Topic: Budget

To the cloud: One agency’s IT transformation

October 26, 2017
In 2013, several elements of our IT infrastructure were beginning to crumble and needed some major attention in order to make them more efficient. We needed our technology to be a useful tool instead of a hindrance to our staff. We decided to take a leap into the cloud—read our case study.
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Rethinking the technology lifecycle replacement process

October 20, 2017
By making better technology decisions at the time of purchase, you can significantly increase the longevity, usefulness, and overall value of your technology investments.

Data Visualization for Nonprofit & Foundation Annual Reports

March 7, 2016
Annual reports are where nonprofits and foundations pull out their designer big guns. This is where they show off their muscles. The annual report is the place where an organization oils its accomplishments 'til they shine. The annual report is so important, most organizations still put in the cash to publish it in hard copy. Graphic designers load the report with beautiful pictures of success stories. But the data visualization sucks. Every time. And by “sucks,” I mean it’s nonexistent.

Technology Failing Is Not Your Problem: A Case Study

December 29, 2015
Organizations of all missions and sizes come together throughout the year to share their tech challenges, successes, and dreams with other NTEN Lab participants. We asked Birgit Pauli-Haack, from NPTechProjects, to answer a few of our questions and share her organization's relationship to nonprofit technology.

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.

Can You Get a Good Website on a Small Budget?

April 9, 2015
As a nonprofit organization, you might have a love/hate relationship with your website. Slick, modern, fast, responsive websites with beautiful user experiences are nice, but they're also expensive. Sometimes the job of managing a nonprofit site falls to the geekiest person who's not afraid to tinker with it. When you decide to become more strategic about your web presence, you might be at a loss for how to actually go about doing that.

Nonprofit Annual Reports: Three ways to save time and money

November 14, 2014
Creating an annual report is never an easy endeavor. Here are three tips to make the process a little easier, a little faster, and a little more budget-friendly.

The Cost of Bad Data

September 25, 2013

NTEN Case Study: Financial Management in the Cloud

June 3, 2013
When Jill Farrow, now NTEN's chief financial and operating officer, first toured the organization's Portland, OR, offices, she noticed something conspicuous in its absence. Puzzled, she turned to then executive director Holly Ross, who was giving her the tour and asked, "Where are the servers?"