Robert at NTEN conference, 2011Mr. Weiner is an independent consultant and is of counsel to Marts and Lundy. He is the host of TechSoup’s Technology for Fundraising online forum, and has presented workshops for organizations including 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 the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise 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 the newly published CASE book, Advancement Services, Behind the Advancement Scene. He worked with CASE on their 2004, 2005, and 2009 surveys on online fundraising, served on the Advisory Board for AFP’s Fundraising Effectiveness Project, helped plan the 2005 Craigslist Foundation Nonprofit Boot Camp, served on the planning committees for AFP’s 2004 San Francisco Fundraising Day conference and AFP’s 2003 Pacific Symposium, was a faculty member for the CASE Annual Conference for Senior Advancement Services Professionals from 2003 through 2006 and 2008, and co-chaired the Advancement Services track at the 1992 CASE District VII Conference. He 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.

Mr. Weiner holds a B.A. in Planning and Public Policy from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with Highest Honors.