The following are definitions of some of the terminology and concepts within the application.
Content - Philanthropy Cloud has four major types of content. Content items can have explicit relationships to other content items.
- Campaign: a campaign to raise money. Typically has a start and end date, a goal, some giving options (which can include impact funds and/or nonprofits) and some textual content.
- Impact Fund: a portfolio of nonprofits focused on a specific cause or issue that a user can give to. Funds are distributed to the portfolio of nonprofits.
- Nonprofit: a charitable nonprofit organization in the US or Canada.
- Story: a news item, blog post, article or similar content. Could be created by an organization or a Local United Way.
Context - Certain roles can access multiple Philanthropy Cloud tenants — or “contexts.” For example, a Workplace Account Manager can switch between any of the companies they are managing, or switch to the context of their Local United Way, which itself may be a workplace too.
DSOG - Digital Services Operating Group. A group of Local United Ways (~38 currently) who work together on shared digital services, including Philanthropy Cloud.
Employee - A role held by a person employed by any kind of organization.
Identity - A role (without an associated organization) that represents a person's ability to log in to Philanthropy Cloud, manage their own user details, preferences, etc. Every person has an identity role.
LUW - Local United Way. Any one of the nearly 1800 Local United Way affiliates worldwide. Each is an independent nonprofit. LUWs are not governed by United Way Worldwide.
Organization Administrator - A role held by an employee of an organization that grants full access to that same organization and all of its resources. An Organization Administrator (OA) may manage users, configure branding, manage content, download reports etc. for their own organization. An OA can only create content scoped to employees of that organization.
Processor - A processor is the entity that receives donations and issues tax receipts.
Preferred United Way - Preferred United Way is a user preference and is not your Where Raised United Way. The Preferred United Way only controls recommendations and content preferences on the Homepage and also influences search results. Where Raised United Way is a field that is not available for user upload because it is assigned automatically based on postal code, and that mapping is derived from iGuide. Although the Preferred United Way is not the same as the Where Raised United Way associated with a Person, the Preferred United Way defaults to the Where Raised United Way if it's not specified in the employee upload. Once specified, the user is able to update/edit their Preferred United Way at any time.
Role - An association between a person, a set of things that person is allowed to do, and (optionally) an organization. Roles are unique and identified by name. A person may hold many roles.
Scope - Content items have “scope” — a set of configuration variables that help determine which users should be able to see which content. Content is “unscoped” by default — meaning that it is visible to all users. Adding scope to a content restricts its visibility. In some circumstances, content is scoped implicitly. For example: if an OA creates content in their workplace context, it automatically acquires a workplace scope, limiting its visibility to that workplace. Nonprofits are unscoped, which means they are always visible to everyone.
UWW- United Way Worldwide is based in Alexandria, Virginia and is home to the DSOG. The UWW is our direct United Way partner for Philanthropy Cloud.
Where Raised United Way - The Where Raised United Way is the primary United Way that operates in a particular postal code.
Workplace- An organization whose employees have end-user access to that organization's community in Philanthropy Cloud. A workplace has a configurable community with featured content and branding.
Workplace Account Management Partner (WAMP)- An organization whose responsibility is managing Workplaces. Any employee of a WAMP is allowed to become a WAM for a Workplace managed by their employing WAMP.
Workplace Account Manager (WAM)- A role held by an employee of a WAMP that allows that person to assume the role of Organization Administrator (for any organization managed by their employing WAMP).