Big News at Benetech (and for me!)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

All the best, Jim Founder, Benetech P.S. If you are not already receiving Benetech’s news and updates, I encourage you to stay informed of the exciting progress by selecting Subscribe. I am incredibly excited to let you know that earlier this month we announced that Betsy Beaumon , Benetech’s current president, will be taking over as CEO of Benetech. Betsy is a recognized social entrepreneur who has dedicated much of her career to changing the world with software.

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Some good news when looking for a new AMS platform


As our association industry, and all industries to be honest, struggle to deal with the current realities of our world, it is always important to highlight a little good news, wherever it is found.


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Facebook Updates News Feed (Again)

NCE Social Media

Facebook has updated its News Feed algorithm again. Almost one third of people use Facebook to get their news. Personally, I don’t like the News Feed default and prefer the All Friends feed. What does this mean for you? It means that they want more people to know what is going on around them…and by pushing more stories with the most comments, the most shares, and the most likes to the top of your feed, they believe you will want to see that story.

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‘Cause of the Year’ Partnership Spreads Positive News About Nonprofit’s Mission

NonProfit PRO

While this partnership is still new, it has been inspiring to see the stories of our programs in more than 70 countries highlighted in a way that shows the profound impact our mission can have for individuals worldwide. Cause Marketing

Sad News from Bookshare

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We had a Bookshare all-hands meeting this week, where our entire team gets together and talks about the latest activities and news about the Bookshare project. One piece of news struck me as being particularly poignant. It turned out to be H1N1, and its impact was devastating, as recounted in the Whittier Daily News article: Whittier College student dies from H1N1 complications.

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Share The Bad News

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Naturally, it's much easier to share good news with your employees, but it's perhaps even more important to share the bad news. And it's only when they have the full picture -- the good news and the bad news -- that they can rally together with you to brainstorm possible solutions. Don't give them a false sense of the situation by sharing only good news. You'll gain their respect when they hear the bad news directly from you. Bad News Leadership

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ATTN Nonprofits: Facebook Now Recommends Pages in the News Feed

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Facebook now also recommends pages in the news feed, but only if your nonprofit has opted-in to have your page recommended. Until today page recommendations only occurred when individuals liked a page, but now recommendations are also given when individuals like a status update in the news feed. Page Recommendations in the News Feed.

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How to Use a News Story to Support Your Major Gift Ask

NonProfit PRO

Below is a perfect example from our colleague Diana Frazier on how she advised a major gift officer to use a news story to support a major gift ask.

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Software News June 2014

Wild Apricot

In this issue of Software News, we offer an overview of some of the "onboarding" initiatives and enhancements we''re looking at across all of our Wild Apricot teams. Wild Apricot

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Wild Apricot Software News February 2014

Wild Apricot

This month''s Software News offers an update on Version 5 release and a focus on one of Wild Apricot''s services partners. Wild Apricot Software-News

What Every Association Needs to Know Before Making Video

Association TV

Education Digital Transformation News & Announcements Content Strategy Marketing

Great News! The 2019 Global NGO Technology Report Has Secured Sponsorship

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Even better news is that Funraise will also sponsor the third edition of the Global Trends in Giving Report. As production begins on the fourth edition of the Global NGO Technology Report , Nonprofit Tech for Good is thrilled to announce that a new sponsor has been secured. In early August 2018, Nonprofit Tech for Good published an open call for sponsors and after six weeks of interviews, Funraise (located in Long Beach, CA) has been selected as the new sponsor.

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PPP Legislative Update – Great News for Nonprofits & Small Businesses!

Blue Fox

Did You Hear? An expansion of the PPP loan program was signed into law early June? The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act eases restrictions on how nonprofits and small businesses can spend their PPP funds. Here's a brief summary of the changes from the National Law Review.

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Robert in the news(paper)

Robert Weiner

I was interviewed for two articles that were published recently. The NonProfit Times ran the story The Evolution of Donor Management And Its Fundraising Future , which deals with how technology is transforming the way nonprofits interact with donors, particularly online. And the Chronicle of Philanthropy ran 'But It's Free!' and 9 Other Lines About Technology You Don't Want to Hear. If you're a Chronicle subscriber you can read that one by clicking here.

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Wild Apricot Software News August 2013

Wild Apricot

news Wild Apricot A discussion about the pitfalls we''ve experienced with developing Version 5.0, and the lessons we''ve learned about managing Wishlist requests.

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Technology News: Great Software and Gadgets for Parents

Find the free stuff

The post Technology News: Great Software and Gadgets for Parents appeared first on Take a look at the amazing technology that can help parents take care of their children. Reduce stress and enjoy the more fun moments of parenting with this technology.

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Wild Apricot Software News - September 2012

Wild Apricot

In this month's software news, Dmitry muses on the thought-process around displaying pricing -- or not -- when trying to sell a product online. news Wild Apricot

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Attention Nonprofits! The New LinkedIn News Feed Design Has Arrived

Nonprofit Tech for Good

At long last, the new LinkedIn News Feed is here! For years I have been completely baffled by LinkedIn’s partnership with Twitter to allow a mass automation of tweets to be published the LinkedIn News Feed. All those robotic tweets rife with too many hashtags and bad punctuation essentially rendered the LinkedIn News Feed useless, gave it the appearance of a cluttered mess, and was the antithesis of social (as in social media).

Wild Apricot Software News November 2013

Wild Apricot

news Wild Apricot Here’s a look at some of the initial groundwork that our design and analysis team has begun for future versions beyond 5.0.

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Wild Apricot Software News October 2012

Wild Apricot

news Wild ApricotVersion 5.0, scheduled for release in the spring of 2013, will be focused on upgrading the Content Management System (CMS) used for creating the pages and content for your Wild Apricot website. These changes will give you greater flexibility in designing and editing your content.

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Share The Bad News

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Of course it's much easier to share good news with your employees, but it's perhaps even more important to share the bad news. And it's only when they have the full picture -- the good news and the bad news -- that they can rally together with you to brainstorm possible solutions. Don't give them a false sense of the situation by sharing only good news. You'll gain their respect when they hear the bad news directly from you.

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Nonprofit Technology News for February 2014

Tech Soup Blog

It's high time to catch up on some nonprofit technology trends and news! There’s lots of interesting NPTech news this month. Charity Digital News recently announced a new smartphone game, Play to Cure: Genes in Space , which is fun game that also helps cancer scientists with analysis of variations in gene data. The new tech news site that will provide “the crucial contextual information necessary to understand what’s happened” in technology.

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Netflix-ing Your Association: How to Get More Views

Association TV

Education Digital Transformation News & Announcements Online Platforms MarketingWhat do your association and Netflix have in common? More than you'd think.

Channel Surfing: A News Roundup

NetWits Although the findings of the recently released 2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report haven’t changed much since the last edition three years ago, its release has (re)fueled the conversation fire in the #nptech community. The data clearly shows that integrated direct marketing is essential for maximizing the long-term value of online-acquired donors. But why aren’t more organization’s doing it?

August Update: Software News

Wild Apricot

If you'd like to know about our latest software developments, you'll be happy to know that we released a major update just last week: Wild Apricot Version 5.8. Find out about the four major features in this release. newsletter update august

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Wild Apricot Software News July 2013

Wild Apricot

news Wild Apricot Since we have just celebrated 7 years since we released the very first beta version of Wild Apricot, this is a good time to review some interesting statistics related to how we''ve grown, and how organizations are using Wild Apricot!

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Fresh stats with good news about fundraising in 2020


Care2 has been collecting and sharing benchmarking data about fundraising during the COVID-19 pandemic. Early predictions suggested that the charitable sector would see fundraising results similar to the last economic recession.

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Wild Apricot Software News January 2013

Wild Apricot

mobile news Wild ApricotFrank, our Fresh Apricot from the product design team, shares a preview of the development of new mobile back-end capabilities we're planning for Version 5.1.

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Nonprofit Technology News for May 2014

Tech Soup Blog

It’s time to catch up on some nonprofit technology trends and news again! Do you have some NPTech news you’d like to report? nonprofit technology news nptech NPTech news cloud computing

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Good News About Millennials and Meetings

Wild Apricot

If you’re in the midst of event planning for the coming year, here’s some good news about getting Millennials to attend your events. Millennials events

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Software News October 2014 – Support Solutions

Wild Apricot

In this edition of Software News, we offer an update on challenges we''ve been facing and solutions for improved customer support. Wild Apricot

Fox News Interview


While I am much more comfortable on the other side of the camera lens, pleased to include this link to Fox News. The interview focuses on the role of technology, social media, and Apps relating to disaster response and community services. The key points are simply that moving forward, both day-to-day and emergency services are best delivered with the general public as part of a more comprehensive flow of information. It''s a two - way street.

Wild Apricot Software News October 2013

Wild Apricot

news Wild Apricot Part of our vision of a perfect world would be one where every single person who uses Wild Apricot never has any questions and can accomplish their membership management tasks without any problems, every single time. Unfortunately we don’t live in a perfect world! So, what we have is the next best thing -- an amazing support team who work hard answering dozens of your questions each day.

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Wild Apricot Software News August 2012

Wild Apricot

This month's software news looks at our new procedure for surveying our clients, and at some of the responses we've received so far. news Wild Apricot

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Wild Apricot Software News October 2011

Wild Apricot

news Wild ApricotMeet our Product Design Team, get updates on the upcoming Version 4.3 release, and hear all about our progress on next year's future product updates.

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This Week in Video News


August 15, 2014 There's a lot happening in video. Here are some of our favorite headlines from this week. Andreessen Horowitz Announces $50 Million Investment In BuzzFeed Legendary investor Andreesen Horowitz put a lot of his eggs in the Buzzfeed basket early this week. This puts Buzzfeed's value at $850 million. A big chunk of […].

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Six Things to Know in Nonprofit Technology News

Tech Soup Blog

A variety of other organizations are using technology in innovative ways to help homeless populations: The National Desert News did a great piece recently on how mobile phones and social media are giving the homeless a hand up. Got News? Do you have some NPTech news you’d like to report? nonprofit technology news nptech NPTech news cloud computing

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Exciting Benetech Leadership News!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We have a great addition to our leadership team at Benetech. Betsy Beaumon, formerly of BEA Systems and numerous other high tech roles (including founding her own social enterprise in the 1990s), has joined us as our new Vice President and General Manager of Literacy Programs. The press release on the appointment has much more detail. I'm particularly excited about Benetech's continued strengthening of our management team.

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Video Fridays #27 When Social Media Became News

NCE Social Media

James Surowiecki pinpoints the moment when social media became an equal player in the world of news-gathering: the 2005 tsunami, when YouTube video, blogs, IMs and txts carried the news — and preserved moving personal stories from the tragedy. How have you used social media for your news source? Tags: Tools news ted arcofnova tweeting

Wild Apricot Software News December 2012

Wild Apricot

news Wild ApricotThis month, a sneak peek at one of our new templates for Version 5.0, some answers to software questions we received in the Small Membership Insight Survey, and an update about our upcoming support hours.

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Mindful News Consumption Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth Kanter

Interestingly enough, almost everyone in this workshop had already put themselves on a “news diet.” ” I was surprised because we did have a number of communications directors who need to follow the news as part of their jobs and their nonprofits were working on different policies being impacted by current presidential decisions. She also taken off all breaking news alerts and only consumes news from a handful of vetted sources.

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Juicy Blogging News Launch

Have Fun - Do Good

I'm launching my first e-newsletter today: Juicy Blogging News. Join Juicy Blogging News * indicates required Email Address * First Name * Last Name * Zip Code * Email Format html text mobile Close Tweet ShareWahoo! Each month I'll send out juicy blogging tips, resources, inspirational stories, special deals, and workshop announcements. I've embedded the sign-up form below, if you'd like to join. Other MailChimp users: I'd love to hear your tips.

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massnonprofit news ::

AFP Blog

massnonprofit news :: : "he popularity of smartphones—and expected continued growth across all demographic groups—means nonprofits need to implement a mobile strategy that begins with building a comprehensive database of mobile phone numbers.