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This Week's News for Nonprofit Technology - May 12 2023 Featured

This Week's News for Nonprofit Technology - May 12 2023 Markus Winkler

Welcome to our roundup of the latest nonprofit technology news! From the week ending May 12, 2023, we've scoured the headlines to bring you the most important updates and noteworthy stories in the field. Whether you're a nonprofit professional, tech enthusiast, or simply curious about the latest trends in this space, we've got you covered. So sit back, grab a cup of coffee, and dive into what's new and exciting in the world of nonprofit technology.

Nonprofit Technology Week Kicks Off Worldwide

Nonprofit Technology Week has begun worldwide, and nonprofit organizations are eager to learn about the latest digital marketing and fundraising trends. The biennial Nonprofit Tech for Good Report is a valuable resource that nonprofit professionals can use to gain insights into how other organizations use technology to promote their cause. The report, which is based on the responses of 1732 professionals from 116 countries, covers topics such as website and email communications, online fundraising, social media, and professional development in the nonprofit sector. Nonprofit Tech for Good also offers low-cost certificate programs, webinars, and research reports related to digital marketing and fundraising. This week promises to be an exciting one for nonprofit professionals who are passionate about using technology to make a difference in the world.[1][2]

Tech Innovations Boost Nonprofit Impact

Tech Impact's innovative tools and support through Office 365 SharePoint and Salesforce have enabled nonprofits to improve their reporting systems, break down communication silos, and evaluate their program's performance effectively. These improvements have been critical in driving positive outcomes for clients. Tech Impact's IT infrastructure is robust, secure, and reliable, which is essential for nonprofits in the digital age. They aim to help nonprofits achieve their goals with minimal costs and effort by leveraging proven cloud technologies.

Thanks to Tech Impact's flexible and scalable data tracking system, nonprofits can gather, track, and analyze complex data in real-time. This system is vital in tracking session progress, outcome assessments, and many other types of data, all in one centralized location. Through Tech Impact's programs, driven students can earn certifications, resources, and experience needed to move forward in their careers in the technology sector. It's challenging for nonprofits to meet the ever-growing demand of society, but Tech Impact's tech innovations have significantly contributed to boosting their impact.[3][4]

Donations Go Digital: Nonprofits Embrace Virtual Fundraising

Nonprofits are increasingly turning to virtual fundraising as a way to engage donors and raise money. With more individuals spending time online, virtual fundraising events have become popular among nonprofits. These events range from virtual auctions, concerts and galas, to online peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns. Additionally, many nonprofits are incorporating social media and video platforms to reach audiences and garner support. Donors are responding positively to these digital campaigns, with online giving growing by 12.1% in the past year. As the environment for fundraising continues to evolve, nonprofits are recognizing the importance of embracing digital strategies to reach and engage donors.[5][6]

Nonprofits Adopt Augmented and Virtual Reality for Outreach

Nonprofits are embracing augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) technology for outreach purposes. By utilizing these technologies, nonprofits can create immersive experiences that showcase their mission and spark interest in potential donors. Furthermore, AR/VR offerings can give individuals a deeper understanding of the impact of donations. For instance, an organization that funds clean water projects may provide an AR/VR experience that shows the transformation of a community once clean water is accessible. Through these innovative approaches, nonprofits can enhance their reach and increase donations to support their goals.[7][8]

Tech Partnerships Benefit Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit organizations are exploring new strategies to secure funding for their tech needs. One of the key strategies being explored is partnerships with technology companies. These partnerships offer an opportunity for nonprofits to access the latest technology at a reduced cost. In return, technology companies can benefit from increased exposure and brand recognition. By maximizing impact and utilizing innovative approaches nonprofits hope to create sustainable funding solutions that enable them to continue their essential work in the years ahead. Through strategic partnerships, nonprofits can find the support they need to keep pace with the rapidly evolving technological landscape.[9][10]

Nonprofit Tech Education and Training Gaps Need Attention

Nonprofit organizations are increasing their use of technology, but there are gaps in education and training that need attention. These gaps can hinder the ability of nonprofits to effectively use technology for their mission. It is important for nonprofit leaders to invest in their personal capacity to use technology skillfully and equitably through training opportunities like the yearly NTC conference. Additionally, partnerships with organizations like Tech Impact can provide nonprofits with the tools and resources needed to utilize technology effectively and improve their performance management processes. By addressing these gaps, nonprofits can better serve their communities and achieve their missions.[11][12]

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