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With Info-Tech's Industry Roundtables & Benchmarking, you will never again wonder "what are my peers doing?", "how do I compare?", or "what should I be doing?".

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Industry Roundtable Events

The Industry Roundtable Events are sessions hosted each month for 8 to 15 industry peers to discuss the most pressing topics impacting IT departments in their industry and share their experiences. Each session is facilitated by an industry analyst and supported by our tailored research.

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Business-Aligned IT Strategy

Understand the capabilities and focus areas required to meet your industry’s needs and enable value creation.

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Identify resource, process, and environmental trends impacting your industry. Implement strategies to mitigate specific risks and take advantage of all relevant opportunities.

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Reveal the true state of your IT services, processes, spend, and staffing levels to align your priorities and resources.

Benefit from peer data to get a reference point for how well you stack up.

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Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection

Arm yourself with everything you need to provide the right solutions to meet the needs of your business stakeholders.

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Professional Associations & Not-for-Profits Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Template

  • Once you’ve completed the IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook, it’s time to pull it all together and share with your organization’s leadership team.
  • Use the Professional Associations & Not-for-Profits Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template to highlight the key findings from the business-aligned analysis you’ve done.
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Professional Associations & Not-for-Profits IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook

  • With input from our research and analysts and your peers, identify new or updated initiatives for your IT strategy.
  • Working with our team, update your IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook.
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Professional Associations & Not-for-Profits Business-Aligned IT Strategy

  • Learn about the ecosystem factors that are impacting the Professional Associations and Not-for-Profits industry and how your IT team is set from a PESTLE and SWOT perspective, with expert insights and takeaways to update your IT strategy.

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Professional Associations & Not-for-Profits Membership Outreach – AI

  • AI is quickly becoming a go-to technology for many sectors. Organizations must investigate how they could pilot or expand their use of AI tools to improve their personalized communications to members.
  • Learn about how the membership outreach – AI trend affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Professional Associations & Not-for-Profits Data Analytics Report

  • Data is pervasive in all organizations and associations, and most do not even acknowledge or effectively use the data they have. Traditionally, organizations and associations have been behind in leveraging data analytics to drive meaningful outreach to members.
  • Learn about what data analytics is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
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Professional Associations & Not-for-Profits Digital Conferences Report

  • Professional associations rely on collaboration tools to engage with donors and members. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most associations have moved to host their conferences completely online.
  • Learn about how the digital conferences trend affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.

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Professional Associations & Not-for-Profits IT Stakeholder Satisfaction Benchmarking Report

  • IT leadership needs to understand where their stakeholders are unsatisfied with the quality of service they’re receiving from IT.
  • Professional Associations & Not-for-Profits are struggling in comparison with other industries when it comes to stakeholder satisfaction. A lack of funding is the likely culprit, but member and donor expectations are growing regardless, and ways to keep pace must be discovered.
  • Understand important common focus areas to address, and gain insights into how your team aligns to other IT teams in Professional Associations & Not-for-Profits.
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Professional Associations & Not-for-Profits IT Staffing Benchmarking Report

  • Many IT departments are already running lean, struggling to keep pace with never-ending demands from the business. IT staffing is stretched thin.
  • With higher-than-usual turnover and a lack of new talent with current skill sets coming in the door, IT in Professional Associations & Not-for-Profits is hard pressed to prepare for new technology and evolving member/donor needs.
  • By taking the IT Staffing Diagnostic and participating in our unique IT Spend Benchmarking, you will gain critical information to understand how to position your IT team to be more strategic.

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Professional Associations & Not-for-Profits Association Management Systems Report

  • Associations must develop a strategy to effectively and efficiently track and communicate with members. Association management systems (AMSs) consolidate many disparate activities within one platform.
  • Learn about what an AMS is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
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Professional Associations & Not-for-Profits Email Marketing Report

  • One of the most beneficial ways that associations and not-for-profits reach out to donors and members is through targeted email marketing campaigns. This type of communication is one of the most fruitful ways for organizations to stay in touch with donors and members.
  • Learn about what email marketing management is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
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Professional Associations & Not-for-Profits Team Collaboration Report

  • Often organizations waste money by purchasing overlapping tools and decrease employee productivity because employees are asked to use multiple tools.
  • Learn about how team collaboration affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.

Latest Professional Associations & Not for Profit Notes

Short, tailored research notes aimed at providing you with timely insights, relevant to your industry. Hot off the press, these notes will be published regularly and pair great with your morning coffee.

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Problematic IT Processes for Professional Associations: Managing Service Catalog, Organizational Change Management, and Performance Measurement

Date published

May 13, 2019

Author:
  • George Goodall

Info-Tech’s IT Management & Governance Diagnostic provides industry-level insights on the challenges of IT departments. We use a concept known as Service Gap to compare the rated importance of a particular IT process with its effectiveness. Use this data to review the existing IT strategy. Ensure that it includes initiatives that adequately address these shortcomings.

Nonprofit Organizations – Use This One Weird Trick to Know If You Have Been Hacked

Date published

September 6, 2018

Author:
  • Kevin Peuhkurinen

Nonprofit organizations need to be frugal with their funding, but that doesn’t mean they need to live in blissful ignorance when it comes to cybersecurity. Honeypots can act as an early warning system of hackers at a fraction of the cost of a security operations center.

Blockchain and Public Institutions: Faith and Hope Through Mathematics

Date published

August 31, 2018

Author:
  • John Annand

Currency speculation aside – blockchain is a hugely transformative technology uniquely suited to the distributed nature of municipal governments’ day-to-day life. Co-ordinating the activities of inter-governmental agencies at the provincial, state, and federal levels, not-for-profits, community groups, inspectors, and contractors would require significant central overhead to achieve. Plus these groups are frequently fiercely independent, at odds, or even outright suspicious of each other. Far better a decentralized approach, a platform that facilitates co-operation and collaboration without the need to trust a single central authority.

Competition for Funding Drives Nonprofits to Intensify Project Benefits Tracking

Date published

August 22, 2018

Author:
  • Barry Cousins

Tracking project benefits has been challenging for the past 20 years, yet the nonprofit sector is becoming more serious about tracking project benefits because of the intensified competition for project funding. To prove their mettle, many nonprofits are being forced into a level of benefits commitment that far exceeds the expectations of private corporations.

Credit Cards and Charities: Are You Compliant?

Date published

August 21, 2018

Author:
  • Jessica Ireland

Funding and fundraising are critical life-giving components to nonprofits – but they also present potential obstacles in the form of PCI DSS compliance. With a focus on raising funds by connecting to donors in any way possible, it is important to not overlook the financial and reputational costs of non-compliance to required standards.

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