File This Under Productivity


There are few things I like better than an empty email inbox. A while back, I learned a trick from Akilah Massey of the Association of Small Foundations that is helping me to enjoy that empty inbox state a bit more often.

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File Sharing in the Cloud


With so many potential solutions for cloud-based file storage and sharing, which one is an organization to choose? As information systems move into the cloud, many organizations are starting to ask, “What about my files?” Files, however, remain stubbornly entrenched on an aging local server. With more employees working remotely full-time and/or in the field, nonprofit organizations are finding that it’s time for those files to become more accessible.

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Share Files and Collaborate Online with Box

Tech Soup Blog provides organizations with the Box file-sharing, content management, and collaboration service. You can use Box's cloud-based storage and collaboration tools to replace traditional on-premises file servers and traditional file-sharing processes.

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Infographic: How To Pick The Right Image File


The file extension you choose to save you image as can in fact impact the way your image appears online. For example, did you know that,png files […]. The post Infographic: How To Pick The Right Image File appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. What’s the difference between a.jpeg and a.jpg? Or what about a.png? What even is a.png? Believe it or not it’s not just random.

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Inheriting Confusion in Fundraising: Strategies to Cope with Database Cleanup

Connection Cafe

It’s probably happened to anyone who has changed jobs in fundraising a few times – you inherit files that are less than helpful. I’ve recently been dealing with “inherited” files, and occasionally it has felt overwhelming.

Technology Challenges Nonprofits Face


Cloud-based Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) systems that integrate with email services and analytics are growing in popularity, along with the ability to share files and data. Image courtesy of Rensec IT Consulting.

12 Emotions Fundraisers Feel on FEC Filing Day


In honor of tomorrow''s deadline, discover all of the feels leading up to filing day: fundraising

4 Cloud Myths Nonprofit CFOs Need To Know


The cloud is very flexible when it comes to finding the right applications, storage, file sharing, and protection requirements for your nonprofit’s data. Industry News budget cloud computing cloud storage data file sharing information IT staff IT support maintenance security server

Awesome file viewer in

Judi Sohn has always had the ability to preview files, but it was through their Open Box system so 1. it sent the file to a 3rd party and 2. This new file viewer works right in and is quite fast. via Finally!

Awesome file viewer in

Judi Sohn has always had the ability to preview files, but it was through their Open Box system so 1. it sent the file to a 3rd party and 2. This new file viewer works right in and is quite fast. via Finally!

Save the Day: Knowing Which WordPress Files to Always Back Up

Byte Technology

The Core WordPress Files. The core refers to any and all files that essentially run your website, from the root folder to “wp-includes” to the “wp-admin” folder. Most users wouldn’t normally make any changes to these files or folders as they’re static across all WordPress sites. Configuration Files. There are two important parts within the configuration files: the “wp-config.php” file and the “.htaccess” htaccess” file.

Rank and File: Tips for Improving Your Position on Today’s Search Engines

Byte Technology

The post Rank and File: Tips for Improving Your Position on Today’s Search Engines appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog.

Guatemala: the Secret Files

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Frontline World is airing a terrific piece on our Guatemala work tonight on KQED in the Bay Area (9 pm PT). You can view it online right now. It already aired on the east coast. I don't think we've ever had such extensive and thoughtful coverage of a topic: there are the video segments, slideshows, extended interviews and more. Everybody at Benetech is so proud of our human rights team getting this kind of exposure and promoting the importance of human rights

4 Tech Solutions To Better Collaboration For Nonprofits


General Tech application apps cloud collaboration conferencing file sharing mobile smartphone tablet technology Image courtesy of The Journal. A connected nonprofit is a successful nonprofit when it comes to collaborating and working in teams.

Nonprofit E-File Data Should Be Open - Sunlight Foundation Blog

AFP Blog

Nonprofit E-File Data Should Be Open - Sunlight Foundation Blog : Carl Malamud''s been busy recently, playing an important role in opening the D.C. But that''s not all he''s been up to. For years, Carl''s efforts at Public.Resource.Org have helped to distribute the data provided to the IRS by nonprofits through Form 990. The data contained in this form is vital public information: it can help donors figure out who''s running a nonprofit and how effectively.

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7 PAC Reporting Errors Your Filing Software Should Help You Avoid


Whether you''ve been filing reports for years or managing your first PAC, you understand the crucial role that filing software plays in making sure the numbers always come out right.

5 Methods to Integrate Case Files with Service Billing

Vertex Systems

5 Methods to Integrate Case Files with Service Billing. When your team feels being ‘spread thin,’ it seems natural to put off case notes ‘until later.’ Before you know it, ‘until later’ results in time after work, or on the weekends.

Planning for 2011: Grow Your Sustainer File

Connection Cafe

This can translate to your sustainer file undergoing a lot of churn every year. After you've figured out this stop-loss strategy, then it's time to figure out how to grow your sustainer file through using best practices - a topic for a future blog post. Author: Sally Heaven. Twas the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and all through the nonprofit community all eyes were on Cyber Monday and end-of-year fundraising and making the annual goal.

The Huddle Perpetual License

Tech Soup Blog

provides cloud-based file sharing, file storage (10 GB), content management, task management, collaborative calendaring, reminders, meeting organizing, discussion boards, plus a bunch of other things. Project Management cloud cloud computing online collaboration Huddle tshuddle file storage One of the common characteristics of cloud-based services is the pay-by-month or pay-by-year model.

[Cool Infographic Friday] Agile In a Nutshell


Here’s the PDF file. Came across this nice explanation of agile. photo credit ). Cool Infographic Friday Debunking the Hype

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5 Nonprofit Tech Solutions For Improving Internal Communication


File sharing. Your nonprofit might have a on-site server used for file sharing, which is great if you have the time and resources to maintain it. TechSoup reports that 26% of the 2012 survey respondents were using a cloud-based file sharing service. Image courtesy of MeetUp.

New article: A Few Good File Sharing Tools | Idealware


Skip to Main Content Area Helping Nonprofits Make Smart Software Decisions Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About New article: A Few Good File Sharing Tools By Laura Quinn , March 31, 2008 Weve got a new article up - A Few Good Tools for Sharing Files with Distributed Groups.

File Management: Messy Desktop?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A great little tutorial from Bernie Dodge on File Management. What does your desktop look like

Four Steps for Choosing the Right Cloud Storage Solution: September Tip of the Month


There are a lot of good reasons to put your nonprofit’s files in the Cloud—Cloud storage can reduce the burden on IT staff and open up opportunities to do their work remotely. Consider Your Files. What kinds of files do you need to store and what level of management is necessary?

Reading pdf files without Acrobat

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

About a year ago we began creating all reports and other printer-friendly output from our Members Only applications as pdf files and opening them for viewing. Because the pdf file format has become a standard, any report can now be easily posted to a website or emailed to a colleague. This little app opens with lightening speed to display, search and print pdf files.

4 Tips For Maintaining Your Nonprofit’s Databases


However, database are also used for storing records, files, other types of information. Duplicate files, profiles, and other data are common for every organization. Let’s not for get the multiple files you might have on one donor or volunteer. Image courtesy of WiseGeek.

Clouds, Data, And Your Nonprofit


Their ability to centralize and organize information, files, and data imperative to your nonprofit is to the success of your mission. However, because many nonprofits have yet to adopt cloud based solutions, they’re still struggling with the organization of their data and files.

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ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Lost Your Tax-Exemption? What Next ?

ASU Lodestar Center

What Next — posted by Pat Lewis , Senior Professional in Residence ASU Lodestar Center The IRS has begun to revoke the tax-exempt status for those nonprofit organizations that have not filed some form of a 990 (information report) for three years. A large number of these organizations are smaller nonprofits that previously were not required to file an annual return because their gross revenues were $25,000 or less. [1]

Infographic Friday: 2015 Nonprofit & Association Technology Trends


The idea of being able to work from anywhere in the world, and still access all your files, regardless of what computer you’re on is attractive for the busy nonprofit. Cloud computing continues to intrigue the nonprofit community. We’ve all have, or hopefully had, one of those servers in the back closet of the office. […]. The post Infographic Friday: 2015 Nonprofit & Association Technology Trends appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

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Infographic Friday: 2015 Cloud Computing Facts And Predictions


From sharing files to increasing security, the cloud single-handedly changed the way employees communicate, collaborate, […]. As if changing the way the entire world shares information, and defining the computational generation wasn’t enough, the cloud is up to some pretty big things in 2015. The cloud fundamentally shaped the way businesses operate in the 21st century.

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Google Docs Now Supports All File Types

Tech Soup Blog

As of yesterday , you can now upload files of any type to Google Docs, not just Google Docs–supported formats. You probably heard Google's big news yesterday , but it might have overshadowed a less historic (but still pretty cool) announcement. read more. Tools Web 2.0 Tools

Tools to Share Large Files Online

Tech Soup Blog

TechCrunch, the popular technology blog, just published a survey and matrix on some online apps to share large files. We had a forum thread on a similar topic a few weeks ago, and as the responses in the blog post and forum thread suggest, there is no clear "winner" in this field, and the best tool for you will depend on your organization's needs. read more. Tools

Wild Apricot Blog : Next Generation File Sharing Comes Out of the Box

Wild Apricot Blog

Free Data Recovery Software to Undelete Lost Files

Wild Apricot Blog

Have you ever accidentally deleted an important file? In an over-extended and understaffed small non-profit, rushing to do seven different things at once, deleting the wrong file is an error that can happen all too easily. When you delete a file through Windows Explorer, that file goes into the Recycling Bin (and similarly, Trash for Mac users) — unless you've changed.( An image that can't be recaptured, or a document you've worked long hours to prepare?

Breaking: Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Convio | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Blackbaud , Convio , Startups , eCRM , Breaking: Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Convio 04.25.08 | 3399 10 Comments [link] Breaking%3A+Class+Action+Lawsuit+Filed+Against+Convio 2008-04-25+17%3A48%3A06 Allan+Benamer A quick search on “Convio lawsuit&# in Google turns up: [link] [dockets_justia_com] The lawsuit was filed on April 22, 2008 and the plaintiff is Scott D.H. Digging further turned up this PDF document of the filing.

What Nonprofits Can Learn From Political Campaigns About Harnessing Smart Data

Connection Cafe

In rudimentary form, it was the first constituent file built for two-way candidate communication! In my last post, we talked about the campaign fundraising innovations that are repurposed by nonprofit organizations.

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Great reads from around the web on June 29th

Amy Sample Ward

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Donor Retention vs. Donor Acquisition: What Research Shows About Overall Online Engagement

Connection Cafe

Housefile growth was 10%, which is a lower growth rate than years’ past; at the same time, the percentage of constituents on a house-file who are donors was slightly up, to about 14.1%. Of those who joined your file last year, what percent gave?

Think Email’s Dead? Metrics from the Online Benchmark Report Disagree

Connection Cafe

Usable email file size is up 8%. Every one of the 20 cohorts measured in the report experienced positive growth in usable email file size. That’s important as we know there is a direct correlation between email file size and an organization’s capacity to raise money online. The larger the email file, the more money you are likely to raise. Engagement is key and organizations seem to be doing a better job of encouraging more of their file to donate.

5 Ways A Cloud Works For Your Nonprofit


A cloud will enable file sharing regardless of your employees location in the world, enabling them to become more efficient. Having files stored on the cloud allows this salesman to access whatever he needs in a few simple keystrokes. Image courtesy of US News.

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