Data on Seattle Nonprofits Is Now Public
September 9, 2010

The Seattle Foundation started a new program on Wednesday to provide access to its data, research and evaluations of almost 700 local nonprofit groups in and around the city and King County. Such information was previously available only to clients who maintained giving accounts, known as donor-advised funds, but is now available through the foundations Web site free to anyone. We know that when we can engage our donors with this information and help them understand the local context of an issue and give them information we have from site visits and other interaction with nonprofits, they give more,

Online Giving Meets Social Networking
September 8, 2010

LATE last month, tens of thousands of runners who are registered for this year’s New York City Marathon got an e-mail from Mary Wittenberg, the president and chief executive of New York Road Runners.

She implored the runners to join a social networking Web site that Mr. Norton and three partners started in May that she says has the potential to revolutionize charitable giving. It’s called

Microsoft Pledges $10 Million in Grants, Technological Support to Nonprofits Offering Employment Services
September 3, 2010

Microsoft has announced the expansion of Elevate America, a community initiative that aims to provide twenty-first century technology skills to people in need of employment.

Through the initiative, the software giant will provide $4 million in cash and $6 million in software and technology skills-training support over the next two years to organizations working to develop scalable programs that respond to the skills-training needs of people across the country.

The Foundation Announces its 2010 Technology Innovation Grant Recipients
August 26, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Foundation, the global leader in integrating philanthropy and business, today announced its 2010 Technology Innovation grant recipients, representing organizations from around the world working on issues ranging from poverty to human trafficking to helping at risk children. The Technology Innovation grants are awarded to visionary nonprofit organizations who are customizing their use of's technology to support their and others' abilities to implement their social change missions. This year's 15 recipients received a total of $240,000 and access to a dedicated employee volunteer to share their expertise and best practices

BlackbaudTV Launches to Provide Online Portal for Nonprofit Video
July 30, 2010

Blackbaud announced the launch of BlackbaudTV, a new resource for the nonprofit community, with videos featuring nonprofit news, technology tools and tips, philanthropy in action, Blackbaud customers, partners, and events.

Blackbaud is holding the BlackbaudTV Inspire Contest to encourage nonprofit professionals to submit videos in response to the question, “How do you inspire supporters to take action?” The two winners receive free registrations to the 2010 Blackbaud’s Conference for Nonprofits – North America.

Charity Dynamics Expands Boundless Fundraising™ Application, Enables Nonprofits to Raise More Than $30 Million in 18 Months
June 29, 2010

Charity Dynamics today announced that nonprofit groups using the company’s highly successful online fundraising application, Boundless Fundraising, have now raised more than $30 million directly through the application since it was launched 18 months ago. Approximately half of this amount—$15 million—was sourced through Boundless Fundraising during the spring special event season alone.

New Charity Music Download Site Goes Live
June 23, 2010

Fairsharemusic joins the likes of Amazon MP3, iTunes and PlayDigital in the crowded music download space, but aims to differentiate itself by donating money to charity every time a song or album is purchased from the site.

The site boasts a catalogue of more than 8.5 million tracks, with individual song prices starting from 79p, the same as many other download services. Half of the net profit from every MP3 downloaded is donated to charity, such as Great Ormond Street Hospital, the British Heart Foundation, Friends of the Earth, and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Convio and PayPal Team Up to Boost Donations for Nonprofits
June 17, 2010

Austin, Texas (June 16, 2010) —

Convio (Nasdaq: CNVO), a leading provider of on-demand constituent engagement solutions that enable nonprofit organizations to more effectively raise funds, and PayPal today announced an agreement that will enable nonprofits to quickly and easily implement PayPal to collect donations online.

PayPal will be a part of Convio’s integrated services, making it simple for Convio’s 1,300 nonprofit clients to add PayPal to their site and collect donations. PayPal’s nonprofit services include comprehensive reporting tools and discounted rates for 501(c)(3) charities.

ShowStoppers® to Work With Foundation for the National Institutes of Health on 2010 mHealth Summit
June 16, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C. and AUSTIN, TX., 16 June 2010 — ShowStoppers® today announced it is working with the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health to provide a range of media, marketing and sales services for the 2010 mHealth Summit – a high-level international event focused on accelerating the use of mobile technologies for medical research, information, diagnosis, treatment and care in the developed and developing worlds, including the U.S.

The 2010 mHealth Summit is a partnership of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), the mHealth Alliance and the National Institutes of Health. The Summit is the leading U.S. conference advancing cross-sector collaboration in the use of wireless technology to improve health outcomes. This annual event, in its second year, returns with an expanded format that includes a networking event for funding; concurrent sessions in research, technology and mFinance; as well as an exhibit floor featuring the latest technologies.

Constant Contact MarketPlace Introduced to Connect Small Organizations With Tools and Services to Grow Their Business
June 8, 2010

Constant Contact®, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTCT) today introduced the Constant Contact MarketPlace9, an online resource to connect small organizations with tools and services to grow their businesses. As a complement to its leading email marketing10, event marketing, social media marketing, and online survey tools, the Constant Contact MarketPlace11 is the only free, online resource of its kind exclusively focused on small businesses and nonprofits looking for marketing tools and services.

The MarketPlace offers members of the Constant Contact Partner Program, including professional services and solution providers, a channel to promote their small business-focused applications and services. Developers, application partners and independent software vendors (ISVs) are also invited to use Constant Contact's AppConnect APIs to develop or integrate their applications with Constant Contact and to offer these solutions in the MarketPlace.