Information System for a Volunteer Center: System Design for Not-For-Profit Organizations with Limited Resources

Information System for a Volunteer Center: System Design for Not-For-Profit Organizations with Limited Resources

Suresh Chalasani (University of Wisconsin - Parkside, USA), Dirk Baldwin (University of Wisconsin - Parkside, USA) and Jayavel Souderpandian (University of Wisconsin - Parkside, USA)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 25
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-673-0.ch020
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This case focuses on the development of information systems for not-for-profit volunteer-based organizations. Specifically, we discuss an information system project for the Volunteer Center of Racine (VCR). This case targets the analysis and design phase of the project using the Unified Modeling Language (UML) methodology, database modeling, and aspects of project management including scope and risk management. Students must decide how to proceed, including recommending an IT solution, managing risk, managing scope, projecting a schedule, and managing personnel. The rewards and special issues involved with systems for not-for-profit organizations will be revealed. This case can be used in a variety of courses, including systems analysis and design, database management systems, and project management.

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Mehdi Khosrow-Pour
Chapter 1
Charles K. Davis
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The Algos Center: Information Systems in a Small Non-Profit Organization
Chapter 3
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Chapter 5
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The Selection of the IT Platform: Enterprise System Implementation in the NZ Health Board
Chapter 6
Mickey Howard, Philip Powell, Richard Vidgen
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Automotive Industry Information Systems: From Mass Production to Build-to-Order
Chapter 7
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Chapter 8
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Chapter 9
Bing Wang, David Paper
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Chapter 10
Steven C. Ross, Craig K. Tyran, David J. Auer, Jon M. Junell, Terrell G. Williams
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Up In Smoke: Rebuilding After an IT Disaster
Chapter 11
Dennis Drinka, Kathleen Voge, Minnie Yi-Miin Yen
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Chapter 12
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Audrey Grace, Tom Butler
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Chapter 14
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Katerina Pramatari, Georgios I. Doukidis
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Chapter 17
Susan Rebstock Williams, Cheryl Aasheim
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Information Technology in the Practice of Law Enforcement
Chapter 18
Murray E. Jennex
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End-User System Development: Lessons from a Case Study of IT Usage in an Engineering Organization
Chapter 19
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LIBNET: A Case Study in Information Ownership & Tariff Incentives in a Collaborative Library Database
Chapter 20
Suresh Chalasani, Dirk Baldwin, Jayavel Souderpandian
This case focuses on the development of information systems for not-for-profit volunteer-based organizations. Specifically, we discuss an... Sample PDF
Information System for a Volunteer Center: System Design for Not-For-Profit Organizations with Limited Resources
Chapter 21
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Siemens: Expanding the Knowledge Management System ShareNet to Research & Development
Chapter 22
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Chapter 23
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Chapter 24
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Chapter 25
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Chapter 26
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Chapter 28
Debabroto Chatterjee, Rick Watson
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Chapter 29
Jef Van den Ende, Stefano Laganà, Koenraad Blot, Zeno Bisoffi, Erwin Van den Enden, Louis Vermeulen, Luc Kestens
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Wai K. Law, Karri Perez
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