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Tracking Organ Donation with GPS

Arizona donor network uses GPS to track organs, reports Fox 10 Phoenix. 

The Donor Network of Arizona started using GPS technology to track donated organs as they head to their final destinations and are used to save lives.

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Charitable Giving Increase in 2020

Fidelity Charitable donors increase giving by 27% in 2020, reports Think Advisor. 

Account holders at Fidelity Charitable, a donor-advised-fund sponsor, recommended $4.3 billion in grants this year as of June 30, a record and 27% more than in the same period in 2020.

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Platform Works to Connect Families with Food

According to Yahoo Finance, Genpact, Not Impossible and Bento will team up to build a digital platform that helps families overcome food insecurity.

Genpact (NYSE: G), a global professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation, today announced it is providing in-kind technology and digital transformation expertise to help scale a donation platform with the Not Impossible Foundation and Bento, a text-based service that connects families in need with nutritious, prepaid meals from nearby restaurants.

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Nonprofit Website Keeps Seniors Entertained

According to Trib Live, siblings have created a nonprofit website that helps senior citizens stay entertained and connected.

Hannah and Joseph Shin weren’t looking to use technology when they decided to find a way to inform and entertain senior citizens.

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Nonprofit Receives Grant for Interpreter Training

According to the Dorchester Reporter, a $400,000 grant has been given to nonprofit Found in Translation to help them continue to train bilingual low income women to work as medical interpreters. 

Found in Translation, a Dorchester-based nonprofit, has received a $400,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation, to be spread over 10 years, that will allow it to continue training low-income, bilingual women to become medical interpreters.

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Instagram for Fundraising

According to the Nonprofit Times, Instagram has added a feature to make fundraising campaigns greater visibility.

Social media platform Instagram has added a new feature to its fundraising capabilities. The new functionality allows users who have created fundraisers to invite other individuals to become co-sponsors of their efforts.

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America’s Nonprofits Face ‘Severe Shortage’ of Fundraisers

A new report on America’s multi-billion-dollar nonprofit fundraising industry suggests it is on the brink of a staffing crisis that could affect millions of people. America’s 1.5 million-plus charitable organizations face a “severe shortage of qualified fundraisers” that could seriously restrict their efforts to raise critically needed funds -- and impact millions of people served by them, the report says. 

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Apple Works with Nonprofit Focused on Youth

 Apple is partnering with a Los Angeles nonprofit that connects at-risk youth with arts and technology, reports ABC 7.

On Thursday, Apple CEO Tim Cook visited a non-profit in downtown Los Angeles called Create Now. 

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Bitcoin Gifts Becoming Common

Some Philadelphia nonprofits are accepting Bitcoin gifts, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

You can pay for a scooter, a pizza, and clothing in Philadelphia with cryptocurrency. In El Salvador, you can pay for anything with Bitcoin, since the Central American country this month became the first nation in the world to accept virtual currency as legal tender.

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Nonprofit Gets Grant for Tech Program

An Atlanta nonprofit has received a multi-million dollar grant to establish a technology training program, reports 11 Alive.

The Atlanta nonprofit City of Refuge announced this week it had been awarded a $5.4 million grant from the federal Department of Labor to establish a tech career training program.

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