News & Views

A blog for those interested in what affects, motivates and drives the New York City Nonprofit Sector — written by CRE’s crackerjack consulting team. We hope you use this space to share your thoughts, ask questions and engage in conversations about our city, social justice and the nonprofit sector.

By Ero Gray - This is the last post in a continuing series aimed at nonprofit organizations with limited access to IT staff. The advice and opinions here will tend to be most useful to small and startup nonprofits, which often need to make IT decisions and accomplish IT tasks despite not having qualified folks to help. It should be assumed that all suggestions here are my attempt to recommend the simplest/easiest/most effective options for most offices. Your office may be quite different (or it may not even be an office). Also, as I'll frequently note, IT staff are necessary for any organization to function for long. ..

Thursday, November 04, 2010

IT Without IT, Part 11: Security, Malware, Viruses, and Scams

By Ero Gray - This is one post in a continuing series aimed at nonprofit organizations with limited access to IT staff. The advice and opinions here will tend to be most useful to small and startup nonprofits, which often need to make IT decisions and accomplish IT tasks despite not having qualified folks to help. It should be assumed that all suggestions here are my attempt to recommend the simplest/easiest/most effective options for most offices. Your office may be quite different (or it may not even be an office). Also, as I'll frequently note, IT staff are necessary for any organization to function for long. ..

Friday, October 29, 2010

IT Without IT, Part 10: Databases

by Ero Gray-This is one post in a continuing series aimed at nonprofit organizations with limited access to IT staff. The advice and opinions here will tend to be most useful to small and startup nonprofits, which often need to make IT decisions and accomplish IT tasks despite not having qualified folks to help. It should be assumed that all suggestions here are my attempt to recommend the simplest/easiest/most effective options for most offices. Your office may be quite different (or it may not even be an office). Also, as I'll frequently note, IT staff are necessary for any organization to function for long. ..

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

IT Without IT, Part 9: Backups

by Ero Gray-This is one post in a continuing series aimed at nonprofit organizations with limited access to IT staff. The advice and opinions here will tend to be most useful to small and startup nonprofits, which often need to make IT decisions and accomplish IT tasks despite not having qualified folks to help. It should be assumed that all suggestions here are my attempt to recommend the simplest/easiest/most effective options for most offices. Your office may be quite different (or it may not even be an office). Also, as I'll frequently note, IT staff are necessary for any organization to function for long. Links to previous posts in this series follow this post. ..

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

IT Without IT, Part 8: Document Sharing and Collaboration

by Ero Gray - This is one post in a continuing series aimed at nonprofit organizations with limited access to IT staff. The advice and opinions here will tend to be most useful to small and startup nonprofits, which often need to make IT decisions and accomplish IT tasks despite not having qualified folks to help. It should be assumed that all suggestions here are my attempt to recommend the simplest/easiest/most effective options for most offices. Your office may be quite different (or it may not even be an office). Also, as I'll frequently note, IT staff are necessary for any organization to function for long. Links to previous posts in this series follow this post. ..

Thursday, August 26, 2010

IT Without IT, Part 7: Email, continued

by Ero Gray - This is one post in a continuing series aimed at nonprofit organizations with limited access to IT staff. The advice and opinions here will tend to be most useful to small and startup nonprofits, which often need to make IT decisions and accomplish IT tasks despite not having qualified folks to help. It should be assumed that all suggestions here are my attempt to recommend the simplest/easiest/most effective options for most offices. Your office may be quite different (or it may not even be an office). Also, as I'll frequently note, IT staff are necessary for any organization to function for long. Links to previous posts in this series follow this post. ..

Thursday, August 19, 2010

IT Without IT, Part 6: Email and Websites

by Ero Gray - This is one post in a continuing series aimed at nonprofit organizations with limited access to IT staff. The advice and opinions here will tend to be most useful to small and startup nonprofits, which often need to make IT decisions and accomplish IT tasks despite not having qualified folks to help. It should be assumed that all suggestions here are my attempt to recommend the simplest/easiest/most effective options for most offices. Your office may be quite different (or it may not even be an office). Also, as I'll frequently note, IT staff are necessary for any organization to function for long. Links to previous posts in this series follow this post. ..

Thursday, August 12, 2010

IT Without IT, Part 5: Simple Networking

by Ero Gray - This is one post in a continuing series aimed at nonprofit organizations with limited access to IT staff. The advice and opinions here will tend to be most useful to small and startup nonprofits, which often need to make IT decisions and accomplish IT tasks despite not having qualified folks to help. It should be assumed that all suggestions here are my attempt to recommend the simplest/easiest/most effective options for most offices. Your office may be quite different (or it may not even be an office). Also, as I'll frequently note, IT staff are necessary for any organization to function for long.  Links to all posts in this series follow this post. ..

Friday, August 06, 2010

IT Without IT, Part 4: Antivirus Software

by Ero Gray - This is one post in a continuing series aimed at nonprofit organizations with limited access to IT staff. The advice and opinions here will tend to be most useful to small and startup nonprofits, which often need to make IT decisions and accomplish IT tasks despite not having qualified folks to help. It should be assumed that all suggestions here are my attempt to recommend the simplest/easiest/most effective options for most offices. Your office may be quite different (or it may not even be an office). Also, as I'll frequently note, IT staff are necessary for any organization to function for long.  Links to all posts in the series follow this post.  ..

Thursday, July 29, 2010

IT Without IT, Part 3: Operating Systems and Office Software

 By Ero Gray - This is one post in a continuing series aimed at nonprofit organizations with limited access to IT staff. The advice and opinions here will tend to be most useful to small and startup nonprofits, which often need to make IT decisions and accomplish IT tasks despite not having qualified folks to help. It should be assumed that all suggestions here are my attempt to recommend the simplest/easiest/most effective options for most offices. Your office may be quite different (or it may not even be an office). Also, as I'll frequently note, IT staff are necessary for any organization to function for long.  ..

Friday, July 23, 2010

IT Without IT, Part 2: Choosing and Acquiring Computers, Continued

Find us on:  CRE on Twitter CRE on Facebook CRE on LinkedIn 

News and Views  CRE RSS

Tags

Data Starved nonprofit start-ups Philanthropic Collaborative generative queens nonprofit leaders Government News Sector Research Daring to Lead Government Updates proposal writing Karen Erdos Rona Taylor board leadership cre Nonprofit News I.T. without I.T. collaborations Hurricane Sandy nonprofit accountability grantmakers Fran's Corner Data Nonprofit Sustainability Board of Directors Neighborhood Based Capacity Building Initiative Bill Ryan New York City Government rockaways MAC AIDS Fund Jeff Ballow Barbara Turk accountability Nonprofit Tools IT website, resources, announcements grantmakers for effective organizations Funding Updates Randall Quan Nonprofit guest blogger CRE News President Obama bookkeeping government Interns Maria Mottola nonprofit management announcment What is Core? HR Without HR Peter Block Rashid Littlejohn CRE Executive Search Huffington Post RFP NYCCCOC 30th Anniversary Louisa Hackett Client News jobs hard times mergers tips executive transition handling the unexpected National and Community Service Coaching Holly Delany Cole Mark Light Ero Gray HIV/AIDS services providers Development Survey Alliance for Nonprofit Management civic engagement nonprofit ownership United Way of NYC New York Times Useful Links Needs Assessment New York Ximena Rua-Merkin Fran Barrett fundraising foundations Nonprofit Quarterly Valyrie Laedlein House Party community Volunteers Michael Hickey Harvard Kennedy School postponed event media Advocacy Mohan Sikka evaluation Barbara Blumenthal Jean Lobell NYS Budget CRE POV publications board and staff relations Pavitra Menon National Committee of Responsive Philanthropy internal controls executive Featured Items Pamela Dicent New York Community Trust lower Manhattan Beth Kobliner strategic alliances staff arts record keeping leadership Albany New York Foundation computers nonprofit mergers Stanford Social Innovation Review harvard business school case statement Governance as Leadership capacity building CRE Tips