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4 Ways To Livestream Your Events...

Livestreaming fundraising is just like an old-fashioned donor event – except online. Supporters and donors raise money for your organization but it all takes place live on the Internet. Marc Almanzor, manager of development systems at Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), presented “Livestreaming: Putting the Fun in Fundraising” during the 14th annual Bridge to […]

Spam Costing Nonprofits Up To $100 Million...

The nonprofit sector could be losing out on almost $100 million in donations through email appeals because of spam, or an average of almost $21,000 for a charity, according to an annual study of email. The EveryAction 2019 Email Deliverability Benchmarks Study estimated that the average email spam rate for nonprofits fell to 20.18 percent […]

VR And A Donor’s 360-Degree View...

Virtual Reality (VR) might sound as if it’s a super high-tech futuristic concept only for those who can afford it. In reality, VR can be a simple concept, even for nonprofits. And it doesn’t have to be saved like your good china either, only taken out of its bubble wrap for special occasions or high-production […]

Remote Desktop Protocol...

Security challenged when logging in from the road RDP are three letters that create significant debate among network administrators, security experts and analysts. Remote desktop protocol (RDP) provides a graphical interface when used to connect to another computer over a network connection for remote administration. It is often used for working remotely and providing IT […]

ProPublica Expands Online Form 990 Search Access...

News and investigation website ProPublica launched an addition to its NonProfit Explorer page for search of Form 990s. And, one of its initial funders has died. Herbert Sandler, 87, died June 5 at his home in San Francisco, it was announced by the Sandler Foundation. He and wife Marion built a small savings and loan, […]

Getting Executive Bot Buy-In...

If you are having a difficult time getting executive buy-in on using chatbots, Andre Sternberg has a few suggestions. For one, there’s no cost per message/story after setting up a chat bot, and it has pretty amazing conversion rates. You can always fall back on emphasizing the need to embrace emerging technology so as not […]

Data Security Incident At Nonprofit People, Inc....

Health information belonging to certain current and former clients of human Service nonprofit People Inc., in Rochester, N.Y. might have been breached, the organization announced. Staff at the organization discovered that an unknown individual had gained access to an email account belonging to an employee. People Inc. staff reset the password required to access the […]

Chatbots Catching On As Engagement Tool...

Angie Aker calls it “The Little Mermaid” theory. It’s the concept that instead of waiting for people to come to be part of your world, you have to become part of theirs. Just as little Ariel sang, “I wanna be where the people are, I wanna see ‘em dancing.” It’s why Food and Water Watch […]

Virtual Reality Empathy Doesn’t Have Staying Power...

At a time of general uneasiness about how new digital media might reduce empathy, many people are embracing virtual reality (VR) technology as an exception, some going so far as to hail it as an “empathy machine.” However, new research finds that VR fails to improve a type of empathy essential for maintaining compassion when […]

Microsoft Ups Digital Attack Defense For Nonprofits...

Microsoft has released new baseline Conditional Access policies — predefined rule sets that protect organizations against common digital attacks — that stand to significantly increase the security of any organization using Office 365 for Nonprofits. The functionality provided by these polices previously required additional licensing, at additional cost, but the growing risk of identity-based attacks […]