Social Actions team launches Social Entrepreneur API

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Social Actions team launches Social Entrepreneur API

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Kiva launches open-source API - meaning YOU could develop the next big Kiva fundraising application

Giving in a Digital World

Kiva , the incredibly successful 3-year old non-profit peer-to-peer microlending organisation , has just announced release of an Application Programmers Interface (API) that will enable any developer to create new tools and applications supporting the Kiva lending community. This is just what we saw when Facebook ( 5-years old this week ) became the first of the mainstream online social networks to launch an API back in May 2007.

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Kiva launches open-source API - meaning YOU could develop the next big Kiva fundraising application

Giving in a Digital World

Kiva , the incredibly successful 3-year old non-profit peer-to-peer microlending organisation , has just announced release of an Application Programmers Interface (API) that will enable any developer to create new tools and applications supporting the Kiva lending community. This is just what we saw when Facebook ( 5-years old this week ) became the first of the mainstream online social networks to launch an API back in May 2007.

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Convio Open: How APIs May Change the Way You Work - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

60) Search « $100,000 Grant: Polls Still Open in the Peace Primary | Main | Convio Innovator Awards » Saturday Oct 20 2007 Convio Open: How APIs May Change the Way You Work Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 01:32PM | by Hatef Yamini A BRIEF PRIMER ON APIS AND DATABASES Recently, two of the CRM players, Kintera and Convio unveiled new tools to help nonprofits benefit from Application Programming Interfaces ( APIs ), a powerful open platform technology.

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Social Actions’ Change the Web Challenge - proving the power of open APIs for online fundraising and wider microphilanthropy

Giving in a Digital World

They are also harnessing the power of open source development through the provision of an open API that enables anyone to build an application utilising the Social Actions aggregated data set.

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Make your website perform!

JCA Insights

Uncategorized API Tessitura Web Development Web HostingThe Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s website accounts for more than half of the organization’s revenue, and 85% of new patron interactions start on the web site. Clearly, the web site is crucial to OSF’s revenue and success. OSF’s web site was hosted and maintained by a long-time vendor who controlled the web site programming and server environment.

On its 20th birthday, the creator of the World Wide Web explains why its future is in shifting from ‘linked documents’ to ‘linked data’

Giving in a Digital World

This revolution has already started, with the ever increasing number of of APIs ( Application Programming Interfaces ) being launched - from Facebook to Kiva - which enable the data traditionally held within websites to be accessed, combined with data from other sources, and re-purposed in an infinite number of new ways (such as Google Maps mash-ups ). Bryan Miller Kiva API linked data mash-up nptech Online fundraising Today is apparently the 20th birthday of the World Wide Web!

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On its 20th birthday, the creator of the World Wide Web explains why its future is in shifting from ‘linked documents’ to ‘linked data’

Giving in a Digital World

This revolution has already started, with the ever increasing number of of APIs ( Application Programming Interfaces ) being launched - from Facebook to Kiva - which enable the data traditionally held within websites to be accessed, combined with data from other sources, and re-purposed in an infinite number of new ways (such as Google Maps mash-ups ). Online fundraising linked data Kiva API nptech mash-up Web 2.0Today is apparently the 20th birthday of the World Wide Web!

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7 Free Tools to Improve Your Nonprofit Marketing

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Pipl is a people search engine and people data API. It has an API to integrate into your site or software and there’s a search engine if you’re not technical. We’ve integrated our API into Excel spreadsheets and our signup form to enrich and qualify lead lists and users. We’ve also created mashups with other APIs for quick market research. Anyone can sign up, nonprofits can apply for a special free API key. Billy Attar.

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Should your CRM include photos of each of your donors?

iMarketSmart

After I read this I began to wonder if, perhaps, fundraising CRM should include photos of each donor by syncing with open API’s that social media like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter provide. My uncle is a radiologist. Recently he told me about a 2007 study of radiologists. The study found that including a photo of a patient along with their imaging exam results made doctors more successful.

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LOLseals: Flickr API Contest Gets HSUS Over 3,000 Entries - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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Main | The Frogloop Interview: Sheeraz Haji » Tuesday Mar 18 2008 LOLseals: Flickr API Contest Gets HSUS Over 3,000 Entries Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 03:23PM | by James OMalley Carie Lewis from HSUS tipped us to another clever Web 2.0 crowdsourcing contest by them that shows a great use of Flickrs API. These names are being sent to GetActive automatically through the API.

How Do Nonprofits Receive Donations Made on Facebook?

J Campbell Social Marketing

Note that Facebook recently announced that it will be syncing the availability of an API that allows nonprofits running peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns to link their external fundraising pages directly to Facebook. Welcome to Facebook Fridays! Fridays at noon I take 15 minutes to help you navigate the crazy wilderness of Facebook for your nonprofit. Today I answered your question: How do nonprofits receive donations made on Facebook?

Two Free Twitter Network Visualization Tools

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I would like to point out two such tools today, both of which rely on the Twitter API. Lately, my associates and I have been doing quite a bit of social network visualization research for clients, typically using raw social data and comprehensive, fee-based custom tools. While these are great for deep analysis and strategic planning, sometimes a simple free tool can do the trick if all you are looking for is quick high-level insights.

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Welcome!

JCA Insights

The web site utilizes the Tessitura SOAP API via an ASP.Net and AJAX interface. We use the Blackbaud NetCommunity API to process the gifts and link the giving data to the tribute application. Hello, I’m John Jakovich, Chief Information Officer at JCA. I’m pleased and excited to share our experiences working with non-profit technology with you in this blog under the “JCA Innovation” category.

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Our EveryAction Hero: Rock the Vote

EveryAction

Can you talk a little bit about your Online Voter Registration platforms, widgets, and API work. Rock the Vote has been mobilizing the youth vote for almost 30 years. From GOTV to grassroots organizing, their efforts have helped create unprecedented levels of engagement from young people. We called up Jen Tolentino, Director of Policy & Civic Tech at Rock the Vote to talk about their mobilization strategy and the role of technology in organizing.

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The Rise of OpenGood

SocialButterfly

In addition, friend Marc Drapeau recently wrote a fascinating piece on Open Government Entrepreneurship and the National Library of Medicine launched their new API portal. In honor of #SocialGood Day, I wrote a post for the IQ Solutions blog reflecting on the TEDxChange event and calling for #OpenGood. Disclosure: IQ Solutions is my employer.)

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DevDay for Nonprofits

Care2

Do more with the Convio API using luminateExtend.js. Drupal migration magic with the Migrate API. If you are a nonprofit techie based in DC or will be attending the Bridge Conference August 1 st at the National Harbor then you should definitely check out DevDay. DevDay''s promises to provide sessions that are technical but that will also create a "bridge" between marketers and their developer counterparts.

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The Importance of Your Digital House

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

More tools today offer that flexibility through access to APIs – like The Groundwork or Salesforce ; no longer do we have to accept a rigid framework for building an events page, for example. Elizabeth Brigham. Today’s guest post reminds us not to forget about our websites in the age of social media. Kristina. Guest Post by Elizabeth Brigham. While it seems passé to talk about the importance of our websites – haven’t we been talking about this for 20 years?

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#SocialNetworks: Set Up & Take Advantage Of Google+

Non Profit Marketing 360

Moreover, Google is establishing the connective technologies and APIs that will allow you to update your nonprofit’s page through such third-party platforms as HootSuite and BuddyMedia and Vitrue that your organization may already be using. Setup takes seconds.

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#SOCIALMEDIA: Rise Of Micro-Networks Might Reconfigure Social Outreach

Non Profit Marketing 360

Path works on an API model that other companies can use. Online social networking is all about the sharing, even sharing stuff you wished the rest of the world didn’t see. The opportunities for outreach are expanded exponentially through a social network like Twitter or a blogging site like Tumblr. For businesses, to garner thousands of ‘likes’ or ‘followers’ can be testament to your product’s popularity in the market.

Study: Using 3rd Party Apps Decreases Facebook Engagement by 70%

Care2

The difference “is likely due to Facebook reducing the prominence of posts published by third-party APIs, and Facebook collapsing updates from the same API from across a user’s friends and Liked Pages, said Josh Constine over at Inside Facebook. Facebook’s algorithm has always been tricky for marketers to figure out.

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How to Customize Blackbaud TeamRaiser to Run Successful Events

DonorDigital

We made extensive use of the TeamRaiser API in this TeamRaiser build. One of the uses, which is an easier method to get started on when developing with the API ( getParticipants ), helped us accomplish a variety of things: customize our TeamRaiser search page; account for some conditional uses, such as changing how the search page functions if a participant is looking to join a team vs. looking to donate; and generally simplify the user experience.

New Facebook Features and Why They Matter

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

payment capability, brand interaction thanks to an open API for businesses, etc.). Last week, Facebook held its annual F8 conference where Mark Zuckerberg and team typically set the direction for global digital technology. I mean that last part literally. What Facebook invests time and resources in tends to set the course for the entire digital ecosystem.

I'm Calling You Out Etsy! (But Not Because of that Puny Pink Ribbon Debacle.)

Cause Related Marketing

Why doesn’t Etsy just bake cause marketing capability right into its API? Earlier this month the Internet was in high dudgeon… in the way that only the Internet can be… because someone accused Etsy of pink washing. In its Daily Finds newsletter Etsy had bundled together several items with a pink hue in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month from its vast web of items.

Cause Marketing Our Thanks

Cause Related Marketing

The app, which is draws on Foursquare’s API, is free at the We&Co website or at the App Store. Starting today you can use the We&Co smartphone app to thank firefighters, police officers and other first responders who distinguished themselves by their bravery, sacrifice and service during the attacks of 9/11 ten years ago in partnership with The New York Says Thank You Foundation. The goal is to generate 10,000 ‘thanks’ through the We&Co app.

Use What You Know to Help Tell Your Story

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

IssueLab data is then made available through a free API to data partners and other Foundation Center properties as well as through WorldCat , the world’s largest network of library content and services. Lisa Brooks (L) and Gabriela Fitz (R). At Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we are always asking you to share your experiences with our community so we can all learn from one another – mistakes and all.

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Building an innovative fundraising tool for No Kid Hungry

DonorDigital

A recent project for our client No Kid Hungry called on us to make creative use of custom JavaScript and jQuery functions as well as working with the Blackbaud Luminate API, and to convert all these tools into an innovate “image tile” user experience for the donor. After strategizing with our internal project team, we determined the best way to assemble the various tools at our disposal: Get campaign dollar amount raised through the Blackbaud Luminate API.

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Study: Photos Generate More Retweets on Twitter

Care2

After Facebook purchased Instragram, Twitter no longer provided access to users through their API. Past studies have said that sharing photos on Facebook sparks engagement. According to a new study by Dan Zarrella of Hubspot, sharing photos on Twitter generates significant retweets too. Zarrella analyzed close to 500,000 tweets and found some interesting data.

Listen in: Hot Technology Topics Nonprofits Are Talking About in 2012

JCA Insights

In 2012, they are seeking out enterprise software that does more, provides better access to data for integrations (APIs, Web Services), and offers more sophisticated reporting and BI tools. Now that we are one month into 2012, I wanted to take a moment to share the top technology trends and topics we are hearing about from the CFOs, CIOs and CEOs of leading nonprofit organizations.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Lindsay Nichols

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I wrote several colleagues to discuss messaging for our new APIs. Lindsay J.K. Nichols. Here’s the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators, where we ask you to describe your day in your own words. Lindsay J.K. Nichols is the senior director of marketing and communications for GuideStar , a nonprofit that powers philanthropy and is widely considered the leading source of nonprofit information.

My response to the Twitter debate on the NYT and New Yorker Blogs

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Not only that, just like “there’s an app for everything&# on the iPhone, Twitter has an open API ,which allows programmers to tap into that “real-time database&# to create custom tools for very specific needs. Chain of events: George Packer rants about Twitter on his New Yorker blog. Nick Bilton from the NYT Bits Blog rants about George Packer’s blog post.

CMA Mobile Marketing Conference Debrief

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Be sure to download the Yellow Pages app (available on most platforms) and stay tuned for their upcoming open-API and universal sign-in. Last week I attended the CMA Mobile Marketing Conference in Toronto. Here are some of my condensed notes and key takeaways: Less than 1% of all websites are mobile enabled and yet in 2011 most people access the internet via a mobile device. <–Please <–Please read that again.

#Tech: The Net Is Not Quite Dead, But It’s Not Your Mom’s Web Anymore

Non Profit Marketing 360

The applications that account for more of the Internet’s traffic include peer-to-peer file transfers, email, company VPNs, the machine-to-machine communications of APIs, Skype calls, World of Warcraft and other online games, Xbox Live, iTunes, voice-over-IP phones, iChat, and Netflix movie streaming. First of all, an adjustment/correction to yesterday’s story: Facebook pushed back its rollout of Timeline across all accounts until tomorrow, the 31st.

Kiva lets any old weirdo shape their message

Donor Power Blog

npgeek alert: We're going to talk today about an API, which stands for Application Programmers Interface, which means someone is giving power to other people. In this case, it's Kiva , which has launched Build.Kiva , as reported at Bryan Miller's Giving in a Digital World: Kiva launches open-source API. But whoever and however they use Kiva's API, they're going to give it their own spin.

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Are #TweetChats All the Rage?

Care2

On June 11, 2013, TweetChat.com confirmed that the service would shut down due to Twitter''s API changes. In the Meantime, Give Twubs a Try: Twubs is a 5 years old hashtag platform that aggregates tweets, photos, and videos, and recently debuted a free, Twitter API-compliant chat tool. Tweet Chats can be a useful engagement tool for nonprofits to discuss campaigns, wins, losses, and controversies within the community.

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WordPress as a flexible development platform

DonorDigital

We connected the Gift Catalog via the Convio API to allow for full donation functionality. It’s an understatement to say that there are many ways to build a website in 2011. The tools available to web developers for building websites, web tools, apps, sitelets, widgets, etc. are plentiful. In many cases, we are not limited by the tools used for hammering out ones and zeros, but by the platforms and applications in use by our clients.

Add Google+ to your New Year Resolutions

Fundraising Coach

And as Google opens up it’s API , more developers will be able to create applications that interface with Google+. Did you watch CNN this morning? It reported Paul Allen’s stats that Google+ growth is exceeding expectations. According to him, Google is now over 62 million users and adding about 625,000 new users every day. His prediction? Google+ will have over 400 million users by the end of 2012. 400 million users in a year in a half. Don’t ditch Facebook.

Are #TweetChats Are All the Rage?

Care2

On June 11, 2013, TweetChat.com confirmed that the service would shut down due to Twitter''s API changes. In the Meantime, Give Twubs a Try: Twubs is a 5 years old hashtag platform that aggregates tweets, photos, and videos, and recently debuted a free, Twitter API-compliant chat tool. Tweet Chats can be a useful engagement tool for nonprofits to discuss campaigns, wins, losses, and controversies within the community.

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Best Websites to Promote Volunteerism

Care2

All for Good offers nonprofits free access to their search engine via their website, mobile apps, gadgets, and their search API to power volunteer opportunities directly within their own websites and gadgets. Did you know that in 2010 volunteerism increased by 11%, according to a study by Cone ? Volunteers also reported giving close to $2,600 as compared to non-volunteers who gave just $230, according to study by VolunteerMatch.

Social Actions - open source microphilanthropy in action

Giving in a Digital World

They are also harnessing the power of open source development through the provision of an open API that enables anyone to build an application utilising Social Actions’ aggregated data on microphilanthropic opportunities.

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How Texas Businesses are Helping Hurricane Harvey Victims

Selfish Giving

Elmo Brewing, Hopdoddy, Shady Grove, Hoover’s, Wink and Apis among others. Hurricane Harvey was a one-in-a-thousand-year rain event dumping nearly 25 trillion gallons of rainwater on the gulf coast. Most of the affected people were Texans, hearty and independent folk whose pride in their state leads them to take care of their own at a time like this.

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4 Tools to Help Any Nonprofit Tell Stories Online

Care2

Historypin Historypin is a new (and free) application for Android, iPhone, or the web that arranges photos, videos, and text in the context of time and location (leveraging the Google Maps API). Whether you are part of a nonprofit organization, an action campaign, a local community, or a school, you know that it is through stories you can showcase your work, change people's minds, inspire them to make change, or join you to make a difference.