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Empowering Nonprofits: Introducing our 2024 Application Partners

By: Idealist Consulting

At Idealist Consulting, we're dedicated to helping nonprofits leverage the power of technology to amplify their impact. With over 15 years of experience serving the complex needs of mission-driven organizations, our expert team has gained insights into the tools and solutions that can truly transform the way nonprofits operate.

As we embark on a new year, we're thrilled to introduce our Essential Partners for 2024 – a curated list of innovative application tools that we've carefully vetted and developed collaborative relationships with. These partnerships are a testament to our commitment to providing our nonprofit community with the best technology solutions available.

Our first and longest-running partner is Salesforce, offering specialized cloud-based solutions for nonprofits to streamline operations, manage fundraising campaigns, enhance donor engagement, and optimize overall efficiency. With Salesforce’s collaborative ecosystem and network, they create innovative tools that help nonprofits maximize their impact by improving fundraising efforts, donor management, and operational effectiveness. Idealist Consulting has been partnering with Salesforce to create solutions for nonprofits for over 15+ years (including implementing the first Salesforce solution for a humanitarian organization!). We are also a Premium Consulting Partner, and participate in product development programs like the Partner Design Program for their new offering, Nonprofit Cloud. Next, we’ll dive into our other essential application partners.

Amp Impact

Vera Solutions' tool Amp Impact is a flexible impact measurement solution designed to help nonprofits, grant-makers, and impact investors track outcomes, performance indicators, and manage portfolios effectively. This tool integrates with Salesforce Nonprofit Cloud to unify data, provide tracking for grassroots programs and service delivery, and manage over $12 billion of programs, grants, and projects advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Amp Impact streamlines workflow and data flow for organizations across the globe, enabling them to monitor outcomes, indicators, implementation, and cost-effectiveness of their global portfolios over time in more than 100 countries.


Apsona provides solutions tailored for nonprofits using Salesforce, enhancing productivity within their Salesforce instance. It offers features like calculated fields, document and mail merge capabilities, and technical information to streamline operations and improve efficiency for nonprofit organizations. Apsona also offers the dedupe feature, allowing users to easily identify and merge duplicate records across any object in Salesforce, such as contacts, leads, or accounts. By automating the deduplication process, nonprofits can save time and resources while ensuring their Salesforce data remains clean and up-to-date.


Blackthorn provides a suite of Salesforce-native applications that help nonprofits streamline their operations and engagement with supporters. Key offerings include event management, payment processing, compliance and data security, text messaging, and eCommerce capabilities. Within their event management tools, Blackthorn offers apps like Blackthorn Mobile Check-In and Blackthorn Mobile Payments that streamline tasks such as event ticketing, check-ins, and accepting various forms of payments securely. These tools allow nonprofits to centralize data, automate workflows, and make more informed decisions to drive their mission forward effectively.


The Classy app for nonprofits provides a comprehensive fundraising platform that supports various fundraising activities such as direct giving, peer-to-peer fundraising, recurring donations, and event management. It offers tools to create personalized experiences for donors, access customizable campaigns, integrate with best-in-class tools, and provide resources like care agents and fundraising coaches. The app aims to help nonprofits engage donors effectively, drive more revenue, and reach new supporters while ensuring a seamless and secure mobile-friendly experience for donors interacting with their organization.


FinDock provides a comprehensive payment management solution for nonprofits, seamlessly integrated with Salesforce Nonprofit Cloud. It enables nonprofits to streamline donation processing, manage recurring donations, offer various payment methods, create customizable giving pages, and optimize payment processes. FinDock's solution helps nonprofits of all sizes process transactions efficiently, gain donor insights, and enhance fundraising efforts by ensuring a smooth end-to-end payment experience within Salesforce.


FormAssembly provides a digital form builder designed specifically for nonprofits to save time, money, and improve efficiency in data collection processes. Nonprofit organizations can use FormAssembly to create forms, automate workflows, connect data to essential apps like Salesforce, Stripe, and Google, and build secure donation forms that integrate with popular payment connectors such as PayPal, Stripe, and Authorize.Net. By using FormAssembly, nonprofits can streamline their data collection processes, keep donor and volunteer databases updated, personalize interactions, measure the impact of their organization accurately, and simplify tasks like donation requests and volunteer sign-ups.


The Golden app provides volunteer management software for nonprofits, offering features such as recruiting and retaining volunteers, managing opportunities, automating workflows, conducting background checks, integrating with CRM systems, and streamlining volunteer processes. It allows organizations to promote events, match volunteers with opportunities, automate training processes, log volunteer hours, send alerts and messages, and track progress.


iATS Payments provides payment processing solutions tailored for nonprofits, offering secure payment processing services with over 20 years of experience. They focus on online fraud protection, helping nonprofits safeguard their organizations from payment fraud through essential strategies and best practices. Additionally, iATS Payments enables nonprofits to continue fundraising even in challenging times like the COVID-19 pandemic, providing secure online forms for donation collection.


Mogli provides SMS and WhatsApp solutions for nonprofits, helping them enhance communication, engagement, and efficiency through mobile messaging integrated with Salesforce. They enable organizations to send bulk announcements, automated notifications, surveys, and facilitate one-on-one conversations, all while keeping the interactions within the Salesforce platform. Mogli's technology has been instrumental in supporting nonprofit and mission-driven organizations globally, empowering them to make a positive impact on the world by leveraging mobile messaging effectively.


TaroWorks provides mobile forms for field agents to log progress, creates feedback loops for farm histories and training materials, enables robust monitoring and evaluation systems for education initiatives, offers visibility into product distribution and maintenance, tracks healthcare supplies, manages housing construction projects, supports entrepreneurs by tracking progress, and empowers nonprofits with data across various sectors like agriculture and clean tech.


Twilio provides valuable communication services to empower social impact organizations and nonprofits. These services include integrating SMS, WhatsApp, and Voice to offer support across various communication channels, using AI-powered bots and intelligent voice responses to automate routine requests, and bridging the digital divide by enhancing access to emergency food programs through text scheduling appointments. Additionally, Twilio helps nonprofits inspire supporters, build movements for their causes, engage donors and volunteers through personalized messages on preferred communication channels, and turn one-time donors into recurring supporters using SMS and email communications.

At Idealist Consulting, we understand that technology is not just a means to an end, but a powerful catalyst for social change. Our 2024 Essential Partners represent the cutting edge of nonprofit technology, enabling organizations to streamline operations, engage stakeholders, and ultimately, drive their missions forward with greater efficiency and impact.

We invite you to explore these exceptional application partners and discover how they can revolutionize the way your nonprofit operates. Together, we can harness the transformative potential of technology to create a better world.


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