Tech Planning 101: Getting Started and Assessing Your IT Infrastructure

During this introductory course, you’ll start to build the foundation for your tactical technology plan — including how to build the team you’ll need to help you implement your own plan. We'll take a step-by-step look at each of the critical pieces of your entire technology package so you can thoroughly assess your nonprofit's infrastructure. By the end of this introductory course, you’ll have an understanding of how to assess each piece of your technology infrastructure and begin to think about a plan for the future.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • identify your nonprofit or library’s technology strengths and weaknesses
  • understand and explain the benefits of creating a tech plan 
  • understand the purpose of the critical pieces of your entire technology package (hardware, software, etc.)
  • identify and assess each piece of your technology infrastructure 

The course prepares you to enter our more advanced courses on tech planning, including Tech Planning 201: Developing a Data Strategy, Tech Planning 202: Organizing Online Communications, and Tech Planning 203: Putting Your Tech Plan into Action.

About the course

This 100-level on-demand course offers self-paced content for the beginner. This can include videos, self-assessments, activities, checklists, links to external resources, handouts, live events and quizzes. All course content is available for at least one year, or until the course content is no longer relevant. Live events are always recorded and archived in the course for you to access at your convenience.

You can gain TechPoints by accessing and interacting with course content such as watching a video, completing an evaluation and clicking on links. This course requires you to earn 40 TechPoints to access your course certification.

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Tech Planning 101: Getting Started and Assessing Your IT Infrastructure