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A Few Good Online Survey Tools for Your Nonprofit

Surveys can be a huge help in understanding your constituents and gauging the success of your programs. This article walks you through a few good online survey tools that can help you gather the feedback you need.

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A Nonprofit's Introduction to FileMaker Pro

What FileMaker Pro is, what it does, and how your organization can get it.

Collecting and Reporting on Data

Collecting and Reporting on Data

Explore what data means for nonprofits as it becomes more integral to the mission. Turning data into information can be challenging at first, but there are many rewards in doing so — especially as new tools are making it easier. Learn how you can start to become more data-driven in your operations.

A Few Good Tools: Petitions and Pledges

Nonprofit professionals recommend affordable e-advocacy and online petition tools for all budgets.

Demonstrating Value: Tracking Your Organization's Value

Demonstrating Value: Tracking and Expressing Your Organization's Success

This excerpt from the Demonstrating Value Workbook offers five steps in its methodology for using data to communication the value and performance of your organization. Use this to better collect, understand, and visually represent the data about your work, your community, and your organization’s value to your cause.

Data Warehousing for Nonprofits

Data Warehousing for Nonprofits

Many organizations use multiple software packages that each track some aspect of their constituents. Even though each system works well by itself, it may be difficult to look across the organization to get a full picture. Some organizations consider a single constituent relationship management system (CRM), one software package that replaces all of the current systems to create a single, integrated view.

Executive Dashboards: The System That's Right for You

Executive Dashboards: The System That's Right for You

Nonprofits track all sorts of information, from financial numbers to charity event participation, volunteer management, new supporters, and more. With the right display, organizational metrics can be pulled out of a data-heavy realm that only an analyst could love. This data can then be used for internal goal-setting, board meetings, reporting to donors, or executive decision making.

Implementing Your Backup Strategy

Implementing Your Backup Strategy

Ensuring that your critical data is backed up regularly is essential for keeping your organization up and running, no matter what happens.  This article will help you implement an effective backup strategy, with tips on what to back up, and how to choose local and remote backup solutions.

Use Online Surveys to Get the Feedback You Need

Use Online Surveys to Get the Feedback You Need

An online survey is a powerful research tool for gaining valuable input. To get the most out of your online survey, choose the right tool and learn how to conduct surveys effectively.

Excel 2013: Create Professional-Looking Spreadsheets, Faster

Excel 2013: Create Professional-Looking Spreadsheets, Faster

Whether you're a novice or an advanced user, you'll find many of Excel 2013's new features useful at your nonprofit, foundation, charity, or library. Most of Excel 2013's updates are designed to make crunching numbers and analyzing data faster and easier.

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