New and advanced fundraising and marketing tools need a prize team of highly-skilled technical and business subject matter experts, spanning multiple departments to support them. From procurement to long term support, how IT/Operations and Fundraising departments collaborate and work together often determine the success of technology transformations in nonprofits.
Often these two teams have competing goals: responsibility for integration, security, and stability of the platforms often lives in IT departments, while in the Fundraising team – the need for speed, flexibility, and rapid adoption of new modules, tools or tech-supported strategies is essential to hit fundraising goals.
Friction between teams can make or break projects, work relationships, and ultimately, impact the dollars raised.
Hear from a panel of fundraisers, marketers, and technologists in both Development and IT departments from ASPCA, Wildlife Conservation Society, and Share Our Strength/No Kid Hungry on how they “formed, stormed, normed, and performed” across departments to fundraising success.
Session Type60 minute session
- Understand the competing priorities for IT and Development - often security for IT, and speed and flexibility for fundraising staff
- see how organizations have structured their teams to address these issues, resolve conflict and work better together
- learn process, governance and decision making models to support better teamwork