Excel can be a powerful tool for nonprofits looking to do more with their data. While Excel has been used for decades as a great tool for data collection, sorting, and exporting, many nonprofits don't realize the array of capabilities that Excel offers when it comes to gleaning data insights, analyzing trends, and extracting key information to use for grant reports, funding requests, program evaluations, and more. Read on to learn some awesome capabilities of today's Excel, and start integrating these functions into your nonprofit's data management system today!
As we begin to enter the new year in just a short couple of days, it’s important to revisit or perhaps visit for the first time, a strategic plan. For many nonprofits, this might seem tedious but those who take the time to plan strategically end up reaching their goals quicker and more efficiently. Who wouldn’t want that? Knowing how to implement these processes might seem daunting but we’ve compiled a list to help get you started.
With online donations to nonprofit organizations on the rise, the onus is on the nonprofit to make the donation process as simple as possible. The point is to make donating through your nonprofit secure website simple, easy, and fast.
The best way to do this is by optimizing your website, and more specifically, your online donation form.
If your nonprofit has not taken a look at its online donation form within the last year, it might be time to fire up a web browser and try using it yourself. Does it feel slow? Did you not know where the donate button was immediately? how long did it take you?
If you're unhappy with your donation page's performance, check out the infographic below to help your nonprofit kick the dust off its stale donation page and get up to date!
Just over one year ago, on September 2016, Microsoft Philanthropy announced it would offer a yearly $5,000 Azure credit to nonprofits around the world, making the powerful cloud computing infrastructure much more accessible to the nonprofits sector.
Analytics enable the extraction of high-quality, timely and actionable insights to help leaders make better-informed decisions. Sounds simple right − but how do you know you if you are tracking the right data, or asking the right questions from it? Without a clear strategy, the rapid changes in the analytics world can lead your organization in the wrong direction, with expensive software integrations and training that can cost your team valuable time and money. Below are 4 pillars of a successful analytics strategy.
For many nonprofits, having the resources available to hire a CIO isn't possible. Unfortunately, this causes the task of budgeting IT to land on the shoulders of an executive, that may not have the necessary expertise to make these important decisions. Luckily, Tech Impact is here to walk you through everything you need to ask yourself when budgeting IT for the year. And even better, we ensure that nonprofits receive every software and product discount available.
Technology evolves at such a fast rate it's hard to keep up sometimes. No need to worry, we have some innovative ideas to ramp up your digital marketing and donation platform. Also, we are hosting a special webinar, Wed, Aug 30, 2017. "Times Have Changed: Technology for Social Change," our Director of Consulting Services, Sam Chenkin, will discuss the changing nature of technology within nonprofit organizations.
To achieve their goals of eradicating childhood malnutrition, and serving disadvantaged families at risk of falling through the gaps in social services. CONIN turned to Microsoft Azure's integrated suite of cloud services – analytics, computing, web and mobile apps, networking, storage, and more – to empower their nonprofit to achieve more impact. What is even better is that Microsoft Philanthropies provides nonprofits with a $5K credit annually towards Azure services. What's even better than that is we are awarding three nonprofits with a $10K technology grant! Learn more here.
OpenDataVote enables nonprofits to nominate data sets to support their mission while the public votes for the data sets they believe the government should release. Winning nonprofits will receive cash prizes of $4,000, $2,000 & $1,000. You need to hurry as the deadline to submit data sets is March 31st. Below is all the details you need to know.