Dick Myers’ Bio

Since 1985, Richard H. Myers, II, President of Foundation Information Systems, Incorporated (FiS), has consulted with private and community foundations as well as vendors of non-profit foundation software products. His work includes design and deployment of foundation software products, design of technology infrastructure and managing technology projects. Myers’ consulting work has assisted foundations with their development and execution of effective strategic plans for cost effective technology implementation policies.

Starting in his mid-twenties, Myers has served in multiple volunteer capacities in non-profits from licking stamps to fund raising and has served as President and Board Chair.

Information Technology Expertise

Myers has a long and thriving career in Information Technology, which started over 50 years ago. He gained respectable expertise in various areas, including:

  • Database Management
  • Technology Infrastructure
  • Technology Project Management
  • Financial and Trust Accounting
  • Grants Management

Myers’ work is extensive, from planning and developing strategies to implementing organization-wide and industry-wide systems. He also authored and co-authored three software solutions, namely: 

  • ERISA-AID – Pension-Participant Accounting Program for SEIC
  • IMAGE 1000 – Relational Database User Interface for HP’s Database Called IMAGE
  • GRATIS – A Software Suite for Community Foundations

Other Volunteer Foundation Activities

  • Founder and Consultant For:
  • MicroEdge FIMS User Group Executive Committee (2000-2007)
  • Fusion Labs Special Interest Group (2007 to Present)
  • Blackbaud/Fusion Labs User Forums (2010)
  • Founding Member of the Community Foundation Information Technology Group 
  • Co-Designer of the AST Trust (Seamless Investment Technology Project of the Technology Steering Committee of Community Foundations of America)
  • Contributor To: 
  • Council on Foundations’ Technology Affinity Group and Technology Committee
  • FAOG
  • Regular Technology Speaker in Various Industry Conferences, Including the Past Council of Foundation Fall Conference for Community Foundations
  • Presenter at the MicroEdge MESC Conferences in 2013 and 2014

Since 2008, we have supported and participated in the technology efforts of the FAOG of community foundations. We have also been a vendor member of the group since they adopted their non-profit status.