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Making the Most of Your Marketing Software

According to, nonprofits can use marketing software to customize their fundraising marketing.

As the founder of a tech company, I have a healthy respect for the power of software. In our modern world, great software is at the heart of nearly every fast-scaling organization.


FastForward Celebrates Milestone

FastForward a social tech accelerator has successfully launched 50 nonprofits in the past 5 years, reports Tech Repubic. 

It's difficult for any tech startup to get off the ground these days and even more so for nonprofits looking to use successful platforms to address the world's most pertinent problems.


Summer Camp Goes High Tech

New tech tools allow nonprofit camps to function more efficiently, reports Nonprofit Pro. 

Nonprofit camps have thrived for so long because they offer the youth in their community a healthy, safe environment to escape to for a few weeks every summer.


Helping People Be Smart Donors

To help donors who want to give to those affected by hurricane Dorian there is a Smart Donor Checklist that can be downloaded from the North Carolina Secretary of State’s website, reports WRAL.

North Carolina’s Secretary of State office is warning people to be wary of possible charity scams as Hurricane Dorian approaches the state. To help consumers, her office is offering a “Smart Donor Checklist” that can be downloaded from its website to offer tips and guidance.


New Nonprofit Tackles Food Waste

The Walmart Foundation & nonprofit ReFED are working together on a Nonprofit Food Recovery Accelerator, reports Waste Dive. 

ReFED, a California-based nonprofit, recently announced the first 10 members of its new Nonprofit Food Recovery Accelerator. Each organization will receive $30,000, with funding supplied by the Walmart Foundation


New Mobile Payment Device Can Collect Donations

According to Benzinga, a new payment platform aims to replace collection boxes, allowing donors to “drop” any amount they want into the box via mobile payments. 

What if you could build karma using technology? Thanks to the launch of a new product, you can. Developed by Karma Payments, Instant Karma is a donation collection device for credit card and mobile pay transactions


Web Speed Matters

Web page load speed can turn a potential donor into a non donor, reports Nonprofit Times. Question: What can you do in just 2.4 seconds? Answer: You can lose a donor.

Every nonprofit marketer knows that the faster the mobile page speed, the better. It can be unforgiving. 


Using Tech to Help Nonprofits Helping the Amazon

According to WRAL Tech Wire, people are using technology to search out ways to help nonprofits that are actively involved in combating the fire devastation occurring in the Amazon. 

Can you save the rainforest from your desk? A spike in downloads for a search engine that’s contributing profits to planting trees shows people are looking for ways to help as fires rage across the Brazilian Amazon


Tech Soup Gets Grant

VMware Foundation granted $2.5 million dollars to Tech Soup’s Capital Campaign, reports The Nonprofit Times. 

TechSoup’s $11.5-million Growth Capital Campaign received its latest infusion in the form of a $2.5-million grant from the VMware Foundation.


Nonprofit Brings Tech to Africa

Colorado high school student creates a nonprofit that sends used laptops to children in Tanzania, reports CBS Denver.

After graduating from Colorado high schools, teenagers around the Front Range chose to donate their school-issued laptops to children in Africa. 


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