Are you the person everyone at your small nonprofit looks to when the printer won’t work or the Wi-Fi is down? Are you the one with admin privileges for all your software? Do you have to carry out basic IT tasks such as run backups and install anti-virus software? Is IT only a small fraction of your job (but always threatening to take over)? Tech Impact's three-session course will help you through the big IT issues many small nonprofits face.
Session 1: Hardware Infrastructure Basics
Computers, printers, phones, routers – there are a lot of gadgets that can turn glitchy. This session will cover the basics you need to know about the various pieces of hardware in a typical office and review common troubleshooting techniques to keep them up and running. We’ll also look at what you need to know to network computers, keep them connected, and reliably back up files.
Session 2: Managing Software and Security
How do you decide what software to choose when there are hundreds of options, each with their own unique features? And once you’ve chosen a software package, how do you manage it so that your organization gets what it needs and is protected from security threats? We’ll answer these questions and more by reviewing frameworks to choose and administer your organization’s software.
Session 3: The Human Side of Technology
IT isn’t just IT. A big part of the job is working directly with people – both to fix small problems and undertake long-term planning. We’ll help you develop strategies for leading large-scale technology projects and pass on tips from our own in-house IT expert on the best ways to work one-on-one with your colleagues.