Project Management Tips: Team

Connection Cafe

By: Jett Winders , Program Manager, Charity Dynamics. As a nonprofit professional, you wear many hats, often including being a project manager for your organization’s technology projects. 7 Tips for Effective Team Management.

7 Habits of Highly Successful Technology Partnerships

Connection Cafe

When you decide to integrate new technology in your organization, you may have a good idea about what you want that technology to do, you may even have leads about who makes it – but how can you be sure you’ve found the perfect partner to initiate and implement new solutions for your organization?

Designing Your Nonprofit Culture for Successful Technology Implementations

Connection Cafe

bbcon 2016 , the conference where technology and social good meet, featured a session from Alan Levine, a senior consultant at Barker & Scott Consulting. During Alan’s session, he really focused on the importance of organization culture in technology projects.

How Would You Rate Your Prospect Management System?| Part 3

Connection Cafe

Referring back to my previous blog in July , I am completing a series that outlines the various levels of prospect management we encounter with our clients. If you purchase a module within your CRM system for prospect management, then make sure the software company offers training.

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Stop the Daisy Chain of Bad Data Management

3rd Sector Labs

The root cause of bad data management for any organization – for-profit, nonprofit or government – can usually be found in the data management paradigm itself. We also have an online event management system. The data management plan.

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What’s in your data management plan?

3rd Sector Labs

Unfortunately, it’s true … and the only way to combat the problem is examine what’s in your data management plan. Technologies and tools used to capture and manage data change, get upgraded, get replaced. The need for the Data Management Plan.

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Technologies and Practices for Managing Outcomes: Lessons From Large Nonprofits | Idealware

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Technologies and Practices for Managing Outcomes: Lessons From Large Nonprofits | Idealware : "How does your organization know it is making a difference? The belief that other nonprofits have figured out an efficient and effective outcomes management system—including a robust set of software options—only adds to the pressure." 'via

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Angels as Assets: The Importance of Volunteer Management Software

Byte Technology

From tracking donations and expenditures, the success or failure of fund-raising events, staff protocols and effectiveness, lists of donors large and small and so much more, the organization that shirks information management does so at their own peril.

EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

EveryAction offers a best-in-class Digital, Fundraising and Organizing SaaS products, with a unified customer relationship management (CRM) platform that effectively serves large and small nonprofits, as well as campaigns through its existing NGP VAN brand.

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Your Nonprofit’s New Data Management Process

TechImpact

These “4 A’s” just might be your nonprofit’s new way of planning your data management. Data management can be a tedious, difficult process. The first step to executing a successful data management plan is to accumulate data through a CRM.

The Changing Landscape of Nonprofit Technology (and What It Means for Your Org)

Connection Cafe

The emergence of cloud technology has changed the way people around the world work, communicate, share information, and support causes. The cloud typically scales faster and more cost effectively, and has greater stability and availability than in-house (self-managed) infrastructure.

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Survival in the New Age of Grant Management

Connection Cafe

This post is part 2 of our New Age of Grant Management series. If you haven’t already, make sure to go back and read part one, Welcome to the New Age of Accountability in Grant Management. 2: Risk management starts before funding.

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4 Major Benefits Of Using Managed IT Services

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The need for robust technology has never been more important. With this increased use of technology, the need for appropriate computing power comes with it. […]. The post 4 Major Benefits Of Using Managed IT Services appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. General Tech Managed Services nonprofit nonprofit technology nonprofits npTechThink about how much of your day is spent working on a computer.

Introducing Blackbaud’s Portfolio of Fundraising and Relationship Management Solutions

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let me confirm that Blackbaud has committed to continued investments and innovation in four primary fundraising and relationship management solutions for nonprofits. Nonprofit Technology Blackbaud Cloud based fundraising CRM eTapestry fundraising Luminate CRM RE NXT

How Would You Rate Your Prospect Management System?| Part 4

Connection Cafe

This is my final post in a four-part series that outlines the various levels of prospect management we encounter with our clients. In Part I , I covered rating choice “Level 1,” and how this signifies that an organization does not have a formalized prospect management system in place.

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Better manage volunteers through software tools

VolunteerMark

Let’s face it, with the constant advancements in cell phone, laptop and tablet technology, people are spending more and more time online than off. Welcome to a new era of volunteerism, whether you like it or not.

6 Technology Tips for Community Foundations to Engage Millennial Donors

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Advancements in technology are accelerating the rate at which our world is changing, transforming the way people connect , learn, and engage with each other. Engage donors in their own environment and heighten their connectivity with technology that is optimized for mobile devices and tablets.

What to Do When Technology Isn’t Your Problem

Robert Weiner

Does it feel like you never find the right combination of technologies to just make things work? People and process problems frequently masquerade as technology problems. & technology for organizational problems. Copyright P. Mueller [link].

Technology, data and fundraising: is it getting too complicated?

3rd Sector Labs

What about all this new technology that we should have mastered by now? Isn’t all this technology and data helping? Q2: How many different types of technology systems are you using to execute the campaign? All this technology is helping us to capture more data than ever.

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Technology Challenges Nonprofits Face

TechImpact

“Nonprofits tend to invest more in their missions and programs, and not necessarily in technology resources,” Anthony Pisapia, Director of Development and Programs for Tech Impact, explained. Image courtesy of Rensec IT Consulting.

Smartsheet: Frustrated with online project management no longer

Judi Sohn

Here’s something a little different, but still cheerleading technology and tools I like, which I used to do a lot more of. Over 3 years ago, I wrote a blog post about my quest to find decent project management software for Fight Colorectal Cancer.

Nonprofit Data Management: 5 Technology Tips to Know

Donor Search

Nonprofits collect all kinds of data on a daily basis. Every time a supporter makes an online donation, signs up to volunteer, or fills out an event registration form, you receive valuable information about who these individuals are and how they like to engage with your organization. To make sure that information doesn’t go to… Guest Post

Technology Strategy for the Nonprofit Startup

Connection Cafe

Long-term technology planning is always hard, but even more so when your enterprise hasn’t been launched, and might not yet be able to accept contributions. Procurement Technology Budgeting Compliance nonprofit planning Startup Strategy Sustainability Technology Strategy

Successful IT Volunteer Management

Idealware

How valuable are volunteers to your organization’s technology infrastructure? Not all nonprofits are comfortable engaging volunteers as a key technology resource because it’s often hard to know how skilled the volunteer is or whether the person will see a project through to completion.

5 Ways Technology Will Shape the Nonprofit Sector in 2014

Connection Cafe

Technology is changing the world around us – sometimes in subtle ways and sometimes in very dramatic ways. Consumer behavior is changing, companies are figuring out how to best use the latest technology to sell products and services and improve brand loyalty.

Management is _

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I talk about managing teams working for social change. Management Is — Steve Andersen — Web of Change Ignite 2012 from Web of Change on Vimeo. Change TechnologyHere’s an Ignite talk I gave at Web of Change last year.

Top 5 Content Management Systems Drive 62% of Nonprofit Websites [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Recently, I dug under the web’s couch cushions to understand which content management tools nonprofits are currently using to manage their websites. We found over 90 different content management systems being used by the nonprofits of our study.

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Six Best Practices from the NGO Technology Report

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The 2018 Global NGO Technology Report provides insight on the online and mobile communication tools NGOs around the world use to promote general awareness, communicate with core audiences and raise funds from donors, as well as an analysis of those online tools and comparisons of regional usage.

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4 Important Considerations Before Investing in Today’s Technology for Tomorrow

Connection Cafe

What technology is best? As an account executive for foundation management technology solutions at MicroEdge + Blackbaud , I get asked these questions a lot. And because of this, customizable solutions are updated less frequently, making it difficult to keep up with the latest in technological advancements. With the right technology, you have the power to connect with the philanthropic community like never before.

5 Technology Stats From Over 500 Nonprofit Executives

TechImpact

shares an infographic from InfoGroup , identifying the nonprofit technology gap by surveying over 500 nonprofit executives to find out how they are using or not using technology to achieve their organization’s mission. Visual.ly

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10 New Ideas For Managing Volunteers On A Low Budget

TechImpact

Here are our top 10 tips for managing your volunteers, especially if you’re working with a small budget: Look like a team. Gauging your volunteers’ expectations and reactions to how they interact with your nonprofit will help you improve your overall management in the future.

6 Nonprofit Technology Takeaways and One Killer Find from #12NTC

NetWits

It’s been a few days since I returned from the Nonprofit Technology Conference (#12NTC) hosted by NTEN in San Francisco, CA. Highlights from the Nonprofit Technology Conference by JD Lesica. Nonprofit Technology Conference Withdrawal by Beth Kanter.

How to Prepare Your Pitch for New Technology Investments

Connection Cafe

How we get and share information, and our fundamental behaviors as human beings, are all being disrupted by the influence that technology and the internet are having on our lives and the world around us. How leadership and management are discussed, and how organizations and institutions must operate, needs to change. And while the need to change is there, it can often be challenging to illustrate and justify the investment in technology that can make that change and growth possible.

Measuring What Matters: How Funders and Nonprofits Can Leverage Data and Technology for Impact

Connection Cafe

Our panel discussion unpacked the role that data and technology plays in the relationship between funders and nonprofits and how critical this relationship is to accelerating success of the larger social good space. Additionally, tools and technology can help support and grow partnerships.

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3 Ways To Be An Outstanding Volunteer Manager

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Volunteer managers have the immeasurably difficult task of keeping a workforce happy who is receiving no monetary compensation for their efforts. The post 3 Ways To Be An Outstanding Volunteer Manager appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

10 Tips for Managing Volunteers on a Low Budget

TechImpact

Here are our top 10 tips for managing your volunteers, especially if you’re working with a small budget: Look like a team. Gauging your volunteers’ expectations and reactions to how they interact with your nonprofit will help you improve your overall management in the future.

Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission

Frogloop

Technology planning in nonprofits is too often thought about in terms of how many computers we need and the IT staff to maintain them from the basement of the organization. So why is technology still not a essential part of many organizations' overall strategies?

6 Qualities A Nonprofit Database Management System Should Have

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However, nonprofit technology is booming and your organization might be looking for a more sustainable, automated management solution. Who manages the database? The post 6 Qualities A Nonprofit Database Management System Should Have appeared first on Tech Impact Blog.

EveryAction Acquires ActionKit

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

EveryAction offers a best-in-class Digital, Fundraising and Organizing SaaS products, with a unified customer relationship management (CRM) platform that is able to effectively serve large and small nonprofits, as well as campaigns through its NGP VAN brand.

Guaranteeing Successful New Technology Adoption | NTEN

AFP Blog

Guaranteeing Successful New Technology Adoption | NTEN : "So, you’ve decided to move to a technology-based solution that enables your staff and volunteers to reach the next level of excellence in nonprofit service delivery and management. Congratulations!

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The Empty Inbox: Honing Productivity in Email Management

Byte Technology

His idea, known as Inbox Zero, is a defined and calculated approach to email management that seeks to keep one’s inbox clear—or nearly clear—at all times. After all, anyone can zip through their messages and take an “out of sight, out of mind” tact towards email management.

Managing Social Media Campaigns

SocialFish

You need a social media management team to manage and monitor the social media campaigns. Tips on managing social media campaigns. After your company has successfully launched its social media marketing campaign, you need to allocate a budget for daily management of the campaign.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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Nonprofit Management. Nonprofit Technology, and more! Alliance Management Institute (AMI). Alliance Management Institute (AMI). The Alliance Management Institute (AMI) is a capstone experience for students seeking the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential.