1. Technical knowledge is not the main game for nonprofit leaders needing to direct and participate actively in IT planning and alignment.
Second easy thing for leaders 2. Every organisational board/committee should be actively participating in the ICT plan development and monitoring.
Third easy thing for leaders 3. Establish a staff ICT committee.
Fourth easy thing for leaders 4. A dministrative assistants should be the linchpins of your IT infrastructure.
Fifth easy thing for leaders 5. High-quality resources for ICT planning are available to nonprofits online at little or no cost.
Sixth easy thing for leaders 6. Learn about and keep up with innovations in ICT, and think about possible uses for them in your organisation and networks.
Seventh easy thing for leaders 7. Information technology, no matter how strategically you apply it, will probably never save your nonprofit organization any money but should produce productivity savings.
Eighth easy thing for leaders 8. Be aware that donated hardware and services can cost your organisation more than paying for products or services in the long run.
Ninth easy thing for leaders 9. In many organisations many ICT problems are related to organisational development issues.
Tenth easy thing for leaders 10. Understand your real ICT costs and the digital proficiency of your organisation.
ICT as an Operational Asset Perspective From The Sector
– The majority of CSOs do not work to have an ICT plan
– CSOs are unaware of their ICT budgets.
– Half of CSOs do not provide a planned ICT training program for their staff
– Over a quarter of CSO staff nominated either lack of understanding or lack of IT support as a barrier to IT use
Getting Smarter – Moving beyond email. – ICT is not just a tool, it’ s a strategic asset. – ICT is a path to efficiency, it helps to shape client services and ensures participation in professional networks. The buzz… – Cloud technologies – Social Media
– Communities of Practice (CoPs) are groups of people which exist to build knowledge and expertise in a particular knowledge domain
– The iTaNGO project has provision for support of 10 CoPs across the state
– Case Study of each CoP to be presented at forum at end of year.
Demonstration Project Information Sessions Knowledge Base Workshops Communities of Practice
Demonstration Project – Demonstrate improved delivery of services and enhanced organisational capacity for CSOs through more effective use of ICT – Demonstrate how the effective use of ICT can significantly improve collaboration and network development amongst organisations working within communities