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Innogive Conference: Get the Scoop on Mobile Giving

Trying to figure out mobile giving for your nonprofit?  Headed to Washington, DC for the Nonprofit Technology Conference?   If your answer is yes, then you need to register for the Innogive Conference. This event brings together nonprofit and industry experts in mobile technology, fundraising, and social media to share trends, tips, and strategies to incorporate mobile fundraising.… Read More

Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Integrated Mobile Strategy

Note from Beth: I’ve been looking for good examples of nonprofit mobile strategies.  I had to look no further than the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program.   With  75% of the world’s fisheries are fished to capacity, or overfished, the fish we order in restaurants or pick up at the grocery store for dinner, has the power to make this situation worse, or improve it.    

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Looks Like Philanthropy Wasn’t One of Apple’s New Years Resolutions

Click to Sign Online Petition and Send Steve Jobs A Message

Since December, over 12,000 people  have signed an online petition to urge Steve Jobs to change Apple’s unfriendly  iPhone donation policy.   Yesterday,  Vincent Stehle, in his column in the Chronicle of Philanthropy took Apple to task for its poor corporate citizen record, compared to the generosity of its competitors like Google, Microsoft,  Adobe, and others.  … Read More

Are Qwerty Monsters the Nonprofit Donors of the Future?

Google and Microsoft sent me mobile phones in response to my complaints about the Apple iPhone in-app donation policy.

Yesterday I had the pleasure of participating in the final #zoogood Twitter chat of 2010.   The topic we explored was mobile fundraising, ranging from best practices, integration and why applications on phones haven’t taken off.  … Read More

Why Apple (and their Users) Need A Charity Vetting System for iPhone Apps

Update: Apple made an official statement about why the pulled the app and appears to put the donation policy out of the picture.   So far, no official word from Apple on the iPhone app donation issue.

Today, the Guardian Technology blog speculated that the reason why the Wikileaks iPhone app was pulled from the iTunes store was because the $1.95 fee for the app was a donation to the organization.… Read More