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Are You Still Making Nonprofit Donations the Old Fashioned Way?

Despite the fact that technology is always improving, some people still choose to rely on outdated methods. Are you taking advantage of the convenience of modern methods of making nonprofit donations? Or are you still stuck in the past?

Keeping Up With Modern Technology

Technology has changed a lot in a fairly short period of time. In the 1980s and 90s, you had to rewind video tapes in order to watch them again. Now, you can start a film over with the click of a button. Before, seeing a new release movie involved visiting the local video store and renting a tape. With Netflix and other streaming services, you can now watch movies and television series instantly. Remember when you had to carry an emergency quarter in your pocket in case you needed to make a call from a pay phone? Mobile phones have made pay phones nearly obsolete.

As times and technology change, we are quick to adapt. Things that you once did every day are now considered inconvenient. Has your method of making nonprofit donations changed over the years? Or are you still using outdated methods like cash and checks to give? You may not have even been aware that more modern options exist —  until now.

Making Nonprofit Donations Using Your Smartphone

If you are like 29% of people in the U.S., you can’t imagine living without your phone. Despite using your mobile phone to do everything from online shopping to banking, the thought of using your device for nonprofit donations may have never crossed your mind. But it should.

Think of all the ways your smartphone has simplified your life. Why not let your device simplify your life even further? With mobile giving apps, you can make nonprofit donations in just a few taps on your phone. You can give from anywhere, at any time. You can even see a list of every donation you have made, which makes tracking giving for tax purposes easier than ever.

Do you want to be the person who still clings to VHS tapes when DVD and streaming are available and have much better quality? Do you want to be known as the person who still listens to cassette tapes instead of listening to mp3s or streaming radio? Don’t allow yourself to be known as the person who still writes checks when a much faster and easier option is available.

If you continue using old fashioned methods to make nonprofit donations, you will be missing out on an incredible new world of convenient technology.

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