Tech Across Your Org: Sharing a Cause and Data Across Multiple Orgs


[Editor's note: The following is from the December 2012 issue of NTEN:Change , NTEN's quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders. Blue” orgs get a small fraction of environment funding.

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


[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: Technology Leadership at a Small Organization


[Editor's note: The following first appeared in the September 2011 issue of NTEN:Change. By Judi Sohn, Outgoing VP of Operations, Fight Colorectal Cancer Fight Colorectal Cancer: > 6 year-old Org > 6 Full-time Staff > $1.1

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Tech Across Your Org: Shared Technology Vision


[Editor's note: The following first appeared in the June 2011 issue of NTEN:Change. Note: You can read the complete June Issue of NTEN:Change online for free. Change Management Leadership nten:change organizational policies Planning Policy Trey McIntyre Project

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Learning to Love the Re-Org: How We Executed a Staff Restructuring

Museum 2.0

I was knee-deep in a capital expansion ( Abbott Square ) that would dramatically change our services, and I had less and less time for everyone. I had never heard anyone at any organization say, “that re-org sure was great!” As it turned out, everyone’s job changed.

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


[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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2011 NTC Preview: 6 Steps to Refocus Your Small Org Tech Strategy


Steve Heye, Web Project Manager, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago Smaller nonprofits may feel like sophisticated technology is out of reach; it requires more budget, more staff, and more expertise than they think they have. Small orgs work quickly, but often times that acceleration lacks direction. A commodity is a technology that is transactional in nature and may improve your efficiency but does not fundamentally change your business.

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


Because we know that the term "IT Staff" means something very specific to people, and the concept of who is "IT Staff" has not changed as rapidly over the last few years as the role of technology in an organization has.

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The Future of Nonprofit Technology: Some Predictions


More orgs will hire CTOs. Technology will finally enter the c-suite of not-for-profit orgs. Other orgs will finally learn what I've known for 5 years: bring it in-house and don't silo your tech people, make one of them a c-suite leader. The hottest org in 2020? It is easier than ever to start a not-for-profit org and blow up the brand, thanks to social media (which is free). Tags: Change Management Leadership NPTech NTEN

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


I'm pleased to announce Issue Five of NTEN:Change, A Quarterly Journal for Nonprofit Leaders ! The latest issue also features articles from NTEN experts in our "Tech Across Your Org" and "DIY Nonprofit Technology" sections.

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


[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.

The Content Curation Issue: NTEN:Change Six is Live


I'm pleased to announce Issue Six of NTEN:Change, A Quarterly Journal for Nonprofit Leaders ! Nonprofit Leaders talk about their balance (or unbalance) of IT for mission versus keeping the org's lights on.

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A Closer Look at Nonprofit Technology Benchmarks: Staffing Ratios


While we took a look at the number of tech staff benchmark in the first post in this series, I'd like to now turn to the org staff-per-tech staff benchmark.

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A Closer Look at Nonprofit Technology Benchmarks: Tech Adoption Levels


In the meantime, we'd love to hear about where you think your org falls in this Tech Adoption spectrum -- let us know in the comments below!

New Issue of NTEN:Change: From Outcomes to Impact


Nonprofit Leaders discuss managing their organizations through change. As well as articles from NTEN experts in our "Tech Across Your Org" and "DIY Nonprofit Technology" sections. The December issue of NTEN's quarlerly journal for nonprofit leaders is free and hot off the press.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When nonprofits started using the web, it was largely disconnected from what the rest of the org was doing. What makes this different is that the technology that is driving this change - the " social graph " or the map of connectedness that we're creating through participation in online social networks. The tools make the line between personal/organizational is quite squishy and that's a change management issue.

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Hot Off the Press: Issue Two of NTEN:Change is Live


What do Guerrilla Video, Facebook for Volunteer Management, and #GettingSlizzard have in common? They're all featured in the latest issue of NTEN:Change, A Quarterly Journal for Nonprofit Leaders ! There are also articles from NTEN experts in our "Tech Across Your Org" and "DIY Nonprofit Technology" sections. Advocacy Change Management Community CRM Leadership Planning Social Media

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Who Sits at Your Leadership Table? A Case for Senior Technologists


The same holds true for lawyers, investment bankers, firemen, and doctors; their skills are not needed in day-to-day operations at the management level of a nonprofit. 5 Reasons to have a technology officer at the management table : Priority Management. Management meetings provide insight into organizational long- and short-term priorities. This can be a tremendous asset at the management level.

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


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. In this webinar series, full of case studies and expert insights, you'll get the keys to change the way your nonprofit works today. Change ManagementRemember back when people said your nonprofit needed to be on MySpace? And then Facebook.

If You're Part of the Cream, You're Gonna Get Licked


" Often, she sees senior managers and people at the bottom of the org chart pushing for openness, meeting resistance at that middle manager level - the cream of the Oreo. If openness is flattening our organizations and shortening the distance between the lowest rung of our org chart and the top, then what happens to those folks in the middle? Tags: Change Management charlene li Leadership NPTech open leadership Social Media

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What do Innovative Organizations Have in Common?


Despite all the challenges -- the fear of change, the lack of time, and even the lack of real ROI at this point -- each organization is firmly committed to staying the course with social media. This led me to wonder: what's in the DNA of each of these orgs that allows them to embrace change and experiment? Tags: beth kanter change change management Leadership roxy allen seth godin Social Media

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Forget the Tech, Let’s Talk Mission


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?" What is the "strategic plan" and how does the lone technologist understand where they fit -- providing that orgs are thinking strategically and even have a strategic plan? How does the orgs technologist bring synergy while leaving the techno-babble behind?

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Leading Tech Change When You're Not the Boss


If the words "executive" or "chief" do not appear in your job title, you may think you're not in the right position to lead a successful technology change. Here are a few things you can do to challenge that assumption and become a technology change leader. Formal authority is granted through position on an org chart, or through mandate (or sometimes fiat) from the senior management of an organization. Leading a Technology Change.

The Activity Level Discussion in Museums: Is a Role Marketplace an Answer?

Museum 2.0

Together we wrote a how-to manual for organizational change, called Change at Work: Not Just Surviving but Thriving. I'd managed for ages by then, and I'd certainly put in place change management. Staff could work anywhere in the org for a few hours a week.

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September #4Change Chat Topic: Change Failure

Amy Sample Ward

My experience since I started working in the social media field is that the failures are where you learn the most as a community manager, a social media manger, a change manger, a professional and as a person. 4 Change September Chat Topic: Change Failure / Change #Fails.

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The Metadata API and the IDE have changed how we deal with page layouts. We can now set them up in our template instance and copy and paste them into our customer org. There is a quicker way to deploy your base template: DOT the org.

Notes from 10NTC Community Call - Agenda!


Back office technologies and management. Change Management. Love to see @cariegrls present about the way she's using tools to do reputation management for Humane Society. Strategies for managing multiple social media channels. Sessions on engaging volunteers, and on using SM for education/outreach rather then just fundraising or talking about your org.

Openness Transforms the Nonprofit CRM Business | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

However, it’s clear that the changing marketplace and concerted action by nonprofits have engendered a new environment where there is now more choice than ever before. No maintenance fees, no hardware to buy and take care of, free APIs, and much, much less expensive – plus they introduced us to a developer who told us he could build the add on we want for managing beds in about a week.

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