Into the Cloud: AED

June 8, 2012
When the Academy for Educational Development (AED) found communicating and collaborating through email difficult and unreliable, the large humanitarian organization had more than 3,600 staff members spread out across 80 countries, it turned to the Cloud for a solution that was both easier to use and cheaper to maintain.

Into the Cloud: Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver

June 8, 2012
Across 17 locations, the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver has 330 computers, but just 155 full-time staff members using them most are used by kids participating in the programs it runs to provide a safe place for children to work on homework or just play after school and through the summer. Until last November, there was just one IT person on staff, and maintaining all those machines wasn't easy.

Into the Cloud: The Public Interest Network

June 8, 2012
The Public Interest Network, made up of about 60 environmental organizations, needed a better, more affordable method to support the email accounts of its 500 staff members. Because of its distributed and diverse nature, it had been reassessing much of its technology, trying to lower costs, and move away from highly specialized IT staff toward using more vendors as a way to save money and provide even better services to our members, said Jesse Littlewood, Director of the Web Presence Department.

Into the Cloud: NPOKI

June 8, 2012
Started in 2005, the NonProfit Organizations Knowledge Initiative, or NPOKI, is a collaboration among large global health organizations to provide performance measurement standards, information management tools and services to health-related Non-Government Organizations. Staff is almost entirely distributed, working out of their homes or on the road helping clients in every corner of the world.

Storm the Castle! Staging an IT Coup in 5 Steps

June 7, 2012

Here’s the situation: You are the IT person in your organization, but you don't have a seat at the decision-making table or you don’t feel that IT gets the respect it deserves. If this describes you or someone you know, or you just like having outlandish metaphors applied to office life, read on.

Visual Thinking: A Challenge for Our Sector

June 7, 2012
If I told you that we could find new expressions of Jewish communal work using this image as our inspiration, you'd probably think I was crazy: That's right, square plus triangle equals circle. In this case, the triangle (or delta) stands for change, the square for the status quo, and the circle for wherever it is that we're going – and we're generally in agreement that where we're going is not where we are.