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Lisa Bennett

Lisa Bennett

Lisa is the Sales Director at DoJiggy. She joined DoJiggy in 2006 and loves her job. Prior to working with DoJiggy, she worked at several non-profits and managed special event fundraising.
Encouraging Your Peer-to-Peer Participants to Fundraise

The power of a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign lies in your participants’ fundraising abilities. As your participants tap into their social network, new people are introduced to your organization and many of them are likely to become donors, if only for this event. If your organization has decided to host a crowdfunding or peer-to-peer fundraising event, the percentage of your participants that fundraise will likely be a key metric of your success. And it’s not as easy as you might think to motivate participants, even those that are excited about your cause, to raise money for you. We often see events where participation rate, as defined by the number of participants that have raised at least one donation for the organization, is less than 20%.

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Booster Club Fundraising 101

Clubs and sports hold the power to making a school’s educational experiences more enriching. Sometimes extra fundraising help is needed to support these initiatives, which creates a great opportunity to begin or participate in booster club fundraising.

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Best Charity Golf Tournament Software

Charity golf events are a fantastic way to raise funds, especially if you have a strong network of supporters with an avid passion for grabbing their clubs to head to the greens. While fundraising software can often handle many complexities that come with different fundraising efforts, golf tournaments often have intricacies that require special features. DoJiggy has over 14 years of experience in offering golf tournament software, and shares with you some key features and tools to keep in mind when choosing the best charity golf tournament software to assure your game is perfected to the tee.

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Back to School Fundraising Software and Program Updates

Back to School means back to fundraising for many school PTO and PTA groups. DoJiggy is here to help! DoJiggy supports school fundraising campaigns including Fun Runs and walk-a-thons, serve-a-thons and Service projects, spell-a-thons, fundraising golf tournaments, school carnivals, classroom giving drives and more.

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Golf & Events Pro Software Features

We recently made the decision to discontinue our Standard edition subscriptions of Golf and Events. For clients that are moving on up to Pro, here is a list of new features you can now take advantage of:

  • Event cloning
  • Unlimited product sales
  • Up to three administrative log-ins (with permissions for limited access to additional administrators)
  • Advanced pricing controls for registrations with course/flight/series management
  • Unlimited website pages
  • HTML emails (we make you look good, including your event banner as the email header)
  • Google Analytics integration
  • Volunteer Sign-up page for your website
  • And more
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DoJiggy Implements Credit Card Transaction Fees for Pledge Subscriptions

Every day, maintaining PCI compliance and fraud protection become more important for e-commerce software providers. At the same time, maintaining this high level of compliance and best practices is quite costly. To help cover the costs associated with these compliance standards, DoJiggy is implementing a .20 transaction fee for all completed credit card transactions on our Pledge platform.  

Pledge events by their nature of being peer-to-peer events generally have a disproportionate number of transactions in comparison with general registration events, as one active fundraising participant can easily generate 20-50 donation orders or even more. This is why the events are so successful! We have found that due to the associated volume of transactions, security compliance and support demands are highest on our larger Pledge events and we need to pass along some of the burden of higher costs on these events.

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Three Tips to Help Simplify Your Fundraising

If yours is like many other nonprofit organizations, there’s a good chance you don’t have the resources you’d like. Perhaps your budget is a little lower than you’d hoped and your support staff is non-existent, but yet you are tasked with creating a successful fundraising campaign. 

Don’t worry! These three tips will help you simplify your startup fundraising.

 

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Miniature Golf: A Hole in One for Fundraising

Golf tournaments are popular for many different reasons. They are a great way to raise awareness for your cause, fundraise, and network with clients and sponsors, among other things. But not everyone is a golfer.

While traditional golf tournament fundraisers can be very lucrative, hosting a miniature golf fundraising event can also be a simple, effective way to fundraise. And, it's a fundraising event that draws participation from a much larger audience. Miniature golf is the perfect event for schools - students as well as their entire families can attend.

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Why do I have PCI fees on my merchant account statement?

All US based merchants (businesses or organizations) who accept, store or transmit credit card data are required to be PCI compliant. This required standard has been put in place to ensure the safety and security of your constituent's personal and financial data.

A key requirement of this standard is to complete an annual Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) attesting your organization's compliance. The SAQ will ask a series of Yes/No questions based on the PCI Data Security Standards that apply to your organization or business type.

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Credit Card Fees Explained

If you are signing up for a merchant account, one of your primary considerations is going to be understanding credit card processing fees and pricing structures. There are two main fee classifications for merchant accounts: Tiered Pricing & Interchange Plus Pricing.

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Are Non-Profits Required to be PCI Compliant?

All merchants (businesses or organizations) who accept, store or transmit credit card data are required to be PCI compliant and this includes non-profit organizations, schools and churches. Even if your organization processes a very small volume of credit card sales or donations, you are required to maintain PCI security standards.

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20 Common Merchant Services and Payment Processing Definitions

New to the payment processing world? There is a lot to learn if you hope to get the best payment processing rates for your organization. It can be a complex industry to break into and lots of new terms will be used by industry professionals when introducing their services.

We have compiled this list of 20 of the most commonly used definitions for nonprofits new to payment processing and the merchant services industry. While this is by no means an exhaustive list, it will provide some direction for getting started in the merchant services industry.

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If your organization is starting an online fundraising campaign, you may be wondering about the benefits of using a merchant account vs. PayPal. What are the fees associated with both of these options? Which is right for your organization?

Both of these options have their advantages, so your choice will depend on your organization’s needs and budget.

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