Embracing New Technology: Your Questions Answered
October 16th, 2023
Don’t go out and buy a Lamborghini when all that’s needed is a Commodore – Clint Bertenshaw, The Centre for Volunteering techxpert
Where do we start when it comes to embracing new technology? Digital literacy, work/life balance, and volunteers’ comfort zones are just some of the factors that can make transitioning to new and better systems difficult for an organisation. But not impossible.
Inspired by the VIO Online Accessibility Survey, which revealed a definitive need for greater digital inclusion across the sector, we hosted a Volunteer Spotlight on Embracing New Technology.
This was your opportunity ask your burning questions, discuss among peers, and learn from our in-house techxpert, Clint Bertenshaw, who facilitated the discussion.
Thanks to this free workshop, we now know the commonly asked questions on embracing new technology. Check out their answers:
You need to take them on the journey and talk to them…If there is an appetite for new technology, start to explain the way it is going to make things better for them – Clint Bertenshaw
Talk to your volunteers…The best way to find out what suits your organisation is to find out what your volunteers are comfortable with – Clint Bertenshaw
Make sure you’re getting not-for-profit rates…When in doubt, email them – Clint Bertenshaw
Approach AI with caution – Clint Bertenshaw
To support you in embracing new technologies, we’ve created free resources on our Knowledge Base, including information on using social media, popular messaging apps, Microsoft products and more.
Consult our Digital Resources Guide for an overview of what’s on offer or check out our library of free Digital Literacy resources for full access to any one of our 14 resources.
Do you have a question about embracing new technology that hasn’t been answered? Contact our Volunteer Manager Help Desk or Get In Touch with us for personalised advice or feedback on how we can best support you.