Technology

Editor's Note: You Are Innovators
August 18, 2017 at 10:58 am

What a time to be alive. The innovation I’ve been seeing year after year never ceases to amaze me. And when I say innovation, I’m not only referring to technology. Sure, the technology of our time continues to evolve...

Bill Gates Reduces Microsoft Stake with $4.6B Donation
August 15, 2017 at 10:36 am

Bill Gates has given away $4.6 billion to charity in his largest donation since 2000. He remains the world's richest person, despite giving away 64 million shares in Microsoft.The shares are equivalent to 5 percent of his total fortune, currently estimated to be $89.9 billion. Since 1994,  Gates and his wife Melinda have given away a…

Don't Let Your Email Appeal End Up in Spam
August 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

For the last few months, we have been constantly talking about the sector’s changing landscape and how it’s leaning digital. There have been countless reports on the benefits of utilizing different kinds of technologies...

Protecting Nonprofits Against Carding Attacks
August 15, 2017 at 10:16 am

Nearly half of all U.S. companies experienced two or more cyberattacks, many of which focused on identity theft. Following such a breach, cybercriminals test the stolen credit card data to validate the information in a process called credit card number testing that is dramatically on the rise...

Is This Smart 'BEAM' Button the Future of Philanthropy?
August 11, 2017 at 10:47 am

Most Millennials consider themselves social activists and want to make the world a better place, but our current culture of “clicktivism” leads to relatively little impact and blurs the line between boots-on-the-ground cause-based work and idle browsing. And, while the Internet and social media have catalyzed extraordinary movements like the Obama Campaign and electing LGBT…

Thyngs Partners with PayPal for Cashless Donations
August 8, 2017 at 11:04 pm

Thyngs, the mobile proximity platform, has added PayPal to its payment options for charities taking cashless mobile donations via its platform. PayPal will be added as a new core payment method for charities using its tap-and-scan cashless donation solutions on items, such as collecting boxes and direct mail, and in-person. The integration will streamline donation…

Enhance Your Nonprofit's Online Presence: 4 Ways to Humanize Your Social Media Campaign
August 8, 2017 at 10:42 am

A strong social media strategy can be a fantastic tool to enhance a nonprofit’s online presence. Authenticity is critical when using this platform, because social media is about connecting donors and prospects with the organization’s mission. Nonprofits need to humanize their social media message, so the audience can effectively connect with your organization...

Digital Strategy Skills: Do You Have Them?
August 8, 2017 at 10:31 am

We’ve had this conversation before. The nonprofit sector is changing, and it’s more important than ever to understand how it’s changing and why it’s changing. We’re adopting a more digital mindset when it comes to our “business” strategies—it’s how we acquire donors, build relationships with them and get them to donate to our organizations...

Successful Automation Starts With Heart
July 31, 2017 at 10:43 am

There is something inherently satisfying about setting up an automated marketing system. Whether it’s retargeting, welcome series, scheduled social updates, automated ad buys, there is a temptation to "Ron Popeil" these efforts (“Just set it, and forget it!”)...

Regulators Warn Cryptocurrency Start-Up Fundraisers to Play by the Rules
July 27, 2017 at 4:35 pm

Cryptocurrency was invented by people who didn’t much like regulators, but red tape can still bind the technology that enables it: blockchains. Fresh proof comes from a pronouncement from the Securities and Exchange Commission late Tuesday. It said that regulations applying to investments such as stocks also apply to some initial coin offerings, a novel approach…