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Learn how to make the most out of your nonprofit technology with this free podcast. Only 50% of nonprofit technology projects succeed. The technology moves forward, but the organization stays in place. Why? Because although new technology can be powerful, it can’t transform a nonprofit on its own. Technology change is organizational change. Change management is key. Build Consulting has extensive experience transforming nonprofit organizations. We combine deep data and information technology experience with an on-the-ground knowledge of the daily realities of life at a nonprofit. Because of our experience, we understand your unique challenges… and can ground your organization in what is needed to get the most from your investments.

Learn how to make the most out of your nonprofit technology with this free podcast. Only 50% of nonprofit technology projects succeed. The technology moves forward, but the organization stays in place. Why? Because although new technology can be powerful, it can’t transform a nonprofit on its own. Technology change is organizational change. Change management is key. Build Consulting has extensive experience transforming nonprofit organizations. We combine deep data and information technology experience with an on-the-ground knowledge of the daily realities of life at a nonprofit. Because of our experience, we understand your unique challenges… and can ground your organization in what is needed to get the most from your investments.

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Learn how to make the most out of your nonprofit technology with this free podcast. Only 50% of nonprofit technology projects succeed. The technology moves forward, but the organization stays in place. Why? Because although new technology can be powerful, it can’t transform a nonprofit on its own. Technology change is organizational change. Change management is key. Build Consulting has extensive experience transforming nonprofit organizations. We combine deep data and information technology experience with an on-the-ground knowledge of the daily realities of life at a nonprofit. Because of our experience, we understand your unique challenges… and can ground your organization in what is needed to get the most from your investments.

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English


Episodes

Nonprofit IT Staff Training: How-to and Why Pt 2

10/6/2021
Part 2: A robust and frequent training program helps staff use your IT more effectively. An Ask the Experts panel discussion with Community IT CEO Johan Hammerstrom and David Deal, co-founder of Build Consulting for a webinar on nonprofit IT staff training – how to do it, why to do it, and how to make time to prioritize it. Training is a security, cost-saving, and productivity measure. Learn real-life examples of technology training that saved clients money – or helped them realize they...

Duration:00:35:47

Nonprofit IT Staff Training How-To and Why Pt 1

9/23/2021
Part 1: A robust and frequent training program helps staff use your IT more effectively. An Ask the Experts panel discussion with Community IT CEO Johan Hammerstrom and David Deal, co-founder of Build Consulting for a webinar on nonprofit IT staff training – how to do it, why to do it, and how to make time to prioritize it. Training is a security, cost-saving, and productivity measure. Learn real-life examples of technology training that saved clients money – or helped them realize they...

Duration:00:32:46

Blackbaud Cybersecurity Incident Response Options (2020) Part 2

9/7/2021
On July 16, 2020, Build Consulting learned that Blackbaud experienced a significant, and extensive, theft of data and was the subject of a ransomware attack. As of July 22, much remains uncertain about the full scope of the attack, but Kyle Haines, Partner at Build Consulting, shares what we have learned thus far and what your organization should consider as you determine how to respond—including: Part 2 of this presentation is approximately 30 minutes of facilitated Q&A from the conclusion...

Duration:00:32:01

Blackbaud Cybersecurity Incident Response Options (2020) Part 1

9/1/2021
On July 16, 2020, Build Consulting learned that Blackbaud experienced a significant, and extensive, theft of data and was the subject of a ransomware attack. As of July 22, much remains uncertain about the full scope of the attack, but Kyle Haines, Partner at Build Consulting, shares what we have learned thus far and what your organization should consider as you determine how to respond—including: The presentation is approximately 30 minutes long, with 30 minutes facilitated Q&A at the...

Duration:00:33:40

Microsoft Dynamics and Salesforce Part 2

8/24/2021
Part 2 Microsoft Dynamics and Salesforce: What You Need To Know Before Choosing a Platform Making the move to a platform like Microsoft Dynamics or Salesforce can fuel your nonprofit’s digital transformation. These platforms allow you to manage and engage with constituents in new ways, create more unified experiences for them, and transform how your organization works. But do you know where your organization should start when choosing a technology platform? Kyle Haines, Partner at Build...

Duration:00:33:40

Microsoft Dynamics and Salesforce Part 1

8/17/2021
Microsoft Dynamics and Salesforce: What You Need To Know Before Choosing a Platform Making the move to a platform like Microsoft Dynamics or Salesforce can fuel your nonprofit’s digital transformation. These platforms allow you to manage and engage with constituents in new ways, create more unified experiences for them, and transform how your organization works. But do you know where your organization should start when choosing a technology platform? Kyle Haines, Partner at Build...

Duration:00:29:31

Relationships and Constituent Journey Mapping Part 2

8/10/2021
Part 2: Understanding the relationships we have, and what journeys constituents walk with our organizations, is critical to nonprofit strategy—including technology strategy. Peter Mirus (Partner) leads a discussion about how to analyze your organization’s relationships and create constituent journey maps that help inform everything from branding and marketing to information system requirements. At the heart of this conversation was the idea that business process, data, and technology...

Duration:00:29:11

Relationships and Constituent Journey Mapping Part 1

8/4/2021
Part 1: Understanding the relationships we have, and what journeys constituents walk with our organizations, is critical to nonprofit strategy—including technology strategy. Peter Mirus (Partner) leads a discussion about how to analyze your organization’s relationships and create constituent journey maps that help inform everything from branding and marketing to information system requirements. At the heart of this conversation was the idea that business process, data, and technology...

Duration:00:23:55

Building a Better Nonprofit Software Selection Process Part 2

7/26/2021
In part two of this “Ask the Experts” webinar co-presented with Community IT Innovators, we answer your questions on ways to create a sound process for software selection, before you consider the specific technologies available to meet your organizational needs. Join Build Consulting co-founders Kyle Haines and David Deal as they leverage their combined 70+ years in nonprofit technology projects to answer your questions about what makes a software selection successful. As with all our...

Duration:00:35:08

Building a Better Nonprofit Software Selection Process Part 1

7/15/2021
In part one of this “Ask the Experts” webinar co-presented with Community IT Innovators, we answer your questions on ways to create a sound process for software selection, before you consider the specific technologies available to meet your organizational needs. Join Build Consulting co-founders Kyle Haines and David Deal as they leverage their combined 70+ years in nonprofit technology projects to answer your questions about what makes a software selection successful. As with all our...

Duration:00:27:33

Fireside Chat: Microsoft Nonprofit Investments You Should Understand

7/2/2021
Join guest expert Ryan Ozimek and Build Partner Kyle Haines and listen in on an informal discussion and Q&A on the ways Microsoft is expanding its offerings and presence in the nonprofit technology ecosystem, and what that means for your organization. Ryan is an experienced independent software vendor and open-source evangelist and Kyle serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Lymphoma Research Foundation. They’ll share the things that they are most excited about with...

Duration:00:56:18

Cybersecurity for Nonprofits: Balancing Best Practices and Budget

6/11/2021
Nonprofit organizations know they need to keep themselves safe from cybercriminals. But how safe is safe enough? How much should organizations budget for the latest defensive technology, and how much should they focus on staff training? How does a nonprofit leader balance cybersecurity and convenience for users? In this webinar co-presented with Community IT Innovators, we answer your questions on ways to build a cybersecurity budget into your technology roadmap and create a sound process...

Duration:01:00:33

Strategic Tips for CRM Adoption at Your Nonprofit

6/8/2021
Jo Butler, Build Consulting’s Senior Nonprofit CRM Database Manager, shares strategic CRM adoption tips to get your CRM used by everyone at your nonprofit organization.

Duration:00:38:11

How Data Quality Defines Your Organization - Good Tech Fest

5/22/2021
Peter Mirus, Partner at Build Consulting, presents an exploration of the dimensions of data quality—completeness, validity and accuracy, consistency, timeliness, and integrity – interwoven with impact examples from the nonprofit and public sectors. Attendees will learn a structure for how to qualify “what makes data good,” and how to talk compellingly about data quality in their organizations. Peter co-founded Build Consulting in 2015, following over 15 years of nonprofit consulting...

Duration:01:15:33

Fireside Chat: Josh Beeman, University of Pennsylvania CIO

5/22/2021
From supporting the groundbreaking medical researchers of tomorrow to students embarking on the most formative years of their lives, The University of Pennsylvania is creating a platform for innovation that meets the diverse needs of a community of students, researchers, faculty, administrators, and staff. Josh Beeman, Associate Vice President of Information Technology (AVP) & Associate Chief Information Officer (ACIO) of The University of Pennsylvania spoke with Build Consulting Partner,...

Duration:00:37:46

Leading an Effective Nonprofit Software Selection Process

4/15/2021
Join Build Partner, Peter Mirus, and moderator, Jennifer Keller Jackson, to learn what it takes to lead an effective software selection! There are many reasons why selection processes can hit rough patches. Maybe you need to alter the composition of your selection team, perhaps your objectives or requirements aren’t clear, perhaps you confused one or more vendors at some point in the process, or perhaps you just need someone to translate some of the vendor “techno speak” into plain...

Duration:01:09:04

Fireside Chat: MENTOR's David Shapiro and Sandy Martins

3/19/2021
Join David Shapiro, Sandy Martins, and Build Partner Kyle Haines to learn about how MENTOR made strategically-sequenced investments in technology to transform the way their organization worked. David is the Chief Executive Officer of MENTOR, Sandy is MENTOR’s IT Director, and Kyle serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Lymphoma Research Foundation. David will share more about MENTOR’s history, some recent technology projects that have made an impact, and what he’s learned...

Duration:00:57:11

How to Build a Better Nonprofit Technology Roadmap

2/24/2021
Build Consulting expert Peter Mirus explains how to build a technology roadmap that will guide your organization to a successful future. Peter draws on years of experience consulting with nonprofits on technology projects to give you practical steps to implement quickly. Does your organization’s technology roadmap provide you with the directions you need to succeed with those new and improved technologies? Do you know how to build a better technology roadmap in 2021? You may have gaps in...

Duration:00:54:44

Fireside Chat: Jami Dix

2/19/2021
Guest expert Jami Dix and Build Partner Kyle Haines discuss creating the culture that you need for your organization and technology strategy to thrive. Jami is a Client Engagement Leader at Chapman & Co. and Kyle serves as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Lymphoma Research Foundation. They discuss the intentional efforts, large and small, that organizations can do to align culture, organizational strategy, and technology strategy. Bring the beverage of your choice to ring in 2021...

Duration:01:00:26