Restore a Deleted WordPress Menu from a Database Backup

May 15, 2020

Unlike most types of WordPress content, menus unfortunately have no “trash” concept. When they’re removed, they’re gone for good. We recently ran into an issue where a large set of menus were accidentally nuked… If you don’t have a recent database backup, your only option is to manually create them using historical reference points like […]

Who We Love Working With

February 16, 2020

The other day, I noticed this quote in passing: I can’t think of a more succinct way to describe the organizations and leaders we love working with. We typically run into nonprofits that fall into one of two buckets: 1) organizations resistant to new approaches, looking at technology purely as a cost, vs 2) organizations […]

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 […]