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Office Of Partnerships And Grants Development. 6.11.08


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Office Of Partnerships And Grants Development. 6.11.08

  1. 1. Technology Tools for Nonprofits Jocelyn Harmon Director of Sales and Marketing NPower Greater DC Region
  2. 2. Today’s Agenda <ul><li>1. About NPower Greater DC Region </li></ul><ul><li>2. Technology Tools for Success </li></ul><ul><li>3. Q & A </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who we are <ul><li>NPower Greater DC Region is a nonprofit technology consulting firm serving other charitable organizations and foundations in Washington, DC, suburban Maryland, and suburban Virginia. NPower is an affiliate of NPower Network – a federation supported by Microsoft and other leading corporations and foundations. </li></ul><ul><li>Our mission is to put technology “know-how” in the hands of nonprofits. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What we do <ul><li>Our services include: </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Network “builds” </li></ul><ul><li>NPower ON! online IT support exclusively for nonprofits </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Innovation Award </li></ul><ul><li>Bonus: All of our clients are eligible for free donations of software from Microsoft </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why IT matters <ul><li>Nonprofits need technology to advocate, communicate, collaborate, evaluate and fundraise effectively. Unfortunately… </li></ul><ul><li>“ 37 percent of small nonprofits have no salary expenses related to technology.” </li></ul><ul><li>– 2006 NTEN Nonprofit IT Staffing Survey </li></ul><ul><li>“ 70 percent of nonprofits say that recruiting IT staff is somewhat or extremely challenging.” </li></ul><ul><li>– The Nonprofit Workforce Crisis: Real or Imagined? John Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studies Institute for Policy Studies </li></ul>
  6. 6. “ No Technology, No Tomorrow.” Source: National Genealogical Society, Applicant for the 2007 NPower Greater DC Region Technology Innovation Award
  7. 7. Who we serve <ul><li>Goodwill of Greater Washington, </li></ul><ul><li>DC Central Kitchen, </li></ul><ul><li>Mary’s Center for Maternal & Childcare </li></ul><ul><li>Girl Scouts of the National Capital </li></ul><ul><li>YWCA of the National Capital </li></ul><ul><li>Justice at Stake </li></ul><ul><li>Potomac Conservancy </li></ul><ul><li>DC Scores </li></ul><ul><li>SMYAL (Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League) </li></ul><ul><li>Community of Hope </li></ul><ul><li>and many more… </li></ul>
  8. 8. Technology Tools for Success
  9. 9. Start here first. Do not pass “GO.”
  10. 10. Strategies <ul><li>Consider computing from “the cloud.” </li></ul><ul><li>Outsource whenever you can. </li></ul><ul><li>Go where your audience(s) live online. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Think INTEGRATION! </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Basics – You need tools to: <ul><li>Communicate and collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Be online </li></ul><ul><li>Track and manage stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate with your donors </li></ul><ul><li>Receive donations </li></ul>
  12. 12. Communication and Collaboration Tools
  13. 13. Websites
  14. 14. Databases <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NOT! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Talk to Me!
  16. 16. Donate Now!
  17. 17. Extra Credit!
  18. 18. Blogs
  19. 19. Video
  20. 20. Social Networking Sites
  21. 21. Widgets
  22. 22. Learn from the Best <ul><li>Idealware </li></ul><ul><li>NTEN (Nonprofit Technology Network) </li></ul><ul><li>TechSoup </li></ul><ul><li>Google for Nonprofits </li></ul><ul><li>Salesforce </li></ul><ul><li>Network for Good </li></ul>