Is your nonprofit organization gearing up for an end-of-the year fundraising campaign? The Coronavirus has changed the way nonprofits conduct fundraising campaigns, so many charities are turning to virtual platforms and software options. If your nonprofit decides to go virtual and forego an in-person event, you have some decisions to make. For example, what are the best virtual fundraising services and software choices for your nonprofit organization? Virtual fundraising services simplify the process of conducting online fundraisers. Additionally, virtual fundraising platforms securely collect donations from donors. Some platforms also provide a database to record volunteer information, sponsorships, and corporate gifts.
Here are some resources to review before launching an online campaign. Special thanks to Melissa Jagodinsky of the Volunteer Center of Brown County for contributing to this list of resources.
Virtual Fundraising Services
GiveSmart: https://www.givesmart.com Family Services uses this platform for its virtual Green & Gold Gala; https://e.givesmart.com/events/hkM/; The Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay Community Foundation uses this platform for “20 for 2020” virtual event (in lieu of an in-person Power of the Purse event) https://e.givesmart.com/events/gcQ/
Classy: https://www.classy.org/ Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast WI uses this platform for their monthly giving campaign; https://www.classy.org/give/218268/#!/donation/checkout
Network for Good: https://www.networkforgood.com/; CASA of Brown County uses this platform for its Circle of Champions campaign and for other donation; https://casabc.networkforgood.com/projects/102522-circle-of-champions-2020
Bloomerang (This database allows nonprofits to combine volunteer information as well as sponsorships and corporate gifts): https://bloomerang.co/; Golden House uses this platform for donations, etc.; https://www.goldenhousegb.org/give-support/donate/
GiveGab: https://www.givegab.com; The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation uses this platform for its Give Big Green Bay events each February
32 auctions: https://www.32auctions.com/ The Greater Green Bay Chamber uses this platform for its Annual Luncheon/Dinner silent auction
Kindful: https://kindful.com; The Oconto Area Humane Society uses this platform for its virtual dog walk
Blackbaud/Raisers Edge: https://www.blackbaud.com/
Fundly (crowdfunding platform): https://fundly.com/
CharityNet USA: https://charitynetusa.com/services/fundraising/
Many, Many More.
Let us know which virtual fundraising services you like to use! Likewise, contact us for advice and opportunities to collaborate on your next online fundraising campaign. We’ll open our tool chest of marketing strategies to find an approach that will make you money.