Online fundraising helps assault victim
March 27, 2013
Online payments have soared in recent years - many people now take to ecommerce gateways to make purchases that they used to have to go to shopping centers for, while others take to websites to buy and print tickets for various events, among other things. However, some people are looking to put their money toward more humanitarian efforts when they're online using nonprofit technology.
According to Michigan Live, gun store owner Richard Robinette was assaulted in a robbery at his shop, suffering head injuries and incurring many hospital bills after the event. Soon following the incident, on March 25, a page was created by a friend on fundraising website GoFundMe, where individuals can make donations online, the source reported.
The news provider said that people can give anonymously or include their names in messages of well-being. The goal of the fund was $5,000, but by March 27, that amount had reached almost $7,000.
A similar effort is underway in Milford, Connecticut, according to the MilfordPatch, after Michael Mingrone was listed in critical condition after a recent car accident. The news source said that people have taken to fundraising website Give Forward to make their donations.
As foundations tap into emerging digital channels to raise funds online, they can benefit from nonprofit fundraising software that tracks incoming donations and quantitatively measures the success of their efforts.