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Which Nonprofit Are You More Likely to Give To?

By CRA | April 11, 2019
There are many things to consider before making a charitable donation. What’s the best way for you to donate? It’s good to weigh your options carefully and think about where on the spectrum you want to make a difference. First, take into account who you are and what matters to you most. Then, tailor your nonprofit giving accordingly. Where Do You Fall on the Nonprofit Giving Spectrum? Nonprofit...

Fundraising for Nonprofits Using Social Media

By CRA | April 04, 2019
Fundraising for nonprofits relies on donations from social media followers more and more. It’s a good idea to keep the 80/20 rule in mind when it comes to fundraising using social media. This means no more than 20% of your posts should make a direct appeal for donations and the other 80% of your posts should be interesting or emotionally-driven content. Additionally, you must educate your...

Fastest Growing Nonprofit Sectors

By CRA | March 28, 2019
Charitable giving has been on a steady upward trend in the past few years. In fact, people have given more money to charity each year since 1977 with the exception of three years: 1987, 2008 and 2009. From 1977 to 2017, the average year-to-year increase in giving was $8.94 billion. In 2017 individuals and companies donated an estimated $410.02 billion to charitable causes. This amount is an...

Fundraising Strategies for Nonprofits Facing Economic Downturn

By CRA | March 21, 2019
In 2019, the economy is growing fast but two-thirds of economists in the U.S. are predicting the start of another recession by the end of 2020. Many nonprofits were taken off guard by the last economic recession when it began in 2007. Being unprepared for a downturn can be detrimental to any type of organization but is particularly disastrous for the nonprofit sector. Organizations are forced to...

Our 3 Favorite Fundraising Platforms for Nonprofits

By CRA | September 20, 2018
Starting this month, Computer Resources of America will share our favorite tech picks for verticals we service. Don’t just learn about the technologies and trends disrupting your industry. Learn which to integrate to propel your successes. Fundraising Platforms for Nonprofits to Explore We do everything on our phones these days, including charitable giving. That’s why nonprofits need to get to...

The Benefits of Outsourcing Your Nonprofit Organization’s IT Operations to CRA

By CRA | May 30, 2017
CRA Provides Exceptional IT Solutions for Nonprofit Organizations More nonprofit organizations are becoming savvy to the benefits of outsourcing IT operations. When budgets are tight, it may seem counterintuitive to spend money on managed IT and consulting services. In truth, such solutions can help streamline your budget and maximize your current funds. Taking advantage of all that modern IT...

Social Media for Nonprofits - Best Use Cases

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...

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...

How to Build a Technology Roadmap 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...

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...

Should Your Nonprofit Consider Implementing BYOD?

By CRA | November 15, 2016
With technology in our pockets more powerful than that which landed humans on the moon, it’s no surprise we’ve gotten reliant on them for everything. The apps on our mobile devices allows us to handle our banking and investments, control our homes, and communicate face-to-face with people all over the world. Desktop computers aren’t mobile and even laptops sometimes can’t provide the mobility and...

Pros, Cons and Solutions to Maximize BYOD

By CRA | May 03, 2016
If you have been following technology over the past 5 years, I am sure you have noticed a few trends, such as Cloud Computing, 3D printing, wearables, Internet of Things (IoT) and the list goes on. One trend that seems to be adapting to business culture is BYOD. Not to be confused with the just as popular BYOB, BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device. It is the IT policy in which employees are...