9 Common Donation Page Mistakes (and Solutions!)

Connection Cafe

If your online donation form is ineffective, it warrants immediate attention. The occasional mistake is inevitable, but given the high-volume traffic nonprofit donation pages receive, it’s crucial that your donation form is optimized to be as strong as possible.

Is Your Online Donation Form Turning Off Donors?

Connection Cafe

If there is one thing that is almost entirely unique to the world of nonprofit websites (compared to the for-profit companies I have assisted for the past 10 years), it is the part of the donation form (or response device) we call the gift array.

5 Ways to Optimize your Donation Forms for Giving Tuesday

Connection Cafe

As you start planning messaging and emails for Giving Tuesday, spread a little love to your donation forms too. The five best (and easiest) ways to optimize your donation forms are : Eliminate all unnecessary fields. Create large, tappable buttons for your donation amounts.

Get more Online Donations: 3 Reasons Why Your Main Online Donation Page Should Take After Chinese Takeout

Connection Cafe

When I transitioned from just a for-profit body of knowledge to a nonprofit body of knowledge, one of the first tasks I had ahead of me was understanding the donation page. To those in the nonprofit space, it seems like a straight-forward thing: This is the place they can come donate online.

4 Ways to Optimize Your Donation Pages to Grow Monthly Giving

Connection Cafe

With online giving now a major component of most organizations’ monthly giving programs, it’s imperative that your donation forms are fully optimized. It’s also important to ask for the donation you want. How can you optimize your donation page to grow monthly giving?

Why Donation Pages for Nonprofits Usually Suck

EveryAction

Right now, thousands of donors are being scared, confused, bored, or straight up turned away from donating online

7 Most Costly Sins of Donation Forms [INFOGRAPHIC]

Connection Cafe

The humble donation form has but one purpose: to capture a gift. When I see donation pages out there that irritate, frustrate, and even frighten donors, I’m heartbroken. To that end, here are 7 of the most revenue-draining donation form sins we need to keep fighting.

#GivingTuesday Online Donations Grow 52%

Connection Cafe

million in online donations on #GivingTuesday 2015 and this surpassed all prior years since the movement began in 2012. There was a 15% increase in the number of nonprofits that received an online donation on #GivingTuesday.

Giving Tuesday #Inspo: 14 Donation Pages That Know What They’re Doing

Everyaction

But one of the easiest things you can check off your to-do list is perfecting your donation page. The reality is, an organization’s donation page is often its own greatest enemy. Below, we chronicle 14 donation pages, providing takeaways from each one, so you can apply some of these strategies to your own fundraising campaigns as you close out the year. Holocaust Memorial Museum has a clean and effective donation page and does something incredibly powerful—it tells a story.

12 Nonprofit Donation Pages That Don’t Suck

EveryAction

Is your donation page holding you back? Too many nonprofit donation pages are suffering from common donation page problems like unresponsiveness, length, general clutter, and even security issues that put potential donors off and sap resources away from causes that matter.

12 Nonprofit Donation Pages That Don’t Suck

Everyaction

Is your donation page holding you back? Too many nonprofit donation pages are suffering from common donation page problems like unresponsiveness, length, general clutter, and even security issues that put potential donors off and sap resources away from causes that matter. The time to improve and optimize your donation page is now. Of course, it’s not enough just to say what’s wrong with donation pages. Here are four of the best multi-step donation pages around.

3 Ways To Increase Donations Via Social Media

TechImpact

The post 3 Ways To Increase Donations Via Social Media appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Fundraising Social Tech constituent relationship management system CRM donation donations donors email marketing fundraising social media storytelling supporters technology website Did you know: 73 percent of first time donors do not give again?

12 Nonprofit Donation Pages That Don’t Suck

EveryAction

In our last post, we explained why donation pages on nonprofit websites are repelling potential donors. Now we''re back with a list of nonprofits that are doi ng online donation pages right with the 12 Best Nonprofit Donation Page Examples guide

6 Tips For Creating A Better Donation Form

TechImpact

Here are some great tips from The Nonprofit Times when it comes to updating or implementing a donation form on your nonprofit’s website. Today’s donors want mobile access to your website, that also means mobile friendly donation forms that are secure.

4 Ways To Optimize Your Nonprofit’s Donation Page

TechImpact

Most, if not all, nonprofit organizations have donation pages. You have strategically advertised, campaigned, researched markets, and have finally trafficked individuals to your donation page. If you land even even a few recurring donations, it was worth the initial investment.

Four Easy Ways to Land Corporate Donations

Connection Cafe

For most non-profit organizations, corporate donations only make up a fraction of fundraising efforts. nonprofit donations in 2011. Corporations have a tendency to donate to organizations whose missions align with their own.

4 Tips To Optimizing Your Nonprofit’s Donation Page

TechImpact

Most, if not all, nonprofit organizations have donation pages. You have strategically advertised, campaigned, researched markets, and have finally trafficked individuals to your donation page. The post 4 Tips To Optimizing Your Nonprofit’s Donation Page appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Fundraising General Tech donation donations donors nonprofit technology npTech technology

Help Hurricane Harvey Victims: Where To Donate #HoustonStrong

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When a natural disaster strikes, I make a donation to my go to national or global charities for disaster relief Team Rubicon, Save the Children , and/or Global Giving. So, I’m donating there as well. donation is too small.

Mobile Donation Forms

Connection Cafe

It’s about a mobile-friendly donation form, which I believe is a key component to any nonprofit mobile presence. In fact, I’ll even say that if you want to keep your mobile presence small and simple, you really only need a mobile homepage and a mobile donation form.

Donor Acquisition: 3 Donation Form Tweaks that will Quickly Improve Online Fundraising

Connection Cafe

— It’s very easy to become paralyzed by the variety of opinions about how to optimize donation forms. 2. Don’t distract from the act of donating. A person who has made it to your online donation form has already had a conversation with themselves about the desire to donate.

The Top 10 Most Effective Donation Form Optimizations You Can Make

Connection Cafe

Simple math tells us that: If you get 1,000 visits to your donation form and 1% convert into donors, you’ll have 10 donors. But. . If you get 1,000 visits to your donation form and 3% of them convert into donors, you’ll have 30 donors. Online giving was up 13.5%

#GivingTuesday Online Donations Up 36% from 2013

Connection Cafe

million in online donations on #GivingTuesday 2014. There was a 15% increase in the number of nonprofit organizations that processed an online donation on #GivingTuesday 2014 compared to 2013. The average online donation on #GivingTuesday 2014 was $128.30.

Online Fundraising Ideas (7 Strategies & 63% More Donations)

Nonprofits Source

First I’ll show you how the Environmental Defense Fund used their email list in a creative way to increase online donations by 63%. Result: 63% more donations, 55% higher conversion rate and a 2X ROI. Lapsed donors : Members who have donated, but not in the last year.

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Make Mobile Donations Easy Or Risk Losing Funds

TechImpact

According to a recent post from ThirdSector, about half of the people who attempt to give to a charity or nonprofit on a mobile device never actually get to … Continued The post Make Mobile Donations Easy Or Risk Losing Funds appeared first on Tech Impact.

11 Donation Form Optimization Stats You’ll Wish You’d Known Yesterday [INFOGRAPHIC]

Connection Cafe

Donation for optimization is a key part of online fundraising success and a great way to boost donor acquisition. I also suggest that you read: The Top 10 Most Effective Donation Form Optimizations You Can Make. Happy donation form optimization! donate).

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[Infographic] #GivingTuesday’s Around The Corner, Get Your Donation Page Optimized

TechImpact

about optimizing its donation page. Your donation page is, in essence, the hand that is reaching out to collect the donation from a donor. Fundraising Tech data database donation donations donors nonprofit nonprofit technology npTech website

Facebook Ramps Up Reach for “Donate” Buttons and Fundraisers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It’s not official, but it’s obvious that Facebook is ramping up promotion of its native “Donate” buttons and Fundraisers in its News Feed. Donors and peer-to-peer fundraisers have been slow to adopt donating and fundraising through Facebook, but that might be changing.

5 Lessons Learned from Donating to 25 Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If you have donated to a nonprofit within the last 12 months, then please take the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report ! One nonprofit that I could not donate to was missing the address field so the donation could not be processed.

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6 Things Wrong With Your Nonprofit Donation Page (and How to Fix Them)

EveryAction

End-of-year fundraising and #GivingTuesday are around the corner , so it’s time to pull up your donation page and make sure it’s up to scratch. Once someone has arrived on your donation page, it’s your job to make sure the experience is as painless and quick as possible.

Facebook rolls out 'Donate' button for nonprofits

AFP Blog

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Marketing Your Online Donation Page: The Essentials

Frogloop

A nonprofit’s donation page is perhaps the most important element of its website, right? Without an optimized page and form for your donors to quickly and easily complete, your ability to accept and grow your online donations is severely limited

Microsoft Citizenship Donating Office 365 To Nonprofits

TechImpact

"); September 10, 2013, Microsoft announced Office 365 donations for eligible nonprofits, large or small. Thanks to Microsoft''s Technology For Good Program , nonprofits are able to get the latest software and tech tools as a donation from Microsoft, empowering nonprofits and foundations to keep their attention and budget focused on their mission or cause. Office 365 Donation: Helping Nonprofits Do More Good.

Market Your Donation Page With 6 Stellar Social Media Strategies

SocialFish

That being said, mastering social media marketing can be hard, and finding the optimal ways to share your donation page on these sites can be even harder. Promote text-to-give as a way to spread your donation page on social media.

10 Tips For #GivingTuesday Donation Form Optimization

TechImpact

With #GivingTuesday right around the corner, your nonprofit’s donation page could use some sprucing up. in 2013, and online donations grew by an astonishing 14%. Here are 10 common sense ways your nonprofit can optimize its donation form for this upcoming #GivingTuesday.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Asking for Donations

NonProfit Hub

Even after loads of practice, asking for donations can make our palms sweat and our hair stand up. Each potential donor deserves your utmost respect and attention; they shouldn’t feel like their contribution would be just another drop in your donation bucket. After asking for donations so many times, you may feel yourself sticking to the same script, and there’s nothing wrong with that! The post The 7 Deadly Sins of Asking for Donations appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

Year-end donation processing

Robert Weiner

As the calendar year draws to an end, charities (and ideally, donors) are focused on year-end donations and tax deductions. Let's say the following donations will be processed by different nonprofits in the United States on Jan. A voice mail donation via credit card left December 29 (yes, it happens). An online donation made on December 31st. An online donation made on December 31st to a different charity.

Using Science, And Google, To Increase Online Donations

TechImpact

Every nonprofit wants to increase donations, and the internet is full of articles advising them how to do just that. But according to a recent post from npEngage, there are a few simple ways to assess online donation rates and identify ways to improve, and the method may seem familiar.

Increase Holiday Donations With These 5 Digital Strategies

TechImpact

In late August, Google released their search data on nonprofits, indicating that donation-related searches jump from 2% in August to 21% in September! Provide a compelling story, images, video, and progress reports with actual data on how donations are being used for specific projects.

Money Matters: Creating a Donation Form for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

It’s no great secret that the vast majority of nonprofits operating today live and die by the amount of support they can garner in the form of monetary donations. And it’s also no great surprise that the organizations most successful at raising money are those that give supporters the ability to donate directly via their website, with an easy-to-use form that visitors can quickly and intuitively utilize. Hover over the template you want and click “Create A Donation Form.”

WNYC Doubles Its Mobile Donations Using “Text to Donate”

Mobile Commons

Donors text a keyword to a number, and a small donation – $5 or $10 – is automatically added to their cell phone bills. Donations came in, but the station found that the technology was unable to capture crucial information about the donors, such as mailing and email addresses. ‘We