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Tech Roundup: Google+ for Nonprofits

Did you know that Google+ is the second-largest social networking site in the world? It surpassed Twitter in January 2013 with approximately 359 million active user! Thinking its about time to get your nonprofit on Google+? If so, be sure to check out Google+ Nonprofit Guide. Full of tools, best practices, and real life examples from other organizations, this…

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Tech Roundup: Website Design

With our Tech Club Clinic on websites coming up soon, we thought we'd share some resources for great nonprofit website design. We usually give you a summary of key points, but don't take our word for it! Attend the ConnectVA Tech Club Clinic: Growing Great Websites on July 24, where local website and communication experts…

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Tech Roundup: Instagram

Instagram is a fun and easy way to share information about your cause and organization through pictures. It is a free app that users can download to their smartphone or personal tablet to quickly transform their mobile photos into professional-looking snapshots. Instagram is optimized to quickly upload and share your photos via multiple platforms. Check…

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Tech Roundup: Funding Technology

Capacity building in technology is an often overlooked area of development in most nonprofit orgranizations. Yet, technology can have a powerful effect on a nonprofit's mission and its ability to have an impact. How can nonprofits find, fund, and implement the right technology? A recent article from Idealware by Kyle Andrei and Andre Berry outlines…

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Tech Roundup: Key Website Metrics

Getting people to your nonprofit's website is just the beginning. The key is to keep them engaged once they arrive. Be on the lookout for these visitor behaviors: How often they hit the back button. The bounce or exit rate represents the percentage of visitors who enter the site and leave it immediately rather than…

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Tech Roundup: Going Mobile

There's no denying that more and more of us are using mobile devices, and that it's changing the way we live and work. For nonprofits, mobile is quickly becoming a go-to strategy for donor engagement, relationship building, fundraising, and marketing. Check out these helpful resources from NTEN: What Does Mobile Mean for Your Organization? Responsive…

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Tech Roundup: Google Apps for Nonprofits

As of the end of February, any nonprofit organization that is part of the Google for Nonprofits can get Google Apps for free (previously, the free version was only available to small nonprofits). Now any sized nonprofit is eligible to start using Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Sites and more!  Google Apps for Nonprofits is one way for your organization to reduce…

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Tech Roundup: 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study

Find out what's going on with nonprofit email, fundraising, social media and mobile -- and how your program measures up. Produced by M+R Strategic Services and NTEN, the 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study is "the one and only indispensable guide to what's happening online for nonprofits." Tip Lists: 7 Ways for Nonprofits to Make the Most of…

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