Electronic Giving Solutions, Electronic Giving Soulution, Online Donations, Product Announcements

Why use Donor Assist with Electronic Giving Solutions (EGS)

One of the benefits of Stewardship Technology’s platform, is that you can give donors the opportunity to cover the credit card processing fees. Our research shows, that when given the option, 70% of donors choose to cover this cost. By making a few adjustments to your settings, you can give donors this chance.

 

– Step One –

Create a Processing Fee Designation

Under the Designation tab click on Add to add your new Processing Fees designation.

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Next, give this designation a name, summary, and description. Put a check in the Include on Tax Receipts box. Make sure to uncheck the Include in Catalog box. Then save your changes at the bottom of the page.

 

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– Step Two –

Adjust your Settings

Next hover your mouse over the gear icon at the top right-hand corner and click on Settings. Then put a check in the Donor Covers Transaction box. Use the drop-down box next to Designation to choose your newly created Processing Fees designation. Save all your changes at the bottom of the page.

Now when donors donate, they will be given the option to cover the cost of the processing fees.

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– Step Three –

That’s its – you’re done!

 

If you have additional questions regarding Donor Assist,

please contact Julianne Manning at 

jmanning@stewardshiptechnology.com or  866.604.8880.

Crowdfunding, Electronic Giving Soulution, Peer to Peer Funding

Why your organization needs to start using Crowdfunding right now!

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Crowdfunding is the best way to expand your donor base. When engaging in crowdfunding, 62% of those who donate are new and 28% of those new donors will give again.

Thinking realistically, a $1 donation will not help a nonprofit organization very much; however, one million donations of $1 can help a nonprofit mobilize their cause. This is where crowdfunding comes in because donors can see that many people, some of whom they know and some they do not, are donating in many different quantities.

Crowdfunding pages stress the importance of donating money whether it be small or large–they utilize a group model instead of a singular model. When you donate to a crowdfunding campaign you become part of a group that is supporting that cause no matter how much you donate. On the other side, when you donate to a text to donate or text to give campaign, you are simply one person supporting an organization. Mobilizing donors to give gifts of all sizes can result in a massive fundraising effort.

Nonprofit crowdfunding is changing the landscape in online fundraising. As more and more donors are being exposed to crowdfunding for products and services, they’ll expect your fundraising to shift towards those approaches as well.

Here are five best practices to crowdfund successfully for your nonprofit.

1.  Start with a measurable goal

Your goal aligns your team and supporters with your crowdfunding campaign. You have to find a balance between what is within reach and what is an aspiration. If you’ve fundraised online before, ask yourself a few questions to get a baseline of what is achievable.

2.  Rethink Rewards and Donation Tiers

Rewards are items, recognition, or a service that you’ll get for contributing a crowdfunding campaign. They are also known as perks or gifts, and are used as incentives to motivate people to support a campaign.

3. Create your eye-catching story

You know that compelling stories get you donations, sharing, and publicity, but you’re probably thinking — “I don’t have a eye-catching story” or “I don’t know how to tell a compelling story”. It’s actually easier than you think to create one that works. Think about your mission and how your mission serves the community, your story is there.

4.  Build a tribe of champions

Contrary to what you may assume, you can’t launch a crowdfunding campaign by relying on the crowd. You’ll need to cultivate a tribe. Start with a list of 100 people that you know and would be willing to take action and put them in three buckets: Promoters, Fundraisers, Donors.

Give each bucket a role and goal so that they know how and when to help. Some people can take on multiple roles if they’re high up on the engagement ladder.

5.  Focus on your crowdfunding page

Getting started with crowdfunding is easy, but doing it right can be a challenge. You can learn more details on how to launch a nonprofit crowdfunding campaign by contacting our team of experts at Stewardship Technology.

 

 

Electronic Giving Soulution

Text to Give

With our newly upgraded, Biggest, Bestest, Most Awesomest Giving form it is now easier than ever for your donors to give! Make it even simpler by adding Text to Give on your account. Text to Give gives your Donors access to your giving forms in a matter of seconds. You receive a local number and since EGS is fully integrated you can easily track your donor’s giving patterns. 

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– Step One – 

Create Designations Specific to Text to Give

Under the Designation Tab create a new Folder called Mobile Campaigns. Give the folder a Summary and Description. When creating this folder please make sure the Include in Catalog option is not checked. Click Save when finished.

 

Next, under the Designation Tab create a new Designation for the whatever you want the mobile campaign to raise money for. Give the Designation a Name, Summary, and Description. If you want this designation included on Tax Receipts, make sure to check that box.  Also make sure to uncheck the box Include in Catalog box and make sure that the Parent Folder is the Mobile Campaign folder that you just created. Click Save to create the designation.

 

– Step Two –

Create Your Custom Text to Give Link Under the Tools tab create a custom link using the Donate Link Wizard.

Under the Tools tab create a custom link using the Donate Link Wizard. On the first page, give your link a name and choose the Biggest, Bestest, most Awesomest giving form. On the second page of the wizard select the option “Specify One of More Designations”. Choose your Mobile campaign folder on the left and then highlight your designation on the right and click select and then click on continue. On the third step you can create custom header and footer text. You can also decide what the amount your suggested donation buttons will be and choose the default amount.  On the fourth page click on Create Link.

 

– Step Three – 

Response to Donor after sending a Text

Send an email to support@egsnetwork.com and let us know what response you wish donors to receive after they send you a text. The response can simple be, “Thank you for going Mobile.Complete your gift here.” We then will provide you with a local number you can give to your donors. 

 

To enroll in Text to Give, please contact

Julianne Manning at jmanning@stewardshiptechnology.com 

866.604.8880.

Electronic Giving Soulution, Product Announcements

Biggest, Bestest, Most Awesomest Giving Form Upgrades

Today we took the next step in redesigning our Biggest, Bestest, Most
Awesomest Giving Form. It’s the best form how could it get better you
ask, WELL IT DID! Take a look around and get excited about these
new features!


 

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Whats New?

You now have the ability to customize the Suggested Donations Buttons. Also,
you have options for donors to donate in Memory of and In Honor of someone.
New donors can create an account, and returning donors can sign in then
donate through the form – many new features to maximize your donor
experience.
We’ll go in further detail at our upcoming Webinar on Thursday April 19th at
3:00pm. Register for our upcoming webinar below.

 Register Here

What’s Coming Next……

Updates to the Themes Settings, Multilingual options, and created Custom
Questions.