5 Low-Cost Technology Resources for Nonprofits

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of total annual spending for technology, according to the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Staffing and Investments Report from NTEN. Quite often, the majority of that budget only covers IT staff salaries and infrastructure overhead, leaving nonprofits with very little remaining to invest in new, cutting-edge technology resources. The post 5 Low-Cost Technology Resources for Nonprofits appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

Some Little Known Faith-Based Technology Resources

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Some Little Known Faith-Based Technology Resources : We’ve been talking to folks from some of the 350,000 congregations around the country and have been hearing that they’d like more coverage of IT resources for religious oriented charities on TechSoup.

5 Low-Cost Technology Resources for Nonprofits - Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology

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5 Low-Cost Technology Resources for Nonprofits - Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology : "The average nonprofit budgets 1-2.2% of total annual spending for technology, according to the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Staffing and Investments Report from NTEN.

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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New technologies can dramatically improve fundraising efforts | TMA Resources

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New technologies can dramatically improve fundraising efforts | TMA Resources : A recent study by j2 Global has found that savvy nonprofits are looking to cloud services to ensure staff is more connected and to drive productivity. The "State of the Nonprofit Sector" survey found that following years of economic hardship and budgetary issues

New analytics technologies transforming the face of fundraising | TMA Resources

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New analytics technologies transforming the face of fundraising | TMA Resources : One example of an association that was able to leverage technology effectively is the Childs i Foundation. According to The Guardian, the agency has focused on social media to build a strong and highly active online community to raise more money for child abandonment in Uganda. The source revealed that more than one quarter of the Childs i Foundation''s funds are produced through these efforts.

The 6 Modules Of Human Resource Software

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

For a company or a business in operation, one of the major areas of concern was human resource accounting but the advent of the hr software has made this rather easy and manageable. Technology

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. Access professional resources and downloadable documents.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Technology Blog: An Underused Fundraising Resource

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Thanks to techsoup.org for the great coverage of our technology blog The Association of Fundraising Professionals Technology Blog: An Underused Fundraising Resource : I have to admit that the venerable Association of Fundraising Professionals website was one of the last places I looked to find fresh interesting coverage of fundraising technology, but I have mended my ways. I’m now a fan of Reed Stockman’s AFP technology blog.

Some Little Known Faith-Based Technology Resources - The TechSoup Blog - Community - TechSoup

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Some Little Known Faith-Based Technology Resources - The TechSoup Blog - Community - TechSoup : We’ve been talking to folks from some of the 350,000 congregations around the country and have been hearing that they’d like more coverage of IT resources for religious oriented charities on TechSoup.

Unlocking Technology-for-Good Innovation

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

At Benetech, we advance technology applications that empower and protect underprivileged populations, and that also have the potential to become financially self-sustaining enterprises. This keeps us focused on projects that offer the greatest social impact for the resources invested.

Engagement Focus of Mobile Technology | eJewish Philanthropy: Your Jewish Philanthropy Resource

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Engagement Focus of Mobile Technology | eJewish Philanthropy: Your Jewish Philanthropy Resource : "Fewer nonprofits are using text-to-give fundraising technology, while more are turning to mobile web-based media, with constituent-engagement emerging as the main motivation for nonprofits to launch mobile programs, a new report says.

Prescriptive Analytics for Nonprofits—How Data Technology Can Transform the Way We Work

Connection Cafe

Digital technology is revolutionizing our lives. This idea of data technology being assistive and helping us make better decisions is still relatively new, especially in the social sector, but it has the power to transform the way we work. Data is changing how our world operates.

Six Nonprofit Technology Takeaways from #12NTC | eJewish Philanthropy: Your Jewish Philanthropy Resource

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Six Nonprofit Technology Takeaways from #12NTC | eJewish Philanthropy: Your Jewish Philanthropy Resource : From Blackbaud, six takeaways from the recent Nonprofit Technology Conference: Email is Hot Email should be a critical part of every nonprofits communication strategy.

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. Finally, here’s a few resources for those interested in the topic.

eLearning on limited resources - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

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eLearning on limited resources - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times : "During the recent ASAE 2015 Technology Conference & Expo, Allison Hamrick of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS), Micah Jordan of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and Amanda Batson of ABD Partners, LLC, offered five tips for successful learning and technology partnerships, especially focused on eLearning, in organizations with limited resources.

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Nonprofit Technology

Everyaction

Think synergy Nonprofit staff are the type of people who care about their work and will find creative solutions to their problems, create their own processes, and build the systems that they need, even with limited resources. CRM nonprofit tools nonprofit technology series

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106 Free or Low-Cost Online Tools and Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The internet is loaded with amazing free or low-cost tools and resources! Ghostery helps you browse smarter by giving you control over ads and tracking technologies to speed up page loads, eliminate clutter, and protect your data. Global NGO Technology Report :: techreport.ngo.

Technology and the Environment

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

OK, well, not so unrepentant or unabashed since I’m writing this post on the varied factors around technology and the environment, and have been thinking about this issue for myself for a long time. Will the move to, for instance, tablet and phone computing be a net positive or negative benefit in terms of resource consumption? Production and Disposal of Technology Equipment. It all makes sense, but what results is nonprofit technology’s contribution to e-waste.

Four Resources to Help Get You Get a Handle on Social Media

Byte Technology

At Byte Technology, we understand that creating a successful online presence for non-profits isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” undertaking. Learn more about Byte Technology’s strategic web consulting for nonprofits.

Research Friday: Resources to Close the Nonprofit Technology Gap

ASU Lodestar Center

A year ago, Johns Hopkins University's Center for Civil Society Studies published a document titled, " The Nonprofit Technology Gap - Myth or Reality." They reported that the majority of nonprofits rely quite heavily on technological solutions in their day-to-day operations. posted by.

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 Changing Landscape of Technology. And your IT staff will be able to easily adjust resources to meet the demands of the team.

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Four Great Resources for Foundation Technology

Tech Soup Blog

Things work best when the two sides are well aligned, and technology is an important area where we can do that. Lisa Pool’s Technology Affinity Group and Laura Quinn’s Idealware. TechSoup also has a new foundation resource area for software donations. Strangely, I find that one side of the philanthropy coin seems to get the lion’s share of attention — nonprofit technology. The Technology Affinity Group.

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. This type of solution is much easier to use and support, implement, and requires little IT support, allowing for organization’s to keep technology cutting-edge.

A Worthy Read: National Education Technology Plan

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I just finished reading the National Education Technology Plan , and I can recommend it to anyone interested in the future of technology in American education. I found the explanations good, and the first part of the plan is well worth reading to understand some of the trends in educational applications of technology. So, there's a lot to like in there for me and our campaign for greater accessibility built into future educational technology and content!

Technology Challenges Nonprofits Face

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“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.

Social Media Tools and Resources for Social Learning

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This past week I, together with my friend Shari Rager from American Medical Writers Association, did a session at Tagoras’s Learning*Technology*Design conference on designing for social learning.

Business Doing Good: A Resource for (Smaller) Business

Connection Cafe

NASDAQ: BLKB) a technology company specializing in solutions for nonprofit organizations, we began philanthropy and ended up going to full “citizenship” route. I love nonprofits. But they aren’t the only ones who do good works. Good is for everyone.

VisionLink Deploys Boulder Fire Resources

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Streamlined for public use, this is the same technology that our customers can deploy--yet in their case they can design their own maps and boundaries, overlay their client and resource information, and do this for many different maps for many different programs and user groups simultaneously. On these same pages you can find links useful and reliable resources.

Refugee Response: TechSoup's New Online Technology Resource for NGOs Helping Refugees

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Refugee Response is an online technology informational resource that provides technology-related support for NGOs that serve refugees. Why NGOs and Humanitarian Workers Need Technology.

The Importance Of Technology Planning

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Technology is often a challenge for nonprofits. According to a recent post from Techsoup, nonprofits can improve their use of technology by forming an effective plan. By having a detailed plan nonprofits can make sure they are spending resources efficiently. Start by examining … Continued The post The Importance Of Technology Planning appeared first on Tech Impact. For one, tech is expensive, and secondly it becomes obsolete fairly quickly.

New Year Planning Resource Round-up

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Here is a list of resources to help you get your organization (e.g., membership-technology member renewals, events, volunteer recruitment, website and much more) off to a good start in 2015.

Blockchain Technology: What Is It and How Is It Relevant for Nonprofits?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Paul Lamb , Principal at Man On A Mission Consulting , has over 25 years of experience in business, nonprofit management, technology, and public policy. At its core blockchain is a database technology. Overall blockchain is still very much a nascent technology.

Great Resources for Foundation Technology

Tech Soup Blog

Things work best when the two sides are well aligned, and technology is an important area where we can do that. Lisa Pool’s Technology Affinity Group and Laura Quinn’s Idealware. TechSoup also has a new foundation resource area for software donations. Strangely, I find that one side of the philanthropy coin seems to get the lion’s share of attention — nonprofit technology. The Technology Affinity Group.

5 Technology Stats From Over 500 Nonprofit Executives

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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. 29% consider social media to be a useful resource.

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29 Nonprofit Resources to Follow on Twitter

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A long overdue follow up to my post on 29 Nonprofit Bloggers to Follow on Twitter , below are 29 nonprofit resources that tweet regularly on subjects ranging from fundraising to social media to mobile communications. Nonprofit Technology, News, Training, Australia.

Technology & Community: Strategic Options for Building Movements

Amy Sample Ward

Technology and Community: Strategic Options for Movement Building. Those metrics and accompanying goals are the best resources for identifying the focus and the calls to action for your campaigns and even daily communications.

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Me + Technology

Idealware

Two weeks ago I attended the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), my first conference as Idealware’s new Training Manager. While my background is in training, the technology side of the organization at first really intimidated me. She told me about the challenges she faced at her foundation when it came to discussing technology with her members. Technology is something we all need and we all use. I do technology much like most of you do technology.

How to deal with technology change

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I saw a call for a ColdFusion developer on an email list I’m on, and I couldn’t help but think about technology choice and change, particularly in the website world, and how nonprofits deal with technology change (or, don’t deal with it.) But this article isn’t about CF, it’s about technology change. Technology is a rapidly moving beast. They are resistant to rapid changes in their technology, as well they should be.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Nonprofit Technology, and more! Nonprofit organizations have moved well past the time when technology and data were treated as standalone entities. 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference. 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference. Technology / #19NTC / @NTENorg.

Technology for All: From Gandhi to TED - Part 2

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Technology has the potential to improve the lives of millions across the world. The benefits of technology take longer to root than we expect and we have a bias against the future: we simply can’t foresee the things we haven’t invented yet.

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CRM’s value grows with addition of social | TMA Resources

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CRM’s value grows with addition of social | TMA Resources : While the utility of CRM systems has long been established, the rise of social media has made the technology even more valuable to organizations, as a recent study revealed.

CRM gives organizations more accurate client profile | TMA Resources

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CRM gives organizations more accurate client profile | TMA Resources : CRM as a journey Integrating CRM into member communication strategies is a continually evolving process, according to MS Dynamics World. MS Dynamic World explained that only up-to-date technologies are able to merge existing client information with new data for enhanced understanding