Topic: Change Management

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6 steps to implement a password manager at your nonprofit

June 20, 2017
Back in 2012, we implemented an organization-wide password manager here at NTEN, finally replacing our comically insecure “Shared Passwords” document, and the all-too-common practice of reusing the same password across a variety of different sites. Five years later, this change may be the most significant stress-reducing and time-saving policy I’ve ever put in place at NTEN since I started working here more than 10 years ago.

You’ll Only Score a Digital Marketing Success If You Know Where the Goalposts Are

March 8, 2017
At its core, digital strategy is about goals: asking the right questions to choose the right goals and making a plan to achieve them. Here are some tips to keep your tactics, strategies, and goals aligned.
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Open Up to Working Less

September 9, 2016
I believe that embracing open knowledge practices can actually make us more productive while working less. Here’s how.
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Change Is a People Thing

May 23, 2016
Regardless of the type of change that you might be leading in your organization, it’s vitally important to remember that not everyone deals with transition in the same way.

Technology Adoption in the Workplace: A View from the Trenches

May 18, 2016
The propensity to adopt new technologies involves a mindset, an established set of attitudes that includes flexible thinking, a “can-do” attitude, and a genuine desire to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

From Idea to Awesome: 7 Steps to Manage Change While Innovating

May 11, 2016
The problem is innovation is shiny and sexy and it’s easy to get excited about but... Everyone. Hates. Change. So you come up with a truly innovative idea, do your best to plan for the changes ahead, launch the project, but then you still encounter people problems that slow down adoption, or at worst, could lead to your project fizzling out.
"Change is the only constant"

Navigating the New Technological Frontier: Let Best Practices Be Your Guide

May 9, 2016
With the increasing use of technology to deliver services, there is a parallel need to identify best practices of care when using these new delivery methods.

Technology as a Strategic Asset

May 4, 2016
To date, the primary use of technology has been to increase the efficiency and productivity of their existing work. While productivity will always be important, technology is now also transforming how we work and how we engage with our constituents.

Year-end Reflections from the Community: Peter Campbell

December 24, 2015
As years go, 2015 was a significant one in my career. The work of a CIO, or IT Director, or whatever title you give the person primarily responsible for IT strategy and implementation, is (ideally) two parts planning and one part doing. So in 2015—my third year at Legal Services Corporation—we did a couple of the big things that we'd been planning in 2013 and 2014.

Seeking Balance in Flux

December 10, 2015
A lot has changed since this time last year when I wrote a blog about how to balance work and life as preview to a panel discussion I was part of at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Austin. To start with, I got married over the summer. Then recently, I learned that the public partnership where I work, MAMA, lost its core funding—we’ll be closing up shop at the end of the year, and I need to find a new job.