Before making any decisions about hardware, software or Internet presence, a non-profit organization should clarify technology goals as they relate to the organization's mission and its other programs.
A strategic technology plan establishes priorities, organizes relevant stakeholders and creates evaluation systems. Preparing a strategic technology plan is crucial to making sure that resources are allocated to efficient and productive programs. The planning stage may take 5 to 8 months. The complexity of the organization and the depth of the plan will affect timing.