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6 Steps to Getting Your Nonprofit to Embrace New Technology

By Abby Curcio on June 9, 2016 at 12:05 PM

 

Many nonprofits struggle to keep up in today’s ever-changing technology environment. However, even when organizations suffer glaring inefficiencies, investing in new technology to alleviate these issues is rarely a top priority. Your Board might argue that the learning curve for adopting new technologies is too steep or that your organization has exhausted its budget. After all, nonprofits have limited resources and Boards are quick to shoot down any investment that will not provide an immediate benefit to members. Improving your backend systems will lighten your staff’s workload and allow them to focus on the programs and projects that your members value. Presenting a comprehensive, well-thought-out proposal will force your Board to take you seriously and help you prepare for any objections. However, writing a formal proposal is a huge undertaking and many don’t know where to begin. Here are six steps to take: 

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Why Public Charities Should Take the 501(h) Election [Part 2]

By Abby Curcio on March 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM

While the process of taking the 501(h) election might seem confusing, it is actually quite simple. Nonprofits elect to be covered by the newer regulations simply by filling out Form 5768 and sending it to the IRS.

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Why Your Nonprofit Should Lobby Lawmakers [Part 1]

By Abby Curcio on March 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Nonprofits play an important role in our society. These organizations address the needs of vulnerable communities and build awareness around issues that are often neglected. Given the nature of their work, it is crucial that nonprofits work to inform the public policy debate and advocate on behalf of the communities they serve. 

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The Top Grassroots Advocacy Software for Nonprofits

By Abby Curcio on February 19, 2016 at 3:28 PM


(Blog Updated 10/28/2019 to reflect changes in grassroots advocacy software market)

Grassroots advocacy software is a key component to any nonprofit's public policy efforts and they give organizations a leg up in engaging their member and supporter networks with elected officials. As the advocacy software space continues to grow nonprofits will have access to newer and better tools. We've put together a list (in no particular order) of some of the top available options for nonprofits:
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