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Steve Heye
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Here comes my stream of thoughts on Custom Software.
I can't count the number of times I have heard nonprofits say: "Our needs are very unique, most systems won't work for us." "We have a complicated model and process, it is hard to explain." "We have limited tech experience...
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Every now and then I read something which sends me in a time machine chuckle.  I think to myself, "Self, haven't you read this already, like 20 years ago?" "The days of building a standalone technology strategy are over." Th...
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It is time for next steps for me in my career, can't wait!
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What an AMAZING conference, here is what I learned!
The annual NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference is something I look forward to all year long! And #15NTC did not disappoint! I saw old friends, made new ones and learned tons! NPTechies rule! This year had a good mix of sessi...
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Looking forward to +NTEN's Nonprofit Technology Conference! My post below does include a cheezy video featuring DJ Help Desk, oy. 
Each year I follow in the inspiring example of Peter S. Campbell by sharing where I'll be at the You should read Peter's post to see where he will be! Nonprofit Tech Conference. The annual NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conferen...
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Custom Software! We are so unique and complicated!
I can't count the number of times I have heard nonprofits say: "Our needs are very unique, most systems won't work for us." "We have a complicated model and process, it is hard to explain." "We have limited tech experience, so we just do it all in Excel." "...
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Standalone Technology Strategy Is Dead. Long Live Stand Alone Tech Strategy
Every now and then I read something which sends me in a time machine chuckle.  I think to myself, "Self, haven't you read this already, like 20 years ago?" "The days of building a standalone technology strategy are over." This is the final line in a post on...
Every now and then I read something which sends me in a time machine chuckle.  I think to myself, "Self, haven't you read this already, like 20 years ago?" "The days of building a standalone technology strategy are over." Th...
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16NTC and a new respect for the back office
My introduction to technology as a career was as a Finance Director at a local YMCA back in the 1990's. During those days it typically fell on the Finance or Accounting staff to manage technology  (actually it is still true for some today). My initial inter...
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Emerging Technology Decisions (Nonprofit Examples)
This article was originally posted in Dimensions (a journalist publication from the National Catholic Development Conference) . I redid a bit for a better read on a blog and threw in some pictures for fun. I have a few stores I enjoy shopping at, but those ...
This article was originally posted in Dimensions (a journalist publication from the National Catholic Development Conference). I redid a bit for a better read on a blog and threw in some pictures for fun. I have a few stores ...
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What I learned at #15NTC!
The annual NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference is something I look forward to all year long! And #15NTC did not disappoint! I saw old friends, made new ones and learned tons! NPTechies rule! This year had a good mix of sessions for the Techie!  We had secu...
The annual NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference is something I look forward to all year long! And #15NTC did not disappoint! I saw old friends, made new ones and learned tons! NPTechies rule! This year had a good mix of sessi...
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Where I'll be at #15NTC!
Each year I follow in the inspiring example of Peter S. Campbell by sharing where I'll be at the You should read Peter's post to see where he will be! Nonprofit Tech Conference. The annual NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference is something I look forward to ...
Each year I follow in the inspiring example of Peter S. Campbell by sharing where I'll be at the You should read Peter's post to see where he will be! Nonprofit Tech Conference. The annual NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conferen...
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Manager of Technology (NPTECH!)
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  • The Cara Program
    Manager of Technology, 2012 - present
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
    Digital Content Services Manager, 2008 - 2012
  • YMCA of the USA
    Technology Consultant, 1998 - 2008
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Steve Heye is the Manager of Technology at The Cara Program and is responsible for managing the technology team and strategy for the organization. In his previous role as Digital Content Services Manger at the YMCA of Metro Chicago He ws responsible for managing all aspects of the YMCA's online presence including the web sites, intranet and social networking.  Previously he was with the Technology Resource Group at YMCA of the USA for about ten years where he provided resources, conferences, and training that allowed YMCAs nationwide to better leverage business systems and technology.  He has a Bachelors degree in Finance from North Central College. You can keep up with Steve's thoughts and tips regarding nonprofit technology issues on his blog.
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  • North Central College
  • Downers Grove South
  • Illinois State University
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