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Must Have Fundraising Apps for Your Smart Phone


Whether you’re a social entrepreneur, in the business of federal grant writing, or you scurry around planning special events; there is most likely an app out there created to ease the way. Here are my top five as of October 2012:

1. Kickstarter 101

Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects, everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others. Since its launch on April 28, 2009, over $350 million has been pledged by more than 2.5 million people, funding more than 30,000 creative projects, now that’s a kick-start!

2. JustGiving

Allows fundraisers to keep track of what they are raising in real-time, it alerts you each time a donation is made and you can easily share with your contacts. Furthermore, if you know who just gave, you can thank them in real time as well! Nifty.

3. Rally.org

Set up a social donation page in minute’s using Rally’s fundraising platform to share your story in a new way. Easily customize a cause donation page with your own design or use one of their templates. It rids you of the cost and burden of needing to create a merchant account for your nonprofit in order to accept donations.

4. The Razoo iPhone App

Razoo enables you to manage your fundraisers and engage your donors. You can keep track of each donation, view your fundraising progress, ask people to give, and thank everyone who makes a donation. A one-stop iPhone fundraising app!

5. Fundraising Basics

This app is perfect for those just starting out in fundraising or those needing fresh ideas for the events they are coordinating. Full of tips and tricks, Fundraising Basics provides you with time saving methods and information to tackle the obstacles you may encounter. In this Android app you will find: 10 things your fundraising plan must include and how to put it together, 12 things your website must tell your visitors, and 6 common-sense but overlooked ways to find untapped pools of donors – among other advice.

Pages:
  NEW YEAR! NEW PLAN!
 
  The Making of a Nonprofit: Business Planning
 
  Seven Business Plan Tactics for Social Entrepreneurs
 
  Why Fundraising Consultants Should Commune Not Compete
 
  The End is Near for Your Fiscal Year: Fundraising Tips, Tactics and Messaging to Implement Today
 
  Four Ways to Turn Volunteers into Donors
 
  Four Fundraising Resolutions for 2015
 
  Board Member Tips to Managing Staffing Issues
 
  Why Your Year-End Ask Should Last 12 Months
 
  Must Haves for a Winning Grant Proposal
 
  Twenty Ways to Increase Website Traffic Via Your Blog
 
  How to set up a Twitter account in five simple steps
 
  A Quick Guide to Building and Using Your Non Profit Facebook Page
 
  22 Crowdfunding Sites (and How To Choose Yours!)
 
  Year-end Fundraising in a Snap: 5 No-Brainer tactics to implement by December 31
 
  How to Create a Dynamic Strategy for Every Single Donor: A Step-by-Step Process
 
  The Best Places to Find New Grant Opportunities Online
 
  How to find, charm, and keep corporate sponsors
 
  Three Simple Fundraising Campaigns for Summer's Slowdown
 
  Lean In! Fearless Fundraising.
 
  7 Things That Will Make You a Better Fundraiser
 
  Grant Research: Best Practices
 
  How to Increase Google Page Rank – 10 Best Ways
 
  Keeping it all straight: 8 tips for getting grant-organized
 
  5 Ways to Validate Giving Decisions & Drive Retention
 
  What was trending in Fundraising this month: November 2012
 
  What was trending in Fundraising this month: October 2012
 
  Must Have Fundraising Apps for Your Smart Phone
 
  What was Trending in Fundraising this September 2012
 
  Arrrrgh! Some People are so DIFFICULT - or is it me?
 
  Fundraising: What’s Trending this Month
 
  Start Your NonProfit for Sustainability: Part Two Fundraising
 
  Start Your Nonprofit for Sustainability – Part One
 
  Increase Fundraising Revenue with Donor Recognition Cards
 
  Raise More Money with Gift Envelopes
 
  Build Your Non Profit Brand in Just Seven Days!
 
  Five Simple Steps to Evaluating Your Program
 
  Is a Budget your Case for Support?
 
  SMALL NON PROFIT? 10 Steps to Build your Fundraising Infrastructure
 
  Family Feud: How to Prevent Falling into the Board Member Conflict Trap
 
  NEW IDEA’S FOR THE NEW YEAR: Create an On-Board Strategy!
 
  TIC TOCK: FIVE Professional Fundraising Ideas For Year-End Procrastinators
 
  FREE GOVERNMENT GRANTS: Fact or Fiction?
 
  Ten Tactics to Raise Money Online: Without Spending too Much of It
 
  PASSION