Automate Your Document Signing Processes with airSlate's signNow


The ability to create, manage, and sign documents virtually is becoming increasingly crucial for nonprofits that operate remotely. TechSoup partner airSlate enables you to do exactly that, helping you to create legally binding documents and sign them through its e-signature service, signNow.

Four Considerations for Secure Document Management


All organizations need to put security measures in place to protect their data. This is particularly important for nonprofits that manage sensitive or personally identifiable information.


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7 significant HR documents most nonprofits are missing

Charity Village

Are you tempted to put off the task of reviewing and preparing your HR documents? The post 7 significant HR documents most nonprofits are missing appeared first on CharityVillage. We’ve tucked away a bonus policy inside the blog. Can you find it?

[ASK AN EXPERT] How To Document Legacy Gift Intent


Today’s question comes from a nonprofit employee who wants advice on how to talk to legacy givers as you document their legacy gift intent. . How do you go about asking for amounts and documenting it?

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ScreenSteps: Simple documentation

Judi Sohn

To make finding this info easier, I started building wiki pages for documenting how we at C3 do what we do. And when they do I'd have to redo/update the documentation. Part of my job is helping my colleagues do what they need to do on their computers and online. They ask, "Judi, how do I.?" and I tell them. I took screenshots with Skitch , recorded movies with Jing. Took forever. The problem is that things change. And it was cumbersome to organize and build.

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How to Insert PDF File Into Word Document

Find the free stuff

Do you know how you can insert a pdf into a word document? The post How to Insert PDF File Into Word Document appeared first on There are three approaches you can take depending on the pdf file size.

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Process Documentation… Why do I need that?


However these annoyances pale in comparison, to process documentation, a task the mention of which we all cringe. Now we have to document it as well?”. You do not understand the value of documentation.

Document Storage Report


VisionLink releases a new document storage report--and this makes for a great reminder about the Document Manager and Fax to File components. Can you or your agency partners make use of document management? Any electronic file can be uploaded and attached to a specific client records quickly and easier. If you are looking for something closer to the magical, try our fax to file system.

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Get A Second Read On Important Documents

Eric Jacobsen Blog

When writing important memos, policies, instructions and/or global communications, ask a co-worker or fellow manager to read your document before you distribute it. Sometimes, she (or he) can help you tweak the tone to better fit your document's audience. It likely won't take much time for your co-worker to review your document. In my experience, every time I've asked a fellow employees to preview a document, they've always had good suggestions for improvement.

Google Drive as an Organizational Document Management System: an NTEN Case Study


A look at the basics of NTEN's own continually evolving Google Drive Policies and Document Management System. While it's no secret that most people love spending their extra time elbow deep in their Internal Document Management Systems, tweaking things until everything is just right, I still do hear of the occasional fringe case where an organization is just trying to figure out the best way forward, as old policies and methods no longer match up with new systems and technologies.

The Perfect Way to Protect Your Business Documents

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Today’s world is full of hackers and notorious individuals who may try to proliferate into your business if you do not protect your business documents properly. You may use a different password for different business documents and need to remember those. Store any document. The best software enables you to store any nature of documents that you desire. The protection of the stored documents will allow no one else other than those designated to have access to those.

Documenting the Digital Divide


Flickr: ThomasBrandt From the number of "out of office" replies I get anytime I send an email to the NTEN community, it looks like we're well into vacation season. If you're one of the lucky ones taking some vacation time to get out and about this summer, the folks at have an assignment for you: Take your camera and shoot some pics that demonstrate the digital divide.

NTEN Case Study: Managing Systems and Documents in the Cloud


Kimberlee Roth. Out-Word, LLC. NTEN, whose mission is to help members strategically use technology to make the world a better, just, and equitable place, didn't so much consciously move to the Cloud as come of age in it. When IT Director Karl Hedstrom joined NTEN in 2006, a few employees had been working remotely, thanks to the Cloud. Going forward we kept looking for those solutions because, with our size and capacity, the Cloud always managed to be the better option," Hedstrom said.

How Do You Document Your Creative Process?

Museum 2.0

Pinterest allows us--requires us, really--to document a part of our creative process openly on the web. Loosely formatted blogs to document progress. I'm curious how other organizations are publicly documenting and sharing creative process. Recently, my colleagues have gone wild for Pinterest. Pinterest is an online sharing tool that allows you to construct virtual bulletin boards to collect and display images from across the web.

48 million Guatemalan Secret Police Documents

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

On Wednesday, May 10, the Guatemalan National Police Archives Project found a bottle filled with petrol in flames on their premises. It was apparently an attempt to intimidate the project to secure and preserve the estimated 48 million police records found by the Human Rights Ombudsman's office in 2005. Benetech's Human Rights Program is helping the Ombudsman's Office in Guatemala with the Archives Project.

Untitled Document

AFP Blog

Press ReleaseUntitled Document: "NEW YORK, May 18 (AScribe Newswire) -- The Foundation Center has announced that Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) will serve as the exclusive beta site for its new mapping tool, 'Philanthropy In/Sight(tm),' leading up to the product's release later this spring.

Fast Free Document Sharing and Review

Wild Apricot

Do we really need another free online document-collaboration tool? Very possibly, yes — if it’s lightweight, easy for non-techies to use, designed specifically for reviewer annotation, and allows an unlimited number of users to give feedback on a document.( read more ).

Npflickr: Flickr as Nonprofit Documentation Tool

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

An interesting use of flickr as a documentation tool! Last May, I documented a project of the Sharing Foundation's in flickr. What happens when you give a grantmaker a camera and flickr account? Check out this photo set of the launch of a mesh network in rural San Diego for Indian Communities, San Diego Tribal Digital Village. It's the college sponsorship program).

Non-Profit Eye on Donor Documentation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

" I'm not a lawyer, I only play one YouTube " - Ken Goldstein. Well, I'm not a tax accountant and I don't even attempt to play one on my blog. When Britt Bravo asked about tax recepts for donors to Chip In campaigns, I wasn't sure of the answer. I don't need to because I asked Pam Ashlund, who isn't a CPA either, but a financial manager for a nonprofit and writes the Non-Profit Eye Blog. She responded with this advice in a post. Thanks for using the widget too!).

Why Doesn't Your Company Have a Social Media Voice Document? - SocialFish

AFP Blog

Why Doesn''t Your Company Have a Social Media Voice Document? A Social Media ‘Voice’ document. Or is it a tone document? SocialFish : "People in your organization are going to be connected to social media somehow. It’s inevitable. You can either ban them from speaking on behalf of the company, or teach them that should they be in that position – that there is a right way. How can we expect uniform education across the company?

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Promise and Peril: Martus for Human Rights in Burma

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I recently had the pleasure of visiting one of our longtime Martus partners in Thailand, The Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma ( ND-Burma ). Martus enables human rights workers to securely document and organize information about violations in a way that protects those who would face violence and repression for telling their stories. Martus Network for Documentation - Burma; Burma humanrights human rights Thailand Chiang Mai ND-Burma

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Doing the Right Stuff Right for Human Rights

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Earlier this month, on November 6th, jointly with Human Rights Watch and WITNESS , we celebrated Martus’ 10th Anniversary —ten years of secure human rights documentation by the Martus user community. Beyond those top organizations, almost no groups had good technology designed for human rights documentation. Our Martus Field Team has trained hundreds of human rights groups and individuals, in over 40 countries, on Martus use and human rights documentation best practices.

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When Documenting Your Best Efforts Is No Longer Enough: Stakeholder Involvement in Results-Oriented Program Evaluation

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by. Tatro, Ph.D. , ASU Lodestar Center. NMI Instructor /. Tatro Consulting. You meticulously record what you do. You report on exactly how many people you served, where, when, and how. In the past, this might have been adequate, but no more. Today, nonprofit organizations need to be able to show the results of their efforts. And the demand for accountability isn't just coming from funders either.

Stoked nonprofit wanted to better document outcomes, so it's building a mobile app ? Technically Brooklyn

AFP Blog

Stoked nonprofit wanted to better document outcomes, so it''s building a mobile app  Technically Brooklyn :The organization knew there was a better way. They decided to get Lean about it. They started with a minimum viable product, just a private Tumblr blog where program leaders would write recaps of events and use tags to track the kids who were at them. This made it easy to see a quick history of what one kid had done over the course of a year.

The Story Tellers Project Helps Nonprofits Document their History and Successes


The folks who run Story of My Life , a website that encourages everyday people to chronicle the stories that make up their life (aka anthologies) and share them online with friends, family and future generations, has cooked up a new project aimed at nonprofits. The Story Tellers Project is inviting nonprofits to share their personal stories and how they are meeting their mission and touching people’s lives. Here’s how it works.

Get A Second Read On Your Important Documents

Eric Jacobson

When writing important memos, policies, instructions and/or global communications, ask a co-worker or fellow manager to read your document before you distribute it. Sometimes, she (or he) can help you tweak the tone to better fit your document's audience. It likely won't take much time for your co-worker to review your document. In my experience, every time I've asked a fellow employees to preview a document, they've always had good suggestions for improvement.

Quick Tips to Refresh Your Volunteer Program Materials

Wild Apricot

documents touch-points Volunteers tobi-johnson tobiIn the nonprofit world, there are many people willing to work with your organization, but inspiring volunteers to become leaders from within is another task in itself.

Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction


Modern, state-of-the-art workflows help users identify and research prospective funders, track deadlines and documents throughout the grant lifecycle, and analyze results. #25. Thousands of nonprofits use EveryAction every day to raise money, manage offline fundraising through pledges and grants, send emails, run nonprofit digital advocacy campaigns, and so much more. If you're not already an EveryAction user, here's 50 reasons to make the switch today. #1.

NetCentric Advocacy: BBC Documenting Rapid Global Warming Adaptations: Watch the Video!

Network-Centric Advocacy

Main | Online Fossett Searchers: Giant Suck of Energy » April 01, 2008 BBC Documenting Rapid Global Warming Adaptations: Watch the Video! Posted at 06:13 PM in Personal Rants | Permalink | Reblog (0) TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference BBC Documenting Rapid Global Warming Adaptations: Watch the Video! Comments BBC Documenting Rapid Global Warming Adaptations: Watch the Video!

33 Free MS Office Templates for Non-Profits

Wild Apricot

You've heard about some time-saving free Google Docs templates that can save time for non-profits creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations – but did you know has a bundle of free Office Suite templates that are designed especially for non-profits?

The Future of Cloud Computing: 5 Startups to Watch from BoxWorks

Tech Soup Blog — is a contextual intelligence or data mining service that brings data and documents from Box, Dropbox, etc. He used an example of a customer service representative who brings up a customer profile that includes everything about that customer — emails, documents, their contract. — is a cloud-based document search firm that allows users to find a specific chart, slide, collateral, or piece of content without opening any documents.

20 Great Google Docs Templates for Non-Profits

Wild Apricot

Browse the Template Gallery , or narrow your search by Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Forms, and Drawings. Tags: Non-profit technology General non-profit interest nptech Volunteers Staffing Non-profit Communications office collaboration websites surveys event management project management spreadsheets Google Docs print productivity documents templates Creating a presentation for your board? Wading into the end-of-project paperwork?

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How Can You Better Understand Your Donors?

NonProfit PRO

It pulls together a bunch of other studies into one easy-to-read document, with lots of graphs, charts and insights from fundraisers and thought leaders in the industry.

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Finding Stability in the ContinuousNext


Often this document had more in common with a laundry list than strategy. Remember the good old days? Once every three years, you gathered the board and staff in a conference room with baked goods, a lot of caffeine, and a facilitator.

7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop


Have someone on your fundraising team create a briefing document with short bios of each attendee (3 sentences will do) along with a photo of each attendee. Nonprofit fundraising events are a great way to raise money and increase your organization’s profile at the same time. Not only do they allow you to land big donors in person, they also provide a chance to make an impression on important members of your community, enabling you to grow your brand along with your dollars.

Social Network Management Systems?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

September 11, 2008 I have been thinking about the software tools we call “Management Systems&# – like Content Management Systems, Document Management Systems, Learning Management Systems… I’ve also been playing a lot with an open source tool called Elgg , and have also played, in the past, with Crabgrass , another open source … “SNMS&# ?

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Keep Better Contact Records with the Personal Email to Notes Feature


With the personal email to notes feature, fundraisers can easily document their email conversations with donors. For fundraisers, the clarity of each donor contact record matters. A clean and complete contact record saves time and provides fundraisers with the full picture. Development teams need to know how the relationship with each donor has evolved over the years. It is impossible to track the nuances of all of those relationships without a little extra help from your CRM.

5 Tips for Nonprofits to Spend Less on Software


Software as a service (SaaS) enables vital organizational functions — for instance Slack for internal communication or Google for emailing and collaborating on documents.

5 Steps to Create Your Nonprofit Content Calendar

NonProfit PRO

With 2022 just around the corner, it is the perfect time to look ahead and document what your organization will be promoting, when you’ll be featuring it, and how you’ll be distributing it A content calendar is a powerful reminder of where your nonprofit team’s attention and focus needs to be.

From the Collective Desk of NTEN Discuss


used the group for last week, asking about his project to evaluate and implement an organization-wide document management system. Peter Campbell, TechCafeteria , chimed up first to share his experience starting a Document Management System with KnowledgeTree : There is a challenge for staff to get used to them -- it can seem, going in, like something that will limit and control their behavior. It gave me document management with minimal pain in the tuchas.