How to Access Free IT Training for Young Adults through ITWorks

Why settle for just a job when you could be starting a career? IT workers are in demand. Many IT jobs include great pay and benefits.  Tech Impact’s ITWorks offers free training to motivated young adults who are high school graduates, ages 18-26 years old, and who have not earned a bachelor’s ...
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9 Ways Dashboards Will Change Your Nonprofit

Communicating and distributing key performance indicators and metrics about your nonprofit to stakeholders can be a manual, time-consuming process. Today, there are a host of accessible tools for nonprofits that can automate dashboarding tasks and make interactive reports resulting in compelling ...
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How to Select the Right Software for Your Community Foundation

The work of community foundations is complex. They make grants, solicit donations, manage investments, act as fiscal custodians for donor-advised funds, award scholarships, and build relationships with nonprofits in their area. This complex work requires software that can steward the many types of ...
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Why You Shouldn’t Create a Custom Work Around to Microsoft Dynamics 365

Tech Impact recently received a request for information about custom building a streamlined CRM using Microsoft’s Power Apps. The implied benefit is mimicking the functionality of Microsoft’s Dynamics CRM without the unwanted or unneeded features—and without the cost. The short answer? Yes, this is ...
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Four Phrases Indicating It’s Time to Select New Software

Your nonprofit deploys several tools to collect feedback—tools like annual satisfaction surveys and audits of annual projects and internal processes. Such tools help you stay ahead of trends and create a culture of continuous improvement. But do you know what to listen for when it’s time to review ...
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Re-Introducing an In-Person Tech Forward

In 2019, we hosted our third annual Tech Forward Conference in New Orleans. Alongside networking parties, Second Line parades, and Big Easy bands, people from 200 nonprofits gathered to share ideas and inspiration around innovative tech in the sector. We learned about new systems and platforms and ...
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How I Chose an Online Auction Tool

This year I got recruited to join the planning committee for a gala event to support performing arts at my son's high school. This event is the school's biggest fundraiser of the year and features a student-led variety show, games, and a silent auction.
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Two Questions Every IT Disaster Recovery Plan Should Answer

Disasters come in a variety of forms. While the word disaster initially conjures up mental images of hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes, employee theft, phone system failure, and power outages are also types of disasters that can interrupt service to constituents. Whatever the scale of the ...
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Is Your Nonprofit Ready to Hire a Managed Service Provider?

Software upgrades, security notifications, and printer driver installations are frequent tasks that often result in unanticipated work interruption and inefficient use of staff time. Outsourcing your nonprofit IT service needs through a managed IT contract provides a comprehensive solution for ...
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Nine Benefits of Staying Up to Date on Technology Learning

Technology, once thought of as the realm of nerds, is now part of everyone's job. From museum curators to Head Start bus drivers, nonprofit staff members rely on technology to help them deliver programs and coordinate their work. Staying up-to-date and regularly expanding your technology knowledge ...
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