This document is intended to guide leaders of small nonprofit organizations through the process of selecting and purchasing work computers (both laptops and desktop workstations).

Written and designed as an easy-to-understand resource for a non-technical audience, this tool contains a simple decision-making flowchart and other supplemental information to guide agency leaders through:

  • identifying their technology needs;
  • understanding essential computer specifications; and
  • making well-informed and cost-effective purchase decisions.

This tool was created by Jonathan Gates, Communications and Events Coordinator at the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. OCADSV member programs may request additional support on these and other topics by contacting us