Tag Archive Nonprofit

ByGrassroots Unwired

Feature Update: The Ability to Mark a Participant as Finished!

The Why:

Our client, Swim Across America, unites the swimming community by hosting benefit swims that raise money to fund life saving cancer research and clinical trials. They came to us with a new feature request to address an important safety issue they have on the day of their peer-to-peer events. Swim Across America needed the ability to identify when a swimmer has left the water. They needed to be able to see if everyone made it out of the water safely and in turn know how many individuals (if any) are still in the water.

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How to Spend Your P2P Event Advertising Budget More Effectively

Let’s be honest, your advertising budget for your peer-to-peer event is never as big as you would like or even need it to be. That’s why collecting data around what ad method is most successful in getting individuals to participate in your event is imperative to ensure you are spending your advertising dollars where it truly counts!

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[Guest Post] Got Technology Blind Spots? Ask These 8 Questions Before the Demo!

[Guest Post] Got Technology Blind Spots? Ask These 8 Questions Before the Demo!

Choosing a new software platform for your nonprofit can cause lots of stress. But, in my experience, there’s one part of the process that especially makes nonprofit accidental techies freak out a little bit.

There are three key phases to choosing a new software platform:

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2018 Collaborative Conference-Inclusion by Design 2.0

This past week, Grassroots Unwired traveled out to Happy Valley, PA for an opportunity to attend the 2018 Collaborative Conference: Inclusion by Design 2.0. The conference was organized by the Alliance for Nonprofit Resources (ANR), the Community Action Association of Pennsylvania (CAAP), and the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO). In attendance were almost 300 leaders at nonprofit organizations from across the state, as well as a few groups that support their work (like us!).

Here are some quick numbers about the power of nonprofit organizations in the U.S.:

  • The nonprofit sector is home to the country’s third largest workforce (behind retail and manufacturing) ¹
  • 1.4 million nonprofits employ 11.4 million workers ¹
  • Nonprofits contributed to 5.4% of the country’s GDP in 2013 ²
  • Pennsylvania nonprofits employ over 15% of the state’s workforce (approximately 727,200 people) ³

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Breaking Past Your Barriers to Nonprofit Technology: Three Common Problems and Solutions

You’ve read up on the latest nonprofit technology trends. You know that mobile fundraising, digital marketing and electronic payments are the wave of the future that has already arrived. You admit that even your low tech door to door canvassing would be more effective with the right technology behind it. So what’s holding you back from taking your nonprofit to the next level?

Chances are that your concerns are ones that other organizations, even small, grassroots ones, have faced and overcome. Let’s look at three common barriers and how you can effectively address them.

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