We are closing in on the end of the year, partaking in family activities, holiday celebration and giving. Nonprofits, especially, optimize on the last few months in hope to make large impact for their missions. From one of our previous blogs, we featured Note in the Pocket. This nonprofit uses the holiday season to build a focus around collecting jackets and winter-wear for children in schools who may not be clothed properly.
With numerous missions in action today, check out this line up of nonprofits making an impact:
As contributions and other revenue sources have become scarce in recent years, many nonprofits face short- and long-term financial challenges. Many are under pressure to “do more with less,” leading administrators and finance committees to explore multiple options to reduce costs and improve efficiency.” - John Wooldridge
Computers improve our everyday productivity, efficiency and can store information better than white bins sitting in your office bathroom. However, every good thing has its quirks. You often encounter technical difficulties upon use and it’s important to know how to fix the minor things, especially if you are low on budget and do not have an IT team accessible.
Here’s our 9 most common PC problems and how to solve them:
As we see the world in desperate need as of late, it's important to encourage one another to get connected to nonprofits around the nation making a difference. There are multiple ways to help one another, whether it's personal development, housing, hunger, etc. At Green Skies Tech, we offer up a little series on 5 nonprofits that you should know about! Get a chance to learn about their magic and find a way to be a part of "making a difference."
Nonprofits often "spin their wheels" acquiring new donors and invest large amounts of money during the search. The Bloomerang team spent time analyzing the difficulties and knew one thing... If nonprofits could improve their donor retention, less money would be invested in the search for more opportunity.
Your first line of defense starts at your login credentials. Some of the largest companies still suffer from improving their password strategy and Mail Chimp is just one of them!
In the month of July, we celebrate multiple awareness days and those who continue to fight for a better tomorrow. You may have seen some hashtags drop like #WorldPopulationDay, #MandelaDay and #WorldDayAgainstTrafficking. There are communities around the world attempting to reverse the pain and evil people face each day. At Green Skies, we love to recognize the nonprofits in the Triangle making change happen. Here's just a few:
Hackers and data stealers are constantly evolving their tactics to take information from companies. Nonprofits should specifically be careful when handling donor information. Those lists are a gold mine for thieves and can jeopardize your entire information system.
There is always going to be a constant challenge to hit your target goals of funding as a nonprofit. You spin your wheels in search for new strategies and here’s the best news - take advantage of the online world and how people interact on it.
“Give, but give until it hurts.” - Mother Teresa
One thing we love to do most at Green Skies is promote the local nonprofits doing exceptional work to push society forward. It’s a blessing to have organizations that give cheerfully and accept gratefully, supporting missions that hold true to each and everyone of us. If you’re looking to get involved, educate yourself or donate, here’s 5 nonprofits making an impact!
We love serving the nonprofit community through IT services but sometimes we can’t help but gush about them a little bit. There’s a lot in the world that makes us think negatively and gets us down. However, when we find organizations that have a passion so fiery for their causes, it’s hard to keep that joy to yourself! We highlighted a few nonprofits a couple months ago but there were so many to choose from that we decided to highlight some more. Here are 5 (more) nonprofits making an impact in their communities.
You know the importance of having events for your nonprofit. It’s one of the major ways you’re able to connect with your donors, recruit new donors, and raise awareness for your cause. The problem is that too many events are thrown and not actually making an impact. Which is why we decided to help you plan your next nonprofit event in a more effective and successful way.
Technology influences culture which influences people. In order for your nonprofit to thrive, you must use the new resources at your disposal to assimilate into culture. Here’s how you can leverage new tech to increase your fundraising potential.
Emotional intelligence is the ability to discern one’s own emotions, the emotions of others, and label them correctly. We could go a step further by saying that emotional intelligence is the ability to reconcile emotions and logic. In order to be effective nonprofit leaders, one must understand the power of empathy, connection, and self-awareness.
Why Nonprofits Should Invest in Updating their Old Systems for Newer Ones
In the daily operations of your nonprofit, updating old technology probably ends up being the last thing on your list. With good reason, honestly. There are a lot of important things happening in your community and around the world. However, the risks ran by operating over old technology is far too high for it not to be a priority. By investing in updating your old technology, you allow your nonprofit to focus more on the work that matters rather than how long it’s going to take for a repairman to get to you.
Ransomware, as its name hints, is the term for specific malware that prevents users from accessing their files, holding them hostage. Luckily, we are always on top of our game; keeping our nonprofits as safe and secure as possible. Read on for a list of practical ways your nonprofit can fend off an attack in the first place!
What you do as a nonprofit is important. What’s more important is how you effectively communicate your message to increase your impact. Whether your message is to inform your audience about your mission or to communicate with donors, having a tailored message is crucial. In the age we live in, social media is the best and most effective way of achieving this but any of these 4 guidelines can be applied to various forms of communication your nonprofit chooses to use.
In the midst of all the important tasks that arise for nonprofits everyday, it’s easy to forget things: that conference call that you swore was at 9:30 and not 8:30; the coffee you made at home that stayed there. While we can’t do much to help with those mishaps (we wish we could), there are some things we can help with. Mainly, how to keep the tech you use daily from turning against you. We’ve seen the pitfalls nonprofits stumble into and have selected simple Dos and Don’ts that you can start doing today to keep your nonprofit safe and efficient.
Finding credible sources for information that is going to help your nonprofit is time-consuming. Here at Green Skies, we believe in making things simple and easy for nonprofits so they can focus more on the work they’re passionate about. So we have put together a list of a few tech resources we believe help nonprofits succeed.
There’s a huge discussion in the nonprofit space about moving data to the cloud. Most of this discussion is around ease of access over security. It’s already proven that cloud computing is revolutionizing the nonprofit space. It’s allowing people, wherever they are in the world to access important information that will expedite a process that would have taken twice as long. However, others believe that by moving to the cloud, nonprofits are sacrificing crucial security measures. Well, we’re here to tell you that there are still ways to secure your information and protect your integrity as a nonprofit.