Editor’s note: We are excited to introduce our guest blog author, Esther Yun. Esther is an undergraduate student at Dartmouth College. She is a marketing intern here at Elevation Web and plans on majoring in Computer Science and Linguistics.

Nonprofit organizations are unique in that they are motivated by a cause, not by profit. As a result, their goals are often qualitative instead of quantitative. While this creates an incredibly rewarding experience, it also makes it more difficult to measure efficiency. Problem solving and decision making is convoluted by the need to juggle the needs of the donors, volunteers, and community. There is simply too much to be done, and not enough manpower to do it. Fortunately, new productivity tools have become great resources for nonprofits to streamline and effectively manage these processes.