Nonprofit Tech Resources:Tips from an Accidental Techie<br />AnnalieseHoehling, <br />Membership & Outreach, NTEN<br />
Flickr: Ana Santos<br />
4 Undesirable Characteristics of an Accidental Techie*<br /><ul><li> accidental
 random
 distracted
 isolated</li></ul>* From Mark Shaw, of NPower Michigan, in an article for the Chronicle of Philanthropy about the 5 chara...
Accidental  Purposeful<br />This isn’t tech for tech’s sake, after all. <br /><ul><li>Set some goals or target areas of k...
Identify key terms that align with your targets</li></ul>Flickr: caruba<br />
Accidental  Purposeful<br />My Targets: (these align with my job role and my organization’s mission)<br /><ul><li>Social ...
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For the 2010 NCTech4Good conference. Panel on keeping up with nonprofit tech resources without getting overwhelmed.

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Nonprofit tech resources (from an Accidental Techie)

  1. 1. Nonprofit Tech Resources:Tips from an Accidental Techie<br />AnnalieseHoehling, <br />Membership & Outreach, NTEN<br />
  2. 2. Flickr: Ana Santos<br />
  3. 3. 4 Undesirable Characteristics of an Accidental Techie*<br /><ul><li> accidental
  4. 4. random
  5. 5. distracted
  6. 6. isolated</li></ul>* From Mark Shaw, of NPower Michigan, in an article for the Chronicle of Philanthropy about the 5 characteristics of accidental techies<br />
  7. 7. Accidental  Purposeful<br />This isn’t tech for tech’s sake, after all. <br /><ul><li>Set some goals or target areas of knowledge for yourself
  8. 8. Identify key terms that align with your targets</li></ul>Flickr: caruba<br />
  9. 9. Accidental  Purposeful<br />My Targets: (these align with my job role and my organization’s mission)<br /><ul><li>Social Media
  10. 10. ROI of Social Media
  11. 11. Social Media best practices for nonprofits
  12. 12. Social Media tools
  13. 13. Online Communities
  14. 14. building online communities
  15. 15. engaging online communities
  16. 16. online community tools</li></li></ul><li>Random Organized<br /><ul><li>Identify and Prioritize the types of resources you’ll need</li></ul>Flickr: gwen<br />
  17. 17. Random  Organized<br />Training: <br />In-depth knowledge and skills for a specific topic or technology<br /><ul><li>Webinars: (Weekly/Monthly)
  18. 18. NTEN.org/webinars
  19. 19. Idealware.org/online-training
  20. 20. Conferences: (Annually)
  21. 21. Nonprofit Technology Conference: http://nten.org/ntc</li></ul>Research:<br /> Data, benchmarks, and case-studies for making decisions or making the case (grants/investments)<br /><ul><li>NTEN.org/research
  22. 22. Idealware.org/reports
  23. 23. M+R Strategic Services: http://mrss.com/publications.html
  24. 24. Convio, Blackbaud, other providers</li></li></ul><li>Articles and Insights from Experts: (daily/weekly, for trends and how-to’s)<br /><ul><li> NTEN Newsletter, NTEN Blog: nten.org/signup; nten.org/blog
  25. 25. Beth Kanter’s Blog: bethkanter.org
  26. 26. Frogloop Blog from Care2: frogloop.com</li></ul>Examples and Ideas from Peers: (daily/weekly, for inspiration and application)<br /><ul><li> Amy Sample Ward (soc-med):amysampleward.org
  27. 27. Peter Campbell (more techie): techcafeteria.com
  28. 28. Norman Reiss (marketing&comm): nonprofitbridge.com</li></ul>Random  Organized<br />
  29. 29. Distracted  Focused<br />Tagging and Tools to keep resources organized and at your fingertips (and save time!)<br />Flickr: Chiot’s_run<br />
  30. 30. Distracted  Focused<br /><ul><li>Tags
  31. 31. nptech, #nptech
  32. 32. social media, social media roi, online engagement
  33. 33. Email Alerts
  34. 34. google.com/alerts
  35. 35. socialmention.com </li></ul>set up custom searches using your keywords, and get daily or weekly emails with search results<br /><ul><li>Delicious
  36. 36. http://delicious.com </li></ul>bookmark online resources from anywhere, share with others, see others’ resources on similar tags<br /><ul><li> Readers and Dashboards (organize your resources)
  37. 37. google.com/reader, igoogle.com
  38. 38. my.yahoo.com
  39. 39. netvibes.com</li></li></ul><li>Isolated  Connected<br />I get by with a little help from my . . .<br />Flickr: James Cridland<br />
  40. 40. Isolated  Connected<br /><ul><li>NTEN Affinity Groups
  41. 41. groups.nten.org/ntendiscuss
  42. 42. groups.nten.org/NCTech4Good
  43. 43. groups.nten.org/onlinecommunitybuilding
  44. 44. Progressive Exchange: progressiveexchange.org
  45. 45. LinkedIn
  46. 46. NTEN Members’ Group: linkedin.com/groups?gid=1053
  47. 47. Women Who Tech Group: linkedin.com/groups?gid=87431
  48. 48. Twitter
  49. 49. twitter.com/annaliese_h
  50. 50. @NTENorg
  51. 51. @ntenhross
  52. 52. Twitter lists: http://mashable.com/2009/11/02/twitter-lists-guide</li></li></ul><li>Purposeful Techie<br /><ul><li> purposeful
  53. 53. organized
  54. 54. focused
  55. 55. connected</li></ul>Flickr: knightp<br />
  56. 56. Let’s stay connected!<br /><ul><li>annaliese@nten.org
  57. 57. twitter.com/annaliese_h
  58. 58. delicious.com/ann.a.liese
  59. 59. slideshare.net/ntenannaliese</li></ul>Flickr: countrygirlatheart<br />
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