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Nonprofit tech resources tips from an accidental techie
Nonprofit Tech Resources:Tips from an Accidental Techie

AnnalieseHoehling,

Membership & Outreach, NTEN


Nonprofit tech resources tips from an accidental techie

Flickr: Ana Santos


Nonprofit tech resources tips from an accidental techie

4 Undesirable Characteristics of an Accidental Techie*

  • accidental

  • random

  • distracted

  • isolated

* From Mark Shaw, of NPower Michigan, in an article for the Chronicle of Philanthropy about the 5 characteristics of accidental techies


Accidental purposeful
Accidental  Purposeful

  • This isn’t tech for tech’s sake, after all.

  • Set some goals or target areas of knowledge for yourself

  • Identify key terms that align with your targets

Flickr: caruba


Accidental purposeful1
Accidental  Purposeful

  • My Targets: (these align with my job role and my organization’s mission)

  • Social Media

    • ROI of Social Media

    • Social Media best practices for nonprofits

    • Social Media tools

  • Online Communities

    • building online communities

    • engaging online communities

    • online community tools


  • Random organized
    Random Organized

    • Identify and Prioritize the types of resources you’ll need

    Flickr: gwen


    Random organized1
    Random  Organized

    Training:

    In-depth knowledge and skills for a specific topic or technology

    Webinars: (Weekly/Monthly)

    NTEN.org/webinars

    Idealware.org/online-training

    Conferences: (Annually)

    Nonprofit Technology Conference: http://nten.org/ntc

    Research:

    Data, benchmarks, and case-studies for making decisions or making the case (grants/investments)

    NTEN.org/research

    Idealware.org/reports

    M+R Strategic Services: http://mrss.com/publications.html

    Convio, Blackbaud, other providers


    Random organized2
    Random  Organized

    • Articles and Insights from Experts: (daily/weekly, for trends and how-to’s)

    • NTEN Newsletter, NTEN Blog: nten.org/signup; nten.org/blog

    • Beth Kanter’s Blog: bethkanter.org

    • Frogloop Blog from Care2: frogloop.com

    • Examples and Ideas from Peers: (daily/weekly, for inspiration and application)

    • Amy Sample Ward (soc-med):amysampleward.org

    • Peter Campbell (more techie): techcafeteria.com

    • Norman Reiss (marketing&comm): nonprofitbridge.com


    Distracted focused
    Distracted  Focused

    Tagging and Tools to keep resources organized and at your fingertips (and save time!)

    Flickr: Chiot’s_run


    Distracted focused1
    Distracted  Focused

    • Tags

      • nptech, #nptech

      • social media, social media roi, online engagement

    • Email Alerts

      • google.com/alerts

      • socialmention.com

      • set up custom searches using your keywords, and get daily or weekly emails with search results

    • Delicious

      • http://delicious.com

      • bookmark online resources from anywhere, share with others, see others’ resources on similar tags

    • Readers and Dashboards (organize your resources)

      • google.com/reader, igoogle.com

      • my.yahoo.com

      • netvibes.com


    Isolated connected
    Isolated  Connected

    I get by with a little help from my . . .

    Flickr: James Cridland


    Isolated connected1
    Isolated  Connected

    • NTEN Affinity Groups

      • groups.nten.org/ntendiscuss

      • groups.nten.org/NCTech4Good

      • groups.nten.org/onlinecommunitybuilding

    • Progressive Exchange: progressiveexchange.org

    • LinkedIn

      • NTEN Members’ Group: linkedin.com/groups?gid=1053

      • Women Who Tech Group: linkedin.com/groups?gid=87431

    • Twitter

      • twitter.com/annaliese_h

      • @NTENorg

      • @ntenhross

      • Twitter lists: http://mashable.com/2009/11/02/twitter-lists-guide


    Purposeful techie
    Purposeful Techie

    • purposeful

    • organized

    • focused

    • connected

    Flickr: knightp


    Let s stay connected
    Let’s stay connected!

    • annaliese@nten.org

    • twitter.com/annaliese_h

    • delicious.com/ann.a.liese

    • slideshare.net/ntenannaliese

    Flickr: countrygirlatheart