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Bloomerang Secures Growth Equity Partner...

Cloud-based donor management tool provider Bloomerang has received an investment from JMI Equity (JMI), a growth equity firm focused on investing in software companies. The amount of the investment was not disclosed although it is an equity stake in Bloomerang. “We started Bloomerang with a vision to improve nonprofit effectiveness through smart, intuitive technology and […]

6 Steps For Podcasts With A Purpose...

As most tech and creative professionals will tell you, you can only pick two when it comes to good, fast, and cheap. This is especially true in the world of podcast production, which will take as much time as you have to give.  At a certain point, there is a diminishing return on investment. And […]

The Work From Home Teeter-Totter...

The work/life balance has changed since COVID-19 started ripping through the world. As long at the work gets done — eventually — nobody is going to know you watched that Seinfeld episode where Kramer burned down the cabin of George’s fiancé Susan Ross, and, oh those letters that got saved. Before instituting any new work-life […]

Text Audiences Growing Faster Than Social Media...

Text messaging volume by nonprofits grew by 14 percent overall last year, with the growth of audiences far outpacing social media or email. Nonprofits are investing in their mobile audiences through new lead generation and acquiring SMS opt-ins from existing supporters in other channels. “It’s a sign that users are incredibly comfortable using mobile devices […]

7 Considerations for Nonprofits New To Online Events...

The social distancing requirements of the coronavirus pandemic have moved many formerly in-person fundraising events online. For fundraisers at organizations not used to hosting such events, digital affairs can be daunting. OneCause, an Indianapolis, Ind.-based fundraising solutions provider, has a seven-step guide for fundraisers new to online events. Step 1: Evaluate Pros and Cons Even […]

$300K Investment Gets TechSoup Campaign To $8.6 Million...

Tech firm Okta is making a $300,000 investment through its Okta For Good Fund at the Tides Foundation to support TechSoup’s $11.5-million growth capital campaign to significantly expand offerings and nearly double the number of nonprofits it serves. The investment comes at a time when the global pandemic tests the limits of, and provides more […]

The Competition: Workplace Human Vs. Artificial Intelligence...

A concept that would have seemed like nothing more than an oxymoron not too long ago is now one that is commonly used: Artificial Intelligence (AI). Considering what passes for intelligence in much of the world, the artificial kind can look rather appealing, but like any trend it can carry its own drawbacks. In his […]

Instagram Launches Personal Fundraising Option...

Instagram launched a personal fundraiser function yesterday, starting with tests in the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland. More than $65 million has been raised on Facebook and Instagram for COVID-related fundraisers globally since January. Donations on Instagram doubled in the past 30 days compared to the prior 30 days, according to Instagram. Posts mentioning […]

Giving Platform Touts Safety, Awards Tokens...

GiveSafely, a charity donation platform launched on July 4 by the Arlington, Va.-based BBB Wise Giving Alliance, seeks to engage Millennial and Generation Z donors. The platform addresses their delight at being solicited, their desire for cybersecurity and their inherent impulse to be recognized and rewarded. Overall, around 11 percent of consumers welcome being approached […]

Nominations Sought For Effective Nonprofits, Volunteers ...

Public Interest Registry (PIR), the Reston, Va.-based nonprofit behind .ORG, launched its 2nd annual .ORG Impact Awards and is seeking nominations to honor organizations and individuals making the world a better place. Award winners will be announced as part of “The Ten Days of .ORG,” an online experience beginning on Nov. 30 that celebrates the range […]