nKind Technology Blog

Information about nKind features, training, and technology


The nKind Technology Blog's purpose is to help bring technical understanding to those who may benefit from the nKind platform, but do not understand exactly what it is for or how it can help them reach their donor base and take their mission to the front lines.


Philadelphia Eagles Give Back

written by Don Kern on Tuesday, 10 July, 2018

The Philadelphia Eagles are not just the reigning Super Bowl Champions as they are champions off the field as well. Read more to see why...

Tags:   FlyEaglesFly

EPIC Giving Inspire

written by Don Kern on Thursday, 07 June, 2018

Wouldn't it be nice if you could get your message to a larger audience using the various social media channels at your disposal? So, what's stopping you? I get it. Having to update your website, connect to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. and enter your inspirational thoughts manually each time can be a very time-consuming effort. It can feel like a full-time job. What if you had the means to enter your messages in one place and with a click of a button push them out to your website and all of these social media channels reaching way beyond the confines of your four walls to let everyone know the importance of your mission? Well now there is! Read further on how all of this can be accomplished.

Tags:   Social Media, Constituent, Donor, Message, Mission

EPIC Giving Evaluate

written by Erik Beach on Friday, 01 June, 2018

Provide data for analytics and reporting from every aspect of the target audience so that it can be evaluated for success and critical decisions can be made effectively and effortlessly with confidence. You can see your hosting server and network statistics, marketing campaign conversion details, your website analytics, revenue breakdown over time and channel, and more. Read more about how these tools can help you understand how the right data can help you succeed.

Tags:   Marketing, Comparison, Analytics

EPIC Giving Protect

written by Eric Cockrell on Friday, 01 June, 2018

The hottest topic these days is data security. It seems someone, somewhere is announcing a data breach almost weekly. Personal Identifiable Information (PII) and credit card information is being sold hourly on the dark web.

Tags:   Security, PCI, EPIC Protect, Risks

EPIC Giving Connect

written by Douglas Naufel on Friday, 01 June, 2018

One of nKind's fundamental design principals is making sure that it is able to connect to other systems and services. Starting with the inner most code, nKind is built to easily integrate with other systems via real-time communication. Whether you want to use a new social media platform, a new CRM or Accounting system, or something else that makes your business run smoother, nKind can connect as either a source or consumer of data.

Tags:   Connecting, Integration, Technology, EPIC Giving

Deep Dive on Messages

written by Zach La Lond on Friday, 01 June, 2018

The most important part of interacting with your target audience is getting your message into their hands. nKind provides the ability to get your message out to a number of platforms, with the technology to identify what's working best for your needs.

Tags:   Message, Blog

Deep Dive on Donor-Centric Commerce

written by Jeremy Lakey on Friday, 01 June, 2018

Donor-centric commerce is a unique niche not easily solved by currently available ecommerce packages.

Tags:   promotions, fmv, fair-market-value, donations

Cloud Infrastructure Breakdown

written by Jeremy Lakey on Friday, 01 June, 2018

Cloud-hosting provides the benefit of "right-sizing" to your hosting needs. We will work with you in understanding your traffic and needs and guide you to the correctly sized instance to ensure your constituents consistently have an optimal experience on your web sites and mobile applications.


nKind Onboarding Process

written by Zach La Lond on Friday, 01 June, 2018

"I'm interested in nKind... now what?" Let's walk through what happens during our onboarding process.

Tags:   Blog, Onboarding

Common Issues with Online Donor Experience.

written by Jeremy Lakey on Thursday, 31 May, 2018

Pitfalls a lot of non-profits experience with their online donor experience.


Risks of Shared Hosting

written by Jeremy Lakey on Tuesday, 17 April, 2018

“A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” If your site is on a shared hosting server, it is only as secure as the site with the weakest security on the same server.

Tags:   Risks, Comparison, Competition

nKind Introduction

written by Douglas Naufel on Saturday, 07 April, 2018

A short introduction to what nKind is all about and what we can do to help churches, ministries, and non-profit organizations succeed in their missions.

Tags:   Marketing, Website, Integration, Video, Information

Integrating the Best

written by Douglas Naufel on Wednesday, 22 November, 2017

What we have learned over the years is that it is usually more beneficial to integrate the best tools available than to try to find something that is all-in-one. When you integrate, you find that each tool is built with quality and features that can only be accomplished with a narrow focus.

Tags:   Website, Marketing, Integration, Social Media

Reaching People with Your Message

written by Douglas Naufel on Wednesday, 15 November, 2017

So you have a website, but people just aren't finding it. Don't worry, nKind can help you reach people all over the world using simple, easy to use tools. Learn how to get people to your website and make the most impact on them when they arrive.

Tags:   Donor, Website, Marketing, Message, Mission

Unlocking Your Website's Potential

written by Jeremy Lakey on Wednesday, 08 November, 2017

A website can be a powerful tool for communicating to people across the globe, but alone, it has limitations. What if you were able to see what's really going on from day to day? What if you could see how well your message is being received by those who read it? How about if you could know exactly who came to your website for the first time and what brought them there? This can all be easily done. Let's look at how.

Tags:   Information, Marketing, Campaign, Email, Social Media, Analytics, Website, Donor

What is a Donor Centric Website?

written by Douglas Naufel on Wednesday, 01 November, 2017

There are many reasons to have a website. For nKind customers, their website is a way of communicating their specific message around the world and making it easy for their donors to give. A donor-centric website is a website that exists for keeping your donors informed and involved, bringing in new donations, and spreading your message to new donors.

Tags:   Donor, Website, Marketing, Constituent, Donation