5 Steps to Create an Information Strategy for Your Organization

Are you leaving your information strategy up to chance? To move your nonprofit organization to the next level, you need to create and promote an information strategy that defines how information supports your mission.

A good information strategy is defined in 5 important steps:

  • Leadership must be engaged in data governance—if leadership doesn’t support the proper use of the right systems, your information can’t reliably support your nonprofit mission.
  • Your organization’s operations must be prepared to implement and use your information systems—if you aren’t ready, then you can’t successfully implement an information strategy.
  • The processes used by your nonprofit must be clearly defined and mutually understood by all stakeholders—if you aren’t speaking the same language, your information will continue to fall into the cracks.
  • Data must be structured and managed in a high-quality and easily accessible manner—if you build it, maintain it.
  • The right technology must be selected to support your nonprofit’s needs—but no technology can overcome problems in the previous four steps.

This webinar will be presented Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 1-2pm EDT.

Many nonprofit organizations have an “IT Plan,”  “Technology Strategy,” or “IT Roadmap” that covers basic IT needs, including:

  • Network
  • Devices
  • Operating systems
  • Office productivity
  • Security
  • Identity management
  • Network management
  • Support

But that often doesn’t include a comprehensive look at how information systems can support the mission impact and fundraising of your organization. That’s where an information strategy comes in.

In this webinar, Peter Mirus (Partner, Build Consulting) will expand on these five essential aspects of a good information strategy: leadership/governance, operations, process, data, and technology.

He will provide real-life examples of organizations that overcame challenges in these areas and were able to change their strategy and improve their effectiveness.

Using the practical information presented in this webinar, attendees will be able to identify areas to strengthen their organizations’ current approaches to information strategy.

Presenter:

  • Peter Mirus
    Peter Mirus Partner

    Peter is an expert at helping organizations and people to learn, communicate, and grow through the use of information technology. He has over 20 years of experience as an executive, strategist, analyst, and solution developer, serving more than 80 non-profits and professional services firms ranging from start-ups to large international organizations.

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