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Technology Strategy & Planning

Effective use of technology enables organizations to communicate with constituents, keep track of donors, and share stories about the amazing work being done to transform lives. But it can often be unclear where to start, what options are best for your organization, and how to prioritize your investments. You need a plan. We'll help you make one.

Investing the time and energy in a strategic technology planning process will enable your organization to work more efficiently, increase your impact, ensure that your systems are stable, and avoid unexpected costs. Working with a 501 Commons consultant to map out a comprehensive technology plan will allow you to evaluate all your options and choose the direction that is the best fit for your organization. We'll put you on a path that moves your organization forward with a focus on meeting your mission and free of worry about technology detours.

Whether you are new to your technology leadership role, provide part-time technology support, or you are an experienced IT professional, our experienced consultants will collaborate with you to make a plan that puts the needs of your organization first.

Plan IT

Get help with technology, cybersecurity, and data privacy compliance planning.

Plan IT technology planning service is designed exclusively for nonprofit professionals. Our action-learning consulting process can help you

  • secure your information systems and data
  • meet compliance responsibilities
  • develop a cybersecurity awareness program
  • make impactful use of the technology you already use
  • efficiently staff for your technology support needs
  • get the most from your existing managed services provider
  • evaluate and select the right technologies for your processes and mission
  • build a plan and budget to secure technology funding.

Got a tough decision about a tech investment coming up? Learn more on the Plan IT program page. Call on us for vendor-neutral advice.

Quick Consults

Meet with a cybersecurity, data privacy compliance, or technology planning expert anytime (billed at $25 per 15 minutes, 2-hour maximum). We will try to respond to you within 72 hours. Contact Kai Dailey,

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Tech Outreach and Education (TechOE) offers free nonprofit-oriented professional development resources to support your efforts to secure information systems and data, meet compliance responsibilities, and make impactful use of the technology in use at your organization.

How To Learn More

If you're ready to get started fill out a Request for Assistance form or give us a call at 206-682-6704 x117. We'll discuss where you are as an organization, where you want to go, and how our services can get you there.