Meeting Archive:
Tips and Tools for Technology Planning

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General Tech Planning Resources

Tech Beginner's Guide

Planning for Success

Disaster Planning and Recovery Guide

NCVS: Technology Planning for Nonprofits and Public Libraries

TechAltas for Libraries

WebJunction’s Tech Planning page

Working with Technical Volunteers

Managing Your Organization's Technology Assets


IT Staffing and Mission Alignment

John Merritt and Steve Heye: Forget the Tech, Let's Talk Mission

Mark Shaw: The Purposeful Techie


Budgeting for Technology

Total Cost of Ownership

Foundation Center: Grants for Technology

TechSoup Donations & Your Fiscal Year


Meeting Description:

You’ve heard that a technology plan can help you budget and better plan for future technology acquisitions, but with everything else you do all day, who has the time? Come to this TechSoup and WebJunction presentation where we’ll share tips, tools, and tales from folks who’ve crafted their own tech plans without too much discomfort.

In this webinar, you’ll:

  • Hear about best practices for technology planning
  • Get tips for writing clear and manageable goals and objectives
  • Learn about tools that can help you through the planning process

This webinar is best suited for folks at libraries and nonprofits who are getting started with technology planning or would like some help with existing technology plans.

You can discuss this webinar on Twitter with the hashtag #techsoup or join us for a live-stream of the event in Second Life.

Date: Tue, Jul 20, 2010
Time: 11:00 AM PDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Kami Griffiths
 Presenter Information
Kendra Morgan
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Kendra Morgan is based in Seattle, Washington and is a Program Manager at WebJunction. Her responsibilities include assisting libraries with using WebJunction’s resource, TechAtlas for Libraries. This free, online software helps libraries with the technology planning process and the management of technology. Her previous experience includes installing computers and providing training in hundreds of libraries around the country as part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s US Libraries Program. She also served as a state E-rate coordinator and technology consultant at The Library of Virginia.

Elliot Harmon
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As a staff writer at TechSoup Global, Elliot Harmon writes articles and other materials for, hosts TechSoup’s Emerging Technologies forum, and supports TechSoup’s international partners in their education of NGOs worldwide. He has been rewriting and editing the new guide, The Resilient Organization: A Guide for Disaster Planning and Recovery. He’s worked as a teaching artist for the Center for Art and Public Life, the Oakland Fine Arts Summer School, the Children’s Threatre Company of South Dakota, and others.