Raising money online for a social cause has become a powerful tool for almost every fundraising group and this is the main reason why every online fundraiser should be kept secure and completely automated. Here are some of the benefits provided by online fundraising in order for you to choose whether this type of fundraiser is the right one for you or not. First, online fundraising websites are totally accessible by everyone and this should be regarded as one of the quickest vehicles when it comes to spreading the news about a fundraising cause and reaching new potential supporters worldwide.
For instance, you can actually influence each of your donors to try and connect with your fundraising group by making the necessary contribution that goes directly and immediately to your fundraising cause. Additionally, the convenience of receiving your funds online is significant enough in order to convince you to automate your entire fundraising process. By automating your fundraising process, you will make your fundraisers efficient and smooth. Also, automatic confirmation emails are to be used in order to keep records to be used for tax exemptions and make your donor acknowledge that you have received his/her donation. Once you decide to go for online fundraising campaigns, you must make sure that you include all the latest online tools and methods that are easy to use, powerful and even affordable enough.
Here are some exciting online tools for you to include in your online fundraising and have them combined with all your current offline efforts to provide your supporters/users with maximum organization and outreach. Just make sure that you allow your donors to make their contribution online by using a credit card because this method provides the significant convenience your supporters have come to expect from your organization. Personal fundraising pages are to be provided to every member of your fundraising team – make sure that you invite your donors to various join-in campaigns as individual fundraisers. This way, each of your donors will be provided with his own unique webpage.
Online silent auctions are also to be used as they can provide a brand new spin on your old event fundraisers. You can hold such an auction on your website and even make your donors submit items for this auction directly on your fundraising website. This way, your bidders will be given the opportunity to choose from various bidding options and make the necessary payments by using their credit cards. Sponsors’ page is among the latest interactive tools that can be used in order for the supporters and advertisers to pay for ads and even upload some artworks that can easily be used for any of your fundraising events. Such sponsors’ pages will make it easier on your fundraising group to collect artworks and payments for the advertisements and they also save postage costs, resources and valuable time.