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BREAKING: Co-op aims to block PIR sale to venture firm...

An international group of leaders of the Internet and the nonprofit community have filed paperwork in California to establish a co-op organization in an attempt to block the $1.13-billion sale of Public Interest Registry (PIR) to venture firm Ethos Capital. The name of the new organization is Cooperative Corporation of .ORG Registrants. The concept is […]

4 Digital Tips To Boost Year-End Giving...

You’ve survived Giving Tuesday – and hopefully come out of it with a nice boost of donation revenue for your nonprofit. But now is not the time to rest. There are three weeks left of prime online giving, the best of the year for many organizations.  Digital giving has grown every year for the last […]

Texas Nonprofit Building Human Trafficking Data Platform...

The Child Sex Trafficking Team (CSTT) in the Office of the Texas Governor awarded a $172,660 grant to Allies Against Slavery in Austin, Texas to launch the Lighthouse Data Initiative to analyze and visualize human trafficking data statewide. Allies is required to contribute a 20 percent match in cash or in-kind toward the project, said […]

Is #GivingTuesday Time For A Chatbot?...

Angie Aker calls it “The Little Mermaid” theory. It’s the concept that instead of waiting for people to come to be part of your world, you have to become part of theirs. Just as little Ariel sang, “I wanna be where the people are, I wanna see ‘em dancing.” It’s why Food and Water Watch […]

Phishing And Malware And Ransom – Oh My...

The sign on the locked door of a nonprofit where staff members were unsophisticated about the dangers of cyberspace just might end up being “Gone Phishing.” If you think that cybersecurity is all about technology you are only half of the way there. The critical underpinning of organizational cybersecurity is leadership. Senior managers must set […]

Cashless Red Kettle Options Go National...

Coming off a few disappointing fundraising holiday seasons, the Salvation Army is making it easier for donors to give back during the Christmas season by making a gift online with Apple Pay or Google Pay at participating red kettles.  The Salvation Army will place smart chips and QR codes on red kettle signs across the […]

Defending Donor Data Isn’t Simple...

Imagine if you will, someone sitting in a room in an undisclosed city who sends your charity $1 on a credit card. All of a sudden all of your donor data is on the dark web. This is not an episode of “The Twilight Zone.” It happens every day in fundraising offices around the world. […]

Digital Transactions: Is It Cash, Property Or Process?...

Even financial professionals often don’t understand the difference between blockchain and Bitcoin. They are not synonymous terms. A blockchain is a ledger where transactions are recorded and confirmed anonymously. It is a record of events that is shared between many parties. Once information is entered it can’t be altered. Bitcoin is just one of the […]

Salesforce, NetSuite Update Programs...

Cloud technology firm Salesforce, which earlier this year announced it was folding its .org division, announced an expansion of its Nonprofit Cloud capabilities, adding case management, volunteer management and program management. Approximately 40,000 nonprofits use the firm’s Nonprofit Success Pack, according to Salesforce. The new program management functionality is intended to increase efficiencies for case […]

Research: Nonprofits Lagging In Digital Marketing Spending...

A FIELD OF DREAMS? RESULTS OF A LANDMARK STUDY It’s becoming a digital-first world. But digital lags others methods of reaching donors, according to results of a study of media buying habits by nonprofits. While nonprofit marketers, advocates and fundraisers plan to spend more on digital, it is still a fraction of more traditional media. […]