Online Fundraising

DonorsChoose.org Helps Teachers Pay for Students’ Basic Needs
March 23, 2017 at 8:28 am

DonorsChoose.org, the nonprofit organization dedicated to funding children’s educational needs, launched its Student Life Essentials Program earlier this year. Prior to the launch, DonorsChoose conducted a survey that included 2,000 teachers who were from high-poverty schools throughout the nation...

Magnificent Millennials: Changing the World
March 15, 2017 at 3:46 pm

Millennials are going to change the nonprofit world in incredible ways. Their enthusiasm and capabilities are significantly different than the generations that came before them, and they are motivated to make the world a better place...

Report: Donations Continue to Grow With Social Media Tools
March 10, 2017 at 3:34 pm

With the world’s finest online tools at our disposal, one of the most integrative tools is social media. Social media plays a huge part in growing our online presence. We wouldn’t have the capabilities to spread our outreach so far without it—email can only get us so far...

Tinder Is Pro-Women (And It’s A Beautiful Thing)
March 9, 2017 at 10:13 am

Mar. 8 was International Women’s Day, an annual movement that has been dated back to the 1900s to support the economic, political and social achievements of women and the fight for gender equality. To my strong, independent women out there—you rock! You continue to motivate and inspire us every single day...

AmazonSmile: Are Charities Smiling Back?
March 8, 2017 at 10:06 am

Amazon launched AmazonSmile in 2013. AmazonSmile is a means for consumers to shop and donate to their favorite charities at the same time. AmazonSmile essentially offers the same selection as Amazon—except the company will donate a 0.5 percent of the eligible purchase price to a charity of the consumer’s choosing...

PayPal Under Fire for Allegedly Redirecting Charitable Donations
March 7, 2017 at 12:14 pm

PayPal created its Charitable Giving Fund as a convenient way to donate to your favorite charities. Seems like a simple enough transaction, right? Unfortunately, Friends for Health and Terry Kass recently slammed PayPal with a class action lawsuit for allegedly redirecting charitable funds to other nonprofit organizations without notifying the donor (or the organization that the donation was originally intended for)...

3 Nonprofit Challenges You Should Anticipate This Year
March 6, 2017 at 8:31 am

Trends change every year, bringing new opportunities that are tied to new challenges. Many of them impact donor and volunteer perceptions. Based on my time working in the nonprofit environment, I'm noting specific trends in anticipation for the remainder of 2017. Here are some of the challenges I foresee and some thoughts on how to…

Is Bitcoin the Currency of the Future?
March 3, 2017 at 11:33 am

In our digitally dependent era, there are various ways to donate funds online. A donor can make a donation through their smartphone faster than we can count to 10. Technological innovation is at its peak right now, and we think it’s going to continue to grow and grow—rapidly, too. Included in the countless forms of online payments are bitcoins. What are do you think? Is bitcoin the currency of the future?...

Gamer Dies While Attempting 24-Hour Livestream for Charity
March 2, 2017 at 9:06 am

A Virginia man who died at home while playing a 24-hour video game marathon was part of an online livestreaming community where members sometimes go to extremes to build their audiences, experts say. Thirty-five-year old Brian Vigneault spent about 22 hours playing the online wargame "World of Tanks" on the streaming platform Twitch.tv. He told…

Study: Direct Payment Via ACH Improves Donor Retention
March 1, 2017 at 12:05 pm

One of the toughest challenges in our sector is getting donors to give time and time again—to get one-time donors to become repeat donors. Perhaps it’s showing donors the impact that the organization is making or having a mission powerful enough for donors to want to be a part of the organization. Perhaps simplifying the…