collaboration, presentations, technology
ast week, Marc Baizman and I offered a workshop at the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network's annual conference this week called "Streamlining Nonprofit Organizations: It's All About the Cloud." Cloud computing allows you to access software from anywhere via the Internet, instead of your hard drive or local computer network (definition courtesy of TechSoup). Within the presentation (below), Marc and I focused on cloud adoption barriers, strategies for succeeding in the cloud, two nonprofit case studies, and a survey of cloud tools. In both case studies that on nonprofits that successfully moved into the cloud, the critical elements were collaboration and management support. It's interesting that these same two elements are critical for social media success as well.