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Facebook is still the king of social media and the chances are that your current and prospective donors are regularly using Facebook.
Fundraising with Facebook is one of the most untapped online fundraising ideas, and it’s really simple. Capitalize on Facebook’s popularity by fundraising directly on your nonprofit’s Facebook page. Very simply you can add a donate button, which links to your donations page on your website.
Or you can utilize the Facebook Fundraising Tools which is a digital payment system that allows a 2-tap giving by using a donor's saved credit card from their Facebook account.
We have entered a new era in online and mobile fundraising. If donors understand how the technology works and become comfortable with it then there will be a shift away from donating via the nonprofit's website. Its certainly a hassle free and quick mobile way of donating to your favorite charity. We live in such a mobile age, where almost everything can now be done from your smart phone while waiting in line at the grocery store. It is a radical change in the way we can digitally transfer cash payments.
I find myself thinking about how I can use this new technology to help nonprofits process donations better. Due to Facebook’s new Fundraising Tools, we can now track exactly how much funds are raised from Facebook and two-click, password-protected or fingerscan “Pay with Facebook” buttons on our websites, in text messages and mobile apps.
The new tools are only available to 501(c)(3) nonprofits located in the United States and you must complete a three-step application process.
Many nonprofits, charities, and NGOs located outside of the United States are frustrated that most new online fundraising tools are not available to them. I am told that it is due to a lack of an international database of verified nonprofits. The Facebook vetting process is made possible by GuideStar – a database of verified nonprofits operating in the United States. There are currently efforts underway to rectify this issue and to build an equivalent database on an international level. That said, for nonprofits in the United States who want to use Facebook’s new fundraising tools, your nonprofit must complete a three-step application process.
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Charitable Giving on Facebook
I specialize in building non profit websites which need to offer more than your typical business site. A non profit’s website needs to make it easy to find out more about the organization's mission, how to donate money, and how to become more involved.
The website needs to make contacting your organization simple for all those who wish to connect on a deeper level. And it needs to do all this in a way that’s inviting to the organization’s targeted donors and volunteers.
The most important information visitors need to know, is your organizations purpose.
Visitors need to know why you exist. It is best to have a concise and clear statement on your home page that also links users to a page dedicated solely to your mission.
Your cause is moving, and your mission is exciting. But now, what can your supporters do to help? Make sure you make it clear for your visitors both what they can do, and how to do it. Providing multiple means of contact makes it easier for volunteers to get in touch, so include an email address, phone number, and a web contact form if you can.
One key to creating a great non profit website is making your site donor friendly.
Non profit organizations cannot succeed without the generosity and support of others. And in today’s internet era, a huge chunk of donations are going to be made online. So your website can be a great place to solicit donations, especially from new donors. It can also make it easier for recurring donors to make additional donations. In either case, you want it to be a simple and straight-forward process for people to give you money. And be sure not to limit the ways your supporters can donate. Provide the option for both one-time and monthly donations, as well as clear instructions for those who want to donate by mail.
Contact Heidi Marie Grassley at email@example.com or telephone (+1) 239 777 5177
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Contact Heidi Marie Grassley at firstname.lastname@example.org or by tel. (+1) 239 777 5177