In Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits, a 40-hour work for a new media manager is outlined with five hours allotted weekly to experimenting with new online and mobile fundraising tools. The seven listed below are just the tip of the iceberg – and most of them are still in beta.
Having just celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the World Wide Web, the nonprofit sector now has a wide array of amazing new fundraising tools at our fingertips that we couldn’t have imagined just a decade ago. However, unless your nonprofit has allocated the time and resources necessary to be an early adopter, your nonprofit will struggle to take advantage of this next generation of online and mobile fundraising tools.
1. Face the Planet
Face the Planet enables users to hypothetically purchase real estate ($3-4 per landmark) and 85% of the proceeds are donated to environmental and wildlife conservation organizations. Watch this one! More gaming, geolocation, and social functionality to be added soon. And if your nonprofit is working to conserve the planet and its wild inhabitants, contact the founder directly to see about having your nonprofit listed.
Purchase properties and select the nonprofit to benefit:
You are then attached to the property and added to a map:
And you earn badges and property certificates:
Wizeo is an online platform where members can bid to have one-on-one 15-minute video chats or donate to attend a group video chat with participating thought leaders and celebrities.
3. Guilty Pledgers
Guilty Pledgers is a mobile app launched by Spotify that enables users to create fundraising parties where guests can pledge money to add their favorite songs to the party playlist.
4. Ink to the People
Ink to the People empowers anyone to create and sell their own t-shirt designs to benefit their favorite nonprofits.
Fundography allows event attendees to upload and share photos taken at the event and then event attendees can purchase the photos for $2 each to benefit their favorite nonprofit.
GiveMob is a mobile app that allows users to donate to select nonprofits via text with just a couple of taps.
7. Cause Direct
Cause Direct enables businesses to donate to their favorite charity or school every time they accept a credit or debit card payment.
Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits
Based on more than 20 years of experience and 25,000+ hours spent utilizing mobile and social media, Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits is a comprehensive 256-page book packed with more than 500 best practices. Written on the premise that all communications and fundraising are now mobile and social, Mobile for Good is a step-by-step how-to guide for writing, implementing, and maintaining a mobile and social fundraising strategy for your nonprofit.