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Monday Mobile Giving Roundup

It’s okay to admit you unplugged for a while last week. It’s the holidays, you were with family. But there are just a few days left for end-of-year fundraising.

Here are the top five stories from last week’s Givelify Mobile Giving Daily. Subscribe now to get more stories like this sent to your email inbox.

Your charity checklist: 5 things to consider before donating

The holiday season is one of the most popular times of year to give back. But how do you know which organizations will ensure your charitable dollar has the most impact?

We spoke to experts about their most crucial tips for the average do-gooder looking to support a worthy cause. From researching an organization’s financials to never donating over the phone, here are several things you should consider first — whether you’re donating in lieu of buying holiday gifts or making good on your 2015 resolution to be more charitable.

Read more on Mashable

Church Giving App Myths vs. Facts

Has your church been resistant to the idea of using a church giving app to receive tithes and offerings?

Since the technology first began to gain popularity, a lot of myths have begun circulating about these mobile apps. You have probably heard some negative talk about them firsthand. But myths are just that — myths. They can’t be trusted to give you the true picture.

Let’s take a look at some of the most common myths surrounding church giving apps, and why your church should give them a closer look.

Read more on the Givelify blog

Free Resource: 8 Costly Church Budget Mistakes

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the church, the pastors were scrambling and left in a lurch. “Budget season is here!” cried the XP with cheer, as the Pastor looked on with eyes full of fear.

If you’re a Senior Pastor, you probably loathe budget season. If you’re an Executive Pastor, you probably love budget season.

Regardless, budget season is a reality every church must face, and our Vanderbloemen team is here to help you close out your fiscal year full of cheer.

Read more on Tony Morgan Live

5 things nonprofits can learn from Wikipedia’s online fundraising campaign

Every year, Wikipedia runs a fundraising campaign to support its operations. In 2013, the Wikimedia Foundation raised $37 million from more than 2.5 million donors through the foundations’ s online fundraising campaign.

The 2014 online giving campaign just wrapped up and there are plenty of lessons that other nonprofits can learn from Wikipedia. Here are five things Wikipedia does that are worth incorporating into your own online giving campaign.

Read more on npEngage

Church Apps: Helping Your Members Embrace Technology

Technology has been booming for decades now, but some church members are still resistant to change. How can you get them to embrace church app technology? Will they even be open to the idea of tithing with an app?

It may seem difficult to help churchgoers make the transition, but it is entirely possible — and entirely worth it.

Read more on the Givelify blog

About the Author

Matt is dedicated to making the world a better place. He works passionately to help charitable causes use mobile technology to raise the funds they need. In addition to his role at Givelify, he volunteers with the Southside Animal Shelter and Kentuckiana Pug Rescue.

Matt Chandler