August 2014: Tools

Le Web, C’Est Moi

Submitted on Wed, 8/6/2014 - 3:52pm
What do words and phrases like Webmaker, Maker Parties, and Thimble have in common? They are keys to web literacy and innovation.
By Alan Rosenblatt – Director of Digital Strategy

Work-Life Balance Tool: Intentional Airplane Mode

Submitted on Mon, 8/11/2014 - 11:00am
The joys of "airplane mode," or how to begin reducing distractions and instead allow focus to thrive.
By Sharon Price – Senior Fellowship Manager

Mobile Fundraising: Why aren’t we there yet?

Submitted on Tue, 8/12/2014 - 2:36pm
If mobile devices are becoming consumers’ Swiss Army Knife, why aren’t we raising more money with them?
By Richard McPherson – Fundraising Consultant

How to Avoid Choosing the Wrong Board Portal

Submitted on Wed, 8/13/2014 - 4:50pm
Find your portal to better Board engagement.
By Adam Roth – CEO

How to Pick the Best Tools for Your Organization: A case study

Submitted on Fri, 8/15/2014 - 12:15pm
With so many shiny tools to choose from, how can your organization choose which is/are best for you? Here are some questions to get you started.
By Grace Andrews – Co-founder, Director of Business Development

Four Things to Consider When Choosing a Learning Management System

Submitted on Fri, 8/15/2014 - 4:15pm
If your mission includes an educational aspect, a learning management system could be your cup of tea, but which flavor is right for you?
By Aaron Winters – Director of Technology and Operations

Helping Cancer Research with “Play to Cure: Genes in Space”

Submitted on Tue, 8/19/2014 - 4:18pm
Become a galactic legend and help further cancer research. Not a bad way to spend part of an evening, no?
By Jennifer Ann Beswick – Fundraiser PM

Raiders of the Lost Archives, or How I Made Volunteer Data Entry Fun

Submitted on Wed, 8/20/2014 - 1:27pm
Is it possible to create an app that gets volunteers traveling across the country to enter data for a nonprofit?
By Lillian Karabaic – Zine Librarian

Stay (Mission) Focused: A Simple Tool to Help You Save Time and Speed Up Your Organization

Submitted on Thu, 8/21/2014 - 10:38am
Here's a simple and elegant way to cut out the cut-and-paste parts of your work life.
By Jesse Flores – Founder

The Six Simple Stages to Successful Campaign Planning

Submitted on Thu, 8/21/2014 - 1:31pm
Your concise guide to building a winnable campaign.
By Michael Khoo

Crowdfunding: From Threat to Friend

Submitted on Fri, 8/22/2014 - 3:57pm
Crowdfunding, how much do we love thee? Let us count the ways (that nonprofits are using and leveraging crowdfunding as a fundraising tool)
By Andy Hamflett – Co-Founder and Director

How to Choose an Email Service Provider: Key Findings

Submitted on Fri, 8/22/2014 - 4:52pm
"How is an organization to go about evaluating email service providers?" and other questions answered with key findings from a new report.
By Kirsten Kippen – Marketing Coordinator