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9 Effective Apps to Help You Overcome Stress & Anxiety

10 Apps to Manage Stress & Anxiety The demands of the nonprofit sector -- from providing beneficiaries with intensive social support to dealing with management challenges, precarious funding, and long hours -- all make nonprofit burnout a common experience. The good news is that technology can make self-care easier. Here are 10 apps designed to help people check in and keep their stress to manageable levels.

Why is Institutional Knowledge Important?

Over the last few blogs, we have been tackling some of the deepest fears that organizations have when it comes to adopting new technology – and specifically a CRM, and the cost of investing in one. Today, we are going to talk about the importance of institutional knowledge. But let’s start right there. What is institutional knowledge?

Why it’s Costly NOT to have a CRM

Over the last few blogs, we’ve talk about how great CRMs are. And don’t get us wrong – they’re pretty awesome. Whether it’s a robust program that gives you all the bells and whistles, or a smaller program that enables you the basics of contact management and note taking – each one is able to benefit the organization.

Getting Started with Pivot Tables in Excel

For many accidental techies, the term “pivot table” might conjure up a sense of mystery, confusion, or even fear. But there’s no need to be intimidated. Pivot tables are one of Microsoft Excel’s most powerful features, and by the end of this post, you’ll be able to take the first steps toward mastering this useful skill.

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Boost Nonprofit Fundraising

AI can automate repetitive tasks, reduce the possibility you’ll make mistakes and speed up the ways you collect information. Keep reading to learn five ways to use AI to enhance your fundraising activities, along with apps that help you optimize the results.

Headings and Styles – A Primer

If you’ve ever used MS Word, you’ll have experienced a situation where your text looks wrong, and you can’t figure out why. There’s no shame in admitting that: most likely, it’s because you haven’t configured your styles properly. You can save yourself hours of frustration by taking the time to learn about styles and how to use them.

Why should your organization use a social media management tool?

As a savvy nonprofit worker, you already know that you should be on social media. You might even know that you should have a strategy, segment your market, and plan your resources. But what about that most important of all resources: human resources?

Don't be an Email Hoarder! Tips to Maintaining Inbox Zero

Email can sometimes be a distraction or an excuse to escape from your work. It feels productive to check your email every few minutes, but it takes time away from other important tasks. If you check your email during a scheduled break instead, you’ll be in a better position to stay on top of your responsibilities. And getting to ‘inbox zero’ is an effective approach.

Mindfulness and Impact: 9 Tech Tools to Help Manage Stress at your Nonprofit

Managing stress in your work and personal life impacts your ability to contribute to your cause.

We do our best work when we take care of ourselves, so here are  9 quality apps that will teach you mindfulness, time management, and focus to help ease the pressure of work and address our anxieties.

Don't Overthink It! Write Better Blog Posts, Faster

How long should a blog post take to write? As long as you decide it deserves. With so many factors (e.g., word count, blog audience, quality of writing, deciding subject matter, etc.), trying to hit a benchmark isn’t helpful. Instead, focus on improving your efficiency. When Belle Cooper from Buffer started out, she took one-to-two full days to write a post. Now, it takes her four hours. You become faster with practice, and here’s some advice to guide you.