Change Management Is the Foundation of a Social Organization

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A social organization is built upon three pillars – people, process and technology. It addresses the need to drive change in an effort to shift employee behavior, communicate effectively across job functions and geographies and remove organizational silos.

Noodling Around Change Management and Social Media Adoption

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I asked for some recommendations on Twitter for the best practical sources for change management. Joitske recommend Learning To Change. She also pointed me to an older post on her blog about one of theories of change in the book based on thinking styles.

Guaranteeing Successful New Technology Adoption

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Choosing a new technology for your organization should be a comprehensive solution, not a deferred headache. So, you’ve decided to move to a technology-based solution that enables your staff and volunteers to reach the next level of excellence in nonprofit service delivery and management.

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Value, Ease of Use, and Social Use: Adoption Readiness in Nutshell

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What’s the point of technology if no one uses it? Unfortunately, this is … Technology Adoption Readiness Change Management Ease of Use Human Factors Social Use TAM Technology Acceptance Model Value

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3 Ways to Embrace Change and Shake the Status Quo at Your Organization

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Your nonprofit’s mission is likely the same as it was when your organization began; to make an impact and to effect change, whether locally, nationally or globally. The challenge then is to stay true to your mission while taking the steps needed to keep pace in a changing industry.

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Making Smarter Decisions when Selecting Technology

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Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management. It's all too easy to be wooed by the sparkly, new, and fun when considering a new technology purchase, much like shopping while on vacation. Change Management Leadership nonprofit technology planning strategic planning IT Staff

When and How to Communicate a Technology Rollout Plan

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You're about to roll out your technology plan. New technology often brings with it a sense of optimism. Change Management Leadership nonprofit technology planning tech management Adam Roth. StreamLink Software. But are all members of your team ready to roll out with you? Perhaps information will be centralized, communication easier, time and money saved, or mundane tasks automated.

Lessons Learned from the HealthCare.gov Rollout

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I’m sure many of you have followed the launch (and re-launch ) of HealthCare.gov over the last few weeks, as this must rank as one of the most highly publicized (and scrutinized) technology projects in recent memory. User Adoption and Change Management.

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Modernizing Nonprofits with Cloud Technology for Good

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The pursuit of social change globally requires visionary thinking regarding a nonprofit's IT strategy. For nonprofits, charities, and global development organizations dedicated to helping others, access to technology should never be a hurdle or a limitation. Change Management cloud technology Leadership Karen Appleton. Founder. Box.org. Now is the time to think about why and how.

Nonprofits Must Fight Stereotypes When Using New Technologies to Save Lives

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Mina Chang. Innovation and adoption of new technologies is not without controversy. Advocacy Change Management disaster response tech management unmanned aerial vehicles Program Linking the World. For example: How does your nonprofit leadership feel about unmanned aerial vehicles? Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in November 2013, killing more than 6,000 people.

DIY Nonprofit Technology: 5 Steps to Prepare Staff for Merging Technology

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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. Many factors should be considered when organizations begin to work on mergers, including technology. Beyond financial and equipment matters, one of the most important concerns that can dictate the technological success or failure of a merger is change management. Do not start with the technology.

Deena Pierott to Offer Keynote on Inclusive Technology at #14LCS

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This September 3-6, NTEN will debut the Leading Change Summit. Today we’re excited to share that Deena Pierott , founder of the White House honored youth program called iUrban Teen Tech , will offer a keynote called Moving from Diversity to Inclusion: Changing landscapes of nonprofit technology. Change Management Deena Pierott iUrban Teen lcs Leadership leading change summit

Have You Ever Tried Changing the Tires While Driving the Car?

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How to navigate change management when your nonprofit doesn't have the luxury of putting your mission work on pause. Today we are all navigating our way through massive change. Change Management change management psychology Leadership Lisa Colton.

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

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[This is part one 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. more technology staff if they're trying to follow these staffing level guidelines.

Disruption: The New Normal

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Business Development Manager. It's true that the only true constant is change, but then how can nonprofits plan? Institutions and industries that have existed for generations are being crushed by the onslaught of technology and its propensity for exponential growth.

Using Everyday Technology to Improve Your Services

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[Editor's note: The following is an excerpt of an article in the March 2012 issue of NTEN:Change. Staff time and budgets are limited, and improving the different ways they use technology seems out of reach. Have you done some creative problem-solving to with technology?

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

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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. >

What Does Organizational Behavior Have to Do with Nonprofit Technology? Everything!

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I’d like to introduce you to four strategy typologies and share with you how knowing your strategy typology and its accompanying organizational behavior superpowers can help your organization become a superhero in aligning technology with its mission. Change Management Leadership Organizational Culture Kelly Trusty, Ph.D. Assistant Professor. Western Michigan University School of Public Affairs and Administration.

A Brief History of Nonprofit Technology Leadership, And a Call to Action for New Circuit Riders

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Change Management Community future of CIO Leadership nonprofit technology nonprofit technology leadership nptech Organizational Culture Policy Staffing Strategy IT Staff Peter Campbell. Chief Information Officer. Legal Services Organization. When someone asked me, "What is the role of circuit riders today?" " I didn't have an immediate answer.

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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Tech Across Your Org: Technology Leadership at a Small Organization

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[Editor's note: The following first appeared in the September 2011 issue of NTEN:Change. Million Budget In small organizations like mine, more often than not, the Executive Director or senior leadership of the organization also wears the technology leader hat, accidental or not.

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When Millennials Take Over: How to Prepare Your Nonprofit For the Future of Business

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Millenials will be taking over: is your nonprofit ready for the cultural sea change? Change Management cultural change Leadership millenials nonprofit technology culture Organizational Culture Maddie Grant, CAE. Principal. Culture That Works.

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The Future of Nonprofit Technology: Some Predictions

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Technology will finally enter the c-suite of not-for-profit orgs. But as open source code bases like Drupal become more popular, not-for-profits will realize that we no longer need to outsource to technology firms because building a platform is cheap and easy and keeping up with upgrades is important. Lawyers have managed to provide pro bono services without sacrificing quality or conflict. Tags: Change Management Leadership NPTech NTEN

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Using Technology for Mission: Ontario 211 and NTEN Hear From the Arthritis Society

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[Editor's note: Ontario 211 and NTEN asked Ontario nonprofits about how they were using technology – and how they’d like to be using technology – for their work. Where do you think your organization is particularly strong (a leader) when it comes to using technology effectively?

The 13th Issue of NTEN: Change is Out - "Competitive & Innovative Nonprofits"

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The articles in the March issue of the NTEN: Change journal capture stories of nonprofits in transition; they’re transforming from one stage to another, using technology to fuel their campaigns, initiatives, and to optimize their day-to-day work. >>Read

Technology Process Improvement for Nonprofits (Can Help Raise More Funds)

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By Sean Watson, Nonprofit Technology Consultant, TechEffect. The selection of quality technology systems is a very important piece of managing those relationships, but equally important is how your team uses the technology. Through continual improvement of your organizational processes, you can harness the technology to be more productive, even in the face of functionality flaws in your systems. What is Technology Process Improvement?

Going from Accidental Techie to Technology Leader

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On one hand, those who decide that technology will be their vocations need to push for roles and titles that reflect what they really do. This article is meant for those who want to stop being accidental and move into a technology leadership role. Kaufman described eight traits of a successful technology leader: Functional business orientation and communication skills Political savvy. Effective technology leadership requires a skill set that’s broader than technical skills.

Case Study: Artist Trust Applies Lessons from the Nonprofit Technology Leadership Academy

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An arts organization develops a technology plan to help meet diverse constituent needs. We really needed to think about how we should be investing in technology to align with our strategic goal to reach people statewide from our small office in tech-savvy Seattle," explained Margit Rankin, executive director. Change Management Community Leadership nonprofit leadership academy nonprofit technology planning nptech Organizational Culture Strategy Communications

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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Case Study: Death With Dignity National Center Applies Lessons from the Nonprofit Technology Leadership Academy

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Gaining buy-in early on, soliciting bids and conducting an ROI analysis helped Death With Dignity National Center prioritize its top technology projects and prepare to develop metrics for evaluation. When DWD hired Melissa Barber full-time as electronic communications specialist in 2010, the plan was to launch a full-fledged electronic communications department to oversee several technology projects. Kimberlee Roth.

Infographic: Key Benchmarks from the 6th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Survey

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NTEN recently released the 6th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Survey Report , conducted with The NonProfit Times. Key Benchmarks from the 6th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Survey from NTEN View more presentations from NTEN. benchmarks Budget Change Management infographic Leadership nonprofit budgets nonprofit technology NonProfit Times nptech Organizational Culture research Staffing staffing salaries Strategy tech staffing IT Staff

Technology Leaders Are Change Agents: Discussion from the NTEN Community

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Here's a little more background from him on this topic: " I spent my days at [a for-profit company] working with managers on process improvement. In fact, "business processes" are a key element behind a recent theme rumbling through both the for-profit and now, somewhat, nonprofit sectors: " The Changing Role of the CIO ". Our job as change agents – I'm looking at you, NTEN community – is to help our organizations get beyond this "no time, no money, no staff" wall.

Using Technology for Mission: Ontario 211 and NTEN Hear From the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

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[Editor's note: Ontario 211 and NTEN asked Ontario nonprofits about how they were using technology – and how they’d like to be using technology – for their work. We use technology really well in a measured and strategic way.

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 Planning Smackdown

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Manager of Technology. Technology is the offspring of vision and innovation. And how can tech staff change their perceived roles within their organizations? Change Management IT Planning tech leadership Tech Planning IT Staff Steve Heye.

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Strategic Leadership: What a Nonprofit Leader Really Needs to Know about IT

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Many executives don’t approach management and leadership in accounting or evaluation matters, for example, with the same trepidation as they do technology. And yet the same skills that make any leader effective are appropriate to managing technology. Just about every time I meet with a nonprofit executive to discuss some technology project, within the first few minutes I hear: “I’m not a technology person.” Lisa Rau. CEO and Co-Founder. Confluence.

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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Professionalism in Nonprofit Technology: Should My Techies be Accidental?

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David Geilhufe, Philanthropy Program Manager, NetSuite In this age of cloud computing, sophisticated, affordable (often free!) technology and increased measurement and reporting expectations, every nonprofit should ask themselves, “Who in my organization is responsible for successfully deploying technology in support of our mission?” But wait,” you ask “aren’t accidental techies the celebrated yeomen of bridging mission and technology?”

Tips for Content Curators from Beth Kanter: How To Avoid Getting "Content Fried"

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[Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from a feature article in the June 2012 issue of NTEN:Change , NTEN's quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders. Managing Physical Space: When I see clutter in my physical work spaces, I try to take that as a sign that I need to hit a pause button.

Strategic Leadership: What a Nonprofit Leader Really Needs to Know about IT

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Many executives don’t approach management and leadership in accounting or evaluation matters, for example, with the same trepidation as they do technology. And yet the same skills that make any leader effective are appropriate to managing technology. Just about every time I meet with a nonprofit executive to discuss some technology project, within the first few minutes I hear: “I’m not a technology person.” Lisa Rau. CEO and Co-Founder. Confluence.

Applications for the Nonprofit Tech Academy are due April 8

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change management Change Management Digital Strategy intensive it Leadership Leadership nonprofit tech academy NTA social media Staffing Strategy IT Staff We still have a few slots available in our Nonprofit Tech Academy for spring 2014, but the application deadline is fast approaching. Does the following sound good to you?