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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10 Questions to Use to Audit Your Website

Is your website performing as well as it could? Does it communicate what you want it to? How do you know if it’s meeting the needs of your audience to the best of its abilities? 
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Three Ways to Take Advantage of Tech Impact’s Tuition Waiver

We’re entering the third year of a pandemic and you deserve free stuff. Tech Impact is waiving tuition for two courses this month.
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Microsoft Changes Nonprofit Licensing and Eligibility

Microsoft is dramatically changing the licensing models for its nonprofit donation program next April. The changes will affect the Windows Operating System, Office desktop apps (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), and certain server-based software, resulting in higher costs. Impacted ...
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Top Five Risks of Shadow IT

What is “Shadow IT?” It may sound sinister, but it’s simply the practice of using software and other systems outside of—and without the knowledge of—your organization’s IT department. As the use of Software as a Service continues to grow exponentially, so does Shadow IT. Employees now have the ...
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