Are you having trouble encouraging your colleagues to take part in Tech Accelerate? Here are some resources that can help.

Tech Accelerate short guide

This is a great overview of the program, for staff meetings and memos.

I’m excited to announce that our organization has begun NTEN’s Tech Accelerate assessment, which will benchmark our organization’s practices against other nonprofits of its size and give us an expert set of recommendations on how to improve. This free assessment was built by and for nonprofits, and I’m really excited to see the results. Some of you may receive invitations to take part by answering questions about your departments – and once the report is through, I’ll share the findings with you all. I’m happy to answer any questions you might have.

Email your colleagues

Edit this draft email to your peers that explains your goals in asking them to help you complete the assessment.

Dear [colleague name],

As part of our organization’s commitment to improved process and efficiency, we have begun to take NTEN’s Tech Accelerate assessment. When this is completed, our organization’s activities will be benchmarked against other nonprofits of its size and we will receive an expert report with key recommendations on how we can improve.

NTEN is a respected resource provider in nonprofit technology, and this assessment will be extremely valuable to us. But I need your help.

Part of the assessment requires knowledge of your department’s work, and you are the best person to answer these questions. Would you please take a few moments this week to answer the questions in the [relevant topic] module? It would be a great help. I have made sure your email address is connected with our organization’s NTEN account, so you should be able to log in and immediately access the assessment at nten.org/accelerate

If you have any questions, please let me know.

[your name]

Email your leadership

If you need support from your organization’s leadership to direct your colleagues to take part, edit this draft email.

Dear [leader name],

As you know, we have begun to take NTEN’s Tech Accelerate assessment to improve our practices and become more efficient. When this is completed, our organization’s activities will be benchmarked against other nonprofits of its size and we will receive an expert report with key recommendations on how we can improve, especially in the areas of [your key goals].

I can complete the modules on [your area of work] but I need support completing the [modules that relate to other departments]. I think [person x and y] would be the best people to complete their relevant sections. Would you mind asking them to complete their sections by [date]? It would be a great help to me to get our recommendations by [date] so I can begin scoping the recommended changes.

I have already made sure their email address is connected with our organization’s NTEN account, so they should be able to log in and immediately access the assessment at nten.org/accelerate

If you have any questions, please let me know.

[your name]