Technology Management

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Let’s Talk Accidental & Intentional Nonprofit Tech Careers

January 5, 2017
Organizations, their mission goals, their workers, and the nonprofit sector as a whole are best served when accidental techies advocate for themselves, formalize their job functions, and grow in their careers.
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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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4 Ways To Save Live Video Broadcasts

October 26, 2016
Human rights organizations and individual activists increasingly rely on live video streaming to raise awareness about injustice. But the downside to live streaming is that there may be no permanent record, which complicates your ability to use the video later in legal proceedings, for awareness campaigns, or calls to action.
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Yes, Nonprofits Get Scammed, Too

October 17, 2016
With social engineering, you can’t avoid being a target, but you can avoid being a victim.
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How to Use Your Database to Ruin Productivity in 5 Easy Steps!

September 26, 2016
For a good time in non-productivity, recreate all the wheels and silo all your data. Hilarity ensues!
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Best Practices for Document Management in the Cloud

September 19, 2016
While various document management tools are different and have their own strengths and weaknesses, a lot of the overarching best practices are tool-agnostic and apply across the board.
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Open Up to Working Less

September 9, 2016
I believe that embracing open knowledge practices can actually make us more productive while working less. Here’s how.
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Are You Creating a Culture of Philanthropy Among Your IT Staff?

July 26, 2016
Creating a strong culture of philanthropy requires everyone on the team to participate—including your IT staff.

Should You Use a Custom Donor Management System?

July 8, 2016
Most nonprofits make use of technology to manage donor information, fundraise and collect donations, and track results. However, the technology used varies dramatically, from simple spreadsheets, to robust, all-encompassing, donor management products.
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Avoid Technology Traps to Achieve Fundraising Success

July 6, 2016
While working with our nonprofit clients, I consistently come across some persistent traps that I see nonprofits fall into when choosing and implementing technology. These traps can be avoided.