7th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing and Investments Report

In their seventh year of collecting and reporting on nonprofit technology spending and practices data, NTEN's newest report examines: technology staffing levels, technology budgets, overall organizational approach to technology decisions, as well as technology oversight and management practices.

Key findings from this year’s survey:

  • On average, our respondents have 3.4 technology-responsible staff
  • On average, each technology responsible staff supports almost 29 organizational staff members
  • “Leading” organizations have about 5x more total technology staff than “Struggling” organizations
  • Because technology budgets can vary widely, even when comparing organizations of a similar operating budget size category, using the Per-Staff budget metric can be a more useful benchmark for planning and assessment.
  • When looking at the Per-Staff budgets, we see that Very Large organizations may be spending the same–or even less—than Small organizations.
  • The median technology budget as a percentage of the organization’s total operating budget across all organization sizes in our survey ranges from 1% to 2.2%.

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Post date: May 10, 2013
Topics: Technology | Human Resources

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