TechSoup@PND

Through an arrangement with TechSoup, PND is pleased to offer a series of articles about the effective use of technology by nonprofits.

4 Things Your Nonprofit Actually Needs to Do Before 2019

4 Things Your Nonprofit Actually Needs to Do Before 2019

Stephen Jackson  |  July 16, 2018

As the pace of technology continues to accelerate, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed, writes TechSoup's Stephen Jackson. But doing these four things now will help keep your organization ahead of the curve....

8 Digital Fundraising Tips for 2018

8 Digital Fundraising Tips for 2018

Michael Stein  |  June 14, 2018

Ready to supercharge your fundraising results? These tips from digital strategist Michael Stein are sure to help....

What Type of Data Should My Nonprofit or Foundation Collect?

What Type of Data Should My Nonprofit or Foundation Collect?

Alexandra Pittman  |  May 21, 2018

What type of data should your social impact organization be collecting? Alexandra Pittman, founder and CEO of ImpactMatter, a platform designed to make it easy for organizations to track trends hiding in their data, shares some advice....

GDPR Takes Effect in May 2018 — Is Your Nonprofit Ready?

GDPR Takes Effect in May 2018 — Is Your Nonprofit Ready?

Andrea Simandi, Cameron Birge  |  April 16, 2018

Europe's new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), takes effect May 25, and it will impact some nonprofits in the United States. Microsoft's Cameron Birge and Andrea Simandi explain....

How Nonprofits Can Raise More Money: 6 Trends to Watch

How Nonprofits Can Raise More Money: 6 Trends to Watch

Michael Stein  |  March 14, 2018

Against a backdrop marked by political turmoil and rapid technological change, TechSoup contributor Stein highlights six trends for nonprofits to consider as they create and implement their fundraising and donor engagement plans for the year....

6 Tips to Help You Select the Right Online Fundraising Platform

6 Tips to Help You Select the Right Online Fundraising Platform

Michael Stein  |  February 14, 2018

Selecting an online fundraising platform is a great opportunity to boost your organization's capacity to engage with supporters and raise money, but the process can be daunting. In this short article, tech consultant Michael Stein shares six things you can do to help the selection process go smoothly....

How to Choose a CMS for Your Nonprofit

How to Choose a CMS for Your Nonprofit

Wes Holing  |  January 22, 2018

The content management system (CMS) is the core of your website. And because it drives so much of your Web visitors' experience, there's a lot to consider before settling on one....

9 Tips to Maximize Your Giving Tuesday

9 Tips to Maximize Your Giving Tuesday

Michael Stein  |  November 15, 2017

Giving Tuesday is right around the corner, but there's still time for your organization to implement these commonsense tips from tech writer Michael Stein....

5 Steps to an Effective Content Strategy for Your Nonprofit

5 Steps to an Effective Content Strategy for Your Nonprofit

Jenna Martin  |  October 17, 2017

"Content strategy" is everywhere, even though the term leaves many scratching their heads. In the latest installment of our series, TechSoup's Jenna Martin shows you what a content strategy should address and how to develop one for your nonprofit....

What Is TechSoup? Stick to Our Knitting?

What Is TechSoup? Stick to Our Knitting?

Daniel Ben-Horin  |  August 14, 2017

Daniel Ben-Horin shares a few thoughts about the mission of Compumentor/TechSoup, the tech-focused vehicle for social change he founded back in 1987....

What You Need to Know About Microsoft Office 365 Nonprofit

What You Need to Know About Microsoft Office 365 Nonprofit

Ginny Mies  |  June 22, 2017

Is your staff spread across several locations? Do they want to do their work on personal devices like smartphones or tablets? Do you have a limited IT budget? Ginny Mies explains why Microsoft Office 365 Nonprofit may be the answer....

A Few Good Methods for Processing Credit Cards

A Few Good Methods for Processing Credit Cards

Dan Rivas, Kyle Henri Andrei  |  May 18, 2017

Whether you're receiving donations over the phone, processing on-site registration fees at your next conference, or ringing up purchases at a booth, gift shop, or craft fair, there are a number of ways to accept credit cards as payment....

Microsoft Office vs. OpenOffice.Org

Microsoft Office vs. OpenOffice.Org

Dan Rivas  |  March 14, 2017

How do open-source productivity suites compare to Office 2016 — and does it make sense for your organization to choose free, community-based software rather than the commercially licensed offering from Microsoft? Dan Rivas breaks it down....

How to Up Your Digital Marketing and Fundraising Game in 2017

How to Up Your Digital Marketing and Fundraising Game in 2017

Michael Stein  |  February 15, 2017

The start of a new year is the perfect time, says Michael Stein, to figure out how your organization can push the envelope on its digital efforts to engage constituents, grow its list, and raise more money....

Power Up Your Organization's Data With Microsoft's Power BI

Power Up Your Organization's Data With Microsoft's Power BI

Susan Hope Bard  |  January 18, 2017

With a little help from her colleague Jordan McCarthy, Tech Soup's Susan Hope Bard shows you how to use Microsoft BI to gather data from different sources, prepare it, and show it in bar graphs, line charts, maps, and more....