5 Nonprofit Podcasts Helping Their Organizations Grow

TechSoup

If you work at a nonprofit, it's likely that you've heard the words, "I think we should start a podcast" over the past year or so, and perhaps with good reason. Podcasting is gaining strength as a channel for nonprofits to reach existing and new audiences.

9 Nonprofit Website Trends for 2022

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With a rapidly changing industry, nonprofit marketers and organizations have needed to become more effective and efficient in their strategy and implementation.

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How Nonprofits Can Use AI and Automation for Good

TechSoup

With "smart tech" becoming a more common discussion in nonprofit tech, we've been asking ourselves, "How can nonprofits adopt artificial intelligence and embrace an 'automation first' mindset?".

Nonprofit Email Marketing Benchmarks 2021

TechSoup

Seeing as how it is one of the original forms of online communication, it's pretty astonishing that email marketing has continued to maintain a central role in our daily lives as nonprofit professionals. How does email marketing fit within your nonprofit's communication strategy?

What's Next in Nonprofit Technology

TechSoup

So I'm eager to do one of my favorite things in all the world — report on what's next for nonprofit technology. COVID-19 has dramatically changed nonprofit technology. As a man of a certain age now, I'm sad to say that I'm retiring from TechSoup.

Why Digital Accessibility Matters for Nonprofits

TechSoup

What is digital accessibility and why is it important to nonprofit organizations and their communities? This post will explore the importance of accessibility in web and other digital communications as it relates to a nonprofit's ability to serve beneficiaries and to communicate with donors.

9 Ways to Avoid Overspending on Your Nonprofit's Technology

TechSoup

When it's time for new technology, cost is one of the first things that comes to mind for most nonprofits. It can be a real balancing act. You want to get the right technology to help your organization work more efficiently and achieve your mission.

4 Nonprofit Content Trends for 2022

TechSoup

In a changing world, many nonprofits are looking to expand their content strategies and find new ways to draw in potential supporters. The beginning of a new year serves as a reset for many individuals and organizations.

Nonprofit Advertising Benchmarks 2020–2021

TechSoup

Between April and July of 2020, TechSoup, in partnership with the digital marketing and technology agency Tapp Network, built our first Nonprofit Digital Marketing Benchmark Survey.

The Fundamentals of Effective Technology Training for Your Nonprofit

TechSoup

User training is a big part of your nonprofit getting the most out of new technology. It helps to smooth the transition to new systems and processes by getting staff members comfortable and working efficiently as soon as possible. Education

4 Grant Writing Tips for Your Nonprofit's Technology Project

TechSoup

Today, more and more nonprofits seek funding to invest in technology-driven projects. Although many traditional grant writing skills apply, there are distinct differences in how to approach technology-centric grant applications. Grant Writing

Diversify Your Nonprofit's Funding Sources

TechSoup

Fundraising is hard, even in the best of times. And these are hardly the best of times. We all are struggling to keep the doors open and deliver services regardless of the challenges brought about by the pandemic, the Great Resignation, climate challenges, and other obstacles.

8 Ways to Utilize Your Nonprofit's Website

TechSoup

If you are a nonprofit trying to compete in an increasingly saturated market, optimizing your website is one of the most impactful ways to stand apart, spread your mission, and drive donations.

How Do I Get There? User Flow in Nonprofit Websites

TechSoup

These days, many nonprofits know that they need a website to help drive awareness, collect donations, and serve their target communities. The multipolar demands on users' attention mean that nonprofit websites require clear, usable, and effective design.

Digital Solutions for Nonprofit Attorneys

TechSoup

Working as an attorney in the nonprofit sector requires more than just sharp legal skills. Having the right tools at your disposal can help ease the transition to the nonprofit space and bring value to your organization.

Cybersecurity Basics Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

TechSoup

Nonprofits are no exception to this alarming trend, which results in lost productivity, damaged reputations, and serious financial implications. Whether you work in IT or are a nontechnical concerned stakeholder, cyber readiness is must-have for any nonprofit.

Nonprofit Fundraising in the Age of Uncertainty

TechSoup

Much has been written over the years about how nonprofits can fundraise in tough times. Fundraising pioneer Mal Warwick famously advised nonprofits during the 2008 – 2009 recession to reassess the whole ball of wax.

Nonprofit Social Media Benchmarks 2021

TechSoup

For that reason, we can expect social media to take an even more central role in nonprofits' ability to build, engage, and leverage their communities. In 2021, we expect to see the digital landscape continue to change as our ways of communication and connection settle back into a new normal.

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5 Content Trends for Nonprofits in 2021

TechSoup

And it's no surprise that content has become critical to the marketing and growth of nonprofit organizations. As new technology and digital transformation grows, the way nonprofits relate to their constituents has changed, too. When it comes to marketing, content is king, as they say.

Nonprofits Turn to Data for Value Generation

Dataiku

In this blog, we hit the highlights of their discussion of the nonprofit space at large, common data management challenges faced by nonprofit organizations, and data-oriented solutions to these respective challenges.

Remote Operations Management for Nonprofits

TechSoup

Nonprofits play a critical role in times like these — they're the ones with the power to provide relief in a chaotic environment. From economic stress to societal issues, countries across the world continue to face severe crises as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

How Cascade Bicycle Club Became a Data-Driven Nonprofit

Dataiku

based nonprofit, became a data-driven organization and empowered their volunteers with greater access to analytics. In this article, you will learn about how Cascade Bicycle Club , a U.S.-based

A Three-Step Approach to Protecting Your Nonprofit from Cyberattacks

TechSoup

Nonprofit organizations rely on data for almost every decision they make, from engagement to strategies and program evaluations. Data is a valuable asset. And protecting it from internal or external corruption and illegal access can prevent financial and operational loss

Encryption and Nonprofits

TechSoup

As nonprofits, we often handle sensitive information about those we serve. And in many cases, we handle data of vulnerable or at-risk populations, whether it's refugees, children, homeless individuals, or domestic violence survivors.

Essentials of Disaster Preparation for Nonprofits

TechSoup

But what if a nonprofit itself is threatened? When disaster strikes, charities and civil society organizations are often called upon to deliver critical aid. IT Security Operations Tech Planning

How to Accept Cryptocurrency Donations at Your Nonprofit

TechSoup

Many donors are now holding appreciated Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other coins and donating them to nonprofits that are equipped to accept them. Cryptocurrency is surging in popularity, with the market cap reaching over $2 trillion in 2021.

Popular Cloud Technologies for Nonprofits

TechSoup

nonprofits, we have decided to spotlight some of the best cloud products we offer. Budgets can be tight at the best of times, and we know that many nonprofits are paying extra-close attention to their finances over the past several months.

Speed Up the Digital Signature Process with signNow for Nonprofits

TechSoup

The increasingly globalized nature of businesses today — nonprofits included — has created a need for formal contract processes that do not require the signer to be physically present.

How Nonprofits Can Leverage Data Visualization

TechSoup

Reporting on various programs and projects is an integral part gauging the success of your nonprofit's activities. This exercise is crucial not only to internal stakeholders, but also to funders, donors, and the world at large. Graphic Design Marketing and Communications Data Management

6 Email Marketing Trends Transforming Nonprofits in 2022 and Beyond

TechSoup

In 2021, the pandemic continued to upheave nonprofits worldwide. Executive directors had to rapidly accelerate their digital infrastructure and communications to survive. Email marketing leads the way as a tool to engage key stakeholders, funders, and communities. Marketing and Communication

34 Top Productivity Tools for Nonprofits

TechSoup

Whether you're working solo or with a team at your nonprofit, there are many kinds of resources that can help push you to achieve your overall goals. Note: We've updated this post from last year with seven new tools. Enjoy!

Top 4 Reasons Nonprofits Join TechSoup

TechSoup

Over the past year, technology became more crucial to the nonprofit sector than ever before. As many organizations pivoted to entirely online operations due to COVID-19, many organizations were forced to reevaluate their status quo and adapt new ways of doing things across the board.

Tools for a Great Communications Strategy at Your Nonprofit

TechSoup

Every part of a nonprofit's weekly operations, from team meetings to volunteer management and donor outreach, requires good communication. It can be extremely difficult to create the right environment for teams to thrive if messages get lost or don't reach the right audience.

5 Key Qualities to Look for in a Nonprofit Executive

TechSoup

The job of a nonprofit executive is not an easy one. To advance a nonprofit's mission, the executive director (ED), also known as the chief executive officer (CEO), must come to a nonprofit with a few key traits, including perseverance, resiliency, and adaptability.

Fall 2021 Fundraising Strategies to Help Your Nonprofit Succeed

TechSoup

Now that we're well into the final quarter of 2021, many nonprofit fundraisers are working to find a fundraising strategy that is flexible enough to respond to COVID and the delta variant while also drawing in donors who are feeling some major Zoom fatigue.

The Future of the Nonprofit Workspace

TechSoup

In just two years, a global pandemic, advances in technology, and social justice movements have completely transformed our work lives. Video calls from home are the new normal, and many of these changes are here to stay. We've been given a glimpse of the office of the future. The Future of Work

Apps Helping Nonprofits Successfully Respond to COVID-19 Challenges

TechSoup

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the daily operations for many nonprofits all over the world. With organizations quickly needing to adapt to a remote way of working, how will this change the way nonprofits operate?

Introducing Dropbox for Nonprofits

TechSoup

TechSoup is excited to announce a new offer for our nonprofit community: Dropbox. Dropbox has partnered with TechSoup to offer nonprofits a discount on this great service — read on to discover what it can do for your organization.

Tracking Time and Expenses at Your Nonprofit

TechSoup

If you run a nonprofit, you're no stranger to the idea of wearing many hats at your organization — and working hard to keep a number of different processes running smoothly at any given time. But it's hard to overstate the importance of tracking time and expenses correctly at your nonprofit.

5 Social Media Trends for Nonprofits in 2021

TechSoup

These numbers are expected to continue to grow, meaning social media will become an even more useful tool for nonprofits to connect with their communities. There are now 3.78 billion social media users worldwide in 2021 — about a 32 percent increase from just five years ago.

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