Jim Alvarez

Jim Alvarez

Jim Alvarez is the founder and CEO of full-service fundraising technology company Gesture. Gesture has helped nonprofits across the country raise over $330 million since 2011 through the use of technology. Alvarez is the recipient of the Chicago Innovation Award and Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce James Tyree Emerging Business Leadership Award for his innovative idea and launch of Gesture. He is avid speaker and author helping non profits to embrace mobile fundraising technology to increase fundraising efforts. Alvarez drives the growing company to make hope happen for nonprofits developing innovative ideas that embrace technology.

Client Stories: Impacting Employees, Donors, Volunteers

Client success stories must be collected, shared often and treated like gold—because they are! Authentic anecdotes help retain your employees and volunteers when they begin to feel burned out and overwhelmed. Personalized impact stores will inspire your donors to dig just a little deeper for your cause...

How Can Nonprofits Stay Relevant When Competing for Disaster Dollars?

How can you retain donor dollars in the wake of a crisis or disaster if your charity is not related to that crisis? In other words, suppose you are a breast cancer or Alzheimer’s charity in Houston or Florida just after hurricanes Harvey or Irma; donation dollars in these areas are currently going to The American Red Cross, the ASPCA and hunger organizations...

Making The Difference: Mobile Fundraising

Technology has become increasingly user-friendly. Donors from Baby Boomers and Gen X to Gen Y and Millennials have become more digital-centric. The smartphone has become an indispensable part of everyday life, making it completely normal to use as a tool during a special event rather than struggling to keep track of old-fashioned paper and pen bid sheets...