Kyle Andrei

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A Few Good Tools: Board Portals and Other Ways to Collaborate

Collaboration is integral to the work done by foundations and nonprofits. This is especially true for boards of directors tasked with working together to guide organizations — but when board members and staff are spread across multiple offices or geographic locations, collaboration is not as easy ...
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How Do You Deal With IT Issues When Your Staff Works From Home?

As Idealware’s “accidental techie,” I’m the go-to guy whenever a new staff member needs to be trained on a database, has a problem printing, or can’t find something on the file server. Usually, this isn’t too bad—we can sit down together at their computer and I can work them through it. However, ...
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Lessons from Foundations on Technology Capacity Building

Idealware has written extensively about funding technology projects—see A Funders Guide to Supporting Technology and Funding Technology Projects for proof of that. Technology in and of itself won’t save lives or end world hunger, but the right technology can build an organization’s overall ...
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From Mushmouth to Morgan Freeman in Eight Steps: Absolute Beginner's Guide to Voiceovers

I wear many hats at Idealware, and wore many more before joining the team. One skill that has come in handy more often than I expected is audio production—specifically, recording and editing voice-overs.
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Funding Technology Capacity: Resources and Further Reading

How can foundations support technology capacity building at nonprofits? The following resources should provide an overview of why you should think about supporting capacity building and what foundations are already doing to encourage nonprofits to think about their technology resources.
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Unleashing Innovation Case Studies: Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA)

In 2012, Idealware worked with our friends at MAP for Nonprofits on Unleashing Innovation: Lessons and Stories from a Pilot Program. Since then, the folks at MAP tested an approach to helping nonprofits identify viable opportunities for innovation. You can read all about the pilot program and read ...
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Unleashing Innovation Case Studies: Residential Services, Inc. (RSI)

In 2012, Idealware worked with our friends at MAP for Nonprofits on Unleashing Innovation: Using Everyday Technology to Improve Nonprofit Services. Since then, the folks at MAP tested an approach to helping nonprofits identify viable opportunities for innovation. You can read all about the pilot ...
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Tools for Gantt Charts

When starting a major project—like implementing new software or hardware—it can be difficult to keep track of all the moving parts. From selecting the technology to hiring consultants to training or educating staff members on how to use a new system, there’s a lot on your plate.
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The Complete Nonprofit's Guide to Heartbleed

By now, you've likely heard of something called "Heartbleed" that the entire internet has been panicking about. What is Heartbleed? In short, it's a backdoor into the popular (around two-thirds-of-the-internet popular) OpenSSL security software. What's scariest about this vulnerability is that, in ...
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