Product Announcements

Donor Assist **Recently Expanded to Include ACH**

A major update to our Donor Assist program was pushed out into production during the month of May. Stewardship now allows donors to cover the cost of ACH transactions for their chosen Nonprofit if they so choose to. Previously this functionality was just reserved for credit card transactions. Now anyone using the new Biggest Bestest Most Awesomest form as their giving form of choice can take advantage of this new feature.

Stewardship has revised the way that this is set up in our the system. We are now automatically creating a Donor Paid Admin Fees designation in the system to streamline setup and reporting. We have also gone to flat-rate pricing for Donor Assist at 3.5% for CC and 1% for ACH.

We hope that you all take advantage of this feature and our new Biggest Bestest Most Awesomest form. Enjoy the savings. At Stewardship it is our goal to help you fund your mission!



Community, Crowdfunding, Living The Mission

5 Tips for 5Ks

By Julianne Manning, Stewardship Technology – May 22, 2019

The great thing about 5ks is that they have the potential to attract both people who are excited about your mission and those who are excited about fitness.  You can have different levels of competition which makes it easy for anyone to participate. Below are 5 easy tips to help you put on a successful 5K.

Tip #1: Community Engagement!

If you are having the 5K down the main drag in your community get everyone involved! Invite the local shops to open their doors and have an open house while the 5k is going on. Encourage the local bakery to give out samples. Encourage the local stationary story to hand out pens. This creates an atmosphere of community and helps even the bystanders to get involved in the fun.

Tip #2: Think both “In” and “Out” side the box!

The best things about 5ks are that they can happen anywhere. Including your local mall. You don’t have to worry about the weather and it gives the mall the opportunity to get more foot traffic. It also helps to draw curious bystanders to your mission.

Tip #3: Sponsorship’s!

Just thinking about a 5k makes me thirsty. What a perfect opportunity to have a sponsor come to my rescue. Having sponsored water stations throughout the race is a practical way to get sponsors involved and it will help to quench everyone’s thirst.

Tip #4: Make it a Family Affair!

Life is now busier than ever, so who has time to get a babysitter. 5ks can be involved the whole family! Not only does this help parents to want to participate, it helps to instill a sense of community and mission for their children.

Tip #5: Promote! Promote! Promote!

Think social media but also put flyers in your local shops, signs by major intersections, advertise on your local community board. Getting the word out is important but it doesn’t have to be hard!

Community, Living The Mission

IMAGINE THE BEST CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

Pictured L-R: Nina Vellayan, President of Stewardship Technology, Kasturi Mudulodu, Vice President of Product Management for Yapstone , and PF WORLD 2019 moderator Mary Buckley, Head of Financial Partnerships for Xero.

Read the full story and watch the panel video here:

While the payment facilitator way of doing business is still a relatively new entrant in the payments industry, the model has been around long enough to have generated some seasoned veterans.

Stewardship Technology’s President Nina Vellayan, was part of a panel at the PF WORLD 2019 Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara along with Kasturi Mudulodu, Vice President of Product Management for Yapston. Nina Vellayan and Kasturi Mudulodu provided advice and gave attendees of the conference a look into their companies’ evolution as payment facilitators.

Stewardship Technology’s API’s makes it simple for any software provider to integrate with the platform and start processing transactions through Stewardship’s Payment Facilitator model. As Nina explains, Stewardship Technology’s partnership focus reflects the desire to collaborate with companies that share a similar vision of servicing clients through the highest level of customer support and innovative technology.

For additional information regarding Stewardship’s Payment Facilitator model, please contact us directly at 866.604.8880 or email us at sales@stewardshiptechnology.com.

Community, Electronic Giving Soulution, Living The Mission, Peer to Peer Funding

Digital donations empower charitable giving anywhere

Read full story here: Nonprofit Technology News: Written by Nina Vellayan

In the last year, mobile giving grew by 24 percent. To welcome younger, digitally native members, nonprofit and faith-based organizations are meeting their new members where they’re most comfortable — on their phones.

According to Nina Vellayan President of Stewardship Technology, Faith-based organizations are still a few years behind most other nonprofits in terms of enabling digital giving, but we’re seeing that begin to change. Newer congregation members, preachers, and staff who are comfortable with technology basics are helping the sector rapidly catch up to its peers.

As noted, last year faith-based organizations saw the greatest increase in online giving compared to other nonprofit organizations and charities. As these organizations begin to use more mobile- and social-first strategies, more members will be able to tithe and donate with the click of a button.

Looking ahead in 2019, a few things are clear: a strategy that allows online giving will help nonprofit and charitable organizations meet their goals, the ability to meet donors anywhere they prefer to give will be critical in driving donations and activating new donors, and faith-based organizations will continue to increase their technology adoption to support tech-savvy members.

By focusing on making giving as easy as possible and connecting with new donors wherever they are, nonprofit and faith-based organizations can use technology to increase charitable giving and maximize their missions’ impact.

Read more here from Nonprofit Technology News, which also includes the annual charitable giving report.