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How do you know if you should switch, or stick with the donor management system that you have?
Refurbished 3.0 GHz Xeon server with 64-bit Windows Server 2003 operating system
Refurbished 1.6 GHz Core 2 Duo tablet PC with 32-bit Windows 7 operating system and docking station
QuickBooks Premier Editions 2011 (with 3 User Licenses) (Includes Nonprofit Edition), Admin Fee: $99.00 USD
Accounting and financial management software with a choice from six
editions (electronic delivery only)
Surveys can be a huge help in understanding what your constituents think and how successful your programs are.
One-year subscription to online database with tools for building database applications
Web-based tool for creating online surveys and collecting and analyzing survey data
A white paper from Citrix Online outlines the benefits of letting employees work from home.
Unclear about computer networking? We lay out the basics for nonprofits and libraries.
This article provides a roadmap to networking options for nonprofits and libraries and also offers some questions to help make the best choices while building a network to suit your organizations needs.
We'll show you how virtualization software works, what it can be used for, and a few virtual software packages your nonprofit or library may wish to consider.
Multi-user computing is a system, like Windows MultiPoint Server, through which several users access the same computer or server simultaneously. How could this benefit nonprofits and libraries? It can mean maintaining fewer machines for more users, helping cut costs.
How can you best communicate with your constituents by using text messages, web pages, and mobile applications? Idealware looks at each method in detail to help you navigate the options to deliver content and engage users in donations and ongoing conversations.
What's the best phone system - at the best price - to meet your organization's needs?
Learn about database management systems - including FileMaker Pro and how your organization can get it.
A primer on cloud computing - advantages and drawbacks for your organization
Internet-based constituent relationship tools can save money and the environment for your nonprofit or library.
Confused about the cloud and its security implications? Learn more the pros and cons of having your nonprofit or library's data online.
For a while, Microsoft Office was the only office suite in town. But in the last couple of years, a viable open source option has emerged: OpenOffice.org. Will OpenOffice.org work for your organization? Idealware does a head-to-head comparison of the two office suites.
Are your online communications working? How can you tell? In this article, we talk through four types of measures - views, followers, engagement, and conversion - that help you track your efforts to see if they're worthwhile.