Developing a Nonprofit Tech Strategy: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Maybe you love new tech, or maybe you feel exhausted by it sometimes. Just as your organization’s story — its mission, community, history, constituents, partners, everything that makes it unique — should guide your organization’s engagement strategies , your underlying tech foundations should be guided by a similar roadmap, as well. As you look ahead to your organization’s new year of growth and engagement, tech strategy updates should definitely be a part of the picture.

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Building Tech Capacity with Pro Bono Volunteers

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In our nearly 20 years of experience managing pro bono projects, we’ve learned that tech experts can be a valuable volunteer resource for your organization. Why Engage Tech Volunteers? We are also in the process of sourcing tech projects for Tech Impact Week, a project we are hosting this fall with our partner Fidelity Investments. If your nonprofit is in need of tech skills and located in one of our supported locations, please apply for pro bono support.

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Earn a Certificate in Digital Marketing & Fundraising from Nonprofit Tech for Good

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101 Digital Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits is a blog and webinar series offered by Nonprofit Tech for Good. Request your certificate via email at the end of the third webinar from Heather Mansfield , founder and editor-in-chief of Nonprofit Tech for Good.

6 Tech Considerations Before You Build a New Website

Connection Cafe

We get it—a new website is a tantalizing endeavor. When you find yourself with the resources to pull it off, all you can think about is that shiny new digital facelift. But, when you start to get into it, you might realize that you don’t know what you don’t know. The reality is that there’s plenty to consider before you can get going on a new website. Do your third-party software platforms integrate with each other? How much content needs to be migrated? Where do your DNS records live?

New! Earn a Certificate in Digital Marketing & Fundraising from Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good

101 Digital Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits is a blog and webinar series offered by Nonprofit Tech for Good. Request your certificate via email at the end of the third webinar from Heather Mansfield , founder and editor-in-chief of Nonprofit Tech for Good.

How Nonprofit Use Tech To Increase Transparency

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The post How Nonprofit Use Tech To Increase Transparency appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Industry News Social Tech nonprofit nonprofit technology nonprofits npTech volunteers Image courtesy of Nonprofit Information. Technology is enabling organizations of all kinds the unprecedented ability to communicate directly with all of their constituents.

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4 Nonprofit Tech Strategies For Better Fundraising

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As a result of the highly competitive, tech driven, contemporary fundraising market it is important to stay ahead of the trends. Here are 4 simple, yet no less important, tech fundraising tips according to the writers here at Tech Impact. The post 4 Nonprofit Tech Strategies For Better Fundraising appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Image courtesy of Fundraiser Help.

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What the Tech?

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What the Tech? Yesterday, at Bisnow's Association Tech Summit, CTOs and CIOs shared their thoughts on location-based services, evolving IT jobs, innovation, and more

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Women Who Tech Telesummit

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

The Women Who Tech Telesummit was formed three years ago to celebrate all the innovative women who provide incredible value to technology and social media. So it’s time to come get your tech on ! Come join hundreds of women on September 15th at the Women Who Tech Telesummit from 11AM to 6PM Eastern Time. (It’s I’ve been involved in this Telesummit now since the beginning. It’s really fun, and important.

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Tech Is Everyone's Job | NTEN

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Tech Is Everyone''s Job | NTEN : "Let’s face it: It’s 2015. Technology is a central part of how we do our work, communicate, and even fundraise. The idea that technology – from decisions to training and even testing new tools – would be something reserved for a single staff person or department simply doesn’t meet the needs we have as organizations anymore. I am not saying, of course, that I think a technology or I.T. staff role or department isn’t necessary!

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What The Cloud Changes About Nonprofit Tech

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45% of nonprofits are planning to upgrade their tech within the next 1-3 years. The post What The Cloud Changes About Nonprofit Tech appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. General Mobile Tech cloud cloud computing cloud technology fundraising nonprofit nonprofit technology npTech technology We all know technology increases productivity, makes working easier, and better connects us to our missions and our organizations.

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Top 20 Tech Sites That SocialFish Follows

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As this year is coming to an end, here are the top 20 recognized tech websites in the world that we follows. Here are the top 20 list of tech websites worldwide. TechCrunch is one of the most popular tech websites which covers the latest news and unbiased tech reviews of the latest tech gadgets. This tech website provides the most relevant information from the latest apps to the latest tech news from recognized companies happening worldwide.

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Nonprofit Tech Week Is April 7-9th

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For 3 days, Nonprofit Tech Week brings nonprofit leaders and technology together for focused sessions on how your nonprofit can better leverage technology to complete its mission. The post Nonprofit Tech Week Is April 7-9th appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. General Industry News Leadership Social Tech

Top 20 Tech Sites That SocialFish Follows

SocialFish

As this year is coming to an end, here are the top 20 recognized tech websites in the world that we follows. Here are the top 20 list of tech websites worldwide. TechCrunch is one of the most popular tech websites which covers the latest news and unbiased tech reviews of the latest tech gadgets. This tech website provides the most relevant information from the latest apps to the latest tech news from recognized companies happening worldwide.

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Tech Day at the Colorado Capitol

VisionLink

Visionlink was pleased to participate in the Tech - Blockchain Day at the Colorado State Capitol this week. Governor Jared Polis (below), spoke about the value of tech firms to the state and the critical nature of innovation and data security. Great times, meeting with other technical firms based here in the state, with representatives and senators, and with various legislative staff. We enjoyed a pleasant discussion with Lt.

Tech Is Everyone's Job

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Leadership Leadership Organizational Culture staffing tech leadership tech management Amy Sample Ward. NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network. Technology is everyone’s job because being an effective organization making real progress towards the mission is everyone’s job. Let’s face it: It’s 2015. Technology is a central part of how we do our work, communicate, and even fundraise.

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3 Reasons To Incorporate Volunteers With Your Tech

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The Third Sector Today originally talked about a volunteer’s importance, and how incorporating them into your tech strategy can pay dividends. Frequently ask for their feedback on your tech systems. Tech helps you understand your volunteers. Better tech means better volunteers. Your volunteers are the people who are most likely to interact with your tech footprint the most. Industry News Social Tech tech VolunteerConnect volunteers

Heye-Tech (hi-tech): Technology Committees - Meetings can have Value

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Heye-Tech (hi-tech): Technology Committees - Meetings can have Value : echnology Committees - Meetings can have Value I have long been a fan of Technology Committees, but I don''t hear a lot of others talking about it. In my role at The Cara Program, we have a fantastic Technology Steering Committee. I can''t begin to state all of the benefit this group has brought.

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3 Lessons Of Tech And Social Entrepreneurship

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The post 3 Lessons Of Tech And Social Entrepreneurship appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Industry News Social Tech for profit investing nonprofit socent social entrepreneurship Social Good Image courtesy of St. Anthony’s San Francisco. Social entrepreneurship is a new phenomena developing out of many for profits as well as nonprofits.

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GiveCamp aids nonprofits' tech needs

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GiveCamp aids nonprofits' tech needs : Organizers of the second annual Southwest Ohio GiveCamp plan a slight expansion over last year's event where more than 100 volunteers met for a weekend to tackle area non-profit tech needs

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The Tech Awards - Technology Benefiting Humanity

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I just attended the 2010 Tech Awards Gala Even. Tags: TechAwards Santa Clara Tech Museum Tech Awards A Guest Beneblog by Teresa Throckmorton, Benetech's CFO Walking into the Santa Clara Convention Center last night looked very much like so many other black tie events – but that’s where the similarity ended. Awards were presented in five areas: Environment, Economic Development, Education, Equality and Health. Inside there were 20 stations set up with this year’s laureates.

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Nonprofit Tech Forecasts for 2013

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Nonprofit Tech Forecasts for 2013 : I love year-ahead forecasts and have looked a number of them from all over the global IT press. His big prediction was that 2012 would be a breakout year for mobile computing in nonprofit tech. Here’s what the buzz seems to be for 2013 from a nonprofit technology viewpoint. The Forecasts for 2012 I guess a good place to start is looking back at forecasts from January 2012.

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4 Tech Trend Predictions for Nonprofits for 2016

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This week, I was fortunate to get a sneak peek at two of the nonprofit sector’s leading tech experts musing on their technology trend predictions for 2016. Nonprofit Technology #nptech #nptech2016 Analytics donor retention Mobile nonprofit technology online giving tech trends

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New! Earn a Certificate in Digital Marketing & Fundraising from Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good

101 Digital Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits is a blog and webinar series offered by Nonprofit Tech for Good. Those who register and attend all three webinars in the series will earn a “Certificate of Completion” in Digital Marketing & Fundraising from Nonprofit Tech for Good. Request your certificate via email at the end of the third webinar from Heather Mansfield , founder and editor-in-chief of Nonprofit Tech for Good.

Tech Tools Working Together: How Text-To-Donate Paves the Way for Text Message Communication

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A recent survey from tech giant Twilio showed that 85% of global consumers want the option to communicate with businesses via text message.

3 Reasons Tech Implementations Fail And How To Avoid It

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Making a small or large scale tech change can be intimidating. Investments, changes in work flow, and a host of potential problems when implementing the tech are all daunting challenges to face. However, if your team properly prepares, implementing your latest tech switch can be a breeze. Below are a few reasons implementation can fail, and ways to ensure that your tech is implemented seamlessly according to Tracy Kronzak of Cloud for Good. Image courtesy of Column 5.

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Our EveryAction Hero: Rock the Vote

EveryAction

We called up Jen Tolentino, Director of Policy & Civic Tech at Rock the Vote to talk about their mobilization strategy and the role of technology in organizing. Rock the Vote has been mobilizing the youth vote for almost 30 years. From GOTV to grassroots organizing, their efforts have helped create unprecedented levels of engagement from young people.

9 Tech Trends Your Nonprofit’s Need To Know About

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Because of this, anticipating tech trends is the only way to ensure your nonprofit is staying ahead of the latest technology. Here are 9 buzz words and tech trends that your nonprofit needs to be on the look out for in the coming months and years. The post 9 Tech Trends Your Nonprofit’s Need To Know About appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Technology is advancing at blistering speeds. What’s new today is old tomorrow.

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3 Steps To Conduct Your Nonprofit’s Tech Assessment

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A tech assessment will help your nonprofit define what resources your nonprofit’s currently utilizing, what tech your nonprofit needs to complete its mission, and sometimes, even what tech you don’t need at all. Here are the 3 steps to conducting a full nonprofit tech assessment. The post 3 Steps To Conduct Your Nonprofit’s Tech Assessment appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Image courtesy of Cabbage Tree Solutions.

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5 Ways To Incorporate Mobile Tech Into Your Volunteer Program

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Today’s volunteers are tech-savvy, and very busy. The post 5 Ways To Incorporate Mobile Tech Into Your Volunteer Program appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Mobile Social Tech fundraising instagram mobile nonprofit sms social media text message texting video vine volunteer Image courtesy of The Cause Project.

5 Tech Best Practices Universities Should Use To Keep Alumni Connected

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In this blog series, we're focusing on how Higher Educational Institutions use technology to communicate with and engage their students and alumni. Don't miss the first installment, covering how Student Activities offices are using digital tactics to increase engagement on campus ! Alumni giving is an important part of a university’s financial program, but it requires a significant amount of time and effort to cultivate alumni into lifelong supporters of their alma mater.

5 Tech Best Practices Universities Should Use To Keep Alumni Connected

EveryAction

In this blog series, we're focusing on how Higher Educational Institutions use technology to communicate with and engage their students and alumni. Don't miss the first installment, covering how Student Activities offices are using digital tactics to increase engagement on campus ! Alumni giving is an important part of a university’s financial program, but it requires a significant amount of time and effort to cultivate alumni into lifelong supporters of their alma mater.

The Biggest Digital Fundraising Trends of 2018 (And How To Use Them This Year)

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To read our full report on the biggest nonprofit tech trends of 2018, what to expect in the year ahead, and how nonprofits of all sizes should be preparing to stay at the top of the technology game, click here. Click on the image below to read our full report on the biggest nonprofit tech trends of 2018, what to expect in the year ahead, and how nonprofits of all sizes should be preparing to stay at the top of the technology game.

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Help Colorado Now - Visionlink Tech Helps Fight COVID-19

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Deployed by the State of Colorado, a new site for volunteers and donors is engaging helpful people across the state--by the thousands--who are heeding the Governor's call to volunteer and donate. You can join them here. Or catch up on the announcement from the Governor, and stories in the press.

3 Nonprofits Doing Cool Things With Tech

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The post 3 Nonprofits Doing Cool Things With Tech appeared first on Tech Impact Blog. Industry News Leadership Tech computers microsoft mobile nonprofit technology refurbished Skype Image courtesy of SustaiNet Software. Walden Woods Project uses Skype to reach classrooms. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees shared the idea of connecting aid workers with students to share experiences. Microsoft’s Skype is now used for more than refugee aid workers.

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Tech Planning Smackdown

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And how can tech staff change their perceived roles within their organizations? I hear this question a fair amount from tech staff. Change Management IT Planning tech leadership Tech Planning IT Staff Steve Heye. Manager of Technology. The Cara Program. Technology is the offspring of vision and innovation. Why is it, then, that IT staff are so rarely invited to the table during the strategic planning process?

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Master Class on Creating Startup Tech Social Enterprises

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

My goal is to give attendees (in addition to Presidio students and alums, this class is also open to the public) an inside look at how Benetech analyzes new tech social enterprises. Julie and Aaron Firestone, our Director of Business Development, will be helping take attendees through key questions about a new tech social enterprise. I''m looking forward to teaching a Master Class at San Francisco''s Presidio Graduate School on September 18th.

Tech Impact Announces Strategic Partnership With OneNFP

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Tech Impact is thrilled to announce that we have entered into a strategic partnership with OneNFP Dedicated to providing nonprofits of all sizes with the most up to date technologies and services, Tech Impact is pleased to incorporate OneNFP’s financial and fundraising software into our family of services we support. Tech Impact’s overarching mission continues […].

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ASAE Tech Gifts That Keep on Giving | Forward Together

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ASAE Tech Gifts That Keep on Giving | Forward Together : 'via Blog this

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Heye-Tech (hi-tech): Does it have to be Innovation or Sustainability?

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Heye-Tech (hi-tech): Does it have to be Innovation or Sustainability? : "Does it have to be Innovation or Sustainability? Are sustainability and innovation enemies? Is sustainability the opposite of innovation? It always seemed logical to me, sustainability is working to keep things going while innovation is all about change. They appear to work against each other." ''via Blog this

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How Organizations Can Use VR and AR Tech for Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Kayla Matthews is a researcher, writer and blogger covering topics related to technology, smart gadgets, the future of work and personal productivity. She is the owner and editor of ProductivityTheory.com and ProductivityBytes.com. Fundraising is and will always be a necessity for nonprofit organizations, but times have changed — and so has the technology. It’s not necessary to stand outside local grocery stores with a bell and a bucket anymore, though that is still effective.

Tech Conferences Experiment With Exhibitor Dress Code Policies: Associations Now

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Tech Conferences Experiment With Exhibitor Dress Code Policies: Associations Now : ''via Blog this

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5 Tech Trends From Across The Pond

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The post 5 Tech Trends From Across The Pond appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Industry News Tech nonprofit nonprofit technology nonprofits npTech technology trends Image courtesy of Social Media Marketing.com. Access Group’s Nonprofit Division comes together every year for an annual think tank to uncover what they believe will be key trends to be aware of in the upcoming years.

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