6 Strategies For The Post-Implementation Of Nonprofit Technology

TechImpact

Upgrading your nonprofits technology is always a must-do, however not proving the proper post-implementation measures can lead to a lack of adoption or low use of new features, rendering the investment worthless. What would make adoption easier? Image courtesy of Planet Side 2.

The Big Twitter Question

Frogloop

In chapters five and seven there are some lessons learned on technology choices, and what to do. Here are applicable pointers for those wondering whether to adopt Twitter in their online strategy. Data from Comscore Nonprofit marketers should evaluate Twitter once again.

How Nonprofit Leaders Make Time for Social Media and Other Secrets to Adoption

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Don’t let the discomfort of the learning curve for new technology tools get in the way of adopting social media or mobile tools as a personal and organizational leadership tool for your organization.

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What fundraisers Need To Know About Next Era of Digital Technology

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He also touched on what skills and mindsets fundraisers need to adopt, including using Behavioral Economics as discussed in the book Change for Good. I spoke about how the technology is evolving and future implications. Like any technology, there is both the benefits and the dark side.

Are You Going To Adopt Google+ for Professional Learning/Networking? Why or Why Not?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve been an early adopter of online platforms since 1992. Before I can provide guidance to a nonprofit on a new platform, I need to get in play with it. Someone will share something, and you can ask a follow up question or read the comments of others.

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The Interpretive Dance of Social Media Adoption

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been designing and delivering technology trainings for nonprofit organizations for the past 15 years, I've tried to find fun ways for people to understand and feel comfortable with whatever technology. Technology adoption is part choreographed, part improvisation.

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4 Steps to Ensure Your Nonprofit Technology Investment Pays Off in Months, Not Years.

Connection Cafe

In a recent paper, Making the Pitch to Nonprofit Leadership: How to Convey and Sell the Need to Invest in Fundraising Technology , my colleague Danielle Johnson-Vermenton and I explored how nonprofit fundraisers can advocate for investments in online fundraising technology. As social, mobile and multichannel engagement strategies have redefined how we build relationships with constituents, having the right technology at your disposal is a vital.

TechCamp: Empowering Women Through Technology

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

TechCamp: Empowering women through technology - guest post by Ma’ayan Alexander. The participants work together in small groups, ask questions and discuss problems, and work together to find solutions and initiate joint projects. Technology does not solve problems.

Noodling Around Change Management and Social Media Adoption

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The book, written in 2002, does not address social media and change management or even technology. I also wondered about the historical context of change management and technology tool adoption, asking on Twitter if there case studies about the adoption of the typewriter in the workplace.

Your Nonprofit Should Not Adopt Social Media If.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University has been doing biannual survey of nonprofit technology benchmarks for its regional nonprofits (Southwestern Pennsylvania) for the past ten years.

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Second Wave Adoption from Nancy White!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Second Wave Adoption The slide show comes from Nancy White (I've had slide share on my list. "I have been thinking about six practices around tool adoption. She starts off with a post that summarizes what she and her colleagues have been writing about as it relates to " Second Wave Adoption " and online collaboration. It is when the organization really embraces the technology and integrates it into its practice.

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Why Some Organizations Struggle to Introduce New Technology Systems

Idealware

Organizations that struggle to introduce new technology systems usually fall short in one of these three key areas. The villain is usually some sort of failure—failure to ask the right questions, failure to meet deadlines, failure to stay within budgets, failure to test. User Adoption.

Why Are There So Few Nonprofit CRM Admins?

Idealware

I put my questions to Tal Frankfurt, founder and CEO of Cloud for Good, to get his perspective on why so many nonprofits don’t dedicate someone to Salesforce and the consequences of that over time. Implementation costs (helping you design, build, and deploy your new technology).

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What was it, the question mark?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology What was it, the question mark? One of the drivers of adoption of any software is relentless positivity. Driving nonprofit open source adoption might be best served by a mix of actors (NOSI as a relentless proponent, Idealware as a responsible reviewer). Here is the link, [link] Let me know if you have any questions.

New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

It’s a case of letting technology lead (or, rather, the people behind the technology) instead of the communities on the other end. Different communities have aligned and adopted different social networks, social media tools, communications platforms, etc. Obviously, there are many questions users, administrators and communities would like answered. How can communities communicate and demand technologies take the lead from them?

New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

It’s a case of letting technology lead (or, rather, the people behind the technology) instead of the communities on the other end. Different communities have aligned and adopted different social networks, social media tools, communications platforms, etc. Obviously, there are many questions users, administrators and communities would like answered. How can communities communicate and demand technologies take the lead from them?

Convio gets a big win: Susan G. Komen for the Cure Adopts Aikido | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Komen for the Cure has adopted Convio’s Aikido. The most telling stats in the press release are as follows: Ricketts [VP of information technology for Susan G. The organization also aims to decrease technology costs by 30%-40% by moving to the shared platform. It’s a lesson that I hope other vendors, like Blackbaud, will adopt with their own infrastructure. The question for me though is whether or not Susan G.

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More thoughts about Web 2.0 Adoption by Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

and nonprofit adoption. There was almost universal frustration voiced about using outside technology consultants. Smaller organizations said that they could not afford help of any kind, particularly their own staff dedicated to technology. Many organizations expressed the real difficulties of using technologies with constituents or in countries where the digital divide is very real and their constituents may be at risk of punishment by.

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What can nonprofit technology trainers learn from the social work field to improve their training techniques?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Over the past two decades of teaching workshops to nonprofits on the use of technology for mission-driven work and more recently on the use of online networks and data, people come workshops with different degrees of organizational readiness to embrace change that is needed to be successful.

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NpTech Tag Summary: Nonprofits Lead Fortune 500 in Social Web Adoption, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

At first, I thought it might be about this recent issue , but it was the name of event " Hacking Philanthropy " to discuss philanthropy and technology today. Net Tuesdays are spreading around the globe! Tis the Season Is mobile fundraising the next frontier?

Blog Conversation About Nonprofit Adoption of Tags, Blogs, Etc.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I am going to trust that it was as I see so many of my colleagues using this technology well and powerfully and satisfyingly. I realize now that I didn't adopt all those things all once! It made me think about the whole question " Can blog conversation be facilitated ?"

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The Cost of Free Technology for Nonprofits: Thoughts On Ning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been working in nonprofit technology since 1992. I was Jill of all trades, assisting with a wide range of technology needs, from training to installing local area networks. (Yes, Back then, my favorite question was: "What is the cost of a free computer?" Photo by Eurleif.

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Your Donor Management System Questions Answered (Part 3 with Karen Graham)

Idealware

She used one question as a jumping off point to talk about examples of how processes can affect your software purchase decisions. I’m going to approach this question at a tangent because it brings to mind an important point about selecting technology. They asked questions such as: What if an online donation comes from an individual but we want to acknowledge the household for the gift?

Are You Being Left Behind as Technology Ushers In a Whole New Approach to Philanthropy? #CoFLA

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note From Beth: Just before I left for Rwanda, I caught some interesting discussion threads about organizational adoption of networked ways of working on Twitter coming from the #COFLA hashtag as a result of the Council on Foundations gathering in Florida.

5 Questions: The Networked Nonprofit

NTEN

Note: As we prepare for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference , we wanted share a wee bit of the wisdom our speakers will be serving up, so as not to overwhelm you when you get to Atlanta. We're asking them all to share their answers to five very important questions. What's the most important trend in nonprofit technology for 2010? We wrote our forthcoming book, The Networked Nonprofit, to answer the question posed above about the next phase of development for nonprofits.

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Your Nonprofit’s Complete Guide To The Cloud

TechImpact

Despite the cloud’s ubiquity, questions remain about how it works, how it directly benefits nonprofits, and how to properly implement the technology. All of these questions and more have been asked, and we’ve answered. What questions to ask.

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NTC Summary, and Nonprofit Technology Consulting 2.0

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology NTC Summary, and Nonprofit Technology Consulting 2.0 We’ve passed through Baltimore – which reminds me of a project I did once, way back when, to work with a group of mostly small and medium-sized organizations on technology planning. I was looking for the deeper purposes behind the implementation of technology.

Nonprofit Technology News for March 2014

Tech Soup Blog

The nonprofit technology news this month reports on the reinvention of the wheel in India and Africa, how nonprofits are leading the wearable computing field, the privacy threat you may not have heard about yet, and plenty more.

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Choosing the Right Free Technology in 5 Easy Steps

Tech Soup Blog

We all know technology is radically changing our world and accelerating your organization's ability to achieve your mission. A huge amount of that technology is available to you for free. There isn't a one-sized-fits-all approach to choosing and utilizing free technology.

Report Release: The 2011 Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Survey Report

NTEN

Should I put more resources towards developing a formal technology plan? How many technology staff should I have if my total staff is only 5? NTEN's annual research on nonprofit technology spending and practices sheds light on these questions, and many more. >

5 Questions: Bringing Community Organizing Into Online Campaigns

NTEN

Note: As we prepare for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference , we wanted share a wee bit of the wisdom our speakers will be serving up, so as not to overwhelm you when you get to Atlanta. We're asking them all to share their answers to five very important questions.

Information Technology (IT) – The Magic Pill For Growing Capacity?

ASU Lodestar Center

Even when nonprofits have websites and social media site (SMS) accounts, they demonstrate a disturbing propensity for failing to respond to direct questions from the public. This requirement for efficacy demands that nonprofits begin thinking of the adoption of IT as a strategic investment rather than an operational expense. Sparked.com – an online portal staffed by tech volunteers which may represent the most helpful technological application for smaller nonprofits.

Moving Beyond The “Don’t Mess with it If it Works” Mentality at Your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

But there is a slight error in that line of thinking as it restricts the progress that comes with adoption of new practices, techniques, and technology. Technical representatives and product managers: these people know their technology. Embrace technology change today.

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5 Questions: Anatomy of a Video

NTEN

Note: As we prepare for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference , we wanted share a wee bit of the wisdom our speakers will be serving up, so as not to overwhelm you when you get to Atlanta. We're asking them all to share their answers to five very important questions. What's the most important trend in nonprofit technology for 2010? The widespread adoption of social media is clearly the most important trend for nonprofit technology in 2010.

The Overhead Question: What's Our Role?

NTEN

Here at NTEN, we're keenly interested in this question. So many organizations view technology as an administrative, or overhead, expense -- we can argue that point later -- which means that they routinely under-invest to keep that ratio as low as possible. Defining effectiveness and system for reporting that promotes adoption in the sector.

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The Overhead Question: What's Our Role?

NTEN

Here at NTEN, we're keenly interested in this question. So many organizations view technology as an administrative, or overhead, expense -- we can argue that point later -- which means that they routinely under-invest to keep that ratio as low as possible. Defining effectiveness and system for reporting that promotes adoption in the sector.

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NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference: A Vibrant "Social" Community of Practice

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The NpTech Community has been early adopters of social media and social networks like Twitter. NTEN had also set up a google application that lets people vote on questions which how they decided to handle the Q/A in a room of 1400 people.

New TechBridge Crowdfunding Platform Launches for Nonprofit Technology Projects

Tech Soup Blog

nonprofits to raise funds for technology projects. It is the first crowdfunding platform exclusively for nonprofit technology projects. It is pretty well-known in our field that nonprofit technology projects are notoriously hard to get funding for.

5 Social Media Advancements Every Nonprofit Should Prepare For ?

TechImpact

Adopting Instagram into the mix is no longer a fun luxury, it’s a necessity. Aside from connecting with users across the globe, you can even use the versatile platform to simply pop in and ask a question to a coworker who’s located in an office across the hall or building, too!

TechSoup at the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Tech Soup Blog

Are you headed to San Francisco this week for the Nonprofit Technology Conference ? 12NTC is the go-to event every year for nonprofit professionals who work on technology, communications, or guide their organizations in tech decisions. No technology demos.

How A CRM Immediately Impacts Your Staff, And What To Expect During Implemantation

TechImpact

A lot of questions. First and foremost you should prepare for and expect for a lot of questions from your staff. These can range some simple usability questions to the need for installation or login help. Remember the importance of training your staff on new technology.

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Boosting Board Collaboration: Getting Board Buy-In for Collaboration Tools

NTEN

A board is made up of a group of people, and people have varying levels of comfort with, and willingness to adopt, new technology. How comfortable are your boardmembers with technology? How confident are you in their willingness to accept and adopt new solutions, and their ability to overcome technological hurdles?

5 Foundation Trends That Will Continue in 2018

Connection Cafe

Technology has supported and helped grow this effort. Now more than ever, technology is advancing in its ability to allow nonprofits to see and share data and letting funders and other members of the community understand what they are trying to accomplish. Technology Proliferation.