Technology

Jacob Harold’s State of the Sector: The GuideStar Chief Talks Election
March 22, 2017 at 8:37 am

Seeing some of the conversation in the media, to me, reflected a lot of common misconceptions and misunderstandings about the role nonprofits play in our society. And so we did a piece of analysis to kind of take advantage of all this attention and hope we could provide some education, and to show, for example, some of the differences between the two institutions...

Magnificent Millennials: Changing the World
March 15, 2017 at 3:46 pm

Millennials are going to change the nonprofit world in incredible ways. Their enthusiasm and capabilities are significantly different than the generations that came before them, and they are motivated to make the world a better place...

3 Steps to Successful Social Media Fundraising
March 13, 2017 at 3:06 pm

Social media can be a double-edged sword for nonprofits. It’s an appropriate venue to share stories about your cause and foster community among your supporters. When it comes to fundraising, however, social media can be a confusing tool...

$50M Endowment Establishes New Computer Science, Engineering School at UW
March 13, 2017 at 2:46 pm

The University of Washington took an ambitious step today to assert its leadership in computer science education, research and entrepreneurial innovation with the establishment of the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. The Board of Regents voted to name the school after Allen—the internationally renowned entrepreneur, philanthropist and computing pioneer—in recognition of…

Google Contributes gRPC Framework to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation
March 7, 2017 at 10:30 am

Google announced that it is donating gRPC, its high-performance remote procedure call (RPC) framework, to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). The CNCF is already the open-source home of the Google-incubated Kubernetes container orchestration tool and similar projects that all aim to bring software containers and microservices to the mainstream. GRPC is the sixth project…

The Giving Movement: It’s More Than Just #GivingTuesday
February 27, 2017 at 10:54 am

Giving Tuesday has revolutionized giving days. A movement that started in 2012 by 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation, Giving Tuesday aims to “celebrate and encourage giving during a commercially focused season,” Jessie Salpeter, senior digital account executive for Chapman Cubine and Hussey, said during the DMA Nonprofit Federation Conference...

Web-Impac Offers Star Points System Software to Nonprofits
February 23, 2017 at 11:05 am

Software powerhouse Web-Impac, a division of Hampton Bates Public Relations, announced its free new software testing program offer exclusively for not-for-profit agencies across the U.S. The Web-Impac Star Points System software was developed in cooperation with Hampton Bates, a leading PR firm, as a new customizable rating system that automatically tallies star points for nonprofit agencies, colleges and…

Nonprofit Storytelling Through Video Can Compel Your Audience
February 21, 2017 at 1:06 pm

Because we are such visual creatures, stories through video can be ultra compelling for us. Video is a medium that, when it comes to nonprofit storytelling, is rarely utilized, even though it has its own unique advantages. Especially for narratives that are careful, nuanced and purpose-driven. Obviously, for the video narrative to work, it needs…

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…