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Alternatives to Smile

With Amazon Smiles demise there are other ways to link online shopping and donations, reports Forbes.

Amazon’s recent announcement that they’re shutting down AmazonSmile — a program that gave 0.5% of qualifying purchases to charity over the last decade — generated a firestorm of angry consumer social media comments

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Making Nonprofits Better

AI can help nonprofits perform better, reports Forbes. 

Nonprofit leaders are constantly on the lookout for ways to expand the impact of their organizations and to grow support for their important mission work. A tool that I believe will help is conversational artificial intelligence (AI).

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Nonprofit Uses Tech to Stop Sex Trafficking

According to Fox 5, Virginia nonprofit RESET180 uses tech program Freedom Signal to find sex trafficing ads. 

Brand-new numbers on human trafficking in 2022 show there were more than 148,000 online ads for sex services places in a 50-mile radius of Reston, Virginia.

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Managing In-Kind Donations

According to Market Scanner, helps nonprofits manage in-kind donations.

OneEach Mindful Giving in-kind product donation solution helps nonprofits generate new donations and engage with more donors by deploying in less than two months.

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Tech Training for Formerly Incarcerated

Memphis based Persevere provides engineering and coding training to the formerly incarcerated, reports Triple Pundit. 

With the world’s largest prison population and recidivism rates nearing 70 percent in some states, the question of what to do with formerly incarcerated people after they have completed their prison terms continues to vex the United States.

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Amazon Ends Smiles

Amazon is ending its Smile program which allowed users to donate to their favorite charities with purchases. 

Amazon is ending its charity donation program by Feb. 20, the company announced Wednesday. The move to shutter AmazonSmile comes after a series of other cost-cutting measures.

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iDonate Wins Award

iDonate, the digital fundraising platform, was recognized as one of the Best Places to Work.

iDonate, the fastest-growing digital fundraising solution for nonprofits, today announced it has been recognized as one of the 2023 Best Places to Work in the tech industry by Built In

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Creating Smart Housing

According to Housing Finance, a Maine nonprofit has received federal funding to create smart housing for disabled people.

A Maine-based nonprofit that is creating innovative affordable living options for adults with disabilities has been awarded $509,000 in federal funding to design assistive “smart-home” technology for disabled residents at a development it plans to build in Scarborough.

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Closing the Gender Gap

Three nonprofits are trying to close the gender gap in IT, reports CIO.

 A 2020 report from McKinsey found that companies with stronger gender diversity numbers were 25% more likely to outperform their less diverse competition.

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Access to Braille Devices Gets Easier

Nebraska nonprofit makes it easier for the visually impaired to get access to braille devices, reports KeTV.

More Nebraskans who are visually impaired can get access to a key piece of technology for free, through the Nebraska Library Commission's Talking Book and Braille Service.

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