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Community, Crowdfunding, Electronic Giving Soulution, Peer to Peer Funding

P2P Ideas To Help Build Your Charity

It’s amazing what people will do to raise money for their favorite charities. Check out the list below for ideas that can help your charity build its next peer-to-peer fundraising campaign. It’s likely you will find something that will inspire your supporters to raise money on your charity’s behalf.

Need Help? Setting up your own P2P campaign or do you need P2P ideas, our fundraising experts are trained to help get you started. Contact us by clicking here to reach our team and we will get your organization started.

Independent Campaigns

Supporters create fundraising campaigns on a charity’s behalf by adopting a suggested theme or coming up with their own idea.

Endurance Campaigns

Supporters participate individually or as part of a team in physically challenging events that are produced by a third party.

Proprietary Campaigns

Fundraising events planned and hosted by charities.

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For more information regarding Peer-to-Peer fundraising and togetherweraise, contact our fundraising experts today and begin your own movement. 

Community, Crowdfunding, Electronic Giving Soulution, Peer to Peer Funding

Creative Online Fall Fundraisers

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Fall fundraising ideas seem to always be on the mind of development professionals, regardless of the season. It’s the time of year when nonprofits ramp up their fundraising efforts ahead of the end of year rush, and often the first season in the new fiscal year, meaning the fundraising team is extra enthusiastic about starting the year off new goals.

So, how do you get creative with fall fundraising ideas? Get your supporters and staff involved in peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising for your nonprofit! P2P fundraising means you’re asking individuals — volunteers, board members, staff, donors, whoever! — to reach out to their networks to help raise funds for your organization.

Here are five ways to incorporate peer-to-peer fundraising into your fall fundraising ideas:

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1) Take Advantage of the Back to School Spirit

One classic sign of fall is the signal that it’s back to school for students across the world. As schools seek more opportunities to get students engaged in the community, many schools try to incorporate volunteerism into their curriculum. But, if your nonprofit is small or has limited volunteer opportunities, this may leave you excluded from receiving their support.

However, there’s a ripe opportunity here to get creative and encourage P2P fundraising among classes or schools in your region. Ask them to compete to raise the most funds in a team fundraiser, with a leaderboard to showcase who has the most “philanthropic spirit.” Also, remind school administrators that P2P fundraising is more cost-effective for them, and still teaches students the same great tenants about civic duty. Make it fun by hosting social media contests:  Consider non-tangible prizes, like a field trip to your animal shelter or a visit from your executive director, as prizes for the winning fundraisers.

 

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2) Don’t Forget Fall Food Festivals

Nothing rings in the fall season quite like the smell of fresh-baked apple pie and pumpkin bread. There is no shortage of bake sales and cook-offs to help you get creative with your fall fundraising ideas.

Have you considered a virtual bake sale? Or, encourage your favorite chefs to have a “fall soup” competition, with donors voting by donating to their favorite soup fundraiser on a team leaderboard. Chefs can help by spreading the word about your nonprofit and encouraging their friends to vote with their funds on their fundraiser page.

 

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3) Make Fall Holidays More Meaningful

Labor Day, Columbus Day, Halloween, Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving all occur back-to-back in the fall months. What holidays would be the most meaningful for your organization to incorporate into fundraising appeals? If you’re a veteran’s organization, consider encouraging your top supporters or board members to create P2P fundraisers to help raise funds for your important work.

Don’t be afraid to get creative with your fall fundraising ideas! For Halloween, consider a virtual haunted house – encourage P2P fundraisers to design their dream “haunted house” and get donors to vote by donating to their favorite fundraiser. Then, let the winner turn your warehouse or office into a haunted house. “Charge” admission by asking haunted house visitors to donate to your team’s general fund when they arrive for the haunted house.

 

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4) Consider the Importance of Tailoring Fall Messaging

Your organization likely has changing needs in the fall as the weather gets colder. You may need a new heating system at the animal shelter. Or, you may need warmer coats or blankets for clients at your homeless shelter.  Whatever your needs are, P2P fundraising can amplify your messaging.

Let your individual fundraisers know about time-specific needs. Ask them to fundraise using a personal story, like a family that needs coats. Most people donate because they feel an emotional tie. So, encourage supporters to personalize stories as much as possible.

 

fall-gathering-web.png5) Ask Supporters to Host Gatherings

“Small groups.” “Small gatherings.” “Harvest dinners.” Whatever you call them, your organization has likely considered these before to bring together groups of supporters in an intimate setting to raise funds for your nonprofit.

These small gatherings can be very effective. And, fall is the perfect time to consider this creative fall fundraising idea! Now that school is back, dinner parties are a great way to break up the monotony of a routine schedule. Make sure to capitalize on this opportunity by encouraging your party hosts to set up a fundraiser for attendees to give. Plus, it’ll help you track how much support this ambassador was able to raise for your organization.

One creative way to boost your P2P fundraising success is to take advantage of our 90-Day FREE trial of EGS, our all-in-one donation management platform. Where you can take your fall fundraising to a new level.

Next Steps

Still not sure about your fall fundraising ideas? Contact us at info@stewardshiptehnology.com and discuss ideas with a fundraising specialist today. Or, complete the form below and we’ll set up a time to discuss your fundraising needs.

 

Community, Electronic Giving Soulution, Online Donations, Peer to Peer Funding

Take Your Nonprofit To The Next Level

Running a non-profit organization requires a lot of work and planning. You need to recruit, train and utilize volunteers, organize fundraisers and manage the daily operations of your not-for-profit organization. When it comes to fundraising ideas, you don’t want to be stuck doing the same candy fundraisers so common with schools and clubs. You need fresh and exciting fundraising programs if you want to attract donors and expand your reach.

One of the most common limitations for the growth of non-profit companies is the number of charitable donations they receive in any given fiscal year or quarter. Relying on the same corporate donors or in-person donations will continue to keep your charitable organization from real growth. You need to consider how online fundraising could give you the boost you need.

Convenience Is Everything to Modern Donors

Since the explosion in popularity of social media in the last decade, people across the country have begun conducting more and more business online. That includes finding, researching and donating to charities and non-profit organizations. Individual users sharing donation pages and information about donation drives can help nonprofits reach new donors and increase their budgets.

Just like with shopping, the modern consumer expects near-instant gratification when it comes to giving to charities. You have an opportunity when an interested person clicks on your website or a post you shared on social media. In order to capitalize on that opportunity, you need to make donating as convenient as possible. Creating a simple, secure online fundraising system can help drive new donations and convert more followers and visitors into donors.

 

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Ideally, your donor platform will accept a range of digital payment options, including ACH transfers, online credit and debit card payments, and even mobile payment options. The more options you provide for potential donors, the easier it will be for them to follow through with the impulse to give to your non-profit organization.

Viral Online Sharing Can Give Your Organization a Boost

When you put the time, thought and investment into creating a fundraising event, you want to see a return on that investment. Sharing humorous videos, attractive photos, original memes and thoughtful social media posts can incentivize your followers and current donors to share your content with their friends and family. The more engaging your promotional content, the better your chances of having people share it with others. The more shares and new traffic you have, the better your chances of seeing real returns on a fundraising effort.

All the viral shares in the world won’t help your non-profit organization if the people sharing and enjoying your content can’t quickly and conveniently donate. Before you put in the time and financial investment to start new fundraising programs, make sure your website and social media pages are easy to navigate and provide simple options for donations. Online fundraising for nonprofits is a rapidly growing field.

Don’t get left behind by only accepting in-person donations. Capitalize on your online presence by accepting online donations. Doing so can only help your non-profit organization grow.

 

For information regarding our All-in-One Donation Management Platform, contact us today to explore all of the features and integration tools we offer in one platform. 

Community, MissionPay - Billing & Payment Processing

Press Release – Stewardship Technology provides payment processing solution to Visiting Angels franchises

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Announcement of New Customer Agreement with Avery Investments, dba., Visiting Angels

MissionPay – Billing and Payment Processing

Mount Vernon, Ohio (August 7, 2018) – Stewardship Technology and Avery Investments, the franchise owner of (6) six Visiting Angels locations have signed an agreement to utilize Stewardship Technology’s MissionPay Billing and Payment Processing Platform.

Mark Aspenson of Avery Investments and franchise owner of Visiting Angels, contacted Stewardship Technology in May of 2018 concerning the lack of functionality with their current payment processor. Visiting Angels were experiencing increased production time due to the lack of automated batching, as well as multiple processing errors from their current processor.

Stewardship Technology was able to provide customization through its MissionPay Billing & Payment Processing Platform, streamlining Visiting Angels processing efforts. Stewardship Technology’s MissionPay Platform provides seamless boarding with payment facilitator capabilities, ability to electronically move funds, set up recurring payments, batch capabilities, API’s designed for developers with simple integration, and customized reporting & data analytics to maximize the usage of Stewardship Technology’s MissionPay Platform functionality.

Jennifer Watson, Account Manager, of Avery Investment’s was asked if she would recommend Stewardship Technology’s MissionPay Platform to other Home Health franchises as their billing platform. “Most definitely!” Jennifer Watson stated. “Save the sanity of your accounting team members. It’s easy to use and makes it easy to spot an error if one is made.”

Stewardship Technology’s Director of Sales, Trey Swallow, states “we were excited to partner with Mark and Jennifer to develop functionality that streamlines their process, making it easier to batch transaction across their multiple locations, manage multiple depository accounts, provide segmented reports, and different levels of access. The functionality can be used by any Visiting Angels franchise location.”

About Stewardship Technology

Since 2002, Stewardship Technology has been empowering Nonprofits, Faith-based Organizations, and Educational Institutions through our cloud-based platforms making online giving and payment processing fast, secure, and efficient.

Stewardship Technology’s fully-integrated cloud-based platforms reduce manual processing, streamline and enhance the donor experience, and provide the highest level of security through our PCI-DSS Level 1 compliance.

Stewardship Technology is a community of people who care. Through our mission, we strive to make a difference for our clients by providing custom technology solutions that fund and fulfill their missions.

About Partnerships

Contact Trey Swallow at 866.604.8880 tswallow@stewardshiptechnology.com