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Remote Possibilities – What Comes After Zoom?...

Everyone has had 18 months of the pandemic to learn Zoom, play with fanciful backgrounds, laugh at jokes about wearing (or not wearing) pants to the virtual meeting. Now what’s needed are concrete and reliable plans for what comes next.  Nonprofits managers are as confused as the rest of society about returning to the office. […]

PayPal Launches New Generosity Network App...

PayPal launched a new all-in-one, personalized app that includes a bevy of new features to manage their finances, from savings to shopping, as well as an expanded way to give directly to charities, individuals and businesses. The San Jose, Calif-based payment processor introduced the Generosity Network in the United States last year to offer customers […]

Immersive Messaging Will Lead Next-Gen Comm...

Some people believe traditional webinars are quaint relics of earlier communication methods. They are heavily moderated, one-way events at a time when the value of two-way dialog has been championed for years. This trend will only accelerate as Millennials and Gen Zers, who have grown up among mediums that foster constant feedback loops, continue moving […]

Web Hackathon to Benefit Nonprofits...

Webspec, a consortium of online services professionals based in Urbandale, Iowa, is holding “What the Hack,” a “hackathon,” or weekend-long gathering. During the weekend, volunteer software and web designers, developers, content writers, search engine optimization experts and other tech specialists will donate their efforts to solve a variety of online needs for select Des Moines […]

$900 Billion At Stake For Charity In Data...

The most recent round of data released by the United States Bureau of the Census offers population, race and housing information on levels that reach from state to block levels. The data will be used to determine everything from federal, city and local representation districts to assessment of citizens’ needs – and therefore access to […]

Driving Your Audience Away Not To Your Website...

Many who work in and with nonprofits are drawn to an organization’s mission and values, to make the world better or to serve a cause. Nonprofits have websites to get people excited about and involved in the work, to inspire donations and volunteers. In the effort to engage people, fundraisers will often ask web developers […]

SMS Isn’t Just For Disasters Anymore...

By now, you’ve surely heard about the incredible levels of engagement possible through a short message service (SMS) program and the widespread growth in adoption of SMS throughout the nonprofit industry. But some preconceptions are hard to overcome, like the belief that SMS is only the dominion of fundraisers at nonprofits with universal name recognition and […]

Bloomberg To Fund Tech Upgrades For The Arts...

Almost 50 cultural nonprofits will have access to $30 million for strategic improvements to technology infrastructure through a commitment from Bloomberg Philanthropies that aims to help build audiences, increase fundraising, drive revenue, and deliver programming both virtually and in person. The Digital Accelerator Program will launch with an initial cohort of 46 nonprofits — 26 […]

Instagram Boosts Fundraising Capabilities For Group Efforts...

Social media platform Instagram has added a new feature to its fundraising capabilities. The new functionality allows users who have created fundraisers to invite other individuals to become co-sponsors of their efforts. The new function gives Instagram-based fundraising efforts greater visibility. The group participation aspect means a wider circle of potential funders will be directly […]

Digital Cookies You’d Actually Want...

As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. What if life hands you 15 million Girl Scout cookies? During the course of the pandemic, consumers created shortages of all kinds of products, from office furniture for their home to workout equipment for their home gyms. That went for almost everything — […]