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Apple releases iOS 11.1 with hundreds of new emoji, 3D Touch multitasking fix, more

Apple has released iOS 11.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The latest software update adds hundreds of new emoji characters including new expressions, vampires and zombies, breastfeeding, dinosaurs and many more. Other changes include the return of the 3D Touch gesture for multitasking, a …

Lyft tests letting riders donate part of their fare to charity

Lyft is taking a page right out of Ride Austin‘s book with a feature that allows riders to donate part of their fare to charity. Called Round Up & Donate, the feature being tested by the on-demand ride hailing service involves rounding up fares to the nearest dollar, with the remainder donated to a …

Tigers, leopards and pandas will be protected in China’s new national parks

China is moving ahead with plans for new national parks that will help protect species like Siberian tigers, Amur leopards and giant pandas.<p>Last year, the plans for four new national parks – one for each of the country’s main endangered species – were submitted to the government. It was announced …

Wildlife

Apple launches red iPhone 7

Apple is introducing a new color option for its iPhone 7 lineup today: red. While the iPhone maker has offered special product red cases for the iPhone previously, this is the first time the actual handset is available in red itself. The new Product (RED) iPhone features a red aluminum finish, and …

Tim Cook

Apple's new video app is part Snapchat, part iMovie and full of AI

Quick: you want to make a casual, shareable video that's longer than 60 seconds, what app do you use?<p>If you're drawing a blank (besides your phone's …

iOS

The Infographic That Will Revolutionize Your Approach To Content Creation

10-March-2017 | Customer Experience<p>Here’s an important question: When you come up with your content marketing strategy, do you consider the …

Digital Marketing

Why Nonprofits Have a Burnout Problem

By Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman<p><i>“Why does something extreme have to happen before nonprofit leaders change and start to take self-care …

Nonprofits

8 Ideas Regarding Native American Giving

In her book “Diversity and Philanthropy” Lilya Wagner argues that, despite tribal differences, there are traits among Native Americans that should be …

Nonprofits

Crochet and Donate! Featured Charity of the Month 2017.

<i>This month our Featured Charity, We Care Blankets ™ is being presented by Amy Ramnarine of The Stitchin’ Mommy. This is a Charity near and dear to</i> …

Class Action lawsuit alleges PayPal diverts charitable donations from intended recipients, misleads consumers

PayPal was targeted with a class action lawsuit filed on Tuesday in Chicago which focuses on the way the payments company handles charitable donations. The suit alleges the company’s charitable arm, the PayPal Giving Fund, is misleading consumers who believe they are giving directly to the …

Philanthropy

Scientists uncover the secret life of dolphins in the waters of New Zealand

<b>They are one of the most endearing animals in the world … but how exactly do dolphins behave when humans are not around?</b><p><b>For the first time, scientists have been able to capture footage of the ocean’s most beloved creature, as they act when in complete isolation. Researchers fitted tiny cameras to</b> …

Trolls Are Trying To Trick People Into Thinking This Purple Bird Facebook Sticker Is A Secret Nazi Symbol

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Social Media

Twitter to double down live-streaming efforts after Grammy's coverage attracts 5.1 million viewers

Twitter's chief financial officer Antony Noto has revealed that around 5.1 million people watched Grammy's video content on Twitter during the awards …

Dick Clark Productions

Google Home now lets you shop by voice just like Amazon’s Alexa

The Google Assistant on Google Home is getting a new feature today that may sound rather familiar to anybody who has ever owned an Amazon Echo. You can now use your Home to order everyday essentials like toilet paper and shampoo from the company’s Google Express partners. Those partners include the …

Google

Contactless charity boxes to battle decline in cash donations

Contactless charity boxes are set to be widely introduced after a successful trial of the technology drew donations from members of the public who travel without cash.<p>Organisations including Oxfam and the NSPCC have trialled boxes fitted with the wireless receivers in recent months, meaning the old …

Banking

Charities must adapt to a low-trust society

Trust in British charitable organisations is falling. But social enterprise offers a way to ensure giving is truly effective<p>I can’t remember anyone in my family when I was growing up giving to charity. That was part of a certain working-class ethic of the time, but also an element of our principles …

Philanthropy

Make 2017 the year you finally budget for charity

If you're an avid reader of the news, or even just a casual internet user, then you know the state of the world isn't exactly <i>great</i> at the moment.<p>You …

What's behind health charity rebranding moves in Canada

Basic suspicion of institutions fuels cynicism that charity sector aims to counter<p>A major Canadian diabetes charity is the latest to announce a …

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> …

Nonprofits

WhatsApp to soon roll out Snapchat like Stories feature in iOS

Facebook-owned WhatsApp might be planning to soon add a new feature that might be very similar to Snapchar’s Stories feature.<p>However, the feature …

iOS Apps

Facebook turns on automatic sound on video

The social media giant announced the change in a blog past, saying that “as people watch more video on phones, they’ve come to expect sound when the …

Facebook

Heather Mansfield On Fundraising Trends To Watch In 2017

Fundraising Trends in 2017On this episode we talk with Heather Mansfield. She is the founder of the Nonprofit Tech for Good blog and author of the …

Nonprofits

Four Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Pay More Attention to LinkedIn Pages in 2017

Odds are your nonprofit has a <b>LinkedIn Page</b>. Most nonprofits have claimed their pages and set up the basics, but very few regularly post on their …

Nonprofits

2017 Cause Awareness Giving Day Calendar

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to craft and launch online fundraising campaigns. The real-time, in-the-moment …

Nonprofits

25 Must-Follow NGOs in Australia & Oceania

The NGO sector in Australia & Oceania plays an integral role in society. Australians and Kiwis are well-known for their generosity and philanthropy …

27 Stats About How NGOs Worldwide Use Online Technology and Social Media

<b></b>Based on data gleaned from the <b>2017 Global NGO Online Technology Report</b>, below are 27 stats about how NGOs worldwide are using online technology. …

Social Media Marketing

8 Fundraising Tools to Watch in 2017

<b>Digital payments</b> are going to make a big impact on social and mobile media in 2017, but there are some new fundraising services and niche tools and …

Nonprofits

34 Stats to Help You Plan Your Social Media Strategy on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & More

Back in October, I wrote a piece on Medium that covered the numbers behind some of today's top social media networks. From usage numbers to …

Social Media Marketing