Three Fundraising Apps Worth Checking Out

Vol. 15 No. 6

advancement eletter Vol15 No6 apps

Today’s world moves fast. How we reach donors, capture their attention, pique their interests enough so they support our causes, and make our cause accessible to them is constantly changing. Technology has reshaped the way we access and manage a good portion of our daily lives, and certainly that includes the way we manage fundraising. These apps could be the answer you're looking for in your campaigns.

Fundraise.com

This site allows users to create a branded donation page in less than five minutes and start collecting contributions online immediately. Social media share functions are built into the system, so spreading the word is easy. This site allows users to link directly to non-profit pages, transferring funds directly to the organization. Registering is free; however, the site will charge 4.5% of donations plus credit card fees.

GoFundMe.com

This site isn’t so much for Annual Campaigns but is useful for classroom supplies and crowdfunding. Users can set up a page in minutes and start collecting contributions. The fee for this platform is 5% from each donation received and a payment processor fee of 2.9% + $0.030 per donation.

Rally.org

This site also allows users to set up a branded page with pictures or video for their campaigning efforts and start collecting contributions. Like Gofundme, it is free to setup a campaign but the system charges 5% of donations plus credit card fees. The system allows users to track donors, invite supporters, and manage the account from a central dashboard.

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I&P Vol. 41 No. 1 Assessing Your Development Operations: How Do You Score?

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