IT

Is it time to look at new fundraising software?

Written By: Annette Balgord
June 29, 2009

Four key challenges that indicate you may need a new fundraising system.

Upgrade your website's usability, enhance your bottom line: 3½ ways a great online user experience can help your organization right now

Written By: Kent Wakely
June 22, 2009

Follow these tips and improve the online experience your constituents have with your organization.

Six key items to consider when evaluating a new accounting system

Written By: Annette Balgord
May 25, 2009

This article lists six key items specific to nonprofit organizations, for accounting systems.

Managing emails in a not-for-profit setting

Written By: Paulette Vinette
December 15, 2008

How to effectively manage email communications as well as tips and tricks to make it a little easier.

Online Fundraising: Attract donors with search engine optimization

Written By: Alan Sharpe
August 11, 2008

A nonprofit website that appears near the top of search engine results will witness a dramatic increase in traffic compared with competing websites that appear further down in the results.

Why not to create a do-it-yourself donation tracking and receipting system

Written By: Dan Cooperstock
June 9, 2008

This article discusses why you might not want to start out tracking donors and donations, and creating their charitable receipts, using a homegrown system.

Tracking constituents in small and mid-sized organizations

Written By: Laura S. Quinn
March 24, 2008

Best practices for selecting and managing a constituent database at smaller NPOs.

Seven ways nonprofits can use podcasts

Written By: Britt Bravo
July 30, 2007

Suggestions for creating compelling podcasts out of your everyday work.

Online collaboration tools for nonprofit board members

Written By: Soha El-Borno
July 9, 2007

How to use Google documents for board collaboration.

Adventures in open source: The nonprofit software debate continues

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
May 28, 2007

While alternative software - be it freeware, shareware or open source - can prove beneficial financially and otherwise, it appears many organizations remain hesitant to incorporate them into their computerized world.

Ten essentials to choosing technology for your organization

Written By: Dmitry Buterin
March 26, 2007

How to use technology to save your organization time and resources.

Tools for nonprofit leaders: Tips for improving your website

Written By: Paulette Vinette
October 16, 2006

If you'd like some ideas on the big picture of website planning, you you might find this article helpful.

Mobilizing communities and sharing information

Written By: Gillian Kerr
April 8, 2005

Suggestions and tools for connecting people through technology.

Building a community web site

Written By: Gillian Kerr
March 6, 2005

Creating a successful web site that enables communities to work together depends more on processes than on software.

Technology and today's nonprofit: When the cutting edge is unrealistic

Written By: Louise Chatterton Luchuk
February 28, 2005

Rather than focusing on the cutting edge, perhaps it's more useful to ask technology experts familiar with the nonprofit sector to comment on today's baseline standards for IT in the nonprofit sector.

Guide to online campaigns: Some legal and ethical issues

Written By: Mike Gifford and Kim Boucher
December 13, 2003

How to navigate legal and ethical implications in internet campaigns.

Choosing the right technical solution

Written By: Gillian Kerr
December 2, 2003

Suggestions for choosing solutions to information and communication needs.

Telephone interpreting

Written By: Gillian Kerr
January 9, 2003

New phones on the market provide some interesting options for telephone interpreting.

The real costs of technology and what agencies and funders should be paying for computers

Written By: Gillian Kerr
June 5, 2002

Funders should provide technology funding as part of program costs in the same way they fund telephones and rent.

Social networks and knowledge management

Written By: Gillian Kerr
April 6, 2002

Definition and examples of knowledge management and advice as to how to achieve it.