Topic: Operations

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Seven Deadly Weaknesses of Nonprofit Security

November 28, 2016
Good security doesn't have to be expensive or complicated. Here are some tools and tips on the most common security weaknesses—and how nonprofit leaders can address them.
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Occupation Automation: When to Let the Machines Take Over

September 16, 2016
Used strategically, automation can relieve us from performing repetitive, mundane tasks, freeing us up to focus on the important stuff.
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Better Than Cake: Using Data to Celebrate Team Wins

September 14, 2016
Data isn't just for funders—it's another way to help our teammates see both the forest and the trees. Learn simple ways data can help inspire and inform.
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Inbox Zero: The Myth, The Legend

September 13, 2016
What does effectively managing email even look like? How do you avoid that feeling of dread when you see your unread messages? Inbox Zero to the rescue!
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Beyond Counting Heads: Measuring the Real Impact of Volunteers

March 15, 2016
Nonprofits operate on more than financial donations and grants. They also have “time donors” who contribute their expertise generously as volunteers on their boards of directors, in service delivery roles, and in fundraising activities. Despite the reliance on such “skillanthropists,” successful engagement of volunteers is often low on the list of priorities of organization executives.

Database Administrator to English Dictionary

December 8, 2015
To be a successful data-informed nonprofit, it is important to establish good communication with the Database Administrator (DBA). Here's a helpful guide to make sure you are speaking the same language!

Follow the Money With Cloud-Based Fund Accounting

November 16, 2015
Many nonprofits use small business accounting tools to manage their books, often on desktop software or underwhelming online tools. Our message to you today is simple: Stop, and start using nonprofit fun accounting tools.

Searching for the “Nonprofit Operating System”

October 6, 2015
You know that feeling of being organized and always caught up? At your peak energy for tackling the day? That’s what we at Airway Science for Kids, Inc. were looking for when evaluating options for having a centralized place to track what matters most to our organization, both within and without. We call it a “Nonprofit Operation System (Nonprofit OS)."

The 9th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Report

September 28, 2015
Now in our ninth year of collecting and reporting on these nonprofit technology spending and practices data, this research provides valuable benchmarks to help you assess and plan your technology budgets and strategies, and considers the nonprofit sector as a whole to gauge the maturity and effectiveness of technology strategies and use.

The 18th Issue of NTEN: Change is out – “Organizational Effectiveness at Scale”

July 1, 2015
The 18th issue of NTEN: Change explores what organizations are doing to be more effective, and the actions that they're taking to scale up.