Announcing the 2021 Open Data Project!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Open data is the idea that some data should be freely available to everyone to use a nd republish as they wish. The Open Data Project seeks to gain a better understanding of how NGOs, NPOs, and charities worldwide use technology for digital marketing and fundraising.

DipJar Opens New Pittsburgh Headquarters

NonProfit PRO

DipJar, a giving technology platform, has opened its new corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh. The new facility will allow the company to expand its sales, marketing, and executive functions. News/Stats/Studies DipJar

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FREE 3-Day Virtual Conference: Registrations Open

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Donor Experience Week returns for its fourth year August 15-17, 2022. Join thousands of nonprofit professionals over three days of live sessions, workshops, and tutorials aimed at future-proofing your nonprofit.

2023 OneCause Cares Corporate Grants Program Open for Applications

NonProfit PRO

OneCause announced the opening of the 2023 OneCause Cares Corporate Grants Program entry period. Two nonprofit organizations will receive free 24-month subscriptions to the OneCause suite of fundraising software and services.

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DipJar Opens New Pittsburgh Headquarters

DipJar

April 27, 2022 – DipJar, a giving technology platform, has opened its new corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh. This is an important time in DipJar’s history, and we’re excited to open our new corporate headquarters here in Pittsburgh,” said Chris Selland , CEO of DipJar.

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2021 Nonprofit Professional of the Year Nominations Now Open

NonProfit PRO

NonProfit PRO would like to recognize all the tireless effort that the best and brightest nonprofit employees and board members have devoted toward nonprofit missions. We are now accepting nominations for our annual Nonprofit Professional of the Year Awards

Open vs. Welcoming Volunteer Engagement

VQ Strategies

But just as there is a difference between being nice and being kind, there is a difference between being easy and being accessible, between being open and being welcoming. This is part of an effort to focus on creating an “open” environment for volunteering.

2022 CharityVillage Award applications are now open

Charity Village

CharityVillage is proud to announce that applications for our 2022 CharityVillage Awards are now open. The post 2022 CharityVillage Award applications are now open appeared first on CharityVillage.

Six Open-Ended Questions To Ask Your Direct Reports

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Ask these six open-ended questions. Direct Reports Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leaders Leadership Open-ended QuestionsTo help you bring out the best in your team, you need to get close and understand their skills, abilities, and motivations.

Sept Open House

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May Open House

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Applications open for Maytree Policy School 2023

Charity Village

The post Applications open for Maytree Policy School 2023 appeared first on CharityVillage. Maytree Policy School is an opportunity for nonprofit organizations to enhance their public policy engagement and effectiveness. Beginning in January 2023, the online program will support 20-25 policy leaders to enhance their skills and competencies and enhance their organization’s strategic engagement in the public policy process.

February Open House

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Open Doors

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I do remember why I left land, why I left the open doors (literally and figuratively), why I left the free flow of quiet into my heart. watch the fawn and it's mother, grazing in the short, scrubby, yellow grass beyond the house. They don't seem to mind our watching them, although they are wary. I wonder if we thought of them as tonight's dinner, would they notice? Would they skitter and jump into the trees just from the energy of those thoughts? .

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Open Source and the Promise of Sustainable Nutrition Security

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Jerry and I had a great conversation about open sourcing of agricultural scientific models, such as those used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in their climate change reports. When we met, he was therefore especially interested in hearing about Benetech’s perspective on issues related to converting software to open source. agriculture CIMSANS climate change CSR food security Gerald Nelson open data open source SocialCoding4Good

December Open House

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An open grant report to MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett

Candid

In addition, we are working to make our data more open and accessible. To MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett, . It’s been one year since Candid received the email every nonprofit dreams of: confirmation of your $15 million grant.

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October Open House

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June Open House

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Open Source Means Strong Security

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

“Your secure software is open source: doesn’t that make it less secure?” We strongly believe not only that open source is compatible with digital security, but that it’s also essential for it. It helps establish that the safe has no design flaws or a second “back door” combination other than my own chosen combination that opens the safe. The analogy of the strong safe with an open design is directly applicable to secure software design.

What Apple’s privacy changes mean for email open rates

M+R

The new feature helps users prevent senders from knowing when they open an email.” from getting information about whether and when subscribers open emails. A quick reminder: email opens are tracked by tiny image pixels embedded in the content. Read time: 3 minutes.

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Open Source vs. Proprietary: CMS

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

There are a myriad of options, open source options are among the most popular, possibly the most popular. And there are open source options that can do much of the same work for much less money. The open source options are many, but the big four: WordPress , Drupal , Joomla , and Plone , stand out from the pack. CMS Nonprofit Tech Open Source Web Tools blackbaud convio commonground drupal plone sharepoint wordpress

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

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

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

How Open Source Sparks Innovation and Advances Social Good

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Adopting an open source philosophy has proven to be quite effective for us at Benetech in our work furthering technology-for-good. I recently had the opportunity to give an interview for Red Hat’s online magazine, Opensource.com , and discuss Benetech’s culture of “open.” Ultimately, we believe that open source is more about transparency and innovation than about releasing software. The open source methodology also helps stimulate innovation.

Open Mobile Camp report

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Thanks to MobileActive.org and the Open Mobile Consortium for a fabulous event. Tags: CRM Mobile Nonprofit Tech Open Source Open Standards civicrm nptech opensource Yesterday, I spent the day in Manhattan, at the UNICEF building, with a bunch of folks passionate about the technology in mobile phones, and the ways to use that technology for good.

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7 Ways to Increase the Open Rate of Your Nonprofit Email Newsletter

EveryAction

marketing open rates newsletter Distributing a regular newsletter requires a lot: curation, content creation, and then there’s capturing the attention of your audience despite inbox overcrowding.

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Open Doors

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I do remember why I left land, why I left the open doors (literally and figuratively), why I left the free flow of quiet into my heart. watch the fawn and it's mother, grazing in the short, scrubby, yellow grass beyond the house. They don't seem to mind our watching them, although they are wary. I wonder if we thought of them as tonight's dinner, would they notice? Would they skitter and jump into the trees just from the energy of those thoughts? .

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Open Community and Nonprofit Techies

NetWits

They’re doing a virtual book tour exploring concepts from Open Community : a little book of big ideas for associations navigating the social web. Why did you write Open Community? We decided to write Open Community as a way to address those frustrations and redirect the thinking about using social tools to build community online. So, what is “Open Community?”. How does Open Community affect NPTechies?

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Americans Open Their Wallets in Times of Crisis but Have Short Attention Spans

NonProfit PRO

New data released by nonprofit online charitable giving platform Network for Good reveals you can count on American generosity in times of crisis. Donations to support people during natural and man-made disasters were consistently one of the most popular online giving categories. News/Stats/Studies Charitable donations Crises Data Network for Good Online giving platform

Network for Good: Americans Open Their Wallets in Times of Crisis but Have Short Attention Spans

NonProfit PRO

New data released by nonprofit online charitable giving platform Network for Good reveals you can count on American generosity in times of crisis. Donations to support people during natural and man-made disasters were consistently one of the most popular online giving categories. News/Stats/Studies Charitable donations Crises Data Network for Good Online giving platform

Open Source vs. Proprietary: Overview

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Since I wrote my post on “Open Source vs. Proprietary&# last week, and especially after Thomas Taylor’s very apt comment that the battle is not over in many corners, I decided that, well, what the heck, it was a good time to write a series about open source software options, and their comparisons to proprietary, in 2011, more than 12 years after this whole thing started. Comparisons of open source vs. proprietary development environments (i.e.

Nominations now open for the 2022 Giving Hearts Awards

Charity Village

Nominations are open for the 2022 Giving Hearts Awards until June 24, 2022. The post Nominations now open for the 2022 Giving Hearts Awards appeared first on CharityVillage.

How to Write Emails That Your Donors Will Actually Open

Salsa

Learning how to optimize an email that your donor is actually going to open, read, and respond to is crucial to your organization’s success. Your donors’ inboxes are constantly filling with messages from individuals, businesses, news outlets, and more.

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Open Source vs. Proprietary: Nonprofit CRM

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Because of this, the deck has always been stacked against open source tools in this arena. However, Salesforce in particular has a leg up that most other proprietary tools don’t have, because of their open APIs and their incredibly robust development platform. CiviCRM is a web-based open source nonprofit-focused CRM/Donation management tool. But in general, there are a lot choices and, sadly, few of them are open source.

Open Source vs. Proprietary: Web Server Software

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

On top of proprietary UNIX, people will generally run associated open source server software for web, database and development frameworks. On the open source side, Linux is by far the most popular, with BSD in second place. MySQL and PostgreSQL are the open source database systems most in use for web servers, with PostgreSQL being a pretty distant second to MySQL. Open Source Web Tools apache iis Linux microsoft UNIX web

Open Source vs. Proprietary. Who won?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

This epic battle between Open Source software (or Free software) and proprietary software is coming to a close. Speaking of Apple and FOSS, Apple’s OS X and iOS are based on the BSD operating system – another open source *NIX that has been around for a while. This is both made possible by open source software, and is completely proprietary. Open source software has won. Open Source Operating Systems cloudcomputing opensource

Open Letter to Salesforce Nonprofit Admins

Judi Sohn

In the 20 months since I left Fight Colorectal Cancer, I would guess that I’ve logged in to no less than 150 nonprofit Salesforce organizations. First as part of my role supporting customers at Convio/Blackbaud, and now in my role at KELL Partners where I work with clients who contract with us for support or virtual administration services.

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6 Reasons Open Source Makes Sense

3rd Sector Labs

We talk a lot about Open Source technology (and we use it quite extensively too) so it might make sense for us to take a moment and explain why we are such advocates. Affordability – Open Source is free of licensing fees. Proven – Open Source platforms like Drupal, WordPress, CiviCRM, etc., Robust – We aren’t big fans of this overblown word, but in the case of Open Source it works.

Open Source vs. Proprietary: Graphics and Video

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

On the open source side, the projects that stand out are GIMP (a Photoshop replacement) and Inkscape (a vector graphics program – like Illustrator). I’ll leave it to the graphics professionals to say for sure, but they are both worth a look if you don’t want to plunk down hundreds of $ for Photoshop and Illustrator, and/or you like to work with open source tools. On the open source side, one program you must know about is VLC by VideoLAN.

Open Source vs. Proprietary: Browsers

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

The browser wars between proprietary and open source browsers have changed in some ways from the days that it was simply Internet Explorer vs. Netscape. This drop has been primarily, but not exclusively due to the open source browser, Firefox. On the open source side, Firefox is certainly the leader, with a bit less than 30% of the market. Chrome, which is sort of an open source browser, is now getting around 14% of the market. Open Source browsers opensource Softwar

Applications open for 2023 Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence Program

Charity Village

The residency program is open to professional Canadian artists practising a wide array of disciplines. The post Applications open for 2023 Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence Program appeared first on CharityVillage. The Ontario Heritage Trust is now accepting applications for the Doris McCarthy Artist-in-Residence Program. Residencies are available throughout 2023, with flexible terms ranging from one to three months.

Open Source Feminism: An Intervention with Wikipedia

NTEN

The internet is powered by open source technology—exciting software that's built collaboratively from the bottom-up. Open source is meant to be free and equal, but then why do men continue to dominate open source sites like Wikipedia? Though the whole point of open source technology is that it’s made stronger and better through collaboration, actually figuring out how to use the technology is not an equal playing field. Sarah Mirk. Online Editor. B h Magazine.

100 Fundraising Email Subject Lines That Will Get Donors to Open Your Email

Get Fully Funded

You see, if the email doesn’t get opened, you get no donations. Your fundraising email subject line has ONE job: to entice the recipient to open the email. Dismissing the subject line will cost you opens and it will cost you donations.

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