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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 […]

NPOs, Businesses Examining Responsible Supply Chain...

The key to supply chain sustainability is a clean, functioning and responsibly financed process through which the labor force is treated humanely in the workplace. The challenge is what happens when the work is for a major international brand but done at home where conditions are not monitored. According to leaders of the nonprofit Nest […]

Nonprofit Tech Remains Poorly Resourced...

Technology no longer feels out of place at nonprofits but it remains poorly resourced despite staff being eager to increase digital skills, according to a new research paper out today. Prepared by NetHope The Center for the Digital Nonprofit™, The Digital Nonprofit Skills Assessment (DNS) is the second in a series of white papers that […]

Paya Buys Stewardship Technology...

Paya, formerly Sage Payment Solutions, yesterday announced the acquisition of Stewardship Technology. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Mount Vernon, Ohio-based Stewardship Technology is an electronic giving solutions and pension and benefit processing firm for churches. The acquisition will support a “strategic growth plan by adding expertise with nonprofit and faith-based organizations […]

Committee Aims To Guide AI In Fundraising...

A committee of fundraising professionals aims to tackle the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on nonprofits, guiding best practices and ethics while accelerating the impact on advancement. Gravyty, a two-year-old AI-enabled fundraising software company, announced the inaugural 16 members of the AI in Advancement Advisory Council (AAAC). Ten of the members are from higher education, three […]