Nonprofit organizations use technology in their work in a wide variety of ways, from raising money through text messages to mapping areas of need using Geographic Information System tools.
The variety of ways nonprofits can use technology, and the many choices there are about approaches and tools, can be more than small organizations with limited budgets can handle.
Here are links to just a few resources that can help with this challenge, online and face-to-face.
http://www.techsoup.org is a website devoted to advice and information about technology specifically for nonprofits and charities. TechSoup also provides access to donations and discounts of software and other technology supplies on behalf of major tech companies like Microsoft, Adobe, Symantec, Intuit, and Cisco. Registration is required and there is often a small processing fee which supports TechSoup's programs. http://www.techsoup.org
There are many commercial vendors that provide specialized software and technology services to nonprofits. A good starting point for considering which service to buy and which vendor to select will be reviewing the information, advice and services offered by the organizations mentioned above.