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Why Are Nonprofit Donations So Addictive?

If you are the type of person who regularly makes nonprofit donations, you know that giving makes you feel good. But what is it about charitable giving that makes it so addictive?

Nonprofit Donations Boost Your Mood and Health

Helping other people is a great feeling. By giving, you not only benefit someone else who really needs your help, but you also benefit yourself. Studies show that people who give to others:

  • Have higher self-esteem
  • Experience less stress
  • Have lower blood pressure
  • Are happier
  • Live longer

What is more addictive than good health and positive vibes? The more you give, the better you feel, and it won’t be long before you want to experience that wonderful feeling again.

Mobile Phones Are Addictive

People love their phones. With all of the wonderful things these devices can do, it’s common for people to never put them away: 91% of adults always keep their smartphones within arm’s reach. According to Pew Research Center:

90% of American adults own a mobile phone

67% of mobile phone users find themselves checking their phone even when it isn’t ringing

44% sleep with their phone next to their bed

29% describe their mobile phone as “something they can’t imagine living without”

With mobile giving apps now at the forefront of fundraising, nonprofit donations can now be made via smartphones. So not only does charitable giving result in a better mood and better health, but donors get to spend more quality time with their beloved mobile devices, too.

Giving Has Never Been Easier

It is hard to get addicted to something you don’t enjoy, and no one likes to be inconvenienced. But mobile giving apps take away any issues that previously may have made donating a less-than-pleasant experience. No more long forms to fill out. No more annoying monthly fees. No more going to the bank or ATM to get cash.

With the added convenience of apps like Givelify, making nonprofit donations has never been easier — or more addictive.

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