In this episode of Lead with Heart, I have Yulia Zhernovaya as my guest. She is the Head of Operations and Strategy at Giveffect, the leading all-in-one nonprofit software. She aims to translate her passion for technology into the nonprofit sector and demonstrate how technology can make our work more human.
In this conversation, we are diving into the ways technology can help break down silos and get everyone on the same page, make more informed decisions, and significantly reduce the time spent on administrative tasks so you can do what you do best: human-to-human work. In other words, how technology can allow you to accomplish your mission.
In this episode:
- [06:55] Tracking data in a way that doesn’t take away from the mission
- [10:48] The power of technology to break down silos and move the needle
- [13:10] Overcoming the barriers to nonprofits adopting new technologies
- [19:15] Tips to successfully implement new technologies in your organization
- [23:10] Technology implementation across generations
- [27:33] The importance of data protection and data privacy
- [31:29] How technology can support a healthy nonprofit culture
“Technology can make us more efficient, so we can focus on human-to-human work.”
“When I talk to nonprofit leaders, and I ask why they came to work for nonprofit, I never hear anyone say, ‘Oh, I just love manual data entry and that’s why I chose this work.’”
“Technology can help overall institutional collaboration, but also institutional knowledge, as turnover is one of the biggest challenges in the nonprofit world. A lot of time when someone leaves their organization, they take all of the knowledge with them and you don’t have that data.”
“Always start with the manual work audit, realize how much time is spent right now versus how much time can be saved in the future.”
“(Having) a lot of technologies doesn’t always mean that it’s good for the organization.”
Learn more about Giveffect the 10-in-One Nonprofit Software that connects and automates your organization. Reduces manual work and seamlessly connects your fundraising, volunteering, and program data on one CRM platform.
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CONNECT WITH YULIA
Yulia Zhernovaya serves as the Head of Operations and Strategy at Giveffect, the leading all-in-one nonprofit software. She helps nonprofit leaders take control of their technology to unify their organizations, eliminate manual work, and raise more money. As an outcome, nonprofits move past the way things have always been done so people can do what they do best: human-to-human work. Yulia is involved with a variety of professional organizations, most notably serving as a board member of The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of New York City.
LinkedIn: Yulia Zhernovaya
CONNECT WITH HALEY
Haley is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Certified Stress Management Coach, and Certified EmC train the trainer. She is the Founder of The Savvy Fundraiser, a nonprofit consulting and coaching business. She has worked in both small and large nonprofit teams in the human services, homelessness, and youth sectors; and she specializes in the EmC process, nonprofit leadership, board development, and fundraising. Haley is a passionate, impact-driven, experienced nonprofit professional whose mission is to empower, elevate and engage nonprofit leaders to build healthy, thriving organizations.
LinkedIn: Haley Cooper, CFRE