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EveryAction Buys ActionKit In PE-Funded Deal...

EveryAction, a provider of digital, fundraising, and organizing SaaS tools to progressive organizations, announced this week that it acquired We Also Walk Dogs, Inc., the creator of ActionKit software. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. ActionKit will become a division of EveryAction, headed by We Also Walk Dogs’ CEO Patrick Kane. ActionKit counts among […]

Technology: You Shouldn’t Trust Anyone...

It’s getting to be that you can hardly trust anyone anymore. That doesn’t sound like a lot of fun if you’re trying to make some new friends. However, it might just be an effective strategy for your organization when it comes to Information Technology (IT) and cybersecurity. Adam Rosenzweig, program manager, nonprofit success, at Okta […]

Instagram Launches Donation Stickers for Stories...

A Donation sticker for the Stories feature on Instagram launched today in the United States. Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, has some 500 million daily active users. The announcement came this morning ahead of F8, the Facebook Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. To use the Donation feature, users open the camera, take or […]

Getting In On The Podcast Craze...

In case you haven’t noticed, everyone and their brother has a podcast these days, including nonprofits. Podcasts are booming because they can be simple to produce while also a good way to build a loyal following through a unique format for telling your story, according to Beth Brodovsky, president of Iris Creative. She presented tips […]

Data Breach Might Have Exposed Client Data...

A potential data breach was reported to police by the United Way of the Big Bend (UWBB) in Tallahassee, Fla. Approximately 64 people who participated in the organization’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) might have had their information accessed when it was allegedly stolen from a program coordinator during a car burglary. The agency […]

Texting Reminds Donors To Give...

What nonprofit doesn’t want a direct conversation with their donors? Amid the vast array of communications channels available these days, text messaging can open the door to one-on-one conversations with your donors — in real time no less. Shea Morrissey, senior manager at Hustle, and Jacqueline Murphy, director of digital supporter engagement & innovation at […]

Cyber Thieves Continue Targeting Healthcare Groups...

Cyberattacks on healthcare organizations appear to be keeping apace. According to Healthcare Dive, it’s because of the treasure of detailed personal information of clients and patients along with staff data security mistakes. In fact, more than half (53 percent) of breaches started inside the organizations, according to a study of 1,138 breaches between 2009 and […]

Mapping Nonprofit Disaster Recovery...

You don’t have to be a relief agency to be prepared for a disaster. Even if you’re a social services organization, your nonprofit should be prepared in some way. Disaster recovery planning should include planning for resumption of applications, IT infrastructure, data and hardware IT. Most nonprofits aren’t prepared though, according to Chris Fink, vice […]

DonorPerfect, Salesforce Work Deals With AFP...

Two tech firms with deep involvement with the nonprofit sector have broadened their involvement with the nation’s largest association of fundraisers to develop sector research and technology adoption. DonorPerfect in Fort Washington, Pa., is working with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) on the In Support of Women’s Impact Initiative (WII), a comprehensive AFP campaign […]

When To Ask Donors For Cash...

Birthdays, anniversaries, vacation memories, retirements are all milestones. While in some cases you don’t want to be reminded, there are many ways a nonprofit marketer can help an organization cash in on them. The Wounded Warrior Project leverages milestones in in had a response rate tick upward of 35 percent leading to a 27 percent […]