PayPal Says Year-End Giving Increased 50 Percent - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

PayPal Says Year-End Giving Increased 50 Percent - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : "PayPal Says Year-End Giving Increased 50 Percent By Rebecca Koenig PayPal processed $212-million in charitable donations during December 2014, including $8.6-million raised through its Give Cheer campaign, the online payment-processing company reported." ''via Blog this

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Lame spams of the day: Fake Amazon and PayPal receipts

Robert Weiner

4) One of the PayPal receipts was poorly formatted, but the spammers wised up and fixed that quickly. PayPal [service@paypal.com]. PayPal [noreply@paypal.com]. Here's one of the PayPal spams: Dec 5, 2012 07:03:40 EST. Transaction ID: FWASD05E081JTT6G1. For fast answers to your problems, visit our Help Center by clicking "Help" located on any PayPal page. PayPal Email ID PC873. Here's what seems to have been a test message from the PayPal spammer.

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PayPal Teams With Philanthroper, a Groupon for Good

AFP Blog

PayPal Teams With Philanthroper, a Groupon for Good : "PayPal is teaming up with Philanthroper to spur a little bit of crowdsourced good. Philanthroper is a “daily deals” site; but instead of offering up cheap tickets to shows or discounted meals, it offers up new and important nonprofits. Every day, the site showcases a worthy cause and asks users to donate just $1. Users cannot give any less or any more than $1

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Lame spams of the day: eBay and Paypal transfers

Robert Weiner

Your Ebay confirmation of your transaction through Paypal. The subjects and first lines of the messages were: Paypal transfer to your bank account initiated. We are transferring funds from Your Paypal account to your bank account. We are moving funds from Your Paypal account to your bank account. We are sending funds from Your Paypal account to your bank account. I got a ton of these earlier this week.

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Celebs Join MySpace and PayPal for 'Net Philanthropy Effort - MarketingVOX

AFP Blog

Celebs Join MySpace and PayPal for 'Net Philanthropy Effort - MarketingVOX: "he aforementioned celebrities are supporting the effort by sporting the fundraising widget on their MySpace profiles: * The Jonas Brothers: www.myspace.com/jonasbrothers * Miley Cyrus: www.myspace.com/mileycyrus * Hilary Duff: www.myspace.com/hilaryduff * Vanessa Hudgens: www.myspace.com/vanessahudgensEach.

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The Top 5 Alternatives to PayPal for Nonprofit Organizations

Wild Apricot

If your nonprofit is still using PayPal to accept donations, you could be missing out on thousands of dollars per year. Fortunately, there are plenty of great alternatives to PayPal for nonprofits that might be a better fit for your needs

Lame spam of the day: Warning PayPal Account Placed on hold

Robert Weiner

Fake PayPal notices are common as dirt, but this one stands out for its lameness. It does have some design elements (small PayPal logo, blue font, borders) -- it's the text that's lame -- empty merge fields, typos, random capitalization. There's even a typo in the fake From address (PayPal with two L's). I got two copies with slight variations: Senders: PayPal Security [information@paypall.com]. PayPal Security Services [status@paypall.com]. Refards, PayPal.

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Our EveryAction Hero: St. John's Hospital Foundation

EveryAction

Even for our online donations we had to do it though PayPal before we made the switch to EveryAction. John's Hospital Foundation has been working since 1999 to support St. John's Medical Center. With their support, the medical center is now rated 5 stars by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services or CMS (a hospital rating agency) and the foundation is continuing its incredible work to build a living center and meet the needs of their local community.

Social Fundraising Is International: Make Sure Your Donation Tool Not Only Accepts Credit Cards, but PayPal Too

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My Facebook friend, Phy, who is a Cambodian attending school in Japan messaged me telling me he really really wanted to donate to the America's Giving Challenge , but the Global Giving online donation tool doesn't support PayPal. he is the 20th person from Southeast Asia has told me that they can't donate and have it count towards to the contest because of the lack of PayPal support. There is an individual who would like to donate, but also only does online transactions via PayPal.

New kid on the block: BlackbaudNow

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Blackbaud announced, just in time for AFP, their new product, called BlackbaudNow , in partnership with PayPal. People can donate to your organization via Paypal only, and you can track donations in their very simple interface. Tags: CRM Nonprofit Tech Technology Zen Web/Tech blackbaud opensource paypal It is a curious service.

#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.

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6 Steps to Create a Donation Website for Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot

I’ve seen some nonprofits slap a link to their PayPal account onto their website and consider the job done, but it’s often those same nonprofits who come to us wondering why they’re not seeing a boost in donations. Here are the six steps to turn any website into a donation generation machine. online-giving website donation

3 Ways to Keep Donors Happy in an Online World

Frogloop

Here’s an astonishing fact: Last year, people used online payments platform PayPal to contribute a staggering $8.5 But the PayPal figure is a sign of the times. billion to charity. 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

6 Steps to Turn Your Website Into a Donation Generation Machine

Wild Apricot

I’ve seen some nonprofits slap a link to their PayPal account onto their website and consider the job done, but it’s often those same nonprofits who come to us wondering why they’re not seeing a boost in donations. Here are the six steps to turn any website into a donation generation machine. website donation

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.

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. Philanthropy 2.0: Giving in the Digital Age - Mobiledia : nstead of relying on galas, clipboards and clamoring bells, we have Facebook pages and Kickstarter campaigns. 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.

The 6 Steps to Create a Donation Website That Will Drastically Increase Online Donations

Wild Apricot

I’ve seen some nonprofits slap a link to their PayPal account onto their website and consider the job done, but it’s often those same nonprofits who come to us wondering why they’re not seeing a boost in donations. Here are the six steps to turn any website into a donation generation machine. online-giving website donation

Online Fundraising Shows Strong Gains - Online Fundraising - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Online Fundraising Shows Strong Gains - Online Fundraising - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : Explore Online Fundraising Results, by Quarter The Chronicle uses online fundraising data provided quarterly by Blackbaud, Network for Good, and PayPal to analyze online giving.

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Money Talks: The Latest and Greatest in Online Payment Services

Byte Technology

For a very long time PayPal has ruled the world of online payments and ecommerce transactions. But, as is to be expected in our capitalistic juggernaut, success breeds competition, and in recent years lots of companies have launched online payment platforms that seek to exploit the cracks and disadvantages in the PayPal system, namely the high fees, review holds on payments that many see as unnecessary and a system that just isn’t supported in every corner of the world.

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Rise of the Weblebrity

Connection Cafe

Last month PayPal and Zoetica Media announced a white paper about the effectiveness of celebrities in social media fundraising. Research across a wide range of PayPal users, from Network for Good and Operation Smile to DonorsChoose.org and TwitChange, reveals three key reasons that weblebrities succeed: They have a personal story to tell about the cause; They are willing to engage a pre-existing tight knit community that interacts with the spokesperson on behalf of the cause; and.

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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. A good example of a donation page with proper branding is the World Wildlife Fund’s primary donation page : Accepting PayPal in addition to credit cards is a good idea to accommodate those donors that prefer to give through PayPal, but don’t make all donors use PayPal.

#GiftsforGood ???? A Hashtag for Holiday Shopping That Benefits Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

According to PayPal Holiday Research 2017 , 63% of consumers are more likely to shop from a store that will donate a percentage of their proceeds to a cause. GiftsforGood is a hashtag campaign meant to help consumers find holiday gifts that benefit good causes: Nonprofits Use #GiftsforGood on social media to promote your holiday gift programs. Consumers Browse #GiftsforGood and purchase gifts for friends and family members. Do-gooders RT and share the #GiftsforGood hashtag.

More Tips To Take Advantage Of Growth In Online Giving

TechImpact

The studies, which surveyed thousands of nonprofits and examined data provided by Blackbaud, Network for Good, and Paypal, reinforced the idea that … Continued The post More Tips To Take Advantage Of Growth In Online Giving appeared first on Tech Impact. Last week we talked about two studies from the Chronicle of Philanthropy examining the continuing growth of online giving. While overall giving grew only 1.5 percent last year, online donations rose over 15 percent.

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Boston’s Philanthropic Youth: How Tech Leaders Give Back Early | BostInno

AFP Blog

A handful of young tech entrepreneurs, such as Elon Musk (PayPal), signed the Giving Pledge offering up their entire wealth across their life time. Boston’s Philanthropic Youth: How Tech Leaders Give Back Early | BostInno : Three months ago, the Wall Street Journal ran a poignant article called Young, Rich, and Charitable, focusing on the recent giving habits of Silicon Valley’s young tech elites.

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4 Ways to Strengthen Your Online Giving Process

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Offer multiple ways to pay, including ACH debit, credit, and PayPal. 4 Ways to Strengthen Your Online Giving Process. Your? ?online? online? ?giving? giving? ?process? process? ?can? can? ?make? make? ?or? break? ?your? your? ?fundraising? fundraising? ?efforts—especially?

22 Statistics About #GivingTuesday Donors Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

PayPal – 12%. #GivingTuesday 2020 is December 1 and below are important data about GivingTuesday donors to help your nonprofit create a successful campaign.

4 Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make as a Fundraiser in 2020

NonProfit Hub

For instance, many organizations use large aggregators like PayPal due to its convenience. While PayPal appears to be an easy and cheap choice, it can also lead to data breaches due to the shared merchant account and other scams.

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Great reads from January 14th through January 15th

Amy Sample Ward

These are my links for January 14th through January 15th: Justgiving now accepts PayPal - "As of today, anyone visiting the Justgiving website can now use PayPal, to make a donation. Adding PayPal, the most popular online payment service, has been a frequent request from our users for some time, so we’re really pleased to have integrated it into our donation process and become the only online fundraising platform in the UK to do so."

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Year-End Webinar Special for Nonprofits: Two Attendees for the Price of One!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

You will then be sent a PayPal invoice that can be paid with credit card. In the email please also specify which of the attendees should be sent the PayPal invoice and note that having a PayPal account is not necessary to pay the invoice. Through December 31, 2012 all paid webinar attendees can invite a friend/colleague to attend the same webinar – or multiple webinars – for free.

7 Online Donation Tools to Delight Your Donors [Updated]

NonProfit Hub

Paypal Donations. 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. It’s ideal for donors who are existing PayPal users, but those without accounts are free to make one-time payments with a credit card. Qualified nonprofit organizations can also take advantage of PayPal’s handy donation buttons.

5 Digital Payment Systems That Could Transform Online Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

PayPal Express Checkout. Available to all nonprofits that use PayPal. Donors must activate PayPal One Touch to use. In the late 1990’s nonprofits began to launch websites, experiment with email marketing, and sign up for their first “Donate Now” service. Then, in the late 2000’s nonprofits embraced social networking sites, first Myspace and YouTube, then Facebook and Twitter.

How One Nonprofit Created a Massive Increase in Online Donations

John Haydon

Learn the tactics Aaron used in this pre-recorded webinar (with me and Pamela Grow): Going beyond the PayPal button. Are you struggling with raising money online? Well, you’re not alone. When Aaron Fogleman started working for Brittany’s Hope, the organization was only raising $11,000 a year online. Two years later, they are raising well over $160,000 a year! Going from carts to forms. Selecting a form building solution. Selecting a merchant service. Putting it all together.

Key Findings from the 2020 donorCentrics® Sustainer Summit

Connection Cafe

With the expansion of digital fundraising happening via mobile devices, online payment methods such as PayPal are increasingly important. In FY2019, 54% of all sustainer summit participant organizations were using PayPal. The sixth annual donor Centrics ® Sustainer Summit took place on March 17 th and March 18 th , 2020, just days into the first state of emergency announcements and closures that would eventually spread across the country.

PCI Compliance: Is Your Website Keeping Your Constituent Data Safe?

Connection Cafe

Whether this be PayPal, Stripe or Blackbaud to name a few, nonprofit organizations rely on these services to provide a giving capability so that credit cards can be accepted online. Under the latest PCI specifications, it is no longer so simple as to embed a giving form on a site, whether that form be from Blackbaud Online Express, PayPal, or some other platform. As the web has matured, breaches to personal information have become more and more common place.

5 Online Donation Tools to Delight Your Donors

NonProfit Hub

PayPal Donations. PayPal offers services to help nonprofits with online donations , especially in the form of their handy donation buttons for qualified nonprofit organizations. As a plus, if you know some HTML, PayPal’s donation buttons allow you to easily gather donor information in a way many comparable buttons don’t. PayPal’s a valuable, trusted brand for processing money online.

Newly Released! The 2020 Global Trends in Giving Report

Nonprofit Tech for Good

12% prefer to give by bank/wire transfer, 10% by direct/post mail, 10% via PayPal, 8% in cash, 2% via digital wallet, 2% by text-to-give, and 1% by mobile money.

Top #GivingTuesday Takeaways for Arts & Cultural Organizations

Connection Cafe

While global corporations like Facebook and PayPal match donations through their platforms, consider involving a local family or foundation. The results are in – and this year was the biggest # GivingTuesday yet! GivingTuesday Data Collaborative?reports reports that in the U.S.?online online giving increased from $400 million in 2018 to $511 million and that total online and offline giving reached $1.97 billion. .

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Buying Power: What’s to Come in Online Financial Services

Byte Technology

Where PayPal led the way, many others are following. There was time when nobody would dream that it was possible to take a picture of a check and deposit it into a banking account. Or use a fingerprint to check out at the grocery store. Or even that a computer could track our purchases and alert us to the best deals on the things we want and need. And yet it’s all happening, and right now.

Giving Trends in Kenya: How the Growth of Mobile Payments Are Transforming Community Giving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

1) From the outside, it appears that NGOs in Kenya do not have access to the traditional fundraising services that are so common here in the United States, such as a “Donate” page for processing credit cards and PayPal accounts. Another factor to consider is the limited access and high expense of processing credit cards and PayPal in Kenya compared to the United States.

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5 Lessons Learned from Donating to 25 Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In addition to credit card payments, 48% of nonprofits also accept PayPal and 28% accept eChecks. eChecks are particularly important for donors based in Europe where credit cards aren’t as popular and there are donors out there that prefer PayPal over credit cards or eChecks. However, one nonprofit of the 25 nonprofits donated to only accepted PayPal and that decision is likely costing them donors and donations.

Getting the Most Out of Your Online Forms

NonProfit Hub

As mentioned in a previous Nonprofit Hub post , PayPal donations offer a trusted, simplified way to collect payments. Using an online form building service that integrates with PayPal (or Stripe, Authorize.net, etc.) Chad Reid is Director of Communications for JotForm , a popular online form building tool and has previously worked for several nonprofits. He currently lives in Oakland, California with his girlfriend and three cats. _.

Tis the Season: Making it Easy to Give Year-End Donations

Byte Technology

Haydon suggests that allowing supporters to make donations directly on your website lends an aura of legitimacy and trustworthiness, rather than redirecting them to PayPal or another third-party site. As any non-profit guru or, for that matter, financial analyst will tell you, the fourth fiscal quarter of any year—October, November and December—is the hottest time for garnering monetary support from your donor base.

Upcoming Webinar June 19: How to Raise More Money via Mobile

Tech Soup Blog

In 2013, mobile donations on PayPal increased by over 200%. Join the digital giving experts from Network for Good and PayPal this Thursday, June 19 at 11 a.m. This webinar is part of a four-part Mobile Impact webinar series, presented by TechSoup, BetterWorld Wireless, PayPal, and Network for Good. Nonprofits can expect that growth to continue to skyrocket in 2014 and beyond. How do you ensure your cause is ready for mobile fundraising?