Idealware – Helping Nonprofits Make Smart Software Decisions


Idealware, a program of the nonprofit Tech Impact, provides thoroughly researched, impartial and accessible resources about software to help nonprofits make smart software decisions and be more effective. 

Idealware provides an authoritative online guide to the software that allows nonprofits—especially small ones—to be more effective. By synthesizing vast amounts of original research into credible and approachable information, Idealware helps nonprofits make the most of their time and financial resources.

Looking for resources on applying technology and best practices in a wide variety of topics?   

  • From the Idealware homepage,  

    • Search for topics of interest to you  

    • Subscribe to the newsletter  (at bottom of page) 

    • Check the “Latest Insights”   (at bottom of page) 

  • Sample an Idealware webinar – live or recorded.  Many are FREE.

  • Check out The multi-session courses offer in-depth training (recording allow for access at your convenience). 

  • Search A Few Good Tools section, using the “browse topics option, for articles and research.

  • Best of the Web offers selected recent articles on technology of interest to the non-profit sector. 

  • Analysis of trends: Ex: Investing in Impact Infrastructure – the effectiveness of philanthropy depends on culture change, shared systems, and maturation of the ways we apply technology to philanthropic impact. Philanthropy leaders will find discussion starters as well as practical ideas in TAG’s report on the research.    


Center for Non-Profits members get 20% off of Idealware trainings.

To find out more about these services, contact the Center at


Why invest in an Idealware webinar or course? Look at what others are saying!

“Very easy to understand even though I am not very technical—honestly the best professional development seminar I have been to.”
“I greatly enjoyed the interaction available and depth of information.”
“This was incredibly helpful! Content was great, presenter excellent. I’m very glad to have discovered Idealware.” 
“Really helped us put the pieces together and feel more secure about making decisions.”
“Very helpful overview, and appreciated the opportunity to ask very specific questions.” 
“All the questions that I had were answered, and I learned new things. I was very impressed.” 
“The seminar was terrific. The instructor was well organized, had tremendous knowledge of the subject, a good pace, and made both beginners and more knowledgeable folks feel comfortable.”