Internet fundraising grew by roughly 13 percent last year, according to a survey of 100 of the largest nonprofits conducted by The Chronicle Of Philanthropy. While online giving continues to gain steam, it still accounts for a very small portion of the money charities rely on. Among the 76 nonprofits that provided both their online and overall giving totals for 2013, the median share of online gifts is just 2 percent of all donations from … [Read more...] about Internet Fundraising Up by 13% Last Year
by Elad Nehorai One of the interesting developments of the Internet is that people often are unaware of the ways in which it has truly, drastically change the way our reality works. Sometimes, it can take years before companies and people fully identify the way it has changed our way of life. As a small example, when instant messaging was first invented people had to learn not to be offended when someone would leave a discussion abruptly. … [Read more...] about We’ve Only Begun To Tap The Internet’s Speed
Charities are creating significant barriers to potential donors making online contributions, according to the first Online Fundraising Scorecard, a study by Dunham+Company and Next After. The study, the most comprehensive focusing on the online donor experience, gives most nonprofits a failing or mediocre grade when scored against tested and proven online best practices. The study comes at a time when many charities are still struggling to … [Read more...] about Most Jewish Organizations Fail Online Fundraising Test
In the first Giving Tuesday Israel (31 December), 3,364 donations were made to 283 nonprofit organizations, totaling 1,050,582 NIS. This according to IsraelGives.org, the Israeli-based platform that facilitated the local version of this international initiative. 68% of the donors made first-time gifts through IsraelGives; 82% per cent of the donations were made by Israelis. In releasing the results, IsraelGives CEO Yonatan Ben-Dor told eJP, … [Read more...] about Giving Tuesday Israel Raises Over 1m. NIS
by Mordecai Holtz Facebook recently announced they’re rolling out a new Donate feature. This feature is aimed at increasing contributions to the nonprofit industry as people will now be able to give directly on the Facebook page. While theoretically, this new update should be an absolute game-changer for the sector, is it possible that the coveted ROI of social media efforts seems more like a goodwill gesture when what the industry really … [Read more...] about Is Facebook Supporting the Nonprofit Sector with Their New Donate Button?