Written by HarryPatel
In your view, what are some of the technologies that have fostered innovation and growth with respect to the non-profit industry?
Tom Kane: Over the past two decades, we have witnessed a real increase in technology solutions that help nonprofits and community organizations leverage data and efficiency and manage teams, all at the same time. Just like in the private sector, nonprofits and charity organizations have started to streamline their operations through software solutions, using data to create more efficient processes and free up time. What that means is, simply, many organizations have traded their spreadsheet-based systems for more intelligent and user-friendly technology in order to raise funding, among other areas.
How do you think technology has impacted the way donors approach giving? Is it more convenient?
Tom Kane: Yes, I think convenience has something to do with it, but technology has also provided easy tools for researching and funding charitable projects and organizations. Now, donors have more options for how and where to give, and they can even track their donations if they choose to. The philanthropic space is no longer limited to writing big checks; instead, technological advances make it easier to collect small donations from many people, through social media or a mobile device.