What’s Happening

Do you accept donations online? According to a recent study published by researchers M+R Strategic Services and the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) from the US, online fundraising increased by 20 percent from 2010 to 2011. If the US market is anything to go by, nonprofit organizations around the world should take their cue from this trend and spend time thinking about their online fundraising strategy. Even if widespread Internet connectivity is a few years off in your country, laying the foundation now could set you up to be ahead of the curve when online donations become more popular. In this issue, we bring you research, cool tools and case studies that will help you capture those online donations.

 

Discover
• Research on Online Advocacy, Fundraising & Social Media

M+R Strategic Services and the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) released their sixth annual eNonprofit Benchmarks Study of what is working today in online advocacy, fundraising and social networking. The study is based on primary research with 44 participating nonprofits, including the American Red Cross, Human Rights Watch, Planned Parenthood and the World Wildlife Fund. All of the nonprofits covered fall under the categories of environmental, international, human rights, wildlife, animal welfare and other causes.
eNonprofit Benchmark Study & Infographic

• Integrating Fundraising with Constitute Relationship Management (CRM)
StratusLIVE® is a comprehensive nonprofit fundraising and donor management software solution developed on the Microsoft Dynamics™ CRM platform. This whitepaper and case study help bring to life the benefits of integrating fundraising solutions and CRM.
StratusLive Whitepaper
United Way Case Study

• Tools for Fundraising on Social Media
Socialbrite, a consultancy offering social tools for social change, shares information on cool tools for fundraising with social media.
Fundraising Tools

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Learn

Friend-to-Friend Fundraising
Enlist your supporters to fundraise for you. A number of online tools make it easy for staff, or anyone eager to help your organization, to set up individual donation pages to engage friends and family in a fundraiser. In this article, Idealware outlines expert advice on tools and best practices that make this fundraising technique work.
Best Practices

• Enabling International Donations
Tech solution ammado connects nonprofits, companies and individuals dedicated to positive change. Their global donations and engagement platform allows nonprofits to accept donations from all around the world — in more than 75 currencies and through all major and many local payment methods.
Accepting Worldwide Donations
TechCrunch Article on ammado

• Nitty Gritty of Online Donations
This detailed Webinar, offered by Comodo and Techsoup, will outline exactly what’s required to make online fundraising a reality for your organization.
Webinar: Make it Easy to Give: Taking Online Donations

 

Attend

• Microsoft Connection Days
Get together with nonprofits in your community to learn about the latest and greatest technology for the sector by attending a Microsoft "Connection Day".

Upcoming dates:
Friday, June 15, 2012 - Seoul, Korea

For more information, contact Microsoft's Corporate Citizenship team.

• The International Computer Refurbishing Summits are coming to Asia-Pacific
August 1 to 2 - Sydney, Australia
August 6 to 7 - Singapore

Bringing together industry-related individuals and businesses in the computer recycling and reuse fields, the conferences are a unique opportunity for refurbishers to come together to share best practices, learn from each other and discuss new developments in the industry.

Click here to register for the Sydney event.
Click here to register for the Singapore event.

For more information please contact the event organizer, Kelly Hepner at PCRR, Kelly@pcrr.com.

For more information PCRR, go here.

Do you know about a technology-focused event in your area that would benefit your nonprofit peers? Let us know by emailing rhqcam@microsoft.com