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Tech Nonprofit Promotes Ethical Hacking

Technology nonprofit, Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory hosted a virtual capture the flag for students interested in cybersecurity, reports Baltimore Sun. The exercise promotes ethical hacking. 


Focus on Keeping Donor Data Safe

According to the Nonprofit Times, nonprofits need to increase their awareness of cyber security threats. In addition, they need to be proactive about preventing security breaches. 

Imagine if you will, someone sitting in a room in an undisclosed city who sends your charity $1 on a credit card. All of a sudden all of your donor data is on the dark web. This is not an episode of “The Twilight Zone.” It happens every day in fundraising offices around the world.


Ed Surge Become Nonprofit News

EdSurge will now be a nonprofit newsroom thanks to an acquistion by the International Society for Technology Education, reports Ed Surge.

EdSurge is joining the ranks of nonprofit newsrooms. Today the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) announced that it has agreed to acquire EdSurge, in a move that leaders of both organizations say will provide a stronger financial base to continue to produce EdSurge’s journalism, research and other services about the intersection of technology and education.


Salesforce Boosts Nonprofit Success

Salesforce is expanding its offerings in its Nonprofit Success Pack, reports the Nonprofit Times. 

Cloud technology firm Salesforce, which earlier this year announced it was folding its .org division, announced an expansion of its Nonprofit Cloud capabilities, adding case management, volunteer management and program management.


Social Media's Impact on Fundraising

Social media has changed a lot of things, including how nonprofits fundraise, reports Associations Now. 

Recent research finds that giving days on sites like Facebook are shifting nonprofit fundraising strategies


Red Kettles Go Digital

According to the Chicago Tribune, the Salvatio Army is making it easier for donors to give by accepting digital payments. 

The Salvation Army’s iconic Red Kettle bell ringers have been around since the late 1800s, but they’ll be stepping into the 21st century this holiday season when they start accepting donations using Apple Pay and Google Pay


Nonprofits Consider Cryptocurrencty

Nonprofits are beginning to see the appeal in accepting Bitcoin donations, reports Nonprofit Times. 

Even financial professionals often don’t understand the difference between blockchain and Bitcoin.


Nonprofits Interest in Cryptocurrency Rises

Nonprofits are beginning to see the benefits of accepting cryptocurrency, reports DevEx.

UNICEF can now receive, hold, and disburse digital currency built on blockchain technology with the launch of the UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund.


Nonprofit Trends in 2020

According to Forbes, 2020 will see several new trends for nonprofits including the increased use of artificial intelligence.       

Like all businesses, nonprofit organizations are subject to the overall trends within their sector—and like in any other industry, these trends are constantly changing.


Best Buy's Give Back Sale

Best Buy’s ‘Give-Back Sale’ will give 5% of profits to the  Teen Tech Centers, reports Chain Store Age. 

Best Buy is donating 5% of profits from select items to its Teen Tech Centers program.


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