The Filter: Your Weekly Advancement News Roundup

The Filter is a weekly post made up of the best tech, education, and fundraising conversations that caught our eye in the last seven days.



5 free apps to simplify your life in 2014 (LinkedIn)

The evolution of Facebook over the last decade (Washington Post)

How to hit a 30% conversion rate via Facebook (Inside Facebook)



John Doerr gives $15M to new app that brings free, secure text messaging to teachers (TechCrunch)

F.C.C. looking to change program that connects schools to high-speed internet (New York Times)

Google giving scholarship for best kid’s doodle (Forbes)



How technology and the feelgood factor will transform charity fundraising (The Guardian)

San Diego State receives largest gift in the school’s history—from a non-alum (Los Angles Times)

A surefire way to get donors excited about giving to your campaign (The Gunnery)



Watch every Olympic event live or on replay—for free—on this app for iOS and Droid (NBC Sports)


We read and scour as much as we can, but if one of your faves didn’t make this week’s list, be sure to let us know in the Comments section below!

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