David Goodman

New York Nonprofit IT Consultant

David has almost 30 years of experience in many facets of technology. He has worked at large nonprofits, small startups, and many things in between.  He combines a strong systems and application management background with a solid grounding in business fundamentals.  David is currently serving as a consultant to New York-based nonprofits, helping them to better leverage technology in support of their strategic goals. His clients include The Roundabout Theater, the Rubin Museum, and Powerhouse Workshop, an innovative arts fabrication facility opening in late 2021. For Powerhouse, David is responsible for the design and implementation of their overall systems architecture, and all things “IT.” 


Prior to consulting, David served as the first CIO-in-Residence at NetHope, He focused on bringing both technical and thought leadership to bear on the implementation of NetHope’s new strategic plan. Towards that end, he worked on a strategy for NetHope’s relationship with the tech sector, as well as working with the NetHope leadership team to ensure that NetHope’s activities are properly oriented towards their key constituents: CIOs. He also led NetHope’s efforts to develop an NGO-specific data security framework, working closely with both members and tech-sector partners.


As the CIO of the International Rescue Committee for from 2007 to 2015, David had global responsibility for all technology activities. Leading a staff of 31 in New York and Nairobi, he oversaw teams focused on infrastructure, application development, and project management. He and his team were responsible for OTIS, the IRC’s custom-developed grants management system, RescueNet, the IRC’s global intranet, as well as other enterprise systems for program data management, CRM, Supply Chain Management, and HRIS. On the infrastructure side, David and his team increased the reliability of IT in the IRC’s field offices by implementing a global WAN via satellite, as well as solutions for general infrastructure and networking. The IRC launched, under David’s leadership, a unit focused on providing technology solution in support of program delivery (ICT for Programs). 


He holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Linguistics from Hampshire College, and an MBA in Management from Fordham University.