3 Technology Traps All Nonprofit Leaders Must Avoid (Bill Connors)

July 2022

Are you overwhelmed by the sheer volume of data at your nonprofit? Are you making the most of your CRM to streamline your data in productive ways? Is your data really secure??? In episode #165 of Your Path to Nonprofit LeadershipBill Connors explains why understanding technology is a vital skill many nonprofit leaders aren't taking seriously enough. He shares his three S's that senior management should avoid for the long-term well-being of their organization and the successful retention of top employees. Learn how to make decisions about technology that will best serve your nonprofit and the people who rely on it to efficiently and effectively get their jobs done. Bill provides practical advice and best practices for maintaining appropriate security to protect your data, and what good is all this data unless it helps grow your mission and your fundraising? Bill has those answers too.

"Nonprofit leaders should understand it's not as much about the technology itself but about effectively managing the people and the processes around it."



Bill Connors, CFRE, bCRE-Pro has been a consultant and trainer on the Blackbaud fundraising software Raiser's Edge since 1995, having worked directly with over 360 organizations. He started his own consulting and training practice in 2005. In 2010, Wiley published Bill's book Fundraising with The Raiser's Edge: A Non-Technical Guide. Until 2005, Bill was Principal Consultant for Fundraising Systems for Blackbaud, having helped found the Blackbaud consulting program in 1998. He has been providing consulting and training on Raiser's Edge in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Europe since 1995. He previously served as Senior Consultant for Fundraising Technology for a London fundraising consulting firm. Having spent his entire career in nonprofit work, Bill also worked for Junior Achievement as the Director of Development in Arizona and as Director of Field IT for the national headquarters, overseeing the roll-out of Raiser's Edge in the field offices. Bill is an honors graduate of Yale University with two master's degrees, including a recent one from Harvard Divinity School. Bill lives in Folsom, California, east of Sacramento, with his partner and loves sweets, especially ice cream.




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