File This Under Productivity


Six months later, I'm still following this system. 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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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!

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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!

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10 Best Free Anonymous File Sharing Sites without Registration

Find the free stuff

The online platform is the fastest, most efficient way to share files and other documents with friends. This platform, however, faces a perennial problem of tracking and hacking into systems and accessing personal data.

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AskIdealware: Remote File Storage


Idealware's senior researcher Jay Leslie talks about the advantages of cloud-based file storage systems, something he recently put into practice for our own back-office needs. You are backing up your data, aren't you?

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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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The Ultimate Benefit of Learning Management Systems


The Ultimate Benefit of Learning Management Systems. The Benefits of a Learning Management System (LMS) are quite wide and can contain everything from basic functionality to cool recently implemented features. LMS eLL learning management system

IC Systems – Are they Legit?


IC Systems is a debt collection agency that was founded in 1938. Like other debt collection companies, IC Systems usually buys debts from their clients, and then contract consumers who are meant to pay them. IC Systems is a legitimate debt collection company that utilizes various methods of debt collection in their bid to ensure that consumers pay up what they owe. IC Systems have been known to call several times a day attempting to collect on a debt.

5 Methods to Integrate Case Files with Service Billing

Vertex Systems

5 Methods to Integrate Case Files with Service Billing. During this webinar event we will explore the following: How system integration can improve efficiency for your rehabilitation agency. When your team feels being ‘spread thin,’ it seems natural to put off case notes ‘until later.’

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Why is Transworld Systems Calling You?


I have compiled ten incredible tips that will help you deal with Transworld Systems or any other credit collector easily and efficiently. But, first, let us understand who Transworld Systems are?. Transworld Systems Inc., Here are the ten tips of dealing with Transworld Systems. In essence, what you are saying to Transworld Systems Inc., Debt collectors can file suit against consumers for nonpayment of debts.

6 Qualities A Nonprofit Database Management System Should Have


For smaller nonprofits, a database may be nothing more than an Excel file. The best database systems do not necessarily have more tools, but more high-level qualities. Graham shared some of the top qualities a good database system should have: Workflow.

How Do You Deal With Southwest Credit Systems?


Southwest Credit Systems is a large first and third-party debt collection agency that is headquartered in Carrollton, Texas. They have on record 416 complaints against SWC systems. If Southwest Credit Systems have been threatening you with adverse credit reporting.

Securely Manage Your Accounting Files with QuickBooks Online Plus

Tech Soup Blog

For organizations that need a lean accounting system and reliable cloud backup for their data, QuickBooks Online could be a great fit. TechSoup is proud to announce QuickBooks Online Plus , a new offering from our donation partner Intuit.

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More Insecure Content Blocked By Google Chrome

Byte Technology

The usual culprits are images or JavaScript files being loaded from a third-party site. Content Management Systems WordPressBeginning in January 2020, Google Chrome will start blocking more insecure elements on web pages.

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.

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. Finally, we were still preventing user modification to system-generated reports, as most of our clients' auditors demand.

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e-Learning Best Practice: How to Make Sure Your System Works


Like the weakest link of a chain, you can get 90% of your content system right… and lose out in the end. And the only way to do that is to move heaven and earth to ensure that each part of your WBT eco-system is functioning as needed to get the job done. First is the file size of the course itself. This is the number you see when you look (in Windows Explorer for example) at the zip file after you have published your course.

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

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Jefferson Capital Systems – Can you trust them?


Jefferson Capital Systems, LLC actively makes use of the judicial system because there are many complaints about them suing consumers in a court of law for payment. Now, here’s the thing; when you receive a letter from Jefferson Capital Systems, LLC, it may not belong to you at all.

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.

Why Small Nonprofits Are Moving To The Cloud


Whether it is a complete computing system, a cloud based file sharing system, a constituent relationship management system, or just a cloud based email platform, there’s a cloud option that can fit the budget and needs of any nonprofit. Image courtesy of Cloud Pockets.

Preparing for the Annual Audit—Identifying Risks and Establishing Strong Internal Controls

Connection Cafe

For-profit entities were the first to develop systemic policies, procedures, and practices to identify, analyze, and assess risks as well as to communicate the context and outcomes of risk management. In my experience, the issue is not one of competence but of systems.

Why Apple (and their Users) Need A Charity Vetting System for iPhone Apps

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The online petition with over 8000 signatures asks Mr. Jobs to make it easier for legitimate nonprofits to accept donations in one-click via their credit card on file with the iTunes store.

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Colossus vs. Cloud - an Email System Showdown


Exchange is a mature and powerful product, that does absolutely everything that an email system has to do, and offers powerful calendaring, contact management and information sharing features on top of it. Gmail is the first mail client to burst out of the file cabinet metaphor. If you can't provide the proper care and feeding that a system like Exchange requires, you might well be at more risk with an in-house solution.

8 Secrets To Writing a Great Nonprofit RPF With Ease [Free Template]

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Have there been any complaints filed by not-so-happy clients? And if you're not taking advantage of free online posting sources, you might as well just file away that RFP in the back of your desk drawer.

The Old Dog Gets New Tricks – Social Comment Systems

Beaconfire Wire

Blog comment systems have come a long way from the early days. Social comment systems have the advantage over the basic comment system in several ways. Also, most systems allow you to easily share the comment or the site with friends.

6 Tech Tools That Are Better In The Cloud


The cloud automates the flow of information, streamlines work processes, and centralizes your organization’s files. File storage. General cloud cloud computing cloud technology constituent relationship management system CRM nonprofit nonprofit technology nonprofits npTech

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How to Buy a Small Nonprofit IT System

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Ever wonder what it takes to get a IT system up and running as a nonprofit under 25 people? I think many nonprofits can get away with a kind of virtual IT system where the files reside primarily on Amazon’s S3 and any more specific applications can be set up remotely (maybe even on Amazon EC2 which now supports Windows servers ). Here’s a suggested IT system for nonprofits under 25 people: Software. Use Google Apps for your e-mail and file storage solution.

Top 7 Free Apps For Nonprofits On Salesforce


Salesforce is a constituent relationship management (CRM) system used by organizations to manage donor, volunteer, and business relationships on a multitude of levels. Image courtesy of Salesforce Foundation Blog.

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Blackbaud merry-go-round and the cost of closed systems | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Blackbaud , NTEN , Open API , Blackbaud merry-go-round and the cost of closed systems 03.01.07 | 3118 17 Comments [link] Blackbaud+merry-go-round+and+the+cost+of+closed+systems 2007-03-01+11%3A31%3A08 Allan+Benamer So I’m looking at Blackbaud’s 2/28 EDGAR filing … That’s what I do when I’m up due to jetlag. So this is what is happening: A nonprofit uses a direct mail vendor or has an internal direct mail system.

How To Successfully Implement Your LMS.


Your organization has always wanted a Learning Management System. They previously opted for a system that just did not fit your organization’s needs, or they have never had an LMS and you have produced a few eLearnings here and there, but nothing has ever been regulated.

Academic vs. Corporate LMS – Where the Lines Blur


In the vastness that is the LMS market, there are two clear market segments; referring of course to the Academic and Corporate Learning Management Systems. In principle, these two types of systems offer the same foundation for their intended organization.

It's Not Data if You Can't Use It: Case Studies from Modernizing Nonprofit Systems


Prior to the project, two of the three nonprofits had paper-based systems – not because they loved what they had, but because they looked at alternatives and found them all out of their price range. The third nonprofit had a system: an old DOS based system, supported and used by one person on the staff. The nonprofits saved significant amounts of time (30 – 40 hours per month) creating reports and in looking for files and information.

Why Smaller Nonprofits Are Moving To The Cloud


Whether it is a complete computing system, a cloud based file sharing system, a constituent relationship management system, or just a cloud […]. The (incorrect) conventional wisdom is that cloud computing is bringing its flexibility, efficacies, and cost saving potential only to large nonprofits. The truth is, nonprofits of all size can benefit from cloud computing.

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5 Signs Your Nonprofit Needs a New CRM


Even if you’ve put together a system of Excel files that seems to be working, it’s easy for that data to be lost in a staff transition or computer crash. If you feel like half of your days are spent exporting or uploading data between systems, you’re probably using too many databases.

8 Tips for Your Nonprofit RFP Process Featuring a Free RFP Template


Have there been any complaints filed by not-so-happy clients? And if you're not taking advantage of free online posting sources, you might as well just file away that RFP in the back of your desk drawer. So your nonprofit needs a new vendor or consultant. You know what that means! Time to start the RFP process to make sure you find the best vendor for your organization.

Free and open source tool #3: Dokuwiki

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Dokuwiki is different in a number of ways, most primarily in that it is one of the wiki systems that stores things in files, not databases. It’s a great replacement for text or word processing files. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Free and open source tool #3: Dokuwiki January 15, 2008 I have become a fan, nay, a devotee of DokuWiki.

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.

How to Backup Your Windows Phone or Windows 8 Tablet

Tech Soup Blog

Windows Phone 8 , Microsoft's next generation mobile operating system, has improved backup features from Windows 7. You can change your backup settings by going to Settings > System > Backup. Operating Systems Microsoft mobile phone App It Up Windows 8 windows phone

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An online "TurboTax" for 990 tax forms | Idealware


Returns can be e-filed directly with the IRS and participating states or you can print and mail your return and save an electronic version.

Getting that E-learning Course to Work When SCORM isn’t the Problem


Some are a very large electronic file – others are smaller. E-learning Government International LMS Manufacturing SCORM Tin Can Training eLL learning management system training and developmentIf you’re reading this then we probably have something in common…we both know what SCORM is for. But just in case this term is new to you, let’s get start by getting that definition out of the way. SCORM is an e-learning standard.