Technology

Nonprofits & IoT: Voice-Activated Fundraising Anyone?
December 13, 2017 at 11:39 am

Just when you thought you already had too much to worry about with figuring out how to maximize social media and make your communications all mobile responsive, now there’s one more thing...

Salesforce Joins the Cloud Native Computing Foundation
December 11, 2017 at 12:22 pm

Salesforce announced today that it was joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation(CNCF), the open-source organization that manages Kubernetes, the popular open-source container orchestration tool. It is the latest in a long line of big name companies, joining the likes of AWS, Oracle, Microsoft, VMware and Pivotal, all of whom joined in a flurry of activity…

Facebook Plans on Saying 'Goodbye' to Donation Fees for Nonprofits
December 4, 2017 at 11:37 am

Facebook introduced the “Donate” button on its ever-expanding social media platform back in 2013 in hopes of giving nonprofit organizations more exposure and helping these organizations increase their fundraising dollars. But there was a 5 percent fee associated with donations to cover items...

This #GivingTuesday, Give Your Nonprofit the Gift of Technology
November 20, 2017 at 12:11 pm

Since 2012, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been reserved for a celebration of sharing. Largely an online activist trend, #GivingTuesday is about giving back to society and charity after splurging on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. People all over the world have embraced this day of giving with open arms, as they step up and donate to a cause close to their heart...

Robo Adviser Betterment Using Charity Giving to Entice
November 17, 2017 at 12:01 pm

Competition to handle investors’ cash is forcing robo advisers to get increasingly creative in the services they offer clients. The latest battleground? Charitable giving. Betterment, the largest independent electronic advisory firm with $11.6 billion in assets under management, is launching a new feature that will enable its 300,000 customers to donate shares from their portfolios…

Client Stories: Impacting Employees, Donors, Volunteers
November 14, 2017 at 11:04 am

Client success stories must be collected, shared often and treated like gold—because they are! Authentic anecdotes help retain your employees and volunteers when they begin to feel burned out and overwhelmed. Personalized impact stores will inspire your donors to dig just a little deeper for your cause...

7 Social Media Trends Your Nonprofit Must Know for 2018
November 13, 2017 at 11:19 am

It's not too soon as we race toward the year-end to begin to think about what your nonprofit team should know for 2018, regarding one of the essential elements of your marketing plan—social media. Even if you’re a nonprofit leader, and you delegate your marketing and social networking efforts to more junior staff, it is your responsibility to understand trends...

St. Vincent de Paul Receives $2M Donation for Homeless Youth
November 7, 2017 at 12:25 pm

Two million dollars have been donated to Saint Vincent de Paul in the largest donation that the organization has ever received. The money was donated by a Eugene IT software company, CBT Nuggets, to fund a youth home for homeless teenage boys. According to St. Vincent de Paul's Executive Director Terry McDonald, about 600 kids…

Mobile Fundraising Technology Company Gesture Helps Nonprofits Raise $500M
October 26, 2017 at 12:34 pm

Gesture, a Chicagoland mobile-fundraising technology company, celebrates helping their nonprofit clients raise over $500 million through the use of mobile technology. The impact for nonprofit organizations who implement mobile fundraising techniques has been a game changer, allowing them to increase revenue while keeping up with growing fundraising challenges. Since 2011, Gesture has worked with over…