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Cryptocurrency and Crowdfunding—a Perfect Match? This Fundraising Company Thinks So
February 9, 2018 at 1:44 pm

These days, it seems that entrepreneurship is more popular than ever—and this trend isn’t going away. In fact, a 2017 Gallup study found that approximately 40 percent of students in fifth through twelfth grades plan on one day starting their own business or inventing a new product. The problem, as always, lies in acquiring the…

3 Reasons Why Nonprofit Technology Projects Fail
January 30, 2018 at 11:21 am

Technology projects are their own special type of fun. They can be expensive, there’s usually a percentage of risk involved, there’s bound to be something that you don’t completely understand and, sometimes, they can make or break a nonprofit staffer’s career...

2017 NonProfit PRO Gold Award Winner: Website
January 26, 2018 at 11:17 am

Feeding America took a very comprehensive, analytical approach to review the strategic needs of the nonprofit and leveraged their findings to create a complete, deep and powerful website that delivered a visually impressive website that performed beyond expectations...

Chan, Zuckerberg Philanthropy Taps UMass Amherst to Create AI Scientific Research Tool
January 19, 2018 at 12:40 pm

A philanthropy started by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan has awarded a $5.5 million grant to the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Center for Data Science to create a free tool that would make millions of published scientific and medical findings easily accessible to researchers worldwide. The project, called Computable Knowledge, would…

2017 NonProfit PRO Gold Award Winner: Social Media Mastery
January 15, 2018 at 12:35 pm

This was a difficult decision to make, but we chose Camphill because the campaign improved dramatically over last year’s impressive results, while showing how powerful and effective social media can be for smaller organizations...

BidPal Rebrands as OneCause
January 12, 2018 at 12:26 pm

On Jan. 9, mobile fundraising platform known as BidPal has rebranded itself as OneCause. The rebrand aims to reflect the company's evolution from a mobile-bidding services to an integrated fundraising technology partner...

How to Choose the Right Social Network for Your Nonprofit
January 11, 2018 at 11:54 am

I know there's a lot out there on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, for instance. But there are others beyond the top ones, which include Tumblr, Pinterest and even Skype. If you're a nonprofit leader, even if you're not the one that's managing the day-to-day posts, you have to care about which social networks for your organization...

Technology Is Not One-Size-Fits-All
January 11, 2018 at 11:51 am

The explosion of technology tools available to fundraising professionals has become a game-changer, making it easier to gather, sort and store valuable donor data and insights. As fundraising professionals juggle to engage and retain donors and prospects across multi-generations, technology-infused tactics can help boost profits and save valuable time and resources...

Enterprise Software Nonprofits Can Take Advantage of
January 8, 2018 at 12:58 pm

When nonprofits are searching for a cloud-based solution, help desk, project management tool, single sign-on portal, development tool or online workspace for digital documentation, the first thing they might consider is the cost. As a director of project management and operations, I've had the opportunity to work with some of the largest nonprofit-solution providers in…

3 Ways Nonprofits Can Win in the Golden Age of Advocacy
January 4, 2018 at 12:27 pm

The Golden Age of Advocacy has begun. For the first time in history, people can communicate directly with decision-makers in front of a public audience. The combination of smartphones and social media has become the world’s single-most powerful civic technology...

7 Must Have Tools For Startup Fundraising
December 27, 2017 at 10:20 am

As explained in the book, "The Art of Startup Fundraising," when you are in fundraising mode, you ultimately want to reduce the amount of time to close investors and be as effective and productive as possible with every single minute that you are investing in the process. There are plenty of websites and services that…

3 Tips for Attracting Donors Through SMS
December 26, 2017 at 11:17 am

It’s no surprise to any of us that technology is on the rise. You’ve heard the same song before (and we’ve talked about it a lot here at NonProfit PRO). We’re advocates for technology, and we believe that the landscape is changing—and we should embrace it!...

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…

Instagram Fights Animal Abuse With New Alert System
December 8, 2017 at 11:34 am

Instagram is rife with photos of cute wild animals—including the exotic and endangered. A picture of someone hugging a sloth or showing off a pet tiger cub is just a click away on the massively popular photo-sharing platform, which serves 800 million users. But recently, searches for a wide range of wildlife hashtags will trigger…

New SIIA Website Improves Member Satisfaction
December 8, 2017 at 11:30 am

When it came time for the association to rebrand and redesign its site, SIIA identified several opportunities to improve its online presence, streamline internal content management efforts and simplify user interactions...

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...

Use Texting to Streamline Your Open-Enrollment Process
November 30, 2017 at 12:24 pm

There is a lot of time and money wasted in inefficient processes within a company. The best way to combat poor strategies is by working to streamline the processes and incorporate technology that can offer solutions...

Constituents Do More Than Wear Your Wristbands
November 22, 2017 at 11:02 am

Most people think that anything that gets people to focus attention on their nonprofit leads to good things happening. Increased attention = increased revenue. And no matter what your mission is, you can find ways to connect with prospective constituents. Facebook, of course, is the biggest fish in the pond...