13 Innovative Online Fundraising Ideas For Nonprofits & Charities


CauseVox users typically raise 82% more when they switch from a generic Paypal donation form, helping organizations raise nearly 2x as much through their website. Online virtual fundraising is one of the most popular ways for nonprofits to raise money.

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Getting The Most Out of Your Charity Auction Software


If you want to host a successful auction, a lot of it comes down to the planning, resources, and charity auction software that you use. Your charity auction software is one of the most important investments that you’ll make. Why is Charity Auction Software Important?

Charity Hack in London

Amy Sample Ward

Charity Hack looks to be a terrifically fun event for nonprofits and techies alike! Charity Hack Weekend brings together charities and developers to revolutionise the collection of donations. We’re looking for developers to come up with new and innovative ways of helping charities promote their causes and garner support. PayPals new Beta Adaptive Payments API’s.

Our Favorite Fundraising Platforms for GoFundMe Charity Users

Double the Donation

Our Favorite Fundraising Platforms for GoFundMe Charity Users. As GoFundMe moves to officially sunset the GoFundMe Charity solution, you may be on the lookout to transition to a new fundraising platform. Paypal Alternatives for Nonprofits: 11 Tools to Raise More.

20+ Nonprofit Tools You Need to Get Your New Nonprofit Up and Running

Get Fully Funded

Paypal and Stripe are the industry leaders, and there are many others. Building an organization from the ground up is a challenge, but with the right nonprofit tools, the heavy lifting gets easier.

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What Apple's Big Product Launches Mean for Charities

Tech Soup Blog

I wanted to explore what Apple's new technologies, most notably the new Apple Pay, may well mean for charities and tech for good. Health services charities and clinics may opt to set up Apple Watch loan programs, similar to how many libraries and assistive technology charities such as the Center for Accessible Technology loan out iPads to low-income people with disabilities.

10 Donation Page Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Sending donors a third-party payment site, such as PayPal, is problematic if that is the only way that donors can give. 6) Add charity rating badges and program vs. operating expense graphics.

22 Statistics About #GivingTuesday Donors Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

From the 2020 Global Trends in Giving Report : 2) 9% of donors worldwide donated to a nonprofit, NGO, or charity on GivingTuesday 2019. PayPal – 12%. 8) 47% donate to crowdfunding campaigns that benefit NPOs, NGOs, and charities.

13 Lucky Fundraising Apps to Know in 2021

Whole Whale

Another Whole Whale client past and present, Prizeo is a fundraising app that partners with charities and their celebrity partners to create once-in-a-lifetime sweepstakes for experiences that users can win for small donations. PayPal. Charity Miles.

Jars with Labels and Charity Badges in Australia

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The question: Are there charity badges that work in Australia? I know for my ChipIn campaigns, I've had a number of donors from Australia because paypal does currency exchange. encourage kids to give to charity. From my Flickr Photos. A reader who writes the Flip the Bucket Blog left a question in the comments on another blog post. Can anyone answer?

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[DATA] 11 Must-Know Stats About Online Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The 2021 Open Data Project [ español , français ] seeks to gain a better understanding of how nonprofits, NGOs, and charities worldwide use technology for digital marketing and fundraising. 53%: PayPal.

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3 Ways to Keep Donors Happy in an Online World


Here’s an astonishing fact: Last year, people used online payments platform PayPal to contribute a staggering $8.5 billion to charity. But the PayPal figure is a sign of the times. To be fair, online giving is still just one method by which Americans donate a total of $390 billion annually to nonprofits. The shift to digital giving is a rising and considerable trend

What Are Your Best Tips for Organizing or Facilitating a Charity 2.0 Event?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by DaveFishernc Charity Balls, Dinner Dances, Black Tie Charity Events, and other parties where people donate money to a charity to have fun together are nothing new. Take a look at the web site of any well-established nonprofit organization , and you'll probably see past invitations to these types of events or one for an upcoming event We're seeing the rise of social media to promote, organize, and in some cases hold the actual charity event itself.

Money Matters: Creating a Donation Form for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

Of course, the quickest way to grab donations from your site would be to add that all-too-familiar Paypal button, but that’s not always the right choice for everyone as the options for customizing the form are nearly non-existent, meaning your donation page will look exactly the same as millions of others. Additionally, you’ll need to install an addon to WPForms that allows you to process payments—the aforementioned Paypal is always a good choice—as well as Stripe or others.

Which Online Fundraising Platform Is Best For Your Nonprofit?


PayPal. GoFundMe Charity. PayPal. GoFundMe Charity. PayPal. Recommended for: PayPal is the ideal fundraising solution for new and smaller nonprofits because you’ll get both trust and affordability in one. Learn More About PayPal for Nonprofits.

15 Must-Know Fundraising and Social Media Stats

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Individual that earn $25,000US or less donate the largest share of their income to charity. PayPal mobile donations on Giving Tuesday 2014 increased 101% over 2013 in the United States and Canada. Source: PayPal. LinkedIn launched in 2003, Facebook launched in 2004, and Twitter launched in 2006. Now more than a decade into the Social Web, the use of social networks still continues to grow worldwide and will continue to do so for years to come.

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Newly Released! The 2020 Global Trends in Giving Report

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Now in its third edition, the 2020 Global Trends in Giving Report provides 100+ donor benchmarks for NPOs, NGOs, and charities worldwide. The data reveal how donors prefer to give and engage with their favorite causes and charitable organizations.

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12 Online Fundraising Tools to Watch in 2019

Nonprofit Tech for Good

With each card sent, donors make a donation to a charity of their choice ($1 or more) instead of wasting money and resources on paper cards and stamps. Diners are able to RSVP for events online and a portion of their checks are donated to charity. Since their launch in 2010, Humble Bundle has raised over $146,000,000 for charity. 10% of all sales are donated to selected nonprofits that are enrolled in the PayPal Giving Fund.

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10 Website Design Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

According to the Global NGO Technology Report , 44% of nonprofits, NGOs, and charities worldwide use WordPress.org as their content management system (CMS) for their website ( 7% use Drupal and 3% use Joomla ).

The Best Donation Platforms for Nonprofits

Whole Whale

The one catch: If you choose to integrate Give Lively with any of your other tools, such as Salesforce, PayPal, or Stripe, these companies may charge their own fees in connection with your use of GiveLively.

Fundraising Best Practices: Sharing the Results of Donating Online to 31 Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Runner-ups were charity: water and Peta. * Four of the 31 nonprofits were using PayPal which can be problematic. Some donors are confused when they are prompted to create a PayPal account to make a donation. It’s not actually a requirement to create a PayPal account to donate, but PayPal hides that fact a bit. They have a vested interest in donors creating PayPal accounts. PayPal is inexpensive, but it’s tool set is very limited.

#Doubledonate = Double the Fun!

Connection Cafe

Guest post by Judy Chang, PayPal. Last year over 100,000 nonprofits used PayPal to raise over $1B. Did you know that your charity can now collect PayPal donations through the Convio platform? As a pre-holiday gift, PayPal and Convio are offering a “Double Your Donations” promotion from November 9-12. Your charity just needs to have PayPal implemented through the Convio platform. Author: Tad Druart.

Giving Trends in Mexico: Millennials and Gen Z Drive Rise in Online Giving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Donors outside Mexico can definitely give to campaigns on Donadora, by credit card and Paypal (whereas in Mexico donors can also give through online transfer and cash deposit). Charities need to adopt mobile-first solutions to collect online donations. 52% of donors in Mexico prefer to give online, 15% via PayPal, 15% in cash, 12% via bank transfer, and 4% via digital wallets. ?

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15 Lessons Learned from Donating Online to 32 Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Eleven of the 32 nonprofits (34%) included the option to donate with PayPal within their donation form. Three nonprofits (9%) used PayPal exclusively. To gain a better understanding of how nonprofits, charities, and NGOs worldwide use online technology, Nonprofit Tech for Good is conducting the first-ever Global NGO Online Technology Survey.

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82 Fundraising and Social Media Stats for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

9% via PayPal. The number of new donors giving to charity declined by 7.3% billion USD to charity. 92% of donors say it is important that NGOs, nonprofits, and charities make a concerted effort to protect their contact and financial information from data breaches ( Global Trends in Giving Report ). 31% of donors worldwide giving to NGOs, nonprofits, and charities located outside of their country of residence ( Global Trends in Giving Report ). Fundraising Stats.

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31 Free And Affordable Software Options For Nonprofits On A Budget


PayPal. What it does: PayPal is an online e-commerce and payment processing software that allows you to send and receive money securely within your network. Additionally, PayPal allows your donors to set up recurring payments so you know who you can count on for sustained support.

The Fast Food of Giving? GoFundMe Seeks to Expand Its Nonprofit Market

Non Profit Quarterly

GoFundMe is expanding its services to offer a “free” fundraising platform to charities of all sizes. GoFundMe Charity nonprofits must be registered in the PayPal’s Giving Fund Network. Platforms like GoFundMe Charity are beholden to the users and their giving whims.

8 Fundraising Tools to Watch in 2016

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Google, PayPal, and Amazon are scrambling to be your chosen first choice and while this is predominantly playing out in the consumer market, in 2016 we will finally start to see mobile and digital wallet payments impact online fundraising in the nonprofit sector. A service that rounds up your credit or debit card purchases to the nearest dollar and then donates the funds raised to your chosen charity.

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Nonprofit Giving Trends and Future Fundraising Strategy


Charities feared last year donors would lose jobs, see income diminish, worry their nest eggs were insecure, and would consequently stop giving. When charities made their case, donors answered the calls to action with remarkable generosity.

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5 Years of Nonprofit Fundraising Stats: [2015 to 2020] And 6 Trends to Know

Whole Whale

Compared to a generic PayPal page, for example, donations on a branded form are 38% larger on average. A $25 donation on PayPal could become a $35 donation on a branded form. of their income to charity, the largest share of any group.

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The 2 Essential Things You Need for Mobile Fundraising

Tech Soup Blog

The good news is that a charity only needs two things to start doing mobile fundraising — mobile-responsive emails and a mobile-friendly donation page. The problem is that lots of charities are not yet engaging donors via donors' mobile devices. Online Marketing Scorecard estimates that 84 percent of charity landing pages are not optimized for mobile. What's a Charity to Do? The most effective two things we can do as charities are. charities.

Philanthropy 2.0: Giving in the Digital Age - Mobiledia

AFP Blog

Donating money is as simple as sending a text or clicking a button -- thanks, PayPal -- and it's easier than ever for worthy causes to find a platform. And since young people prefer this digital way of donating, the smartest thing a charity or non-profit organization can do to fund its future is log on and sign in. It's still far from the most prevalent form of charity, but it's definitely on the up-and-upPhilanthropy 2.0:

Public Good's Unique Platform for Attracting New Donors

Tech Soup Blog

While the charity online fundraising field is very crowded indeed, a major unmet need among charities is to find new, engaged donors. They have used their experience to create a fresh approach to attracting new donors for charities. According to Public Good Director of Partnership Development Josh Culley-Foster, the service is designed to be as intuitive and easy to use as possible by both charities and donors. How Public Good Attracts New Donors to Charities.

The State of iPhone Fundraising Apps :: Three Examples

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The big obstacle that we still have not found a way around is the fees associated with micro-donations are high and the “Donate&# button links to a desktop version of a PayPal donate page. PayPal mobile pages are coming. In the meantime, anyone who donates $10 or more can name their charity of choice to be included among the nonprofits featured in Givabit’s initial release. Charity Finder :: Download.

Great reads from around the web on February 11th

Amy Sample Ward

" PayPal and Oxfam offer 100% giving for February | UK Fundraising – "Throughout February PayPal will cover Oxfam's running costs for all donations to Oxfam via PayPal. More than 75% say they will regularly give to charity, versus 63% in 1989, according to a nationwide survey by the Girl Scout Research Institute of 3,263 students in grades three through 12."

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7 Online Donation Tools to Delight Your Donors [Updated]

NonProfit Hub

Paypal Donations. Using Razoo’s nonprofit portal, any registered nonprofit can set up a professionally branded, completely custom charity fundraising page to collect donations at any time. PayPal Donations. PayPal offers services to help nonprofits accept online donations and keep costs low in the process. PayPal’s a valuable, trusted brand for processing money online. Qualified nonprofit organizations can also take advantage of PayPal’s handy donation buttons.

3 Fundraising Innovations You Need to Know About

Tech Soup Blog

It was a pretty interesting summer for charity fundraising launches. Facebook expanded its Donate Now buttons to all charities; eBay has a new Sell for Charity mobile app. " Facebook piloted "Donate" buttons for some big charities like the Red Cross and the American Cancer Society back in 2013. People donated, and Facebook processed the donation for the charities. The eBay Sell for Charity Mobile App.

Google Chrome Comic Book Auction To Benefit Sharing Foundation and Kids in Cambodia

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

All proceeds from the sale after costs (ebay + paypal fees) will be going to charity, split 50/50 between the Sharing Foundation and Beyond Blue. This is another way to raise money for charity - auction off coveted web 2.0 A charity recycle Larger Image here. That's a screenshot from the official Google Chrome comic book that preceded the release of the Google Chrome browser that blogger Duncan Riley from Australia found in his mailbox.

6 Ways To Increase Mobile Giving In 2014


According to the DEC (disaster emergency committee) , a UK based coalition made up of 14 charities who band together in times of crisis, 6 million british pounds were raised via mobile donations after the Philippines was rocked by the typhoon that occurred earlier this year. Some users feel comfortable completing transactions over the internet or SMS text message, while other may only feel comfortable using PayPal. Image courtesy of Givelify.

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Typhoon Haiyan: How to Help with Recovery Efforts

Tech Soup Blog

The PRC accepts donations via PayPal or through UShare on its website. curated a list of charities providing aid to people in the Philippines. You can easily donate to one or multiple charities via an online form. Relief organizations and first-responders are mobilizing to provide aid to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Organizations are working tirelessly on the ground to provide clean water, first aid, food, and shelter to those impacted.

9 Social Media for Social Good Sites You Should know About


Crowdrise is an innovative, crowd-sourcing community of volunteers and fundraisers that are answering the call to service, raising money for charity, and having the most fun in the world while doing it.&#. One of the key’s to the success of Causes is their Create a Cause Wish for Charity concept. The core benefit of Jumo is it’s ability to surface news and information about the causes and charities you support in a central location.

Find the Charlie’s, Justine’s, and Edna’s in your network

Beth Kanter

I got to hear Scott Dunlap who is VP, Emerging Opportunities/New Ventures at PayPal deliver a great talk that offers some persona for different actors in your nonprofits network and how they influence, activate, or raise awareness for your cause through social channels. He went on to describe how to activate social voice by describing how these personas use social networks to share information about their favorite charities and fundraise for them. He creates eBay charity page.