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

Last-Minute #GivingTuesday Tips

If you have put off starting your #GivingTuesday campaign, don’t worry! We here at Stewardship Technology have you covered.

In our most recent webinar, we broke #GivingTuesday campaign planning into five easy steps. So, if you’ve been procrastinating or have simply been too busy to think about #GivingTuesday until now, this is the webinar for you.

Too busy to even watch the webinar? No problem, we’ve got your back. Here’s a quick rundown of the five steps to planning your #GivingTuesday campaign last-minute.

Step #1: Go Digital with Marketing!

No, seriously, digital is where all your efforts should be for #GivingTuesday. Start by creating your own peer-to-peer(P2P) page. If you haven’t already registered for a #GivingTuesday P2P event page, stop reading this blog right now, click on this button,    👇, and register for an online giving page NOW!

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You have access to download free graphics from #GivingTuesdays website, this will save you time and the hassle of hiring a graphic designer.

Next, focus on high-quality email campaigns. Reach out to your donors, educate them of your mission for the big day, and share the P2P event page you created. Remember your donors want to help you, share your P2P event page so they can share it on their social pages. Sharing = Win. Win. AND New Donors.

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Step #2: Create Engagement

Once you’ve registered for your P2P event page, the next thing to take care of is creating engagement opportunities to reach your donors and get them involved in the big day.

Create a fun hashtag. #GivingTuesday is a hashtag with a million plus impressions, its product of smart marketing. Get creative and create your own for the big day.

To elevate the fun, create a contest or an event the day of #GivingTuesday. Contests are a great way to engage and drive awareness of your #GivingTuesday event – AND contests are FUN!

Another fun way to engage your donors is to create an unselfie badge. We LOVE unselfie badges because the unselfie badge represents pictures of people doing good things, acts of kindness, and seeing their compassion in action. As you can see below, here are a few examples and they ARE simple. Try it – this is a great tool for your donors that will inspire and help attract new donors for the day.

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Step #3: Seek Mission Ambassadors

To heighten your campaign and engagement you can do that through mission ambassadors. Mission ambassadors personalize your organization. They are able to emotionally connect with your donors and investors. They add value and, if properly educated on your mission, they are the people who can help turn those one-time donors into lifelong donors.

So our Tip #3 is to create an ARMY of ambassadors. Have those ambassadors share your mission. Give them support to spread the word of your #GivingTuesday event. Praise their efforts through social media posts. If they are on LinkedIn tag them in posts and praise them for their devotion to your organization…..AND, don’t forget every post you do, post that P2P event link so those who are inspired, know where to donate.

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Step #4: Make Noise

Now its time to make some noise to make your #GivingTuesday campaign work the way you intended to.

First, start with sharing your digital marketing assets. Make sure all of your event calendars on your website, social pages, or where ever you keep your supporters updated, have access to your P2P event page so that they can donate.

Then from there, your supporters and mission ambassadors can start the ripple to spread the word. Make sure everyone is sharing updates about the P2P event through social pages and that you sent out your donor emails – CREATE AS MUCH NOISE AS YOU CAN!

Video storytelling is a great tool to use too. Create simple video updates during your event or go LIVE on Facebook the day of the event to drive donors to give. Use your contest and use your ambassadors to connect digitally and stay present on the day to drive your #GivingTuesday objectives.

Step #5: OPEN YOUR DOORS

Our final tip for the day of #GivingTuesday is to OPEN YOUR DOORS for the day. Take advantage of the day and use #GivingTuesday as an opportunity to rally your team to get your community excited about your organization’s mission.

Create an event or a party to celebrate the day. At the event create new volunteer opportunities and engage followers through social media to help participate.

Depending on what type of event you have you can heighten your opportunity of donations by adding text to give. Also, create urgency with contests with time frames…remember #GivingTuesday is 24-hours so you want to make it appear your donors are limited with time to participate in the exciting day.

Opening your doors to the community either physically or virtually on the day of #GivingTuesday creates a level of engagement that influences donors to see your mission at a new level. Try it…step outside the box!

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Build Pathway – Start Stewarding

Completing a donation and receiving a receipt should not be the end of the line for your #GivingTuesday donors, but the beginning of a long relationship with your nonprofit. Once you’ve got their support, how are you going to keep it?

Welcome New Donors

If you pick up any new donors on #GivingTuesday, your job is to keep them engaged. Some easy ways to do that is sending them a welcome series of emails so they can learn more about your work, getting them to follow you on social media, inviting them to events, and involving them in more aspects of your nonprofit.

Add a Thank You Page

Acknowledging your donors promptly and sincerely is important. When donors don’t receive a quick thank you from a nonprofit, they are less likely to come back to make another donation.

Start Planting Seeds for End-of-Year

#GivingTuesday is a big fundraising day by itself, but really, it’s the kickoff for the busiest time of the year for nonprofit fundraising. So when you’re following up, make sure to plant some seeds about end-of-year giving.

Using language that references the “season of giving” or frame #GivingTuesday as part of “the most critical time of year for our nonprofit” will help you lay the groundwork now, so you’re able to transition much more easily into your end-of-year campaign.

NOW Back to Step #1….

Are you registered yet?!

Crowdfunding, Electronic Giving Soulution, Product Announcements

Stewardship Technology announces new partnership with WayCool Software

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888.604.8880

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Announcement of a new partnership with WayCool Software

Donor Management

Mount Vernon, Ohio (November 9th, 2018) – Stewardship Technology and WayCool Software have signed a partnership agreement to provide WayCool Software customers access to Stewardship Technology’s Electronic Giving Solutions (EGS) platform. WayCool Software has developed a new Online Giving Connector that supports seamlessly downloading transactions from Stewardship Technology’s Electronic Giving Solutions (EGS) platform.

The integration of Stewardship Technology’s and WayCools Software platforms, provides WayCool Software’s customers access to an all-in-one donation management platform.  Stewardship Technology is a leader in the donation management industry, providing customized giving forms, multiple payment options, event registration, text-to-give, peer-to-peer fundraising, crowdfunding, customized reporting, and data analytics that is integrated with social media.

Stewardship Technology’s Director of Sales, Trey Swallow, states “WayCool Software is a strategic partner for our continued growth in the nonprofit market. Our goal at Stewardship Technology is to continue to be the leading provider in the faith-based industry providing technology to support that no mission goes unfunded.”

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

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 740.326.2627 tswallow@stewardshiptechnology.com

Community, Online Donations

Stewardship Technology joins payments technology leader Paya

Paya Acquires Stewardship Technology to Add Expertise in Nonprofit, Faith-based and Educational Industries

Will add differentiated payments facilitator platform and industry-leading software to Paya’s best-in-class suite of products making commerce easier than ever

ATLANTA, GA. November 1, 2018 — Paya, the provider of innovative payment solutions for businesses, today announced the acquisition of Stewardship Technology Inc., (“Stewardship Technology”), a leading payments facilitator empowering nonprofits, faith-based organizations and educational institutions to make online giving and payment processing fast, secure and efficient. The acquisition will support Paya’s strategic growth plan by adding expertise with nonprofit and faith-based organizations to deliver completely customizable payment and software solutions.

Stewardship Technology’s robust payment facilitator business model, electronic giving solutions (EGS) platform, pension and benefits platform, and MissionPay application will be added to Paya’s existing suite of solutions, giving Paya partners and customers access to new capabilities and services including Stewardship Technology’s industry-leading donation management software.

“Stewardship Technology’s emphasis on service for the customer, combined with their robust product offerings made this acquisition a natural fit for Paya,” said Paya President Greg Cohen. “With this acquisition, Paya will be primed to offer new capabilities and launch into new verticals that will support our continued growth while maintaining our mission to be the best payments technology solution for businesses. We’re thrilled to bring the entire Stewardship Technology team into the Paya family to accelerate growth.”

“We could not have found a better partner than Paya to help us achieve our next phase of growth,” said Stewardship Technology Founder and CEO Stuart Washington. “Paya’s unique set of industry expertise and product capabilities are a perfect fit for us.”

Nina Vellayan, Stewardship Technology President added: “We’re a company that cares about our clients, so joining with Paya, a company equally committed to its customers, was a great move for us.”

Stewardship Technology’s brand will remain in the market, the team will continue forward with the business, and over the coming weeks, both teams will work together to preserve our ongoing commitment to the customers.

For more information on what Paya can do for your business, visit https://paya.com/.

About Paya

Paya, Inc. provides innovative payment solutions for businesses. The company is rapidly advancing its platform and diverse set of technologies to enable flexible, easy to implement payment solutions that transform and grow businesses across industries. More than 2,000 partners trust Paya’s technology and experience to deliver value and growth for 100,000 customers. Paya is a GTCR backed company headquartered in Reston, VA, with offices in Atlanta, GA, and Fort Walton Beach, FL. For more information, visit https://paya.com/ or follow us on Twitter: @PayaHQ, LinkedIn: Paya.com and Facebook: PayaHQ.