Another great example of how non-profits can utilize technology and skilled volunteers to reduce costs and improve services is with Quest Food Exchange. The Quest Food Exchange, run by the Quest Outreach Society, leverages an innovative business model to rescue food that would otherwise be thrown in the garbage and headed for landfills, and redirect … Continue reading Reducing Costs through Mailing List Cleansing and Skilled Volunteers at Quest
Many of my posts talk about how non-profits can use technology to improve operations and better communicate with stakeholders. However, a big questions non-profits have is: How do I get this technology? My best answer is TechSoup. TechSoup Global, headquartered in San Francisco, provides a platform for non-profit organizations around the world to gain access … Continue reading Free Software for Non-profits from TechSoup
Last time I talked in general about how skilled volunteers can contribute to community organizations. This time I want to talk about a specific example where SAP employees worked with Arts Umbrella to improve reporting and fundraising processes. This is a great example of how technology, combined with business skills (in this case sales processes) … Continue reading Cutting Reporting Time and Improving Fundraising with Skilled Volunteers at Arts Umbrella
Had a call today with two people from a US corporate foundation looking for advice on making best use of their employee skills in the community. This started me thinking more about what we are doing here at SAP so thought I would write about this. Most corporations these days have foundations to give money … Continue reading Skilled Volunteering – Making the Most of Employee Engagement
The New York Times reports on a trend with serious implications for both non-profits and the social media/technology firms who advise them. The study, which include 24 organizations such as CARE and Doctors Without Borders found that Of those who did make additional gifts after an initial online donation in 2006, according to 12 organizations … Continue reading Why do first-time online donors not return?