FrontStream Payments Nonprofit Division confirms our brands Artez Interactive, FirstGiving, GiftWorks and TRUiST were not vulnerable to the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug.

Recently, the development community was made aware of a vulnerability in the OpenSSL software library that has the potential to put a significant number of the internet's websites at risk.


Dubbed "Heartbleed", this bug allows information to be accessed that would normally be protected by some versions of OpenSSL.

Artez Interactive can confirm that our servers and products were not vulnerable to Heartbleed and your secure client data was not affected. If you have any further questions…

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You asked for it, and we were listening! Your donors can now choose to pay the processing fee for their donation.

One of the most exciting new features in our April 9 release is the option for your organization's donors to pay the processing fee for their donation while giving to your cause!

Your charity or non-profit can now enable a setting that allows your donors to opt in or out of covering the associated transaction fee for their donation. This useful feature applies to all donation forms, shopping carts and peer-to-peer events on the Artez system.


Our friends at tell us that 38%…

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FrontStream would like to invite you to the FrontStream Philanthropy Solutions Conference 2014, June 2nd to 3rd in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Mark your calendars for the
FrontStream Philanthropy Solutions Conference, a user conference for our family of brands: Artez Interactive, FirstGiving, GiftWorks and TRUiST.

Join us for tips and tricks on maximizing your fundraising efforts using our social fundraising, peer-to-peer fundraising and employee giving solutions. You'll have a chance to engage in conversation and discuss best…

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Claire Kerr will share new data and lead real talk about the impact of social networks, smartphones, tablets (and more!) on fundraising campaigns at the Association of Fundraising Professionals International Conference.

Are you ready to leave the Polar Vortex behind and head to warmer weather? So are we!

We can't wait to get down to beautiful San Antonio, Texas for the AFP International Conference, March 22 - 25th.

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Our Director of Digital Philanthropy, Claire Kerr, will present "Beyond the buzz: The impact of social media and mobile technology on peer-driven fundraising campaigns" on Monday, March 24 (1:45 PM - 3:30 PM)

What can you expect in her session? Here's the…

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We can't wait to see you in Washington, DC!

FrontStream Payments' Nonprofit Division is thrilled to be a part of 2014's Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) Conference.

We now have four uniquely nonprofit-focused companies in our family of brands: FirstGiving, Artez Interactive, GiftWorks & TRUiST.

Stop by our booth in the Science Fair on March 13th and 14th to learn more about online fundraising, social donations, mobile giving, and corporate philanthropy!


Our Director of Digital Philanthropy, Claire Kerr, will present…

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Do you use a CRM or other solution to track information your nonprofit relies on? We have three strategies you'll want to consider!

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Successful fundraising in the digital age relies on managing your data to help you track donors and donations, perform analysis, and communicate efficiently. That's why we've recently integrated Artez with GiftWorks CRM!

However you handle your data, we have a few great tips to simplify your efforts and improve your results.

Set your data standards

Setting standards and policies for the way your information is entered will keep it consistent, making it easier for you to find and manipulate…

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Want to create the most effective content for your nonprofit's Instagram account? Allie Kosela has fantastic advice!


Welcome to Instagram! Now you can finally share all of your nonprofit's amazing photos with cool filters! You're now a part of the most active community on social media! 

Instagram is great to submit photos of your work and to engage with some of the 80-million Instagram users already sharing images on the platform. Instagram is perfect, and reasonably straight-forward, if you're submitting raw, point-and-shoot photos from your phone. 

But what if you're using the account for images you've…

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The new LinkedIn Volunteer Marketplace has opened up exciting recruitment opportunities for nonprofits. Here are three ways to make use of the great new tool!

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Last month, LinkedIn launched its new Volunteer Marketplace to help nonprofits connect with skilled volunteers. According to LinkedIn, many members, including students, retirees and even busy professions, are looking for ways to make a positive impact without seeking traditional job opportunities. In fact, more than 600,000 members over the last six months indicated that they would like be involved in skill-based volunteering or serve on a charity board!

So how can you make the most of…

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We're excited to announce the latest upgrades inside the Artez System. You'll have access to upgraded reports, new features for administrators, GiftWorks integration and so much more...

We know that acquiring and managing clean fundraising data is a top priority for your organization. On February 19th, Artez is making it even easier to evaluate and manage your constituent information by giving you more options for data management and integration.

What will be new in the system?

A beautifully redesigned Reports tab
We've upgraded the Reports tab to make it easier for your organization's Artez administrators to move between standard reports, custom reports, and the new…

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The peer-to-peer fundraising model doesn't have to be constrained to an event. Raise money, dodge building issues with virtual tribute walls!

By Janet Gadeski, originally published at

Whether you have too many walls already covered with plaques, or no walls at all, you can create a virtual tribute wall that's richer than any bricks and mortar honour. And the story of the life being honoured stays alive, says annual giving director Elain Evans of University of British Columbia (UBC).

Her moment of inspiration came during the wrap-up of a tribute giving campaign conducted entirely by mail. The subject was the…

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