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12 February 2019

AmDee Weekly Digest February 12, 2019

News that Matters to You

Website Security News

10 online security blunders to avoid

AmDee
There are few worse faux-pas than having your online identity stolen. According to the Javelin Strategy & Research study, in 2016 there was over 15.4 million Americans who had their identity stolen. It is estimated that nearly half of Americans will have their computer compromised or have been completely hacked every year. You’ve probably received the “emergency I’m in a foreign country and been robbed” emails pop up in your inbox, or maybe you’ve been a victim of ransomware such as WannaCry.


Website Accessibility News

More Than 75 New York Galleries Are Slammed With Lawsuits for Allegedly Violating the ADA

artnet News
Dozens of New York galleries, including Marian Goodman, David Zwirner, and Gagosian, have been hit with lawsuits alleging they are violating the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) because their websites are not equally accessible to blind and visually impaired consumers. Art galleries are the latest business sector to be targeted with a wave of such lawsuits. Thousands of other businesses, including hotels, resorts, universities, and restaurants have been served with similar complaints last year.

Ninth Circuit reversal delivers blow to defense of website accessibility class actions

JD Supra (press release)
This ruling reinforces the application of Title III of the ADA to websites and mobile applications that provide access to the goods and services of physical establishments and eliminates precedent helpful to businesses in defending against the continuing deluge of website accessibility lawsuits. In 2018, more than 10,000 Title III ADA actions were filed in courts across the country, up approximately 35% from 2017. Most of those cases alleged website inaccessibility as the basis for the ADA claim.

Bonnie Kraham: A Supplemental Needs Trust is worth looking into

Times Herald-Record
With a Supplemental Needs Trust (SNT), often referred to as a Special Needs Trust, you may leave an inheritance to a disabled child, grandchild or other beneficiaries without reducing or eliminating their government benefits. Without the SNT, an inheritance may deprive disabled persons of needed government benefits. The effect could be devastating.


Nonprofit News

NFL Players Coalition to present grants totaling $2 million to six non-profits

ESPN
Continuing its mission to improve social justice and racial equality, the Players Coalition charitable foundation will present six grants totaling $2 million to nonprofit organizations on Wednesday. The organizations receiving grants are the National Juvenile Defender Center, the Communities In Schools program, the Justice Collaborative, Year Up, the Center for Policing Equity and the Advancement Project National Office.

Building Nonprofit Journalism in a Rural News Desert: Lessons in Success

Nonprofit Quarterly
Addressing the news deserts that exist in areas of this country is tricky from both a fiscal and political perspective. When the only newspaper is a weekly publication serving the entire county with a staff of one, taking it on may not engender friends and support for one’s journalistic ventures.

Global, Non-Profit Blockchain Knowledge Hub Launches In Singapore

Markets Insider
Marking the 10 year anniversary of blockchain technology, Blockchain Centre, the world’s first non-profit blockchain knowledge hub, has launched Blockchain Centre Singapore. With centres in Australia, China, Colombia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Russia, UAE, and the USA, Blockchain Centre Singapore joins the first-ever global network that connects blockchain ecosystems in every region around the world.


Fundraising News

Simplify your online donations through WordPress

AmDee
Accepting online donations can be a great source of raising funds for non-profit organizations, universities. Promoting the percentage of contribution is also a fantastic method to continue to encourage donors or potential donors to invest in your organization. You can also set up a contribution for a specific initiative that you want to launch but otherwise wouldn’t have the capital for. This phenomenon has been gaining popularity in recent years. By encouraging users to make contributions to support a project, or to gather funds showcasing their appreciation for an item or a service they have actually gotten it encourages them to internally reflect while externally completing an action.

In 2019, Don’t Miss The Opportunity To Engage With Your Social Donors

Forbes
Changing donor demographics, advancing fundraising technology and a shift to social and digital communications are among factors that have given rise to a new group of donors: social donors. Whether it’s sponsoring a family member in an awareness walk, attending an annual gala event or donating to a friend’s online challenge campaign, the giving by these donors is centered around social occasions and relationships.

Global Payments Expands Integrated Fundraising Software Solutions to Canada

Associated Press (press release)
Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a leading worldwide provider of payment technology and software solutions, announced today the expansion of its Greater Giving fundraising software solutions to Canada. The suite of integrated software solutions is designed to simplify fundraising events and streamline business processes, including online payments, event management, and mobile bidding. Greater Giving provides cloud-based SaaS fundraising software and payment technology solutions to nonprofits and schools throughout the United States.

Elyssa Respaut

Elyssa works as an occasional writer when not otherwise managing projects.