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Increasing your Impact Through Technology Louise Brown,  ICT Development Officer Sakthi Suriyaprakasam,  Head of Campaigni...
 
<ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Consider how government policies and developments in technology might impact on your ...
<ul><li>Some of the key issues for our sector </li></ul><ul><li>Cuts - £83bn reduction in public spending </li></ul><ul><l...
Funding & money management ICT skills Keeping to mission Recruiting volunteers Effective campaigning Internal/ external co...
<ul><li>Coordinating & managing information </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud computing </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging & sharing using s...
<ul><li>Coordinating & managing information </li></ul>Relationships Fundraising and donor  management Monitoring and evalu...
<ul><li>Some key features of databases: </li></ul><ul><li>Allow you to record your interactions with people and organisati...
<ul><li>Making databases work for you: </li></ul><ul><li>How do you keep and use information in your organisation?  </li><...
“ Cloud computing” & collaborative tools
<ul><li>Some key features of cloud computing: </li></ul><ul><li>Tools (such as word processing, files, email, database) ar...
<ul><li>Collaboration tools </li></ul>Huddle Yammer Google docs
<ul><li>Some key features of collaborative tools: </li></ul><ul><li>Allow people to connect within organisations and outsi...
<ul><li>Making cloud computing work for you: </li></ul><ul><li>It may not be the right solution for you </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Making collaboration tools work for you: </li></ul><ul><li>Decide what it is you need to do collaboratively first,...
<ul><li>Engaging & sharing </li></ul>Facebook Blog
<ul><li>Some key features of social media tools: </li></ul><ul><li>Allow you to connect directly with supporters and servi...
<ul><li>Facebook  www.facebook.com   </li></ul><ul><li>A pre existing network of over 500m active users </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Making social media work for you: </li></ul><ul><li>Think first about what you’re trying to do – connect with serv...
<ul><li>Your role in leading your organisation </li></ul><ul><li>What is the role of the Chief Executive in leading your o...
<ul><li>iT4Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Matching IT professionals and students with voluntary organisations that want vol...
<ul><li>Building Bridges to ICT Excellence project  www.lasa.org.uk/ict/building -bridges/ </li></ul>
<ul><li>NCVO publications </li></ul><ul><li>“ A Guide to Managing ICT in the  Voluntary and Community  Sector” </li></ul><...
<ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><li>www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/advice-support/ict </li></ul><ul><li>www.ictknowledgebase.org.uk...
<ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul><ul><li>www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/advice-support/ict   </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address]   </li></u...
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    1. 1. Increasing your Impact Through Technology Louise Brown, ICT Development Officer Sakthi Suriyaprakasam, Head of Campaigning, Collaboration & ICT
    2. 3. <ul><li>Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Consider how government policies and developments in technology might impact on your organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Match possible technologies to your current organisational challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Consider your responsibility as organisational decision makers </li></ul>
    3. 4. <ul><li>Some of the key issues for our sector </li></ul><ul><li>Cuts - £83bn reduction in public spending </li></ul><ul><li>The “Big Society” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reformed public services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Devolved power and decision making </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased transparency and accountability from government to citizens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A greater role for voluntary and community action </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social technologies </li></ul>
    4. 5. Funding & money management ICT skills Keeping to mission Recruiting volunteers Effective campaigning Internal/ external communications Operational management Data management Remote working Skills & engagement of leaders Collaboration to deliver services Proving impact
    5. 6. <ul><li>Coordinating & managing information </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud computing </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging & sharing using social media </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul>Technology as a solution
    6. 7. <ul><li>Coordinating & managing information </li></ul>Relationships Fundraising and donor management Monitoring and evaluation Customer relationship management Case management Membership Databases
    7. 8. <ul><li>Some key features of databases: </li></ul><ul><li>Allow you to record your interactions with people and organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Analyse what types of interaction have an impact </li></ul><ul><li>Connect the different functions within an organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Produce reports for management and funders </li></ul>
    8. 9. <ul><li>Making databases work for you: </li></ul><ul><li>How do you keep and use information in your organisation? </li></ul><ul><li>Who are your relationships with? </li></ul><ul><li>What information do you need to record? </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of information do you need to extract? What might you need in the future? </li></ul><ul><li>Who else has the data already? </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to everyone in the organisation about how they use data </li></ul><ul><li>Make it simple </li></ul>
    9. 10. “ Cloud computing” & collaborative tools
    10. 11. <ul><li>Some key features of cloud computing: </li></ul><ul><li>Tools (such as word processing, files, email, database) are based on the internet </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>All upgrades, licenses and issues are dealt with by the provider </li></ul><ul><li>Per person/ per month costs rather than upfront cost – can be easier to budget for </li></ul><ul><li>Can work on any machine with an internet connection </li></ul><ul><li>Scalable </li></ul>
    11. 12. <ul><li>Collaboration tools </li></ul>Huddle Yammer Google docs
    12. 13. <ul><li>Some key features of collaborative tools: </li></ul><ul><li>Allow people to connect within organisations and outside </li></ul><ul><li>Can also work jointly on creating documents </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly based on the internet so can be accessed from anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Private to only the people you want to include </li></ul>
    13. 14. <ul><li>Making cloud computing work for you: </li></ul><ul><li>It may not be the right solution for you </li></ul><ul><li>Can work better for organisations with home workers and/ or multiple offices </li></ul><ul><li>Do an organisational review of how you currently use technology and whether it is meeting your needs and future needs </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to someone independent to compare options </li></ul>
    14. 15. <ul><li>Making collaboration tools work for you: </li></ul><ul><li>Decide what it is you need to do collaboratively first, don’t lead with the tool </li></ul><ul><li>Write a list of what you need from your technology and then compare what is out there </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about how you’re going to work collaboratively, who will do what and who will “own” the data </li></ul>
    15. 16. <ul><li>Engaging & sharing </li></ul>Facebook Blog
    16. 17. <ul><li>Some key features of social media tools: </li></ul><ul><li>Allow you to connect directly with supporters and service users </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in a dialogue about your issue </li></ul><ul><li>Make use of the expertise of others </li></ul><ul><li>Raise awareness of your organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Give opportunities for people to interact </li></ul>
    17. 18. <ul><li>Facebook www.facebook.com </li></ul><ul><li>A pre existing network of over 500m active users </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities to build a supporter base </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to share links, info, photos, events </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter www.twitter.com </li></ul><ul><li>Over 200m users </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to share information, seek ideas, report on events </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to search for people or discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Personal insight into what’s happening in your organisation/ campaign/ event </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage discussion and engage with people </li></ul>
    18. 19. <ul><li>Making social media work for you: </li></ul><ul><li>Think first about what you’re trying to do – connect with service users? Run a campaign? </li></ul><ul><li>Get the right people involved </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t expect immediate “return on investment” </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in the conversation </li></ul><ul><li>To show how social media can be of benefit, start by using it help you do your job </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get information sent to you automatically </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect with people in your field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reach out to the people with influence </li></ul></ul>
    19. 20. <ul><li>Your role in leading your organisation </li></ul><ul><li>What is the role of the Chief Executive in leading your organisation’s use of ICT? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the role of the trustee board in leading your organisation’s use of ICT? </li></ul><ul><li>What needs to be in place to improve your use of technology? </li></ul><ul><li>What support do you need? </li></ul>
    20. 21. <ul><li>iT4Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Matching IT professionals and students with voluntary organisations that want volunteer support </li></ul><ul><li>www.it4communities.org.uk </li></ul>
    21. 22. <ul><li>Building Bridges to ICT Excellence project www.lasa.org.uk/ict/building -bridges/ </li></ul>
    22. 23. <ul><li>NCVO publications </li></ul><ul><li>“ A Guide to Managing ICT in the Voluntary and Community Sector” </li></ul><ul><li>“ How to Cost and Fund ICT” </li></ul><ul><li>“ From Nightmare to Nirvana: an ICT survival guide for trustees” </li></ul>
    23. 24. <ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><li>www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/advice-support/ict </li></ul><ul><li>www.ictknowledgebase.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Products </li></ul><ul><li>www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/products-services </li></ul><ul><li>www.ctxchange.org </li></ul><ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/products-services/consultant-directory </li></ul><ul><li>www.suppliersdirectory.org.uk </li></ul>
    24. 25. <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul><ul><li>www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/advice-support/ict </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http:// twitter.com/LouiseBrown </li></ul>

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