What is a CIO Host?

CIOs play an important role in leveraging critical resources to assist Apparo in transforming and enabling Charlotte’s nonprofits through business solutions and innovative technology.  

CIOs are invited to engage in a collaborative partnership with Apparo through a series of activities and events.

What is a CIO Host Committee? 

A network of CIOs who bring thought leadership, resources, and influence.

What is the time commitment? 

By committing just a few hours a year to Apparo’s events or initiatives you will be providing an exponential return on your investment of time, resources, and expertise to the nonprofit community.

CIO Hosts Benefits and Engagement Opportunities: 

  • Attend and participate in a series of high level, facilitated networking events with your peers and other IT leaders; CIO Hosts meet and greet Apparo’s corporate sponsors and partners, and when appropriate, agree to meet one-on-one to discuss potential business opportunities and partnerships.
  • The CIO Host Reception, Bank of America – November 1, 2018
  • The CIO Cocktail Party, Duke Energy Vista – February 12, 2019
  • ConnectivIT® Ball, Charlotte Convention Center, Crown Ballroom – May 11, 2019 
    • Ticket prices apply.
  • Attend and participate in at least one bi-monthly CIO Insight Forums
  • Be a panelist sharing knowledge and expertise on specific topics that affect the IT industry.
  • Represent your company and contribute your time.
  • Support Apparo and the nonprofit community.
  • Provide thought leadership and expertise to Apparo leadership.
  • Help leverage funding through your involvement and influence.
  • Help foster relationships between the corporate and nonprofit communities.
  • Receive personal and professional recognition for making an impact on the nonprofit community.
  • Use your talent and passion to help nonprofits fulfill their missions.
  • Network with your peers in social and knowledge-sharing environments.

Access & Engagement      |     Partnerships & Collaborations      |     Opportunities & Recognition

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FY19 ConnectivIT® Series Dates

(Limited attendance at all events.)

  • CIO Host Reception: Thursday, November 1, 2018, Bank of America, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • ConnectivIT® Cocktail: Tuesday, February 12, 2019, Duke Energy Vista, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • ConnectivIT® Ball: Saturday, May 11, 2019, Charlotte Convention Center, 6:45 - 11:30 p.m.