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How a Donation App Makes You Smarter

Everyone wants to appear intelligent, but it takes more than a pair of Warby Parkers make it happen. If you would like to be seen as a smart giver, using a donation app will do wonders for your image.

Always Know How Much You Give

If you give to churches or charities on a regular basis, it is easy to forget about some of your donations by the end of the year. You know that the funds went toward important causes, but unless you kept track of every bill you placed in a donation bucket, you likely have no idea how much you actually gave throughout the year. Since charitable giving totals are important for your year-end taxes, you could be missing out on some deductions.

But you do not need to start keeping meticulous records in order to benefit from charitable deductions. If you give using a donation app, the tracking will be done for you, automatically. At the end of the year, you will receive a statement that shows every donation you made and which organizations you supported. You can even access this information throughout the year by looking through your giving history in the app.

Use Your Time Wisely

No one likes to waste time. The faster you can get tasks done, the better. This is particularly true when it comes to charitable giving. Writing and mailing checks, stopping by the ATM to get cash, and attending fundraising events can take up a lot of your time. Why put in so much effort to give when there is a much easier way?

With a donation app, you can make a donation to your favorite charity or place of worship with just a few taps on your smartphone. You already have your phone with you at all times, right? You aren’t alone; 91% of adults keep their smartphones within arm’s reach at all times. That means you can take any free moment you have during the day to pull out your phone and give. You can make a charitable donation and then quickly move on to the next thing on your list. The convenience is incredible.

Tying up your schedule with making donations is silly. Using a donation app to give quickly and easily is the smart choice.

A Donation App Helps You Make Intelligent Decisions

When you have all of this information about your past donations at your fingertips, you can make more informed decisions about what to do with your money. You will know exactly how much you spend on supporting your favorite causes and how much more you can afford to give. This will make you a better, smarter supporter.

You can even use a donation app to find new causes and organizations that appeal to you. Simply use the app to search for places of worship or nonprofits in your area. Then, after you see the good that they do in your community, you can instantly send a donation their way.

Being informed about the great work being done around you can help you make better decisions about who to support. And because the app is on your smartphone, the power to become a better, smarter giver is literally in the palm of your hand.

About the Author

Allison has a passion for charitable giving and believes that small acts of kindness can make the world a better place. She uses her web content and social media expertise to guide churches and nonprofits through the mobile fundraising process.

Allison Weaver