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Candid—The New Nonprofit Formed by GuideStar, Foundation Center to Amplify the Social Sector
February 5, 2019 at 12:38 pm

The two rockstars of the nonprofit data and information world, GuideStar and the Foundation Center, have joined forces to create a new nonprofit organization called Candid. With the backing of GuideStar and the Foundation Center, Candid will bring to the table the renowned knowledge and expertise of data, technology, research and training to serve the social sector...

What Are Your 2019 Nonprofit Digital Goals?
January 10, 2019 at 12:51 pm

If you’re like me, the fresh start of a new year is a welcome time to reflect on my accomplishments, set new goals and re-prioritize life. In recent years, with my “work hat” on, digital marketing and fundraising seem to have earned a consistent spot as a goal for the year. The opportunities are endless!...

Facebook Fundraising: Making Lemonade Out of Lemons
January 9, 2019 at 12:54 pm

According to Facebook, over 750,000 nonprofits have used Facebook’s fundraising tools since the platform rolled out the feature in 2015. It began as a way for individuals to donate and, in 2016, expanded to allow individuals to allow people to ask their Facebook friends to donate to personal causes...

An Insider’s Look: Driving Change in an Ecosystem for Nonprofits
December 20, 2018 at 12:33 pm

Today’s nonprofits are not only changing, but they’re evolving in ways much different from what we’ve known in the past. Alas, the nonprofit sector is finally catching up with the for-profit sector in that nonprofits are finally recognizing the importance and need for technology...

A Few Tweaks to Your Nonprofit Website Can Reap Huge Benefits
December 14, 2018 at 12:54 pm

A great website can be the key driver in attracting new donors to your nonprofit. Sure, your nonprofit’s website may look the part, but are all the functions working effectively to keep potential donor’s on your website?...

Online Fundraising Platform Helps Nonprofits Raise $1B in Donations
December 13, 2018 at 1:29 pm

Classy, a social enterprise that specializes in online fundraising, has helped nonprofits raise $1 billion through its online fundraising platform. To date, Classy has helped nonprofits receive 10 million donations from over 190 countries...

Facebook Fundraising—Your New Constituent Acquisition Device. Yes, Really.
December 6, 2018 at 12:30 pm

Let’s face facts: Facebook is in our peer-to-peer fundraising space. And while that is scary, it opens up a world of possibility if we choose to come out and play. Let’s talk about the playing field, how to get on it and what might happen to your organization if you do...

7 Tips for Steering Your Nonprofit to Online Fundraising
December 4, 2018 at 12:07 pm

As a nonprofit professional, you likely have tons of great online fundraising ideas already, campaign concepts that would be perfect for your organization’s mission and donor base. But do you have the digital infrastructure in place to implement your ideas?...

Our Thriving Generation of Generosity—#GivingTuesday Tops $380M in 2018
November 29, 2018 at 1:11 pm

The most anticipated day of the year for those of us in the nonprofit world is, perhaps, #GivingTuesday. Created six years ago by the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y, #GivingTuesday puts an emphasis on the gift of charitable giving and acts as the kick-starter for the holiday giving season...

Social Solutions Awards 2 Recipients With Matching Grants
November 28, 2018 at 12:38 pm

Social Solutions Global has awarded two nonprofit organizations—Prospera Housing Community Services and SA Youth—matching grants using funding from the Ballmer Group. The matching grants will cover 50 percent of the cost of licenses to Apricot 360...

Malala Fund Teams Up With Tech Company to Form New Donation Widget
November 19, 2018 at 1:05 pm

Inspiration comes in many forms in the nonprofit community. In this case, it comes in the form of a young Pakistani female activist, Noble Prize laureate and founder of Malala Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to girls’ education. Her name is Malala Yousafzai...

Give Your Advocacy Campaign an Edge: 5 Social Media Tactics
November 15, 2018 at 1:13 pm

Social media has become the global forum of activism, advocacy and social change. Roughly half of Americans have been civically active on social media in the last year, according to a Pew Research Center survey...

The Orr Group: Transforming Fundraising Through Innovation and Technology
November 14, 2018 at 12:13 pm

Metrics provide a way to measure return on investment and to gauge the success of a nonprofit’s fundraising operation. New technology and software is emerging daily to help nonprofits understand, analyze and use metrics to enhance operations, reduce costs and grow fundraising. In this video, Orr Group leaders describe some of the ways software and better…

Facebook Fundraisers: The Best and Worst First Date You Ever Had
November 1, 2018 at 1:06 pm

Turnkey’s peer-to-peer clients describe Facebook fundraisers as a blessing and a curse. The money is great. It just shows up, which is both amazing and, well, great. Last year, Facebook fundraisers put over $300 million into the pockets of 750,000 nonprofit organizations...