Small non-profits have different technology needs than for-profit companies because they are operating with different values and a different funding system. This results in some really significant changes to the technology you might setup for one. Everything from the website to conference calling capabilities, to payroll, to accounting, to computers, and cloud storage is impacted by these differences. Now, before

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Intro What are we talking about, three easy steps If youre in the business of creating websites and youre looking to provide your services to non-profits it is important to understand how these organizations differ from for-profit businesses. The most fundamental thing you need to understand is that non-profits are looking for donors and volunteers. Without these two groups

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Online chat is a big deal these days and were seeing chat boxes show up on websites all over the internet like a spreading pandemic. There are tools that make adding chat easy, like Zendesk Chat (formerly Zopim). There are BOTs that can handle common questions and appointment scheduling. But, what you need to know is that online chat capability

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