Technology Management

Collected Voices: Data-Informed Nonprofits

January 19, 2014
What happens when nonprofits make a real commitment to collect healthy data about their programs and operations; manage it well; and make savvy, data-informed decisions? And what happens when you connect energized, smart, data-passionate nonprofit professionals for a year of learning and knowledge sharing?

How Google’s Hummingbird Update Affects Nonprofits

January 8, 2014

Google welcomed another animal to digital stardom last fall when it released Hummingbird, its latest algorithm. News of the update induced panic across the business world as many recalled the effects of previous updates, namely Panda and Penguin, which redefined the rules of online marketing.

The good news is that Hummingbird should be harmless for most nonprofits, but the update that rolled out four days earlier will not be. This is a brief overview of Hummingbird and why "(not provided)" is the real concern for online marketers. 

Strategic Leadership: What a Nonprofit Leader Really Needs to Know about IT

December 3, 2013

Just about every time I meet with a nonprofit executive to discuss some technology project, within the first few minutes I hear: “I’m not a technology person.” But who is? Why don’t we hear “I’m not an accountant” or “I’m not an expert in evaluation” or “I’m not an expert in governance”? Many executives don’t approach management and leadership in these areas with the same trepidation as they do technology. And yet the same skills that make any leader effective are appropriate to managing technology.

2013 Consumers Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems

October 29, 2013
Fully updated for 2013 and including all-new reviews and new products, this detailed, impartial report walks through the features that might be useful, summarizes and compares 36 different donor management systems that cost $10,500 or less in the first year, and provides detailed reviews of 11 of them.