Why Nonprofits Should Embrace Big Data & The Cloud

According to MIT Technology Review, roughly 0.5 percent of digital data is analyzed, which means, nonprofits are losing millions of opportunities to make smart decisions, improve efficiency,  & attract new donors and volunteers. The reason is simple; they are not leveraging the potential offered by ...
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The Bigger Picture

Jill Meyer is like a lot of nonprofit tech geeks. After more than 15 years working in a corporate setting, she decided it wasn’t satisfying enough. She wanted to work with nonprofits—people who changed lives for the better.
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Best of the Web: December 2016

Searching for Security in an Insecure World For a lot of people, the world feels a little less secure today than it did five weeks ago. We’ll see if many of our “horrible imaginings” come to pass, but one incident that should make everyone uncomfortable is the recent CIA revelations that Russia was ...
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Data Visualization 101

Nonprofits today need to quantify the impact of their programs and services to their constituents (board members, donors, volunteers, etc.). Disseminating through what seems to be an endless amount of data can become overwhelming. Here are some Data Visualization tools and tricks, nonprofits can ...
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Big Data, Cloud Demand Drive IT Job Growth

IT job numbers grew in July, but not as fast as they did during the rest of 2016. Yet big data and cloud trends will continue to drive job growth going forward, according to CompTIA researchers. A new report from CompTIA that analyzes some of this job growth attributes the trend to growing tech ...
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Preparing For Data Disasters

Data. It’s what we call our powerpoint presentations, text documents and spreadsheets. It’s what we call photos from fundraising events, our nonprofit’s websites, and how we refer to almost all the information and materials we refer to and use on a daily basis.
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Best of the Web: June 2016

Technology can often feel abstract—you know there are benefits to the Cloud or that pages on your website can do more to bring in donations, but it’s hard to imagine how you’ll actually do it.
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How to use Data to Tell a Stronger Story

Stats, facts, and figures—we all love data, and it certainly helps make content all the more powerful. Data, when used properly, makes an argument more compelling, underscores a position, and adds relevancy and authenticity to a story. Yet we’ve all seen infographics, slides, and blog posts so ...
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9 Free Online Courses To Pump Up Your Big Data, Analytics Skills

The demand for data scientists, analysts, and big data experts is strong, and educational institutions are scrambling to meet the demand.  Tech Impact's partnership with ZipCode Wilmington, Delaware's first coding school. Teaches students Java coding in a 12-week course, followed by an ...
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