5 Ways Mobile Bidding Helps to Simplify Your Auction


As a nonprofit leader, you likely leverage a variety of digital tools to simplify your fundraising efforts. Not only does software streamline fundraising tasks for nonprofit staff members but it also creates a positive donor experience when supporters interact with it. Easy-to-use tools ultimately help nonprofits grow and retain donors for future support, which is why user-friendly software is a critical part of hosting an auction. In this guide, we’ll explore five ways your nonprofit can make its upcoming auction easier through mobile bidding software: Automated Bid Increments Remote Bidding Bid Notifications Transaction Recording Donor Data Collection From varying event formats to the [...]

5 Ways Mobile Bidding Helps to Simplify Your Auction2023-06-20T12:57:13-04:00

Building a Movement Around Your Mission with Technology


Donors have different expectations for nonprofits than they did just a few years ago. Today, supporters are interested in organizations they see making a difference in their communities and spreading awareness about their cause online. After all, one of the easiest ways to fuel a movement around your cause is with technology. From virtual events to social media campaigns, technology allows your nonprofit to connect with more supporters, boost participation, and make a difference through online advocacy. Of course, there are many worthwhile causes marketing themselves online, and building a community of passionate supporters takes more than a few emails.  To [...]

Building a Movement Around Your Mission with Technology2023-06-26T15:17:07-04:00

Assessing Silent Auction Software: 6 Things to Look For


Choosing the right event for your nonprofit to host can be a challenge. You need to find an event that supports your fundraising goals, donor stewardship initiatives, and overall supporter engagement, not to mention cultivating new donors. If you’ve decided to host a silent auction in conjunction with your next event, you’re already on the right track to creating an exciting opportunity to bring your community of supporters together and raise plenty of funds. A fundraising professional already has so much on their plate, from planning the auction to running other fundraisers. We totally get it. Using quality auction software will make your job [...]

Assessing Silent Auction Software: 6 Things to Look For2023-02-06T09:28:18-05:00

Choosing a CMS: 3 Tips for Your Nonprofit


A strong nonprofit website engages supporters, educates visitors about your mission, and accepts online donations. Since your website is such a vital component of your online outreach strategy, you’ll need to choose the right content management system (CMS) to build and manage it. You may be considering revamping your website by migrating it to a new system or creating a brand new site from scratch. Before making a decision, you’ll want to assess your needs and thoroughly research available platforms before making a decision. With that in mind, here are three tips to help you choose the right CMS for [...]

Choosing a CMS: 3 Tips for Your Nonprofit2022-08-30T11:19:58-04:00

How Can My Organization Leverage Analytics? Pro Bono Analytics


Analytics has become a buzzword that newspapers, magazines, blogs, and even television advertisements talk about. But, what is analytics, how can it help your nonprofit organization, and how can you get started? The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the world’s largest professional society for advanced analytics, defines analytics as “the scientific process of transforming data into insight for making better decisions.” INFORMS has recently launched Pro Bono Analytics, where we match analytics professionals who are willing to volunteer their skills with nonprofit organizations that would benefit from their techniques. Our Pro Bono Analytics volunteers are experts at [...]

How Can My Organization Leverage Analytics? Pro Bono Analytics2019-10-07T06:24:19-04:00

New Nonprofit Technology? Have a plan!


  Tuesday’s #AppleEvent brought great news – two new iPhone models, the new Apple Watch and the Apple Pay. These much-anticipated releases didn’t fail to deliver great new bells and whistles, and with the Apple Watch, a completely new mobile technology with features that haven’t been grappled with.   Apple is known for its innovation and quality products. But they’re also the source of frustration for many companies who’ve got to shell out cash every time there’s a system update to make sure their apps are compatible.   It seems like there’s something new out every single month. And while it’s [...]

New Nonprofit Technology? Have a plan!2019-05-06T19:07:16-04:00

4 Great Website Builders for the Tech Un-Savvy


I have a subscription to a small professional website, I suppose we could call it a social network, called MosaicHub. This website has a Questions and Answers feature (similar to LinkedIn’s old Questions feature, it’s just categorized much better) that I spend a lot of time sifting through. A question popped up a while back that asked if a business needed to have a website or if a Facebook page would suffice.   Here is my response: “This is a tricky one. Depending on your business, it's not a good idea. I think it makes sense for something like a photography [...]

4 Great Website Builders for the Tech Un-Savvy2018-05-04T12:10:41-04:00

You Got Hacked. Now What?


A few weeks ago, one of my clients had its website hacked. A small nonprofit here in Columbus, Ohio, we couldn’t figure out why our website wasn’t loading properly and what had happened to all of the content. Then, we received the simple explanation from our web manager: “We got hacked.” "We Got Hacked" At first, there were laughs around the room. And then we realized that this was actually a real thing. And it happened just in time for our holiday give campaign to start. (Cue: Sad Trombone Sound) Nonprofits assume they’re exempt from the threat of hacking and cyber [...]

You Got Hacked. Now What?2018-04-29T10:33:21-04:00

Creative Options for Website and App Development Nonprofits Can Afford


My day job as an independent project manager and consultant is morphing into a role with one of the companies I've worked with closely. Several business partners of mine just merged their branding and user experience (UX) agency (Why.) with a large European development group (Masters of Code) to form User10. This means that their capabilities just expanded, but also that we can get more flexible with pricing. Obviously, for organizations and companies that can afford the full package (see below), you will benefit from going that route, but I know from experience that many nonprofits and companies need quality work [...]

Creative Options for Website and App Development Nonprofits Can Afford2017-11-22T06:57:45-05:00

3 Web Analytics Metrics Nonprofits Should Know


This post was originally published on 2 Dogs Media's blog. It is being shared here with their permission. Your nonprofit website is critical in helping you achieve your goals – but without proper analysis and data, there is no way you can know how to properly market, target and modify your website to meet those goals. NONPROFIT GOALS A typical non-profit website will want to achieve the following: Educate — let people know at a glance what your nonprofit does – then allow them to click a link to learn more about the mission. When you properly educate your visitor – [...]

3 Web Analytics Metrics Nonprofits Should Know2017-09-13T06:09:22-04:00
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