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No Elbow Bumps – Nonprofits Going Corona-Virtual...

First it was elbow bumps. Next it was no group events of more than 250 people. The Centers of Disease Control has dropped that number to 50 and entire cities are closing down for at least a couple of weeks. There’s going be a need for a new term of art, instead of viral events, […]

JMT Consulting Wins VAR Of The Year...

JMT Consulting, an independent financial consulting and technology firm in the nonprofit space, was selected as the Sage Intacct VAR Partner of the Year. The award is part of the Sage Intacct Partner Awards for 2019, recognizing Sage Intacct channel partners that have achieved unmatched customer satisfaction, significant year over year growth, and extraordinary sales […]

Nonprofit Using GoFundMe For Coronavirus Drug...

Drug Innovation Ventures at Emory (DRIVE), an Atlanta nonprofit biotechnology company owned by Emory University, launched a GoFundMe charity campaign to help accelerate testing for its antiviral compound that could potentially be used to treat the new coronavirus associated with the outbreak in China and spreading around the globe. After four days the effort has raised just short of $22,000 […]

United Way Worldwide Launches Census Text-to-Pledge...

United Way Worldwide launched a Text-to-Pledge campaign to help ensure that the 2020 Census is fair and accurate. Powered by 211, a nationwide service that connects those in need to a variety of local support services, people can text PLEDGE to 211-211 and opt-in to receive information about, and text reminders to participate in the […]

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 […]