The RPTroyer consultancy is focused on bringing great technology advice and guidance to non-profits.
I’ve decided that I can make the biggest impact by helping the helpers, those that work every day to make this a better world. And my biggest aid to them is to focus my skills from 40+ years in the technology business to their benefit.
The quotes scattered on this page give an idea of the things that speak to my heart. But a fair question remains why my focus is on non-profits.
It started two decades ago with the arrival of kids, boy and girl twins. As every parent knows, they change you. My kids woke me up. They caused me to rethink the world, my place in it and what I was working to achieve.
It’s a question of discipline,” the little prince told me later on. “When you’ve finished washing and dressing each morning, you must tend your planet.Little Prince
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.Frederick Douglass
These things together were a soup I consumed daily, a soup of thoughts about people, the world, social issues, our collective struggles big and small. It was a far cry from my business centric career to that point. And over the course of the two years, those thoughts became increasingly important to me.
When it was time to go back to work, moving from the profit to the non-profit world was an easy decision. I have since had the pleasure and honor of heading IT for the non-profit public defenders in Philadelphia for 20 years. We were able, on a shoestring, to go from a sea of typewriters to enterprise class technology.
I hope, in the near future, we can work together to discover the technologies that will help you widen and deepen your non-profit’s impact.
One of the best decisions of my life was to be a stay-at-home father for the two years prior to their start in school, something my wife empowered me to do and for which I am eternally grateful. It was a wonderful time bonding with and simply enjoying my kids. I also did some volunteer work and dabbled with a newsletter aimed at grandparents struggling to relate to their technology literate grandchildren.
If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.John F. Kennedy
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.Gandhi