The Buddy System: Going Social with Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

The post The Buddy System: Going Social with Your WordPress Site appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog.

Migrating recurring donors to a new system

Robert Weiner

If, for instance, you’re moving from a processor that has a recurring billing system to one that doesn’t and you have a separate app that handles sustainer processing then you’ll have several pieces of data that need to migrate. Credit card image from Ed Ivanushkin.

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Server System Stability


24-Hour Response CommunityOS systems are busy around the clock. We have paging systems, on-call calendars, and other procedures in place to support round-the-clock support. System Maintenance Regular maintenance is required to keep the systems operating at peak efficiency. This is challenging work; the larger the system, the more difficult it is to scale quickly. We have been asked recently how VisionLink maintains a stable server platform.

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

Connection Cafe

We found over 90 different content management systems being used by the nonprofits of our study. Twitter’s Bootstrap isn’t a content management system but an open-source responsive design framework for knocking out surprisingly sexy sites by anyone with HTML and CSS chops.

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Social Network Management Systems?

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 Social Network Management Systems? at 10:31 am Art Social Networking - Network Management Systems Zen and the Art of | Artist Days 11.03.08 Scholar360 is an LMS-SN (Learning Management System and secure Social Network), also called an NLE.

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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. FYI – Clients who have a well oiled prospect management system typically meet weekly or bi-weekly.

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5 Digital Payment Systems That Could Transform Online Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Now, in the late 2010’s, we’re on the verge of yet another seismic shift that will have a profound impact upon online communications and fundraising – the rise of digital payment systems. However, the five listed below are systems you should prioritize at this early stage.

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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. Rebecca Arno was doing some research on systems thinking, found this excellent, very friendly visual that defines systems thinking as: Looks at the big picture. Find the keys to a system.

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

Connection Cafe

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

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6 Qualities A Nonprofit Database Management System Should Have


“Smaller nonprofits are looking for automation and consistency when it comes to a database, but many don’t have the resources to maintain their current database system,” Graham explained, adding that Foundations are in need of a system that can grow with their data.

How to Measure Your Prospect Management System

Connection Cafe

Once you have consistent and relevant prospect data at your disposal, what should you measure? Fundraising Success & Performance Identifying Prospects metrics Prospect Managment

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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. You should be doing the same thing with your technology system move. You should schedule a time to celebrate your move to the new system you've chosen!

The Face of the Web: What’s Coming for Content Management Systems

Byte Technology

If you’ve ever designed, built, managed or administered a website, you’re no doubt intimately involved with a Content Management System (CMS), a specific software application or set of programs used to create and manage digital content. As 2017 quickly approaches here’s a brief look at the Content Management Systems leading the web design and management market.

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Open versus Proprietary: Choosing the Right Content Management System

Byte Technology

Enter the Content Management System (CMS), the standard in website design protocol that allows site owners and managers the ability to update often and easily. And in recent years, CMSs have been divided into two main categories—the “Open Source” and “Proprietary: systems—because, as is so true on the Internet of today, there is no one-size-fits-all solution.

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Membership Pros' Love/Hate Relationship With AMS Systems: Associations Now

AFP Blog

Membership Pros'' Love/Hate Relationship With AMS Systems: Associations Now : "An association management software system can be a crucial tool for success in a membership organization—and also a possible source of frustration. The happiness of an association membership pro, perhaps more than staff from any other department, likely hinges day to day on the performance of a key IT system: association management software." ''via Blog this''.

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

Connection Cafe

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

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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. There’s a current of dissatisfaction with the limitations of most donor management systems. For now, the donor management system has an important place in the market.

System Administrator Appreciation Day

AFP Blog

System Administrator Appreciation Day: "uly 27th, 2007 (Last Friday Of July)8th AnnualSystem Administrator Appreciation DayIf you can read this, thank your sysadminA sysadmin unpacked the server for this website from its box, installed an operating system, patched it for security, made sure the power and air conditioning was working in the server room, monitored it for stability, set up the

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The Future of Association Management Systems


This seems to be the question that has haunted association execs for more than 25 years when the initial association management system hit the not-for-profit marketplace. The Future of AMS Systems: A Provocative Discussion from David Gammel. What’s the future of AMS?

Vertex Systems Announces Support for Campaign to Save Medicaid

The SocialPath

PRESS RELEASE – Vertex Systems, Inc. , We understand the recession has had a huge impact on state budgets,” said Tim Clark, the Director of Marketing for Vertex Systems. A bout Vertex Systems, Inc.

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Crossing the Chasm: Nonprofit Fundraising Strategies and Systems are All Wrong for This New World

NonProfit Hub

Way too many nonprofits are severely lagging with their strategies and systems. A few easy to implement solutions include giving forms that pre-populate information based on geo-location, mobile responsive sites, and simple online event registration systems.

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Get More Repeat Donors: Do You Have Systems to Convert More New Donors?

John Haydon

The post Get More Repeat Donors: Do You Have Systems to Convert More New Donors? With tremendous effort, you nailed your year-end campaign. You segmented your letter to eight different audiences. You hand-addressed the envelopes to your major donors.

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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. That’s why it’s tempting to select a system based on one recommendation or on what’s already familiar.

Client Management Systems for After-School Programs


Here at Idealware, we've been spending a lot of time thinking about case and client management systems for all different sorts of organizations. It's a complicated market, with a whole bunch of different types of systems, often specialized to meet the needs of a particular niche of nonprofits.

Idealware’s revised Consumers Guide to Low-Cost Donor Management Systems

Robert Weiner

Idealware just released the latest version of their Consumers Guide to Low-Cost Donor Management Systems. It will give you an overview of 32 systems and in-depth reviews of their top 11 “best value” choices. Several systems were included for the first time: @EASE, Bloomerang, Exceed Beyond, Salsa CRM, The Raiser’s Edge NXT, and NPOconnect (formerly known as Orange Leap).

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Trends: Association Management Systems & Online Community Providers: Associations Now

AFP Blog

From Associations Now Trends: Association Management Systems & Online Community Providers: Associations Now : At ASAE’s 2013 Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference last week, I visited the expo hall to speak with the industry partners there who provide association management systems (AMSs) and online community platforms (or both).

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. Some systems only offer canned reports, and creating customized reports can be very time consuming – sometimes downright impossible.

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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

Hackers With ISIS Ties Take Over Buena Park Nonprofit's Computer System : FundRaising Success

AFP Blog

Hackers With ISIS Ties Take Over Buena Park Nonprofit''s Computer System : FundRaising Success : "a nonprofit that delivers aid to children and families in need around the world, had its website hacked by a group identifying itself as Team System Dz, an Islamic State sympathizer" ''via Blog this

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Communications: The Nonprofit Nervous System

See What's Out There

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

The Operating Systems Are A Changin'


After over a decade of faithful service, the final curtain will soon fall on the Windows XP operating system, leaving a lot of people who haven''t replaced their computers since 2009 up-in-arms. if you meet the system requirements, and Lifehacker has a handy guide for doing so.

The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems


We’re seeing some interesting things going on in the association industry at the intersection of online communities and learning management systems (LMS). Just over half of respondents (51 percent) report using a learning management system (LMS) to deliver and manage education.

What is a Content Management System?


If not, then you probably need a Content Management System. A Content Management System, or CMS, allows your nontechnical staff members to update website content through a WYSIWYG-style interface, eliminating much of the need to learn or use HTML.

One Laptop, two systems - The Boston Globe

AFP Blog

One Laptop, two systems - The Boston Globe: "THE GOAL of the nonprofit One Laptop per Child project has always been exciting: build a cheap, sturdy laptop and give it to poor children in developing countries to improve their educations.".

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In Charity Donations via Text, an Imperfect System -

AFP Blog

In Charity Donations via Text, an Imperfect System - "When nonprofits smell money, they tend to jump on the bandwagon without thinking it through,” said Katrin Verclas, a co-founder of MobileActive, a nonprofit network of people using mobile phones to advance social welfare.

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CityNews: Massive System Failure Affects BlackBerry Devices

AFP Blog

CityNews: Massive System Failure Affects BlackBerry Devices: "Massive System Failure Affects BlackBerry DevicesWednesday April 18, 2007BlackBerry users could find their devices eerily silent Wednesday morning.A massive system failure at Waterloo, Ont.-based based Research in Motion - the company behind the hand-held tools - is affecting users across the Western Hemisphere. The outage, which occurred at

WebCPA | Kintera Rolls Out System for Nonprofits

AFP Blog

WebCPA | Kintera Rolls Out System for Nonprofits: "Kintera Rolls Out System for NonprofitsSan Diego (Feb. has unveiled its first software as a service fund accounting system for nonprofits.Advertisement Built on its social constituent relationship management platform, Kintera Sphere Fundware will allow non-profit and government organizations to track the flow of funds 13, 2007) - Kintera Inc.

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. Eligible organizations can now request Comodo Internet Security Pro 8, Comodo Antispam Gateway, and Comodo Endpoint Security Manager.

Donor Management Systems Report Update Under Way


On a nearly daily basis, we receive calls and emails regarding The Consumers Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems. Released in June 2011, this report provides an overview of what donor management systems do, recommendations for systems based on particular needs, comparison charts, an index that provides summaries of all 29 systems, and a directory of consultants who can help you implement and install these systems.

Will Tagging Replace The Dewey Decimal System?

AFP Blog

Will Tagging Replace The Dewey Decimal System?: Nonetheless, tagging is clearly not a fad, and it may even eventually replace hierarchal indexing systems used by most libraries, according to new research by I've long held the view that while tagging can be useful for improving some types of searches, tagging also has problems that can inject noise or ambiguity and actually muddy search results.

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