Making the case for technology improvements is always a challenge. Often, the technology projects are not approved because they are not seen to be directly related to mission or program outcomes. In this 2-part course, Tech Impact will provide a structured approach to developing a technology plan that provides current state assessment, gap analysis, projects and budget that close gaps as well as shows how those improvements will help your staff be more productive and your organization meet mission.
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. (TechCheck is regularly a $450 service. Through this course, you will receive the completed assessment and report for $200.)
Session 1: Technology Planning Overview & TechCheck Assessment (2 hours)
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 the TechCheck assessment process and reports. Participants will work through assessment questions and rank the 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)
In this session, we will review assessment findings and discuss recommendations to close identified gaps. Participants will work through aligning technology improvement projects and budgeting sheet to include in their final report. Tech Impact will produce and deliver the final report to each participant within a week of course completion.
Members of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits receive 20% off registration through our partnership with Tech Impact; get the discount code.