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Snapchat is making its app less confusing as it prepares to IPO

One of the longstanding knocks against Snapchat is that the app's design is confusing to use.<p>And with the company preparing for a massive IPO, that's something that might not sit well with investors looking for the next Facebook.<p>On Thursday, Snapchat took the first step to making its app easier to …

Snapchat

The 'internet of things' is going to invade your home, whether you want it to or not

LONDON — In October, Mikko Hypponen — the chief research officer at security firm F-Secure — gave me a stark warning: "The [internet of things] revolution is gonna happen whether you're part of it or not."<p>In the coming years, chips and digital components are going to creep into everyday objects and …

IT

Giving Days: Is it time to ramp them up, or wind down?

<i>Giving days have exploded in popularity in recent years, helping the foundations that organize them reach new donors and become more digitally</i> …

#ThanksObama: 22 Important Moments for LGBTQ Progress

Viewed in full, Barack Obama’s legacy of achievement for LGBTQ people is unmatched by any president in American history. We’ve accomplished landmark …

LGBTQ

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Best Advice for Jumpstarting your Nonprofit or Social Impact Career

Put serving your community first, your organization second and yourself third. Our society needs young leaders who are willing to commit to …

Nonprofits

The 99 best things that happened in 2016, from Ebola’s eradication in West Africa to saving the manatees

Our media feeds are echo chambers. And those echo chambers don’t just reflect our political beliefs: they reflect our feelings about human progress. Bad news can be a bubble too, so here’s some good stuff that also happened in 2016.<p>Some of the biggest conservation successes in generation<p>1. British …

Environment

Free Webinar on February 7! How NGOs Worldwide Use Online Technology and Social Media

<b>Date:</b> Tuesday, February 7 <b><br>Time:</b> 1pm EDT (New York) <b><br>Cost:</b> Free <b><br>Presented By:</b> <b>Heather Mansfield</b><p>Over the last two decades the global NGO sector has embraced …

Online Life

How to Create a Compelling Fundraising Campaign Theme

A fundraising campaign without a theme is like a protest without a slogan. There’s no clear message to rally behind.To really make a difference at a …

Philanthropy

5 Digital Payment Systems That Could Transform Online Fundraising

In the late 1990’s nonprofits began to launch websites, experiment with email marketing, and sign up for their first “Donate Now” service. Then, in …

Mobile Payments

Want Social Change? Run for Office (It's Not As Hard As You Think)

I'm passionate about addressing climate change by using data and software to promote the effective use of clean energy resources. I am the co-founder and CTO of WattTime, an energy technology nonprofit. I've been named a Forbes 30 under 30 in Energy, hold a PhD in biophysics from UC Berkeley, am an …

UC Berkeley

3 Principles To Guide Designing For Social Change

Solving the complicated and interconnected problems facing the world requires giving people agency, access, and the ability to take action.<p>"Wicked problems" are those messy issues that are "more complex than we fully grasp, and open to multiple interpretations based on one’s point of view." …

India accused of muzzling NGOs by blocking foreign funding

Modi’s government revokes licences of 25 organisations over ‘anti-national activities’ as pool of foreign-funded bodies shrinks by almost half in two years<p>At least 25 Indian NGOs have lost licences to receive international funding because of their “anti-national” activities, while a further 11,319 …

China says foreign NGOs must provide funding proof

BEIJING (Reuters) - Foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in China must provide details of where their funding comes from and show that their chief representative has no criminal record, the government said of new rules due to come into effect next year.<p>Western governments have lambasted …

Putin: NGO restrictions needed to stem foreign influence

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says Russia will continue to counter foreign influence over its domestic affairs through non-government organizations.<p>Speaking at Thursday's meeting of the presidential human rights council, Putin said "we will never allow" what he described as attempts to use …

Poland's government wants to control NGOs

The national conservative government in Warsaw wants to decide in the future which NGOs will receive state funding. The outrage among activists has been immense. They feel their independence is under threat.<p>Poland has been home to 100,000 NGOs since the end of communist rule in 1989. Today these …

Poland

The crackdown continues: NGOs in Egypt

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Do Foundations Make Enough Change In The World? They Don't Think So

A new report finds big philanthropy doing some self-reflection about how their own shortcomings and blind spots are preventing them from doing their work.<p>The majority of CEOs in charge of over 200 of the country’s largest foundations don’t think their industry is making a significant difference in …

Mike Pence Look-Alike Trolls NYC In Short Shorts Raising Money For Nonprofits

Glen Pannell is a gay man in NYC who looks oddly similar to Vice President-elect Mike Pence. But unlike the real Pence, Pannel has been doing good …

Mike Pence

Bitcoin Nonprofit BitGive Launches Donation Tracking Platform

Bitcoin nonprofit BitGive has announced the launch of a blockchain-based donation platform, GiveTrack. It offers the ability to transfer, track, and …

Nonprofits

You can now fundraise for your favorite nonprofit using Facebook Live

Supporting your favorite cause through social media just got simpler — and you have Facebook to thank.<p>The social media giant rolled out the update on Thursday, which allows users to fundraise for their favorite nonprofits through Facebook Live. The new feature lets users connect fundraiser pages …

Facebook

How Birthday Data Can Benefit Donor Relations

Every donor has a birthday.It’s an obvious fact, but nonetheless overlooked by the majority of nonprofit organizations. When you collect the …

Philanthropy

Top 10 Top-Rated Nonprofits

Every year, GreatNonprofits highlights the work of outstanding charities that are going above and beyond to provide vital, life-changing services to …

Nonprofits

Why Donors Stop Giving to Cultural Organizations (DATA)

<b>Here’s why some people make a few donations to a cultural organization and then stop giving, according to the donors themselves.</b><p>Yesterday was …

Nonprofits

This Week in Nonprofit Innovation: 5 Must

There’s a lot going on this week in the worlds of #NPtech and Salesforce for nonprofits. Here’s what we’ve been reading.<p><b>1. Re-Engage Donors With This</b> …

How Twitter Donations Work: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

Twitter is experimenting with allowing <i>certain</i> nonprofits to accept donations directly through tweets. Like how only a select few nonprofits had …

Nonprofits

In the Spirit of Year-End Giving ❤️ $.99 .NGO Domains Through 12/31/16!

In the spirit of year-end giving, the <b>Public Interest Registry</b> and <b>Name.com</b> are offering .NGO domains for only $.99 through the end of 2016. If your …

10 Gifts That Help Our Oceans

The ocean has given us so much: an endless list of bizarre animals, nearly as many beach-based melodramas (anyone else miss “The OC?”), not to …

Oceans