Bayer Center Nonprofit Technology Survey

New Questions!

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When survey time rolls around in its biannual rhythm at the Bayer Center, we look at the questions we asked in the last iteration and see if there are any to drop or add. We dropped only one question and added only one question. There are some new answers, however, too. Technology is like that; ask people what hardware or communication tools they use every two years and there is bound to be something new to ask about.

What’s gone

We dropped a question about organizational innovation. It asked whether respondents perceived their organizations to be innovative in the services they offered or the populations they served. While abstractly interesting, it wasn’t directly relevant enough to make the cut this year.

What’s new

We added a question, borrowed from our friends at the Nonprofit Technology Network about IT adoption.

Respondents will place themselves along a spectrum from early adopter to on fire. Well, we don’t use those terms, exactly. (Click on the chart to see the real responses and the breakdown of organizations when NTEN asked the question in their recently-released nonprofit IT Staffing survey.

We’ll also find out how many organizations have made the move to Windows Vista and how many are adopting “new media” tools like blogs, social networking sites and RSS Feeds. If we put the survey on Facebook, would you write on our wall?

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Written by Jeff Forster

July 22, 2008 at 12:57 pm

Posted in Survey Findings

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