#GivingTuesday - December 1st, 2020

GivePulse is a #GivingTuesday and #GivingTuesdayNow Platform Partner helping to support organizations looking to fundraise, crowdfund, and scale their management of donations from donors, volunteers and advocates

#GivingTuesday + GivePulse

The COVID-19 crisis has deeply impacted our community of higher-ed institutions, businesses, nonprofits and cities & municipalities. For #GivingTuesday and beyond, we want to provide our donation management services for free and immediately lower our donation transaction fees (for the foreseeable future). We believe these measures can immediately lift our community through these difficult times. Organizations interested in learning more about our COVID-19 response can read more here.

  • Providing our donation management services for free

    We want to use this opportunity to ensure nonprofits large and small can leverage our platform to organize all their constituents (from volunteers, to donors, to board members and advocates).

  • Lowering our donation transaction fees

    Many platforms includes additional transaction fees along with the credit card fees. We want to collaborate with all partners, and decrease the fees to ensure your organization can scale with us. Our GivePulse transaction fees are 1%.

  • Open Office Hours

    Our team regularly provides open office hours to all community partners. The focus of these sessions can range from setting up donations to organizing virtual volunteer opportunities. No matter what the subject is, our team of experts can help provide a clinic, work through scenarios and connect you to additional resources and contacts. Let us know how we can collaborate and be helpful. To sign up you can go here.

  • CRM Integrations

    During these very unique times, we've been working with a number of collaborators to help support our community partners. At this time, we want to highlight Salesforce since they have been proactive in identifying ways to help alleviate newfound burdens and pressure points for our collaborative partners. To learn more about this partnership you can go here. To learn more about additional CRM, Payment or Database integrations, please reach out to us covid@givepulse.com

  • Virtual/Remote Volunteers

    We are known for our volunteer matching, management and scheduling capabilities. Let us know how we can help guide you to leverage virtual/remote volunteers or to identify how volunteers can help during these difficult times while remaining safe. To start listing projects or virtual/remote opportunities you can go here

Donation Pricing

Let your community engage with you through donations, crowdfunding and fundraising campaigns

  • Lowest Rates in the Industry
    We proudly offer platform fees of 1% + the standard credit/debit transaction fee of 2.9% + 30 cents per transaction. While other fundraising sites have platform fees of 4-8% + credit/debit processing fees, we want to ensure that more of what you raise goes toward its intended cause
  • Let Donor Cover Fees
    Your donors will always have the option to cover the fees, which over 85% of donors normally do! Because of this, nonprofits keep an average of $99.00 of every $100 they raise
  • Platform Fees with a Purpose
    GivePulse uses the 1% platform fees collected to invest back into community initiatives like Director of Volunteers in Associations, Scholarships, Pro Bono projects and many others. In addition to helping others lift up their communities, we want our actions to reflect our organization’s mission

Fundraising & Crowdfunding

  • Giving Features
    Use GivePulse’s fundraising features for your next crowdfunding campaign or set up an ongoing fundraiser to accept donations year-round. Our giving features allow you to collect custom information at checkout, automate thank you messages, and give visitors to your GivePulse profile the option to make a donation any time
  • Peer to Peer
    Use peer to peer (P2P) fundraising to raise more for your crowdfunding campaign or allow others to start a fundraiser on your behalf. GivePulse’s peer to peer fundraising features are catered to individuals and groups that want to raise funds for your organization, tell the story of their connection to your cause and track their impact
  • Fundraising + Engagement
    GivePulse is the only platform that is a comprehensive solution to manage philanthropic giving and volunteer engagement in one place. That means you’ll be able to see who your best supporters are based on donations given, funds raised, volunteer hours served and events attended

Donor Management

  • Database
    Configure what fields you want to capture every single time a donor donates to you. Our one-stop database approach allows you to review custom field data and communicate with donors all in one place
  • Donation + Engagement Reports
    Create unique reports based on the campaign you created or discover prospective donors in your volunteer database. GivePulse allows you to fully understand the giving potential of your donors and volunteers
  • Integrations
    Should you decide that you want to use GivePulse to augment an existing CRM or ERP system, we can help with out-of-the-box integrations with Salesforce, SugarCRM, Blackbaud and other products

Best Practices for your #GivingTuesday campaign

We know asking for help right now can be difficult. #GivingTuesday is a global movement of generosity that helps you reach out and let your community know they can make a difference and be a part of something bigger, whether that’s by making a gift, volunteering their time or spreading the word. Great #GivingTuesday campaigns are relevant, creative and express a sense of urgency. When planning for your #GivingTuesday campaign, you’ll want to think about:

  • Needs

    Your funding needs during the COVID-19 crisis will most likely be unpredictable so fundraising for a general or emergency fund where you can easily access and use donations will be essential. Now is also a perfect opportunity to seek in-kind donations, such as food, hand-sanitizer, books, and more. Learn about how our platform can help support donation drives here.

  • Impact

    Describe the effect donations will have on your organization during COVID-19. If you can put a face and a story behind your ask, that’s even better!

  • Urgency

    Give your donors a reason to give now, whether that’s an urgent need, a gift match or a goal you’re trying to reach. #GivingTuesday provides urgency by giving you one day to be a part of something bigger, but you don’t need to limit your campaign to just one day! Plan a multi-day campaign leading up to or launching on #GivingTuesday.

  • More tips for your #GivingTuesday campaign:

  • Be sensitive

    Adding language that addresses the difficulty of this situation for others will help you reach out to those who want to help without seeming tone deaf to those who aren’t able to give back.

  • Be honest

    Now is the time to be honest and explicit about your organization’s needs. Make sure to pair your donation or volunteer asks with examples of impact.

  • Empower others

    It takes a village and the more help you can get the better. Reach out to your volunteer and donor community to ask them to spread the word or even start their own peer-to-peer campaign from your GivePulse funding event page.

  • Thank your community

    Make sure to follow up with a thank you message to donors, volunteers and to those who helped spread the word. If you’re short-staffed, you can use your volunteers to help thank others by asking them to write emails, cards or record videos. And if you want to be personal during this unique times, thank donor(s) collectively on a webinar!