Keys to a Successful Community Technology Center

Keys to a Successful Community Technology Center

How to get your CTC off to a great start

June 20, 2001

Why Do Email Newsletters?

Why do email newsletters?

By Sue Fidler

Many small not for profit organisations have yet to take advantage of email communications for a variety of reasons – some genuine and some which are out of date excuses. This article sets out to explain why almost everyone has the audience, the content and the capability of using email to communicate.

Recommended Record-Tracking Software for Non-Profits

  • CharityTracker from Simon Solutions - a shared case management system, which makes it easy for social services organizations to maintain common records on their clients, fostering collaboration and making fraud more difficult
  • CiviCRM - open-source contact/constituent management system, useful for creating & maintaining relationships with donors, clients & other organizational stakeholders

IT Risk Assessment

ICT Risk Assessment

by Lasa Information Systems Team

Organisations may be required to carry out risk assessments for a variety of reasons. But what is risk assessment and how does it relate to information technology specifically?

What Is Risk Assessment?

There are various risks associated an organisation's activities, including:

Ten Lessons for Your New Community Technology Center

Ten Lessons for Your New Community Technology Center

Getting a new perspective on your CTC

By: Josh Senyak

June 20, 2000

Large Scale Change, Training, Volunteering, and Software

Jesse Salinas is the Director of Technology at the Atlanta, Georgia based Hands on Network, an organization that helps 55 affiliate organizations around the US recruit and manage volunteers. The Network facilitates a staggering number of volunteer projects each year.  Integral to their work is a commitment to helping train volunteer managers to maximize the meaning, accessibility and impact of the volunteering experience.

10 Things Every Nonprofit Executive Needs to Know about IT

Ways to get your information technology strategy under control

By: Deborah Finn

July 19, 2007

This article originally the Web site Technology for the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector by Deborah Finn.

Helping Voluntary Groups Plan Websites

Helping Voluntary Groups Plan Websites

By Jason King

You may be a circuit rider, ICT consultant or website designer, working within a voluntary organisation, a freelancer or volunteer. Whatever your role, here are some ways you could help a voluntary organisation to plan and develop their website.

Accomodating for the Digital Divide in Volunteer Training

As I consider the task of volunteer development within my church I recognize considerable differences among adult learning in their access to and abilities in utilizing technology. These differences have been referred to by many as being a “digital divide” (”Digital divide basics fact sheet,” 2004) and encompass a wide variety of technological competencies. The 2000 US census found the following information regarding Internet access and utilization among Americans (”Falling through the net: toward digital inclusion,” 2004):

Free Web Conferencing Software

I'd like to share some free software that would truly be beneficial to your organization. Many nationwide companies are now using web conferencing  software to communicate with their staff around the country. While they often pay a monthly fee to use these types of services, there are other options out there that are cheaper or even free. In this case I would like to share with you important tools for web conferencing that are FREE!!!!

Phone Conferencing


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