Putting People First - Lessons for Technology Selection

About six months ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Michael Alberg-Seberich of Beyond Philanthropy to discuss the challenges with technology selection and adoption. We reflect on how at its centre, technology choices are about enabling everyone's highest potential and that staff alignment is an essential part to any organization's digital transformation. Of course, this applies to North American Philanthropy, German Philanthropy and beyond.

We spoke on Skype: Michael in Berlin and myself in Toronto - a knowledge share that once required a boat is now made instant by technology.

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Ensuring that all team members and stakeholders are on the same page is a key component to any successful Digital Strategy. Grantbook's practice revolves around being human-centred, embedding empathy and strong change management in all aspects of our work from technology selection to systems implementation and integration.

About Beyond Philanthropy

Beyond Philanthropy provides strategic advisory services, guiding our clients to design, develop and implement the most effective social change programmes.

Over the last years, Beyond Philanthropy has developed specialized knowledge in CSR, philanthropy and social investment and created a global network of strategic partners.

With its international reach and multidisciplinary team, Beyond Philanthropy has served clients in more than 30 countries, working on more than 80 projects with a direct impact on more than EUR 100m of social change funds.

James Law

Director, Relationship Development

Philanthropy Solutions Advisor, Client Services

I am curious about people. I like learning about our motivations, passions, emotions and challenges as humans. While technology and processes are important in helping drive our work. The strategies and goals that these support come from individuals and teams - getting to know these communities is what drives me.