First Advisor

Westover, Teri

Second Advisor

Jennings, Gordon

College

College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Management

School

School of Management

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

51 pages

Abstract

The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) has experienced tight financial times. Opportunities to minimize cost and maximize benefits of technology for the YMCAs of the Rocky Mountain region were identified. Action research was used to determine the feasibility, benefits, and the paybacks of collaboration through sharing computer software, hardware, and connectivity solutions among the YMCAs of this region. Historical data, as well as survey and interview data on collaboration and technology was gathered and used to diagnose the problem. The diagnosis uncovered a lack of technology expertise, money, time, commitment, and priority on IT needs. Three interventions were recommended including (a) hire a short-term leader to champion the IT cause, (b) increasing volunteer support, and (c) outsourcing all IT functions.

Date of Award

Spring 2006

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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