Fundraising via apps still a possibility for some
August 30, 2013
Many nonprofit organizations and individuals who raise money can find themselves disappointed that Apple smartphones don't allow fundraising apps on the marketplace. This can limit a charity's ability to reach out to consumers when they're on the go.
However, this is not to say that there aren't any campaigning options when it comes to other smartphones. For instance, cellphones that run on the Android operating system have access to these types of programs.
Fast Company recommended a few apps that charity leaders might want to check out when starting to fundraise. For instance, there's Keynote, which allows them to start crafting presentations to make the perfect pitch to potential donors, and ThankYouPro, which lets leaders send thank you notes to donors from their phones.There's also Fundraising Basics, which provides first-time fundraisers with tips and tricks on how to maximize their campaign.
The Nonprofit Times pointed out that charities can have Apple apps, as long as they don't have a feature that accepts donations. Moreover, the news source said that although they can direct users to fundraising websites where they can give money, the app cannot explain that the money will go toward a charity.
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.