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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 »

10 Ways to Make #GivingTuesday Successful

10 Ways to Make #GivingTuesday Successful
With fall in full-swing, year-end giving campaigns are also in full-on planning and execution modes. The final quarter of the year is one of the most important times for nonprofits to raise the critical funds for their mission. One way to spread the word about your work, while raising money and awareness is to participate… Read More »

School Fundraising Ideas & Tips

School Fundraising Ideas & Tips
Back to school time means that your child may be asked to help with school fundraising. Children of all ages can get involved in fundraising one way or another. And whether it’s a school fundraising campaign, or your child is fundraising for their church youth group or sports team, the same tips and tricks apply.… 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 »

Increase Efficiency with Fundraising Software

Increase Efficiency with Fundraising Software
In order to be successful in your fundraising efforts, you must be efficient. That means minimizing resources, lowering costs, and maximizing results. A fundraising campaign of the past may have required an entire team to plan and manage your fundraising event – where today, you might be able to accomplish the same thing with just… Read More »

Bike-a-thon Success for Ride to Farm

Bike-a-thon Success for Ride to Farm
Ride to Farm is an annual bike-a-thon to raise awareness and funds for the Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The school’s mission is “If you have a dream to farm, we’re here to help you get started.” The WSBDF emphasizes business planning and pasture-based farm management.  “Every young farmer who is… Read More »

How to Select the Right Fundraising Software

How to Select the Right Fundraising Software
If your nonprofit is hosting any kind of fundraiser, chances are you’re investigating various fundraising software options to help you manage your fundraising event more effectively. But how do you know what software is the right one for your fundraiser? Before selecting your software, determine the type of fundraiser you plan to host. This will impact… Read More »

4 Commonly Asked Questions When Planning a Fundraiser

4 Commonly Asked Questions When Planning a Fundraiser
Spring is a busy time for our customers – many are planning charity golf tournaments or summer walk-a-thons or a variety of outdoor fundraising events. As we’ve taken calls and assisted numerous clients with setting up their fundraising websites, we’ve found many people asking for additional fundraising resources. Because of these requests, we’ve put together… 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 »

Safely Process Online Donations this Holiday Season

Safely Process Online Donations this Holiday Season
Every day, people around the world are affected by charities and non-profits in some way, shape, or form. Community based programs, shelters for animals, schools, arts and entertainment programs – these are just a few ways that people benefit from charity organizations. Each year, more and more people realize the positive impact these organizations have… Read More »

Children’s Law Center Uses DoJiggy Donations

Children’s Law Center Uses DoJiggy Donations
Children’s Law Center of North Carolina manage their online donations with DoJiggy fundraising software, and their payment processing by DoJiggy Merchant Services. This seamless partnership benefits their nonprofit is many ways, and allows them to focus mainly on fundraising in providing quality legal advocacy focusing on domestic violence issues, high conflict custody cases and ensuring access… Read More »

3 Keys to Fundraising Success on Giving Tuesday

3 Keys to Fundraising Success on Giving Tuesday
Charities and non-profit organizations work all year long helping to make the world a better place. From feeding the homeless, to helping protect endangered species, these organizations give of their time, energy, and resources every day. But there’s one day in particular that unifies all of these non-profits and charities together: Giving Tuesday. (#GivingTuesday) Giving… Read More »

Success for ElderHouse with DoJiggy Merchant Services

Success for ElderHouse with DoJiggy Merchant Services
Dancing With Stars is an annual fundraising event held by Elderhouse, benefiting their adult day care program. The senior citizens of their community are supported by this lively dance-a-thon in providing their day care experience with safety, independence, dignity, vitality and wellness. And DoJiggy Merchant Services was in the background managing the payment processing, so… Read More »

True Friends Partners with DoJiggy Merchant Services

True Friends Partners with DoJiggy Merchant Services
For eight years, Dance Arts Centre has teamed up with Camps of Courage and Friendship to host an annual dance-a-thon, Dance With Courage. This year their dynamic pledge fundraising event teamed up with True Friends and raised funds to add three local camps to their family, creating a world where experiences and adventures are open… 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 »

Credit Card Security for Processing Electronic Payments

Credit Card Security for Processing Electronic Payments
Many non-profit organizations and companies process payments, donations, and sales transactions via a merchant services account. If credit card processing is part of your business practice, than your business must be PCI Compliant. This means your business follows certain credit card security requirements set forth by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)… 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 »

Requirements to Apply for a Merchant Account

Requirements to Apply for a Merchant Account
If your nonprofit intends to process any payments by credit or debit card (whether that’s collecting donations, taking payments for fundraising events, selling products/services, etc.) you’ll want to set up a merchant account for safe and secure credit card processing. You’d probably assume that getting a merchant account is easy. After all, the merchant services… Read More »

Selecting a Non-Profit Merchant Services Provider

Selecting a Non-Profit Merchant Services Provider
If your nonprofit intends on handling any kind of online financial transaction: online donations, selling tickets to fundraising events, selling sponsorship opportunities, etc. you are going to want to find a merchant services provider so you can offer credit card processing. After all, almost every exchange of money these days happens via debit or credit… Read More »
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