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Online: Adapt Digital Tools To Donor Behavior...

Just as you hope a donor will react to your nonprofit’s email or web outreach, your digital tools can react to how the recipient responds, either previously or up to the minute. Some ideas on the digital and creative ideas were discussed during a session at the recent ANA Nonprofit Federation Washington, D.C., conference. The […]

Tech Briefs: United Way, CrowdRise, Blackbaud...

United Way Opens For-Profit Digital Arm United Way Worldwide (UWW) launched a for-profit subsidiary, UpPurpose, a cloud-based technology platform and creative agency designed to meet the content needs of nonprofits and the social good sector. UpPurpose will provide a full suite of content services — from multi-platform digital campaign creation to real-time data-driven campaign performance analysis […]

FinTech4Good Market Developing...

It’s not just about digital currency anymore January 3, 2019 marked the 10-year anniversary of the original blockchain. Created using technology described by the still anonymous Satoshi Nakamoto in a whitepaper published in 2008, the first blockchain, called Bitcoin, is still the best-known digital currency. Since Bitcoin’s launch, an estimated 3,000 new crypto currencies have […]

Instagram Adding Donation Function...

The fastest-growing social media channel for nonprofits will soon have a donation feature. A donation sticker on Instagram Stories is among a number of coming product updates announced yesterday during the Facebook Communities Summit at its Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters. Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, is the fastest-growing channel for nonprofits, according to the […]

Cloud Is Raining Data, Flooding Fundraising With Information...

Emily Dalton recalls talking to the CTO of a large nonprofit that had some of its operations in the cloud and was considering moving one of its legacy systems there. “He said, ‘My goal is to turn our server room into a bathroom.’ For him, it was a no-brainer, you have to do it,” but […]

TechSoup Gets $1M For Its Direct Public Offering...

Microsoft Philanthropies has made a $1 million impact investment in TechSoup’s direct public offering (DPO), part of a drive to generate $11.5 million to nearly double the number of organizations served by the nonprofit network that facilitates distribution of technology solutions. A DPO is a funding source that enables individuals and corporations to invest directly […]

TechSoup Muscling Up...

Infusion from public offering, NFF loan Nonprofit technology organization TechSoup is looking more and more like a Silicon Valley player after securing $4 million in funding and launching a direct public offering (DPO) looking for another $11.5 million in capital. The $4 million was secured from the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) to support expansion of […]

Fundraising Messages And Your Online Reputation...

Email mailbox providers unfortunately change their filtering specifications all the time without explaining what they did and when they did it. This can make reaching your donor’s inbox incredibly challenging. In fact, only 28 percent of all messages sent worldwide ever actually make it to the inbox. However, there are steps you can take to […]

Users Expecting Accounting Applications Will Do Much More...

Nonprofit financial managers demand a lot from accounting systems. Among other things, they rely on them to help comply with reporting requirements and use them to properly classify and report on contributions, both for external reporting and for internal analysis and action. Software vendors have gotten better at responding to their customers’ needs as these […]

Blockchain Gaining Ground...

Most organizations don’t understand it. Most people can’t explain it. Then there are those who are convinced it’s going to change everything. As one observer put it: Blockchain is over-hyped in the short term but the long-term possibilities are underestimated. Blockchain is the underlying technology behind digital currency. For most nonprofits, their first initiation into […]