Week 3 of our discussion. This weeks principle is:
- Focus On Solutions Appropriate to An Organization’s Culture, Context and Resources
This is different from last weeks principle about adjusting approaches to an organization's character as it focuses on solutions.
To me this principle means that we as technology professionals investigate and recommend solutions that are not only based on the tool requirements but on the often less tangible aspects such as culture and context.
For example, while I may want to see an organization leap ahead to a combined CMS+CRM solution. If they are not ready for it culturally I need to step back and think about what is more culturally appropriate for that organization. Perhaps there are interim steps that can move them toward my desired state for them that don't force an inappropriate solution onto them, even if it makes technological sense.
What does this mean to you?
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is just a baseline – version 1.0. There will likely be future editions,
so this doesn’t need to be perfect for all time, just a solid start.
principles need to be applicable to all nonprofit technology
professionals, including nonprofit staff, consultants, technology
support organizations, vendors, and volunteers.
The principles need to be applicable across areas of focus, US geographic region, specialty, services and tools.
- Further details will be articulated by the community in “What These Mean to Me” documents posted in the library. So these need not incorporate all the details they imply.
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