Mobile Apps Nonprofit FacebookAll launched in 2014, the mobile apps listed below created by nonprofits clearly demonstrate that nonprofits are evolving in their approach to mobile apps. The hard truth is that only 39% of mobile apps are opened 11 times or more and 20% of apps are only opened once. That said, the rapid sales of smartphones worldwide ensure a growing a mobile app audience in coming years, but for nonprofit mobile apps to be successful they must be well-designed and useful. If your nonprofit is considering launching an app in 2015, be sure to do your research first.

1. United Nations Calendar of Observances

The UN Calendar of Observances app provides details of UN observances as well as ways to get involved in related events.
iTunes | Google Play | United Nations

UN APP Google Play

2. SafeNight

When someone is in urgent need of safe shelter to escape domestic violence, SafeNight enables users to make an immediate donation to pay for a hotel room for the person in need.
iTunes | Google Play | Windows PhoneCaravan Studios

safe night google play

3. iCitzen

iCitizen is an app that enables users to keep track of political issues and voice their opinions and thoughts directly to elected officials.
iTunes | Google Play | HeadCount

icitizen app google play

4. Food Scores

Environmental Working Group’s Food Scores app is a consumers guide to healthy, affordable food that’s good for people and the planet.
iTunes | Google Play | Environmental Working Group

Food Score google play

5. Charity Navigator

This app helps guide intelligent giving by providing ratings for nearly 7,000 charities based on their financial health, accountability and transparency.
iTunes | Google Play | Charity Navigator

Charity Naviagor Google Play

6. Blood Donor

This app enables users to find nearby Red Cross blood drives, schedule appointments, and earn rewards from premier retailers.
iTunes | Google Play | Windows Phone | Red Cross

red cross app google play

Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits

mobile for good look insideBased 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.