Sam Caplan is the founder of New Spark Strategy, a consultancy focused on technology strategy for Foundations and software partners in the nonprofit sector. Sam has held several leadership roles including chief information officer at the Walton Family Foundation, director of technology at the Walmart Foundation, and senior director at Fluxx Labs.

Sam is inspired by the amazing work performed by foundations and strives to help them achieve their mission through better, more effective software and data. Sam consults, advises, and writes prolifically on civil sector technology, strategy, and innovation. He’s recently published a whitepaper with the Technology Association of Grantmakers titled “The Strategic Role of IT in Philanthropy.