Webinar: Who Wants a Free Puppy!


On Thursday, January 12th from 11:30AM to 12:30PM ET, we will present a webinar:


Who Wants a Free Puppy!

(The true cost of FREE)

Nothing is free. You pay for it with money and/or with time. Free puppies require both, just like open source/free license software. If everything isn’t clear up front, you will find yourself needing to defend all the time you’ve spent on your no-cost project. 

Marc Baizman, popular raconteur and Customer Success Director at, gives us his humorous spin (based on lots of experience) on accepting, training, grooming, and managing a “free puppy”. He is joined by Zachary Tapp, IT Director at Cradles To Crayons. 

This is the perfect webinar to share with folks at your organization, who can’t/won’t understand why open source, free license, and other seemingly low-cost solutions don’t always beat custom/commercial solutions. So, invite them to join you for our webinar!


(This is a co-presentation of both the Connecting The Information Dots and the DHIS2 For INGOS webinar series)





Marc Baizman has been involved with nonprofits and technology for the past 12 years, and has gone from being “the tech guy” hooking up Ethernet cables under desks at a small nonprofit to running a solo technology consulting practice focused on moving organizations to the cloud using Salesforce,, and Google Apps. He is delighted to be at the Salesforce Foundation, and Customer Success is in his blood.

Zachery Tapp is an innovative and motivated problem-solver with an eye for the big picture. As a technology enthusiast with a comprehensive understanding of many industry leading business solutions, he has a solid record of success with project management, developing, and implementing technology and business systems. Currently, he is the Director of IT at Cradles To Crayons, a Boston-based nonprofit that provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play.


To register for this free webinar:


Please feel free to share this webinar information with others at your organization who may have an interest in this topic.