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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.

Using FirstGiving is simple. After a non-profit creates an account with FirstGiving, they upload videos, photos and text to customize the site. After that, it is a matter of creating an event and there is no limit the number of events the organization can create. Each event has its own page, which includes all the pertinent details for that event and the non-profit can include a sidebar that highlights the top fundraisers to encourage supporters.

The site makes it ease to gather waivers and collect participant information (such as T-shirt size) for each event. In addition, the site offers supporters a way to make their own personal fundraising page for the event. Non-profits can track their progress using the site’s analytical tools, which include visual charts.

The site also allows non-profits to reconcile checks and other offline donations with the total collected. The data can be exported into and Excel or CSV file and it is compatible with other donor management tools. With the email management, tools it is simple to create emails based certain criteria including amount donated. The email program can also send automatic emails like donation receipts to supporters. With FirstGiving donors have the option of “paying the fee” so 100% of their donation goes to the non-profit. Also, FirstGiving gives non-profits the enable the ability to accept donations via their website, Facebook or QR Codes.

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