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FinTech4Good Market Developing

February 21, 2019       Sharon Burns       105       0

It’s not just about digital currency anymore

January 3, 2019 marked the 10-year anniversary of the original blockchain. Created using technology described by the still anonymous Satoshi Nakamoto in a whitepaper published in 2008, the first blockchain, called Bitcoin, is still the best-known digital currency. Since Bitcoin’s launch, an estimated 3,000 new crypto currencies have been created. More than 2,000 are being actively traded and another 900 listed as dead, scam, parody or hacks.

Instagram Adding Donation Function

February 8, 2019       NPT Staff       105       0

The fastest-growing social media channel for nonprofits will soon have a donation feature. A donation sticker on Instagram Stories is among a number of coming product updates announced yesterday during the Facebook Communities Summit at its Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters.

Cloud Is Raining Data, Flooding Fundraising With Information

February 7, 2019       Mark Hrywna       105       0

Emily Dalton recalls talking to the CTO of a large nonprofit that had some of its operations in the cloud and was considering moving one of its legacy systems there. “He said, ‘My goal is to turn our server room into a bathroom.’ For him, it was a no-brainer, you have to do it,” but bringing the rest of the organization along was the challenge.

TechSoup Gets $1M For Its Direct Public Offering

February 6, 2019       Paul Clolery       105       0

Microsoft Philanthropies has made a $1 million impact investment in TechSoup’s direct public offering (DPO), part of a drive to generate $11.5 million to nearly double the number of organizations served by the nonprofit network that facilitates distribution of technology solutions.

TechSoup Muscling Up

February 5, 2019       Mark Hrywna       105       0

Infusion from public offering, NFF loan

Fundraising Messages And Your Online Reputation

January 22, 2019       Rebecca Luckett       105       0

Email mailbox providers unfortunately change their filtering specifications all the time without explaining what they did and when they did it. This can make reaching your donor’s inbox incredibly challenging.

Users Expecting Accounting Applications Will Do Much More

January 21, 2019       Andy Wolber       105       0

Nonprofit financial managers demand a lot from accounting systems. Among other things, they rely on them to help comply with reporting requirements and use them to properly classify and report on contributions, both for external reporting and for internal analysis and action.

Blockchain Gaining Ground

January 17, 2019       Mark Hrywna       105       0

Most organizations don’t understand it. Most people can’t explain it. Then there are those who are convinced it’s going to change everything. As one observer put it: Blockchain is over-hyped in the short term but the long-term possibilities are underestimated.

App Boosts Donor Advised Fund Participation Revenue

January 15, 2019       Mark Hrywna       105       0

United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) has had donor-advised funds (DAF) available for more than 20 years. But there was little or no movement in total giving or in the number of donor accounts during the past five years, according to Sandi Connors, executive vice president and director of strategic marketing and communication.

Salesforce.org Acquires roundCorner

January 14, 2019       NPT Staff       105       0

Salesforce.org, the philanthropic arm of Salesforce, has acquired roundCorner, which specializes in enterprise CRM for nonprofits and “other impact sectors.”

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