NonProfit PRO: 40 Nonprofit Trends for 2020

February 13, 2020

Impact Upgrade was recently featured in NonProfit PRO‘s “40 Nonprofit Trends for 2020“! Here are some of the trends we contributed. Interested in any of them? We’d love to serve you! A Shift Toward Messaging Solutions We’re seeing a massive shift, in both the nonprofit and commercial sectors, away from custom mobile apps and web […]

Collect CRM Contacts Through SMS

January 26, 2020

Like most organizations, you’ve probably been a part of an event where you’d like to collect contact information from prospective volunteers, donors, or partners. Just a few short years ago, what was the general approach? By default, many would rely on paper and pen at a booth. Or slightly better, a laptop or web form […]

Reduced Number of Individual Donors (2019’s Income Tax Standard Deduction Changes)

January 19, 2020

When the income tax standard deduction was raised starting last year, meaning far fewer donors are now itemizing their taxes, we saw a dip in individual giving that was evidently driven mostly by tax incentives. We unfortunately expect that to worsen in 2020, after donors complete their 2019 income taxes and finally realize the extent […]

Reduced Number of Individual Donors (2019’s Income Tax Standard Deduction Changes)

January 19, 2020

When the income tax standard deduction was raised starting last year, meaning far fewer donors are now itemizing their taxes, we saw a dip in individual giving that was evidently driven mostly by tax incentives. We unfortunately expect that to worsen in 2020, after donors complete their 2019 income taxes and finally realize the extent […]

Shared Short Codes

January 15, 2020

If you’ve ever used texting and text-to-give platforms like Textiful, Simple Texting, EZ Texting, Mobile Cause, One Cause, etc., you’re used to the concept of “short codes”. As opposed to “long codes” — traditional, 10-digit phone numbers — short codes are the 5 or 6 digit numbers that have been used for marketing and fundraising […]