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lot that an app can do for you. But getting
started can be overwhelming. What apps are already out there? How would apps benefit your nonprofit or library? Does it make sense to build
your own app?
The resources below will help you get started answering these
Thanks to a grant from Microsoft, TechSoup's App It Up project investigated the kinds of apps nonprofits and libraries
are using to engage their constituents, tell their stories, and get their work
done. See our nonprofit
and library app survey results and the nonprofit and library Apps
Wish List to see how other nonprofits and libraries are thinking about apps.
For more nonprofit- and library-specific apps, also see:
App It Up project also rounded up cool
apps for nonprofits and libraries in various categories, including:
app guides aren't specifically designed for nonprofits or libraries, but
they're definitely worth looking into:
with the enormous number of apps available, there may not be an app that meets
your organization's needs. In that case, you may be considering developing your
you're considering developing a mobile app, your app strategy should be firmly
grounded in your organization's overall mobile strategy. Mobile strategy is far
too big a topic to cover in detail here, but these are some resources to get
do decide to develop an app for your organization, here are some helpful mobile
app development resources:
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by Ariel Gilbert-Knight, Senior Content Manager, TechSoup