My Recent Bookmarks 02/23/2010

  • Unless you know how to build computers from scratch and write your own software, it’s likely that you’ll have to talk with IT vendors sooner or later. Nonprofits have a lot of leverage when it comes to building and managing vendor relationships, but we don’t always know how to exercise our power. Getting the best service and the best price takes some thought and planning.

    This article breaks down the process of working with vendors and recommend a few good articles for each step along the way. The authors have used fairly general language (“project,” “purchase,” “purchasing decision”) to describe this process. Their advice applies to a wide variety of situations. You may be looking to buy a workstation, a printer, a suite of productivity software, or an operating system. On the other hand, you might be in the market for a consultant or a contractor to build a database or a Web site.

    tags: consultants, how_to, Planning

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Communications in social services/social change, immigration, diversity & inclusion in Toronto. Wannabe librarian, interested in nonprofit tech innovation.

Communications in social services/social change, immigration, diversity & inclusion in Toronto. Wannabe librarian, interested in nonprofit tech innovation.

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