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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...

A New Cloud Solution for Higher Education Unveiled
October 25, 2018 at 12:20 pm

This year’s bbcon was full of surprises; from the Integrated Cloud Initiative to the partnership with Points of Light, Blackbaud had one more thing up its sleeve. The leading nonprofit cloud software company has been offering education management solutions to the K-12 market for a number of years now, which has generated over 200 million logins per year...

How Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Technology Empowers Today’s Donor
October 23, 2018 at 12:44 pm

As society continues to be shaped by technology and communication tools, like social media, peer-to-peer fundraising has emerged as the primary area of growth for large nonprofits. Peer-to-peer giving has unmatched potential to harness a sense of community and empower today’s donor...

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...