PayPal is a popular way to send and receive payments online, with user-friendly features that make it seemingly convenient. It offers personal and business accounts as well as a mobile app. It even has a “donate” button feature to put on websites to solicit donations. But don’t let all these features fool you. While good for businesses, PayPal may not be the best way to ask for donations online. Here are three reasons why you should consider alternatives to PayPal for your electronic giving solution. Read More
Local community support is often key to the growth of non-profit organizations. Yet every nonprofit professional knows a successful organization must be able to move beyond the local neighborhood. The internet is a powerful tool for expanding the geographic reach of any nonprofit. Two often overlooked online resources have the power to significantly increase your exposure geographically: social media and Google AdGrants. Read More
Back in 2010, the Red Cross revolutionized mobile giving with their relief fund campaign in response the earthquake in Haiti. The immensely successful campaign raised millions of dollars and marked the first large-scale Text-To-Give effort. Since then, organizations of all sizes, from small, local congregations to national-level nonprofits, are jumping on board fundraising’s newest wave. Donors are also embracing the technology, using their thumbs to donate nearly $100 million each year via text messaging. The popularity of Text-To-Give isn’t slowing down and the option currently ties with live events as the second most popular method of giving among donors, sliding in just behind online giving. Read More
Fundraising never stops and having an online giving page provides donors with the ability to give to your organization at anytime from anywhere in the world.
When looking at options for an online giving platform ask yourself this, “Is it easy to use? Is it accessible to my donors and does it provide me with the tools to know how much is coming in and who is making the donation?’
I’ll take on each of these question below and let you know how ClearGIVE is different. Read More
We built our first giving kiosk 5 years ago and over that time span kiosk technology has certainly come a long way. What was once a big bulky ATM like machine can now be a sleek looking tablet based kiosk or a spacing saving touchscreen terminal.
Giving kiosks have primarily been used by faith based organizations but the smaller more mobile designs that are now available enable just about any organization to be able enjoy the benefits of a giving kiosk. Read More