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For Nonprofits

Combine Outreach with DonateNow for Increased Giving

Watch this video to learn how A Wider Circle raises more money with DonateNow! (Photo Source: A Wider Circle)

The mission of Maryland-based nonprofit A Wider Circle (AWC) is simple: to help children and adults lift themselves out of poverty. The group provides basic-need items to families transitioning from shelters, furnishes the homes of more than 1,000 people every month, and leads educational workshops on such topics as stress management, resume writing, and financial planning.

A Wider Circle signed up for DonateNow because of Network for Good’s commitment to serving the nonprofit community.
—Dr. Mark Bergel, Founder and Executive Director of A Wider Circle and a 2014 CNN Hero

Volunteers as well as folks who have benefited from A Wider Circle’s adult education programs help spread the word of this nonprofit’s mission. Email and postal communications—including quick and easy DonateNow links—help share the group’s impact and successes, leading to online fundraising success.

 

Pair outreach with easy giving opportunities.

 

Fundraising Takeaways

  • Use human resources, such as volunteers and people who have directly benefited from your services, to share your success stories and help advance your mission.
  • Include DonateNow links in all of your email and paper communications and on your website to encourage both first-time and repeat giving.
  • Take advantage of DonateNow’s flexible interface and adapt your donation pages to suit individual campaigns.

In just 6 years, Pacific Ridge School convinced 80% of its alumni to give.

Watch this video to learn how Pacific Ridge School raises more money with DonateNow! (Photo Source: Pacific Ridge School)

After just 6 years in operation, Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad, California, enjoys a high level of repeat donations from parents and alumni. Making sure their audience is aware that they can give online via DonateNow is an important part of PRS’s communications, both online and in paper mailings. The result: Folks are giving earlier than ever and alumni donation rates have reached 80 percent!

Engage your community. Let them know that online giving is an option."
—Emma Balina, Manager of Annual Fund and Alumni Relations, Pacific Ridge School

Emma Balina

Fundraising Takeaways

  • In addition to a dollar goals, try setting a participation goal as well. The more people you engage, the more successful your campaign will be.
  • Every time you engage your community, let them know that online giving is an option. You might even find they give earlier as a result.

DonateNow Makes It Easy to Give to Gardens for Health International

Watch this video to learn how Gardens for Health raises more money with DonateNow! (Photo Source: Gardens for Health International)

Gardens for Health International, a nonprofit that gives Rwandan families the tools, education and skills to grow their own food and break the cycle of malnutrition, combines social media with DonateNow to increase fan engagement and boost giving. Executive director Jessie Cronan explains that posting lots of photo and video success stories to Facebook and YouTube has been a valuable strategy for connecting with donors. Adding DonateNow makes it easy for their fans to donate on the spot.

Money coming in from DonateNow is my favorite 'feature.' "
—Jessie Cronan, Executive Director, Gardens for Health International

Jessie Cronan

Fundraising Takeaways

  • Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are effective tools for increasing donor engagement and giving -- as long as you make it easy for people to donate directly from your page.
  • Post lots of inspiring photos and videos to keep fans interested in your mission and inspire them to give.
  • Once you have donors' attention, make giving quick and easy with DonateNow.
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