WISERD: Voluntary sector history brought to life in new digital archive. “[Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods] has worked with the Wales Council for Voluntary Organisations (WCVA) and The National Library of Wales to create a historically significant digital archive of the Annual Reports of WCVA and its predecessor organisations. We are delighted to make this resource publically and freely available to social historians, researchers and the generally curious.”
GuideStar has revamped its nonprofit profiles. “I’m excited to announce a major milestone in GuideStar’s history. GuideStar’s vision is to drive philanthropy by increasing nonprofit data collection, distribution, and innovation. Today, we take a giant leap toward further achieving that vision. I am happy to officially debut our completely redesigned GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles.”
Facebook has launched “Fundraiser” pages for non-profits. “‘Fundraisers’ are dedicated pages where nonprofits can raise money for specific campaigns, whether it’s for the refugee crisis, to help eradicate malaria or to build a clean water well. The Donate button, previously reserved for ads on the site, will now appear on nonprofits’ Pages and posts, allowing users to contribute directly from their News Feeds.” Of course you’ll probably have to pay and arm and a leg for your fans to actually see these pages…
Now available: a database of nonprofit organizations in China. “The Research Infrastructure of China Foundations (RICF), online since Wednesday, includes the names, addresses, starting funds and other details of more than 3,000 Chinese foundations.” Unfortunately this story does not have the URL and I can’t find the link via Google searches. Maybe because it’s Chinese I either don’t have access or it hasn’t been indexed yet? Leave a comment if you have the URL.
Facebook has added a “Donate Now” button. “Today, Facebook for Business announced in a post that it has added ‘Donate Now’ as a call-to-action button available for Brand Pages. These buttons can now appear right on a Facebook Brand Page, or directly within an ad on the site.”
Now available: a database of not-for-profits in New York. “The CNY Media Group, which includes the Press & Sun-Bulletin, The Ithaca Journal and the Elmira Star-Gazette, now offers our readers a valuable new database in which you can easily access the assets, income and revenue of thousands of not-for-profit organizations in New York, also providing easy access to three years of more detailed IRS filings.”