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Instagram Launches Donation Stickers for Stories...

A Donation sticker for the Stories feature on Instagram launched today in the United States. Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, has some 500 million daily active users. The announcement came this morning ahead of F8, the Facebook Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. To use the Donation feature, users open the camera, take or […]

Getting In On The Podcast Craze...

In case you haven’t noticed, everyone and their brother has a podcast these days, including nonprofits. Podcasts are booming because they can be simple to produce while also a good way to build a loyal following through a unique format for telling your story, according to Beth Brodovsky, president of Iris Creative. She presented tips […]

Data Breach Might Have Exposed Client Data...

A potential data breach was reported to police by the United Way of the Big Bend (UWBB) in Tallahassee, Fla. Approximately 64 people who participated in the organization’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) might have had their information accessed when it was allegedly stolen from a program coordinator during a car burglary. The agency […]

Texting Reminds Donors To Give...

What nonprofit doesn’t want a direct conversation with their donors? Amid the vast array of communications channels available these days, text messaging can open the door to one-on-one conversations with your donors — in real time no less. Shea Morrissey, senior manager at Hustle, and Jacqueline Murphy, director of digital supporter engagement & innovation at […]

Mapping Nonprofit Disaster Recovery...

You don’t have to be a relief agency to be prepared for a disaster. Even if you’re a social services organization, your nonprofit should be prepared in some way. Disaster recovery planning should include planning for resumption of applications, IT infrastructure, data and hardware IT. Most nonprofits aren’t prepared though, according to Chris Fink, vice […]

Cyber Thieves Continue Targeting Healthcare Groups...

Cyberattacks on healthcare organizations appear to be keeping apace. According to Healthcare Dive, it’s because of the treasure of detailed personal information of clients and patients along with staff data security mistakes. In fact, more than half (53 percent) of breaches started inside the organizations, according to a study of 1,138 breaches between 2009 and […]

Small Associations Lag Prioritizing Technology...

Most small association professionals do not feel technologically prepared to meet member needs today or in the future, yet few say upgrading or integrating new technology is a priority. Increasing non-dues revenue is an important priority, but small associations are not leveraging technology to do so. Most of the small associations participating in a survey […]

Skedulo Lands Another $28 Million In Funding...

Workforce management platform firm Skedulo closed on $28 million in Series B funding, bringing total fundraising for the mobile platform to more than $40 million since it was founded in 2013. The latest round of funding was led by M12, formerly Microsoft Ventures, with participation from returning investors Blackbird Ventures in Australia and Costanoa Ventures […]

When To Ask Donors For Cash...

Birthdays, anniversaries, vacation memories, retirements are all milestones. While in some cases you don’t want to be reminded, there are many ways a nonprofit marketer can help an organization cash in on them. The Wounded Warrior Project leverages milestones in in had a response rate tick upward of 35 percent leading to a 27 percent […]