NTEN, the Nonprofit Technology Network, has announced that its 2010 Nonprofit IT Staffing Survey is now open for submissions. Now in its fifth year, the survey collects benchmarking information in areas including how IT is structured and situated within organizations, staffing and responsibilities, budgets, training, salaries, and retention.
What about social media? “Obviously, the NTEN crowd loves to talk about social media, but it’s only a small piece of the overall technology puzzle”, says Holly. (This author couldn’t agree more!) “We’re definitely interested in how folks are staffing social media, and how much time they spend on it versus other technology initiatives. That said, it won’t be a primary focus of this report. We have a Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report that we publish annually for folks that are more interested in that.”
last year’s results — reflecting input from over 1,000 respondents — provided me with insight into the factors that organizations consider most important when hiring IT staff, as detailed in my post A Look at Nonprofit IT Staffing. Holly points out that the survey is “a great tool to take to management when making the case for IT investments. Of course, every organization has to make decisions like that in the right context, but it can be helpful to know what others can doing.”The results of the survey are made available at no charge to the entire nonprofit committee. As a consultant to nonprofit organizations, many of whom grapple with the role and management of technology, I have found the results very useful. In particular,
So what are you waiting for? Help yourself, help your organization, and help the sector — take the survey now!
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