Topic: Staffing

What Is Nonprofit Technology?

March 10, 2015
For the past 14 years, I've been working for nonprofits. I've also become active in what we call the "nptech" community—"nptech" being shorthand for "nonprofit technology.” But nonprofits, which comprise about 10% of all US businesses, have wildly diverse business models. To suggest that there is a particular type of technology for nonprofits is akin to saying that all of the businesses in downtown Manhattan have similar technology needs. So what is nonprofit technology? It’s less of a platform and more of a philosophy.

2014 Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Report

July 21, 2014
This report examines technology staffing levels, technology budgets, overall organizational approach to technology decisions, as well as technology oversight and management practices.

Inclusion in Action: A Path to Tech Leadership

June 19, 2014

There are many ways to approach technology leadership. For some, it’s about recognizing and putting to use the latest and greatest technologies. For others, it’s about taking a thought leadership position and leveraging that position to speak at prominent tech conferences, or embracing a set of ideals and finding open source alternatives to address your technical needs. The most exciting development in tech leadership right now is the emerging movement towards greater inclusion in the technology space.

The 2012 State of Volunteer Recruitment Address

November 5, 2012
We love volunteer recruitment at VolunteerMatch. I suppose it might be a weird thing to love, but it’s just kind of our thing. And we also love working with experts and members of our own community to help nonprofits do it better. So as we approach the second half of 2012, we figure it’s time to share some of the great trends we’re seeing this year that are shaping the future of volunteer recruitment.

Women Leaders Needed in STEM Fields

June 12, 2012
Women are gaining numbers in traditionally male dominated fields, but we are still significantly outnumbered in STEM occupations. Getting talented women into male-dominated careers is one struggle; keeping them is another. The issue is especially apparent in STEM careers, which is extremely important to the global economy. Attracting and retaining more women in STEM careers will help tremendously to improve diversity, maximize creativity, and boost competitiveness.

2011 Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Survey Report

June 1, 2012
The results of the 2011 NTEN survey of the NTEN and The NonProfit Times communities regarding technology staffing, budgets, and practices are now available in this report.