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Phone Service over the Internet

Thu, 2015-01-15 00:55

Find out if your organization can save money — and perhaps gain additional benefits, such as enabling your workers to work anywhere — by switching to a VoIP (Voice over IP) phone system solution. VoIP means your nonprofit's phone calls and Internet would use the same infrastructure. Here we describe the available options and their pros and cons.

Litmos Learning Management System-Access to Discounted Rates

Wed, 2014-12-24 00:45

Cloud-based learning management system

Everything You Need to Know About VPNs

Sat, 2014-12-13 01:13

How your employees can work remotely — and even use public Wi-Fi — safely

Laptop Versus Tablet: What to Consider

Wed, 2014-12-03 01:15

Mobile devices are handy for working in the field and on the go. But should you choose a tablet or a laptop — or a hybrid of the two? We cover the pros and cons of all the options.

Program Evaluation for Foundations

Tue, 2014-11-11 01:19

In our increasingly data-driven world, organizations — both nonprofits and foundations — need more than ever to be able to measure and monitor the effectiveness of their programs. It's difficult to improve program services or reach without first measuring current effectiveness. Although program evaluation really is a strategy, not a software program, there are tools that can help organizations accurately and confidently collect, measure, and monitor the outcomes and effectiveness of their programs.

Tools to Collect and Analyze Field Data

Sat, 2014-11-08 01:48

To gather data about your programs, you might not even have to leave your office. Technology can help you meet your constituents where they are and make sense of the information you collect from them. What kinds of tools are available? In this article, we look at a few good options to collect and analyze data in the field.

Collaboration Tools for Foundations

Sat, 2014-11-08 01:47

Collaboration is as integral to the work of foundations as it is to nonprofits. But with staff, board members, and other collaborators spread out across multiple geographic locations, it's not as easy as sitting around a table in a conference room. The right software can not only bridge the distance and unite dispersed staff, but also make it easy to present, review, and comment on information.

A Few Good Online Conferencing Tools

Sat, 2014-11-08 01:45

dding visuals to a phone conference can make a big difference — perhaps by showing a document, a software application, or slides. Or maybe your nonprofit wants to conduct a more formal online seminar — sometimes called a webinar. There are a number of affordable software packages that can help. We talked to five nonprofit professionals about the technology that has worked for them.

Reading Eggs 10-User Package, One-Year Initial Subscription

Tue, 2014-11-04 00:23

Online reading education program

Little Green Light Donor Management CRM, 1-Year Initial Subscription

Fri, 2014-10-17 22:36

Cloud-based donor management software

ReadyTalk Webinar 150, 1-Year Subscription-Access to Discounted Rates

Tue, 2014-07-15 01:08

Access to discounted rates for webinar service for up to 150 participants

NonProfitEasy Easy Start Plan 1-Year Subscription (Discounted)

Thu, 2014-07-03 01:47

Online data management software for two users and storage for up to 5,000 contacts at a 20 percent discount

NonProfitEasy Easy Start Plan 1-Year Subscription (Donated)

Thu, 2014-07-03 01:41

Online data management software for two users and storage for up to 5,000 contacts

Dell Venue 11 Pro Tablet

Fri, 2014-05-23 18:19

Recertified 2.4-GHz quad-core tablet with 2 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, 5,130-mAh battery, and Windows 8.1 operating system

Online Training in Technology Planning for Organizations with Fewer than 10 Staff Members

Thu, 2014-04-17 23:07

On-demand online training for planning technology infrastructure

Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 Tablet

Fri, 2014-04-11 02:15

Recertified 1.2-GHz dual-core tablet with 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, 3,500-mAh battery, and Android 4.1 operating system

eduGear UNOBOOK Educational Tablet

Fri, 2014-04-11 01:50

New 1.5-GHz dual-core tablet with 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, 10,800-mAh battery, and Android 4.2.2 operating system

Dell Latitude 10 Tablet

Fri, 2014-04-11 01:30

Recertified 1.8-GHz dual-core tablet with 2 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, 3,880-mAh battery, and Windows 8 Pro operating system

CauseVox Impact Plan, 1-Year Subscription

Wed, 2014-04-02 19:45

Online fundraising and crowdfunding platform with 4.25 percent transaction fee

CauseVox Pro Plan, 1-Year Subscription

Wed, 2014-04-02 19:36

Online fundraising and crowdfunding platform with 4 percent transaction fee