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2013 NTEN Community Survey Report

Report published November 1, 2013 in NPTech Community

The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) conducts an annual Community Survey to find out more about the individuals and organizations in the NTEN community: we want to find out how these individuals and organizations use technology in their work, gauge the impact of NTEN programs and services on their professional development and their organization’s missions, and track trends in the nonprofit technology community over time.

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2013 Consumers Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems

Report published October 29, 2013 in Fundraising, Software

Fully updated for 2013 and including all-new reviews and new products, this detailed, impartial report walks through the features that might be useful, summarizes and compares 36 different donor management systems that cost $10,500 or less in the first year, and provides detailed reviews of 11 of them.

This Idealware report was written in partnership with NTEN and sponsored by NPower.

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Redefining Measurement and Value

Submitted on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 9:15am
Generations of fundraisers have been trained to measure success around one specific metric—revenue. While the interpretation may vary; gross vs. net revenue, campaign ROI, long term value, the driver for fundraising tends to be oriented around campaign revenue and progress toward overall budget. There are other ways to measure success, and it depends on changing the idea that revenue generation is the only form of success.

Using Outcomes to Measure Nonprofit Success

Submitted on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 8:09am
Those who donate to nonprofit organizations naturally want to feel their gifts will be used successfully in a way that will improve society or some part of it, like children, the sick, students, etc. But how can donors evaluate whether or not a charity will ultimately deliver on their promise or mission? Making outcome information readily available to donors can make the decision to donate easier.

3 Tips for Learning from Your Crowdfunding Failure

Submitted on Tue, 10/15/2013 - 8:43am
It's a sad topic, but here's the reality–not every nonprofit crowdfunding campaign has a happy ending. Many nonprofits crowdfunding campaigns fall short of their funding goals. You've worked hard in setting up your site, rallying your friends and family, and pitching the press. It's a tough pill to swallow when you've put yourself out there and things just don't work out as you intend it to, but there's also a great opportunity to learn from failure, regroup, and make your next campaign a success.

Product Spotlight: Making the Case for Mobile

Today, lots of potential donors are using mobile devices to find what they need, to assess their options, to make decisions, and to connect with causes they care about. Nonprofit organizations who start embracing mobile now will be the ones best able to capture support for their efforts. Let us help you understand this mobile transition so you don't get left behind. Learn more »

Webinar: Content Marketing for Nonprofits

Do you hear the call of the wild? Join expert Kivi Leroux Miller as she shares how to recognize, develop, deploy, and evaluate your nonprofit communications approach. If you’ve always wanted to learn why content marketing is different, this session is for you! Learn more »

Ask the Expert: Working With Remote Staff

When you are looking to work with the best people, having a remote team may be the only option. Join Speek co-founder and CTO Danny Boice, who will talk about the challenges Speek has faced with a team located outside of their offices, and how they’ve worked to bring their staff closer together. Learn more »

Webinar: Ready, Fire, Aim! How Not to Choose a Donor Database

Looking for a new donor database? Join expert Robert Weiner and Tracy Kronzak to discuss how to go about this process, from understanding your organization to preparing for and selecting from options, to making a decision, and the fundamentals to support these processes at your organization. Learn more »

Webinar: 6 Keys to Post-Implementation Tech Project Success

Want to go beyond simple user adoption to talk about usability testing, benchmarking, and communication tactics specific to technology projects? Join expert Missy Longshore to learn the essential tips and tricks that lets you walk away with post-implementation strategies that will work for your organization in the long run. Learn more »