Monday, July 19, 2010

Great Opportunity! The Nonprofit Technology Leadership Academy

Whenever I can, I like to post opportunities for training on this blog, and I especially like it when the training is free!  This is a terrific opportunity to move your organization ahead technologically.  So often nonprofits and associations find it difficult to carve out training in their budgets, but with this Technology Leadership Academy, you don't have to, all you have to do is apply.  The application deadline is July 30th, 2010.  Bunnie

Now more than ever, nonprofit leaders must understand the potential technology has to help them meet their missions. You require effective ways to manage technology and lead others to use the available tools to your best organizational advantage.

That's why we're thrilled to invite your organization to apply for the Technology Leadership Academy, our 9-week online training program designed to help nonprofit leaders do just that.

Learn more and apply to the Technology Leadership Academy here:

The Academy will be a unique opportunity to learn and interact with your peers while creating a tight network of nonprofit leaders working toward a common mission: to use technology to create more social change. Thanks to the generous support of Microsoft, we're able to offer the Technology Leadership Academy at no charge to qualifying organizations. You must apply for acceptance to the Academy, and there are, of course, some application requirements.

But oh, will it be worth your time. Your instructors during the weekly core sessions will be top nonprofit leaders like Beth Kanter, Katya Andresen, and Edward Granger-Happ. You'll also have the opportunity to interact with field experts like Charlene Li, Founder of Altimeter Group and Author of Open Leadership, in Ask the Expert sessions. The online sessions will take place weekly from September 29th through November 22nd. You can see the full schedule here.

At the end of the 9 weeks, you'll be able to:

Articulate the value of technology in your organization for yourself, your staff, funders, and other key stakeholders.

View technology as integral to every department in your organization.

Recognize options for funding IT projects in your organization.

Staff technology effectively.

Manage the organizational change that technology can produce.

At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion from NTEN and Microsoft. Space is limited, however: for this pilot effort, we will only be able to accept 50 organizations with annual budgets under $2 million.

So, yes, the Academy will require commitment, but, knowing our community, we don't expect that will be a problem for you. Please take some time to review the application guidelines, gather the necessary materials, and apply to the Technology Leadership Academy before July 30th. (By the way, participants will be able to earn points toward some special software donations from Microsoft, free 2011 NTC registrations, and more.)

Learn more and apply to the Technology Leadership Academy here:

We look forward to reviewing your application and learning more about your plans to use technology to help your organization meet its mission,

Brett Meyer
Communications Manager
NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network
brett at nten dot org
Twitter: brett_meyer

1 comment:

  1. Hi Bunnie - thanks so much for sharing this training opportunity with your readers. We're really excited about the Academy and know that we're going to build some strong organizations be because of it.