Technology for Non Profits. Sree Nilakanta Priya Kothari. Learning Objectives. To provide a basic understanding of the elements of a technology plan and planning process.
Arts/Mail - We will redesign the customer database to capture more detailed information on buying habits and contribution history. Upgrading the database to Microsoft ACCESS will enable us to utilize the relational capabilities that are inherent in the program. The redesign of the ticketing database to ACCESS will incorporate the production of contracts, therefore eliminating double entry of information. In addition, financial information will to be directly accessible by the Finance office over the network.
Member Services -By increasing our communication with the arts groups over the web, we will generate more income for Arts/Boston through increased poster and list sales. Also, Member Services will institute a Hardware Recycling program. Ultimately, Arts/Boston members will be able to apply for used computers when we upgrade our hardware.Example of Programs & Services
You should work in pairs with someone from an organization other than your own. Each person will have an opportunity to interview the other. Use the question worksheet and take notes as you listen to the other person. After you both have gone through the interview, work together to create a list of positive and negative factors that might help or impede a successful technology planning process. Select one or two "negative factors" and brainstorm possible solutions. At the end of the session, we will ask everyone to share a summary of their interviews.
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