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Tech Supported Uptick In Nonprofit Financial Liquidity...

The pandemic caused an uptick in nonprofits’ financial liquidity and it led to an acceleration in technology adoption, according to a new survey. Nonprofits where there was an influx of revenue during the past year might have more unrestricted net assets than they previously were able to maintain.  Leaders at almost one-third of organizations surveyed […]

Microsoft Adds Security Program for Nonprofits...

Microsoft has launched its Security Program for Nonprofits, a suite of security programs that assess organizational risk, offer proactive monitoring and notification and provide cybersecurity training for nonprofit employees through webinars, workshops and advance previews of new security features. The program includes the company’s AccountGuard for Nonprofits offering, which includes threat detection and notification across […]

Digital Currencies Are Shiny, New And Some Are Unstable...

Cryptocurrency is making headlines, with the “value” of a Bitcoin knocking on the door of $70,000. And one international banking and capital markets expert is flashing warning signs. Sankar Krishnan, executive vice president of Capgemini, urges nonprofit financial managers to not exceed between 2% and 5% of assets. You should accept digital currencies but convert […]

Fundraisers Wrestling With Tech As Giving Plows Forward...

While charitable donations were up during 2020, the need for nonprofits’ missions increased even faster. Managers stinted their internal structures in funding their efforts. They froze or even cut salaries or staff levels and strategically reduced programs that did not address key community needs. At the same time, both donors and employees were interacting with […]

Remote Possibilities – What Comes After Zoom?...

Everyone has had 18 months of the pandemic to learn Zoom, play with fanciful backgrounds, laugh at jokes about wearing (or not wearing) pants to the virtual meeting. Now what’s needed are concrete and reliable plans for what comes next.  Nonprofits managers are as confused as the rest of society about returning to the office. […]

PayPal Launches New Generosity Network App...

PayPal launched a new all-in-one, personalized app that includes a bevy of new features to manage their finances, from savings to shopping, as well as an expanded way to give directly to charities, individuals and businesses. The San Jose, Calif-based payment processor introduced the Generosity Network in the United States last year to offer customers […]

Immersive Messaging Will Lead Next-Gen Comm...

Some people believe traditional webinars are quaint relics of earlier communication methods. They are heavily moderated, one-way events at a time when the value of two-way dialog has been championed for years. This trend will only accelerate as Millennials and Gen Zers, who have grown up among mediums that foster constant feedback loops, continue moving […]

Web Hackathon to Benefit Nonprofits...

Webspec, a consortium of online services professionals based in Urbandale, Iowa, is holding “What the Hack,” a “hackathon,” or weekend-long gathering. During the weekend, volunteer software and web designers, developers, content writers, search engine optimization experts and other tech specialists will donate their efforts to solve a variety of online needs for select Des Moines […]

$900 Billion At Stake For Charity In Data...

The most recent round of data released by the United States Bureau of the Census offers population, race and housing information on levels that reach from state to block levels. The data will be used to determine everything from federal, city and local representation districts to assessment of citizens’ needs – and therefore access to […]

Driving Your Audience Away Not To Your Website...

Many who work in and with nonprofits are drawn to an organization’s mission and values, to make the world better or to serve a cause. Nonprofits have websites to get people excited about and involved in the work, to inspire donations and volunteers. In the effort to engage people, fundraisers will often ask web developers […]