TechSoup: The Technology Place for Nonprofits
Visit TechSoup’s articles section and click on “technology planning” to find a wealth of resources related to strategic technology planning. Includes worksheets to assess your technology needs, bulletin boards to post your own technology planning questions and technology planning stories from nonprofits across the U.S.
Technology can transform the way that nonprofits are able to deliver their services in the community. As many nonprofits know, technology can also detract from a nonprofit’s mission if too many resources have to be devoted to fixing tech emergencies, cobbling systems together, or implementing technologies that aren’t in line with mission goals. The good news is that technology planning can get an organization on the right track. TechAtlas is a suite of online planning tools that can help one integrate technology more effectively into an organization. It walks individuals through a technology planning process.
N-TEN Technology Resources
This website contains a list of technology resources including other websites, listservs, publications and product discounts.
Free Nonprofit Management Library
Look here for basics on facilities management, risk management and ergonomics.
The following section covers operations management.
Computers, Internet and the Web are the focus of this section.
Podolsky, Joni. Wired for Good: Strategic Technology Planning for Nonprofits. This hands-on resource will help nonprofits develop and implement a strategic, cost-effective approach to the use of technology in their organization. Wired for Good offers a blueprint for technology planning, incorporating the best practices and lessons-learned, as well as guidance from nonprofits that have had successful experience with the technology planning process. Written with nonprofit professionals, the book focuses on organization effectiveness in mission-driven institutions.
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