Topic: Project Management

Five common mistakes in website Request for Proposals

February 19, 2019
Mistakes can be avoided and the best partnerships are formed when website RFPs are well prepared. Get tips on what not to do when creating your next RFP.

My 2018 tech lesson: how to make process improvement stick

December 19, 2018
NTEN member Keisha Carr reflects on her biggest tech lesson of 2018: "a request for technology change is sometimes, in actuality, a process improvement project in disguise."

Tech tools to improve collaboration

November 16, 2018
Tired of navigating all the emails generated by team projects? Whether your colleagues are in your office or across the country, learn about collaborative tech tools that can help you better communicate and move forward.

5 tips to make sure your next project is successful

August 21, 2018
Whether your nonprofit is redesigning a website to migrating content or launching a new fundraising tool or campaign, it’s all about incremental progress, realistic expectations, and organization.

7 communication tips for nonprofit technology professionals

August 23, 2017
As an IT professional, the one hat that I wear every day is my “communications” hat. The following tips are bite-sized truffles of hard-earned wisdom intended to help the IT professional communicate with staff members more clearly about technology projects.

Ready, set, chat?

August 17, 2017
Online and mobile chat or text options are being offered by more nonprofit organizations everyday. For people in situations where making a phone call isn't possible, online chat services can provide a desperately needed lifeline that traditional telephone hotlines can't. Here are some basic facts and considerations to assess the feasibility, organizational readiness, and capacity of starting a similar service for your nonprofit.    

Don’t have Jedi-level skills in tech? There’s an assessment for that.

July 25, 2017
We want a shiny new website (or a new email marketing platform, or a new CRM system…) like yesterday, but we don’t always fully understand what that means or have the words to explain what we’re really trying to solve for. That’s where being inquisitive comes into play. The Discovery Assessment is a tool that can help organizations prioritize their needs, uncover risks and constraints, and analyze the impact of a project on their current systems—all before diving into that project. 

How many fundraising platforms do you have?

May 25, 2017
When it comes to fundraising platforms, it's all too easy to start using a shiny new tool and end up with several systems that don't talk to each other—leading to extra expenses and duplication of work. Find out how one organization evaluated and consolidated platforms, saving time and money.

Building digital inclusion from the ground up

May 18, 2017
In San Antonio, the digital divide is just one of many hurdles our city’s population is facing, and a multifaceted issue requires multifaceted approaches. Digital inclusion is often depicted as a three-legged stool with training, broadband access, and devices as its interdependent legs. During my Fellowship year I have aimed to keep this model in mind, understanding that no single entity can resolve this issue alone.

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.