Topic: Planning and IT Project Management for Nonprofits
Date: August 2016
Last month we presented a webinar on building an effective IT department at a nonprofit. But what happens when you and your IT department take on new IT projects?
Join us this month for a presentation on our methodology for nonprofit managers who need to manage an IT project.
- This webinar talks about discovering your business needs and linking them to IT initiatives, and how to plan to gather metrics and demonstrate ROI.
- We address roles and responsibilities, planning, implementation, follow up, and tips for success. We’ll touch on how to hire consultants and vet vendors. And we’ll talk about how to integrate staff into your implementation and roll out, and get buy-in and support from executives.
- We focus our discussion on IT infrastructure projects nonprofits might seek to undertake.
Join our President and CEO Johan Hammerstrom and our Director of IT Consulting Steve Longenecker to delve into the world of IT project management at nonprofits!
If you missed our webinar on Building an Effective IT Department at Nonprofits you can check out the slides and recording here.
Johan Hammerstrom: I have always been interested in using technology as a force for good that can improve our world. In college, I pursued this interest through science, first studying Chemistry, Physics and Biology at Stanford University where I graduated with Honors with a BS in Chemistry. I went on to study Biophysics at Johns Hopkins University and received a Masters Degree.
The time I spent in Baltimore convinced me that there were more pressing and immediate problems that technology could and should be used to address. I left academic science and pursued a career in Information Technology, with the express goal of improving our communities and our world. I started at Community IT in 1999 as a Network Administrator. Since that time, I have been a Network Engineer, a Team Lead, the Director of Services, Vice President of Services, Chief Operating Officer, President, and beginning July 2015 President and CEO.
Working directly with over 200 nonprofit organizations, to help them plan around and use technology to accomplish their missions, has been one of the most positive and rewarding experiences of my life.
As Director of IT Consulting, Steve Longenecker divides his time at Community IT between project managing client projects and consulting with clients on IT planning. Steve’s appreciation for working at Community IT Innovators is rooted in respect for the company’s dream and vision, and for the excellent colleagues that the dream and vision attract.
Before coming to Community IT, Steve was a classroom educator, teaching middle school science for three years at Takoma Park Middle School and four years at The Rashi School (in metro Boston, MA). At the Rashi School, Steve was also the school’s IT Coordinator. Steve is MCSE certified. He has a B.A. in Biology from Earlham College in Richmond, IN and a Masters in the Art of Teaching from Tufts University in Massachusetts. Steve is married and has two young children. One of his favorite activities is playing Ultimate Disc.