Topic: Change Management

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.

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.

How and Where to Get Started with Business Intelligence

December 9, 2015
Infographics and data visualizations are everywhere. Your board and colleagues are sending you articles with charts and recommending you do things based on a tweet and a cool graph. Like everyone, you like these sparkly visualizations, but you hesitate to make changes to your organization based on a few interactive circle graphs. What can you do and how will this add value?

Making Things Better, One Step at a Time

November 6, 2015
Your organization is successful and growing day by day. Yeah! That’s the good news. The bad news is that the overhead needed to support more volume is stretching your resources to the limits. You know you need to do something to support the organization’s changing needs, but what exactly?

5 Things You Need to Know About Millennials and Email

August 6, 2015
By now you may think you’ve heard everything you need to know about Millennials: their needs, their quirks, maybe even how they look at fundraising. Why spend some much time examining this particular generation? The reason is simple: In every way, Millennials represent the future of your organization.

Professional Development that Is Different by Design

July 20, 2015
I have always found conferences to be both the most exciting and a somewhat puzzling part of my professional development throughout the years. The chance to get out of “the norm” of my day-to-day work at my organization is always refreshing, as a chance to gain renewed perspective. For many years, I also found that I often had a few spark or “aha” moments at each conference. Sadly, they didn’t always have the staying power to significantly impact my work.

Getting Strategic about Digital Transformation in the Nonprofit Sector

July 14, 2015
Today, I’m hugely excited because we’ve started to come to terms with digital transformation in a big way. I lead NPC’s think tank work, and we’ve recently kicked off the first phase of a program that aims to accelerate the adoption of digital technologies in the social sector. That’s what I’ll be at the 15LCS to explore, refine, and develop with like-minded colleagues from the US and beyond.