing and communication experiences to assist organizations in strategy development, brand positioning and integrated marketing, as well as website development and e-communications. Doug also serves as managing director, customer experience and marketing, at .orgSource.

 

Doug Details:

  • Assists .orgSource customers with marketing plans for system launches, customer research, strategic planning initiatives and much more.

  • Prior experience includes leading marketing and communications for Henry Ford Health System and the Detroit Medical Center plus the American College of Healthcare Executives. In all his projects Doug demonstrates a strong focus on understanding, developing and synthesizing marketing/communication strategies and then translating those strategies into concrete tactics.

  • Board certified in healthcare management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

  • Maintains an active role with the Association Forum of Chicagoland, both as a volunteer and an author for FORUM magazine.

  • Serves on the board of Heartland Health Centers, a multi-site federally qualified health center serving Chicago's north side.

 

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Heather Swink, CAE, M.A., is vice president of communications and marketing for .orgCommunty, creating resources, information and communications for nonprofit executives and other members of .orgCommunity that aren’t just useful, but also interesting and quick to read. Heather is a results-oriented and award-winning communicator and marketer, serving associations and nonprofit for 15 years. Heather also serves as content and marketing strategist for .orgSource. Prior to joining .orgCommunity and .orgSource in 2015, Heather was a senior leader at Association Forum of Chicagoland for nearly a decade—most recently serving as executive editor for its flagship publication, FORUM magazine.

 

Swink Stats:

  • Develops high-quality, high-value messages for print and digital communications and provides a variety of web communications solutions—inclusive of writing and editing for the web, executing website content reviews and migrating content to new or redesigned websites—for .orgSource clients. 

  • Recently completed two terms on the Association Media & Publishing Board of Directors.

  • Named a 2011 Association Trends Young & Aspiring Association Professional in recognition of her work producing innovative editorial products, cutting production costs, streamlining workflows and providing top-notch customer service.

  • Earned the Certified Association Executive credential from ASAE in 2008.

  • Association experience includes staff roles at trade and professional membership associations—the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, International Association of Lighting Designers, and Association Forum of Chicagoland. At Association Forum, Heather led editorial and business operations for FORUM magazine, as well as advertising sales for all Association Forum products. She won numerous awards for her writing, editing and comprehensive redesign of the magazine in 2013.


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