If I imagine the best future possible for Idealware, it’s one where Idealware… no longer exists because we’re not needed anymore. Wouldn’t it be awesome if every nonprofit were already harnessing the full extent of technology’s power to help achieve their mission?

I want to live in a world where where nonprofit leaders and staff are well informed about technology, where they feel confident making technology decisions, and where they choose tools that are a good fit. Not just once in a while, but every time.

We’ve come closer to that vision in the ten years since Idealware was founded. But nonprofits still need help making smart technology decisions. And that’s our mission. In the next ten years, I want Idealware to be a powerful force for helping nonprofits succeed with technology. And to do that, I believe Idealware needs to be better than we’ve ever been before.

Our strategies for 2016 include:

  • Exploring new programs and collaborations to advance the field
  • Publishing new research on topics that matter to our audience
  • Updating our most valuable publications
  • Providing training you can’t get anywhere else
  • Reaching more people than ever through partnerships and enhanced outreach

When I came to Idealware, right away I recognized a few things that were key to our effectiveness and made us stand out. Our resources are sound. They’re impartial. They’re practical. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow you can count on these things. They aren’t going to change, because they still work, and they’re core to our mission.

I’ve found out in the last few weeks just how many people share our vision of technology success for nonprofits, and are willing to put their dollars behind it. If you’re one of them, now’s the time to give, because in November your donation is eligible for a 100% match.

Come on, let’s do something amazing for the nonprofit sector. Let’s make Idealware obsolete.