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Monday #Mobile #Giving Roundup for Oct. 20

If you’re like most people, you like to unplug on the weekends. It’s your time to relax and get away from the desk.

That’s why we offer you the Givelify Monday #Mobile #Giving Roundup. We collect the top five stories from the previous week’s #Mobile #Giving Daily and present them to you so you can get caught up and ready for the coming week.

Subscribe to the #Mobile #Giving Daily for our favorite news and resources in nonprofit and church mobile giving and technology.

New Fundraising Study Provides Insights on Effective Technology Use

New Fundraising Study Provides Insights on Effective Technology UseThere’s no shortage of technology options available to nonprofits today for fundraising. The wide variety of choices out there can be daunting, with so many questions to ask: What’s the best management software platform? Which web communication channels are the most effective? What’s the benefit of supporting new means and methods of payment acceptance?

The newly published 2014 Fundraising Technology Trends Study draws on the experiences of 142 fundraising organizations with technology to answer these questions.

Read more on the Nonprofit Technology News Blog

TechSoup Software Donation Program Saves Churches Thousands

TechSoup Global, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was founded in 1987 on the belief that technology is a powerful enabler for social change. Its mission is to empower every nonprofit and non-governmental organization (NGO) with technology and resources to achieve their full potential.

TechSoup Software DonationTechSoup offers a variety of resources for faith-based organizations. Best known for discounted and donated software and technology, each of its product programs has specific eligibility guidelines set by the donor, and faith-based organizations are eligible for many of these programs.

Read more on Church Tech Today

5 Ways to Harness the Awesome Fundraising Potential of #GivingTuesday

Millions of Tweets, Facebook posts and photos on Instagram celebrated giving back. Donations spiked – technology provider Blackbaud processed a whopping $19.2 million in online donations, up 90 percent from the previous year.

What was this seismic philanthropic event? Giving Tuesday.

Founded in 2012, Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back, a compassionate response to the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Last year more than 10,000 organizations worldwide participated in Giving Tuesday.

Read more on Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications Blog

Increasing Nonprofit Donations Using Social Media

Is your nonprofit organization on Facebook? How about Twitter, Instagram, or Google Plus?

You may already have social media accounts, but you can do much more. You can use social networking to solicit nonprofit donations for your cause.

Your posts keep your fans and followers up-to-date. Great! But are they driving nonprofit donations? It’s time to think about building a more active social strategy.

Read more on the Givelify blog

4 Online Giving Practices We Could Be Doing Better

You’ve got online fundraising on lockdown, right? It’s true—as a whole, we’ve come a long way. If you’re a nonprofit veteran, you know that even 10 years ago, online fundraising wasn’t as important as it is now. But alas, times have changed.

And according to the Online Fundraising Scorecard released by Dunham and Company, there’s still much room for improvement. And Frogloop’s Allyson Kapin pulled out some key findings from the report. Here are the key stats Allyson hits on, and our ideas to help blow your online fundraising out of the water (year-end giving is coming up, after all!).

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

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