Crowdfunding for nonprofits is designed to make it as easy as possible for organizations to tap into their network of supporters while maintaining control over fundraisers and donors
Calabasas, CA (PRWEB) January 27, 2015
MobileCause, a leading mobile, social and online fundraising platform, has released its newest service, crowdfunding for nonprofits. This new product empowers organizations to conveniently raise donations through volunteers, board members, donors and staff. Differing from traditional crowdfunding for projects, MobileCause crowdfunding pages can be setup on a nonprofits website where donations and full donor data are collected directly. Additionally, each individual fundraiser receives a unique keyword that friends and family can text to view their personal fundraising page and make donations.
In 2008-2009 Indiegogo and Kickstarter paved the way for individuals and organizations to crowdfund projects. In 2013, 5.1 billion dollars was raised by individuals with crowdfunding platforms of which 30% was donated to social causes. In 2015, MobileCause will enable nonprofits to quickly and easily setup mobile-optimized organization specific crowdfunding campaigns. Full donor data is captured for donor cultivation and all funds are collected in real-time. Additionally, nonprofits gain more control with the ability to monitor campaign branding, send tax receipts, and protect against fraudulent activity.
$66 is the average amount donated by an individual donor.
$568 is the average amount raised by and individual fundraiser.
8 people give on average to each campaign.
Individuals raise 4 times as much when campaigns are promoted by video.
62% of donors are new to nonprofits and 28% give again.
71% of millennials (born 1980-1995) have fundraised for a nonprofit.
1—Crowdfunding should create a sense of urgency for a specific project, not a general fund.
2—Crowdfunding is a supplemental source of funds during specific days of giving.
3—Partnering with a celebrity is a great way to kick start crowdfunding campaigns.
MobileCause provides an easy to use crowdfunding setup for nonprofit organizations. Platform services are designed to be easily promoted and accept donations across mobile, social and online channels. Donations are PCI compliant with an industry leading 2.5% flat transaction fee (AMEX included). Nonprofits who signup for a MobileCause subscription gain access to a powerful fundraising suite of 6 platform services to gain new donors, increase recurring gifts, and engage supporters throughout the year.
MobileCause is a cloud-based fundraising and communication platform. Platform features include crowdfunding for nonprofits, comprehensive online giving, dynamic event fundraising, text to donate keywords, mobile marketing and smart data records. Organizations can be up and running in one day with no technical skills required.
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