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Nonprofits depend on charitable donations and use various channels to do so. From direct mail and personal solicitations, to charity auctions and online giving. It’s important to diversify fundraising streams in order to attract as many donors as possible. Today, small nonprofits are realizing that they need to include online giving to their list of approaches, as it is one of the fastest growing revenue streams. According to the 2016 Charitable Giving Report online giving increased 7.9% in 2016. If this wasn’t reason enough, online donation tools often make the donation process much easier.
So if you’re a nonprofit, with a small to nonexistent budget, are there options for you? Yes, and more than one! If you belong to a nonprofit that’s interested in trying out some different online fundraising tools, here are a few that you might consider. We should also mention that they won’t break the bank.
CauseVox is an online fundraising and crowdfunding platform for nonprofits around the world. This program is great for smaller nonprofits who want to create beautiful campaigns without the assistance of a designer. In addition, pages are mobile-friendly and include Facebook and Twitter sharing functions that to increase their fundraising reach. CauseVox also receives high reviews for customer support, intuitive administrative functionality, and customizable features.
Trusted by more than 3,000 nonprofits, Classy is a cloud-based platform that is optimized for mobile right out of the box. It is great for all sized nonprofits because it offers fundraising, donor management, and e-mail marketing services. Applications include event registration, peer-to-peer fundraising, and crowdfunding. Classy is also known for easy design features that don't require code.
Small to mid-sized nonprofits will find that the online fundraising tool Donately is appropriate for a bunch of different causes. Its mobile-friendly donation form is easy to integrate into current websites and the peer-to-peer fundraising tools are great for events. In addition, it is very user friendly for those who consider themselves low-tech and has easy reporting features.
This solution is appropriate for nonprofits of all sizes and is great for different sectors, even the most complicated such as healthcare and education. DonorPerfect is both a fundraising and donor management software with a user-friendly interface. Nonprofits can manage donor information, streamline data entry, and easily manage complicated reports. In addition, they receive high marks for their training and customer service.
Network for Good
Network for Good is a comprehensive system that helps nonprofits achieve their mission by getting the very most out of their existing fundraising strategies. Its detailed dashboard helps organizations identify trends, view recent activity, and manage multiple campaigns. Ideally for small to medium sized nonprofits, this product provides constituent management, multiple fundraising pages, peer-to-peer fundraising, and various options for fundraising events.
Qgiv is a cloud-based, user-friendly fundraising system for nonprofits looking to manage all their development efforts in one place. From easy to create donation pages, peer-to-peer fundraising, and the ability to accept donations at events through branded kiosks it covers a lot of bases. For nonprofits looking for more bells and whistles, this software also offers e-mail marketing, event management, and donations through text and mobile devices. The back end also provides a dashboard with helpful analytics and great canned reports.
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