Nonprofits have had to remain nimble through 2020’s curveballs. Supporting remote work, delivering services digitally and adapting to a lack of in-person fundraising events are just a few challenges that organizations have had to navigate in an industry that often doesn’t have excess resources.
Fortunately, technology has helped nonprofits stay on course. From collaboration tech to solutions that help power virtual events, organizations have come to rely more heavily on IT tools during these uncertain times. It’s more important than ever for nonprofits to be up to date with the latest trends and offerings in the tech world. To help, BizTech has assembled a list of 30 top nonprofit IT influencers who can keep you informed, engaged — and even entertained. These are the bloggers, social media personalities and podcasters worth a follow right now. If you’re on the list, spread the news and grab our IT influencer cover image for your social media pages or websites.
The founder and executive director of Nonprofit Tech, Alnisa Allgood works to bring full-scope technology and information technology services to nonprofit organizations. Also the founder of Collaboration for Good, Alnisa’s Twitter and LinkedIn accounts are full of practical technology advice and strategies for nonprofits.
Amy Sample Ward is the CEO of NTEN, a group focused on nonprofit technology education. Through her social media channels, she advocates for her belief that technology can help nonprofits reach their missions more effectively, efficiently, and inclusively.
Beth Kanter leads the nonprofit tech conversation on Twitter, her blog and LinkedIn. She provides practical advice for nonprofit IT leaders and insights on both foundational and emerging tech.
A one-stop shop for all things nonprofit, this blog provides readers with the latest news and insights into the industry. It’s full of advice on everything from implementing data analytics to using technology to get through the COVID-19 crisis.
Modern churches should be looking to tap technology to better connect with and cater to their congregations, and ChurchTechToday is a great resource. ChurchTechToday’s Twitter, blog and Facebook page offer in-depth advice on livestreaming, smart speakers, mobility and more.
A leader in the nonprofit tech space, Classy uses its blog to share the latest research, insights and trends that can help nonprofits use technology to advance their missions.
Debra Askanase’s Twitter feed is packed with advice for nonprofits on how to use tech more successfully. Content from the social impact senior program manager at NetSuite covers everything from data analytics to digital organizing.
Grant Ingersoll is the CTO of the Wikimedia Foundation, the operators of the world’s largest nonprofit website, Wikipedia. With more than two decades of experience in the open-source world, he also runs Develomentor, a site that highlights career paths in technology and management.
From newsletters to its powerful “The Impact Podcast,” Innov8social is focused on helping global social entrepreneurs realize their potential impact. Led by CEO and podcast host Neetal Parekh, the group covers how nonprofits are using technology to further their reach and missions.
John Kenyon, a nonprofit technology educator and strategist, has been working with nonprofits for more than 25 years. Kenyon brings a distinct voice to the world of nonprofit technology. Check out his blog for info on disaster recovery planning, data cleaning and more, and follow him on Twitter to stay in the know on all the latest nonprofit IT trends.
A major player in the nonprofit space, Julia Campbell frequently uses her blog, LinkedIn and Twitter to tout the ways technology and digital tools can improve nonprofit marketing and fundraising efforts. She is also the founder of her own nonprofit marketing company.
Justin Wheeler, CEO of Funraise, has dedicated his career to helping nonprofits grow. The technologist develops and blogs about the latest tools to help organizations raise money and grow their donor pools.
Kiki L’Italien is the founder of Association Chat, a popular online discussion and podcast for association professionals. The podcast covers everything from tech to career advice, and L’Italien continues those discussions on her personal social media.
Kivi Leroux Miller is the editor of Nonprofit Marketing Guide, a site that highlights the latest trends in digital marketing and fundraising, particularly related to email, messaging and numerous other tech-adjacent topics.
Looking for a reason to tap artificial intelligence? Want to learn more about predictive analytics, or even just Google Analytics? NonProfit PRO’s blog, which features expert writers from across the nonprofit space, has everything you’re looking for — plus a few things you haven’t thought of yet.
Looking for the best tools, practices and tips to take your fundraising to the next level? Look no further than Nonprofit Tech for Good, a blog that offers practical advice on the best nonprofit tech out there and doesn’t shy away from the latest trends.
For nuts-and-bolts advice about everyday nonprofit tech, such as software and websites, check out re: charity, launched by nonprofit professional Brady Josephson.
Reed Stockman, who served as a research associate and content curator for the Association of Fundraising Professionals for nearly two decades, remains well-known on social media for pulling together information about nonprofit and fundraising tech.
The Stanford Social Innovation Review covers how tech can inspire and further social change. Offerings include a popular blog and podcast, along with a strong Twitter community.
Taproot Foundation connects nonprofits and social change organizations with passionate, experienced volunteers who share their expertise pro bono. These volunteers, many of them skilled in IT and marketing, help build the infrastructure of growing nonprofits.
Founded in 2003, this technology nonprofit helps other nonprofits facing challenges managing their technology offerings. With financial backing from Microsoft and SAP America, among others, the organization assists more than 200 organizations nationwide with managed IT support.
Looking for a source for nonprofit IT that incorporates, well, just about everything? Look no further than TechSoup. This blog and Twitter feed offer how-tos and advice on all aspects of nonprofit IT, from cloud to artificial intelligence.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, TechBridge is a nonprofit that helps to equip other nonprofits with the technology they need to reach the broader goal of fighting poverty.
The Technology Association of Grantmakers is an active community of professionals responsible for aligning technology with the philanthropic objectives of their organizations. The membership organization puts out multiple reports per year on topics like cybersecurity and building IT strategy.
If you’re looking for a way to get all the news from the nonprofit sector in one place, check out The NonProfit Times. Posts on the cloud, social media, data and more mix with front-page nonprofit news on this blog.
Tony Martignetti is the creator and host of the “Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio” podcast. He talks tech, data, talent sourcing and all things nonprofit — both on his show and via his Twitter feed.
This blog from Wild Apricot — a provider of web-based software that helps small associations and nonprofits manage membership, websites, events and other activities — focuses on helping organizations stretch their resources. If you’re looking to make the most of this company’s software and systems, definitely take a look.
A regular writer on nonprofits and technology, Will has a Twitter feed that is enough to keep any nonprofit IT geek in the know. Check out his musings on being data driven, approaching modernization and putting technology to work for marketing efforts.
The Women’s Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is a key source for discussions on the role gender plays in philanthropy — a subject with frequent tech crossovers, as highlighted by its “Philanthropy Plugged In” podcast.
Self-proclaimed “nonprofit nerd” Yesenia Sotelo is a prominent voice in the nonprofit community and has tapped Twitter to preach the power of tech in nonprofit success.