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Monday Mobile Giving Roundup for Dec. 22

It’s a busy holiday week, so you’re probably not keeping up on the latest news in church giving and nonprofit fundraising. Fortunately the Monday Mobile Giving Roundup can help.

Each week we gather the top five stories from the previous Mobile Giving Daily and offer them to you like Christmas cookies. Subscribe now to get it delivered to your email inbox every day.

A Case for Church Mobile Donations

This past Black Friday revealed some interesting statistics about mobile Internet use and the effects it had on the giant retailer, Walmart.

Again, we see the case for church’s to leverage mobile technology .

At the very least, your church website needs to be mobile ready, and you should strongly consider setting up mobile donations. When it comes to a dedicated app, while I would only recommend this for larger churches, the time may come sooner than later when this will be as vital as having a mobile ready website.

Read more in ChurchMag

Igniting the Light of Channuka with Apps

When I hear the word nonprofit, I don’t usually think of technology and apps.

In the age of digital media and, in many respects, digital communities, Jewish organizations need to continue to find the tools that respond to current interests, technological opportunities, while remaining true to the Jewish traditions of educating and inspiring the next generation.

Thankfully, albeit slowly, more Jewish organizations are pushing the envelope by redefining the classic definition of engagement. These organizations and agencies are bridging the gap between classic Jewish education and the technology available to ensure that Judaism remain relevant and engaging to future generations.

Read more on eJewish Philanthropy

Top 10 Tips for How You Can Mobilize with Mobile

Who isn’t interested in doing a great job maximizing mobile for diverse demographics? It’s important! It’s still not easy reaching around the world, but we’ve taken a whack at it in 2014 and want to share some successes and lessons learned.

A large percentage of the world accesses the Internet via mobile, whether because they are on the go or because they don’t have a computer at home. So we worked with Varkey GEMS to ensure that the campaign was as mobile-friendly as possible. As a result, we attracted visitors from nearly every country in the world and received applications for the prize from 127 countries.

Now here’s what you’ve been waiting for — our top 10 tips for you based on what we’ve learned from this campaign:

Read more on NTEN

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

The Ultimate 2015 Nonprofit Social Media Scheduling Guide

2015 is almost here, which means you should start thinking about all of your digital strategies—from email to social media, for the year to come.

If you struggle to keep your social media channels active, scheduling out your posts in advance can help you stay on track. It also lets you take advantage of high-engagement days. Here is a rock-solid social media posting calendar and scheduler that your nonprofit can use in 2015.

All joking aside, scheduling can be very useful. In fact, I created a useful spreadsheet that any nonprofit can use to schedule out their posts in advance, per each individual network.

But a common trap I see nonprofits fall in is the need to post something on social media just to post something. This should be avoided.

Read more on Nonprofit Hub

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