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Highlighted Tech Must Reads
NEW 6th Annual "Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Survey Report
Published by NTEN, these are the results compiled from data from 1000 nonprofit professionals. The results include data on salaries, outsourcing, organizational structure and other aspects of nonprofit technology practices.
2012 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report
Published by NTEN, Common Knowledge and Blackbaud, this report provides insights for nonprofits, foundations, media and nonprofit-focused businesses about the most important behavior and trends surrounding social networking as part of nonprofits' marketing, communications, fundraising, program and IT services.
2012 The State of the Nonprofit Cloud:The Results of a Study of Nonprofit Use of Cloud Software
In the second half of 2011, NTEN set out to look at the “State of the Nonprofit Cloud”. What they found was that it's somewhat... foggy.
Getting Social Media Right: A Short Guide for Nonprofit Organizations
This report lays out a rubric we call the "Seven C's" of social media: Cause, Communication, Community, Collaboration, Costs, Capital, and Competition. By challenging yourself to ask questions around the Seven C's, you can quickly begin to organize your thinking about social media, and plan or revise your approach so that your social media efforts create real value for your organization.
Free and Discounted Stuff!
Google for nonprofits: Free or discounted version of Google Apps for your organizations, including FREE Adwords advertising. Premium branding and increased uploads on YouTube. Free licensing for Google Earth, SketchUp, and Maps API.
Techsoup: Technology products at huge discounts for nonprofits.
Good 360: Free software for nonprofits