Making the case for technology improvements is always a challenge. Often, technology projects are not approved because they are not seen as directly related to mission or program outcomes. In this 2-part course, participants will:
- Understand how technology aligns with mission outcomes and program productivity
- Become familiar with how to assess six (6) aspects of technology that affect your nonprofit
- Gain knowledge of projects that can close gaps found through assessment in each category
- Prioritize technology projects to meet budget with biggest impact on mission, program, and staff productivity
At course completion, you will have a written TechCheck report to share with your leadership team in order to get the approval and budget that you need to move ahead with technology improvements. Tech Impact will produce and deliver the final report to each participant within a week of course completion. (TechCheck is regularly a $450 service. Through this course, you will receive the completed assessment and report for $200.)
Nonprofit members of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits receive discounts on registration for Tech Impact training through our money-saving partnership; log in and get the discount code.
Session 1: Technology Planning Overview & the TechCheck Assessment (2 hours)
March 8, 2023 – 2:00-4:00 PM
Technology upgrades should not be completed ad-hoc or in reaction to failures. A solid technology plan that aligns tech with mission and program goals will help your organization be more productive, attract and retain staff, and produce better impact for your community. First step is understanding how to assess technology in use and outlining goals to be met. We will demonstrate TechCheck assessment process and reports. Participants will work through assessment questions and rank current state of each to gain understanding of how each category affects productivity and mission delivery.
Session 2: Budgeting for Improvements and Prioritizing Projects (1 hour)
March 15, 2023 – 2:00-3:00 PM
We will review assessment findings and discuss recommendations to close gaps identified. Participants will work through aligning technology improvement projects and budgeting sheet to include in their final report.