From the introduction: How can nonprofit organizations make better use of today's rapidly changing information and communication technology? What obstacles do nonprofits face? This book presents research on special challenges facing nonprofits when investing in new technology. The nonprofit manager forewarned is forearmed."
This book identifies the ways that new information and communication technology both help and hinder nonprofit effectiveness. The book establishes a body of dependable research on the subject, compiling the resources needed to make better technology-adoption and management decisions in the nonprofit sector.
Michael Cortes (PhD, University of California, Berkley; MSW, University of Michigan) is the former director of the Institute for Nonprofit Organization Management at the University of San Francisco. He served previously on the faculty of the Graduate School of Public Affairs at University of Colorado, Denver. Other positions held include Vice-President for Research, Advocacy, and Legislation at the National Council of La Raza in Washington, D.C., Director of Planning, Finance and Administration at the Levi Strauss Foundation in San Francisco, and Project Director at Interstate Research Associates in Washington, D.C., and Texas. Kevin Rafter (MA, Graduate Center of the City University of New York) is a research associate at the Institute for Nonprofit Organization Management at the University of San Francisco. He completed extensive course work in research methodology, applied statistics, urban social policy, housing policy, and community development. He is currently working on a dissertation about the location of Northern California nonprofit social service organizations relative to social needs and financial resources.