The nonprofit world is increasingly technology-reliant. And nonprofit leaders are often unwillingly thrust into having to manage new donor database projects, choose new software, or train staff members on how to use a new program.
How do you manage these new types of projects, especially if you were trained as a fund raiser or program officer? How do you work with consultants and contractors? What things do you need to know?
Read the complete transcript below of a live online discussion with two nonprofit workers experienced in leading technology projects.
Tracy Kronzak has helped nonprofits deal with technology issues for more than 10 years. Most recently, she was technology manager at the Applied Research Center, where she oversaw technology strategy and growth. She is a consultant at Heller Consulting.
David Sendre is director of development operations and donor services at the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago. He previously worked as a lead system analyst at the University of Chicago, where he managed and designed parts of the university's development database.