The nonprofit sector has witnessed an explosion in the number of online application vendors providing products designed to help organizations achieve their mission. From fundraising to e-communication to accounting solutions, there are many vendors vying for the opportunity to help nonprofits harness the power of the Internet. Understanding the benefits of software as a service (SaaS) vs. traditional on-premise software, organizations are faced with the task of selecting the SaaS provider with which to partner. But what should organizations be looking for during the SaaS vendor selection process beyond the usual product feature comparison? This paper identifies the foundational selection criteria for nonprofits to

Most people don’t want to give you anything. In fact, of the 6 billion people on earth, 5,999,985,000 (give or take a few thousand) don’t want to help your cause. So doesn’t it make sense to treat the few who do extremely well? And on top of that, do as much as you can to save some time and money? That’s where technology comes into play. Technology has the ability to improve every aspect of your operations, but you must understand where to rely on it the most. Examining a gift horse. Some say not to look a gift horse in the mouth. But

In June, the Senate Finance committee — which oversees the Internal Revenue Service’s regulation of tax-exempt organizations — released a draft staff report suggesting many drastic changes in the law that governs charities. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the committee, announced at press time that he intended to introduce bipartisan legislation this fall to incorporate some of these changes. Here is a condensed look at some of the more wide-ranging, proposed changes.

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