News & Articles

Apple Pay Enters Charitable Space

November 15, 2016       Andy Segedin      

Apple Pay moved into the charitable space this week by supporting donation processing. The tech giant’s touch-powered digital wallet eliminates donors’ need to enter billing or contact information, create an account, or fill out forms prior to checkout – making donations instantaneous just prior to the holiday giving season.

Classy Secures $30 Million In Financing

November 2, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Cloud-based fundraising platform Classy closed on $30 million Series C financing, bringing its total raised to $53 million since it was founded 10 years ago. It’s the second round of funding secured within the last 17 months.

Giving Day Reboot Snares $2.1 Million

September 23, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

The Pittsburgh Foundation’s Day of Giving generated $2.1 million during 16 hours on Wednesday, pushing the total to more than $5.1 million raised across two days – about four months apart.

Hardware Glitch Slows Give Local America

May 4, 2016       Mark Hrywna      

Technical difficulties brought Give Local America to a screeching halt yesterday, forcing some communities to extend the 24-hour crowdfunding event for at least another day.

The Check Isn’t In The Mail

April 28, 2016       Dan Rivas      

The bottom line is that everyone needs to get paid or your organization will shut down. How they get paid, however, is an entirely different matter.

#GivingTuesday Headed Toward $120 Million

December 2, 2015       Mark Hrywna      

(Updated at 3:30 p.m. ET)

Hackers Hit Nonprofit Retail Chain

October 20, 2015       Mark Hrywna      

America’s Thrift Stores reported a malware-driven cyberattack through a third-party vendor that might have compromised credit card numbers and expiration dates of transactions made last month at its 18 stores.

$33 Million Raised in 18 Hours

September 22, 2015       Mark Hrywna      

The seventh annual North Texas Giving Day once again broke records, this time raising almost $33.1 million during an 18-hour period on Sept. 17.

Blackbaud Expands K-12 Reach Acquiring Smart Tuition

August 10, 2015       Mark Hrywna      

Blackbaud continues to expand into the K-12 private school market announcing the acquisition of Smart Tuition for $190 million. It’s the largest of three acquisitions for the Charleston, S.C.-based software and service provider to nonprofits since hiring a new president and CEO less than two years ago.

FrontStream Acquires BiddingForGood

July 28, 2015       Mark Hrywna      

FrontStream Holdings, LLC, has acquired online auction and event management company BiddingForGood. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.