IT Budgeting for Non Profits
This presentation argues that preparation of an IT budget is a critical step both toward controlling IT costs and increasing the usefulness of IT systems.
Abstract: Since technology began to find its way into nonprofits, budgeting for it has been a problem. Many nonprofits still have no distinct IT budget or budgeting process, let alone separate capital, operations, and support budgets. This presentation argues that preparation of an IT budget is a critical step both toward controlling IT costs and increasing the usefulness of IT systems. Through the use of standards, templates, and industry experience, nonprofits can develop IT budgets with relative ease, and should.
Purpose of Presentation: The purpose of this presentation is to encourage nonprofit managers to develop and follow IT budgeting strategies and practices, resulting in more effective systems and better control of costs. By presenting IT budgeting as a processand using budget templates, attendees should be able to initiate this process in their own organizations.
Goals and Objectives:
- Know and apply Total Cost of Ownership & IT Life Cycle concepts in their agencies
- Learn the 6 steps to developing an IT budget
- Have spending standards against which to compare their budgets