Best way to receive donations online - * i am highly interested in, and have been for some time, employing the use of an online giving platform, possibly coupled with a targeted or saturation marketing campaign; however the cost seems prohibitive, and setting up a third party donation site on my own involves fees and costs which actually detract from the entire idea of pure fundraising: besides not understanding how to properly report, track, and submit those donations to the charity, in order to receive commissions for generating them. Solely on my own little island, from my home office, with no marketing software, no online database programs in place, no budget to speak of, and no idea of how to even legally collect funds online, i've reached an impasse: either keep cold-calling, buy a (questionable) donors list, switch non-profits, or quit. (current statistics report that literally billions of dollars per year are still being brought in by charities, from telemarketing alone: now imagine what's possible with online donations: if it's done right. Fundraising garners millions in charitable giving for the nonprofit industry every year, but there are so many options it can be difficult to find the right online donation tools for your organization.
Evaluate your nonprofit's needs to determine the best method for accepting donations online.