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Plan IT: Make Technology Your Ally

March 4, 2024 Technology
Technology is foundational to helping nonprofits raise money, improve their productivity, measure program effectiveness, and communicate. Our newly revamped Plan IT program can empower you to make technology a more reliable partner in achieving your mission.

Best Practices for Nonprofit Project Management

September 22, 2023 Technology
Nonprofits need to run like clockwork to effectively cover their many projects, internal processes, and stakeholder management. Given this, they often have to anchor on project management to keep their wheels turning.

What Nonprofits Can Do to Take Cybersecurity Seriously

March 13, 2023 Technology
Having a stable and secure computer network is the first step in protecting your employee, volunteer, donor, and client data. Research has found that most nonprofits have few measures to protect against cyber-attacks – which is why our sector is being targeted.

How to Use Your Online Giving Page to Boost Donor Retention

A donation page is a powerful tool for nonprofits. From expanding your reach to attracting new donors, your nonprofit needs a strong online presence—and this includes a well-designed donation page. However, simply bringing new donors to your page isn’t enough. You also want supporters to stick around for the long term and become recurring donors.

Online Accessibility for Beginners

August 18, 2022 Diversity & Equity Technology
With the development of so many incredible technologies available to us today, the best choices for nonprofits should keep accessibility in mind. Simply said: "When websites and web tools are properly designed and coded, people with disabilities can use them."