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One key differentiator for the top tier nonprofits of any size is the attention paid to technology resources. In these successful nonprofits, a comprehensive technology strategy is aligned with the mission and the strategy is understood at all levels of the organization. During this session we will discuss how to align technology and mission for the success of the organization.

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  • Technology from the top -morales

    1. 1. Technology From the Top - Why and How to Align Technology With Your Mission - [187 ] Saturday April 10 – 3:30 – 5:00 pm Carlos Morales Paul Zobitz
    2. 2. About Us <ul><li>Carlos Morales </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>@mninstitute </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>@carlosjmorales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>763.712.7619 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Paul Zobitz </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>@zedroch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>612.386.1765 </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Technology Successes <ul><li>In your organization, what is one of your greatest technology success stories? </li></ul>
    4. 4. Technology Gone Awry <ul><li>In your organization, when has technology not worked out quite as planned? </li></ul>
    5. 5. What made the difference? <ul><li>How closely connected was the success stories with your mission? </li></ul><ul><li>What factors led to the projects gone awry? </li></ul>
    6. 6. Activity: Mission Statement <ul><li>Write out your mission statement </li></ul><ul><li>Circle any key words that should inspire the technology plan. </li></ul><ul><li>How do you currently utilize technology to support the words you circled? What changes should you make? </li></ul>
    7. 7. Activity: Income Sources <ul><li>Write down the top 3 sources of income for your organization. </li></ul><ul><li>What is important to these income sources? </li></ul><ul><li>How can technology be better used to support their needs? </li></ul>
    8. 8. Activity: Customers, Clients, People Served <ul><li>Who are the main people served by your organization? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you meet or support their needs? </li></ul><ul><li>How can technology be better used to support their needs? </li></ul>
    9. 9. Activity: Technology Infrastructure <ul><li>Write down the technology that is used in your organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Classify each one as a Need or a Nice to Have. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Activity: Technology Infrastructure <ul><li>For the Needs, write out what role that technology performs to support the mission of the organization. </li></ul><ul><li>For the Nice to Haves, answer how they enhance organizational performance. </li></ul><ul><li>Can you provide an economic impact? </li></ul>
    11. 11. Conclusion
    12. 12. Conduct an effective technology needs analysis for your organization. <ul><li>Why non-profits needs to do a technology assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Advisory committee </li></ul><ul><li>Managing the process </li></ul>
    13. 13. Conduct an effective technology needs analysis for your organization. <ul><li>Communicating technology to non-profits executives </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating and continuous improvement strategies </li></ul>
    14. 14. Why do a Technology Needs Assessment? <ul><li>Planning can ensure technology supports the mission and strategic plan </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid duplicated effort </li></ul><ul><li>Know if any critical procedures or policies are missing </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid spending your training dollars in the wrong place </li></ul>
    15. 15. Technology Plan Pyramid Mission Goals Strategies Application/Tools (email, web, office software, social media) Infrastructure (computers, network, training, staff, budget}
    16. 16. Creating a technology advisory committee <ul><li>You might not know everything about technology </li></ul><ul><li>You might not know everything about your constituents </li></ul><ul><li>You might not know everything about your colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>You need supporters </li></ul>
    17. 17. Managing the process <ul><li>Develop a team </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct meetings </li></ul><ul><li>List the planning tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a timeline for completing the plan </li></ul>
    18. 18. Managing the process <ul><li>Setting priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Determine roles and responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Budget for the creation of the plan </li></ul><ul><li>Track and chart process </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate frequently and effectively </li></ul>
    19. 19. Questions?
    20. 20. Evaluation Code: 187 How Was this Session? Call In Text Online Call 404.939.4909 Enter Code 187 Text 187 to 69866 Visit nten.org/ntc-eval Enter Code 187 Session feedback powered by: Tell Us and You Could Win a Free 2011 NTC Registration!

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