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Reporting & Dashboards

Choosing the Right Budgeting Software Solution for Nonprofits

It’s tough sometimes to stay on point with so many factors competing for your attention on a daily basis – but processes are what support the very foundation of your work. One of the most critical decisions you can make is selecting the right budgeting software solution ‘out of the gate.’

Visualize your data with Tableau

Tableau is an award-winning software that specializes in making databases and spreadsheets understandable to ordinary people. Used by more than 29,000 companies worldwide across every industry, Tableau is not only powerful, but extremely user-friendly. You can use Tableau to produce and share visual representations of any data your organization collects!

Your Nonprofit Needs a Wiki: How to Revitalize Your Knowledge Management

Does your nonprofit have turnover in volunteers or staff that sometimes results in lost organizational knowledge? Do you have remote staff or volunteers emailing each other for basic instructions or process guidelines? Does onboarding new staff or volunteers take time because instructions can be hard to remember or documentation becomes easily outdated?

TechSoup Battles: Jane's review of Zoho Reports

This review is part of the Jane vs Tierney series. Find out what it's all about and check out our previous challenges on email newsletters, online event registration, document collaboration and team project management. This review is part of our fifth challenge, on dashboard tools.

TechSoup Battles: The Team Project Management Challenge

Everyone seems to be talking about data these days. As any nonprofit will know if they’ve started down the road to being data-informed, it’s a long journey of taking baby steps, experimenting with new approaches and changing organizational culture - but it’s also one that can yield great results on both a day-to-day basis and in the longer term.

Data analysis is for everyone! A short intro to pivot tables


There are a lot of fancy tools out there for data analysis - some of which are extremely complex, and some of which are actually fairly simple to use and set up. If you are looking to take the next baby step along the road to using your data to make better decisions, a good place to start might be to take a second look at the good old spreadsheet. Spreadsheet programs have a lot of data analysis tools built right in, and today I want to discuss a lesser-known (in my experience) but extremely powerful feature: pivot tables! 

Demonstrating Value: Expressing Your Organization's Success

Take control of your nonprofit’s data and communicate its value effectively

By: Demonstrating Value

April 2, 2012

Collecting and Reporting on Data

By: Kevin Lo

April 17, 2012

SharePoint 2010 for Nonprofits and Libraries

What’s new in Microsoft’s latest integrated-management platform

Update January 29 2013: The version of SharePoint now available through TechSoup Canada is SharePoint Server 2013

This article was adapted from TechSoup.

By: Chris Peters

June 21, 2010

Adventures in Executive Dashboards

Nonprofits track all sorts of information, from financial data like fundraising success and year-to-date spending, to data on event participation, volunteers, new supporters, and more. While it is difficult enough just to track the data, it’s much easier to understand and take action on this information if it’s pulled together with easy-to-understand visuals. With the right display, organizational metrics can be pulled out of a data-heavy realm to an organization-wide communication method that can be used for internal goal-setting, board meetings, reporting to funders, or executive decision making.

Executive dashboards can provide just that perspective. This article talks through three short case studies of how nonprofits create and use their executive dashboards.