Integrating IT: From Silo to Synergy
Traditionally, Information Technology (IT) operates as a silo. There is growing recognition in our field that IT is not just about computers and networking. For a non-profit organization to be able to quickly and nimbly respond to changing conditions in the industry, IT must evolve from a standalone “cost center” to an integrated part of an organization’s operational and programmatic departments. Join this session for candid conversations with speakers from two organizations who are transforming IT from a silo to an integrated business function. Hear about the IT transformation journey: what has worked, what hasn’t, and what is still in progress. Leave this session with ideas for building IT capacity and increasing organizational effectiveness, regardless of resources or circumstances.
- Learn about different structures for technology staffing
- Learn how to connect IT with your other departments
- Learn how to find, support, and develop non-traditional or “accidental” IT folks