Non-profits need more digital competence!
This is a central result of the study "Digitisation of non-profit organisations - strategy, culture and competences in digital change", which Nicole helped to initiate and implement. Important conclusion of the analysis: The pressure to act, the scope of the need for change, but also the opportunities of digitisation are often still underestimated in the non-profit sector. Digitisation requires organizations not only to invest in technology, but also to make far-reaching changes in processes, structures, working techniques, culture and strategy. Only in this way can the opportunities of digitisation be leveraged for greater social impact and social change be successfully shaped.
Google Impact Challenge
Nicole was co-author of the study accompanying the Google Impact Challenge. The key finding of the study: 96% of social organisations see potential for NGOs to increase their social effectiveness through digitisation. At the same time, 90% of the social sector still has a lot of catching up to do in terms of digitisation. However, digitisation must not be reduced to the use of application software. The way organizations work transforms equally and in interaction with the new tools. Many organizations operate in a networked and decentralized manner, but agility is still lacking.
Digitize Non-Profit Initiative
Nicole and Torsten support the Digitize-Non-Profits initiative, that aims to strengthen digital competence and the ability to change in the social sector. In March 2017 we organized and moderated a Design Thinking Workshop.