Disclaimer: This post discusses general legal issues, but it does not constitute legal advice in any respect.
Web scraping might be one of the best ways to aggregate content from across the internet, but it comes with a caveat: It’s also one of the hardest tools to parse from a legal standpoint.
One of the fundamental truths of IT is that eventually, every piece of technology gets old. Whether it applies to a system as small as a CMS or as integral as an ERP, the need to upgrade is a fact of life for any business hoping to stay up-to-date.
Unfortunately for many businesses, the process of moving on isn’t so simple.
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It’s a tough fact of life, but most nonprofit organizations simply don’t have the time, resources or know-how to keep their online presences up-to-date. With 84 percent of not-for-profits lacking mobile-optimized donation landing pages, it’s clear that most organizations aren’t exactly on the cutting edge. The problem is: How can a nonprofit balance tight budgeting with frequent technological progress?
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One of the most important components of a successful nonprofit organization is a functional, up-to-date website. Not only does a site provide an online presence, but it also provides a channel through which constituents can donate, share and participate.
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One of the most popular questions in nonprofit technology is “what CRM will work for my organization?” The most popular answer to that question is “it depends.”
A huge thanks to all who came out to yesterday’s Tourism Roundtable event at the Blue Water Grill in Union Square! Thanks to you, the event was filled with lively discussion and some great insight on tech-savvy approaches to tourism. If you’re interested in attending future Icreon roundtables, or would like to suggest a roundtable discussion of your own, email Prisca@IcreonTech.com.
On behalf of Icreon Tech and our CEO Himanshu Sareen, we at the Icreon Blog would like to thank all of the representatives who were able to attend last week’s Nonprofit Roundtable event. With fantastic insights and captivating messages, we hope the discussion was as revelatory for you as it was for us.
This post is part of a series on nonprofit technology. Click here to see part I
A key part of technological consulting comes in bridging the gap between people and technology, and the two have a huge tendency to collide in the context of nonprofit organizations. Whether it’s internal disagreements, turnover problems or terrible PR blunders, here’s a list of the absolute worst “people problems” in nonprofit tech, along with tips on how you can fix them.
An Olive Branch from Your IT Ambassadors
There’s a big elephant standing in the tech consulting room, so let’s address it: Your nonprofit needs business technology, but business technology can look extremely intimidating. These days, you can’t even run a Google search for “nonprofit software” without having to endure an onslaught of cryptic acronyms: SaaS, CRM, RWD, the list goes on.
While you might not know exactly what a CRM is or how it’ll affect your nonprofit’s growth, you are certain of one thing:
Technology is essential for your nonprofit.
Whether it’s an article, an image, a video, or a product listing, if you’re trying to publish anything to your website, you’re going to need a system that allows you to do so. Enter the content management system, or CMS. In most cases, a CMS will act as the backbone of a good website, allowing users to publish their quality content with ease. But how much do you really need to know about content management systems, and what’s the best way to select a CMS to fulfill your needs?
With so many viable options on the market, it’s essential to put some serious thought into finding the right system for you. Here are five things to consider when seeking out your ideal CMS.