Posted on September 10, 2001
Technology Resources for Nonprofits - Software/Hardware Resources
PND Special Issue: Technology Resources for Nonprofits, Software/Hardware Resources
Adobe Product Donation Program
Adobe Systems, the maker of Internet publishing and computer
graphics software, donates its products to nonprofit organizations
in the U.S., Canada, Germany, France, Japan, and
the UK that service disadvantaged youth, the homeless,
people with disabilities, minorities, the elderly, and
victims of abuse; provide disaster relief, medical and hospice
care, and meal service; provide education and literacy
programs; support human rights; support the arts; protect
the environment; or support animal rights. In addition, K-12
schools in the U.S. and Canada are eligible to receive
products through the program.
South Carolina-based Blackbaud, a provider of software,
services, and e-solutions for the nonprofit community, is
best known for the Raiser's Edge, its high-end fundraising
management software. The company also offers an integrated
accounting suite and a suite for the admissions and
registrar's offices of independent schools.
CharityWeb provides custom e-commerce solutions using an
application service provider model to nonprofit organizations.
Computers for Learning
The program is designed to donate surplus Federal computer equipment to schools and educational nonprofits, giving special consideration to those with the greatest need. A school is eligible to receive donations through the Computers for Learning program if it is a public, private, parochial, or home school serving pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students and located within the United States or its territories.
Austin-based Convio, a provider of software solutions for
nonprofit organizations, offers an integrated suite of products
that allows organizations to publish personalized
and dynamic Web content; conduct fundraising, membership
and advocacy campaigns; communicate using e-mail marketing;
manage events; and track constituent interactions.
DonorPerfect advertises its software suite "as the easiest,
most flexible and cost-effective fundraising management
system available." Featuring a clean, simple interface, the
DonorPerfect solution offers customizable screens, reports,
mailings, analysis, and complete control over sorting and
selecting of records.
CNET's Download.com site serves as a soup-to-nuts directory
of free and low-cost software. Beautifully designed and
organized, it's a virtual goldmine for folks who love
computers and computing.
Based on FilemakerPro, ebase is a free integrated database
application designed to help nonprofits manage their communications with members, donors, citizen activists, and
eTapestry offers fundraising software that runs over the
Internet, allowing users to "rent" the application as their
needs require while providing access to their information
whenever and wherever they have an Internet connection.
A membership program that offers nonprofit organizations
discounted prices on computers, technology training, technical
support, and other goods and services.
Gifts In Kind International Technology
The Gifts In Kind Technology program manages product donation
programs for many of the world's leading hardware,
software, and technology training and service companies.
Note: Nonprofit organizations pay an annual registration fee
MicroEdge makes GIFTS, the leading all-in-one software
solution for the grants management needs of private foundations
and corporate giving programs, and MyGIFTS, which
allows GIFTS users to access their data from anywhere they
have an Internet connection
National Recycling Coalition's Electronics Recycling
A national database of electronics recycling programs
compiled by the National Recycling Coalition. Searchable by
ONE Northwest: Technology Toolkit for Community Activists
ONE (Online Networking for the Environment) has assembled a set of valuable resources for community technology staff. The Activist Toolkit contains articles and resources in areas like technology strategy, hardware and software, getting connected to the Internet and using e-mail and the Web. For those unsure what their technology capacity is, there is a comprehensive technical assessment tool.
TUCOWS: Software Downloads and News for All Platforms
This web site offers thousands of software downloads for Windows, Macintosh and Linux users. Searchable categories include browsers, E-mail tools, HTML tools, multimedia tools, network tools, and security. Information about each software title includes a description, version number, byte size, license, cost, company URL, and review ranking.