Bayer Center Nonprofit Technology Survey

Data Glimpse: Job Descriptions

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The data analysis purist in me hates to put out early information on a data set that is not even fully collected, let alone checked and cleansed. Still, I thought I would toss data junkies a bone in the form of an early finding for 2008. It appears that the number of nonprofit job descriptions containing tech skills is growing.

Question: For what percentage of staff positions are technology skills listed in job descriptions and included in employee evaluations?

__None __1-33% __34-66% __67-100%

Answer: (early returns, n ~ 200 for 2008 )

The number of organizations with tech skills in no job descriptions has decreased from 19% in 2006 to 15% this year. That continues a downward trend from a quarter of organizations in 2004. Most of the decline in that bracket is balanced by an increase in organizations that include tech skills in 34-66% of their job descriptions.

From these figures, we estimate that the overall rate of tech skills in nonprofit jobs has increased from 36% in 2006 to 43% in 2008.

All of these figures are subject to change before the final report, but the law of large numbers would predict that the final numbers will hew close to these.

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Written by Jeff Forster

August 4, 2008 at 6:21 pm

Posted in Survey Findings

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