Many nonprofits are engaged in helping social causes, including people, the environment or whole communities. While several causes have a social aspect to them, technology and the right business management today can help to propel the efficiency and effectiveness of the services delivered for these causes.
What are some nonprofit technologies that can help you do good?
Using Technology in Nonprofits
You can find information on recommended nonprofit technologies online. Some of these technologies are available for little or no cost and others are quite expensive.
For many nonprofits, the best approach it IT is to adopt a low-cost platform in the beginning and learn to exploit it for the highest return on investment. In terms of content management software, WordPress is highly recommended for small organizations.
Other good options which are available for free include Joomla and Drupal. MPower Open is a good desktop donation management system which is also available for free, with an option to pay for a support contract.
For CRM, salesforce.com is a recommended market leader which is free for small nonprofits with under 10 users for business management. PHP is recommended as a choice programming language, especially if you outsource web application work.