About .orgCommunity

Sherry Budziak, Co-Founder & Managing Director

Sherry is also the founder & CEO of .orgSource (www.orgsource.com), which provides associations and nonprofits with management consulting services specializing in using technology and digital/content strategy to advance their organizations.

Sherry Stats:

  • Possesses more than 20 years of nonprofit leadership and executive consulting experience--advising more than 200 organizations in using technology to transform their operations and enhance value to their customers.
  • Served as the associate executive director of IT and web services for a major medical association as well as COO of its for-profit subsidiary company, assisting more than 150 associations with website development.
  • Project managed one of the first--if not the first--association websites, transcended Y2K, advised organizations through the ".com" era, moved to the cloud, and now is studying "what's next".
  • 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
    • American Society of Association Executives
    • Illinois Society for Association Executives
    • American Association of Medical Society Executives
    • digitalNow
  • Most recently served as a member of the WSAE Education Task Force and the Association Forum's Forum Forward Task Force
  • For Association Forum, Sherry served as chair of the 2014-15 Information Technology Shared Interest Group, member of the FORUM Editorial Working Group for five terms, and member of the Holiday Showcase Program Advisory Working Group, Content Committee, Awards & Recognition Committee, and Professional Practices Committee.
  • Recipient of the Association Forum's 2010 John C. Thiel Distinguished Service Award, which is given annually to an individual who has demonstrated consistent and significant contributions to the association community on a volunteer basis. 
  • Contributed to ASAE's best-selling membership book, Membership Essentials (ASAE 2016 and 2007 editions)

Sherry is a real go-getter.

She knows how to make things happen!

She surrounds herself with like-minded people who want her to succeed.

There is nothing stopping her when helping others succeed.

Kevin Ordonez, Co-Founder & Managing Director

Kevin 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.

Doug Klegon, Consulting Director of the .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.

Heather Swink, CAE, M.A.,VP of Communications and Marketing

Heather Swink 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.

Jessica Skiba, Digital Marketing Specialist

Jessica Skiba’s passionate drive toward popular culture and its various forms of outlets provides .orgCommunity with innovative ideas to help contribute with the organization’s mission. Prior to joining the .orgCommunity team, with her eight years of experience in the field of journalism, Jessica has held numerous roles as a writer, Layout Editor and Editor-in Chief. As Editor-in-Chief for her Alma Mater, Ripon College, she led a complete reorganization of staff, the newspaper’s content and format as well as introduced a full-color print magazine that drew greater interest from current and prospective students and college’s employees. Working alongside fellow staff members she successfully launched the paper’s first mobile website and online presence by collaborating with leaders of the radio and video organizational clubs to ensure a steady stream of relevant and regular content to be broadcast. While holding a graphic design position with the Birthplace of the Republican Party museum Jessica was able to create and expand their visual branding through the museum’s various media outlets. She had the opportunity to design new pamphlets and newsletters to increase visitor engagement. Additionally during the summers of 2013 and 2014, she had the opportunity to travel abroad to San Pedro, Chile, where she helped to create and implement the first visual database for the largest collection of ancient pottery and labrets located at the San Pedro De Atacama Museum.

 

OUR VALUE PROPOSITION 

The .orgCommunity value is in its network. We bring together a broad, dynamic array of association executives, entrepreneurs, strategic partners, and service providers to foster success. Their stories are our stories. With their help, the .orgCommunity is quickly becoming one of the most powerful and relevant networks in the association space.

Our members include CEOs, CIOs, COOs, VPs, Directors from both small and large organizations including but not limited to

340B Health

360Factor Consulting LLC

501CiO Consulting, LLC

922 Inc.

Advanced Solutions International

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Association of Endodontists

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

American Barbecue Association

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

American College of Healthcare Executives

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

American Epilepsy Society

American Foundry Society

American Hospital Association

American Orthopaedic Association

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

American Osteopathic Association

American Planning Association

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

American Society of Anesthesiologists

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

American Veterinary Medical Association

Analytics8

Art of Planning Consulting

Arthroscopy Association of North America

Association of Independent Admission Professionals

Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors

Aura Innovative Technology

Bear Analytics

BlueBolt

Bridgeline Digital

Cantigny

CHEST American College of Chest Physicians

Chicago Dental Society Foundation

Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

Emergency Nurses Association

Event.rio

Fifty-Nine Group

Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research

Frontline Association Management, Inc.

Gallagher Media & Marketing

Gravitate Solutions, LLC

Higher Logic

Human Resources Management Association of Chicago

ICIMO

Illinois Society of Association Executives

Impexium

International Council for Veterinary Assessment

Kavi

LBL Strategies, LTD

Leonard J. Brenner, Ltd.

Lofgren & Associates

Marketing Research Association

McCormick Foundation

Metal Treating Institute

Network Media Partners

OLC Education & Conference Center

Orthopaedic Trauma Association

Personify Corporation

Protech Associates

RealMagnet

Results Direct

ReThinkingIT

ReviewMyAMS

Sandstorm Design, Inc

Small World Labs

SmithBucklin

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Society for Vascular Surgery

The Joint Commission

The Moen Group, LLC

Turnaround Management Association

Urgent Care Association of America

Velir

WBT Systems

Web Courseworks

WI Assn of School Business Officials

Wireless Infrastructure Association

Wisconsin Society of Association Executives

Our list grows daily!