Improving Board Engagement with Amelia

A volunteer board can be one of a nonprofit’s most valuable assets, but working with an unpaid workforce can be challenging. When I was a nonprofit fundraiser, I had the privilege of starting and managing a board of 25 business leaders and professionals. What a...

Takeaways from Google’s AI Impact Challenge

When Google opened the call for proposals on how to use artificial intelligence to address problems facing society, it was answered with 2,602 from 119 countries. This tremendous response allowed 25 proposals to be funded with $25 million in grants, support from...

How to successfully invest in nonprofit innovation

“It’s time to re-think charity. It’s time to give charity the big-league freedoms we really give to business.” This is the sentiment of Dan Pallotta, one of my heroes in nonprofit technology and innovation. Dan is the founder of the Charity Defense Council and...

3 Things I Learned as a Fundraiser

Here I am (L, pink wig) at 2015 Race for Every Child to benefit Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC. I promised to wear a wig and tutu if I reached my personal fundraising goal of $2,500. Fundraising helps us live less selfishly. It evokes the human...

The Unique Nature of Nonprofit Mobile Challenges

We are proud partners with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in mobile innovation and technology development and continue to advance the In Flight mobile platform to change how fundraisers plan their day, visit partners, and track data. CMN Hospitals offers a...

How Smart is your Smartphone Strategy?

We’re in the midst of a mobile revolution.  The number of smartphones on earth is rapidly increasing due to high global demand and is expected to continue increasing to 5 billion by 2020. Benedict Evans, a16z partner, noted that smartphones are “the first tech...