NTA for Arts: Artist Trust

May 8, 2013
Based in Seattle, Artist Trust supports and encourages artists working in all disciplines in order to enrich community life throughout the state of Washington. That can be difficult at times, since the state is large, with many remote areas. It's not uncommon for artists in rural areas to have to drive long distances simply to access the Internet.

Moving Your Database to the Cloud: Key Considerations to Prepare Your Move

May 8, 2013

Over the last few years my organization has migrated close to 500 nonprofits to the cloud -- from very small nonprofit organizations (sometimes all-volunteer-based) to large national institutions. It does not matter if you are small or big or if you are moving to the cloud to manage your donors, volunteers, dogs, cats, or trees: there are some things that you should keep in mind. Here are my top ten (and a bonus one at the end).

Managing Your Constituents in the Cloud

May 7, 2013

Many of us take “the cloud” for granted. We’ve grown accustomed to having anywhere, anytime access to our data and systems. But while surveys – such as NTEN’s The State of the Nonprofit Cloud Report (released in 2012) – suggest that the “vast majority of nonprofits are using hosted software,” many nonprofits and membership organizations have yet to move to the cloud.

What’s holding them back?

Nonprofit Innovation and the Cloud

May 6, 2013

Recently NTEN posed an interesting question to us: Is there a connection between cloud technology and innovation in nonprofit organizations? There’s no doubt that many organizations are using cloud technologies in innovative ways. But, more specifically, what links might we find between the unique aspects of cloud technology, and the conditions and success factors for innovation? This article explores that question.

4 Mobile Design Strategies for Content-Heavy Websites

April 29, 2013
You're redesigning your website. Of course you want it to look as good on a mobile device as it does on a large screen. But do you need an app, too?

For most organizations, a responsive website is more than sufficient. But, there are some things that a mobile browser just can't do. Here's a quick breakdown of four approaches and key considerations for mobile design.