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Making IT Governance Work for Your Nonprofit [Video]

Making IT Governance Work for Your Nonprofit

Don’t leave your nonprofit unprotected from attacks, governance shortcomings, and blind spots. Learn how to set a strategic and responsive IT policy and train your staff to adhere to your key policies and governance.

Build Consulting Senior Consultant Jeff Gibson joins Community IT Senior Consultant Nura Aboki to discuss the barriers to creating and updating IT policy documents and how to get started with this important project. They will share their experience with nonprofits over the years and their tips on what works to update your governance documents.

Let’s face it, IT policy seems like one of the most uninteresting projects your leadership needs to undertake. You may have last interacted with your IT policies when you skimmed the employee handbook your first day on the job. However, think of your IT governance as the roots to create a strong culture that allows your organization to grow.

While your IT policies protect your organization, they are also a strategic document, and an opportunity for leadership to set direction and periodically assess workforce changes – against a backdrop of the ever-changing IT landscape of new tools, platforms, threats, and business needs. If you haven’t updated your policies since the move to remote work and the rise of AI, you need to take a look sooner rather than later.

In this panel, Jeff and Nura discuss the role of governance in your strategy in depth and give you practical takeaways for kick-starting this important project of making IT governance work for your nonprofit. Hosted by Community IT Innovators


With over 25 years of experience, Jeff Gibson has led key initiatives in various sectors, including non-profits, government, startups, and corporate settings. He has a proven track record of improving operations and managing costs to support growth in both large organizations and small enterprises.

Jeff is skilled at developing practical solutions that enhance organizational performance, improve team dynamics, and streamline procedures. He has held significant leadership roles, such as Vice President of Operations, Principal of Business Analytics, Director of a North American Project Management Office, and Director of IT at a liberal arts college.

His expertise lies in managing and analyzing data, evaluating systems, and facilitating their integration, along with creating tools for data visualization. As a Data Protection Officer, Jeff successfully adapted organizational practices to meet the demands of various compliance standards, including those related to cyber insurance, HIPAA, FERPA, GLBA, and GDPR.

Nuradeen Aboki is a Senior Consultant at Community IT. In that role, he proactively oversees technology infrastructure for select clients, providing strategic IT advice, recommending IT solutions and solution design to meet business objectives, and then overseeing solution implementations. Nura provides leadership and guidance for strategic planning and solutions architecting with clients who have sophisticated technical and business requirements. He gathers core business, technical and IT service management requirements through a variety of activities including key stakeholder interviews, document review and technical assessments.

Prior to joining Community IT Innovators, Nura served as a member of the technical support team at George Washington University and held a Network Specialist role at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament in Abuja, Nigeria. Nura holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, both from George Washington University.

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