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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 […]

Beyond Digital After COVID-19: Self-Assessment Questions...

Nonprofits that continue to have the ability to build power and deliver impact a year from now will have avoided using this time to grasp for “digital” panaceas. Instead, they’ll have adopted and integrated new ways of planning, collaborating, and campaigning as standard operating procedures to reflect this more uncertain, complex world. According to Michael […]

Nonprofits Mull Leaving Facebook Amid Multiple Concerns...

Leaders of several prominent nonprofits are discussing reducing Facebook’s role in their media mix, if not leaving it entirely. The conversation reflects a growing perception that the online platform is censoring nonprofits’ messaging, thwarting organizing efforts and putting barriers between nonprofits and donors. Some nonprofit leaders are concerned about the data profiles Facebook builds on […]

Fundraising Platform Gets $8 Million Investment...

Minority-founded SaaS platform Resilia announced $8 million in Series A funding to grow the New Orleans-based company. Funding was led by Santa Monica, Calif.-based Mucker Capital and Callais Capital Management in Thibodaux, La., with participation by Cultivation Capital. Resilia is headquartered in New Orleans, with a second office in New York City. It’s one of […]

D.C. AG Investigating NPO Run by Trump Nominee...

Public Media Lab, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, is being investigated by the District of Columbia’s attorney general, according to Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.). Public Media Lab is run by Michael Pack, President Donald Trump’s nominee to run the U.S. Agency for Global Media. A spokesperson for D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine confirmed the investigation to […]

NY Charities Bureau Allows Virtual Annual Meeting...

The Office of the New York State Attorney General Charities Bureau is allowing nonprofits to hold their required annual member meetings virtually. The order was issued in response to New York state’s social distancing requirements. It expires on May 16. The guidelines, which temporarily modify section 603(b) of the Not-for-Profit Corporations Law, cover both tele- […]

Instagram Launches Live Fundraising Platform...

Users of Instagram Live can now raise money for their favorite causes, starting today. The unveiling comes a year after Facebook announced a donation sticker for Instagram Stories. Instagram Live, like Facebook Live, allows users to broadcast live from their smartphone. With social distancing during COVID-19, Instagram reports a 70-percent increase during the past month […]

Opinion: Investment Needed in Nonprofit Tech Support...

This global crisis requires two cures – one to keep people safe and healthy from COVID-19, the other to enable the world to work, mostly by using technology from home. Most nonprofits in 2020 use technology in some form to deliver on their mission but many, especially international nonprofits, work in poorly connected areas and […]