Meeting Archive:
Let 1000 Flowers Bloom: Managing Tech to Meet Your Mission

Meeting Description:

For many leaders, technology is among the scariest aspects of nonprofit management. Technology changes frequently, most leaders don’t have formal technology training, and when mistakes are made, they can be expensive.

But managing technology well can also lead to some of the greatest gains in productivity and effectiveness. The same skills that lead to a successful nonprofit career are the very same skills that will help you manage technology well in your organization.

In this session, we’ll ask you to change how you think about technology and challenge you to let technology run wild in your organizations, so that a thousand flowers can bloom.

Who Should Attend:

Nonprofit leadership staff, specifically non-technical staff who need to manage staff and/or strategic planning for the nonprofit organization.

Attendees will also learn more about NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network, where nonprofit professionals can access training, resources, and a community of peers and experts to help make technology work for you and your mission.


Date: Tue, Apr 26, 2011
Time: 01:00 PM CDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Amy Sample Ward
 Presenter Information
Holly Ross, Executive Director of NTEN
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Holly has spent more than seven years at NTEN, working with community members to identify the technology trends that will reshape the nonprofit sector. From ubiquitous access to technology leadership to social media, Holly brings the wisdom of the NTEN crowd to the nonprofit sector. Holly has been recognized as one of the Nonprofit Times Power and Influence Top 50 twice, in 2009 and 2010. Holly is also editor of "Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission: A Strategic Guide for Nonprofit Leaders," available from Jossey-Bass.

Holly came to nonprofit technology after working for social change at CALPIRG and during her college days at UC Berkeley.  In between meetings and emailing, Holly tries to raise her 3 year old daughter and occasionally pays attention to her fabulous husband.

Follow Holly on Twitter and Facebook.

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
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The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is happy to co-sponsor this program for Minnesota nonprofits.  Members of MCN can take advantage of NTEN membership here: