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Redefining Nonprofit IT: How to Future-Proof Your Organization

In today’s digital era, nonprofits are facing an undeniable reality: technology silos are creating enormous complexities and barriers to growth. As the digital landscape continues to evolve year after year, it brings along a mix of opportunities and challenges. While technology promises to amplify impact, streamline operations, and foster deeper connections with stakeholders, it also […]

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Protecting Donor Data: How Nonprofits Can Build Trust in an Age of Cyber Threats

Nonprofits rely heavily on donations to function efficiently. In 2022, U.S. individual donors provided the largest source, having contributed $319.04 billion to nonprofit organizations, accounting for 64% of total giving in the country. Nonprofits collect information about their donors, both individuals and organizations, that helps them tailor fundraising and build long-term relationships. However, with the

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The Power of Tech: A New Era of Growth for Nonprofits in the Digital Age

Smart technology is redefining the operations model at nonprofit organizations. From enhancing communication to boosting engagement and transforming fundraising, smart tech offers new pathways for growth. This shift became particularly noticeable during the pandemic, forcing many organizations to adapt in order to survive in the new environment. However, limited budgets and a lack of technology

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How Digital Transformation Can Grow and Evolve Your Association

Global spending on digital transformation is projected to double between 2022 and 2026, reaching a projected $3.4 trillion in 2026. Digital transformation is a common buzzword and priority for many organizations, but others are unclear on what it means or the impact it can have on their organization. Digital transformation refers to the integration of

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What is a Data Strategy and Why Does Every Nonprofit Need One?

Nonprofit leaders depend on information to make strategic and tactical decisions about how to run, grow and transform their organizations. Whether it is effective fundraising, strong public relations or advocacy, efficient operations, or designing new programs, allocating scarce resources to the opportunities that are most impactful to the business strategy is a key part of

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Growing Security Trends in Technology for Nonprofits

Cybersecurity represents a major challenge for many nonprofit organizations, especially since they collect and store personal information about the people they serve. Despite this fact, 90% of nonprofits report that they do not provide regular staff training on cybersecurity, and 4 out of 5 lack any kind of cybersecurity plan. Leaving sensitive data at risk

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AMS vs CRM: Which One is the Best Fit for Your Association?

Software is critical to helping associations manage member databases, communicate with members and process payments. Both association management software (AMS) and customer relationship management (CRM) software are viable options for associations, but having both would be duplicative. Read on to learn more about the unique software needs of associations and how leaders can decide between

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How Technology can Transform Siloed Associations

It’s very common for associations to encounter problems with their technology and reach out for help, often looking for a “silver bullet” solution. However, in most cases, the problem is not usually with the technology itself, but rather with how the organization perceives and uses it. One of the biggest challenges for associations is when

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How Digital Transformation Empowers NGOs

Today, approximately 1.5 million non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operate in the United States. These NGOs advocate for environmental causes, aid vulnerable populations and encourage economic development. However, NGOs typically lag behind other organizations when it comes to technology. Legacy systems and outdated technology can mean inefficient workflows and missed opportunities. Investing in digital transformation, including business

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Your Nonprofit Needs a Technology Strategy: Here’s How to Build One 

Modern technology has streamlined and optimized the way nonprofits do business.  Using digital tools, nonprofits can connect with donors, inform the public about their mission, services and impact, track grant applications, manage volunteers, and more.   A challenge faced by many nonprofits is operating on a tight budget. Rather than running IT as a cost center,

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