Wednesday, January 11, 2012

TechSoup App It Up Presents: Apps By and For Nonprofits

Blog entry by agilbertknight, a Technology Analyst for TechSoup

We've talked a lot about mobile apps during the App It Up project. But apps come in many other forms. Browser plug-ins, widgets, web apps, and templates: all of these are apps, too. And they all have the potential to help your organization do its work more efficiently and easily.

That's why we’re excited to highlight two great (non-mobile) apps built by and for nonprofits, over on our App It Up page.

Simplifying Online Fundraising with Aidmatrix

Virtual Aid Drive is a set of web-based online fundraising and donation drive management tools. It's a cloud-based tool, built on the Windows Azure platform. Virtual Aid Drive helps organizations run drives to collect food, books, clothing, and other needed items.

The cool twist? Virtual Aid Drive does away with the collection boxes and shelves full of donated items and replaces them with an easy-to-set-up, easy-to-run online drive.

Virtual Aid Drive was created by Aidmatrix, a nonprofit organization that develops technology, processes, and partnerships to increase the efficiency of gathering and distributing humanitarian aid.

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