What's Next in Nonprofit Technology

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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.

Nonprofit Email Marketing Benchmarks 2021

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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?

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Why Digital Accessibility Matters for Nonprofits

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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.

8 Ways to Utilize Your Nonprofit's Website

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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 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.

Nonprofit Advertising Benchmarks 2020–2021

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nonprofit Social Media Benchmarks 2021

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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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Apps Helping Nonprofits Successfully Respond to COVID-19 Challenges

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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?

Equity in Action: Best Practices for DEI at Your Nonprofit

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I had the opportunity to interview LaCheka, and we discussed how nonprofit leaders can collaborate with project managers, engage the nonprofit community, and maintain employee buy-in to better create an equitable, inclusive, and diverse culture.

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 Better Connections over Video Conferences at Your Nonprofit

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Whether you are meeting a new client, holding a weekly check-in, or even adding new hires at your nonprofit, video conferencing likely helped you complete these tasks. It's no surprise that video conferencing platforms gained popularity during the pandemic.

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.

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.

Tracking Time and Expenses at Your Nonprofit

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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.

Proactive Asset Maintenance for Nonprofits

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For small nonprofits struggling to keep pace with day-to-day work, planning ahead can seem like a luxury. Especially when it comes to IT asset maintenance: If everything is functioning well right now, why mess with it? Project Management Operations Hardware

5 Key Qualities to Look for in a Nonprofit Executive

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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.

How to Keep Your Nonprofit Informed of Cybersecurity Threats

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For many nonprofits, staying informed of cybersecurity threats can be a challenge — along with prioritizing their response to them. This is especially true in light of how the landscape of threats is ever-evolving.

Top 2021 Tech Picks for Nonprofits with Small Budgets

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For many nonprofits with small budgets, the pandemic tested the limits of what was possible with the resources they had. Here we share the top 10 technology offers from TechSoup that we believe can specifically help nonprofits with small budgets of less than $100,000 a year.

Top 4 Reasons Nonprofits Join TechSoup

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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.

How to Multiply Your Nonprofit's Twitter Impressions with Automation

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If you manage social media for a nonprofit, you might wear many hats and may not always have the time or budget to spend on expanding your following.

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!

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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Nonprofit Content Marketing: Blogging  Benchmarks and Best Practices 2021

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To succeed, nonprofit organizations need to continue to manage the challenges of staying connected to their existing member base while reaching new audiences through the already crowded digital landscape online. It's not surprising that 2021 is expected to be a busy year.

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.

Silicon Valley Defense Group: Securing Democracy Through Innovation

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News nonprofitThe Silicon Valley Defense Group (SVDG) seeks to align and connect the people, capital and ideas that will ensure allied democracies retain a durable techno-security advantage.

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Voter Registration Tools for Nonprofits

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Many nonprofits encourage their communities to engage in civic duties like registering to vote and driving people to polling stations on election days.

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.

How Nonprofits Can Leverage Data Visualization

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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

The Top 5 Ways to Use Apps at Your Nonprofit

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With an increasing migration of nonprofits into the virtual space, a mobile and digital strategy is imperative for your organization to stay competitive. Developing an app for your nonprofit is a great way to stand out, develop credibility, and grow your organization.

Does Your Nonprofit Need an Identity Solution?

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If you're not sure whether your organization has an identity and access management (IAM) problem, then you're not alone. Most people don't really understand IAM , let alone perceive it as an urgent issue.

Best Technology Practices for Hiring Nonprofit Staff, Part Two

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Nonprofit hiring practices no doubt feel a lot different than they did at the beginning of 2020. Today, you may be hiring candidates remotely, or you may be thinking about how you will manage your recruitment and hiring process as restrictions begin to ease.

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

Using Technology to Communicate with Your Nonprofit's Beneficiaries

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Most nonprofits recognize the need to optimize technology and processes for communications with donors and volunteers. But one area that's sometimes overlooked is streamlining communications with the recipients of the organization's services and tracking data about those recipients.

How TechSoup Services Can Support Your Nonprofit

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If you're reading this, there's a chance that you know us best for our catalog of discounted and donated products for nonprofits and libraries. But we offer an entire array of services to help you reach your community, manage your systems and tech, move to the cloud, and learn new skills.

How Data Can Boost Your Nonprofit's Fundraising Efforts

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The idea of data-driven nonprofits isn't new. You probably know that using data can help boost your fundraising. It can help deliver a better donor experience and give you deeper insights into your donors, ultimately helping you engage more supporters and inspire more donations.

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.