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5 Hot Nonprofit Tech Trends for 2019
April 18, 2019 at 12:48 pm

This spring, over 2,000 nonprofit leaders gathered for 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference (19NTC) in Portland, Ore. The annual conference brings together thought leaders in the field to share the latest and greatest in the nonprofit tech space. Over the course of three days, dozens of speakers led over 200 sessions across nonprofit fundraising, technology, operations…

Key Insights for Creating a Winning Facebook Engagement Strategy
April 17, 2019 at 1:08 pm

It’s no surprise that Facebook has cemented its role in nonprofit marketers’ plans for raising awareness and building loyal brand ambassadors. As part of an integrated, multichannel strategy, social media is more than a publishing platform—it facilitates a meaningful, two-way conversation...

How Much Should You Spend on Digital Fundraising?
April 16, 2019 at 10:55 am

For nonprofit executives and fundraisers, the question is no longer should we invest in digital fundraising, but how much? A general guidance is this that development departments should invest 7% of their time, money and resources into digital fundraising...

Crowdfunding Is a Quick Hitter
April 11, 2019 at 12:52 pm

Recently we collaborated with one of Turnkey’s clients on the strategy to launch a crowdfunding campaign to run concurrently with its peer-to-peer events. Crowdfunding and peer-to-peer are different animals. The former is a direct-response outreach; the appeal is made directly by the nonprofit to potential donors...

Evolving with the Data: How to Measure Your Technological Maturity
April 9, 2019 at 8:16 am

While the evolving technology landscape presents exciting opportunities for organizations to better connect with donors, it’s also creating an unprecedented level of complexity around central audience management. The data is within reach, but a tangled web of disparate systems can obscure the very insights you value most...

5 Things You Missed During AI for Good Week
March 28, 2019 at 12:07 pm

Artificial intelligence might not be top of mind for a lot of nonprofits, but there's no denying its potential. Machine-learning algorithms could help you raise more money, draft marketing content for donors, predict data for better program management and automate boring tasks...

How Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Your Nonprofit Fundraising Channels
March 26, 2019 at 11:53 am

Big promises are being made about artificial intelligence and how it will impact our lives. Experts say artificial intelligence is slowly “edging” its way into daily life, but tectonic changes in transportation, the workplace and lifestyle have yet to pass. So, when will artificial intelligence truly “arrive”?...

'AI for Good Week' Events and Resources for Nonprofits
March 11, 2019 at 12:53 pm

The impact of artificial intelligence can’t be overlooked. Used correctly, it could empower nonprofits like yours to raise more funds, predict constituent interactions and automate manual tasks so you have more time to focus on your mission...

Several Factors Contributed to Rise of Charitable Giving in 2018
March 4, 2019 at 12:43 pm

Charitable giving continues to show increased growth year after year, with research to back it up. Blackbaud’s “Charitable Giving Report: How Fundraising Performed in 2018” reported that overall giving in the U.S. increased 1.5 percent on a year-over-year basis...

A Convergence of Nonprofit and Tech You Want to Learn More About
February 19, 2019 at 1:26 pm

The technology powering the nonprofit sector is more fragmented than ever. That's why we designed NonProfit POWER, an invitation-only, hosted summit created to enable leaders from across the nonprofit and technology spectrum to connect, exchange ideas and build relationships...

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?...