From their site: “Idealware provides candid Consumer-Reports-style reviews and articles about software of interest to nonprofits, centralized into a website. Through product comparisons, recommendations, case studies, and software news, Idealware allows nonprofits to make the software decisions that will help them be more effective.”
Current articles/upcoming seminars include: Getting Started with Online Donations, Choosing a Blogging Tool, and Comparing Open Source CMSes: Joomla, Drupal and Plone. I think we might all learn something before it’s done. Thanks to M&R’s Eve Fox for the tip.
I’ve been watching Idealware from afar after the founder Laura Quinn called up saying “hey I have this great idea – I’m going to create an organization that functions as the Gartner Research for the nonprofit industry.” Thought the idea was pretty cool then, and it’s shaping up nicely. I’ll be following their work closely and highly recommend that others in the industry do as well.