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?

Infographic Friday: 2015 Nonprofit & Association Technology Trends

TechImpact

The post Infographic Friday: 2015 Nonprofit & Association Technology Trends appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. General cloud cloud computing cloud technology data database fundraising nonprofit nonprofit technology nonprofits npTechCloud computing continues to intrigue the nonprofit community.

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11 Expert Tips for Nonprofits to Embrace Technology for Even Greater Impact

Connection Cafe

Last week I had the privilege of networking with over 2000 nonprofit experts and professionals at NTEN ‘s Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC). Here are the top 11 tips for nonprofits to embrace technology for even greater impact.

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Designing Your Nonprofit Culture for Successful Technology Implementations

Connection Cafe

bbcon 2016 , the conference where technology and social good meet, featured a session from Alan Levine, a senior consultant at Barker & Scott Consulting. During Alan’s session, he really focused on the importance of organization culture in technology projects.

How to Prepare Your Pitch for New Technology Investments

Connection Cafe

How we get and share information, and our fundamental behaviors as human beings, are all being disrupted by the influence that technology and the internet are having on our lives and the world around us. And while the need to change is there, it can often be challenging to illustrate and justify the investment in technology that can make that change and growth possible. Below are the four key areas to focus on while preparing your pitch for technology investment: Know the trends.

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.

26 Disruptive & Technology Trends

SocialFish

26 Disruptive & Technology Trends 2016 – 2018 from Brian Solis. From Brian Solis. Oh and check out slide 27-28. ——— ( photo credit ). Featured Social, In Theory Industry Insider

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4 Strategies To Help Assess Your Nonprofit’s Technology

TechImpact

With the amount of new and innovative technology that is surfacing every day, assessing your nonprofit’s technology should be a daily process. The post 4 Strategies To Help Assess Your Nonprofit’s Technology appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Industry News Leadership Tech cloud nonprofit nonprofit technology npTech

Measuring What Matters: How Funders and Nonprofits Can Leverage Data and Technology for Impact

Connection Cafe

Our panel discussion unpacked the role that data and technology plays in the relationship between funders and nonprofits and how critical this relationship is to accelerating success of the larger social good space. Additionally, tools and technology can help support and grow partnerships.

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A Worthy Read: National Education Technology Plan

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

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!

Association Learning + Technology

SocialFish

How are associations using learning technologies? The survey can be found at: Association Learning + Technology Survey. Every year or two the folks at Tagoras ask that question, and it’s that time again.

6 Technology Tips for Community Foundations to Engage Millennial Donors

Connection Cafe

Advancements in technology are accelerating the rate at which our world is changing, transforming the way people connect , learn, and engage with each other. Engage donors in their own environment and heighten their connectivity with technology that is optimized for mobile devices and tablets.

5 Ways Technology Will Shape the Nonprofit Sector in 2014

Connection Cafe

Technology is changing the world around us – sometimes in subtle ways and sometimes in very dramatic ways. Consumer behavior is changing, companies are figuring out how to best use the latest technology to sell products and services and improve brand loyalty.

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. But for most, the quick benefits of saving time, money and technological headaches will be a welcome change.

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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.

Technology and the Shift to Donor-Centric Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Technology facilitates smarter messaging, smarter asks, and more personalized experiences with our organization. But NTEN is certainly not the only organization leveraging advances in technology to make fundraising a donor-centric process.

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3 Factors to Consider When Evaluating New Technology

Connection Cafe

The impact of technology is huge—we can’t function without it. This is why it’s essential for non-profit organizations to embrace technology with caution. Employees are more likely to have some of the latest technology and upgrade sooner than the organization.

What Is Nonprofit Technology?

NTEN

A refresher course on what nonprofit technology is and isn't. I''ve also become active in what we call the "nptech" community—"nptech" being shorthand for "nonprofit technology.” So what is nonprofit technology? Peter Campbell. Legal Services Corporation.

Non-Technology Trends for the CIO

Connection Cafe

Focus on how market drivers will impact stakeholders, and then to understand their impact on nonprofit strategy and subsequently technology. IT Infrastructure Procurement Technology Drivers Strategy technology

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Technology Trends in Associations

SocialFish

Key findings from the 2014 Association Technology Study from Lehman Reports and what they mean for associations. Technology Trends in Associations from Informz on Vimeo.

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Good Meets Gadgets: Best Nonprofit Technology Conferences of 2015

EveryAction

Now, thanks to innovators + technologists committed to doing more good, technology has helped broaden the reach of nonprofits further than ever before. Technology trends evolve fast + nonprofit pros need to stay on the pulse.

Technology Challenges Nonprofits Face

TechImpact

“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.

Tell Us About Your Nonprofit Technology and Cloud Computing Needs

NetWits

TechSoup Global wants to learn more about how nonprofits, libraries, foundations and all types of NGOs use traditional and cloud-based technology. Take the survey or share it with others you know.

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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 Use Microsoft Technology To Supercharge Your Fundraising

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

SOS Children’s Villages International uses cloud technology to help fundraise for children in need. How To Use Microsoft Technology To Supercharge Your Fundraising guest post by Justin Spelhaug, General Manager, Microsoft Philanthropies.

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20 Insightful Nonprofit Technology And Social Media Stats

TechImpact

Technology: Out of 10,500 nonprofits worldwide in 2012, 90% were using the cloud. The post 20 Insightful Nonprofit Technology And Social Media Stats appeared first on Tech Impact Blog. Image courtesy of StavtrupPortalen.

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Infographic: How Technology Increases Funding

TechImpact

While this NTEN eBenchmark Study is from 2012, the data continues to grow and support the future of nonprofit technology, and comparing years can lead to newly occurring trends. Fundraising Leadership Tech benchmark study email fundraising Mobile Fundraising social media technology

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5 Ways Technology Can Help Your Nonprofit Do More Good

EveryAction

software nonprofit technology CRMThe way people give is constantly changing. People may care about your cause, but it doesn’t mean they will donate. So what drives them?

Nonprofit Technology Conference Session Hot Picks! #18NTC

SocialFish

Are you going to the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference (#18ntc)? Activism in the era of Trump: How nonprofits can respond to a mobilized base and the technology that’s empowering them. You may have heard that session voting is open.

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Nonprofit Technology Conference Withdrawal

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) was the 12th conference that I have attended (it had earlier reiterations). Every year it is like attending a family reunion. I have some many friends and colleagues that I only get to see once a year at the NTC.

5 Creative Technologies to Inspire Your Nonprofit’s Efforts

NonProfit Hub

How much technology is in your general area? We use technology every day of our lives, whether that be using our phones or surfing the Web. Technology is also used to take in information and learn new things faster than any other generation has before. Although technology improves our everyday lives, it can also be used to improve society. Your nonprofit can learn from this, and develop your own technology that helps people on a daily basis.

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. Procurement Technology Budgeting Compliance nonprofit planning Startup Strategy Sustainability Technology Strategy

5 Strategies To Help Implement Technology In Your Nonprofit

TechImpact

Technology is advancing at a seemingly unintelligible rate. Sometimes, however, taking the dive for the new piece of technology can be daunting. Is this technology worth the time it will take to implement? Image courtesy of Maloney Properties, Inc.

4 Emerging Technologies That Will Affect Nonprofits

TechImpact

Technology is evolving at the speed of light. Here are 4 up and coming technologies that have the potential to change your nonrpfit’s daily operations forever. Image courtesy of River Rock Films. Staying ahead of this fast paced world is often times difficult and even confusing.

5 Technology Stats From Over 500 Nonprofit Executives

TechImpact

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. Visual.ly

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Technology and the New Workplace Currency [Infographic]

SocialFish

Cisco has recently come out with a new study, the 2011 World Technology report , that looks at the [internet] habits of college students and young professionals entering the workforce.

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5 Nonprofit Technology Trends To Prepare For In 2014

TechImpact

Technological advancement appears to be an unstoppable force. As a result of these inherent technological advancements, nonprofits are forced to continue to adapt to an ever changing landscape. Security Social Tech cloud computing Mobile Technology nonprofit technology npTech trends

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Does Your Technology Match Your Culture?

SocialFish

Let’s say you discover this cool new technology that you think is going to make a big difference in the performance of your organization. When you evaluate the technology, have you given thought to how your existing organizational culture will react to it?

4 Strategies To Help Assess Your Nonprofit’s Technology

TechImpact

With the amount of new and innovative technology that is surfacing every day, assessing your nonprofit’s technology should be a daily process. As a result of all these differences, each nonprofit’s technology should reflect their uniqueness. Image courtesy of University of Texas.

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How to Convince Leadership to Adopt New Technology

NonProfit Hub

It’s important that your board of directors understands the importance of new technology in letting your organization run like a well-oiled machine. Technology should be intuitive, affordable and able to grow with you, and your board should be willing to provide that for you.