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iDonate Gets $8.7M Equity Round Funding...

Software-as-a-Service payments provider iDonate received an infusion of $8.7 million in equity funding to further its growth in 2020. Financing will allow the Plano, Texas-based company to fully integrate iDonate Payments into its core platform, supporting new technologies like Apple Pay and Google Wallet, as well as international payment processing. The funding also will accelerate […]

Google Shuts Down Donation App...

Google’s donation app, One Today, shut down after almost seven years, effective Feb. 6. In an email to users on Jan. 27, Google announced that One Today had been losing users in recent years. New nonprofits are no longer able to sign up for the app, which will be turned off, and any open projects […]

‘Free’ Fundraising Software Can Cost A Fortune...

Nonprofit techies like to say that open source software is free the same way that the first few paragraph on a new website are free. If you want to read more than a couple of stories, you have to take out that credit card. In other words, the stories aren’t free at all and neither […]

Spreadsheets Are Not Useful Donor Databases...

Nonprofit staff members are very good at doing a lot with a little. Smart executive directors know when spending more will pay off big. When it comes to fundraising, spreadsheets are familiar and free, but they limit your potential to engage with donors and bring in steady funding.  The biggest limitation is the difficulty of […]

California AG Questioning The Sale of .ORG...

The California Attorney General’s Office has jumped into the proposed sale of Public Interest Registry (PIR) and the .ORG domain to a venture capital firm, sending a letter to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) asking 35 questions. The questions don’t just ask about the sale but also go back to when price […]

Gravyty Gets $21 Million Funding Boost for AI...

A Boston-based fundraising technology company in the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) space has received an injection of $21 million for its next round of growth. K1 Investment Management announced a $21-million commitment to Gravyty. The Manhattan Beach, Calif.-based investment firm focuses on high-growth enterprise software companies. Gravyty plans to use the funding […]

Nonprofits Teaching “Skills” For Voice Searches...

The use of wireless smart speakers continues to boom, with half of all online searches this year expected to be performed with voice search. Almost 112 million people in the United States last year used a voice assistant at least monthly, up almost 10 percent from 2018. The most recent Smart Audio Report by NPR […]

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 […]