Software/Technology

Blackbaud, Microsoft Unveil the Integrated Cloud Initiative for Social Good
October 11, 2018 at 12:52 pm

At this year’s bbcon conference, Blackbaud released a huge announcement between Blackbaud and Microsoft. As you may remember from last year’s bbcon, the two companies announced that they were entering an expanded partnership with the goal of digitally transforming the future of social good...

Bots and The Rise of Conversational Marketing
October 4, 2018 at 12:08 pm

Bot. This may likely be your favorite word, or a word that strikes up a lot of fear and uncertainty at this time. What is a bot? Simply put in context of the nonprofit professional, a “bot” is software technology that helps to create one-to-one conversations between your organization and an individual...

Twilio.org Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary, Reaches Goal of Powering 1 Billion Messages For Good
September 18, 2018 at 9:53 am

Twilio’s social impact arm, Twilio.org, is celebrating its 5-year anniversary and has announced that it has reached its goal of powering 1 billion messages for good five years early. In light of that, Twilio.org has set a new 10-year goal—to have social impact organizations worldwide use the platform to help 1 billion people every single year...

NeonCRM, Rallybound Partner Up to Create Neon One
September 13, 2018 at 1:34 pm

NeonCRM and Rallybound have partnered up to create Neon One, a new business enterprise dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations achieve their philanthropic goals by providing a user-friendly, integrated and state-of-the-art technology platform, NeonCRM announced in a press release...

Free Nonprofit Tools to Help Organizations Achieve Their Mission
August 29, 2018 at 12:09 pm

The nonprofit sector is a rewarding, yet challenging, space for marketers. With low budgets and lots of spending constraints, finding the right fundraising strategy can be difficult. Luckily, nonprofits have an advantage over their for-profit counterparts. Many service companies offer free nonprofit tools...

Fundraising Through Alexa
August 16, 2018 at 11:13 am

“Alexa, make a $25 donation to __” When I started at nonprofits, giving online was seldom utilized. So much so, that we would manually enter the donations into our CRM one-by-one from a printout. That was in 2004, when data syncs from online platforms to your legacy database were not a thing. People were skeptical…

How Technology Has Shaped the Nonprofit Landscape
August 15, 2018 at 11:56 am

It seems like the world has undergone a drastic makeover in the last decade or so. Technology has been gradually and continuously evolving since its inception, but it seems that it has been traveling at warp speed lately. Ten years ago, it was a luxury to have a laptop or a mobile phone—who would have…