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Program Evaluation for Foundations

Tech Soup - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 6:19pm

In our increasingly data-driven world, organizations — both nonprofits and foundations — need more than ever to be able to measure and monitor the effectiveness of their programs. It's difficult to improve program services or reach without first measuring current effectiveness. Although program evaluation really is a strategy, not a software program, there are tools that can help organizations accurately and confidently collect, measure, and monitor the outcomes and effectiveness of their programs.

Tools to Collect and Analyze Field Data

Tech Soup - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 6:48pm

To gather data about your programs, you might not even have to leave your office. Technology can help you meet your constituents where they are and make sense of the information you collect from them. What kinds of tools are available? In this article, we look at a few good options to collect and analyze data in the field.

Collaboration Tools for Foundations

Tech Soup - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 6:47pm

Collaboration is as integral to the work of foundations as it is to nonprofits. But with staff, board members, and other collaborators spread out across multiple geographic locations, it's not as easy as sitting around a table in a conference room. The right software can not only bridge the distance and unite dispersed staff, but also make it easy to present, review, and comment on information.

A Few Good Online Conferencing Tools

Tech Soup - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 6:45pm

dding visuals to a phone conference can make a big difference — perhaps by showing a document, a software application, or slides. Or maybe your nonprofit wants to conduct a more formal online seminar — sometimes called a webinar. There are a number of affordable software packages that can help. We talked to five nonprofit professionals about the technology that has worked for them.

Reading Eggs 10-User Package, One-Year Initial Subscription

Tech Soup - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 5:23pm

Online reading education program

Little Green Light Donor Management CRM, 1-Year Initial Subscription

Tech Soup - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:36pm

Cloud-based donor management software

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