September 28, 2017

Technology in Human Services

There are many, many resources technology for nonprofits out there focused on marketing, fundraising, donor management, and cause or mission-based use of technology. I want to focus on technology as a tool in human services. There are also many resources about this out there, but it doesn’t seem as cohesive, or the network as large. I’m hoping to provide some centralized resources that focus on the use of technology as a service tool in human resources. I’m still learning, finding and sharing, so I hope you’ll join me on my journey.

Some key sections of my site where you’ll find resources:

Technology in Human Services Podcast

There are thousands of human and community service non profits that want and need to use technology, especially social media, in their service work. That’s what I’m interested in and am going to explore in this podcast.

Technology in Human Services Research

I have found and am still finding useful research in this area. I’m pulling everything I find together in this section of my blog. Please suggest research and reports you find useful!

Nonprofit Service Canvas

My first attempt at a product! This is a new tool to help you create a quick proposal for a new service idea. In many nonprofits, front line workers know what they need to provide the service their clients need. “Making the case” isn’t always obvious in their organization. Likewise, managers get new ideas from their staff, but aren’t sure how to evaluate them fully to bring them up the decision-making hierarchy. This is especially true when it comes to technology-related ideas.

The Nonprofit Service Canvas is a quick and easy, but comprehensive, way to capture your project idea. I’m going to refer to the tool as a canvas because you’ll be creating something new on a blank piece of paper, like an artist with a blank canvas.

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