Lab: Nonprofit Technology Project Planning & Design

Technology project planning can seem daunting with so many elements to consider. From the technology itself to change management and mapping out a path to evaluate success of the project overall. So often, the focus remains on platforms and budgets and neglects the other items that are also critical to successful projects. This full-day interactive training event will take you through a framework for addressing key elements of a technology project plan, including planning through implementation and evaluation.

Whether you are working on a plan to support a proposal/grant application or laying the foundation for a project you already know will be happening this training will give you the practical road map you need to achieve greater success.

Come prepared to ask questions, interact with your peers, and work through a variety of activities to help you put strategies and frameworks to practical application at your organization.

Who Should Attend
Nonprofit staff who anticipate or are engaging in technology-related projects such as a website redesign, CRM selection/migration, email platform transition, using project management tools, launching a digital campaign, etc.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to…

  • Articulate the key elements of a technology project plan
  • Use strategies to mitigate challenges for implementing a technology project plan
  • Use a project planning template to create the framework for a working technology project plan
  • Identify a wide range of resources to support successful implementation
  • Develop an action plan to continue developing the project plan after the event

About the NTEN Lab
The NTEN Lab is an in-person, collaborative space for shared learning, and an opportunity to connect with your peers to explore different ways to manage technology related projects for your organization. This hands-on workshop is focused on bringing in your organization’s context in a way that allows you to learn from and support others in the nonprofit community.

This event is presented through generous support from the California Wellness Foundation.

Date: 1/18/18
Time: 9am to 3:30pm
Meals: Snacks and lunch will be provided
The Women’s Building, 3543 18th Street #8, San Francisco, CA 94110
Audre Lorde Room

Speaker: Ash Shepherd
Ash has been in love with the nonprofit sector for nearly two decades, where he has worked in the areas of conservation, environmental education, social work, youth program development, and technology consulting. He has been an active member of the NTEN Community, serving as a co-organizer of Portland’s 501 Tech Club, and completing a three-year term on the NTEN: Change Journal's Editorial Committee. Ash earned a B.S. from the University of Montana in Resource Management and a Masters in Environment and Development from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa.