Three Nonprofit Technology Trends for 2013
The New Year is a great reason to celebrate, be thankful, and think about the year ahead. Here are a few technology trends to consider as you plan for 2013.
What to do? Review your website analytics to see how many of your visitors are accessing your website from mobile devices now. Visit your website from a smartphone or iPad to see how it looks and how long it takes to load. If you don’t have the budget for a separate mobile site, then consider a responsive design.
Overwhelmed? Beth Kanter, author of Measuring the Networked Nonprofit, says being data-informed means “an organization knows the questions to ask and how to collect the right data to answer those questions. Above all, it uses its collective wisdom to making decisions… and uses several perspectives to understand how to apply the data.” Check out Beth’s synopsis of NTEN’s study on The State of Nonprofit Data to see how nonprofits manage and use data.
What trends are you seeing in your organization? Please share them in response to this blog.
Paula Jones is director of technology at the N.C. Center for Nonprofits. She has served nonprofits through the Center for eight years.