The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Nonprofit Technology

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When you’re investing in new software tools, look for technology that will bring staff and information closer together. Technology maximizes your potential by automating repetitive work, synchronizing data, and allowing you to easily spot trends and paths for growth. Finding a long-term technology partner is wonderful, but not if it is holding your organization back by limiting you to your previous standards. CRM nonprofit tools nonprofit technology series

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EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

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Insight is a leading venture capital and private equity firm focused on high-growth technology and software companies, with a 20+ year track record in partnering to scale businesses. EveryAction is fueled by passionate people who truly care about doing more good, with a love of important causes and innovative technology. Predictive Analytics Fundraising Product Fuels EveryAction’s Rise in Nonprofit Market. Washington, D.C.,

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5 Ways Nonprofits Can Harness Mobile Technology In 2018

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Your nonprofit’s internal workings can be made easier and more efficient with mobile technology too! According to the recently released. M+R Benchmarks Report , 40% of nonprofit website visitors in the year 2017 were using a mobile phone - a 9% increase from the year prior.

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Nonprofit Technology, and more! Nonprofit organizations have moved well past the time when technology and data were treated as standalone entities. And like those other core functions, we must examine our technology and data strategies to properly evaluate and prioritize our needs and successfully build our digital capacity. The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences + Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies.

The Importance of Resilient Grantmaking Technology Focused on Human-Centered Design

Connection Cafe

In their book, Beyond Great: Nine Strategies for Thriving in an Era of Social Tension, Economic Nationalism, and Technological Revolution, Hemerling and his co-authors emphasize that companies need to be “always-on.” This “shift” may be similar to fully utilizing your technology.

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Good Meets Gadgets: Best Nonprofit Technology Conferences of 2015

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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. Check out some of our favorites: conferences nonprofit technology It''s almost hard to imagine what life at a nonprofit was like before we could blast out fundraising emails, share stories over Facebook, or issue a call-to-action via Twitter.

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? That doesn’t have to be the case when looking for a partner to implement technology. The same is true when it comes to implementing technology solutions.

How Greenpeace & Other Environmental Groups Are Using Technology to Build a Better World

EveryAction

Starting today, we’re launching a new series focused on nonprofits that are using technology in new, interesting, and insightful ways. First up, we’re spotlighting four environmentally-focused organizations and how they’re using technology to achieve their goals. fundraising engagement advocacy nonprofit technology seriesThere are thousands of nonprofits changing the world in big and small ways every single day.

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3 Steps to Finding the Right Technology Vendor for Your Nonprofit

EveryAction

Because of these principles, the process of evaluating and deciding on investments such as technology tools can be difficult for many nonprofits, because it requires a complicated process of weighing short term costs with long term benefits, while keeping multiple stakeholders happy. We’ll walk you through how to use it to make sure that you find a nonprofit technology vendor that fits your needs for the best price. CRM nonprofit tools nonprofit technology series

EveryAction Acquires ActionKit

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Insight is a leading venture capital and private equity firm focused on high-growth technology and software companies, with a 20+ year track record in partnering to scale businesses. EveryAction is fueled by passionate people who truly care about doing more good, with a love of important causes and innovative technology. Innovative Talent and Digital Product Add to EveryAction’s Rapid Growth. Washington, D.C.,

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How Autism Society and Other Health Nonprofits Are Bridging the Gap Between Technology and Health Care

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(This is the second post in our series featuring innovative ways nonprofits are using technology to build a better world. From advocating for better healthcare for Coloradans to improving the quality of life for those with neuro-immune disorders, these organizations are not only making a difference in the world but are bridging the gap between technology and health care. fundraising donations nonprofit technology series forms

Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

EveryAction

Aside from fundraising and digital tools, EveryAction also is a leading provider of nonprofit advocacy technology. The company is a leader in the nonprofit technology space. EveryAction has been named by Inc Magazine as one of the fasted growing companies in America, and in 2018 received a major growth investment from Insight Venture Partners to build and acquire new technologies to expand its nonprofit capabilities. #8.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

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Read our full profile of the Latino Victory Project and how they use technology to run winning campaigns here. The Hispanic Institute manages several ongoing projects, including the study of Hispanic economic contributions, media monitoring, consumer fraud protection, citizenship education, and technology and telecommunication research.

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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What Is Nonprofit Technology? | NTEN

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What Is Nonprofit Technology? NTEN : "A refresher course on what nonprofit technology is and isn''t." ''via Blog this

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2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns

EveryAction

Each of these five organizations exemplifies different ways to make industry best practices and technology tools work in a way that resonates with their supporter base. With Giving Tuesday behind us, it's time to highlight just a few of the organizations who ran stellar campaigns, activated supporters, and beat their fundraising goals. Successful fundraising campaigns come in many shapes and sizes, and not every tactic works for every organization's audience.

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5 Ways Good Technology and Data Improve Our Community Foundation’s Morale

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We all live in a world filled with technology, which can prove to be a help and hinderance to our work and personal lives. Furthermore, for those of us in the nonprofit world who rely on technology every day to do our jobs, the efficiencies gained by this technology can make a significant impact in the funds we deliver to improve social good. Several other staff members routinely present or attend trainings related to the foundation and our technology.

Technology for Good Report

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Technology for Good Report : Technology for Good identifies ten technologies being used in innovative ways to create positive social change. This makes Technology for Good a unique repository of inspiration for the public and private sectors, funders, and other change makers who support using technology for social good Examples are drawn from charitable organizations working on widely varied issues around the globe.

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4 Ways Colleges Use Technology To Increase Campus Engagement

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In this blog series, we'll be focusing on how Higher Educational Institutions use technology to communicate with and engage their students and alumni. There are a variety of technologies available to help Student Activities professionals excel in their work, particularly Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) databases that allow easy tracking and management of campus events and general student involvement.

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. Production and Disposal of Technology Equipment. It all makes sense, but what results is nonprofit technology’s contribution to e-waste. And all because this technology, all of it, is “ designed for the dump. &# ( Follow that link, please.).

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. The typical incubator model works well where a team has formed around a technology innovation and is looking to graduate a for-profit company. What happens, however, with technology applications that could provide great social benefit but that won’t generate big profits?

How to Prepare Your Pitch for New Technology Investments

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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.

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.

4 Important Considerations Before Investing in Today’s Technology for Tomorrow

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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.

Designing Your Nonprofit Culture for Successful Technology Implementations

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bbcon 2016 , the conference where technology and social good meet, featured a session from Alan Levine, a senior consultant at Barker & Scott Consulting. Alan’s background as both a technology consultant and a CIO in museums and other cultural institutions meant he brought a unique perspective to a hot topic: technology implementations. During Alan’s session, he really focused on the importance of organization culture in technology projects.

Leveraging Crowdfunding Technology for Cause Marketing

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Crowdfunding technology offers a great option to increase impact from philanthropy dollars, and it helps brands create an authentic cause connection. You can empower your customers and other stakeholders by providing them with the technology they need to connect with the causes they care about most. Nonprofit Fundraising crowdfunding crowdfunding technology csr nonprofit marketing

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Recommendations for nonprofits to leverage technology

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While the majority of nonprofits are using technology to increase donations, it is not always being utilized efficiently and successfully. Technology, in all facets, is ever changing and will continue to grow as an influencer on nonprofit fundraising efforts.

The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

EveryAction

As the End-of-Year fundraising season approaches and strategic planning for 2019 looms, technological advances, donor demographic shifts and nonprofit workloads all pose challenges for nonprofit fundraising professionals. This October 31 st , it’s not ghosts and ghouls that most nonprofit fundraisers are worried about.

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. How has Rock the Vote used technology in innovative ways? 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.

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!

3 Essentials for Fundraising Technology: A Beginner’s Guide

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3 Essentials for Fundraising Technology: A Beginner’s Guide. We all know the power of Fundraising for Nonprofits, but how do you get started with the right Fundraising Technology? How your nonprofit does this could very well depend on the fundraising technology you’re using. When exploring new considerations for fundraising technology, these are the key factors you should be focusing on: Your nonprofit website.

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

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Last week I had the privilege of networking with over 2000 nonprofit experts and professionals at NTEN ‘s Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC). This conference brings together some of the top minds in nptech and gives attendees a chance to discuss what’s happening across the industry and share best practices for how to work smarter and create bigger, lasting impact with technology. Here are the top 11 tips for nonprofits to embrace technology for even greater impact.

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Technology Trends in Associations

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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. Nice webinar from Informz , Brightfind (formerly Syscom’s web services + Personify Interactive), Higher Logic and Tom Lehman. Lots of good stuff in here about marketing automation, online communities, user experience and more to sink your teeth into.

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

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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. Nonprofit Technology Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence for Nonprofits big data Data Science Data Technology predictive analytics Prescriptive AnalyticsData is changing how our world operates.

Your Official #19NTC Local's Guide to Portland

EveryAction

We’re eagerly packing our bags, and can’t wait to see our nonprofit friends and family from around the country at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in Portland, Oregon. If you’re like us, you’re already planning both your conference agenda (stopping by the EveryAction booth, panels on fundraising automation , managing relationships with vendors , and maximizing multi-channel ROI , and hitting up the hottest conference party ), and your free time for exploring the city.

6 Technology Tips for Community Foundations to Engage Millennial Donors

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Advancements in technology are accelerating the rate at which our world is changing, transforming the way people connect , learn, and engage with each other. This is the first generation to grow up with mobile-first technology and intuitive user experiences, and because of this they expect to always be connected. Here are 6 technology recommendations for community foundations to consider: Embrace easy-to-use technology that provides an intuitive and engaging user experience.

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

EveryAction

Rapid technological developments over the past few years have left many nonprofit professionals scrambling to stay up-to-date with the newest tools and techniques without wasting time and money on passing fads. 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.

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Association Learning + Technology

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How are associations using learning technologies? The survey can be found at: Association Learning + Technology Survey. Your participation is very important–even if you do not currently use or plan to use technology to deliver or enhance your learning products and regardless of the size or budget of your association. Every year or two the folks at Tagoras ask that question, and it’s that time again.

Technology Strategy for the Nonprofit Startup

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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. However, I’d encourage your team to think about the sustainability of your technology strategy (as well as all aspects of the overall organizational strategy) from the beginning. Procurement Technology Budgeting Compliance nonprofit planning Startup Strategy Sustainability Technology Strategy

Integrating Development and Finance through Technology and Best Practices

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Technology can and should support your fundraising and financial relationship strategy. . Integrating Development and Finance Through Technology and Best Practices ” for a deeper dive into how to facilitate understanding and collaboration between dependent departments that have different priorities. Development and f inance teams have their own unique but overlapping responsibilities around the management of revenue.?

Leveraging Crowdfunding Technology for Cause Marketing

Connection Cafe

Crowdfunding technology offers a great option to increase impact from philanthropy dollars, and it helps brands create an authentic cause connection. You can empower your customers and other stakeholders by providing them with the technology they need to connect with the causes they care about most.

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3 Factors to Consider When Evaluating New Technology

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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. Here are a few factors that should be considered when evaluating your current and future technology platforms: Create bring your own device policies. Employees are more likely to have some of the latest technology and upgrade sooner than the organization.

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. Start by examining … Continued The post The Importance Of Technology Planning appeared first on Tech Impact. Blog Industry News Leadership Tech evaluating current tech it nonprofit technology tech support technology For one, tech is expensive, and secondly it becomes obsolete fairly quickly.