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.
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 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.
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.
If the potential of the mobile and other online fundraising options is to be reached, how can fundraisers make sure they have the necessary skills to help deliver? According to the Virtual Promise survey by nfpSynergy, published in 2009, 67% of 187 charities questioned said that inadequate staff skills were an obstacle in helping the organisation make the most of the internet – just slightly fewer than the previous year. Its an issue taken up by the Institute of Fundraising. In the past two years, the Institute has been running a series of “webinars” – online seminars – for members, focusing on the internet and professional skills. Its academy also offers courses on e-fundraising and making the most of social media. At the same time the Institute, as part of its civil society work with the Office for Civil Society, has tailored a training course in e-fundrasing specifically for smaller charities.
via Fundraising and new technology – maximising online and mobile giving | Voluntary Sector Network | Guardian Professional.