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Mastering The Art of the Fundraising Ask

Mastering The Art of the Fundraising Ask
Effective fundraising strategies are pivotal to the long-term sustainability of non-profit organizations. One of the pillars of a successful non-profit fundraising strategy is having a committee that masters the fundraising ask. Sometimes this is referred to as the art of the fundraising ask among development professionals, as it is indeed an art form. While the… Read More »

Why Your Organization Needs Non-Profit CRM

Why Your Organization Needs Non-Profit CRM
Non-profit CRM and donor management software promotes growth, sustainability and structure for a non-profit organization that is seeking to take their fundraising goals to the next level. While spreadsheets and utilizing various websites to handle your events and fundraising campaigns can be a good starting point for an organization, there comes a point when it… Read More »

How to Create a Winning Signature Fundraising Event

How to Create a Winning Signature Fundraising Event
Signature fundraising events are those events that an organization is known for throughout the community. Creating a signature fundraising event for your organization can help with building your organization’s brand, building your donor base and contributing towards a consistent part of your annual fundraising budget. So how do you create an appropriate signature fundraising event… Read More »

Tribute Gifts: The Ins and Outs of Tribute Giving

Tribute Gifts: The Ins and Outs of Tribute Giving
Tribute and honorary gifts can be a great way for non-profit organizations to raise funds while paying homage to the great memories of an individual. Such gifts can help a non-profit organization reach a significant amount of their goals, because tribute gifts come from a strong belief of the organization’s mission on behalf of someone’s… Read More »

How to Start a Nonprofit Monthly Giving Program

How to Start a Nonprofit Monthly Giving Program
Does your nonprofit have a strong monthly giving or membership program? If not, you’re missing out! Establishing a nonprofit monthly giving program can have a positive impact towards achieving your organization’s financial goals. Monthly giving programs also provide consistent, year-round funding which is vital to meeting overhead costs such as rent or mortgage, employee salaries… Read More »

Using Vacation Packages for Charity Auctions

Using Vacation Packages for Charity Auctions
If your organization is planning an auction fundraiser, you know that procuring auction items is a big part of the process. While it’s always great to get donated items from local businesses, there is another way to raise even more money on your fundraising auction. That is to provide unique or absolutely stellar items that… Read More »

SEO for Non-Profits: Six Steps to Get Started

SEO for Non-Profits: Six Steps to Get Started
The world of search engine optimization (SEO) can sound intimidating to many non-profit and development professionals. After all, do you really need to worry about SEO for non-profits? With all of the other concerns in creating and maintaining a website, developing your non-profit’s fundraising strategies, and focusing on your core mission, SEO can easily seem optional.… Read More »

DoJiggy Recognized as a Leader in Colorado Tech Scene

DoJiggy Recognized as a Leader in Colorado Tech Scene
DoJiggy Recognized as a Leader in the Colorado Tech Scene by G2 Crowd DoJiggy has been identified as one of the best Colorado software tech companies, based on its high levels of customer satisfaction and likeliness to recommend ratings from real G2 Crowd users for the GolfRegistrations golf tournament software management platform. GolfRegistrations has received… Read More »

Checklist of 2018 Fundraising Trends

Checklist of 2018 Fundraising Trends
Coming into the new year, it’s a great time to focus on evaluating and solidifying your organization’s fundraising approaches. Today, fundraising for a cause comes at everybody at such a fast and frequent pace, making sure that your organization understands best practices and stands out from the crowd is vital. An analysis of fundraising trends… Read More »

Introducing DoJiggy Payments

Introducing DoJiggy Payments
Need payment processing for your fundraising event, but not interested in a full merchant account and monthly fees? Tired of using PayPal and dealing with PayPal Pending orders? Need payment processing for your fundraising event, but not interested in a full merchant account and monthly fees? Tired of using PayPal and dealing with PayPal Pending… Read More »

DoJiggy Selected for Gartner’s 2017 FrontRunners

DoJiggy Selected for Gartner’s 2017 FrontRunners
We are pleased to announce that DoJiggy Pledge crowdfunding software was recently selected to Gartner’s list of 2017 Nonprofit Donor Management Software FrontRunners. The listing includes the top 24 software products in the Nonprofit Donor Management category, based on online user reviews and the Gartner Methodology. For the non-profit Donor management software market, over 260… Read More »

Encouraging Your Peer-to-Peer Participants to Fundraise

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,… Read More »

Booster Club Fundraising Ideas

Booster Club Fundraising Ideas
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. What is a Booster Club? Booster clubs are organizations that support initiatives to raise money for school clubs… Read More »

Best Charity Golf Tournament Software Features

Best Charity Golf Tournament Software Features
Fundraising and charity golf tournaments 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… Read More »

Back to School Fundraising Software and Program Updates

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. New Features In response to requests from our schools, we have… Read More »

Golf and Events Pro Software Features

Golf and 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 Golf & Events Pro Software Features you can now take advantage of: Event cloning Unlimited product sales Up to three administrative log-ins (with permissions for… Read More »

Credit Card Transaction Fees for Pledge Subscriptions

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… Read More »

How to Organize a Fun Run in 11 Steps

How to Organize a Fun Run in 11 Steps
If you have been tasked with organizing a fun run fundraiser, prepare yourself for a big adventure! Planning and executing any peer-to-peer fundraising event is not a job for the timid. It’s hard work and, if it’s not done well, it can quickly become overwhelming. But, here’s the good news; when you invest sufficient thought,… Read More »

Three Tips to Help Simplify Your Fundraising

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… Read More »

What are the PCI fees on my merchant account statement?

What are the 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… Read More »

Credit Card Fees Explained

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. What is Tiered Pricing? Tiered pricing is the most common, though not generally considered… Read More »

Are Non-Profits Required to be PCI Compliant?

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 to protect your constituent data.… Read More »
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