You already have mastery over some of the rules that govern technological tools. There is no separate specie called a “Tech Person” with special tech powers. But what’s the deal with some people appearing to be better with using tech tools? Check out this short video and “2 Tips” article.

You might also like the research sources at the end of this article that expand on this topic.

Tip 1

Remove the phrase “Tech Person” from your vernacular.

Tip 2

Adopt the understanding that all technological tools are governed by rules and when you’re ready, you can master new rules and new tools.

The Importance

Using the latest tech tools to advance your efficiency, creativity, and joy at work is especially important for nonprofit/CBO professionals. These “2 Tips” are important for your work and contributions to our society.  When you position your identity as separate from a mythical “Tech Person” identity, you’re denying the fact that you already mastered some tech tool rules. You are also denying the fact that technology is governed by rules and instead of magic.

In the next “2 Tips” video and article, Anchoring Success will share how to advance your professional life with the latest technologies in a gradual, year-long way. Check it out when it comes out!

The Research

Here are a few items that you may want to engage on your journey to do away with the “Tech Person” mentality and advance your own mastery:

Professionals without IT backgrounds take-up IT roles in many nonprofits/CBOs.

Few nonprofits/CBOs fully and strategically use technologies.

Funders might be assessing your nonprofit’s/CBO’s social network to figure out its capacity.

Many leaders believe talents and intelligence are fixed.

When younger Black and Hispanic women normatively see their role models using tech tools, we can change the tide.


Share these tips with those you love in the nonprofit/CBO sector.



Why did we develop “2 Tips” videos?

The Anchoring Success team trusts the talent and sophistication of professionals in Human Services and Education organizations. We know that many professionals and organizational leaders do not have the funds to partner with specialists (like us) and/or the time to strategize on what might seem like extra projects.

Therefore, we launched these “2 Tips” videos to support you with making tweaks, adjustments, and refinements in programs and operations — doable for busy professionals in these organizations!