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The Five Best CRM Software Solutions For Non-Profits

by John Lane - Jan 20, 2020

Before appropriate advances in technology had struck, contact management with non-profit organisations was a tedious and manual task. Each and every interaction with clients was logged manually – if at all – and didn’t really provide very accurate or lasting documentation of customer and donor data, action points, business developments etc.

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TAGS: software, CRM

Five Ways You Can Use Keywords To Make Your File Structure More Searchable

by John Lane - Jan 13, 2020

With cloud-based storage systems like SharePoint becoming increasingly popular in the workplace, it's important to make sure that your data is managed and stored effectively. Using logical and consistent tags, labels and naming conventions will make it easier for co-workers to identify and retrieve documents as quickly as possible.

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TAGS: Keywords

The Importance Of A Perfect Data Management Framework

by John Lane - Jan 6, 2020

Data is your most valuable asset, no matter what business you operate. For non-profits, it’s no different. Your data is the backbone of everything you do: it’s the names and contact details of all your donors, it’s the statistics on your reports, it’s the details behind each employee. Without data, you cannot measure the effectiveness of your efforts and you cannot analyse and plot your way forward.

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TAGS: data management, Data Security

How The Not For Profit Technology Landscape is Changing

by John Lane - Dec 23, 2019

Decreased not for profit sector funding and engagement has brought forth an industry-wide tech revolution. 

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TAGS: cloud, how to, tips, NFP, data

Risk Management in Nonprofit Organisations

by John Lane - Dec 16, 2019

 

The benefits of modern IT are commonly spruiked. Less often discussed. However, are the potential risks. As important as maintaining current infrastructure and adopting modern technology, identifying these risks and planning for a worst-case scenario is the key to risk management in nonprofit organisations.

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TAGS: risk, how to, tips, NFP, Risk Management

Getting You Business Ready For 2020

by John Lane - Dec 9, 2019

The new year presents a landmark time that can represent a fresh beginning.

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TAGS: Data Security, data

Holiday Gift Ideas for Techies

by Lachie Dixon - Dec 2, 2019

The holidays are just around the corner, we’ve put together our list of creative gift ideas for you! With our wish-list ranging from below $50 to over $500, you’re guaranteed to find an unexpected gift for the techie who already has everything!

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TAGS: Gift, Tech, Holiday

Things To Consider Before Changing Your Phone System

by John Lane - Nov 25, 2019

With the ISDN shut down already in full effect across Australia, businesses are ramping up their efforts to prepare for their own migrations when their number is called. Businesses have been told that once they are NBN-ready, they should have all systems in place and processes aligned to migrate. They will be given 90 days’ notice before their ISDN service is officially disconnected and their new service is connected.

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TAGS: Tech, Risk Management, ISDN, ISDN shutdown

Three Problems You May Experience During The ISDN Shutdown

by John Lane - Nov 18, 2019

The ISDN shutdown is in effect across Australia. ISDN has been powering voice, fax and video communications across the country for ages, but it’s a service that will soon be obsolete.

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TAGS: ISDN, ISDN shutdown

How Much Does It Cost To Move To VoIP?

by John Lane - Nov 11, 2019

With the ISDN shutdown in effect and Australian businesses now making the move to VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), there is a lot of discussion around what it might cost to migrate.

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TAGS: Risk Management, ISDN, ISDN shutdown