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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Tip of the Day: Budgeting Fundraising Events

Editor's note: All this month we're publishing tech tips for nonprofits. Keep a look out for a new tip each day and let us know what you think in the comments. -Dan 
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Five Ways to Further Your Cause by Investing in Your Organization

You want to impact the world and be sure every dollar you spend helps accomplish your mission—that’s understandable. But sometimes the best way to change the world is to invest right back into your organization.
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Measuring Return on Investment for Technology

Editor's note: This article was originally published in NTEN: Change (http://www.nten.org/change-quarterly/), June 2015, CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)
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Changing The Way We Look At Tech, Nonprofits And Foundations Come Together To Solve Funding Gap

  As nonprofits, charities, and foundations continue to evolve in today’s ever-changing world, the efficient use of technology has become more important than ever before. A lot of times, though, organizations can get stuff in an old way of thinking and consider technology funding as a costly ...
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Getting Your Nonprofit Technology Budget in Shape

My sister got that dance game for the Wii – you know the one that makes you follow along with the dancers while they do outrageous moves to hip new music. She says that this game keeps her in shape – like a fun workout. She’s pretty good at it. I, on the other hand may end up breaking a hip or ...
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The 5 Most Important Aspects of Nonprofit Tech’s Success in the Cloud

The hype around the cloud is that it removes the burden of IT maintenance from nonprofits. This is true. However, the cloud is not a magic solution. Implementing it requires that you bulk up your knowledge on five essential topics:
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Understanding Total Cost of Ownership

Elaina Buzzell is a consultant helping nonprofits best communicate their programs and missions. This post originally appeared on her site, www.elainabuzzell.com, and we're grateful for her permission to reprint it.
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How to Forecast When You Feel Like You're Being Asked to Take a Guess: Sensitivity Analysis

This is the latest in an occasional series of posts by Henry Quinn, whose insight is the reason we invite him to blog for us--not the fact that he's our executive director's husband.
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The Predictive Power of Plausible ROI

Most nonprofits seems to associate a look at Return on Investment with measuring the success of a project after the fact--sort of like outcomes measurement, but with money involved. But in my experience in the corporate sphere--where I spent about five years doing technology consulting with ...
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