Goodbye Checkbook, Hello Tablet: Fundraising Goes Mobile - The Network: Cisco's Technology News Site

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Goodbye Checkbook, Hello Tablet: Fundraising Goes Mobile - The Network: Cisco''s Technology News Site : At a recent fundraising party in San Jose Calif., They threw a party, and decided using a tablet would be a perfect way for Mark to mingle with guests and fundraise at the same time there was a signature cocktail selling for $20, tasty appetizers paired with designer wines, and an iPad, making its way around the room.

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What’s Mobile have to do with Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events? Answer: 1.43%


Register for our Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Newsletter and get a monthly dose of quality content. If the pictures (below – and looks closely) don’t convince you, Cisco’s latest stats on mobile growth certainly will. Peer-to-Peer Event Fundraising Consumer Survey.

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Legacy of Hope Austin: Dreams for Kids with Special Needs

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Two years ago, Cisco Systems engineering manager Roland Holloway nearly reached the point of needing hospice care due to complications from cancer. During its five-year duration, the Cisco EPDP program has granted over $5.4 million in Cisco products.

75 Mobile Apps to Jump-Start Your Nonprofit's Productivity in 2015

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Cisco's WebEx app allows you to connect to meetings via your mobile device, AnyConnect lets you connect to Cisco VPN networks, and Jabber is an integrated instant messaging app. See all Cisco Android , iOS , and Windows apps. Fundraising.

You’ve Been Missing Out!

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Let’s Talk Revenue: Fundraising, Donor Management, and E-Commerce. You can fundraise by selling custom T-shirts — without buying tees, without knowing sizes, without having to ship, with no obligation — through online campaigns on Teespring. A Shopify store is a great fundraising tool for nonprofits that sell branded merchandise, arts, or crafts; for libraries that run book sales; and much more. TechSoup’s fiscal year is about to end in June.

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Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising Trends to Look Out for in 2018

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For nonprofit organizations, it is imperative to pay close attention to fundraising opportunities. That is why we have gathered some of the nonprofit marketing & fundraising trends that you should look out for in 2018. posted by Chris Giarratana Digital Media Strategy Consultant.

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Video Can Help Boost Donations in End-Of-The-Year Fundraising

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And since, the busy season is coming up for all you nonprofit fundraisers – year end giving and Network for Good has just announced a Year-End Giving Challenge , I thought a guest post from Michael Hoffman about you can incorporate video to power your campaigns was in order.

How to Buy a Small Nonprofit IT System

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

CRM sofware for basic fundraising purposes can be had for free from Foundation. You will need a specialized router like the Cisco RV042 which has auto-failover. Cost: $600 for the Cisco Linksys RV042 10/100 4-Port VPN Router , a Linksys Wireless N Access Point (WAP4400N) and to pay someone for about two hours worth of time to set it up. Ever wonder what it takes to get a IT system up and running as a nonprofit under 25 people?

ITWorks: Your Support Changes Lives


100% of ITWorks graduates receive the Cisco IT Essentials Professional Certification. Fundraising Industry News donation donors fundraising nonprofit npTech Image courtesy of Covenant Trust Company.

What I Learned From Grantmakers About Funding Technology


In general, big companies such as Microsoft, Cisco, and Facebook don’t fund nonprofits directly. FundraisingOver the years, I’ve talked to a lot of foundations about funding grantee technology.

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Why TechSoup Product Donations and Donors Are Green

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This isn't a comprehensive list of all our donor partners' environmental activities, but this time I'd like to talk about Cisco and Symantec and also about our Green Technology Product Donations. Cisco: Improving Environmental Efforts on Multiple Fronts.

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Changing the Present, Give Meaning, and Personal Fundraising Campaigns

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Peter Dietz has written another article on his micro-philthantrophy site, First-of-Its-Kind, about a service called GiveMeaning , as described by Peter, "another online community that provide a platform for group fundraising over the internet.

It’s that time of year again- the DoGooder Awards are back!


The contest is presented by YouTube , See3 Communications , and the Nonprofit Technology Network with generous sponsorship by Cisco and the National Alliance for Media and Culture , the National Youth Media Network and Zacuto.

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Raise More Money This Year: Network for Good Can Help

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In 2001, tech giants AOL, Cisco, and Yahoo! Nowadays, we offer a suite of fundraising services (plus, lots of training that will make you a fundraising superstar) to small- and medium-sized nonprofit organizations. In 2007, a member of our staff had the opportunity to lead a session on fundraising at a major conference. Want more information about what Network for Good's fundraising solutions can do for your organization?

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CEO’s Update: Fall 2014

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

First, I’ll cover our biggest fundraising effort of the year: individual philanthropy is crucial to us; it’s the portion that makes 10X impact possible! My personal goal is to channel the aspirations of the technology community to do more social good.

TechSoup Partners Provide Aid to Organizations in Haiti

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NetHope , a group of 28 NGOs supported by Microsoft, Cisco (another donation partner), and others, aims to improve communication in developing countries and since the quake has been working to set up Internet connectivity in Haiti. Tags: Online Fundraising Physical Security Security Many nonprofits, including several of TechSoup's member organizations, are working hard to bring aid to earthquake victims in Haiti.

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Don't Freak Out! Surviving and Thriving When a Crisis Strikes


About the presenters: Madeline Stanionis, CEO & Founder, Watershed Madeline Stanionis is the CEO of Watershed, a leading online fundraising, advocacy, and marketing agency. Will Valverde, Strategy Director, Watershed Will is the strategy director at Watershed, where he works with terrific organizations like Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Mozilla Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution to develop and execute email fundraising and advocacy campaigns.

Some Reflections about Social Data in the Cloud from the Social Innovation Summit 2012

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For the past two days, I’ve been attending (and also a speaker ) at The Social Innovation Summit , a private, invitation-only forum that explores the frontiers of social innovation.

Nonprofit Techies in New Orleans: Giving Back to the Community

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The morning started with strategy consults at the conference hotel where representatives from local organizations met individually with nonprofit technology experts and got advice on a wide range of topics, from online fundraising to databases.

Meeting the Geeks of Arabia at N2Vlabs Talks in Amman, Jordan

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

E-Mediat is funded by the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) of the United States Department of State with support and in-kind donations from Microsoft, Cisco and craigslist Charitable Fund. Rami Al-Karmi, N2V Lab.

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My Kumbaya Moments: Like Summer Camp for NPTechies, the NTEN Conference

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Cisco sponsored the project and provided the hardware for the network. This treat was our reward for meeting the fundraising goal for the NTEN Conference sponsorship which allowed dozens of people to attend who would otherwise not been able to attend.

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The Future of Nonprofit Engagement Strategies

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Sometimes, when we’re focused on the tactics of digital fundraising or communications, we can lose site of big trends which require a new strategic approach. This is actually the same power that fuels peer-to-peer fundraising.

Volunteer for the Day of Service at NTEN's NTC in SF on April 26th

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We host a strategy session where we pair up local nonprofits with nonprofit technology experts on a variety of topics - from online fundraising strategy to giving advice on databases. The list of organizations and projects is here : This year will send two groups of nonprofit techies to install a wireless network donated by Cisco at different locations in San Francisco. This year we will be installing two wireless networks in San Francisco thanks to Cisco.

Nonprofits Live: Social Video Recap

Tech Soup Blog

Following the first successful Nonprofits Live (NPLive) event on the Future of Fundraising , the second edition of TechSoup’s NPLive covered the topic of social video.

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News by the Spoonful: TechSoup's 2015 Tech Predictions

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The way Thunderclap works is that a user invites followers to support her or his Thunderclap on an important tweet like an end-of-year fundraising pitch. Let's Encrypt is a project in cooperation with the University of Michigan, the nonprofit Mozilla, and TechSoup donor partner Cisco.

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NTC Day of Service: Our Tenth Year!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Every year, we include a large group hands-on project where an army of 30 techies help with computer recycling or install a wireless network with parts generously donated by Cisco.

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Nonprofit Technology News for May 2014

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TechSoup Global donation partner, Cisco , is starting to talk about an alternative to cloud computing, the paradigm that relies on huge data centers to do all our processing. The nonprofit then fundraises for the project in cooperation with TechBridge.

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Solutionary Women: Katya Andresen

Have Fun - Do Good

AOL and Cisco in the wake of 9/11 with the vision of generating more money to charities online. The child sex slave in Cambodia or the cyclone victim in Madagascar doesn’t have time for us to wordsmith our mission statements or waste time with lackluster fundraising efforts.

Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission: Recap and Recordings of the ONTC


Why is Cisco able to cut travel 50% and increase customer contacts 20-30% and we can't approach that with our Field? If you're going to have a successful fundraising campaign, your communications staff need to be on the same page as the IT staff so that they can work together to deploy new strategies creatively. Note: This was first published on the Care2's Frogloop Blog on September 29, 2009.).

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Grandcentral Funk! | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

My guess is that they developed their own platform and didn’t rely on a third party like Cisco to do it (and not so well at that).

Case Study: Tools for Community Engagement


While there were a few instances of serendipity – where notable JustCoz participants like prominent technologist & entrepreneur Jeff Pulver (who has over 400,000 followers) were retweeted by followers like Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior (who has nearly 1.4M Fundraising. Because it is a fundraising (and love-sharing) campaign, it could be argued all of the tools are fundraising tools. By Amy Sample Ward, Membership Director, NTEN.

Nonprofit Tech Forecasts for 2013

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We certainly covered a bunch of smartphone developments over the year, including some great Cool App Roundups like our most recent one for fundraising apps. By 2020, Cisco forecasts that there will be 50 billion things connected to the Internet in this way.

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Nonprofit Technology News for October 2013

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TechSoup donor partners, Microsoft and Cisco are teaming up with Google , the Omidyar Network , USAID , UKaid , and a host of additional charities and tech companies to launch the initiative. Time to catch up on some nonprofit technology trends and news again!

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Confessions in Cairo!!! | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Even items that you’d think would not be able to pass ITAR restrictions are sent over here (such as a Cisco PIX firewall).

Grandcentral Redux or a Requiem for CVM? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

The only thing missing with Grandcentral are the evaluative pieces that CVM provides for fundraising purposes. When we accepted the significant offer of support from Cisco, we weighed the pros and cons of this heavily against the needs of the people and organizations we’re serving.