TechSoup@PND

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

Grantmaker tech trends that nonprofits should know about

Grantmaker tech trends that nonprofits should know about

Chantal Forster March 25, 2021

Based on the organization's 2020 State of Philanthropy Tech survey, TAG's Forster identifies key practices already under way in the technology world for funders, as well as new practices that have emerged as a result of the pandemic and racial justice protests in 2020....

Nonprofit social media benchmarks 2021

Nonprofit social media benchmarks 2021

Witt Godden February 26, 2021

As the digital landscape continue to change in 2021, writes Godden, expect social media to assume an even more central role in your nonprofit's ability to build, engage, and leverage its community....

The rise of the data-driven nonprofit

The rise of the data-driven nonprofit

Katharine Bierce January 22, 2021

In the middle of a devastating pandemic, writes Bierce, what was once politiely referred to as digital transformation has now become a digital imperative....

Is it time to rethink your sponsorship strategy?

Is it time to rethink your sponsorship strategy?

Shannon Cherry December 24, 2020

If there's a silver lining to the dark cloud that was 2020, writes Cherry, it might be the incentive it gave development professionals to change the way they approach fundraising events and corporate sponsorships....

Nonprofit Fundraising in an Age of Uncertainty

Nonprofit Fundraising in an Age of Uncertainty

Michael Stein November 27, 2020

In these uncertain times, supporting a nonprofit can be a source of both inspiration and empowerment. But first, writes Stein, you have to find and persuade would-be donors that your nonprofit merits their support....

Can I Tweet That? Charities and Social Media in an Election Year

Can I Tweet That? Charities and Social Media in an Election Year

David A. Levitt October 26, 2020

Given the lack of guidance from the IRS addressing the use of social media by 501(c)(3) charities in the context of election-related activities, Levitt addresses considerations for its use by nonprofits looking to engage in these activities....

Due Diligence: What Grantees Need to Know

Due Diligence: What Grantees Need to Know

Martha Lackritz-Peltier September 21, 2020

Due diligence. Most people are familiar with the term, but do they know what it means for nonprofit grantees? Lackritz-Peltier, general counsel at TechSoup, breaks it down....

What's the Difference Between a Nonprofit and a Charity?

What's the Difference Between a Nonprofit and a Charity?

Martha Lackritz-Peltier August 27, 2020

In the first installment of a new series that will examine basic concepts in nonprofit law, Lackritz-Peltier considers some of the legal differences between nonprofits, charities, public charities, and private foundations....

Nonprofit Fundraising in the Age of Uncertainty

Nonprofit Fundraising in the Age of Uncertainty

Michael Stein July 21, 2020

The situation for most nonprofits in 2020 feels similar to and yet more complex than the Great Recession, writes Stein, but there are things that nonprofit fundraisers can do to survive these tough times and emerge on the other end of it with a more positive approach to donor engagement and fundraising.... 

Getting Started With Slack

Getting Started With Slack

Amy Hooper May 25, 2020

In our new COVID work-at-home world, business collaboration tool Slack is making it easier for remote teams to work productively. TechSoup's Hooper provides some tips to help your teams get the most out of it....

Guidelines for Configuring Zoom at Your Nonprofit

Guidelines for Configuring Zoom at Your Nonprofit

Michael Enos April 27, 2020

As COVID-19 has spread globally, usage of the Zoom video conferencing app has skyrocketed, but as TechSoup's Enos explains, nonprofits using the app should pay attention to how it's configured....

Tips for Holding Virtual Meetings During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tips for Holding Virtual Meetings During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Stephen Jackson, Shannon Cherry March 25, 2020

With the spread of COVID-19 in the United States, more and more of us are working from home and conducting business via virtual meetings. Jackson and Cherry's practical tips are designed to help you get the most out of those meetings.... 

Why TechSoup Signed the #SaveDotOrg Letter

Why TechSoup Signed the #SaveDotOrg Letter

Jim Lynch December 19, 2019

The nonprofit in charge of the dot-org domain has agreed to sell the subsidiary that administers the domain to a private equity firm. Lynch explains why that is a misguided idea....