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Text to Give and Venmo - Fundraising Options

  • 1.  Text to Give and Venmo - Fundraising Options

    Posted 11 days ago

    Hello everyone,

    Hope you all are doing okay in these crazy times!

    Just wanted to see if you have recommendations for Text to Give options and donating via Venmo/Zelle?

    Thank you!

    Roshani



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    Roshani Kothari
    Technology & Digital Operations Director
    Plastic Pollution Coalition
    Washington, DC
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  • 2.  RE: Text to Give and Venmo - Fundraising Options

    Posted 5 days ago
    Roshani,

    I'm researching this as well. The always awesome Whole Whale has some excellent resources re: Venmo and other digital fundraising tools. Best thing I've found so far - as I find more I'll update here.

    https://www.wholewhale.com/resources/digital-fundraising/



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    Joshua Peskay
    VP of Technology Strategy
    RoundTable Technology
    joshua@roundtabletechnology.com
    www.roundtabletechnology.com
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  • 3.  RE: Text to Give and Venmo - Fundraising Options

    Posted 5 days ago
    Edited by Joshua Peskay 5 days ago
    Found this, Roshani - hadn't heard of them before now, but looks compelling: https://givebutter.com/nonprofits



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    Joshua Peskay
    VP of Technology Strategy
    RoundTable Technology
    joshua@roundtabletechnology.com
    www.roundtabletechnology.com
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  • 4.  RE: Text to Give and Venmo - Fundraising Options

    Posted 5 days ago
    Thanks Joshua! Yes, I also came across GiveButter, which has both give via Venmo and Text to Give options.

    GiveLively also seems like a good option for Text to Give. They don't charge a fee, so you are only paying for Stripe or Paypal processing fees.





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  • 5.  RE: Text to Give and Venmo - Fundraising Options

    Posted 3 days ago
    Hi All -- interesting thread here.  We have enabled hundreds of nonprofits for VENMO donations.  We thought the average dollar amount raised would be smaller since Venmo typically is a small dollar platform.  Surprisingly the average Venmo donation has been in line with program averages or higher in many cases.  Donors seem to be rewarding NPOs for the convenience and using a preferred payment platform.

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    Todd Levy
    Managing Partner
    Cincinnati, OH
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