Why Your Organization Needs to Invest in Technology Staff, Tools
While the number of organizations is becoming seemingly larger by the day, there’s no doubt that existing organizations are growing internally as well. It’s paramount for these growing organizations to invest in technology staff and tools to manage their organization’s strategic plan.
NTEN recently released “The 10th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing and Investments Report” to find which organizations are investing in technology staff and tools and what their budgets look like.
• The average number technology staff was 5.9—with 3.1 staff members in small organizations, 5.0 in medium organizations, 3.7 in large organizations and 10.2 in very large organizations.
• The average technology budget is $98,668—with $7,595 for small organizations, $45,184 for medium organizations, $101,064 for large organizations and $235,445 for very large organizations.
It’s important to note how organizations are using the technology and its data to improve its organizational strategic plan.
• 7 percent always, 29 percent often, 29 occasionally, 11 percent rarely and 4 percent never include technology in their organizational plan.
• 28 percent always, 28 often, 23 percent occasionally, 14 percent rarely and 7 percent never have their IT or technology-responsible staff participate in strategic and planning discussions with the executive team.
• 22 percent always, 39 percent often, 29 percent occasionally and 9 percent rarely review how technology can improve their organization’s administrative efficiency.
• 22 percent always, 42 percent often, 29 percent occasionally and 7 percent rarely review how technology can strategically
improve interactions with clients and program effectiveness.
To read the full report, click here.