Nonprofit Innovation and the Cloud
Our innovation research suggested that some myth busting is in order. People often think of innovation as futuristic, cutting-edge technology, but we found that many nonprofits are innovating with straightforward technologies. For example, HOWA Family Center switched from e-mail to text messaging as a more effective way to communicate with teen mentors. We also found that innovation can be low-cost. Many nonprofits successfully use existing technology to innovate in subtle ways, implementing solutions that are often both low-cost and effective.