A third-party service provider for at least two Iowa nonprofits experienced a massive ransomware attack, affecting more than 20 universities and nonprofits in the U.S., the U.K. and Canada. Blackbaud, an international provider of cloud-based fundraising and finance services, notified the Iowa State University Foundation on July 16 that a data breach between Feb. 7 […]
dsmHack has announced 11 Des Moines-area nonprofits that will benefit from nearly 90 developers and designers volunteering through the annual Des Moines Charity Hackathon. The nonprofits were narrowed from 31 initial submissions and will receive free assistance for digital projects pitched to the event volunteers during a 48-hour hackathon, which began Thursday evening. This year’s […]
dsmHack will accept nonprofit applications for the 2020 Des Moines Charity Hack until Feb. 7, the charity announced on Monday. This year’s hack will be held March 5-7 at the Curate event space in Des Moines. Launched in 2014, dsmHack has brought together more than 500 developers and designers from across Iowa in a 48-hour […]
DMARC Food Pantry usage tracked within a 1-mile radius of Business Publications Corp. on Fourth Street, parent company of the Des Moines Business Record and dsm Magazine. DMARC serves 1,681 unique individuals who report addresses in proximity of BPC. The blue dots across the map mark individual households that relied on DMARC Food Pantry services […]
Dan Harbeke, head of public policy and external affairs at Google’s Council Bluffs data center, announces Google’s $1 million Impact Challenge for Iowa nonprofits. Photo/Google Nonprofits in Iowa will collectively receive $1 million through Google’s new Impact Challenge Iowa, Google announced this morning as part of the company’s Grow with Google initiative at Central Library. […]
Facebook is pledging to train 1 million workers and small business owners across the U.S. in digital marketing and labor skills by 2020. The announcement comes just after Facebook publicized a new partnership with the Des Moines Area Community College, which will expand DMACC’s current digital marketing course into a 30-credit-hour certificate that includes Facebook’s […]
A local after-school program for refugee students has been awarded a $15,000 grant by AT&T. Pi515 confirmed the grant in a tweet Monday morning. Pi515 is a nonprofit after-school coding initiative aimed at building STEM skills in refugee and underserved youth in Des Moines, and building the state’s future technology workforce.
A Des Moines-based direct-care agency has developed an in-house mobile documentation application that could also provide a less-expensive option for other care agencies. HOPE Agency, a nonprofit community-based provider of holistic care for children and adults with special needs, recently rolled out Quik Cliks, a documentation app that it built for its staff using an […]