A client of our wants a personal recommendation on fundraising platforms. You know – the sites that allow passionate supporters to raise money from their networks via running marathons and the like such as Everyday Hero etc…
Our client is a small over-achiever of an organisation, run entirely by volunteers. They were recently taken aback by the steep commission taken by one leading site.
We also want them to use a site that makes it easy for fundraisers to raise more funds through social media and other cunning features. Of course we want a site that has runs on the board and is proven to work.
Please – no direct approaches from such services. We want the Citizens to speak. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Would love to hear what comes of any recommendations you get.
We use a customised, NFP version of Salesforce which integrates with our website. Although I have not explored it enough to find out if there are any cunning fundraising features, eg, social media integration!
Is opting for a custom system worthwhile?
Hi Brett, we used Online Giving for our marathon, and that worked quite well.
It has social media integration, but it’s a tiny bit clunky – I find it much easier to just copy paste the link to the page and put it into Facebook and Twitter etc yourself.
They charge on a commission basis – can’t remember what it is, but it’s reasonably low. For that, you get a weekly update on how much you’ve raised and who is raising it for you through what page.
We use givenow.com.au and have found they are a good way to have donations directed to us.