September 3, 2014


New Announcements: Information on Products and Services

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Bright Funds announced the launch of its donation platform, which aims to change the way donors give to charity. Bright Funds enables donors to invest in "mutual funds" of the participating nonprofits through an online technology platform that integrates into social media and employee benefit systems.

CloudFixer announced the launch of its "Common Ground Analyzer" designed to help nonprofit organizations that have been using Blackbaud's soon-to-be discontinued Common Ground CRM product. The tool will evaluate a nonprofit's objectives and usage of the Common Ground platform to help determine the best replacement CRM platform.

The Nonprofit Collaborative launched the Readiness Roadmap, an online guide that assesses, prepares and connects nonprofit organizations with tools and resources to engage skilled volunteers and maximize their time.

Email donation platform GiveBackMail announced a new plug-in feature that enables charities to generate donations through the daily email activities of its supporters. Each time a supporter uses their email, GiveBackMail donates 25 percent of the resulting advertising revenue to the organization.

Kona is an online platform tool where individuals can collaborate to manage projects, tasks and events. Kona is free and is cloud-/mobile-based so team members, volunteers and staff can have access  anywhere from a desktop screen or smartphone.

Salsa Labs, a company that helps nonprofits and political campaigns to build, organize and engage a base of support, published a case study on its work with Safe Horizon, an organization helping victims of crime and abuse. More about the case study can be found online.

Cloud-based church software company, Icon Systems, announced a new integrated church website solution through its new partner, LiveEdit, maker of websites and mobile church websites. Using LiveEdit's content management system with custom apps and mobile marketing, churches can easily integrate the IconCMO church database together with a church website.

Vanco Services, LLC, a provider of electronic payment solutions, announced that it will begin marketing a new mobile payment solution as a way for churches and other faith-based clients to process donations and payments anywhere using a smartphone or tablet.

Vantagen launched NonprofiTalent, a website dedicated solely to publicizing diverse nonprofit opportunities. It will replace the JobsWatch service it has provided for the last eight years and features numerous improvements.

HopeMob, a viral social media platform that empowers people globally to provide hope to and help people in need. introduced a fee-free online fundraising platform for charitable causes. The platform allows users to donate to a cause online and have 100% of the donation go straight to the cause.

The Urban Institute Press has released The Nonprofit Almanac 2012 by Katie L. Roeger, Amy S. Blackwood, and Sarah L. Pettijohn. The almanac provides data on the philanthropic sector, presented in more than 50 charts and 100 tables. Topics include the nonprofit sector's place in the national economy, wages and employment, private giving and volunteering, and revenue and outlays. To review or order a copy, visit http://www.urban.org/books/nonprofit-almanac-2012/index.cfm.

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