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Information Technology

A cutting-edge Information Technology (IT) system and a robust data collection and analysis mechanism can bring tremendous value to any organization, including nonprofits. These systems allow nonprofit agencies to manage their resources more efficiently, enhance their mission to serve with greater social impact, and support their cases with data for funding opportunities.

Nonprofit agencies face many challenges to build or improve their IT and data infrastructures. The Lincy Institute is committed to support the health, education, and social services agencies in our community and will provide opportunities to enhance their IT and data capacities through systems that deliver high quality service with low operating costs.

Current Projects

The Lincy Institute Database

The Lincy Institute database is built as a cloud-based application to collect and store information on health, education, and social service programs lead by UNLV faculty and staff in partnership with community agencies. This information will be used to match UNLV expertise with community needs to enrich collaboration opportunities.

The Lincy Institute Data Repository

The development phase of a comprehensive, community data repository has been launched. The repository will store a collection of statistical reports, facts and figures important to Southern Nevada agencies within the sectors of education, health, and social service. It is the Institute’s intention to make the data repository publicly available with access to research outcomes as well as raw data for deeper analysis.

Constituent Relationship Management System (CRM) for Nonprofits Pilot Implementation

The Lincy Institute is testing the use of a cloud-based CRM, which has been adapted for nonprofit agencies. In a very secure and user-friendly environment, this system will allow nonprofits to organize their data operations effectively and economically. Upon successful completion of the pilot project, the CRM will be promoted with the broader nonprofit community.

Resources

IT and Data Resources for Nonprofits

Alliance for Nevada Nonprofits (ANN) Nonprofit Website Project

Beth's Blog provides information on how networked nonprofits leverage networks and data for social change.

Idealware is a nonprofit organization that helps nonprofits make smart software decisions through researched, impartial and accessible information.

National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) at the Urban Institute is the national clearinghouse of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States.

Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) is a membership organization of nonprofit technology professionals who aim to help nonprofits use technology more effectively and efficiently.

TechAtlas is a web-based technology planning tool.

Technology Grant News provides information on technology grants, free technology resources, technology partnerships, strategic alliances and technology advancement for a variety of organizations.

TechSoup Global is a nonprofit organization that provides other nonprofits and libraries with technology that helps them to fulfill their missions and serve their communities.

Scholarly Works

Learn more about Dr. Fatma Nasoz's research and professional accomplishments.