New Kids on the Block: The Next Generation of Nonprofit Service Providers

June 26, 2015

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People believe that it’s the little things in life that matter the most, so where are all of the service providers that work with small nonprofits? Well, on June 18th they were in Portland, Oregon at the Willamette Valley Development Officers: Nonprofit Fundraising Tech Fair.  The WVDO Technology Fair was a day-long event for nonprofits with budgets under $5,000,000. The fair was held by WVDO, a member-based organization that is open to anyone who engages in professional fundraising activities with the goal to improve non-profits and the communities they serve. The fair featured numerous vendors who focus on helping small and growing nonprofits.

 

Here’s a little insight on a few of the vendors from Thursday’s fair:

ImPACTFLOW

A new company out of Portland, Oregon, ImpactFlow’s mission is to make it easier for nonprofits to connect with businesses who can help them expand their reach.  ImpactFlow at it’s core is a marketplace that connects nonprofits with businesses, corporate sponsors, and potential donors.  They are currently working with organizations in the Northwest Coast, but are expanding to California and beyond soon!

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ActionSprout

ActionSprout is a Facebook app that allows users to take action without having to leave the social networking site, in order to improve activity completion and social sharing. When a user completes an action using the Facebook app, the nonprofit organization is automatically sent their information in order to cultivate deeper relationships on and off of Facebook.

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DonorSearch

DonorSearch is a leading provider of prospect research to nonprofits of all types, including charities, healthcare organizations, fraternities/sororities, religious organizations and educators. They aim to provide more accurate, more comprehensive, and more actionable data to help nonprofits of all types achieve better fundraising and outreach results.

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ThinkShout

ThinkShout is a web development and design agency that focuses on projects that serve grassroots organizers and progressive causes. They are passionate about building websites that inspire action and reach new audiences.

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Flipcause

Flipcause builds software that helps nonprofits of all sizes better engage their supporters and fund their causes.  Flipcause tools increase supporter engagement and donations by empowering organizations with an all-in-one software package of fundraising tools that’s incredibly easy to use and cost-effective. All the tools are integrated on a nonprofits existing website, and can easily be edited from a single dashboard- with no technical experience!  The company also provides a dedicated development coordinator to help nonprofits implement their technology and fundraising campaigns. Flilpcause’s mission is to enable organizations to spend less time worrying about their budgets and development and more time focusing on their core mission.  Sign up for a demo here!

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Are these companies taking the right steps to work with small nonprofits and their causes? Let us know in the comments!

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