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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.


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.


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.


Bloomerang Gets New Leadership

According to PR Newswire, Bloomerang appoints a new CEO.

Bloomerang, the complete donor relationship management solution for thousands of small and medium-sized nonprofits, today announced they welcomed Dennis Fois as the company's Chief Executive Officer (CEO


Tech Trends for 2023

The Great Resignation impacted the nonprofit sector as well, however, tech may be able to alleviate some problems caused by it, reports Biz Tech Magazine.

Throughout 2022, nonprofits began the slow process of moving past the pandemic. However, as was the case in many other industries, new challenges emerged, particularly the Great Resignation. A study from Nonprofit HR found that nearly half of nonprofits struggled to keep entry-level staff, and 40 percent were challenged to retain midlevel employees.


Fundraising Events Make Comeback

In person fundraising events made a comeback in 2022, reports Nonprofit Times.

Events are making a strong fundraising comeback with many organizations keeping to a hybrid strategy. More than half of 880 nonprofit executives polled reported generating 21% or more of their annual operating budget (AOR) from event and online fundraising efforts during 2022.


Red Crosses Digital Transformation

The Red Crosses digital transformation can serve as a model for other nonprofits, reports Fortune.

Digital transformation typically aims to boost both efficiency and profitability by using artificial intelligence to automate repetitive tasks, allowing human employees to focus on higher-level challenges. 


Microsoft Grants 2023 Announced

Microsoft has opened its 2023 Grant for Accessibility Nonprofit Tech Accelerator, reports Funds for NGOs.

Microsoft Accessibility in partnership with Philanthropies Tech for Social Impact (TSI) has launched the Accessibility Nonprofit Tech Accelerator (NTA) 2023 Grant round to help organizations use technology to advance equity and accessibility for people with disabilities globally.


Nonprofit Could Provide Real Time Closed Captioning

New augmented reality glasses can provide closed captioning in real-time, reports WTAE.


Utah Nonprofit Helps N.H.

A Utah nonprofit is using grant money to help students in New Hampshire, reports Government Technology. 

A nonprofit based in Utah is offering pre-kindergarten aged children in New Hampshire the opportunity to get ready for school next fall for free, using federal grant money.


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