12 Productivity Tools for Nonprofits (2021 Update)

Wild Apricot

website-and-technologyAlyssa had no idea what she was getting into when she landed her first role as the Admin Coordinator at a small association in Chicago. While her duties seemed clear-cut in the job description, she quickly realized what a mess everything was on the.

200+ Amazing Free or Cheap Nonprofit Software Tools

Wild Apricot

Although nonprofits are often resistant to technological change, there are many software solutions that can solve any manual task your nonprofit is doing right now. website-and-technologyFeeling like you're doing too many tasks by hand? That's because you probably are.

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Minimizing Communication Tool Overload


Then, one day, a colleague introduced a new tool that promised to free up your inbox and improve collaboration—and it did. Then another tool came along to solve a different problem, and then another, and another. Technology is supposed to make your work life easier, not more exhausting.

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Tech Tools for Chapters


To help with this, we’ve compiled a list of available tools and resources that chapters can use to address many of these tasks. Keep in mind that there are a gazillion+ tools and new technologies coming online every day so this list is far from completeRunning a successful chapter can be a daunting task and nothing makes it more so than the operational side of things.

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A CHRO’s Perspective on Substance Use in the Workplace: Supportive Strategies to Help Your Workforce Thrive

Speaker: Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Psychiatry and Naj Wright, MBA, C-Suite HR Executive

Through advances in technology and access to care, managers can be empowered to serve as the front line of defense to help identify employee AUD and SUD concerns before they escalate. Understanding AUD and SUD, and providing tools for your workforce to overcome the challenges that they pose, is key to fostering strong mental health at work. Join us for this important how-to discussion.

Adapting and evolving: Leveraging tools to better serve our communities


Thanks to member experts and resources, CAI has been there as your constant supporter , leveraging tools and resources to help our communities through these challenges. Technology has been a driving factor of change in recent years, but the pandemic kicked that change into overdrive.

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4 questions to ask when selecting e-learning authoring tools.

YourMembership Blog

April 2017 has been a big month for e-learning authoring tools with the release of Articulate Storyline 3 and Adobe Captivate 2017. eLearning Industry News + Trends Product Information Thought Leaders e-learning elearning strategy learning management system learning technology selection online learning online learning coursesIs purchasing or subscribing the best approach to build your association’s online learning courses?

Technology in the Workplace: Merging Boomers and Millennials


As even the most traditional workplaces are modernizing their technology systems and creating technology-based strategies, the lines between younger and older generations are clear. Their native understanding of technology widens the gap among a workforce even more. How then do organizations harness the intuitive understanding of younger generations and the strong-work ethic and resourceful old generations to make a technology-based strategy the most effective?

Webinar Recap: Maximizing the New Events Normal with Tech Tools


Conclusion: there are technology solutions that can help now and in the future when things return to normal. ePly event technology event planning and promotionCOVID-19 affected the events industry in a multitude of ways.

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Interview with an Expert: Emilio Arocho, Director of Technology and Digital Strategy at FDLI

Blue Sky eLearn

As Director of Technology and Digital Strategy at the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI), he facilitates data-driven decision making across teams and tailors cloud architecture and business processes to anticipate and exceed stakeholder demands. How long have you been involved with technology in the association space? What are some of the most common questions you get about technology? Ignoring emerging technology and digital practices is a bad idea.

Association Growth Strategy: 6 Tech Tools to Drive Member Recruitment + Retention

Higher Logic

Association membership in the modern age is all about providing people with real value on their terms, and strategically leveraging technology is an effective way to attract and retain those members who you’ll transform into your trusty advocates. When you invest in this tech tool, you’re investing in the professional growth of your members. Data Collection / Automation Tools. Read: 3 Creative Ways Associations and Nonprofits Can Use Volunteer Management Tools.

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Simplifying Social with a Content Curation Tool

YourMembership Blog

Technology. A Tool to Simplify Social. To counteract this “temptation,” efficiency tools are paramount. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Pricing. Company. News + Press. Customers. Management Team. Partner Programs. Corporate Responsibility. Inside YM. Careers. Contact.

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2020 Association Technology Trends And Predictions

Nimble AMS

Want to know what’s on the horizon for association technology in 2020? But when it comes to association technology trends, you don’t necessarily have to look far into the future to see the road ahead. Nimble AMS Technology

Best Association Management Tools: What Combination of Technologies Do You Need?

HighRoad Solution

Are we making the most of the tools we have? If you’re a tech leader at an association, you probably find yourself struggling with the same questions over and over. Questions like: How do I support the unique organizational structure of an association? How can the tech stack support the lead generation goals of the marketing team? How do we increase engagement and boost retention? Is it time to add new elements to our tech stack? Association Management

Problems Associations Have When Upscaling Marketing Technology

HighRoad Solution

Marketing technology, or MarTech, is more powerful than ever these days. You can upgrade to tools that will revolutionize your association’s communication strategy, automate new member recruitment, and provide powerful data-driven insights

Problems Associations Have When Upscaling Marketing Technology

HighRoad Solution

Marketing technology, or MarTech, is more powerful than ever these days. You can upgrade to tools that will revolutionize your association’s communication strategy, automate new member recruitment, and provide powerful data-driven insights

Engage Your Membership with Social Technology [Case Study]

Higher Logic

So it gave members a voice and a platform with powerful social networking, discussion, and information-sharing tools. The Challenge: Increase engagement by upgrading online collaboration tools. The association turned to Higher Logic’s online community platform, an industry leader in cloud-based networking, collaboration and mobile membership tools for associations and nonprofits. Online Community Engagement Member Engagement Collaboration Tools Integration

Becoming a Champion of Technological Innovation

Association Success

I’ve always embraced technology, and I’ve pushed that forward in every position I’ve been in. Today’s technological advancements present many possibilities and solutions for organizations. Although most people can agree that there is always room for improvement, there are limitations and doubts surrounding the idea of bringing in new technology into operations and changing the way things work. How can you encourage your organization to embrace a tech culture?

Tech Tools to Create Cool Content for Social Media

Association Adviser

” She always has great suggestions for tech tools that are easy, inexpensive and fun. Technology Beth Ziesenis mobile apps social media tech tools technology Beth Ziesenis is known as “Your Nerdy Best Friend.” I always make sure I check out her sessions when. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

IA Statement on Communications and Technology Subcommittee Hearing


Washington, D.C. – Today, IA President and CEO K.

2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference Focus on Tools and Strategies

Wild Apricot

Nearly 1200 people working in nonprofits and technology will come together from around the world for the 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco, April 26-28, 2009. More than ever, technology is helping nonprofits tap into and build communities to create social change. At this NTC, we'll pay special attention to the tools and strategies that are reshaping.(

The Essential Association Membership Tool

Association Adviser

Features Membership Technology association education Blue Sky Broadcast learning management system LMS member education online education online learning online training professional developmentAlmost every association has considered expanding the reach of their education programs from location-based events, and the accessibility of other educational resources, by providing online learning. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

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How to Tame Technology

Association Adviser

” But, according to the association technology experts we consulted, if you don’t get some more features soon, you ain’t going to have more members. feature, you’ll see that our research shows association leaders are more likely to invest in new tools, technologies and processes than they are in hiring more people. Technology is no longer a siloed department. Common association technology mistakes. Technology success stories.

What Technology Makes the Must-Have List?

YourMembership Blog

Technology. What Technology Makes the Must-Have List? Working in a technology company means we have a lot of early adopters. I recently asked this group of experts what technology they couldn’t live without. Such a handy tool to make sure you go exactly where you intend to. Okay, so we also have some comedians at YourMembership.com but velcro is technology in the sense that technology is only a tool for helping you become more efficient.

Small but Mighty – Tech Tools on a Budget


A small budget doesn’t mean your organization’s technology can’t be mighty. If you weren’t able to hear their recent presentations, here are some tools that level the IT playing field and help minnows swim alongside the sharks. This software gives you the tools to create attention grabbing email campaigns that turn leads into customers. It’s an electronic world with technology driving organizational communications and growth.

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Next #CultureChat: Culture and Technology

Jamie Notter

But we think this topic is worth waiting for, Culture and Technology: Technology doesn’t just impact productivity and efficiency--it can shape your culture. How you use intranets, internal online communities, and even basic information sharing tools will end up pushing your culture in one direction or another, so you’d better make it intentional. There are also specific technologies designed to shape culture that can be employed.

6 Signs You’re Putting up with Association Technology That Deserves to Go


The question is: can your association’s technology support your association’s goals in 2021 and beyond? In 2020, you relied on technology to quickly shift direction so you could continue to deliver value to members and attendees. Was it because of your technology?

5 ways to set chapters up for success through technology

Nimble AMS

Five ways you can set your chapters up for success through technology. Provide the tools to make chapter management easy. To successfully carry out operations and make informed decisions, they need access to information, data and technology.

Ten Criteria for Vetting Event Technology Solution Providers (Updated)

Velvet Chainsaw

Over the past decade, there have been significant upgrades and newcomers in the event technology space. There are several hundred event technology providers competing to win your business. Before you take a look under the hood or consider test driving a core technology that you’re going to make part of your event and business processes, consider these ten criteria for vetting: 1. It’s never a good idea to be on the bleeding edge with any technology.

The Right Tools for the Job

Association Management

Technology associations based on standards efforts share many common goals and challenges. While organizational goals may differ, most new initiatives focus on developing a set of standards and associated specifications around a new or “improved” technology, promoting those standards in the industry to accelerate adoption, and ensuring the right marketing and communications programs are in place to keep a solid drumbeat of messaging to both members and the marketplace.

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Technology Considerations for Moving to a Virtual Office


These organizations have leveraged digital workplace tools to get work completed, communicate, and collaborate all from outside of a physical office. What follows are some key technology considerations before you make the leap. Choose Your Technology Infrastructure Wisely.

Venues and Destinations Use Virtual Planning Tools for Clients

Associations Now

Recognizing that these steps still need to happen for clients with meetings planned for the months ahead, many venues and destinations are relying on virtual planning tools to help get the job done. Hotels are also embracing virtual planning tools.

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100 Online Tools for Non-Profits

Wild Apricot

Tight in the budget and short on staff, non-profits are always on the lookout for new ways to get things done — and the Internet is a real treasure trove of useful tools. Tags: Non-profit technology Fundraising nptech Web 2.0 Here are 100 different applications to help you out with a variety of tasks from project tracking and collaboration to donor and membership management, and from building your non-profit website to tracking its effectiveness.( read more ).

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Purchasing New Association Technology

Higher Logic

Purchasing new technology is a big undertaking. Ariel Brandt Lautman , Online Community Manager for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, has a list of questions to review before she purchases new technology. What Functionality Do You Need in This Tool? Make a list of essential functionality that other tools will not provide. The more people on your team, the more likely it is you’ll have different tolerances for technology.

Technology: The Communication Enabler

Association Success

As a systems developer for 10+ years, a manager for about a year, and yes, a huge techy, I have firmly come to believe in the importance of technology for assisting in building bridges and opening communications between people. One primary example of how problems manifest between silos is when different departments use overlapping and incompatible technologies while still expecting them to work together. Harness the power of your IT department to break down silos.

Follow the Technology Trends and Don’t Get Left Behind - Moery Company

Moery Company

Today’s association business environment requires us to stay abreast of ever-evolving technologies, and be ready to pivot. At one time, email was the shiny new sales tool. In fact, technology is moving fast in every industry, and we must stay ahead of the curve to meet our business objectives with success. Everyone has access to these tools, and you don’t need a fancy tracking platform to get started.

100 More Online Tools for Non-Profits – Part 1

Wild Apricot

You’ll find a variety of tech tools in this 2-part series, from volunteer and member management, to web publishing and document sharing, to back office tasks, project management, and more.( application nonprofit non-profit Non-profit Communications Non-profit technology nptech Web 2.0 read more ). web based software web-based software

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Technology truths for meetings and events

Aaron Wolowiec

I’ve admitted it before, and I’ll do it again: I’m a social media and technology addict. So when I’m choosing conferences to attend, I look for technology use. In the first half of this year, American Express Global Business and Travel surveyed 336 meeting planners and 161 meeting and event attendees to learn more about the evolving landscape of technology in meetings. How do you use technology for your meetings and events?

Do Associations Really Get Technology?

Association Adviser

There are two things you can count on this time of year: One, tech will be at the center of the last-minute holiday shopping blitz; and two, many of the latest tech tools and gadgets will be on the. Features Technology 2016 AGC of America APCO International Blue Sky Blue Sky Broadcast California Association of Health Facilities Innovation Maryland Asoscition of CPAs naylor technology Timberlake

10 virtual event tools you can use to move your meetings online

Association Success

Here’s a list of the tools and software we’ve found that are most likely to help organizations, their members and businesses stay in contact while working safely from home. . The oft-used tool is one of the easiest ways to connect, especially for quick meetings.

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