Information Technology Plan

Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Does your organization have a technology plan?  If not, you may want to consider implementing one.  A technology plan addresses how your organization will use technology to help accomplish its mission and goals.  Whether your organization utilizes an outside technology firm or has its own in-house consultant, it is important to address how your organization uses technology.  This should include the organization’s website, social media, data management and infrastructure. 

The following are steps of a basic technology plan.

1. Review current technology.  This allows you to take an inventory of the organization’s current technology tools. 

2. What improvements are needed? Based on the organization’s current technology, what improvements need to be implemented to be more efficient?

3. Create a budget.  Decide how much of the organization’s budget will be dedicated to technology and where it will come from.

3. Implementation.  Develop a plan for implementation and clearly communicate it to all involved.

4. Evaluation.  Evaluate the success of the new technology on your organization’s procedures and processes. 

The rate at which technology changes continues to increase.  In order for your organization to take advantage of technology tools, you should continue to evaluate your technology needs.

Posted by: Carrie Minnich, CPA

Posted in Mission Minded Nonprofits

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