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I’m working on a Writing exercise and need support.

Respond to at least one colleague in one of the following ways: share an insight from having read your colleague’s posting, validate an idea with your own experience, or expand on your colleague’s posting.

(Note: You do not need to respond to the discussion questions, it is included for your reference so you are aware of what questions the students are replying to) I posted my colleagues’ responses to the discussion question above, please respond to their post. Begin the response with Hi Alisha/Heather) (I need at least a half page response for each person) Please include references and provide the url link to all journal articles you use as references. Use current (meaning within the past 2 years) scholarly journal articles as references. Please use APA 6th edition format. Thanks)

Discussion Question:

There are many different “tools” that non-profits can utilize to increase their use of technology. Create a list of all the different technology tools that your organization (or you as an individual) utilize. What are examples of other technology tools that you have learned about? Are their opportunities to purchase tools that are different for non-profits than for-profits?

Alisha’s Post:

Softmaker’s FreeOffice-a free version of office performing as a light version. The free version is equipped with Textmaker, Planmaker, and presentations as replacements for the big Microsofts programs.

Google Apps- Cloud, email, manage documents, word processing software presentation.

Zoho Docs- Cloud storage

Sophos Home- Free antivirus software.

Techsoup- Nonprofit international network a support system and technological tool for nonprofits.

interconnection.org-provides refurbished computer systems.

Google Drive- Stores files in a cloud

Onedrive- Improves a nonprofit’s ability to access organization files, collaborate, and work smarter with Sharepoint.

Formstack- allows for form creation with ease for new supporters, volunteers, and donors.

VOIP platform- Makes calls through the computer and integrates many different phone numbers.

Nonprofit organizations are given the ability to purchase at little to no cost. Nonprofits are also provided access to free avenues over for profits. Many organizations recognize that nonprofits function from charitable donations, volunteers, and grants.

There are over 70 technology tools a nonprofit can choose from. Uber conference, Harvest, Windows remote access, and many more.

Heather’s Post:

Technology is constantly evolving and becoming more advanced and more integrated into our daily lives. Over the years I have worked for a couple different non-profit agencies which have utilized a variety of different technology programs along with an array of devices. Some of the more common technology devices I have utilized through my work experience consist of computers, cell phones, tablets, and hand scanners. All of these devices have benefits which allow me to complete my job faster and more effectively. In addition to technology devices, some of the different software programs I have utilized range from Automatic Data Processing (ADP) to SAP Concur. ADP is an “American provider of human resources management software and services” (ADP, 2020). “SAP Concur is an American SaaS company, providing travel and expense management services to businesses” (Concur, 2020). Lastly, another software program that I have learned to navigate is Paycom. “Paycom is an American online payroll and human resource technology provider” (Paycom, 2020). This program has been an effective way for employees to easily access everything they need.One technology program I have always been curious about is cloud computing. I would welcome the opportunity to be able to learn about cloud computing and the different advantages this program can offer. Businesses that are nonprofit may have more difficulty obtaining technology tools due to their financial situation. Businesses that are for-profit may have the opportunity to spend more money on technology devices and software. A for-profit organization takes in more money than they require in order to keep the business running.


ADP Official Site: Payroll, HR and Tax Services. (2020). Retrieved September 24, 2020, from https://www.adp.com/

Online Payroll Services: HR Payroll Software: Paycom. (2020). Retrieved September 24, 2020, from https://www.paycom.com/

Two Basic Types of Organizations: For-Profit (Business) and Nonprofit. (2020). Retrieved September 24, 2020, from https://managementhelp.org/organizations/types.htm

SAP Concur: Business Travel & Expense Management. (2020). Retrieved September 24, 2020, from https://www.concur.com/