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Givezooks! Online Fundraising Made Easy

givezooksMany non-profit organizations want to fundraise online, but without a large investment of time and money. An online platform such as Givezooks! does just that, with a few clicks of the mouse on Givezooks! and the non-profits has a fully functional donation site.

Digital Divide is Real

digitaldivide 150x150For a few years now, I have been writing these Tech Tips, offering suggestions on what nonprofits can do to use technology to reach out to constituents, manage day-to-day functions, and simply make life a little easier. In all of these things, the nonprofit organization is often struggling to do the same things as the for-profit world, only with a much smaller budget, outdated equipment, and uncertain funding. This is what is known as the Digital Divide.



Replacement Life Cycles for Computers

computer_recycle 150x150Without a doubt, technology comes at a huge cost to nonprofit organizations.  From hardware like desktops and more portable laptops to the software it takes to keep the operations functioning, there are a variety of ongoing costs.  Subscription fees, maintenance, and add-on applications or modules can also work to push up the overall amount spent on the technological aspect of what you do every year.


Does Your Non-profit Still Need a Printer

Everything, from books to plane tickets, is digital these days. So, does this mean non-profits can ditch their printer and go totally paperless?


Click & Pledge

clickpledgeClick & Pledge is a complete suite of products to help non-profits with their fundraising, event management and mobile giving needs.  Read more...

iGivefirst: One Click Giving

The goal of iGivefirst is to make online giving as easy as “liking” or “tweeting”. Billing itself as an online giving brand, iGivefirst wants to help smaller non-profits that don’t have a large marketing budget reach more people. Read more...

Causecast: Staying in Touch with Donors

causecastThese days, almost everyone has a cell phone, which makes it the perfect way for non-profits to stay in touch with their supporters. Contacting supporters via text is a low cost, low-key way to keep them engaged.

FirstGiving: Easy Event Management

logo_whiteMake managing events easy, with FirstGiving, an online fundraising and event management tool. The site serves as the organization’s fundraising hub. From the site, non-profits can do everything from creating events to sending donor emails.


One-Stop Source for Alternatives to Expensive Software

In the never-ending quest to save money, nonprofits have to get pretty creative. We rely on volunteers to do things that for-profit companies would pay thousands of dollars to get done. We work for ridiculously low wages in pursuit of the greater good. We even spend a fair amount of time calculating just how much of every donation goes toward direct services, so our supporters know that they are making a difference. Read more...

Chirpify Twitter Fundraising Tool

Chirpify is a recent Portland, OR start up that has developed a Twitter Fundraising tool.  They did not respond to a request for additaionl information about their offering, so we tracked down the information below on their website.



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