Topic: Building an Effective Nonprofit IT Department
Date: July 2016
Your IT department plays an essential role in ensuring that technology is contributing to your mission – whether you are an office of one or of hundreds.
For many organizations, especially those under 100 staff, building and managing an effective IT department can be a daunting challenge. This webinar reviews the essential functions required – and examines the various job titles that cover the basics.
Johan also discusses how to effectively integrate your IT staff into the rest of your organization. Finally, he covers what functions can be effectively outsourced, and which must remain in-house.
Join Community IT Innovators’ President and CEO Johan Hammerstrom for this valuable and informative webinar with numerous lessons drawn from our 20+ years of supporting nonprofit organizations.
For more background on the current state of nonprofit technology staffing, investment, and strategic trends, check out our friends at NTEN’s 2015 survey and other resources here.
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.