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Dan Pallotta: The Uncharitable Double Standard


Recently I have had the pleasure of watching Dan Pallotta speak on his ideas around how we must change our expectations and controls around the business of bringing about social change and good. I got to see the TED talk as well as see him in person as a keynote speaker at #13NTC, the annual …

Would You Fail The Marshmallow Test?


This year’s SXSW Interactive conference (or what I prefer to call the Skinny Jeans Conclave) boasted some big name speakers and the largest crowd to date (almost 27K people).  My favorite session was “Fools Fear Failure – Designing Better Ways to Fail” featuring a panel of consultants, academics and software designers sharing their experiences of …

Twitter for Nonprofits 101


So you’ve finally taken the plunge and started a Twitter account for your nonprofit org… now what?  Like you, I was apprehensive about putting messages out in the Twitter-verse (as some call it) and looking like an idiot if I did something wrong.  I didn’t understand #hashtags, @symbols, followers, or any of it really.  All …

CIO Tips And How To Implement Them


I recently contributed some tips for a CIO magazine article on project management. There are some great tips in the article from a number of experienced IT executives. You can find the article here.

Below are some additional tips that might help you out on your next IT project and what your job is when implementing …

Think Big And Be Inspired


Last week I attended the South by Southwest Interactive Festival here in Austin, Texas. I highly encourage you to attend this festival if you like to surround yourself with intelligent people who want to change the world.  One of my favorite sessions was a core conversation called “Think Bigger. No, Even Bigger Than That”.  Not only did …

Sale Of Sage Nonprofit Solutions


The agreement to sell Sage Nonprofit Solutions to Accel-KKR has closed and beginning today we will start the next phase of our company.

Our employees hard work and dedication to you and to the fulfillment of our mission of: Providing leading solutions and service to our customers while advancing their missions, has brought us to this …

Post-Conference Blues And 5 Ideas On How To Beat Them


Industry conferences are great and yet, they are not. They’re great because you get the chance to get out of the office, get inspired, learn something new and network. They’re not, because you get a fire hose of ideas, you get little sleep, you drink too much coffee and your email box fills up while …

Design Principles For Everyone


As a software designer, I am always eager to attend the SXSW Interactive Festival, an inspiring (and slightly geeky) conference with talks on a wide variety of technical areas. My favorite session this year was by far “Android’s Principles for Designing the Future”. Honestly, I expected a pretty technical discussion of standards for working within …

How Google AdWords Work For Nonprofits


In my previous post, 10,000 Reasons To Use Google Grants, I explained that Google Grants for nonprofits is basically a Google Adwords account with one major difference, grantees receive $10,000 per month in free online advertising. Google Adwords advertisements are those ads that appear at the top of the page in a light yellow box …

Our Team’s Tips For SXSW 2013


It’s been eerily calm this week in Austin.  I suspect it’s the calm before the storm that is South by Southwest® a technology, film and music fest that begins tonight, well, tomorrow.   If you’re coming for the first time, I urge you to prepare, go with the flow and think about renting a bike to …