Ten Insights Into the ‘New Reality’ of Not for Profit Digital Transformation
16 August 2017 at 12:33 pm
The Not-for-profit Technology and Innovation conference in Sydney this September will deliver practical information to help NFPs identify cost effective technology that is best suited to their needs and practical implementation strategies to drive them to success.
International keynote speaker Julie Dodd, director of digital transformation and communication at Parkinsons UK and author and research lead of The New Reality, will unpack the latest research into digital transformation in not-for-profit businesses.
Based on interviews with over 50 senior leaders and digital experts from not-for-profit and commercial organisations, the research provides a framework for NFPs to take the next steps in their digital journey.
Read the full report here or read on for 10 key insights from the study:
- Digital services will deliver greater value than anyone can imagine – but they will require significant cultural and infrastructural change for their potential to be fully realised.
- Digital responsibilities cannot be delegated – a lack of buy-in from senior leadership is one of the most commonly cited obstacles to transformation.
- The skills gap is widening – particularly in areas like data, strategy, lean process management and business model innovation.
- You don’t need a digital strategy – digital needs to be integrated into all aspects of strategy rather than relegated to an independent department.
- IT tools are becoming easier to use – organisations must consider whether it’s their IT leadership that’s holding them back.
- Start small – choose one problem to transform through a lean, iterative approach and apply your learnings to the next step.
- Funders need to invest in core costs – and NFPs must make better use of the social finance market.
- It’s not just about digital marketing and fundraising – it’s time to start focusing on how digital technology can transform organisations around their core mission.
- Formalise your R&D programs – a number of organisations have succeeded in integrating structured research and development activities into what they do.
- Think beyond the web – huge opportunities exist to bring together the best of the web’s capabilities with other technology services.
The Not-for-Profit Technology & Innovation conference will take place in Sydney on 27 and 28 September at the Sydney Boulevard Hotel.
Book early for the best rates and take advantage of group discounts.To register a group, please call 1300 316 882. Book here.