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    Technology Planning for Small Nonprofits (11NTCsmallplan) Technology Planning for Small Nonprofits (11NTCsmallplan) Presentation Transcript

    • Technology Planning for Small Non-profits # 11NTCsmallplan Kristin Anderson Tony Brunswick Dan Shenk-Evans
    • Session Evaluation Each entry via text or web is a chance to win great NTEN prizes throughout the day! Session Evaluations Powered By: TEXT Text #NTCsmallplan to 69866. ONLINE Use #NTCsmallplan at http://nten.org/ntc/eval
    • Take-aways
      • Assigning IT responsibilities in a small org
      • How to prioritize IT decision-making
      • Basic Elements of IT Budget
    • Agenda
      • Introductions
      • Overview
      • Responsibility for IT
      • Prioritizing IT
      • Basic elements of IT Budget
      • Panel Q&A
      • Closing
    • Speakers
      • Kristin Anderson Director of Operations, Congressional Hunger Center
      • Tony Brunswick COO, LIFT
      • Dan Shenk Evans IT Director, Capital Area Food Bank
      • Johan Hammerstrom VP Client Services, Community IT Innovators
    • small
    • responsibility
    • Ownership
      • Someone has to own IT
      • They need to have authority
      • Executive leadership needs to support them
      • Having a point person has an impact
      • What will fit with your culture?
      responsibility
    • Getting buy-in…
      • Walk leadership through different scenarios
      • Tell some good stories
      • Educate leadership in an inclusive way
      • Set realistic expectations
      • Be patient, be persistent
      responsibility
    • Value of IT
      • Return on investment
      • Achieving the mission
      • What your peers are doing
      • Know what matters to leadership
      • Impact on job satisfaction and retention
      responsibility
    • Dividing IT responsibilities
      • Network Infrastructure
      • Databases and data assets
        • Financial
        • Fundraising : CRM
        • Programs
      • Online communication
        • Web site & Social Media
      responsibility
    • Affirmation
      • Technology is important, your organization needs to be focused on it
      • Focusing on technology brings tremendous value to your organization
      responsibility
    • prioritizing
    • Assess the current state
      • Talk to staff
      • Listen to your gut
      • Conduct a formal network audit
      prioritizing
    • Organizational strategy
      • What is your strategic plan?
      • Look over the last 2-3 years, and 2-3 years ahead
      • Growth, Reduction, New funding sources, New programs, New locations
      prioritizing
    • Capacity
      • What is your internal capacity?
      • Pros/Cons of working with consultants
      prioritizing
    • budgeting
    • Hardware
      • Network
        • Switches
        • Firewall
      • Servers
        • Cloud
        • Virtualization & consolidation
      budgeting
    • Hardware
      • Workstations
        • Replace every 3-5 years
        • Align with your funding
        • Cascade down to interns, volunteers
      • Laptops
        • Replace every 3 years
        • Support contract and warranty
      • Budget for eCycling!
      budgeting
    • Software
      • Hosting
        • Host locally?
        • Migrate to the cloud?
      • Routine upgrades
        • Upgrade server OS
        • Upgrade Office version
      • Training to use software
      budgeting
    • Security
      • Backup
        • Local devices
        • Hosted service
      • Anti-virus
        • Local software
        • Email & Web filtering
      • Passwords
      budgeting
    • Ongoing Contracts
      • Internet Services
        • Internet Connection
        • Web-hosting
        • Domain name
      • Annual Support Contracts
        • Hardware
        • Software
      budgeting
    • Support
      • IT Support:
        • In-house
        • Volunteer
        • Support firm
      • IT Acceptable Use Policy
      budgeting
    • Ensuring follow-through
      • Assign clear owners within the organization
      • Meet regularly
      • Present results
      • Compare to budget
      budgeting
    • www.citidc.com/ntc
      • this presentation
      • budget spreadsheet template
      • additional resources
      • contact info
    • Session Evaluation Each entry via text or web is a chance to win great NTEN prizes throughout the day! Session Evaluations Powered By: TEXT Text #NTCsmallplan to 69866. ONLINE Use #NTCsmallplan at http://nten.org/ntc/eval