Micro-donations: The Future of Nonprofit Fundraising

Hands on Fundraising

With the rise in online and mobile giving, micro-donations, also known as micro philanthropy, have become a positive trend in the nonprofit sector. The term usually refers to a smaller sum of money donated by millions of people to a charitable cause.

Should You Accept ANY Type of Nonprofit Donation? (And How Should You Gracefully Decline a Gift?)

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When your nonprofit is just getting started, any nonprofit donation is a welcome donation, right? But trust me, there may be times when you don’t want to say “yes” to the donation being offered. Should you say “yes” and take the donation?


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Using Inkind Donations To Help You Grow Your Nonprofit

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The best gift a nonprofit organization can receive is unrestricted cash, but an inkind donation of something your organization needs and would have otherwise purchased is also a high-value gift. Basically, it’s a non-cash donation made to a nonprofit organization.

10 Donation Page Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Also important to be aware of is that 26% of online donations made in 2019 occurred on a mobile device. Having a mobile-compatible website is now a standard best practice and that is especially true for your nonprofit’s donation pages. 4) Experiment with default donation amounts.

6 Surefire Tips for Asking for Donations Over the Phone


Making donation appeals over the phone is an interesting middle ground between asking for donations in person and making appeals through more anonymous methods like email or on your website. This makes asking for donations over the phone somewhat tricky.

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What Are Gaming Fundraisers and How Can They Raise Donations for Your Nonprofit?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The rise of the livestream, combined with the growing popularity and widespread appeal of video games, has created an attractive new opportunity for charities — gaming fundraisers. The only necessary component of a gaming fundraiser is video games. How Effective Are These Fundraisers?

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6 Reasons Why People Do Not Donate Money to Charity

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Of those, 1,817 responded that they had not donated money to charity within the last 12 months. 2) 22% volunteer in lieu of donating money. 3) 17% donate food or goods in lieu of donating money. 4% donate to political campaigns. <<

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The Language of a Successful Donation Appeal

The Modern Nonprofit

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes The Language of a Successful Donation Appeal. The wording and language used in your donation appeal are key. Put your donors at the center of your donation appeal. In fact, the only word in his go-to donation appeal template is “you”.

Dos and Don’ts for Online Restricted Donations


Every nonprofit fundraiser loves unrestricted donations. Even though fundraisers love unrestricted gifts, many donors tend to prefer giving to specific programs or campaigns. But how do you handle restricted gifts on your online donation forms?

How to Effectively Share Text-to-Donate Campaigns on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Corey Blake , a Digital Fundraising Strategist at MobileCause , where she helps nonprofits accelerate their fundraising and engagement efforts through giving and marketing strategies. 1) Text-to-Donate on Facebook. 2) Text-to-Donate on Twitter.

Nonprofit Fundraising Incentives: 10 Ways to Get More Donations


Some prospective donors are choosing between 3-4 nonprofits to which they’ll donate an annual gift. Few of them have been donating to your nonprofit for a while, but […]. The post Nonprofit Fundraising Incentives: 10 Ways to Get More Donations appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

Online Fundraising: How To Start Collecting Donations Online For Your Nonprofit


Although many nonprofits still report receiving more donations offline than online, online fundraising is too valuable to ignore. Online fundraising channels. When it comes to online fundraising, there are many outlets at your disposal.

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. Even before Facebook helped raise $10 million dollars for the Center for Disaster Philanthropy for Hurricane Harvey relief, Facebook “Donate” buttons and fundraisers created by Facebook users were popping up in the feed with increased frequency. Increased Reach for Pages that share Fundraisers.

[ASK AN EXPERT] Does Sharing A Campaign’s Fundraising Goal Drive More Donations?


CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach , also known as Charity Clairity. Today’s question comes from a nonprofit employee who wants advice on whether or not it’s a good idea to announce and share a financial goal for their fundraising campaign. . Ask An Expert Fundraising

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7+ Ways To Get More Donations Through Your Donation Form


Is your donation page on your website working for you, or against you? Your donor’s experience on your donation page can make or break the number of donations completed on your website – significantly impacting your online fundraising growth. Fundraising

3 Tips for a Donation Page that Converts


Your donation page is inarguably among the most important components of your nonprofit organization’s website. This is where future donors land when they’ve followed a link to participate in a virtual fundraiser or after they’ve navigated through your compelling nonprofit website.

Instagram Feed Fundraisers: What Nonprofits Need to Know

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Meta has quietly announced that the Facebook Fundraiser functionality is being expanded to Instagram. If your nonprofit is eligible for Instagram Charitable Giving Tools, then your supporters can now create fundraisers for your nonprofit. Instagram Feed Fundraisers will change that.

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[WEBINAR] Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

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Those who register for all three webinars will earn a Certificate in Digital Marketing & Fundraising from Nonprofit Tech for Good. Customized for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this webinar will highlight current trends in online fundraising. 101 Best Practices Fundraising

Fundraising Letters: Asking for Donations Made Easy (+ Free Template)


Fundraising letters are used to request grants or endowments from institutions, request support for your nonprofit’s capital campaign ask for donations, in-kind contributions, volunteer time, sponsorships, and more.

Donation Form A/B Test: Single-Page or Multi-Page?


When nonprofit customers ask us what donation form designs are most successful, we always recommend testing. Caveats aside, it’s always helpful to have evidence of donation form performance and that’s what I’m sharing today. 90% more overall donations.

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How Micro-Donations Can Make a Big Impact for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As large donors tighten their spending, you may be wondering how to get charity donations during a global pandemic. It may be time for your nonprofit to reevaluate your fundraising strategy and learn how micro-donations for nonprofits can make a significant difference.

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BBB Wise Giving Alliance Partners with The Giving Block to Enable Cryptocurrency Donations

NonProfit PRO

Charities that are accredited by BBB Wise Giving Alliance will now be able to accept 50+ cryptocurrencies as charitable donations powered by The Giving Block. This new platform will allow donors and charities to engage in a new fundraising model in a way that is secure and modern.

5 Ways To Optimize Your Donation Pages for End-of-Year Fundraising


Improving your website donation pages is the single best way to raise more money during the year-end giving season. The unfortunate reality is that the average fundraising page completion rate is only 17%, according to the M+R 2017 Benchmarks Study. You’ve already invested so much effort in attracting supporters to your donation page - it’s important to take a few final steps to make sure that they complete the process. End of Year fundraising

5 Things You had No Idea Your Donation Form Could Do


If your challenge relates to accepting gifts, an online donation form could be the answer. . At Legacy Health , I have engineered solutions for our foundations to all of these problems (and more) using online donation forms. Download The Ultimate Guide to Patient Fundraising. . .

Optimized Mobile Donations Now with Apple Pay


While there are numerous reasons why supporters are less likely to make a mobile donation, one item that all nonprofits can work to improve is their mobile optimization of donation pages. With web traffic clearly trending towards mobile, the visibility of nonprofit mobile donation pages is set to increase year over year. Apple Pay provides donors with a simple, efficient, secure donation process that minimizes the information they must remember and enter when donating.

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Raise Money for Animals with These Donation Form Best Practices


We put together some charity donation form best practices to help you raise more money for animals! Similarly, you can use your smartphone to take high-quality before and after pictures of more serious cases and add those pictures to a slideshow on your donation page.

12 Donation Form Best Practices to Inspire Your Online Fundraising


In today’s digital landscape, a nonprofit is synonymous with its donation form. Well, a poorly designed donation form can be all it […]. The post 12 Donation Form Best Practices to Inspire Your Online Fundraising appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

8 Incredible Tips to Ask for Donations in Person


The internet — and even phones, to some extent — have produced a certain amount of anonymity when it comes to asking for donations and making contributions. However, sometimes you need to ask for donations in person at fundraising events or other functions.

Top 10 Donation Software That Help Nonprofits – Online Donation Tools


Is your nonprofit using versatile fundraising channels? Are you taking advantage of the different types of fundraising options? Using mobile giving, online donation pages, peer-to-peer fundraising or crowdfunding can maximize donations.

How to Get Donations: Try These 20+ Tips!


Donations are essential to the health of your nonprofit organization. However, collecting donations is easier said than done, whether you’re a small nonprofit just starting out or a large, well-established organization. Improve your existing donation form.

College Fundraising Best Practices: Three Ways to Increase Online Donations


And—according to a report by Nonprofit Source –54% of donors worldwide prefer to donate online with a credit or debit card. And what changes can you advocate for to increase online donations? Problem: “I’m on the website but where do I make a donation?”.

10 Steps to Better Mobile Donation Forms


Hopefully, your donation form is already mobile-friendly, but here are 10 tips to make it mobile-friendlier from online fundraising pros : Eliminate all unnecessary/nice-to-have fields. Anytime we can take advantage of shorter completion times for donation forms, we should.

10 Powerful Online Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Emily Rose Patz , Senior Copywriter at DonorPerfect – a top-rated donor management system and fundraising platform for nonprofits. Those aboard the online fundraising train tend to not look back. Start crowdfunding with birthday fundraisers. Encourage easy text donations.

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself to Make Your Donation Page More Effective

NonProfit Hub

Getting website visitors to come to your nonprofit’s donation page is one thing—but getting them to donate is another thing entirely. If you’re wondering how to get more donations online, start by asking yourself the five questions below. Could the donation form be simpler?

Are Multistep or Single-Step Donation Forms Better for Nonprofits?


You’re undoubtedly familiar with donation forms for nonprofits. Looking for some donation form inspiration? You’ll love these interactive donation form templates ! Should I use a single-step form on my donation page? The same concept applies to donation forms.

Take Online Donations with One Click for Your Year End Giving Campaign

Greater Giving

Save money and a ton of time this year end giving season—just create your donation page to start accepting contributions online, and automatically handle recurring donations to encourage repeat donors. Why is online giving so critical to year-end fundraising?

Tech Tools Working Together: How Text-To-Donate Paves the Way for Text Message Communication

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Kim Peterson , Content Marketing Specialist for Give by Cell , a technology company that provides mobile fundraising tools and text messaging services to nonprofits. One of the quickest ways to build a list of cell phone numbers is through a text-to-donate or text-to-give mobile platform.

[VIDEO] 4-Step Plan to More Donations and Greater Fundraising Results


And if you’re watching this recording, I hope you’re having a good day, no matter when and where you are because we are here to talk about the four-step plan to get more donations and greater fundraising results. So I think that’s a part of being a fundraiser.

How Effective is Your Donation Process?

NonProfit PRO

In order to raise more funds for your cause, you must create a frictionless donation process, from the very first visit and all the way to checkout. But, how can you know if your donation process sets you up for success?

How to Craft a 2022 Fundraising Strategy for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This guide is meant to help you prepare for each season in your fundraising year. Implement a multichannel fundraising strategy with plenty of different opportunities to give. Revenue from Facebook fundraisers alone grew by 14% last year. 25 Ways to Spotlight Your Donation Form.

Donations by Pledge App Can Turn Zoom Meetings Into Virtual Fundraisers

NonProfit PRO

Pledge introduced a donate button for Zoom through its Donations by Pledge app. Online Fundraising Software/Technology

How to Make an Online Giving Page that Generates Donations

Greater Giving

Online giving is the future of fundraising, but not all nonprofits are prepared for it. Online giving has been an important branch of fundraising for more than a decade now—but the pandemic has made the ability to accept donations digitally an absolute necessity.

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


Kicking off with #GivingTuesday, year-end fundraising season will be in full swing. 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.