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Tech Across Your Org: Shared Technology Vision

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[Editor's note: The following first appeared in the June 2011 issue of NTEN:Change. Technology is hugely important, but like investing in a vehicle for transportation, what’s most important is to first ask “where do we want to go?”

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Tech Across Your Org: Social Media Collaboration Across the NYC Elder Abuse Center

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[Editor's note: The following is from the December 2012 issue of NTEN:Change , NTEN's quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders. The Center staff includes just five staff members (four full-time) plus one very part-time social media manager at five hours a week. The social media team includes the Deputy Director, the Special Projects Director, the Social Media Manager, the social media consultant, summer interns, and an outside content development consultant.

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Tech Across Your Org: Program and Fundraising Innovation Sprung from an Internal Technology Project

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[Editor's note: The following is an article from the March 2012 issue of NTEN:Change. When we started, we were creating an internal tool for project management and quality assurance. Has your organization had an "a ha" moment about a technology project that changed the way you work?

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7th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Report: A Closer Look (Staffing Levels)

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Last month we released our seventh annual report on nonprofit investment and practices regarding technology. I''d like to take a closer look at one aspect of our research and organizational practice: technology staffing levels.

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A Closer Look at Nonprofit Technology Benchmarks: Tech Adoption Levels

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[This is part three of a series taking a closer look at the key benchmarks from our 6th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Survey Report , conducted with The NonProfit Times. We have HIGHLY innovative staff who push our available technology structures to capacity.

A Closer Look at Nonprofit Technology Benchmarks: Staffing Ratios

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[This is part two of a series taking a closer look at the key benchmarks from our 6th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Survey Report , conducted with The NonProfit Times. > Download the 6th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Survey Report.

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Confessions of a Former Nonprofit IT Director: Dos and Don'ts

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[Editor's note: The following is from the June 2012 issue of NTEN:Change. This month we have a few Nonprofit Technology DOs and DON’Ts for you to consider: DO hand off technology to “the youngest person in the org” because they know how to use Facebook.

Latest Issue of NTEN:Change is Live: Myth-Busting, Everyday Innovation, Case-Studies, Confessions, and More

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I'm pleased to announce Issue Five of NTEN:Change, A Quarterly Journal for Nonprofit Leaders ! Nonprofit Leaders sharing how they determine whether a technology project has been successful.

What lies beneath social media stress, fear, and barriers to adoption in nonprofits?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

was adopted (or not) in the nonprofit workplace over the past 10-15 years, you'll notice that fear and silo culture are nothing new or unique as barriers to adoption. Steve said silo culture has been a barrier to effective web strategy for years. When nonprofits started using the web, it was largely disconnected from what the rest of the org was doing. Amy Sample Ward shared a collection of links recently pointing to my post about silo culture.

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The Future of Nonprofits: Thrive and Innovate in the Digital Age

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We've certainly encouraged you to adopt new technologies. But it's not about any particular technology. We've engaged Randal Moss and David Neff, authors of The Future of Nonprofits: Thrive and Innovate in the Digital Age , to lead a course on creating a culture of innovation that will help your org become a technology leader. Technology leaders don't need to be at the director level. Innovation is a way of thinking, a culture, as much as it is a process.

Forget the Tech, Let’s Talk Mission

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Perhaps one of the most challenging questions a nonprofit can ask is, "What should our org's commitment to the use and leverage of technology actually be?" There's no question that information technology and the instantaneous access to data, when properly used, can become a significant tool in meeting your organization's mission -- but acceptance and alignment still seem to be incongruent. What are the effects of culture and how can the techie adapt?

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