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), a current board member for AASP, and the former chair of AASP’s committee on Best Practices/Emerging Trends. He is also a member of the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network’s (NTEN’s) membership committee. He has presented workshops for organizations including AASP, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP, formerly NSFRE), the Advancement Academy, Academic Impressions, Grassroots Fundraising, the Center for Community Based Organizations, the Craigslist Foundation, Idealware, the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA), the California Advancement Researchers Association, the Foundation Center, CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, the University of San Francisco’s College of Professional Studies, the Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership of Marin, and 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
He holds a B.A. in Planning and Public Policy from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with Highest Honors.