Integrating IT into Your Strategic Plan
Technology is an integral part of every organization today. Many forms of technology are used as part of office operations, service delivery, outreach, internal and external communication, fundraising, board operations, and more.
IT is frequently an afterthought for organizations and doesn’t figure into the overall strategic planning and budgeting/funding processes. Including IT in your organization’s strategic plan and budget allows for a proactive plan for IT staffing and expenses, required implementations, and upgrades. Your technology approach will directly align with your business goals and allow for more control over your IT expenditures. Whether it’s launching a new website, extending into the cloud for employee and volunteer communication, or replacing existing systems, integrated planning will make your IT endeavors and your business more successful.
Some of the questions we will answer are:
- How will you know if your technology impedes the productivity of your organization?
- How can you get technology incorporated into your plan?
- What strategies can be used to ensure that your financial plans accommodate both corporate initiatives and technology investments?