#GivingTuesday Donations Continue to Rise

Andrew VaethNonprofit Tech

November 27th, 2018 marked the 7th annual #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that falls directly after two of the largest shopping days of the year. People across the world take a moment away from the wants of holiday shopping and take time to give back to people in need. The results of 2018’s #GivingTuesday were astronomical. According to The … Read More

Silo Busting: Connecting Your Community

John SchoberNonprofit Collaboration, Nonprofit Tech

Community Silo

In our previous blog, we talked about the problem of organizational silos:  groups of people within an organization working and making decisions without the proper input from other stakeholders. Silos also exist across organizations in communities and are a problem because they lead to missed opportunities to address complex community challenges including, poverty, inclusion, homelessness, addiction, workforce development, and others. Silos … Read More

3 Tech Tips for Increased Donor Engagement

Andrew VaethNonprofit Tech

donor engagement

Technology has made engaging with donors incredibly convenient and effective. We are able to connect and build relationships like never before. In 2017, #GivingTuesday reached over 27.1 billion people on social media and raised over $300 million online. The power of social media alone can increase donor engagement, but there are other ways to spark retention. To get a deeper … Read More

5 Ways Technology Empowers Collective Impact

Andrew VaethNonprofit Collaboration, Nonprofit Tech

collective impact

The concept of Collective Impact has been around for several years. In order to truly affect change for the good in a community, multiple service organizations and stakeholders, all of which have different focuses, must work together. The problem of hunger is not solved just by the local food bank. It is solved by the local school system with distribution, … Read More

Board Portals for Nonprofits: Are They the Best Option For Your Nonprofit?

Andrew VaethBoard of Directors, Nonprofit Tech

board portal for nonprofits improves communication and efficiency

Last week I attended an educational seminar regarding nonprofit board of directors best practices put on by Business Volunteers Unlimited. The board members who attended were there to swap ideas and habits to better their own board. We all filled out a questionnaire which we then compared to a national survey from Stanford on Leadership and Management in the Nonprofit … Read More

How to Disaster-Proof Your Nonprofit Technology Plan

Andrew VaethNonprofit Tech

Disasters come in all shapes and sizes and if your nonprofit isn’t properly prepared, operations can come to a screeching halt with no warning. While technology is typically the solution to a number of disasters, nonprofits are often reluctant to adopt new business strategies, fearing implementation failure and poor user acceptance. However, incorporating technology doesn’t have to be hard–and when … Read More

2017 State of Nonprofit Technology Report Reveals: 3 Key Findings

Andrew VaethNonprofit Collaboration, Nonprofit Tech, Nonprofit Tools

Is technology really working for nonprofits? And how are nonprofits using it? We created the State of Nonprofit Technology Report survey with Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU) to better understand the state of nonprofit technology use across the nation. Through our survey findings, we discovered that the nonprofit industry has room for improvement where technology is concerned. The top 3 trends, … Read More

Why Paywalls are Detrimental to Nonprofit Technology

Andrew VaethNonprofit Tech

A nonprofit can find value in a technology designed just for them. For instance, a tool that allows for easy collaboration among nonprofit constituents can be extremely powerful. Yet, too often a paywall, or a limit to how many users can have a license for a certain price, denies access to users who need the technology. In this instance, a … Read More

4 Nonprofit Technology Trends That Should Be on Your Radar in 2018

Andrew VaethNonprofit Tech

From fundraising strategies to marketing tactics, there are several technology trends affecting the future of the nonprofit sector. Whether networking with donors or collaborating with constituents, it’s important to look ahead when investing in the future of your nonprofit. Follow along as we list four technology trends to watch in 2018. 1. Mobile Fundraising  Of the many trends expected to … Read More

3 Ways Cureo’s Nonprofit Technology Enhances Cross-Team Collaboration

Andrew VaethNonprofit Collaboration, Nonprofit Tech

Does your nonprofit have a collaboration tool that allows you to consolidate and manage messages, tasks, and documents across teams? Separate teams that collaborate on certain projects need the ease of such technology. From various meetings and conversations to events and fundraisers, Cureo is your one-stop shop for organized collaboration. Ready to fuel cross-team collaboration with Cureo? Check out the … Read More