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Technology Comes to Forefront Amid Nonprofit Programming Changes...

Technology might be increasingly called upon to make up for less-than-desired changes to nonprofit activity. Some 42% of nonprofit officials surveyed responded the number of programs they offer has dropped. Almost 50% indicated participation has similarly declined, according to the 2021 Nonprofit Technology Trends Report, a new study from San Jose, Calif.-based Sage Intacct. The […]

GoFundMe Charity Being Shut Down...

GoFundMe Charity is being merged into GoFundMe.com, shutting down the fundraising-dedicated site on Sept. 30. Campaigns will not be able to be transferred to GoFundMe.com and recurring gift arrangements will be cancelled on that date. GoFundMe Charity will end support for third-party integrations and the public Application Programming Interface (API) after March 31, according to […]

Microsoft To Spend $60 Million More To Support Local NPOs...

Microsoft plans to commit another $60 million to local nonprofits between now and next summer. The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant announced that it has provided almost $100 million of assistance to nonprofits in Washington state so far in 2020, including $67 million in cash and $31 in technology, in-kind support, special discounts and the COVID-19 […]

boodleAI Gets $3.5M Funding Boost...

Predictive analytics and modeling firm boodleAI announced it has raised $3.5 million pre Series-A Funding, bringing its total backing to $8.7 million since it launched less than two years ago. Osage Venture Partners led the round of funding with participation from the Nathan J. Howard Trust, advisory firm Chicago Family Office, and Riverbend Angels, a […]

Airbnb Launches Nonprofit For Crisis Stays...

Airbnb launched its own 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to facilitating temporary stays for people in times of crisis with a commitment of $2 million to support partnerships with relief organizations. The inspiration grew out of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, when a host opened her home to people impacted by the storm. The program has since evolved […]

Web Searches For #GivingTuesday up 80%...

#GivingTuesday could raise more than $600 million on Dec. 1, at least according to one prediction. Whole Whale, a New York-based digital B-corporation, predicts that #GivingTuesday will raise 18 percent more online this year, up from $511 million in 2018 to $605 million. The ninth annual #GivingTuesday will be Dec. 1, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, […]

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 […]