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Do you hate your email platform? Does your CRM database give you hives? But – even worse- does the thought of selecting, choosing, and learning a brand new tool or technology make you want to just quit altogether?
Nonprofits of all sizes need a framework and strategies to make smart decisions about the systems that they’re using and how they train people and their business processes. So many of us are often hesitant to start the process due to a paralyzing fear of doing it wrong. That’s where the Accidental Techie comes in!
My good friend, mentor, and nonprofit tech guru Maureen Wallbeoff has solutions to your technology problems. Maureen is nonprofit digital strategist and technology coach with more than 20 years of experience in fundraising, marketing, and digital engagement. Her proven methodology maps your nonprofit’s strategic and operational goals to the right platforms and processes – helping you make good decisions about the systems you use to engage your supporters.
In addition to her 1:1 work with clients, Maureen is a sought-after speaker, and she has authored two guides on nonprofit engagement software. She also regularly blogs at her website and answers questions about nonprofit technology live every Friday afternoon on her Facebook Page.
Here are some of the topics we discussed:
- What nonprofits often get wrong with exploring technology
- How to evaluate nonprofit technology that could be right for your organization, like CRMs
- Three easy steps to taking control when you feel overwhelmed with your data and your tech
- Tips on managing and working in remote teams
A Maureen quotable: “It’s really important for organizations of any mission, any size, any number of staff to actually do a little bit of reflection, before they start to move around. If you hate your dining room table, don’t buy a new house.”
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About Julia Campbell, the host of the Nonprofit Nation podcast:
Named as a top thought leader by Forbes and BizTech Magazine, Julia Campbell (she/hers) is an author, coach, and speaker on a mission to make the digital world a better place.
She wrote her book, Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits, as a roadmap for social change agents who want to build movements using engaging digital storytelling techniques. Her second book, How to Build and Mobilize a Social Media Community for Your Nonprofit, was published in 2020 as a call-to-arms for mission-driven organizations to use the power of social media to build movements. Julia’s online courses, webinars, and talks have helped hundreds of nonprofits make the shift to digital thinking and raise more money online.
Julia’s happy clients include Mastercard, GoFundMe, Facebook, Meals on Wheels America, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.