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How a Non-Profit's Good Idea Led to an App with a Big Impact

An app that finds financial help for seriously ill patients 

The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation offers nearly 70 disease-specific assistance programs to help eligible patients with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases pay out-of-pocket-costs for treatment. Since its founding in 2004, PAN has provided nearly 1 million underinsured patients with over $3 billion in financial...

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Part I: Costs & Risks of Outdated Technology

You know that TV show, The Walking Dead, about the zombie apocalypse? Your organization may have unwittingly joined the ranks of the “zombie-net”—infected computers used by hackers to unleash attacks on a much larger scale. Organizations with outdated and obsolete hardware and software are responsible, to some extent, for the rise of the zombie-net, because they are easier for hackers to...

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5 Technology Practices Nonprofits Should Consider

Technology is constantly changing and every industry uses it in so many different ways. In the nonprofit sector, technology can now be used to leverage communications with members and increase engagement.  It can be used in many different ways; from the way supporters engage with nonprofits to the way nonprofit organizations fundraise, market, and manage information. In today’s day and age, we...

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Hijacked! How a Nonprofit Website Became a Fake Pharmacy

(and Why They Didn’t Know It)

Several years ago, we did some IT work for a small nonprofit organization. It’s unlikely you would recognize their name unless you had reason to interact with them.

Last week our fabulous summer intern discovered something peculiar about their website. In typing the organization’s name into the address bar, their real site came up, but typing the name into a...

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Top Considerations when Budgeting for Technology

By Kimberly Scolaro| February 16, 2017 |

Tags: Budget planning, Nonprofits

Summit has worked with Non Profits and Associations for decades, helping them to create IT budgets and then stick to them. We consider what is needed of IT to run an organization for a year, looking forward to the larger picture.

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Communicating the Heart of Your Nonprofit through Video Storytelling

Nonprofit Video — How to Use Storytelling

Nonprofit videos are an incredible way to inspire and motivate, which is critical for organizations. I spent 7 years working in the Development Department of Maryland Public Television producing over 90-hours of live-television fundraising a year, and one of the most important things I learned was that people give their support for emotional reasons....

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5 Technology Practices Nonprofits Should Consider

Technology is constantly changing and every industry uses it in so many different ways. In the nonprofit sector, technology can now be used to leverage communications with members and increase engagement.  It can be used in many different ways; from the way supporters engage with nonprofits to the way nonprofit organizations fundraise, market, and manage information. In today’s day and age, we...

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