Choosing the right software can challenge even the most technologically adept organizations. It’s difficult even to know what’s available, let alone what’s best. The right solution can save you money and time and help you meet your mission. The wrong one can waste your budget and cause more problems than it solves.
Years ago, Idealware created the Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits as a reference to all the different types of software that might be useful to you. We published the last edition in 2014, a lifetime in the rapidly-changing world of software. Today I’m pleased to tell you that we’ve updated and redesigned it anew for 2017.
This edition covers nearly 80 types of software, from accounting systems to wikis and everything in between. In user-friendly summaries, we tell you what’s available, what it can do for you, how you might use it, who the most common vendors are, and what you can expect to pay. We also include case studies to show you how other nonprofits are using different types of systems. Best of all, it’s written in the friendly, accessible format you’ve come to expect from Idealware.
Learn more about the Field Guide on our website. You can also listen to my recent appearance on Tony Martignetti’s Nonprofit Radio podcast in which Tony and I talked about the guide and nonprofit technology. As an added bonus, listeners get a discount code for $5 off a purchase of the Field Guide.