Webinar: Managing Pilot Projects

There are so many things that go into launching something new at nonprofit organizations. Whether you are launching a new program focused on digital inclusion or simply want to better manage expectations for your next major technology investment, pilot projects may be the strategy missing from your toolbox.

Pilot projects can be an effective approach to helping mitigate many of the risks that come with making strategic technology and program-related decisions within your organization. This can include everything from testing initial assumptions and evaluating budget projections, to evaluating potential impact before a full-scale implementation.

Join us for this session as we explore how pilot projects can be used as an effective strategy to to launch new major initiatives for your organization.

Key Takeaways:

  • Tips on how to identify if a pilot project is right for your needs
  • An understanding of the key elements and considerations for running pilot projects
  • Resources and templates to help get you started
  • Best practices for implementing these types of projects successfully in your organization
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.