The #1 resource and community for people committed to

Excellence in Technology for Nonprofits

  • Learn the skills you need to deliver excellence in technology
  • Get the support you need to make great technology decisions
  • Learn from your peers across the sector
  • Learn from experts in nonprofit technology
  • Spend less time fighting technology fires
  • Share your own lessons learned and best practices
  • Get practical tools and techniques you can use immediately
  • Become an indispensable asset to your organization
  • Take your organization to a new level

The next Excellent Technology Adventure course will start on September 30!

Do you have questions? Please book a 10-minute call to learn more.

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The Square Wheel Paradox

Do you feel trapped in a machine of inefficiency? You know that a lot of the processes and technologies you use are far from optimal, but you’re so busy and overwhelmed that the thought of ADDING ON the work of fixing these things is simply too much to bear.

You are not alone. This feeling is SO COMMON that there is a name for it: The Square Wheel Paradox.

When you are trapped in The Square Wheel Paradox, everyday feels like this:

Overcome the Square Wheel Paradox

Learn new ways of working, develop a new relationship to technology and build an understanding of what it means to truly deliver high level IT services. We are here to help you.

Join RoundTable Square. Learn from peers and experts. Trust the process. We GUARANTEE that when you join RoundTable Square you will, within a few weeks, not only SEE, but FEEL, deep in your heart, that you can escape the overwhelm.

You will overcome The Square Wheel Paradox.

You make THE WORLD better. We make YOUR WORLD better.

Your organization is working to make the world a better place.

You want to help your organization.

We want to help you.

We can help you get clarity and understanding how to use technology to further your organization’s mission and the tools, techniques and processes you need to have the CONFIDENCE that YOU can get it done.

I WANT TO ESCAPE THE OVERWHELM

YOU WILL LEARN ALL THIS AND MORE

  • How to assess current state and identify desired state
  • How Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs applies to technology
  • What you should expect from technology excellence
  • What effective Information Technology governance looks like
  • Why an “information radiator” system is critical to collaboration and accountability
  • How to conduct a data inventory
  • How to build a data culture
  • How to use benefit/complexity to prioritize projects
  • The elements of a responsible cybersecurity program
  • Key project management skills
  • Key change management skills
  • The importance of focusing, relentlessly, on the problems to be solved
  • Insights from other nonprofits about their challenges and successes

YOU WILL BE READY TO TRANSFORM YOUR ORGANIZATION

  • See a clear picture of your current state of IT
  • Paint a clear picture of desired state of IT
  • Voice a clear articulation of how the desired state benefits your organization
  • Provide a one-year roadmap of prioritized projects to complete
  • Belong to a community of experts and peers in nonprofit technology
  • Build a culture of transformation, collaboration and accountability
  • Become a powerful catalyst at your organization

Join the community anytime and you will be added to the waiting list for the next cohort.

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Excellent Technology Adventure

Next cohort: Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:00 PM EST starting September 30th.

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You can participate live or at your own pace. You’ll have access to weekly office hours with Kim & Joshua, as well as many helpful templates, guides and resources from subject matter experts in information technology, cybersecurity, project management, digital marketing, and so much more.

I AM READY TO START

1. I Can See Clearly Now

  • Where are we now?
  • Where do we want to go?
  • What’s the difference once we get there?

2. Excellent!

  • What does Technology Excellence mean?
  • Why does it matter?

3. The Magic of Data Culture

  • Where is our data?
  • How does data move through our organization?
  • What is the role of a data leader?
  • Does that data spark joy?

4. Cybersecurity for Fun and Nonprofits

  • What’s your risk appetite?
  • What does “reasonable cybersecurity” mean?
  • What are we supposed to do about all these data privacy laws?
  • How in the everloving [email protected]#$% can we avoid getting ransomwared?

5. Herding Cats - Project and Change Management

  • Do 50% of technology projects really fail?
  • What are the problems to be solved?
  • Why is it so difficult to get people to change?
  • What is a retrospective and when should I do one?

6. Changing the Wheels While Driving the Car

  • How do I put this into practice at my organization?
  • How do I nurture accountability in a thoughtful, inclusive manner?
  • How do I get buy-in for investments and effort?
  • How do I manage overwhelm?

HOW THE CLASS IS RUN

Live classes

Starting September 30th and running for six (6) consecutive Thursdays from 12:30-2:00 PM ET, we’ll introduce the topic and challenge for the week. Challenges come in various forms including self-assessment surveys, planning templates and worksheets. Each weekly challenge will be designed to take less than an hour to complete.

Bonus Sessions

Throughout the year, we will periodically offer 60-minute bonus sessions in which we will explore other topics such as:

  • Agile Project Methodology
  • Cybersecurity Awareness Training
  • Innovation in Nonprofit Technology
  • Digital Communication
  • Tabletop Exercises
  • Data Privacy
  • Resiliency against Digital Surveillance and Harassment
  • Visualizing Your Data

Weekly office hours

Kim and Joshua will host weekly office hours on Mondays from 4PM to 5PM Eastern Time. During these sessions any members of RoundTable Square (whether in the current Excellent Technology Adventure cohort or not) are encouraged to bring questions for discussion. We will answer as many questions as we can within the one hour session each week.

The RoundTable Square Community

The community is available 24/7 so long as you are a member of RoundTable Square.

  • Find much-needed templates, guides and resources
  • Ask questions in the community
  • Answer questions from your peers
  • Respond to polls and surveys
  • View recordings of any Excellent Technology Adventure class or bonus session
  • Be inspired by and be an inspiration to people doing the hard work you are doing
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Your Guides

We are Kim Snyder and Joshua Peskay, your guides on your nonprofit technology journey at RoundTable Square. We have committed our professional lives to helping nonprofits achieve excellence through effective use of technology. We have worked together for over 25 years and with, literally, thousands of nonprofits. We know first hand how hard you are working to make your organization’s mission come to life and we know how it feels when resources are stretched thin. We have taken into account the many unique challenges nonprofit professionals face as we’ve designed this course.

The pillars of the course are understanding, identifying, prioritizing, planning, implementing and assessing.

  • Understanding what the organization needs from technology
  • Identifying the problems to be solved
  • Prioritizing the projects to be implemented
  • Planning your roadmap of projects and tasks
  • Implementing projects successfully
  • Assessing how you did and what happens next

When Excellent Technology Adventure class ends, we stay with you as your journey continues. Your membership is good not just for the class, but for a year membership to RoundTable Square. You and your colleagues can participate in Excellent Technology Adventure class as many times as you like. You always have access to the recordings, or you can join future cohorts for live classes with new peers. Invite your colleagues to join you for any or all of the sessions. Attend the bonus sessions. Ask questions of the RoundTable Square community of experts and peers.

How much does RoundTable Square cost?

Excellent Technology Adventure plus one year of access to the community and all materials will cost $895 per organization for an annual subscription

If your organization is a client RoundTable Technology, we are delighted to offer you discounted access at $595 per organization for an annual subscription

What do I get with my annual RoundTable Square Membership?

  • Access to Your Excellent Technology Adventure, a class on technology excellence
  • Online live classes
  • Templates, guides, eBooks and more
  • Direct conversations with Kim and Joshua during weekly office hours
  • Access to a community of experts and peers
  • Your one annual membership fee is good for your entire organization, so your staff are always welcome to participate in any Excellent Technology Adventure class and the community.

Do you want to learn more before signing up?

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FAQ

We designed RoundTable Square for any nonprofit professional who is responsible for any aspect of technology at their organization. If ANY of these sound like you, RoundTable Square was designed for you:

  • You work at a 5-person organization and you’ve become the “accidental techie” and you want to learn more about how to effectively manage technology
  • You’re the office or operations manager at a 30-person organization and you’ve been given the responsibility for managing the technology
  • Your are the Director of IT for a whole team at a 1,000 person nonprofit and you want to learn IT best practices and how to better manage technology and your team as well as how to better leverage IT to support your organization’s mission
  • You’re the CFO or COO and you’ve been given responsibility for managing the IT function at your organization. You’ve never had IT training and you’re not sure what to expect from IT services or how to manage them
  • You’re a consultant or practitioner for nonprofits and you want to improve your skills and understanding of how to better serve the organizations with whom you work

No problem! We have a 30-day money-back guarantee. If, within 30 days, you decide RoundTable Square isn’t for you, request a refund. No hard feelings! We won’t promise not to ask questions, though - because we’ll want to ask why it didn’t work for you.

Can you join a Zoom meeting? If so, you’re good to go!

We will have Q&A sessions and office hours throughout the course. Additionally, any time you get stuck on a challenge you can email [email protected] and someone from our team will respond within one business day.

The annual cost of RoundTable Square is $895 and includes one year of access to our RoundTable Square community, Excellent Technology Adventure classes, bonus sessions and all resources. Our curated community will include bonus webinars and events, access to exclusive content, weekly office hours, and much more.

Absolutely! The fee is the same whether you take the class or not. And so long as you’re a member of RoundTable Square, you can join Excellent Technology Adventure sessions anytime.

We’ve drafted a "Decision Maker Buy-In Email" for you that you can copy, edit and use to help you get the executive sign-off you need to join RoundTable Square.

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