Board Portals for Nonprofits: A New Necessity?

by Marje Nepomuceno on August 23, 2018 and last updated on January 24, 2019

board portals for nonprofits

There is a common misconception that board portals for nonprofits are unnecessary.

Unlike multinational corporations, whose focus is on revenue generation, nonprofits are dedicated to advocating a social cause. Because of this, many argue that board portals for nonprofits are not something that charities should consider and pursue. They say that it’s an added cost to an already strained budget thus unnecessary for a nonprofit board to function.


Four Improbable Reasons to NOT use a Board Portal

by Josiah Eufemio on October 25, 2017 and last updated on November 16, 2017

Unprobable reasons to not use a board portal
At this point, it’s likely you’ve already come across many articles covering all the reasons why your company should get a board portal. If you haven’t yet, you can check one here.

But is there any reason NOT to use board portals? To be honest, it’s quite challenging to look for the answer to that one, but we tried:

Comparing Board Portals: Five Points of Difference

by Abby Portugal on October 20, 2017 and last updated on September 10, 2018

Choosing a board portal
After hours spent researching on software solutions, any responsible customer knows the headache of an information overload. Between technical jargon and sales talk, everything starts to look the same to exasperated customers. This applies to the board portal market as well, as board portals can vary on several different fronts.
In order to identify which one works best for them, customers need to take note of the differences that truly matter when it comes to meeting their company’s needs. We’ve selected five initial points of comparison to guide the board portal selection process:

Five Guidelines to Consider When Choosing the Right Board Portal Vendor

by Abby Portugal on October 13, 2017 and last updated on February 6, 2019

Choosing a Board Portal Vendor

The use of software solutions has become essential to many organizations over the years. In the case of board portals, a growing number of companies have increasingly begun to rely on such software to increase their productivity and bring down their administrative costs. However, in the excitement of procuring any software solution, there is always the risk of forgetting that a software solution is only as good as the company behind it. For those looking to buy board portal software, it is important to understand that when choosing the right service provider, there are other things to consider beyond product features.

As the market for board portals has grown, so has the number of board portal vendors. With so many vendors to choose from, such as Diligent, BoardEffect, BoardVantage, and Passageways, selecting the right board portal vendor can be an overwhelming task.

In this article, we’ve laid out five guidelines to help you identify the right board portal vendor for your organization.


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