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Technical Literacy | Technology Selection

Find articles, webinars, and search results on sites that curate many helpful guides around current best practices.


Have you and your organization identified a problem that needs a digital solution, but have no idea how to understand what your options are? Below you will find articles, webinars, and search results on sites that curate many helpful guides around current best practices. Explore these learning resources as options for you and your organization. If your organization has found a resource that helped to guide you to an effective solution but you don't see it listed below, please let us know and we will add it to this collection.


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General Technology Selection

Article

TITLE: Eight Ways to Make Sound Technology Decisions for Your Organization
AUTHOR: Amy M. Williams
COST: Free

Article

TITLE: Selecting Software on a Shoestring
AUTHOR: IdealWare Staff
COST: Free

Article

TITLE: Lessons Learned From Our Website Content Migration (Drupal plugins covered)
AUTHOR: Karen Graham
COST: Free

Article

TITLE: 5 essential skills we need now – for the digital workplaces to come
AUTHOR: Paul Miller
COST: Free

Book

TITLE: 2017 Idealware Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits
AUTHOR: by Dan Rivas, Gordon Mayer, Kyle Andrei
COST: $3-25 USD

Consumer Guides

TITLE: Consumer Guides
AUTHOR: Various at IdealWare
COST: Free with sign-up

Landscape Reports

TITLE: Landscape Reports (product and market overviews)
AUTHOR: Various at IdealWare
COST: Free with sign-up

Learning Resources

TITLE: WordPress Plugins
AUTHOR: Various at IdealWare
COST: Free with sign-up

Learning Resources

TITLE: Financial Management Software
AUTHOR: Various at IdealWare
COST: Prices vary depending on resource

Learning Resources

TITLE: Website Content Management
AUTHOR: Various at IdealWare
COST: Prices vary depending on resource

Reviews

TITLE: A Few Good Tools series
AUTHOR: Various at IdealWare
COST: Free

Tools & Learning Resources

TITLE: Digital Marketing Tools
AUTHOR: Various at IdealWare
COST: Prices vary depending on resource

Nonprofit-Specific Technology Selection

Report

TITLE: Consumers Guide to Grants Management Systems
AUTHOR: Chris Bernard
COST: Free with sign-up

Report

TITLE: Consumers Guide to Integrated Systems for Community Foundations
AUTHOR: Kyle Andrei
COST: Free with sign-up

Report

TITLE: The Landscape of Salesforce Apps 2018
AUTHOR: Chris Bernard
COST: Free with sign-up

Tools and Sytems reviews

TITLE: Case Management Tools and Sytems reviews
AUTHOR: Various at Idealware
COST: Free with sign-up

Tools and Sytems reviews

TITLE: Donor Management Tools and Sytems reviews
AUTHOR: Various at Idealware
COST: Free with sign-up

Webinar Recording

TITLE: Selecting Accounting and Financial Management Software for Your Nonprofit
AUTHOR: Hilda Polanco, Gretchen Upholt, Rocky Davidson, Brittany Speed, Chris Bernard
COST: Free with sign-up

Technology Efficiencies

Article

TITLE: 5 essential skills we need now – for the digital workplaces to come
AUTHOR: Paul Miller
COST: Free

Article

TITLE: Measuring Return on Investment for Technology
AUTHOR: Karen Graham
COST: Free

Article

TITLE: Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019
AUTHOR: Kasey Panetta
COST: Free

Article

TITLE: Top 10 emerging technologies of 2019
AUTHOR: Alison DeNisco Rayome
COST: Free


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