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Donors Seek to Give on a More Personal Level

Donors are giving more on crowd-funding platforms and nonprofits should pay more attention to this trend, reports the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Earlier this summer, as my colleagues and I reported on the $471.4 billion that “Giving USA” estimates was donated in 2020, one question kept nagging at me: What was missing from that eye-popping number?

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Simultaneous Disasters Get Nonprofit Response

According to the Nonprofit Times, nonprofits have responded to several simultaneous disasters.

August 2021 may go down as one of the busiest periods for disaster response charities. Within the span of barely two weeks, charities deployed across the globe following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Haiti, U.S. military operations ending in Afghanistan, and Hurricane Ida pummeling Louisiana and the Gulf Coast in recent days.

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August 2021 may go down as one of the busiest periods for disaster response charities. Within the span of barely two weeks, charities deployed across the globe following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Haiti, U.S. military operations ending in Afghanistan, and Hurricane Ida pummeling Louisiana and the Gulf Coast in recent days.

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Technology Slows Aid Distribution

Chicago’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program is slow to distribute funds, technology may be the reason, reports the Intercept. 

In March 2021, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot awarded a $600,000 contract to Unqork, a New York-based cloud computing and software company. The expectation was for Unqork to manage the IT behind the Emergency Rental Assistance program, or ERAP, a coronavirus-era initiative that provides up to 15 months of rental and utility assistance to renters and landlords

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Time to Evaluate Your Nonprofit Website

According to the Nonprofit Times, it is time for nonprofits to evaluate their websites, are they actually driving potential donors away.

Many who work in and with nonprofits are drawn to an organization’s mission and values, to make the world better or to serve a cause. 

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Big Data Can Help Nonprofit Marketing Be More Effective

Nonprofits can get better marketing results using big data, reports Mass Nonprofit News. 

Nonprofit marketing is crucial to the success of your organization and its impact, and reaching the right people to reach critical goals—without breaking your budget—is best achieved with a data-driven approach.

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NPower Gets Permanent Home

According to Detroit News, NPower, which works to increase diversity in the tech sector, has opened a permanent educational space in Detroit. 

NPower, a nonprofit aiming to increase diversity within the technology industry, opened a permanent educational space Wednesday in Detroit.

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Social Solutions’ Inaugural Impact Report Reinforces that the Future of Social Good is Now

Social Solutions Global, the leading cloud software provider for nonprofit and public sector social service organizations, today announced the availability of the company’s inaugural 2020 Impact Report. Results show that demand for services continues to exceed the capacity of nonprofits’ ability to serve all those in need, and importantly, that investments in data and technology are the keys to unlocking the ability for these organizations to scale and enable communities to drive impact together.

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Vital Services Kept Working Thanks to Nonprofits

Nonprofit kept vital services going during the pandemic, reports CommonWealth Magazine. 

Pandemic restrictions have been lifted in Massachusetts. The crisis isn’t entirely over, but we can take stock of what has enabled us to come so far. And among the countless contributions, those of Massachusetts nonprofits stand out.

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Organization Helps Communities Get Needed Tech

 Rural LISC (Local Initiative Supports Corporation) helps communities get access to needed technology, reports Yellow Hammer News. 

In today’s world, particularly in the midst of the pandemic, Alabamians and people nationwide are spending hours every day online, whether they are job hunting, shopping, taking part in telehealth visits, working or helping their kids with school assignments.

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TechSoup Close to Fundraising Goal

According to the Nonprofit Times, TechSoup is within 20% of its September goal for raising $2 million in capital. 

TechSoup is more than 80% toward the $11.5-million goal of its growth capital campaign, with an aim to raise the remaining $2 million by the end of September.

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