How I learned to stop worrying and love the tech

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Four principles to keep in mind when thinking about technology at a nonprofit.

Futures Conference, Oct 18 2012

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  • How I learned to stop worrying and love the tech

    1. 1. HOW I LEARNED TO STOPWORRYING AND LOVE THE TECHJane Zhang and Tierney Smith
    2. 2. ABOUT TECHSOUP CANADA
    3. 3. OUR TEAM
    4. 4. GETTING TO KNOW YOU…Name & organizationWhat’s your organization’s biggest tech challenge?What do you want to get out of this session?
    5. 5. WHAT’S YOUR PASSION?Flickr: Thompson Rivers
    6. 6. PRINCIPLES FOR BEING A ROCK STAR Get staff buy-in Focus on your “killer app” Fit your culture Go deep
    7. 7. GET STAFF BUY-IN If technology doesn’t solve staff’s needs, they won’t use it Involve staff in the process
    8. 8. FOCUS ON YOUR “KILLER APP” Focus on the 2-3 features that people will actually use Expect to say “no” pretty often
    9. 9. FIT YOUR CULTURE Pick tools that support the culture and workflow of your organization
    10. 10. GO DEEP When you find a tool that works well, go deep. Explore & learn about more features
    11. 11. QUESTIONS?@techsoupcanadafacebook.com/techsoupcanada

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