Technology

MacArthur Foundation Announces 100&Change Semi-Finalists
February 17, 2017 at 10:52 am

The MacArthur Foundation has chosen eight semi-finalists for 100&Change, a competition awarding a $100 million grant to the nonprofit or for-profit organization with the most distinguished, world-changing proposal. Submitted ideas include changing the way we care for orphans, treating blindness in Africa, providing virtual access to specialty medical care for the underprivileged and more...

Kutcher Speaks Out Against Modern Day Slavery
February 17, 2017 at 9:05 am

No one got "Punk'd" Wednesday morning when Ashton Kutcher came to Capitol Hill. The actor testified Wednesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in a hearing on progress in combating modern slavery. Kutcher spoke on behalf of Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, an organization he co-founded with then-wife Demi Moore in 2009 to build software to…

Edward Snowden's New Nonprofit Will Protect Reporters From Spies
February 15, 2017 at 9:00 am

When Edward Snowden leaked the biggest collection of classified National Security Agency documents in history, he wasn’t just revealing the inner workings of a global surveil­lance machine. He was also scrambling to evade it. To com­municate with the journalists who would publish his secrets, he had to route all his messages over the anonymity soft­ware Tor,…

Computer Genius Hacks Amazon Dash Button to Donate $5 to ACLU
February 9, 2017 at 10:58 am

We all know the Amazon Dash button to be a one-step ticket to replenishing household supplies—laundry detergent, dish soap, paper towels—and your day-to-day necessities—Doritos, GoldFish, Pop-Tarts—for those of us who prefer convenience over human interaction. But did you know you could use the Dash button to support the American Civil Liberties Union and really “stick it to the man”?...

Marketing Automation: It’s Not Going Away
February 8, 2017 at 9:39 am

Last week, this piece on marketing automation ran in the Huffington Post, pushing nonprofits to invest in marketing automation. I am here to beat the drum again, as it may be one of our most important conversations...

4 Reasons Nonprofits Should Use Marketing Automation
February 3, 2017 at 9:13 am

Who’s got money? Donors do. That’s why relationships with donors are the cornerstone of nonprofits. Without donors, nonprofits wouldn’t find any success in their fundraising efforts. Marketing automation will help your nonprofit maintain its relationships with donors through the use of personalized and useful content. Automatically Send Custom and Relevant Information Find out which people are…

The Keys to Building a Sustainable Nonprofit
January 10, 2017 at 8:00 am

It’s one thing to come up with a great idea that may serve a need within the community. It’s quite another to build a sustainable nonprofit organization that will grow and thrive well into the future. Local standouts in the nonprofit sector say a sound strategy, a dedicated staff, a healthy infrastructure, educated board members…

7 Tips for Nonprofits Transitioning to a New CRM Database
December 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Eventually, most nonprofits will face the challenge of replacing their constituent relationship management (CRM) database. Sometimes, it is a good thing. Your current system simply can’t keep up with growth. Other times, it is a matter of an aging system, an unsupported infrastructure or slowness in customer support response. Here are seven tips for nonprofits to follow when moving to a new CRM database...

The Tech Industry Is Reshaping Philanthropy, One Big Bet at a Time
December 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm

The year 2012 marked the first #GivingTuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, where leaders across nonprofit and for-profit industries use social media to promote the end-of-year giving season. Since the holiday was created by the United Nations Foundation and the 92nd Street Y, philanthropy in the U.S. has evolved significantly. Philanthropists are giving larger charitable donations…