Fundraising for collapsed building garners money online
June 10, 2013
Many people across the globe now spend a sizable amount of their time online. A number of individuals use computers regularly for their work then come home and connect with friends and family on social media sites or watch television and movies through streaming programs.
As such, nonprofits have taken to the Internet to find donors to raise funds and many have been highly successful.
This includes the Philly DoGooder group, which recently started a crowdfunding effort to raise money for those affected by the recent building collapse in Philadelphia, according to KYW-TV. The organization is trying to raise at least $12,000 in 30 days so that each family that lost a loved one can be given $2,000.
In the first 24 hours, the source reported, the group had garnered around $1,000. Co-founder David Gloss told the news outlet that funds that exceed $12,000 will go to the Salvation Army.
That said, there are scams that exist, so The Huffington Post suggested all potential donors confirm the website's validity through charity guide websites like CharityNavigator.org, bbb.org or GuideStar.org. Moreover, the news source recommended that people not donate directly from social media websites unless the organization is vetted first.
Individuals, programs and organizations that rely on fundraising to fuel sustainable operations might find nonprofit fundraising software advantageous. The solutions can facilitate the process of identifying grant opportunities, generate reports that demonstrate current financial need and showcase previous achievements.