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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 […]

App Boosts Donor Advised Fund Participation Revenue...

United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) has had donor-advised funds (DAF) available for more than 20 years. But there was little or no movement in total giving or in the number of donor accounts during the past five years, according to Sandi Connors, executive vice president and director of strategic marketing and communication. UWRI revamped […]

Salesforce.org Acquires roundCorner...

Salesforce.org, the philanthropic arm of Salesforce, has acquired roundCorner, which specializes in enterprise CRM for nonprofits and “other impact sectors.” The boards of directors of Salesforce.org and roundCorner unanimously approved the acquisition in December and the deal closed over the weekend. “Through our technology, industry expertise and employee volunteerism, Salesforce.org is dedicated to empowering the […]

Social Donors Are Less Committed To Cause...

Social donors are generally not deeply committed to nonprofits yet those networks are critical to organizations being successful at events and peer-to-peer donation asks. The “social donors” also tend to write checks. Those are among the findings of an online survey of 1,056 social donors conducted by Edge Research between Oct. 11-22 for OneCause, a […]