Nonprofit tech resources (from an Accidental Techie)

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For the 2010 NCTech4Good conference. Panel on keeping up with nonprofit tech resources without getting overwhelmed.

For the 2010 NCTech4Good conference. Panel on keeping up with nonprofit tech resources without getting overwhelmed.

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