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?

Leveraging Impact through Technology (LIT)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This last September, Benetech won a 3 million dollar award over one year from OSEP for a project we call Leveraging Impact through Technology, or, very appropriately, LIT. Bookshare is currently serving 150,000 (and counting) students with a collection – the world’s largest – that tops 126,000 accessible books, including NIMAC textbooks, teacher recommended reading, reference materials, periodicals and best-selling titles. disability assistive technology OSEP Bookshare android

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Technology Training Resources for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Technology, especially, can be difficult to stay on top of with constantly updating operating systems and new versions of software. Thankfully, there are many free or inexpensive training programs that can help you polish your technology skills.

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Five 2018 Political Campaign Trends that Nonprofits Should Use Too

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Peer pressure A commonly used tactic in political campaigns and school playgrounds, this technique (alternately referred to as “social pressure”) harnesses a supporter’s desire to fit in with their community.

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Fundraising strategy, technology and data Q&A with Chris Goodman and Gary Carr

3rd Sector Labs

The topic – “Drive Your Fundraising Success with Strategy, Smart Technology and Better Data” – focused on the importance of aligning fundraising strategy, technology and a data in order to maximize the efficiencies of all three. Unfortunately, not every fundraising strategy, technology and data question could be answered, and so we wanted to share more of the Q&A here. We opened the event with a short audience poll about fundraising technology.

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Resources to Sharpen Your Technology Training Skills

Tech Soup Blog

Technology trainers: you're superheroes, but not super human! When you work at a nonprofit or public library, it might feel like you constantly need to learn new skills to stay on top of emerging technology and adoption. Technology Training for Public Libraries.

Quick Hit: 2010 Horizon Report on New Technologies and Museums

Museum 2.0

The folks at the New Media Consortium have released their annual Horizon Report , a roundup of up-and-coming technologies relevant to museums, archives, and libraries. From my perspective, the Horizon Report's value is in its quick technology descriptions and links, not its predictive power.

14 Must-Know Stats About Fundraising, Social Media, and Mobile Technology

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Facebook refers 29.4% Spring is report season in the nonprofit sector. A slew of new data is released and this year the emerging theme is that online fundraising is rapidly rising, especially on mobile devices.

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The Universal Language of Technology Conferences: Schwag

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If there is one thing that is unverisal around the world - it's that Technology Conferences have schwag. It also included the NASSCOM official conference book that was a convenient weight and size to carry around for reference (6 x 9).

How Can Nonprofits Address the Challenges and Opportunities of Disrupting Technologies?

ASU Lodestar Center

Self-driving cars are not science fiction; they are a reality on Arizona roads today and will only continue to become more prevalent as technology reaches its full potential. 20, 2017) and define what the effects of disrupting technology look like in our society.

A Closer Look at Nonprofit Technology Benchmarks: Staffing

NTEN

[This is part one of a series taking a closer look at the key benchmarks from our 6th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Survey Report , conducted with The NonProfit Times. more technology staff if they're trying to follow these staffing level guidelines.

A Closer Look at Nonprofit Technology Benchmarks: Tech Adoption Levels

NTEN

[This is part three of a series taking a closer look at the key benchmarks from our 6th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Survey Report , conducted with The NonProfit Times. We have HIGHLY innovative staff who push our available technology structures to capacity.

Varied Technology Links (only a little zen)

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Varied Technology Links (only a little zen) October 19, 2006 For you Windows types, IE 7 is out , and they found a vulerability 24 hours after release. So if you are a hardware geek, expect to pay MS every other time you get a new motherboard Is this referring to activation?

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A Closer Look at Nonprofit Technology Benchmarks: Staffing Ratios

NTEN

[This is part two of a series taking a closer look at the key benchmarks from our 6th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Survey Report , conducted with The NonProfit Times. > Download the 6th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Survey Report.

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How One Library Is “Loaning out the Internet” Using Mobile Technology

Tech Soup Blog

Most recently, PCL has been a trailblazer in providing mobile technology to their patrons, redefining what library services means. “Mobile Beacon provided a new technology at a fraction of the cost of other commercial options, allowing us to offer a new service.

9 Tech Trends Your Nonprofit’s Need To Know About

TechImpact

Technology is advancing at blistering speeds. Because of this, anticipating tech trends is the only way to ensure your nonprofit is staying ahead of the latest technology. What’s new today is old tomorrow.

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TechSoup's Product and Partner Pages: A Quick Tour

Tech Soup Blog

Tags: Acquiring Technology Office & Productivity Reference Software Tech Planning Tech Support Using the Web and Internet

Nonprofits/Web2.0, Role of Technology Steward, and Connections

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This session introduces the concepts and tools behind the next generation of internet technologies or what has been dubbed "Web.20" ll come away with a basic understanding of and context for the words that are buzzing around us, along with references for continued exploration.

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4 Ways To Optimize Your Nonprofit’s Donation Page

TechImpact

If someone has landed on your donation page, chances are good they’ve been referred there from another source, and are already interested in donating to your nonprofit. Image courtesy of Generation X Financial. Most, if not all, nonprofit organizations have donation pages.

MuseTech Central: A New Resource for Museum Technology Projects

Museum 2.0

I hope the registry will help us understand the trends in technology use. Technology professionals don’t really understand that they need to contribute to the information economy. I see this as a reference tool in which the user and the contributor are identical as a community.

How Accessible Data Can Help You Better Care for Your Donors

Connection Cafe

With the help of technology, every member of our development staff carries our donor database with them on their smart phone. Instead, I can reference Mr. Smith’s last gift in the parking lot or double check his wife’s name when I run into them at a restaurant.

Going from Accidental Techie to Technology Leader

NTEN

On one hand, those who decide that technology will be their vocations need to push for roles and titles that reflect what they really do. This article is meant for those who want to stop being accidental and move into a technology leadership role. I often refer back to a 2003 article by Barbara Kaufman published in University Business magazine called Transforming Your CIO. Effective technology leadership requires a skill set that’s broader than technical skills.

Fighting for Civic Transparency with Technology in the Western Balkans

Tech Soup Blog

Through technology! Through technology, data, and resource-sharing, Community Boost_r seeks to empower Balkan citizens to voice their opinions, demand solutions to everyday problems, and stay informed on accountability and transparency issues. The Power of Technology Challenges.

5 Corporate Giving Trends to Watch in 2019

Givinga

Perhaps most importantly, technology has sped up the dissemination and adoption of emerging types of giving such as crowdfunding. Technology and Society Will Drive 2019’s Corporate Giving Trends. References. ¹ [link]. ² [link]. ³ [link]. ?

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11 Mobile Marketing Statistics You Wont Believe

TechImpact

The intuitively named marketing trend refers to a marketers ability to communicate a message effectively to a consumer via their mobile device. The post 11 Mobile Marketing Statistics You Wont Believe appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

Encarta – The Dodo and the Dinosaur

Tech Soup Blog

Wikipedia is an open-source knowledge repository, which is fine, but one issue with open-source technologies continues to be quality control. Tags: E-Learning E-Learning Reference Software Using the Web and Internet Web 2.0

30+ Custom GoogleAnalytics Dashboards For Nonprofits

TechImpact

Adding these two or three ‘widgets’, as they’re referred to as in Google Analytics, to a custom dashboard makes it possible for even novices to quickly see how the website is performing. Google Analytics helps nonprofits understand their website. Period.

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The Analytics Forecast:  Cloudy Days Ahead!

Connection Cafe

Perhaps the most thrilling benefit of analytics is what we refer to as “smart software.” Nonprofit Technology #theNXTera Analytics cloud technology data health Financial Edge NXT NXT Raiser's Edge NXT smart software

3 Ways To Be An Outstanding Volunteer Manager

TechImpact

Hold an interview, check out their social media accounts and ask for a reference or two. The post 3 Ways To Be An Outstanding Volunteer Manager appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Image courtesy of Risky Chronicle.

Volunteers Or Donors: The Millennial Question

TechImpact

The Millennial generation is famously referred to as the most “plugged-in” generation to date. The post Volunteers Or Donors: The Millennial Question appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

Interesting Uses of Technology: Virtual Libraries in Second Life

Tech Soup Blog

Librarians like Dr. Hill have come together from all around the world to contribute resources toward creating a system to maintain that accessibility; provide references, virtual collections, and virtual displays; and to provide access to educational programming in spaces like Second Life.

The 2010 NTEN Community Survey Report: Learn More about Your Nonprofit Technology Community

NTEN

The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) conducts an annual Community Survey to find out more about the individuals and organizations in the NTEN community. We want to find out how you , the individuals and organizations who make up this community, use technology in your work. .

Is Information and Technology Overload Creating an ADD Era?

Tech Soup Blog

After all, we live in the midst of information and technology overload! you mention that in today's information technology overload, many people are experiencing ADD symptoms even though we don't necessarily have the disorder. Dr. Maher: This refers to the first question.

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The 2010 NTEN Community Survey Report: Learn More about Your Nonprofit Technology Community

NTEN

Teaser: The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) conducts an annual Community Survey to find out more about the individuals and organizations in the NTEN community. We want to find out how you , the individuals and organizations who make up this community, use technology in your work. .

Does Your Business Need a Custom Corporate Philanthropy Platform?

Givinga

References. ¹ [link]. ² [link]. ³ [link]. ? Corporate Giving Corporate Philanthropy Technology PlatformIn 1970, economist Milton Friedman famously used his New York Times article’s headline to quip that a business’s only social responsibility was to increase its profits.¹.

The 5 Steps To Purposeful Blogging

TechImpact

Your nonprofit has to do what we refer to as ‘purposeful blogging.’ For example, Tech Impact exists for the sole purpose of helping nonprofits harness the power of technology to complete their charitable purpose. Everyone has a blog it seems.

14 Stats That Attach Fundraising, Social Media And Mobile Tech At The Hip

TechImpact

Social media, mobile technology, and fundraising are unequivocally attached at the hip in contemporary nonprofit marketing. Facebook refers 29.4% Fundraising Social Tech donation donors fundraising nonprofit nonprofit technology npTech social media Image courtesy of nsemo.

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Optimize Drupal with Pre-rendering

3rd Sector Labs

We’ve integrated other technologies like Nutch, Solr, Hadoop and Mongo DB for web crawling, indexing, and high capacity storage needs. It’s useful to bookmark a few performance tips posts for easy reference.

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PicLens Gets a Name Change and a Hack | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

referring to an app called PicLens by Cooliris that transforms website images into a 3D wall. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

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How do I allocate my employees’ time for R&D claims?

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

The R&D tax credits scheme is designed to offer remuneration to organisations who are seeking advancements in science and technology through innovative research. This helps you, as when the time comes to put your claim together, you can simply reference the time sheets and input the relevant numbers, rather than trying to calculate hours and costs from scratch. TechnologyR&D tax employee costs.

Using Technology to Increase the Dignity and Effectiveness of Emergency Food Donations

Tech Soup Blog

John's Bread and Life and spoke to their Executive Director, Tony Butler about their innovative use of technology to solve one of his sector's most enduring and intractable problems. As Tony began talking to colleagues and board members about ways to incorporate more choice into their services, someone referred him to Plexis POS , a company that designs inventory control and sales systems (also known as, Point of Sale or POS systems) for food and beverage retailers.

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.

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5 Ways to Make Your Nonprofit’s Website Donor-Friendly

Connection Cafe

In web design, “accessibility” refers to whether online content can be used by everyone regardless of their ability or disability. many of whom use assistive technologies like screen readers and screen magnifiers to browse the web?—?making