Cybersecurity Basics Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

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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.

The Rise of the Data-Driven Nonprofit

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In recent years, nonprofits of all sizes have seen the value in prioritizing a digital transformation and adapting data-driven decision-making.

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5 Content Trends for Nonprofits in 2021

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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.

How COVID-19 Is Impacting Nonprofits

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Because so many things have changed in nonprofit technology since the onset of the pandemic, we thought we'd check in with some technology consultants who work with many nonprofits all across the United States to find out what changes they are seeing so far. They confirmed much of what we’ve been hearing anecdotally from nonprofits.

Remote Operations Management for Nonprofits

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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.

34 Top Productivity Tools for Nonprofits

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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!

Essentials of Disaster Preparation for Nonprofits

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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

Building a Disability-Inclusive Nonprofit Workplace

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Are you looking for a way to be more inclusive for individuals with disabilities at your nonprofit? This is especially challenging now that many organizations have moved their operations remote. Education The Future of Work Digital Divide

Nonprofit Fundraising in the Age of Uncertainty

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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. At the time, that seemed like good advice to cope with an unprecedented economic collapse and how it was impacting the day-to-day business of nonprofit fundraising.

6 New Year's Marketing Resolutions for Nonprofits

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2020 was a wake-up call for many nonprofits seeking to modernize their digital communications as the pandemic permanently disrupted our sector. As we aim to kick off a successful new year in this new normal, it's time for nonprofits to set their communication goals for 2021 and beyond.

5 Social Media Trends for Nonprofits in 2021

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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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Encryption and Nonprofits

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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. We work in parts of the world where the safety of vulnerable individuals isn't guaranteed. It wouldn't be a stretch to say that sometimes people's lives depend on our data security. IT Security

How Can I Improve SEO for My Nonprofit Website?

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SEO, or search engine optimization, is an important part of your online marketing strategy at your nonprofit. In fact, organic search (which refers to traffic to your website from search engines) is responsible for 53 percent of all site traffic.

Popular Cloud Technologies for Nonprofits

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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. As the fiscal year draws to a close for many U.S. But cloud-based tools are a good investment for years to come in terms of flexibility, security, and the ease with which they can be used remotely.

Managing Grant Reporting at Your Nonprofit

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When your organization won that institutional grant, did you celebrate — at least a little? Most likely! You put in a lot of hard work and it finally paid off. Grant Writing Donor Management

Introducing Dropbox for Nonprofits

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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. Dropbox is an online file-sharing, content and team management, and collaboration service. Users can access and share their files across all devices, collaborating in real time within the platform.

Spotting Spam at Your Nonprofit

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Email spam is the unwanted gift that keeps on giving, inundating the inboxes of millions of charities and civil service organizations every day. The definition of a spam email is any message that is unsolicited. Also called junk mail, spam is often sent for commercial purposes.

Free Giving Tuesday Resources for Lean Nonprofit Teams

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Though the COVID-19 pandemic flipped our world upside down, many individuals continue donating to help nonprofit organizations continue their critical work.

Nonprofit Strategies for Managing Different Generations in Remote Work

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The effects of the pandemic on nonprofit work are extensive, as it's threatened staff and client safety, strained financial resources, and shifted the necessity to using new and different services, to name a few.

Creating an IT Contingency Plan at Your Nonprofit

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As COVID-19 continues to affect our world in unprecedented ways, many nonprofits are settling into a "new normal" that may persist for months — or even years.

What Is Integrated Digital Marketing and How Can My Nonprofit Get Started?

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Many nonprofits have been slow to modernize their marketing strategy and adopt a more integrated approach to their digital communications. As a result, nonprofits are losing market share to consumer brands and more technically advanced nonprofits in their sector.

TechSoup Fundraising Offers for Your Nonprofit

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Fundraising during the COVID-19 pandemic is giving nonprofits a whole new set of problems. There are extremely limited options for in-person events, forcing organizations to think of out-of-the-box solutions across their digital channels. Marketing and Communications Donor Management

Who Needs Nonprofits? We All Do.

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My grandfather wasn't all too pleased when I announced I was going to work for a nonprofit. TechSoup Digital Divide Grant Writing Donor Management

6 Tips for Nonprofits to Improve Their Email Deliverability and Raise More Money Online

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Email deliverability impacts numerous facets of nonprofit operations. More generally, it prevents nonprofits from connecting meaningfully on a year-round basis with stakeholders, donors, subscribers, volunteers and others.

Nonprofit Remote Security During COVID-19

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While the COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed the landscape of how we live and work, one constant has remained: Cybercriminals are taking advantage of chaotic situations for their benefit. The FBI , DISA (Defense Information Systems Agency), Department of Homeland Security , and other industry cybersecurity experts have issued strong advisories in the wake of this pandemic.

How New Fusion and Workstation Updates Can Help Nonprofit VMware Users

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As many of us continue to work remotely, nonprofits are adjusting to a new normal. Most nonprofits have always needed to watch their budgets closely, but with fundraising looking different, and in many cases more limited, cost savings is more important than ever.

5 Reasons Your Nonprofit Needs a Mobile Web App

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If your nonprofit wants to remain competitive in today's smartphone-driven world, your organization should consider investing in a mobile app. For the first time , in 2019, people spent more time with their mobile devices than they did watching TV.

The Top 3 Benefits of Virtualization for Nonprofits

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In today's world, nothing happens in total isolation, and nonprofit organizations know this more than most as they respond to some of humanity's most pressing concerns.

Rapid Strategy Development at Your Nonprofit

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As a nonprofit leader, you want clarity. You want to know what you want to accomplish and the best way to accomplish it. What's more, you want to make an impact when you get there. To do that, you need a strategy. Project Management Operations

New Accounting Rules Can Lower Your Nonprofit's Overhead

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We don't often get excited about accounting, but there is some great news for nonprofits about how to expense cloud computing costs that will lower reported annual operating expenses. These changes go into effect for nonprofit organizations with fiscal years starting after December 15, 2020.

Manage Identities, Not Passwords at Your Nonprofit

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While it's an increasingly familiar topic among IT experts, IAM has not yet entered the vernacular of most nonprofit leaders. How many passwords have you used today? If the answer is more than one, then you're still managing passwords rather than identities. If identity and access management (IAM) is a new concept for you, you're not alone. IT Security

Fostering Race Equity at Your Nonprofit

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We all know that racial diversity is important within the nonprofit sector, but it can often feel difficult to know where to start and how to make improvements at your organization. This is a topic especially on the forefront of many people's minds as we enter Black History Month this year. Operations The Future of Work

How Remote Work Zooms In On Workplace Inequalities at Nonprofits

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As shelter-in-place orders were implemented to slow the spread of COVID-19, the nonprofit workplace as we knew it changed significantly. Transitioning to remote work may have been a challenge since many nonprofits had to move quickly to do so , and only half of nonprofits had preexisting telecommunity policies (PDF).

8 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Texting to Connect With Volunteers and Donors

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Whether you donate your time, your money or both, volunteering with a nonprofit organization or supporting their fundraising efforts with a financial gift can pay dividends in many ways. Because nonprofit groups work with a tight budget, they often rely on volunteers for hands-on help. For nonprofit organizations to be successful, they must be highly organized, nimble and mobilize large numbers of people, sometimes on short notice. Lending a helping hand feels good.

5 Quick Fixes to Make Your Nonprofit's Website Flourish

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Your nonprofit's website is the perfect tool to introduce yourself to volunteers, donors, and constituents — and to expand your impact. But it doesn't just do the work on its own. Web Development Marketing and Communications