A Nonprofit Tech Resource for the Jack of All Trades
If you’ve ever unjammed a printer and then found yourself designated the technology guru at your organization, the book “The Accidental Techie: Supporting, Managing, and Maximizing Your Nonprofit’s Technology” is for you.
Developed in partnership with the Community Technology Foundation of California and authored by Sue Bennett (with Tom Battin, Cristina Chan, Eugene Chan, Mary Lester and Jonathan Stein), the book walks readers through five projects necessary to establish a support system for a nonprofit organization: conducting a technology inventory; assessing and supporting staff; assessing and purchasing technology; protecting your organization from disasters and data loss; and managing your role as “accidental techie” in the organization.
The final chapter of the book discusses how organizations can get technology funding, and the back of the book, in addition to offering step-by-step assistance in creating a working support system, includes ready-to-use templates and worksheets; steps for creating a report database; a glossary of techie terms; and a comprehensive resource guide listing everything from Web resources for technology advice and funding to discussion groups to application service providers, among others.
Fieldstone Alliance; $34.95.