This month's Toronto Net Tuesday was the first in our Technology Planning Series so it was all about introducing the idea of technology planning and sharing experiences. If there was one big idea from the evening it was this: Technology is a tool, not a solution. Before thinking about technology you need to first understand the people who will be using the tool and their processes.
At our webinar last month, All About CRM, a lot of people had questions about privacy laws: Does federal and provincial privacy legislation apply to nonprofits? What does this mean for us and how we store our data? What do we need to be aware of if our data is stored in the US? These are all great questions and I’ll admit that I didn’t know the answer - so I decided to dive in and do some research.
In order to stay up to date on what's going on in the world of technology - and nonprofit technology in particular - I follow quite a few blogs and twitter feeds. There's a lot of great content out there but if you don't have the time to stay on top of things (and even if you do!) it can be overwhelming. So, for those of you who have less time to do all this "listening" on nonprofit technology, I'm posting a blog each Friday with the top resources I found in the last week.