Get CIOs and CFOs to Connect

By: Velma R. Hart, FASAE, CAE

To succeed, association technology and financial leaders need to be on the same page, which can be difficult when CIOs want to innovate and CFOs want to control costs. Here are some ways to find common ground.

At the ASAE Technology Conference & Expo in December, I took part in a session called "Beans, Bits, and Bytes." The panel focused on the divide between money managers and technology managers at associations and on how to make the case for technology spending, particularly in difficult economic times. In short, we discussed the seeming disconnect between the chief financial officer (CFO) in an organization and the chief information officer (CIO)....