Must-Have Technologies for Nonprofits

Here’s the curent draft of a description for my upcoming session at the 2010 Axelson Symposium on Thursday, May 13, 2010, at North Park University:

Must-Have Technologies

What does every nonprofit really need these days, technology-wise? When is a website not enough — or at least, the website you have right now? Can you get away without social media like Facebook and Twitter? Perhaps most importantly, what technologies are your donors and partners expecting from you these days? This session will give you advice you can implement now to improve your website, your social-media presence, and technologies like email, online giving, and video.

I’d love your thoughts on this (all-too-brief) description — and especially your two cents about what the short-list technologies for nonprofit organizations are. Or at least, what can I plausibly cover in a one-hour session?

Here are the technologies that I’m currently planning to explain and suggest first steps for:

  • A mobile-friendly website
  • Social media
  • Email list and campaign management
  • Online giving
  • Online video

Good news: the Axelson Center has offered me a discount to pass along to you! Use the code FD when registering, and you’ll save $105 off the Symposium registration fee.

Additional resources accompanying my talk are available online.