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Helping Nonprofits Build Mobile Sites

People are using their mobile devices for everything from quick searches and reading novels to interacting with their favorite charity, but what if the organization doesn't have a website optimized for use on mobile devices? Well, not having a mobile website can lead to frustration on the users' part, which could lead to the organization losing a potential volunteer or donation.  Read more...

NationBuilder for Nonprofits

Originally, designed for political organizing NationBuilder now offers those same tools to non-profits to manage their needs.  NationBuilder has everything a non-profit needs including ways to raise money, recruit volunteers, and manage donors.  Read more...

Google Tips for Nonprofits

The Internet is such an amazing place.  Sometimes it feels like we have almost any answer at our fingertips.  That is...if we know how to ask the right question.  In an era when "Google" is a verb, we are becoming more and more dependent upon search engines to get us the information we want and need.  It sure beats making a special trip to the library every time we want to know the gross national product of a foreign country or hitting "stop" and "rewind" over and over to try and figure out the lyrics to a song.

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Choosing Your Keywords

keywordsa 150x91Have you optimized your organization's web site for search engine results? Search engine optimization (SEO) is an important part of setting up your web site and allows people to find you without directly typing your URL into the address bar of their browser. Basically, when they go to Google or another search engine and type in what they're looking for, say a nonprofit organization serving your clientele in your city, you want your web site to be one of the first that comes up in their search results pages.

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Givezooks! Online Fundraising Made Easy

givezooksMany non-profit organizations want to fundraise online, but without a large investment of time and money. An online platform such as Givezooks! does just that, with a few clicks of the mouse on Givezooks! and the non-profits has a fully functional donation site.
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Digital Divide is Real

digitaldivide 150x150For a few years now, I have been writing these Tech Tips, offering suggestions on what nonprofits can do to use technology to reach out to constituents, manage day-to-day functions, and simply make life a little easier. In all of these things, the nonprofit organization is often struggling to do the same things as the for-profit world, only with a much smaller budget, outdated equipment, and uncertain funding. This is what is known as the Digital Divide.

 

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Replacement Life Cycles for Computers

computer_recycle 150x150Without a doubt, technology comes at a huge cost to nonprofit organizations.  From hardware like desktops and more portable laptops to the software it takes to keep the operations functioning, there are a variety of ongoing costs.  Subscription fees, maintenance, and add-on applications or modules can also work to push up the overall amount spent on the technological aspect of what you do every year.

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Does Your Non-profit Still Need a Printer

Everything, from books to plane tickets, is digital these days. So, does this mean non-profits can ditch their printer and go totally paperless?

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Click & Pledge

clickpledgeClick & Pledge is a complete suite of products to help non-profits with their fundraising, event management and mobile giving needs.  Read more...

iGivefirst: One Click Giving

The goal of iGivefirst is to make online giving as easy as “liking” or “tweeting”. Billing itself as an online giving brand, iGivefirst wants to help smaller non-profits that don’t have a large marketing budget reach more people. Read more...

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