Best Practices

25
Feb

Can You Register a Hashtag? What Your Nonprofit Should Know

  If you’ve heard of #GivingTuesday, chances are you know a little bit about hashtags. But maybe you’re not entirely certain how they work or why you should make them work for your nonprofit. Hashtags have only really been around since 2007 when a developer at Twitter casually tossed out that the pound symbol (#) could be used to help

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24
Feb

Online Tithing Tools: 15 Questions You Need to Ask

There are so many wonderful options when it comes to online tithing. Before you pick one online tithing tool over all of the others, though, you’ll definitely need to do some research. And before you can really start researching, you need to know the right questions to ask. That’s why we’ve hand-picked the 15 most essential questions to ask before

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22
Feb

Asking for Donations on a Mobile Device: A Guide

@Pay’s blog focuses primarily on mobile fundraising. Every once in a while, we like to bring a new voice to that conversation. Today we welcome Abby Jarvis from Qgiv who will be discussing how to ask for donations on mobile devices. If you wanted to ask someone for a donation 100 years ago, you either asked in person or you

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3
Feb

Top 10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Mobile Giving App

We’ve put together a list of the top ten questions you need to consider when shopping for a mobile giving app: #1. What exactly are you looking for in a mobile app? #2. What would be the easiest app for your donors to adopt? #3. Would you consider offering more than one way to give? #4. What would the monetary

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2
Feb

5 Costly (and Stupid) Myths About Text-to-Give Campaigns

There are a lot of myths surrounding the cost of using text-to-give as a fundraising option. Text-to-give fundraising has a false reputation for being too expensive for smaller nonprofits to use. Too slow to get real results. Or even too limiting to allow donors to be generous. Don’t worry, though. We’re here to bust all of those myths. We don’t

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2
Feb

How to Raise Significantly More Money From Your Existing Email Marketing Campaigns

Your nonprofit has done all that it can do with an email: You came up with a catchy subject line. You clearly stated your mission. You included beautiful pictures throughout the message. You made sure there was an obvious link to your donation page in the email. You even sent the email at the perfect time of day. You’ve grown

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21
Jan

The 5 Most Notable Mobile Fundraising Campaigns

It’s better to lead than to follow. That being said, sometimes it’s a perfectly good idea to follow. Especially if you’re following in the footsteps of some of the most successful mobile fundraising campaigns of the last ten years. These 5 highly effective campaigns are great examples of how successful a mobile fundraising campaign can be when certain principles are

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21
Jan

10 Practical Lessons for Church Online Giving

One of the greatest challenges for churches is making the giving process on Sunday as easy as possible. Passing around the traditional collection basket is a great way to inspire giving, but so many people just don’t carry cash or checkbooks around with them anymore. Providing those who don’t carry cash an easy option to tithe on Sunday is made

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21
Jan

Are Mobile Donations Safe? 6 Vital Questions You Should Ask

Above all else, you want to choose the most secure way for your supporters to make mobile donations through their phones and tablets. Choosing secure donation software not only makes your nonprofit more trustworthy but also protects you from a data breach. In recent years, data breaches—where an organization’s and user’s sensitive data has become compromised—are becoming more common. Using

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20
Dec

How to Retain Donors After Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser

Congratulations! You hosted a successful peer-to-peer fundraising campaign! You raised more than your goal, and your existing supporters had a great time raising money on your organization’s behalf. So what now?  Many organizations would go about their merry way, satisfied with the outcome. But your nonprofit isn’t like most nonprofits, is it? If you want to retain donors from your

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