Nonprofit Directors and the Future of Technology: A Modest Proposal
By Eugene Fram
Both for-profit and nonprofit boards are trying to find ways to become better informed about technology issues when they encounter them in developing policies or strategic directions. Some organizations have tried to add technological experts to their boards. However, the type of people with this expertise who also can contribute to broader discussions on finance, marketing, human relations, etc. are in short supply. Another approach has been to consider younger directors who understand the world of technology better. But this leaves only one director, or at most two, on the board qualified to intelligently review the issues involved.
Nonprofit directors need to prepare themselves to become more technologically literate. (more…)