Tech

CallHub collective texting peer to peer texting a new way to reach your supporters

A new way to reach and engage with your audience

Image courtesy of CallHub Guest blog by Tony Kokkad. Tony helps people learn about CallHub, which is bridging the communication gap for political campaigns, nonprofits and advocacy groups across the world through its Voice and SMS cloud based services. If you’ve been struggling with decreased engagement on your email campaigns or social media posts, especially… Read More

3 Reese's peanut butter cups arranged from smallest to largest

Hey, you got strategic technology in my organizational capacity!

By Chris Hanson, Co-founder and CEO of thedatabank, gbc It’s likely most of you reading this are too young to remember the classic Reese’s commercial from the 1980s about the accidental merging of peanut butter and chocolate. The premise behind this is that sometimes when you merge two things together, the result is something greater… Read More

computer screen with graphs

With so much going on, how can you find the time to be more “data driven”?

Guest post by Zach Shefska. Zach is a college dropout, entrepreneur, and data analytics nerd. As Director of the Fundraising Report Card, he helps nonprofits harness the power of their data to better carry out their missions. As a development professional, it’s safe to say you have a lot on your plate. Coordinating appeals, engaging… Read More

classroom full of computers

Why should I bother with technology training?

It can be easy to justify not scheduling time to sit through technology training. You have logged in before, and it seems intuitive enough, right? Why bother sitting through a potentially dull training when you can teach yourself how to use the tool? Technology training builds capacity Untrained staff members may waste time looking for… Read More

three flat stones lying on a piece of paper with arms and legs drawn around them in black ink. the first is holding up a barbell, the second is doing a jumping jack, and the third is running or doing aerobics

No Train, No Gain

Lesson learned At one time in my life, I worked at a nonprofit business reference library. We – or, the librarians, at least – provided patrons with access to computerized databases full of information for market research, finding startup funding, and more. Since I wasn’t a librarian, nobody seemed to think it was important for… Read More