Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Technology: A Critical Strategic Issue
For many nonprofits, technology emerges as a critical strategic issue in their planning efforts. And for some nonprofits, the impact of technology is not on the radar – and it should be. There are a number of resources available to help leaders think through the questions. Here are a few: Charity Channel offers several newsletters including E-Philanthropy & Technology Review (http://www.charitychannel.com/enewsletters/eptr/). For excellent resources and links to many more, check out the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network (N-TEN) (http://www.nten.org/ntresources) and TechSoup (http://www.techsoup.org/). Also see the Foundations Center’s links to nonprofit technology resources (http://fdncenter.org/research/npr_links/npr05_tech.html). While you’re at it, check out Networking for Good (http://www.networkforgood.org/Npo/technology/). And for a broader picture of technology and communications related public policy issues, visit the Benton Foundation website and be sure to check out the Library (http://www.benton.org/index.php?q=index).