TechSoup@PND

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

What's New in Windows 10

What's New in Windows 10

Carlos Bergfeld  |  September 14, 2015

Windows 10 is here, and for end users it introduces a new Start menu, Web browser, personal digital assistant, and more. For IT admins, the latest version of Windows includes features like Azure Active Directory support and Windows Update for Business....

From Like to Love: Developing an Online Engagement Strategy

From Like to Love: Developing an Online Engagement Strategy

Dan Rivas  |  August 3, 2015

How do you develop relationships online that your viewers just can't quit? These two case studies look at small organizations that have developed engagement strategies that go way beyond the usual Facebook post or email blast....

Easy Ways for Your Organization to Go Green (Part 1)

Easy Ways for Your Organization to Go Green (Part 1)

Anna Jaeger, Jim Lynch, Sarah Washburn  |  June 30, 2015

Given their limited resources, how can nonprofits implement greener practices? TechSoup's Jim Lynch and Caravan Studios' Sarah Washburn and Anna Jaeger share five easy things you can do right now to make a big impact on your organization's environmental footprint....

Funding Technology Projects

Funding Technology Projects

Kyle Henri Andrei  |  May 27, 2015

Can you reduce your organization's technology expenses and raise funds for new tech at the same time? TechSoup's Kyle Henri Andrei says yes....

How to Choose and Work With Technology Consultants

How to Choose and Work With Technology Consultants

Dan Rivas  |  April 2, 2015

In the latest article in our TechSoup@PND series, Dan Rivas helps nonprofits determine what kind of professional technology help they need, how much it will cost, and how to hire and work with a tech consultant....

Everything You Need to Know About VPNs

Everything You Need to Know About VPNs

Nick Mediati  |  January 29, 2015

In the latest article in our TechSoup series, Nick Mediati explains what a virtual private network is, why your organization probably needs one, and the options for establishing and maintaining this type of secure connection to your servers....

Program Evaluation for Foundations

Program Evaluation for Foundations

Elizabeth Pope  |  December 9, 2014

In the latest article in our TechSoup series, Idealware's Elizabeth Pope describes a framework her organization designed to help foundations and their grantees collect and make sense of program data....

Tools to Collect and Analyze Field Data

Tools to Collect and Analyze Field Data

Soha El Borno  |  November 12, 2014

In the latest article in our TechSoup series, Soha El Borno provides a guide to data collection and analysis tools that can help nonprofits better understand constituent needs....

Understanding and Improving Email Deliverability

Understanding and Improving Email Deliverability

Chris Bernard, Colin Pizarek  |  October 8, 2014

In the latest article in our TechSoup series, Idealware's Chris Bernard and Colin Pizarek explore practices and tools that can help your organization's emails reach their intended audience....

Best Practices: How to Hashtag

Best Practices: How to Hashtag

Ginny Mies  |  July 2, 2014

In the latest article in our TechSoup series, content curator Ginny Mies gives an overview of what hashtags do and how to track them, and defines five best practices for using them in your organization's social media efforts....

Four Great Resources for Foundation Technology

Four Great Resources for Foundation Technology

Jim Lynch  |  June 4, 2014

In the latest article in our TechSoup@PND series, TechSoup staff writer Jim Lynch highlights a handful of organizations and initiatives that are helping funders leverage technology to further their goals....

Why the Nonprofit Blog Is Here to Stay

Why the Nonprofit Blog Is Here to Stay

Chris Lane  |  May 7, 2014

In the latest article in our TechSoup@PND series, Idealware's Chris Lane explains why the blog format not only is still relevant but remains a powerful tool in the hands of organizations looking to develop and build an audience for their stories....

Collaboration Tools for Foundations

Collaboration Tools for Foundations

Laura S. Quinn  |  April 2, 2014

In the latest article in our TechSoup@PND series, Idealware's Laura S. Quinn reviews six kinds of online tools that can help funders coordinate their efforts over time and distance....

Phones on a Shoestring Budget

Phones on a Shoestring Budget

Kyle Henri Andrei, Laura Quinn  |  March 4, 2014

Despite the increasing popularity of email, social media, and other online networking tools, organizations still depend on the telephone for a good portion of their communications. But technology has also brought dramatic changes to telephone service, and the options for purchasing a new voice communications system are more numerous than ever before — and more confusing. Idealware's Laura S. Quinn and Kyle Henri Andrei break the issue down into key questions and available options that will help your organization make the best choice....

The Basics of Grant and Prospect Research

The Basics of Grant and Prospect Research

Kyle Henri Andrei  |  February 26, 2014

Software tools are only one part of researching grants and prospects. Each process requires a different approach, and defining those approaches can help provide context to better understand the specific tools that can help; in this article, IdealWare's Kyle Henri Andrei describes some of these approaches that can help you identify and research funders and make tracking your results more manageable at the same time....