The Insight from Insight

Last week I attended the Institute of Fundraising Insight Conference. This conference marked 10 years of the group being set up and was very well attended.

From the sessions that I sat in on I felt that this was the place that the cool kids were hanging out and most of the sessions left me buoyed and excited with what was possible and where, as a sector, we are heading. I still have my hang ups about the sector, in so much as Data People are still not seen in all organisations at senior leadership levels and I think they should be to enable the voice of the data to be heard but everything that I saw said that there is appetite for this now.

So with this in mind, here are my key takeaways: Continue reading The Insight from Insight

JustGiving announces apps that integrate with Salesforce and thankQ | UK Fundraising

It’s been over a year in the planning and execution but JustGiving have this week launched their data Api’s. This allows all of your JustGiving reporting data to be surfaced through api calls.

JustGiving’s open platform allows any third party to develop new tools using its fundraising and reporting technology. There is a clear demand from charities wanting to connect JustGiving with their fundraising database. Earlier this year, 61% of charities surveyed by JustGiving reported an interest in achieving this.

via JustGiving announces apps that integrate with Salesforce and thankQ | UK Fundraising.

Big Data Philanthropy for Humanitarian Response

I think that we will see this happen sometime in the not too distant future. At present the big data conversation is something that I’ve seen IBM talking about a lot but there must be opportunities to use this in the not for profit world. Here’s a piece I found from twitter… from irevolution read the full article from the link

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YouTube Launches Non-Profit Simulator

YouTube has announced a new way to help non-profits better tell their stories on the video platform.

YouTube Next Cause, the latest addition to the Creator program, is a day-long summit in San Francisco April 2 during which the company will offer non-profits training and consulting on YouTube best practices for promotion and community engagement.“We want to help non-profits turn their view counts into actions — dollars raised, petitions signed,” YouTube spokesperson Jessica Mason told Mashable.

via YouTube Launches Non-Profit Simulator.

Why Your Non-Profit Needs to Stop Ignoring LinkedIn

A non-profit on LinkedIn is a bit of an oxymoron. As the world’s most popular business networking site, it wasn’t long ago that LinkedIn was no place for a charity. But recently, LinkedIn has seen the value in causes. Users can now add causes they support to their profile. This charitable online identity is something that employers and peers are starting to use as an indicator of personal integrity.

It’s logical that you’d want to get your non-profit listed as one of these profile options, and now is the best time yet to put your non-profit on LinkedIn. Here’s why.

via Why Your Non-Profit Needs to Stop Ignoring LinkedIn.