Technology Management

3 key aspects of CRM success and how to cultivate them

May 18, 2018
The three key aspects of CRM success have more to do with organizational planning and staffing than they do with technology. All of them take investment of time and energy at all levels of your organization.

2018 State of the Nonprofit Cloud – Research Open

April 30, 2018
It’s time again to evaluate how nonprofits are using the cloud!

Should our nonprofit get cybersecurity insurance?

April 4, 2018
The answer starts with gaining a clear understanding of risk. Risk is part of existence. You can’t stop it. But there are things you can do to manage or mitigate risk: avoid, reduce, transfer, or accept.

DIY PCI compliance: What nonprofits need to know to protect their donors

March 14, 2018
Becoming PCI compliant is imperative, especially as more organizations’ data practices face increased scrutiny. While all the rules and regulations sound extremely technical, PCI compliance is not just an IT function—it involves buy-in from leadership and the entire organization.

Restoring trust with blockchain

February 20, 2018
Donors—both individuals and institutions like foundations—are increasingly calling for greater accountability and are exploring both existing and new methods to improve transparency. Nonprofits would be well served by getting ahead of the curve and exploring how blockchain can be used to improve accountability, decrease corruption, and facilitate efficiencies in mission pursuits.
Nonprofit Technology Conference pre-conference events

Extend your 18NTC experience with day-long intensives

February 2, 2018
Sometimes three days of the Nonprofit Technology Conference are just not enough. Join us for one of our four pre-conference events, focusing on Drupal, WordPress, CiviCRM, and Microsoft.
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Help us map the nonprofit digital landscape

January 31, 2018
As part of our commitment to increasing nonprofit capacity, we are mapping the landscape with our second Digital Adoption Survey. We want to know more about the way nonprofits are making decisions about technology, both inside their organizations and as part of their programs.
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The robots have arrived: How nonprofits can use bots for good

January 16, 2018
Not surprisingly, enthusiastic techtopians are pronouncing all the wonderful ways that robots are going to help us. However, a fuller examination of the darker side of the bots is also required because they are going to change our relationship with society and with one another. And anything that affects our humanity and our relationships has profound implications for the nonprofit sector.
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Net neutrality fight enters final days (updated)

December 12, 2017
Organizations including NTEN are taking part in a day of action on December 12 to "break the internet" by spreading a message of support for net neutrality on every channel possible, so our lawmakers know there is widespread and passionate support.
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Empowering accidental techies with the Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate

December 1, 2017
As a solo communications professional, I’ve always had to learn technology by myself. This has often left me with that vague sense of “I need formal training.” It’s funny how that feeling never leaves you, even when you have been working successfully as an accidental techie for years.