I was thrilled to represent Crowdster at the 2016 Nonprofit Technology Conference, which took place from March 23-25 in San Jose, California. This conference is the nonprofit sector’s signature technology event, which assembles over 2,000 of the best and brightest nonprofit professionals from around the world. The sense of community and excitement were palpable!
I thoroughly enjoyed the visits to our booth from curious information seekers, new customers, and current Crowdster users alike. Visitors included representatives of Columbia University, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Howell Police Athletic League (NJ), and the Family Network on Disabilities of Florida.
I provided dozens of demos of Crowdster’s online and mobile fundraising platform, and visitors were impressed by its ease-of-use and striking visual appeal. Our unique Apple Pay capabilities also sparked a great deal of interest. Apple Pay allows iPhone, iPad, and iWatch users to donate with Touch ID, thus avoiding the need to manually enter credit card information. (Android Pay is in the works!) Since a more pleasant donor experience leads to more donating, these features are cause for celebration!
Crowdster was a proud sponsor of Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio, which broadcasted live from the conference. I had the pleasure of listening to Professor John List, who chairs the University of Chicago’s economics department. He gave a compelling interview about the science of lead and matching gifts. Professor List founded the Science of Philanthropy Initiative, which conducts rigorous quantitative research on the motivations behind charitable giving.
It was wonderful to be at the center of such nonprofit innovation, and of course in warm and sunny California. We look forward to attending next year’s NTC in Washington D.C., and we hope to see you there!
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