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Social Media for Nonprofits

By CRA | May 11, 2017
How Nonprofit Organizations Can Harness the Power of Social Media A recent study by the Case Foundation and Social Media for Nonprofits examined trends among almost 500 organizations to understand how they use social media. Even though 97% of these organizations were on Facebook, 88% cited email and their website as their most important  communication tools. This seemed to be because nearly half...

Eleven Essential Resources for Nonprofit Organizations

By CRA | April 30, 2017
Informational and Networking Resources to Advance Your Mission There are numerous excellent resources for nonprofit organizations available. They cover a variety of topics, useful for both new and growing organizations. You’ll find a wealth of information on everything from maintaining your tax exempt status to establishing long-term connections with fellow nonprofits.   Essential Resources for...

IT Solutions to Optimize Grants for Nonprofits

By CRA | April 17, 2017
Maximize Your Budget and Sharpen Your Strategies by Outsourcing IT Competition for funding has become tighter in recent years. Because of this, it's more crucial than ever for nonprofits to budget strategically. Many grants for nonprofits emphasize bringing in more money. A smart nonprofit will also incorporate strategies to optimize existing and future funding. There are numerous IT solutions...

Advisory: Winter Storm Stella

By CRA | March 13, 2017
To All Customers, The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for New York City and much of the of the tristate ahead of a crippling nor'easter expected to bury the region in at least a foot of snow over a dangerously cold, windy 24-hour period. The storm is expected to start Monday overnight into Tuesday and last all day. 12 to 18 inches of snow are expected to fall on the city...

How Design is Changing the World of Information Technology

By CRA | March 09, 2017
In Information Technology, Design has Become Essential Design has always been a critical element of architectural and industrial systems. Now information technology experts are finding that it gives their enterprises an edge, as well. Thanks to the availability of cloud computing and other advances, having functional software and robust hardware isn't enough. Tech users and consumers expect...

CRA Recognized as Elite 150 for Managed Service Provider Excellence

By CRA | February 28, 2017
On February 14th, 2017, Computer Resources of America, CRA was once again recognized as an Elite 150 Company by the Channel Company’s 2017 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list for the third consecutive year. According to the CRN website, this list recognizes particular companies in both the United States and Canada who implement an innovative and pioneering approach to delivering managed...

How to Build a Technology Roadmap That’s Right for Your Nonprofit Organization

By CRA | February 28, 2017
Crafting a Plan for Technology Will Put You on the Path to Success A technology roadmap is a plan that defines your technology needs in the context of your organization's mission.  By matching your goals to specific technologies, you can immediately increase your efficiency. In looking ahead, you can also anticipate your future needs to form a highly effective strategy for success. How...

Designing in the Cloud: How Architects are Utilizing Cloud-Based Tools

By CRA | February 23, 2017
From Collaboration to Cost Efficiency, Cloud Computing Gives Architects an Advantage Businesses of all kinds are moving their hardware and network resources to the cloud.  Cloud computing technology shifts the burden of hosting and maintaining these resources to the cloud service provider.  This allows businesses to focus on delivering their products and services, with many added benefits.  Cost...

Why Nonprofit Organizations Need Cloud Computing

By CRA | February 14, 2017
Using the Cloud To Your Advantage Cloud computing technology moves your server hardware footprint away from your place of business and consolidates it in a datacenter. Access to the hardware and network resources such as file shares is through the Internet. It is quickly becoming a popular trend in large and small businesses alike because it offers significant cost savings and ensures business...