New network launches at library to help connect people, nonprofits with funding support

Yampa Valley Community Foundation | November 14, 2019

Local high school and college students along with nonprofits just got a huge gift that could help them fund their education or support their organization’s specific passion. Thanks to a partnership between Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Yampa Valley Community Foundation, people can sit down in the library and now access the Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network — the country’s most detailed and prolific database for grants, scholarships and funding. The network works like a Google search but is faster and better, according to Helen Beall, community impact manager for the Community Foundation.

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The unique feature of the Partnership Fundraising is the fact that the Fundraisers earn income from their activities NOT in the form of agent commission, but in the same form of the charitable donation from other participants involved in their partnership structure. Every time any of the participant's partners in the structure makes a charitable donation, it also receives financial revenue!

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The unique feature of the Partnership Fundraising is the fact that the Fundraisers earn income from their activities NOT in the form of agent commission, but in the same form of the charitable donation from other participants involved in their partnership structure. Every time any of the participant's partners in the structure makes a charitable donation, it also receives financial revenue!

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NetHope, USAID, and Okta Establishing an Information Sharing and Analysis Center with Support from CyberPeace Institute

NetHope | September 12, 2022

NetHope, USAID, and Okta (NASDAQ: OKTA) are pleased to announce a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for establishing an Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) committed to supporting the increase of cybersecurity shared services and tools for the humanitarian sector. CyberPeace Institute, an independent and neutral NGO committed to assisting humanitarian NGOs to prepare against cyber attacks, also intends to join the MOU. Cyber attacks continue to increase globally at an unprecedented rate, especially since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Humanitarian organizations must incorporate cybersecurity into programming to mitigate the myriad attacks they face as they seek to improve the lives of millions of people across the globe in dire need. Unfortunately, many humanitarian and conservation aid organizations are unprepared to face this growing threat. Once established, the ISAC will enable host governments, donors, technology companies, and other trusted providers to support the spectrum of information security needs of nonprofit agencies and the world’s most vulnerable communities. “This is a groundbreaking partnership with USAID and Okta that will make the NetHope Global Humanitarian ISAC possible, Leveraging NetHope’s global network of 65 Member organizations, USAID’s convening power, and Okta’s technology expertise, the ISAC will support global humanitarian nonprofits to increase their cybersecurity preparedness so the most vulnerable, and those who assist them, are better protected.” -Lance Pierce, CEO of NetHope. The NetHope Global Humanitarian ISAC will be designed to support each nonprofit Member’s primary focus area and factor in geopolitics, digital ethics, and disinformation risks. The ISAC will identify cyber risks and suggest remediations, provide training and advice to nonprofit staff on cyber security and threat response, and provide tools and technology to receive and react to threats. Many nonprofits are kept from scaling up technologies due to information security resource constraints as they respond to increasing humanitarian and conservation emergencies worldwide. The single ISAC for global humanitarian nonprofits will act as a force multiplier that brings contextually sensitive expertise into one platform to drive efficiency, reach, and digital impact to those they serve. The technology sector has a collective responsibility to improve tech access and capabilities for all. As one of the leading identity providers, Okta’s responsibility naturally extends to ensuring everyone can safely access and use technology, said Erin Baudo Felter, Vice President of Social Impact and Sustainability at Okta. Technology companies, governments, and funders can and should unite to design unified, and ultimately more effective, cybersecurity solutions that empower and better protect implementing partners, partner governments, and nonprofit organizations’ crucial work. Okta is proud to partner with NetHope and USAID in these efforts. “Our collective ability to protect the most vulnerable online is the most urgent and critical issue to address on the journey towards cyberpeace, ISACs have long proven to be a key asset in building cyber resilience and it is time for humanitarian actors to have their own. Our Institute's commitment to assisting NGOs to build cyber capacity continues as we proudly support NetHope, USAID and Okta with the launch of the Global Humanitarian ISAC.” -Stéphane Duguin, CEO of CyberPeace Institute. About Okta: Okta is one of the leading independent identity providers. The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to securely connect the right people to the right technologies at the right time. With more than 7,000 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, Okta provides simple and secure access to people and organizations everywhere, giving them the confidence to reach their full potential. More than 16,400 organizations, including JetBlue, Nordstrom, Slack, Takeda, Teach for America, and Twilio, trust Okta to help protect the identities of their workforces and customers. About NetHope: NetHope, a consortium of over 65 leading global nonprofits, unites technology companies and funding partners to design, fund, implement, adapt, and scale innovative approaches to solve development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges. Together, the NetHope community achieves positive change, building a shared platform for insight and action for those who receive aid, those who deliver it, and those who steward the environment for future generations. About USAID: USAID is the world's premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID transforms families, communities, and countries – so they can thrive and prosper. USAID demonstrates America’s goodwill around the world; increases global stability by addressing the root causes of violence; opens new markets and generates opportunity for trade; creates innovative solutions for once unsolvable development challenges; saves lives; and advances democracy, governance, and peace. USAID’s efforts are both from and for the American people. About CyberPeace Institute: The CyberPeace Institute is an independent and neutral nongovernmental organization whose mission is to ensure the rights of people to security, dignity and equity in cyberspace. The Institute works in close collaboration with relevant partners to reduce the harms from cyberattacks on people’s lives worldwide. By analyzing cyberattacks, the Institute exposes their societal impact, how international laws and norms are being violated, and advances responsible behavior to enforce cyberpeace.

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Messari Acquires Assets and Business of Dove Metrics to Expand Product Offerings

Messari | August 05, 2022

Messari, a leading provider of crypto market intelligence products, today announced its acquisition of the assets and business of Dove Metrics of Blackrose Capital. Dove Metrics is a leading provider of fundraising data and intelligence for the crypto fundraising landscape. "At Messari, we strive to be the leading data and research provider in the crypto space in order to create greater transparency around the industry, The acquisition of Dove Metrics will enable us to offer new datasets and tools that further allow our users to stay on top of industry trends and monitor, in real-time, the top projects and technologies that investors are backing." -Eric Turner, Vice President of Market Intelligence, Messari. Dove Metrics' database continuously monitors crypto funding rounds and offers insights into the portfolios of over 8,000 investors including VC funds, hedge funds, investment DAOs, corporate funds, and angels. The database additionally offers insight into approximately 3,000 funding rounds, covers over 300 fundraising rounds by funds themselves, and 200 crypto merger & acquisition transactions. "We started Dove Metrics to bring transparency to crypto fundraising. Messari has been focused on bringing transparency to the overall industry for years, so we're excited to see how Messari will expand and grow the product." -Pierre Chuzeville Co-Founder Dove Metrics. About Dove Metrics: Dove Metrics is crypto's leading fundraising database, with more than 3,200 funding rounds and 8,000 investors tracked. It is led by Regan Bozman and Pierre Chuzeville, who also run Lattice, an early-stage crypto VC fund. About Messari: Messari is the leading provider of market intelligence products that help professionals navigate crypto with confidence. For individuals and institutions alike, Messari combines deep analysis, data, news and powerful tools to improve industry transparency and drive smarter participation in crypto.

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B Generous Launches Donate Now, Pay Later™, Increasing Average Donation Values by 60%+ for Nonprofits

B Generous | August 26, 2022

B Generous, a first of its kind FinTech for good platform, announces the official launch of Donate Now, Pay Later™ (DNPL), a revolutionary new tool allowing donors to make contributions to their favorite nonprofits through a proprietary philanthropic credit product called a Point of Donation Loan™ (PoDL). Using Donate Now, Pay Later™, the nonprofit receives the donation immediately, and the donor gets the tax receipt right away, but the donor pays nothing out of pocket at the point of donation and instead pays over time, with no interest, costs or fees. Founded by three-time, venture-backed entrepreneur and philanthropist, Dominic Kalms, with the simple mission to get more donations to more nonprofits faster, B Generous partnered up with Drake Bank, a mission aligned community bank in St. Paul, Minnesota, to power the world's first Point of Donation Loan (PoDL) program. "B Generous' biggest goal is to help nonprofits scale their mission. By using DNPL, nonprofits enjoy larger average donations, higher donor conversion and retention, and more money, faster, and best of all, we put an end to monthly donor cancellations and pledge defaults, Last year, Americans donated $484 billion to nonprofits. Yet, about half of all U.S. nonprofits today have less than one month of cash reserves on hand. To put it simply, Americans are incredibly generous, but many nonprofits are still struggling. B Generous fundamentally solves the liquidity problem for nonprofits, without putting pressure on donors' finances, allowing people to give what they want, not merely what they feel constrained to give." -Dominic, Founder and CEO of B Generous. The almost half-a-trillion-dollar philanthropic market is the largest underserved sector of finance today, with no current lending or credit solutions available. B Generous, which is leading the Philanthropy Technology (PhilTech) movement, is leveraging the proven concept of Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) in order to allow donors to make larger financial contributions without stressing their bank accounts. Based on proprietary market data, Point of Donation Loans will increase average donation values by 60%+. Nonprofits can roll out B Generous' DNPL product using a seamless integration process, without any in-house technology team required. The DNPL button can be added to their website, email and social media campaigns, crowdfunding campaigns, and wherever the nonprofit fundraises. The nonprofit can then instantly begin receiving higher donations to achieve their mission. What's more, for their donors, it appears like familiar existing monthly giving options, making adoption effortless and frictionless. "Making the decision to partner with B Generous was not only strategic, but natural. The insights into nonprofits that B Generous can offer pairs well with the financial experience and processes we can bring to the table, The potential impact of point of donation loans on donation landscape is monumental. We are proud to be aligned with such an innovative organization and look forward to driving the future of modern donations." -Nichol Dehmer, Chairwoman of Drake Bank. Donors can finance donations for as little as $75 and up to $50,000 in aggregate, while paying no interest, transaction or late fees, and receiving their tax receipt immediately. Prior to founding B Generous, Dominic was the CEO of GVNG.com., which Forbes described as "One of the most revolutionary platforms in the social impact space" and "the 'Shopify' For Non-Profits." GVNG.com empowers anyone to set up a nonprofit project in five minutes or less. The larger B Generous executive team includes nonprofit executives, philanthropists, fundraisers and technologists with Board members and Investors from PayPal, FICO, Affirm, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, WebBank, Blackbaud, United Way Worldwide, Give.org, UNICEF, ASPCA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Susan G. Komen, and many more. B Generous is backed by some of the most notable VC and Angel investors in the FinTech world and has raised almost $10M to date in venture funding. I am extremely excited at what B Generous is doing, said Jay Odell, Former President of Blackbaud, the world's leading software company powering social good. Donate Now, Pay Later is both revolutionary but also consistent with how people donate online today. About B Generous: B Generous uses financial technology for good to allow donors to Donate Now, Pay Later™, giving people the financial freedom to donate to nonprofits. Donors are able to finance donations to their favorite nonprofits, interest free, and while the organization receives the donation immediately, the donors pay over 3, 6, or 9 months. Point of Donation Loans are the first ever Philanthropic Credit Product, increasing average donation values for nonprofits significantly. B Generous is led by a team of nonprofit executives, philanthropists, fundraisers, and technologists, with Board members and Investors from PayPal, FICO, Affirm, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, WebBank, Blackbaud, United Way Worldwide, Give.org, UNICEF, ASPCA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Susan G. Komen, and many more. B Generous is backed by some of the most notable VC and Angel investors in the FinTech world and has raised almost $10M to date in venture funding. B Generous is also a member of Blackbaud Social Good Startup Program for the 2022 cohort.

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