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Do You Need a New Donor Management System?

Tue, 2011-03-15 19:31

How do you know if you should switch, or stick with the donor management system that you have?

HP Proliant ML350 G4 x64 Server, Admin Fee: $563.00 USD

Fri, 2011-03-11 00:24

Refurbished 3.0 GHz Xeon server with 64-bit Windows Server 2003 operating system

Lenovo C2D ThinkPad X61 Tablet PC, 1.6 GHz, Admin Fee: $510.00 USD

Fri, 2011-03-11 00:21

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

Tue, 2011-03-08 01:40

Accounting and financial management software with a choice from six
editions (electronic delivery only)

A Few Good Online Survey Tools for Your Nonprofit

Fri, 2011-03-04 19:19

Surveys can be a huge help in understanding what your constituents think and how successful your programs are.

Caspio Bridge Lite Package (1-year subscription), Admin Fee: $48.00 USD

Wed, 2011-03-02 01:30

One-year subscription to online database with tools for building database applications

FluidSurveys Pro, 1-Year Subscription, Admin Fee: $30.00 USD

Wed, 2011-03-02 01:27

Web-based tool for creating online surveys and collecting and analyzing survey data

Workshifting Benefits: The Bottom Line

Tue, 2011-02-15 19:16

A white paper from Citrix Online outlines the benefits of letting employees work from home.

Networking 101: Concepts and Definitions

Wed, 2011-02-09 21:33

Unclear about computer networking? We lay out the basics for nonprofits and libraries.

Networking 101: Understanding Your Needs and Options

Wed, 2011-02-09 21:32

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.

Virtualization 101

Thu, 2011-02-03 22:39

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.

Virtualizing for a Multi-User Environment

Thu, 2011-02-03 22:37

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.

Engaging Constituents Using Mobile Technology

Thu, 2011-02-03 22:32

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.

Phone Systems on a Shoestring

Thu, 2011-02-03 21:19

What's the best phone system - at the best price - to meet your organization's needs?

A Nonprofit's Introduction to FileMaker Pro

Thu, 2011-02-03 21:13

Learn about database management systems - including FileMaker Pro and how your organization can get it.

Cloud Basics for Nonprofits and Libraries

Thu, 2011-02-03 21:09

A primer on cloud computing - advantages and drawbacks for your organization

CRM in the Cloud

Mon, 2011-01-31 21:55

Internet-based constituent relationship tools can save money and the environment for your nonprofit or library.

Security in the Cloud

Fri, 2011-01-28 21:35

Confused about the cloud and its security implications? Learn more the pros and cons of having your nonprofit or library's data online.

Microsoft Office vs. OpenOffice.org

Fri, 2011-01-28 21:22

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.

Measuring Online Communication Effectiveness

Fri, 2011-01-28 21:14

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.