By chance, Chris Hansen, the founder of BoldTypeNews, was reading the New York Post. In a small blurb was a name, in bold type, of a friend who was being honored before the start of a New York Mets game. That got Chris thinking: had he missed articles about other friends, classmates or business contacts? News that was important for him to know?
What if every day you could read every article in your local newspaper to see if someone you know is in the news? And then every article in every paper in your city, county and state? But why stop there? There are over 3,000 newspapers in the United States serving all the counties, cities and towns in the 50 states.
The next problem was who would you look for? You can’t you predict who will be in the news next Thursday. The answer is to look for everyone you know in every newspaper every day.
The answer is BoldTypeNews.
Chris was the CEO of a technology company so he teamed up with his partners and created BoldTypeNews. BoldTypeNews reads through millions of articles each year from thousands and thousands of newspapers looking for news about all the people you know.
For individuals, there is a free app available for your iPhone. For institutions such as non-profits, BoldTypeNews Professional integrates with leading contact databases.
See who you’ve been missing.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is BoldTypeNews?
BoldTypeNews is news about people who can help you. BoldTypeNews looks for people important to you and your organization in thousands of newspapers every day.
How does BoldTypeNews work?
BoldTypeNews Professional effortlessly connects to your contact database and searches for news about your contacts in thousands of newspapers from cities and counties in every state in the United States. We track of all of your contacts because you never know who will be in the news on any given day or how that information might help you.
How can BoldTypeNews help me?
BoldTypeNews keeps you informed about your customers, vendors, donors, employees and alumni—all of your contacts. BoldTypeNews alerts you when there is news about your contacts so you can be informed and act accordingly. Don’t be the last to know. Learn more.
Does BoldTypeNews work with my contact database?
We have partnered with select contact database software systems. See if BoldTypeNews Professional works with your system.
What is the cost?
The cost depends upon the number of contacts in your contact database. See pricing. Try the service for free for 30 days without any obligation.
What is your cancellation and refund policy?
You may cancel your service at any time. Billing starts at the end of the trial period and the service will renew automatically unless you cancel prior to renewal. When you cancel your service, we will stop charging your account and your account will be deleted at the end of the billing period. Billing periods are typically monthly. You will not receive a refund.
If you cancel before the end of the trial period you will not be charged.
How long does it take to set up?
About 10 minutes depending upon your contact database. Click on the Free Trial button and we’ll walk you through activating BoldTypeNews and creating an account. There is no data entry and BoldTypeNews will instantly start looking for your contacts in the news. Try it now.
Where can I find installation and set up instructions?
Click here for set up instructions for DonorPerfect
Click here for set up instructions for The Raiser’s Edge NXT
Click here for set up instructions for The Raiser’s Edge 7 and here to download the ContactFinder plug-in.
Do I need to install a plug-in?
In most cases you do not need to install a plug-in. BoldTypeNews will automatically work with your contact database. For some systems that are installed at your organization you may need to download a plug-in. The sign up process will let you know if your system requires a plug-in and will guide your through downloading and installation.
What contact information does BoldTypeNews use?