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2020 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising campaigns. The first step is to decide which days to build a campaign upon and then add them to your 2020 editorial calendar.

EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

EveryAction

Predictive Analytics Fundraising Product Fuels EveryAction’s Rise in Nonprofit Market. Washington, D.C., June 6, 2019 – EveryAction, a leading software provider for nonprofit fundraisers, announced today that it has acquired DonorTrends. The acquisition empowers EveryAction’s clients to raise more money and furthers EveryAction’s strategy of bringing innovation in revenue generation to its SaaS products. “We

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What You Need to Do to Get CCPA Compliant?

Byte Technology

Cybersecurity is an issue that’s on everyone’s mind. If you visit a web site, it seems that you are forever haunted by emails, ads and other forms of artificial intelligence. For many consumers, this begs the questions, ‘what type of information are companies gathering about me?’, and ‘what is being done to protect my privacy?’. To answer the call, the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) will be going into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

Robin Seaman, Agent of Inclusion

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

On February 16th in Los Altos, California, I shared these thoughts on Robin Seaman’s impact on the world with her family and friends at her Celebration of Life. Robin was beloved by the hundreds, if not thousands, of people who had the honor of coming into direct contact with her. That's the Robin we all collectively know personally. The sister, the aunt, the friend, the mentor. The shining bright spot in our day. A woman with that ineffable quality of elegance.

Become the Association Your Members Want

As the pandemic advanced, we were keenly aware of the apprehension and pain throughout our community. Clients and colleagues contacted us with questions about managing revenue shortfall, introducing new technology, and preparing for changing membership patterns. The.orgCommunity organized a Think Tank to help identify trends and crystalize our outlook on the future of membership. The sessions were facilitated by Elizabeth Engel, Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. This article is the result of feedback gleaned during those dialogues, previous research, and the viewpoints of the.orgSource team.

Trending in 2020: The vCFO – Let’s Break It Down

Blue Fox

Why one of 2020’s hottest nonprofit trends will continue to be the rise of the virtual CFO. Chief Financial Officer. Head Honcho of All the Numbers.

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29 Free Nonprofit Webinars for December 2019

Wild Apricot

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in December 2019 that the internet has to offer

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The ongoing revolution in philanthropy: An open-ended reading list

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

I recently had a conversation with a friend and colleague about what I perceive to be a revolution in progress. Grant makers and nonprofit professionals are now talking openly about some very painful (and inter-related) issues in philanthropy, such as.

New Technology Developed to Amplify Community Voices for the Media

Non Profit Quarterly

Cortico’s “digital hearth”. July 8, 2019; Nieman Lab.

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VisionLink - Untitled Article

VisionLink

Interoperability Made Real: Open Referral’s Data Standard for Resource Directories Visionlink is dedicated to data standards and data exchange as a necessary part of supporting successful communities. While the value of community services data may have been defined in the past by the strength of the walls around it, today however, tremendous value comes from the ability to be use appropriate data collaboratively among partners.

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The Smartest Solutions for the Best IT Support Now

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

The services offered by the IT service provider are based on the client’s needs. Indeed, the intervention is tailor-made. This professional must be able to offer services adapted to the size, expectations and challenges of the company. Thus, the IT provider is brought to make an intervention on three different axes. It is first and foremost the organization and structuring of information systems (IS).

Achieving Organizational Transformation: Pathways to Success

Association executives—and hopefully their boards—know that they are facing perilous times. Driven by the pace of cultural and technological change, they are experiencing major disruptions in the traditional business models that used to guide organizational growth strategies.orgSource offers a straightforward approach to navigating these changes and readying your organization for growth.

[FREE WEBINAR] Using Online Tools to Uplevel Your Live Fundraising Event

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Time: 1pm EST / 10am PST. Presented by: MobileCause. In-person fundraising events are wonderful ways to help organizations meet new donors, establish trust and, of course, raise money.

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EveryAction Acquires ActionKit

EveryAction

Innovative Talent and Digital Product Add to EveryAction’s Rapid Growth. Washington, D.C., May 8, 2019 – EveryAction, a leading provider of software serving over 15,000 nonprofits, announced today that it has acquired We Also Walk Dogs Inc., more commonly known by their product’s name, ActionKit. The acquisition follows EveryAction’s strategy of collecting the best people who create the best SaaS products, that provide the most value to nonprofits.

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More Insecure Content Blocked By Google Chrome

Byte Technology

Beginning in January 2020, Google Chrome will start blocking more insecure elements on web pages. These pages have “Mixed Content”, which is a page loaded securely via HTTPS, but pulls in elements from a non-secure locations.

Top 5 eCommerce Platforms for Vigorous Online Marketplace Development

Find the free stuff

In 2019, Forbes Innovative Leaders list is headed by Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon. This man amazes and inspires: his real-time net worth has reached almost $110 billion!

The Denan Project - Leveraging WhatsApp for Good

As part of building a new supporter journey (from making a one-time donation to becoming a sustaining supporter), The Denan Project set out to shorten the time between the first donation and the recurring donations.

What Nonprofits Need to Know About the New Overtime Ruling

Blue Fox

Nonprofits, take note. This is important! This also applies to the for-profit social enterprises we serve too!) Nonprofits, take note. This is important! This also applies to the for-profit social enterprises we serve too!) Over the past month, we’ve answered these questions a lot: How will changes to the federal overtime law will affect my organization? Do we need to restructure how we pay employees? When do changes need to be in place?

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101 Ways To Get New Members For Your Organization

Wild Apricot

Want to grow your membership? Here are 101 ways your organization can attract and recruit more members both in the short and long term

Associations and the California Consumer Privacy Act

Nimble AMS

How best to serve members while protecting their personal information . Associations should consider upcoming privacy legislation in California that gives their members ownership, control, and security of their personal information. What is the California Consumer Privacy Act?

DonorDrive launches industry-leading integration with Facebook Fundraisers 

DonorDrive

DonorDrive's new integration with Facebook Fundraisers is unparalleled in the industry by giving nonprofits a practical way to empower fundraisers, secure more revenue from Facebook, and understand the impact Facebook is having on their mission

The Fast Food of Giving? GoFundMe Seeks to Expand Its Nonprofit Market

Non Profit Quarterly

Whiskey5jda [ CC BY 3.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons. October 15, 2019; TechCrunch. GoFundMe is expanding its services to offer a “free” fundraising platform to charities of all sizes. However, it is not necessarily free, and it is not necessarily going to be a good solution for all nonprofits.

5 Billion Data Field Exchanges A Month

VisionLink

Five billion data field exchanges a month. What have we learned? That the structure of your data matters a great deal, particularly if you need data exchanges to be quick and inexpensive. To do that--one needs to structure the data correctly in the first place. Dry topic? Sorry. Here is a fun animation to make it more interesting! Caution: the music starts up in scene three, and you'll be humming the tune later today. It's less than three minutes long.

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6 Powerful Types of Video Content Every Nonprofit Needs

Nonprofits Source

According to The New York Times, we are now officially entering a “post-text world” as a society. In short, this means that the written content is going out of fashion and is no longer the dominant form of communication. Types Of Video Content.

How Organizations Can Use VR and AR Tech for Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Kayla Matthews is a researcher, writer and blogger covering topics related to technology, smart gadgets, the future of work and personal productivity. She is the owner and editor of ProductivityTheory.com and ProductivityBytes.com. Fundraising is and will always be a necessity for nonprofit organizations, but times have changed — and so has the technology. It’s not necessary to stand outside local grocery stores with a bell and a bucket anymore, though that is still effective.

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What We Learned About Digital Engagement from the 2019 M+R Benchmarks Report

EveryAction

Every year, nonprofit consultants M+R release their annual Benchmarks report , which provides an overview of digital trends in the sector. This year's report addressed issues such as email list growth and churn, the rise of monthly giving, and the impact of social media's peer-to-peer fundraising for nonprofits. If you haven't yet had time to dig into the full report, here are some of the top highlights that we think are important for nonprofits to know: 1. Online revenue growth has plateaued.

More Insecure Content Blocked By Google Chrome

Byte Technology

Beginning in January 2020, Google Chrome will start blocking more insecure elements on web pages. These pages have “Mixed Content”, which is a page loaded securely via HTTPS, but pulls in elements from a non-secure locations.

What I’ve learned from working with mission-based organizations

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

Here are a few lessons I’ve learned, in no particular order: You need to make sure that your mission, operations, and desired outcomes are aligned with each other.

2020 QB Payroll Deadlines to Remember

Blue Fox

Dates Apply to QuickBooks Payroll Users Only Our friends at QuickBooks just sent us this list of important deadlines to remember for QuickBooks payroll service users. You're welcome! And as always give our team a call if you need assistance preparing for any financial-related deadline!

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35 Free Nonprofit Webinars for April 2019

Wild Apricot

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in April, 2019 that the internet has to offer

2020 Association Technology Trends And Predictions

Nimble AMS

Take a cue from the news to see what’s coming in association tech. Want to know what’s on the horizon for association technology in 2020? You don’t have to look far. Read on for four key trends worth noting. It’s that time again.

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DonorDrive Charity Arcade Debuts at Twitchcon

DonorDrive

Thousands of TwitchCon attendees descended upon the San Diego Convention Center and went to the DonorDrive Charity Arcade - the first of its kind interactive zone within TwitchCon that combines play with purpose

NPQ’s Prediction-Free Zone: Let’s Talk about What to Do

Non Profit Quarterly

CC0 Public Domain. Free for personal and commercial use. As we were preparing NPQ ’s predictions for 2020, we came to realize that though we can see some clear trends extending into the coming year, foretelling the future would be difficult in the face of the past three tumultuous years.

New Password Standards

VisionLink

None of us like passwords, well, except for the good that they do for us. New research from NIST helps us to understand better ways to build passwords, and Visionlink has released an upgrade to its CommunityOS 2 platform in response. The most fundamental change in the standards by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), is about the frequency of forcing password changes. Survey says? Never.

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Handbid Named a Colorado Companies to Watch Winner

Handbid

Handbid has been named a Colorado Companies to Watch winner for 2019! Colorado Companies to Watch honors second-stage companies from across the state for their undeniable impact on Colorado communities. “We

5 Reasons Why Nonprofits Love Cryptocurrency

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Alex Wilson and Pat Duffy , co-founders of The Giving Block. Thanks to the increase in the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, nonprofits are increasingly turning to cryptocurrency as a new source of revenue. Beyond the revenue potential, some nonprofits are taking things a step further by looking at ways they can become more transparent, provide stability, and provide tax benefits to their donors. 1) Cryptocurrency Fundraising.

The State of Nonprofit Donor Retention (And What To Do About It)

EveryAction

As a general rule, retaining existing donors costs less than acquiring new ones. Current donors are a curated universe who have already demonstrated a belief in your organization’s mission, and willingness to take action toward it. As such, for most nonprofit organizations, pursuing strategies to reducing donor losses is the most affordable strategy for increasing net fundraising gains. Unfortunately, across the nonprofit sector, donor retention rates are low and getting worse.