Bayer Center Nonprofit Technology Survey

Data Glimpse: Job Descriptions

leave a comment »

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.


Written by Jeff Forster

August 4, 2008 at 6:21 pm

Posted in Survey Findings

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: