December 2015: Best of 2015

What Is Nonprofit Technology?

Submitted on Fri, 12/4/2015 - 4:40pm
A refresher course on what nonprofit technology is and isn't.
By Peter Campbell

Step-by-Step Guide to Cultivating a Community For Fundraising

Submitted on Mon, 12/7/2015 - 9:00am
From discovery to call to action, your community should be the hub of your fundraising efforts.
By Rob Wu – CEO

Database Administrator to English Dictionary

Submitted on Tue, 12/8/2015 - 8:45am
Just in time for the holidays: Your (non-exhaustive) translation device between database administrators and their coworkers.
By Jim Willsey – Community Relations Database Analyst

How and Where to Get Started with Business Intelligence

Submitted on Wed, 12/9/2015 - 11:47am
Breaking news: Your nonprofit is also a business. Learn how you can you give your impact a boost with business intelligence.
By Paul Keogan – Founder and Principal

Seeking Balance in Flux

Submitted on Thu, 12/10/2015 - 8:45am
How can we achieve work/life balance in a sector predicated on the quest for change?
By Stephanie Bowen – Senior Communications Manager

Tips and Tools for Board and Committee Engagement

Submitted on Mon, 12/14/2015 - 8:45am
Your board of directors care about your mission enough to serve in a leadership role for your organization. How can you engage them meaningfully?
By Justin Yuen – Founder and President

Working with Distributed Teams

Submitted on Wed, 12/16/2015 - 8:45am
A thoughtful breakdown of considerations in developing and maintaining distributed teams.
By Johan Hammerstrom – President & CEO

How to Tell Your Boss That You Rock: Explaining Digital Metrics to Less Web-Savvy Staff

Submitted on Thu, 12/17/2015 - 8:30am
How to bear your beautiful, nerdy, data-driven soul to everyone on your staff in a way that helps them appreciate your awesomeness.
By Meico Marquette Whitlock – Associate Director for Communications

Behind the Curtain of the Naughty-Nice-Ometer

Submitted on Fri, 12/18/2015 - 8:45am
Using Excel to help spread joy through spreadsheets.
By Oz du Soleil

Merging Data and Story to Win More Equitable Policies

Submitted on Mon, 12/21/2015 - 8:45am
PolicyLink uses data to tell stories that further equity as the superior growth model.
By Sarah Treuhaft

Listen, Listen, Listen

Submitted on Tue, 12/22/2015 - 8:45am
To avoid sinking costs into an unused tech innovation, involve stakeholders early and often.
By Sheetal Agarwal

The Sign-up Sheet Is Dead

Submitted on Wed, 12/23/2015 - 8:45am
A room full of supporters just showed up to your event. Do you know their names?
By Peter Wrinch

Things We Like (December 2015)

Submitted on Fri, 12/25/2015 - 7:29am
Saying no to apologies, the looming hope of dumpling emoji, tech tats, and more in this month's roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies.
By Steph Routh