Topic: Operations

5 Membership Software Features You Absolutely Need

April 26, 2017
Membership management software equips organizations with tools to streamline their membership efforts. Learn which software features are a must-have.

IT security: a Q&A with expert Leon Wilson

April 19, 2017
What is IT security, exactly, and what's the worst that can happen? Most pressingly: How can often cash-strapped nonprofit organizations keep their information—and their clients' or donors' information—safe and sound? IT expert Leon Wilson answers some questions.

Refurbished technology: an insider’s guide

April 18, 2017
There is a way to connect clients to the digital tools they need without spending thousands of dollars on new technology. Tech refurbishers—often nonprofits themselves—are repurposing unwanted electronics for digital inclusion programs, aiming to lower the cost to clients and curb the environmental impact of e-waste.

Meet the Trailblazers Changing the World

March 31, 2017
A new program that gives participants in-depth training in the key things they need to know as nonprofit tech professionals is paying dividends for the first 15 participants.

Three Questions to Help Focus Your Collaboration Strategy

March 31, 2017
We don't adopt new technology just because we can (right?). We use technology as a tool to help people get things done. Likewise, team collaboration isn't just to help people work together, it's a tool to get results.

You’ll Only Score a Digital Marketing Success If You Know Where the Goalposts Are

March 8, 2017
At its core, digital strategy is about goals: asking the right questions to choose the right goals and making a plan to achieve them. Here are some tips to keep your tactics, strategies, and goals aligned.
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Insurance and Liability: What Nonprofits Need to Protect Themselves

February 21, 2017
While nonprofit organizations enjoy certain exemptions, they still have liability risks and, as with any business, liability concerns are going to be industry-specific. So how do you decide which protections you need?
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Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind: Succeeding as a Remote Employee

January 24, 2017
When it comes to working at home, there are some definite perks. But to get these perks, you need to first prove that you can be productive and successful at your job. Here are 5 tips for employees on how to make the most of working remotely.
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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.