Archive for the ‘Soapbox Events’ Category

Braintree added as payment processor option to Soapbox

At PICnet, we dig choice. Choice is good. Choice is especially good when it comes to ways our clients can collect money for donations, membership dues, and event registrations seamlessly on their sites through Soapbox Donations and Soapbox Events.

Choice + money = all sorts of goodness.

That goodness just got a bit gooder for our do-gooder clients with the addition of Braintree Payments as a payment processor option. Now our clients have the choice of PayPal Website Payments Pro, Authorize.net, or Braintree when it comes to folks swiping their credit cards virtually to support their cause.

Why Braintree? It’s not just for the name which makes us feel smart and earthy every time we say it. They’ve developed quite a rep for being both developer-friendly and customer-friendly. Just check out to what Pascal Finette, Director of Mozilla Labs at Mozilla, makers of the Firefox browser you just might be using to read this, had to say about Braintree:

“Braintree is phenomenal – not only do they have a proper payments API (try to find that somewhere else!) and constantly innovate on every aspect of the business, but their team is also redefining what great service looks like. In our terms: A whole lot of Awesome.”

Goodness AND awesomeness. That’s quite a one-two punch – and now it’s available in Soapbox.

 

Extending the power of J!Salesforce

We’ve been hard at work creating powerful tools to integrate Non-Profit Soapbox with the world-class CRM solution, Salesforce. Yesterday, we extended that a bit further by adding a couple of elegant gems.

The first is filtering Salesforce records displayed in Non-Profit Soapbox based on the Account ID of the logged in visitor. That goes along nicely with the existing ability to filter by the Contact ID of the logged in visitor. “Why would I want to do that”, you say? Good question! Let’s tackle a few concepts and existing functionality to break that down a bit into meaningful language that gets at why.

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Another PICnet Soapbox Salon!

These days you can’t roam far in our non-profit world without hearing the buzz about “social networking” or “social media”.  Wherever you go, you can’t help but overhear people talking about Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking tools.

These services provide organizations a great way to connect with supporters and provide new channels for fund raising, but how can you best integrate these tools into your Web site for the maximum impact?  What are the best practices in tying your social networking strategy with your Web site communications strategy?

We’ll answer these question and more at the next Soapbox Salon!

PICnet’s Soapbox Salon Social Networking 101: Successful Strategies Connecting Soapbox with Twitter and Facebook

When: Thursday, March 18, 2010 Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm ET Where: PICnet’s DC Office – 1605 Connecticut Ave. 3rd Floor, Washington, DC (across the street from the Dupont Circle Metro station’s north exit) What:  You bring your questions, ideas, and lunch, and we’ll bring answers and refreshments.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 17 by clicking the link below and registering for the event.

Questions?  Contact Julie Dennis at julie@picnet.net or by calling (202) 585-0273.

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UPDATE!

Thanks to all who attended the Soapbox Salon today to learn about successful strategies for connecting Soapbox with Twitter and Facebook. We’re happy to share the slides for the presentation here:

Our next Soapbox Salon is scheduled for May 13th. We’ll share more information here as the time approaches!

 

PICnet Soapbox Salon Event: This Thursday

Start the New Year off right by attending the next Soapbox Salon at PICnet.  You bring your Joomla! or Non-Profit Soapbox questions, ideas, and lunch, and we’ll bring answers and refreshments.

At this month’s session, join members of the PICnet team as we discuss cool tips to help your Web site rise in the Google rankings, without the snake oil or magic potion.

When: Thursday, January 28, 2010 Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm ET PICnet’s DC Office – 1605 Connecticut Ave. 3rd Floor, Washington, DC (across the street from the Dupont Circle Metro station’s north exit)

Please RSVP by Wed, January 27 by clicking the link below and registering for the event.

Questions?  Contact Julie Dennis at julie@picnet.net or by calling (202) 585-0273

Register here: http://bit.ly/57K0C2

We hope to see you there!

 

An early Christmas gift teaser: Soapbox Events

We’re not about to let the secret out too quickly, but here’s an early Christmas gift teaser for all you following PICnet’s development of the Soapbox family of services.

Soapbox Events

We’re looking forward to the launch of Soapbox Events in January 2007. Stay tuned for more information.