NTEN has released two excellent reports in the last couple months:
IT Staffing & Spending Report
This report provides information on how much organizations are spending on IT and what levels of staffing they are using. In my experience, the answer is too often "far too little".
Consider this - one of my 10 Nonprofit Tech "Commandments" is "After people, data is your most important resource". If I came to your office and took away all of your data - donor information, funder information, etc. - you would not be able to function as an organization. If your organization is like most most (except all-volunteer ones) salaries are the largest budget item. But is IT your second largest budget item? Doubtful. If you agree with me that data is only second to people in importance, why is this not reflected in budgeting?
Check out the report and you can begin to reflect in your budgeting what is actually important to the health and well being of your organization.
Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report
You have heard the buzz, now get some hard data and useful insights on what is actually happening in social media for nonprofits. Questions like:
- What percentage of nonprofits are on Facebook?
- How may nonprofits use commercial vs. in-house social networks?
- How much staff time is being allotted to maintain a presence on social networks?
- What department has primary responsibility for social networking activities?
Find out the answers to these and other important questions in this useful and timely report.