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

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We found over 90 different content management systems being used by the nonprofits of our study. Yes, real quote.). Why is this important?

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The Intersection of Systems and Network Leadership

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Found when researching systems thinking. Find the keys to a system. Looks for ways to help system work better, doesn’t blame.

5 Digital Payment Systems That Could Transform Online Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Digital payment systems are in their early days and there are hundreds of others in use that are not listed below. Facebook Fundraising Tools.

The Future of Association Management Systems


The Future of AMS Systems: A Provocative Discussion from David Gammel. Why are we still talking about our technology systems being mobile?

Communications: The Nonprofit Nervous System

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Communications is just as essential for organizational health and function as our own nervous systems are for our survival and well-being. The post Communications: The Nonprofit Nervous System appeared first on See3 Advice for Do-Gooders. strategy communications nonprofit

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

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Today, we’ll dive into “Level 4: Well-oiled machine: All systems in place with nearly 100% adoption.”.

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Why all (major) operating systems suck

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I’ve been a user of a ton of operating systems over time. The only good news I can see is that the operating system is getting less and less relevant. Linux Open Source Operating Systems Technology Zen nptech opensource SoftwareOf course, they suck for completely different reasons, which is part of the frustration. Sigh.).

Join Vertex Systems at INARF!

Vertex Systems

We’re excited about the upcoming INARF annual conference in Indianapolis! The conference date is March 14 and 15 and the theme is: “Tomorrow’s Kitchen: Creating a New Recipe!” ” INARF welcomes over 500 disability service professionals from across the state of … Continue reading →

Protect Your Systems with Comodo Security Software

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup is proud to announce three new security offers from one of our newest donation partners, Comodo. How Can My Organization Benefit? spanhidden.

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How Social Media Is Disrupting America’s Political System


An essay in 50 tweets by the insightful Clay Shirky. ——— ( photo credit ). Featured Debunking the Hype Social, In Theory

6 Qualities A Nonprofit Database Management System Should Have


The best database systems do not necessarily have more tools, but more high-level qualities. A good system is one that makes maintenance easy.

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

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If you purchase a module within your CRM system for prospect management, then make sure the software company offers training.

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Google Drive as an Organizational Document Management System: an NTEN Case Study


A look at the basics of NTEN's own continually evolving Google Drive Policies and Document Management System. document management system Infrastructure Leadership nptech nten Policy IT StaffKarl Hedstrom. IT Director. NTEN.

Networked and Hyperconnected: The New Social (and work) Operating System

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is a terrific presentation from Lee Raine from the Pew Internet and American Life Project that looks at the issue being “hyperconnected” or “over connected” to the web, mobile technologies and social media. It is the same title of Raine’s recent book. The study and presentation begins with some context.

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Moving (systems) sucks!


During the move process, it occurred to me that moving to a new house has a lot of similarities with moving to a new technology system.

Choosing a Donor Management System


If your nonprofit is considering a new donor management system, whether it’s your first or an upgrade to your existing system, you’ve got plenty of options on the market. The first thing to ask yourself is if you’re sure you want a donor management system. Make sure you know how you work to assess a system’s fit for you.


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

Connection Cafe

In Part I, I covered rating choice “Level 1,” and how it means that the organization does not have a formalized prospect management system in place.

Is the Donor Management System Dead?


“In another 10 years, there will be no such thing as a donor management system.”. That’s what Tompkins Spann, Vice President of Business Development at KELL Partners in Austin, Texas, told me a few months ago as I was researching an article about donor management system trends for the Nonprofit Times. But is it possible? Learn More.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Today, the Guardian Technology blog speculated that the reason why the Wikileaks iPhone app was pulled from the iTunes story was because the $1.95

Why Some Organizations Struggle to Introduce New Technology Systems


Organizations that struggle to introduce new technology systems usually fall short in one of these three key areas. Does that sound familiar?

Comparing Open Source Content Management Systems


Chris Bernard, Senior Editor, Idealware Idealware's first report on Open Source Content Management Systems for nonprofits, published in March of 2009, covered WordPress, Joomla, Drupal and Plone. How do these systems actually compare to one another? Its main downside is in system installation and configuration.

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Choosing a Volunteer Management System


Event Price: 40.00. EventDate: June 7, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Type: Live Training. How do you keep track of your volunteers? Do you still use pen and paper? Should you buy a new tool for tracking volunteers, or use one that you already have? Event Link: event_KEY.

Top Things to Consider Before Converting Your Nonprofit's Data into a New System


It’s your first opportunity to consider how the new system is going to meet your current and future needs, not just replicate processes from the old system. Susie Saxten. Consultant. Heller Consulting, Inc. You might be surprised at how many organizations skip detailed mapping, dismissing it as a nitpicky, administrative task.

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3 Ways To Increase Donations Via Social Media


Fundraising Social Tech constituent relationship management system CRM donation donations donors email marketing fundraising social media storytelling supporters technology website Did you know: 73 percent of first time donors do not give again? While gaining new donors is always important, keeping them is even more so.

Selecting a Nonprofit CRM System? Start with the Strategy!


Holly Ross. Executive Director. The message is clear. Selecting a new CRM has to be driven by your strategy: how you do the work of meeting your mission. Constituent Relationship Management, or CRM, has changed dramatically in the last decade. Once you got that list, you were lucky if your database had a report that helped you print mailing labels.


Four Things to Consider When Choosing a Learning Management System


If your mission includes an educational aspect, a learning management system could be your cup of tea, but which flavor is right for you? Building an e-learning site entails pulling several systems and tools together to deliver a smooth online experience for learners. Aaron Winters. Director of Technology and Operations. Program

The Anatomy of a Content Model

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A content model is a document defining the structure of each content type within a CMS , or Content Management System. What is a Content Model?

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Does Your Organization Even Need a Donor Management System? Almost Certainly!


To start, do you even need a donor management system? Hosted Vs. Installed Systems. Custom-Built Systems. Permissions. Emailing.

Another Gold Star, FTW: A Look at Achievement Systems


With the growing trend of social features in game design and in web services, there has been a growing buzz around such motivational systems.

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The 6 Hidden Benefits Of Volunteering


General cloud computing constituent relationship management system nonprofit technology nonprofits npTech volunteers Click Here! Source ).

NTEN Case Study: Managing Systems and Documents in the Cloud


Kimberlee Roth. Out-Word, LLC. NTEN, whose mission is to help members strategically use technology to make the world a better, just, and equitable place, didn't so much consciously move to the Cloud as come of age in it. When IT Director Karl Hedstrom joined NTEN in 2006, a few employees had been working remotely, thanks to the Cloud.

Consumers Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems

Robert Weiner

Our friends at Idealware and NTEN have released their Consumers Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems. A companion 85-page report provides in-depth reviews of the twelve systems that emerged at the top of their ranking, including details of the functionality offered for each of 127 criteria they considered. read more.

Thinking About a New Donor Management System for Your Organization? Read This First.


It’s been nearly five years since the first release of Idealware’s Consumers Guide to Donor Management Systems report, and two years since Idealware and NTEN last partnered to update the report. This higher ceiling allowed us to include several widely-used donor management systems ineligible for inclusion in previous years.

Report Release: The 2011 Consumers Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems


We're excited to announce the updated Consumers Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems , written by Idealware in partnership with NTEN.

5 Keys to Preparing for Your CRM System Implementation


Fundamentally, implementing a CRM system means using a single database to manage all of your relationships with your constituents — from donors and volunteers to colleagues. Implementing a new constituent relationship management (CRM) — aka donor relationship management (DRM) — system doesn't have to be painful. Keith Heller.

Understanding and Selecting Online Payment Systems

Wild Apricot Blog

We''ve just developed a series of articles and resources to help you better understand and select an online payment service. online-payment

The Impact Your Accounting System Has On Grant Tracking

Connection Cafe

This means that the system in place must have the capability to maintain a value for grant in the form of a list, a code or a table.

Why Small Nonprofits Are Moving To The Cloud


Image courtesy of Cloud Pockets. The truth is, nonprofits of all size can benefit from cloud computing. Here a few key reasons why. Convenience.

Upcoming Free Webinar Thursday! Upgrading Your Windows Operating System: Things to Know (That You're Afraid to Ask)

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Are you still running Windows XP or Vista at your nonprofit or library, but wish you could get upgraded to a newer operating system? spanhidden.

New Article Launch: Constituent Relationship Management Systems


Paul for the official launch party for our Unleashing Innovation: Using Everyday Technology to Improve Nonprofit Services , and at Idealware Global Headquarters, we're heads down on upcoming releases, including our updated Consumers Guide to Content Management Systems, a cloud infrastructure for NTEN, and a few other large-scale ongoing projects.