Topic: Cloud

2015 Digital Adoption Report

July 14, 2015
How do organizations keep staff connected? This report provides benchmarks and qualitative data about online technology and digital inclusion efforts among nonprofits and the communities that they serve.

How Nonprofits Can Ensure Security and Compliance of Sensitive Data in the Cloud

September 19, 2014
The vast majority of nonprofits employ cloud computing in some way, but they may not know or think about it. If you use Gmail, Google Docs, Microsoft Office Live Workspace, Salesforce, or Yahoo mail, you’re in the cloud. The cloud delivers key advantages for nonprofits, who often possess limited funds, space, and IT staff. Still, security and compliance are critical issues; many nonprofits worry just how protected they are and how they can meet compliance regulations.

Modernizing Nonprofits with Cloud Technology for Good

July 7, 2014
Nonprofits and charitable organizations are solving some of the world’s most complex problems, including extreme poverty, humanitarian crises and environmental degradation. For nonprofits, charities, and global development organizations dedicated to helping others, access to technology should never be a hurdle or a limitation. The question these groups must ask themselves is: why is now the time to modernize (and, in some cases, develop) an IT strategy to help achieve both the long and short-term goals of the organization?

Nonprofit Innovation and the Cloud

December 5, 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.

NTEN Case Study: Engaging Community from the Cloud to Conference Ballroom (and Back)

June 3, 2013
Keane joined NTEN in 2012 and has worked as a community manager in the nonprofit sector for several years. "It's about making that personal connection and getting community members to talk to one another -- online and off -- and not just one-to-one, but one-to-many," she said.

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?"

NTEN Case Study: Financial Management in the Cloud

May 17, 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?" Farrow, who now laughs retelling the story, quickly learned that "operationally, we at NTEN do everything in the Cloud," and that includes financial and operations management.