As our ITWorks Fall 2017 sessions come to a close this morning in PA, we wanted to take some time to thank all of our wonderful, dedicated volunteers. Without them, running our program would not be possible!
Communication is a big part of a nonprofit organizations success, and there are a few key tools that can help you better spread your mission. These tools will help not only communicate your cause to the public, but also work more strategically and efficiently within your organization - whether you're just a small group, or large distributed team.
With online donations to nonprofit organizations on the rise, the onus is on the nonprofit to make the donation process as simple as possible. The point is to make donating through your nonprofit secure website simple, easy, and fast.
The best way to do this is by optimizing your website, and more specifically, your online donation form.
If your nonprofit has not taken a look at its online donation form within the last year, it might be time to fire up a web browser and try using it yourself. Does it feel slow? Did you not know where the donate button was immediately? how long did it take you?
If you're unhappy with your donation page's performance, check out the infographic below to help your nonprofit kick the dust off its stale donation page and get up to date!
Whether you are working for a homeless shelter, after-school program, or crisis center, your nonprofit has likely originated from a need in society. As a result, there is always the need to know that you and your team are continuing to meet the needs of the organization and the community. But how can you tell?! How do you know!?
It takes a lot to run a successful nonprofit. Being dedicated to the cause, willingness to work long hours, available to talk to anyone and everyone about your objectives on an endless quest for networking opportunities; and having a creative approach to fundraising and resource management are just a few of the fundamental skills necessary to keeping a non-profit running efficiently.
If you’ve read an article about big data in the last year or two, and thought “That’s too big to effect my nonprofit...” you’re missing out on a great opportunity to create positive impact. Big data is the name given to the millions of digital interactions corporations and nonprofits experience every day across social media platforms, websites, and third party resources. Many people view big data as the key to unlock marketing potential and grant thorough insight into the minds and habit of constituents.
Nonprofit organizations handle volumes of sensitive data every day. From client records, to donor information and confidential emails, along with hundreds of other transactions.
With cloud based technology solutions like Office 365, users can access and share data from anywhere, on any device, and be more productive by using all of its collaboration features. On the other hand, it’s easier to inadvertently share sensitive information with others both inside and outside of your organization. Last year nearly half of businesses were attacked with ransomware, causing 34% of enterprises to lose revenue and 20% to cease operations immediately. With nonprofits being routinely faced with limited financial resources, few can afford the costs associated with retrieving their stolen data. Below are some tips to protect your nonprofit from a ransomware attack.