Technology Decision Makers

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A group for those in nonprofit IT decision-making roles to connect with peers and share best practices. This Technology Decision Makers group is for nonprofit IT or MIS Directors/Managers as well as CIOs and CTOs to connect with their peers and share best practices. Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to: hardware and software management, product reviews, emerging technology, best practices, collaborating effectively with other departments, and management conundrums. Membership is restricted to IT staff at nonprofit organizations.

19NTC Session Voting

  • 1.  19NTC Session Voting

    Posted Aug 22, 2018 14:26

    NTC 19 Session proposal voting is now open and there's a LOT of proposals out there

    If you've put in a session proposal let us know which one so others can find it amongst the sea of candidates.

    I'll go first: mine is IT Staffing: Evaluating the what, when, and how of outsourcing

    Colin Boyle
    Step Up Suncoast
    Sarasota, FL
    Tech Accelerate

  • 2.  RE: 19NTC Session Voting

    Posted Aug 22, 2018 16:13
    Vote for "Incident Response for Nonprofits"! The panelists are Matt from CommunityIT; Chris from ATS; potentially Colin; and I.

    Voting link is here.

    Ken Montenegro
    Information Technology Director
    Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA

    Tech Accelerate

  • 3.  RE: 19NTC Session Voting

    Posted Aug 22, 2018 16:32
    I got ambitious and posted three (!) .Feel free to vote for 'em - the first one will be hard but I think it'll be super interesting.

    Cult of Personality: Founder's Syndrome, Technology & You

    Anarchy in the DB: Data Governance for Your Organization

    Strategic Knowledge Management - Don't Stop at Halfway!

    Dar Veverka
    Director of Information Technology
    Urban Teachers
    Baltimore, MD

    Tech Accelerate

  • 4.  RE: 19NTC Session Voting

    Posted Aug 23, 2018 09:40
    I posted one tactical session: No More Post-Its: Implementing A Password Manager In Your Organization

    Stephanie Henyard
    Information Technology
    Society for College and University Planning

    Tech Accelerate

  • 5.  RE: 19NTC Session Voting

    Posted Aug 23, 2018 10:56
    I proposed to the max!! Shoot for the moon, and you'll hit the stars...

    Was GDPR a Nothingburger?

    So You Need A Data Strategy...

    Data Governance: A Primer For Leaders

    Solving the CRM+Email+Website Equation

    Attention CRM Shoppers! A Guide to Choosing CRMs From Independent Experts

    Isaac Shalev
    Stamford CT

    Tech Accelerate

  • 6.  RE: 19NTC Session Voting

    Posted Aug 24, 2018 14:32
    Hello community,

    I have a tactical session and I would sincerely appreciate the support.

    Using Change Management to Bring Data Culture to Organization

    Medha Nanal
    Strategic Data/Database Consultant for Nonprofits (Fundraising, Operations, Programs)

    Tech Accelerate

  • 7.  RE: 19NTC Session Voting

    Posted Aug 24, 2018 10:52
    I posted one: CRM: It's Not Just for Fundraising Anymore! Managing Programs with CRM Systems

    Also, I participated in the development of one (and would be part if it if approved): Lost in a Data Jungle: Simple Tools to Tame Your Data

    I'm excited about both.

    Leah Kopperman
    Director, Data & Constituent Relationship Management (CRM)
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  • 8.  RE: 19NTC Session Voting

    Posted Aug 29, 2018 11:11

    This year will be my first time proposing sessions, your support is appreciated!

    How to ditch your file share for some next-level file sharing

    All in! Adoption tools and tips for online collaboration work spaces

    Systems Integration 101: Say goodbye to Import/Export drudgery

    Product selection: sharing the process, sharing the win

    Also looking for co-presenters on these topics, if any of them speak to you please connect!

    Matt Veltkamp
    Nimbus Nonprofit Solutions
    Washington, DC

    Tech Accelerate

  • 9.  RE: 19NTC Session Voting

    Posted Sep 02, 2018 15:22
    Good stuff!  Y'all have my votes (though the vote counter never incremented when I voted; I hope the counting system is better than this one, 'cause using that would be crazy!).

    A few observations:
    • Dar and Isaac, have you considered collaborating on Data Governance?
    • Leah, I would love to have a chat with you about using CRMs for program data, especially if you have any tips/tricks to keep participant data and donor/volunteer data separate and visible to only the right people
    • Matt, I would love to help you present something on Product Selection.

    Thanks everyone!

    Tom Anderson
    IT4 Causes
    Midlothian, VA

    Tech Accelerate