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Survival of the Most Technological

Tech's Impact On Charitable Giving And How Nonprofits Can Adapt

Today's nonprofits are facing a technological revolution and the demands of a rapidly evolving donor base. As part of this evolution, these organizations are also confronted with a seemingly infinite variety of platform options, coupled with an expansive network of service providers offering to provide or host those platforms. But which technologies will be best for their donors, and how do they choose?

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iMedia Connection

When Disaster Strikes: Tips and Guidelines for Fundraising after a Natural Disaster or Major Event

After a disaster or tragedy, we instinctually rush to aid those impacted–a near universal reaction from consumers to businesses. Whether donating to a charity or business raising post-disaster funds, technology has changed the ways we give. No longer is a check in the mail the only option. Now, a variety of new platforms from social media to text-to-give or giving kiosks provide fundraising organizations with unparalleled donor access, while simultaneously simplifying fundraising efforts.

Read the full article on iMedia Connection: http://blogs.imediaconnection.com/blog/2013/07/16/hen-disaster-strikes-tips-and-guidelines-for-fundraising-after-a-natural-disaster-or-major-event/

Worship Tech Decisions

When Disaster Strikes: Tips and Guidelines for Fundraising after a Natural Disaster or Major Event

It’s such a simple concept that it makes you wonder why it didn’t catch on a long time ago: What if you could make your weekly or monthly donations to your church with your credit card instead of with cash or check?

Read the full article on Worship Tech Decisions: http://www.worshiptechdecisions.com/article/the_evolution_of_donation_kiosks/

Worship Tech Decisions

3 Tips to Improve the Donation Experience

It’s such a simple concept that it makes you wonder why it didn’t catch on a long time ago: What if you could make your weekly or monthly donations to your church with your credit card instead of with cash or check?

Read the full article here.

Fast Company

Unlike Steve Jobs, Mac Users Are The Most Charitable Of All

When counting up donations by users of different computer and email platforms, some stark trends emerge.

If you’re a Gmail-using, Safari-browsing smartphone addict with a penchant for Macs, you’re probably pretty charitable--more charitable, at least, than your Hotmail-using counterparts who surf the Internet on Internet Explorer from their Windows machine. That’s according to Qgiv, an online donation processing company that analyzed more than 320,000 donations across 165,000 users to come up with giving trends over the past few years. Here are some of the highlights of the research...

Read the full article on Fast Company: http://www.fastcoexist.com/1681012/unlike-steve-jobs-mac-users-are-the-most-charitable-of-all

Mashable

Do Your Tech Choices Predict How Much You'll Give to Charity?

For non-profits raising money online, it's important to know as much as possible about your supporters. But are their technology preferences significant?

Read the article on Mashable: http://mashable.com/2012/12/07/email-holiday-giving/

Mashable

Video: What Software Choice Says About Your Charity

Online donation platform Qgiv has analyzed numbers from its operations over the past year to draw conclusions about what email client, browser and OS charitable people are likely to use.

Watch the video on Mashable: http://mashable.com/video-categories/featured/videos/2016599139001

Huffington Post

Gmail, AOL, Yahoo, Hotmail: Which Users Are Most Generous?

A new study reveals Google Gmail users make larger charitable donations than users from other free email services like Yahoo, Hotmail and AOL Mail, according to data from online donation company Qgiv.

Read the full article on Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/05/gmail-users-more-generous_n_2238445.html

Forbes

Mac Users Are More Generous Than Windows Users

That’s one way of interpreting these results, that Mac users are more generous donors to charity than Windows users:

"The online donation–management company Qgiv has analyzed the charitable-giving patterns of 165,000 people and found that Mac users are far more benevolent than Windows users."

Read the article on Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2012/12/18/mac-users-are-more-generous-than-windows-users/

ZDNet

Mac OS is better and Mac users are better people

Mac users have constantly proclaimed that Apple offers better platforms than Microsoft Windows. But now we discover that Mac users are better people than Windows users. Or they give more to charity.

Read the article on ZDNet: http://www.zdnet.com/mac-os-is-better-and-mac-users-are-better-people-7000008870/

The Register

It's official: Mac users are morally superior to Windows users

The online donation–management company Qgiv has analyzed the charitable-giving patterns of 165,000 people and found that Mac users are far more benevolent than Windows users.

Read the article on The Register: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/12/17/qgiv_online_donations_study/

Non Profit Times

Gmail And Mac Users Most Generous Online

Users of Gmail, Safari and Mac OS averaged more per donation than users of their technology counterparts. Based on the analysis of more than 320,000 donations across 165,000 users, the largest average gifts are sent by donors using their corporate email.

Read the full article on The Non Profit Times: http://www.thenonprofittimes.com/article/detail/gmail-and-mac-users-most-generous-online-5057

Fundraising Success

Qgiv Report: Data Suggests Gmail, Safari and Mac Users Are Most Charitable

Qgiv, an online and mobile donation solutions provider, released "Technology's Impact on Charitable Giving Trends," its first annual report highlighting how a donor's technology choices impact charitable giving.

Read the full article on Fundraising Success: http://www.fundraisingsuccessmag.com/article/qgiv-data-suggests-gmail-safari-mac-users-are-most-charitable/

Business Wire

Qgiv Releases Giving Trends Report; Data Suggests Gmail, Safari and Mac Users are Most Charitable

December 06, 2012 08:45 AM Eastern Time

Online Giving Leader’s First Annual Report Highlights Technology’s Impact on Charitable Giving

LAKELAND, Fla.--()--Qgiv, a leader in online and mobile donation solutions, today released “Technology’s Impact on Charitable Giving Trends,” its first annual report highlighting how a donor’s technology choices impact charitable giving. Based on the analysis of more than 320,000 donations across 165,000 users, Qgiv found that Gmail, Safari and Mac OS users averaged more per donation than their technology counterparts.

Read the full press release at: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20121206005192/en

Qgiv Press Release

Qgiv Releases Giving Trends Report; Data Suggests Gmail, Safari and Mac Users are Most Charitable

Online Giving Leader’s First Annual Report Highlights Technology’s Impact on Charitable Giving

LAKELAND, Fla. – December 6, 2012 – Qgiv, a leader in online and mobile donation solutions, today released “Technology’s Impact on Charitable Giving Trends,” its first annual report highlighting how a donor’s technology choices impact charitable giving. Based on the analysis of more than 320,000 donations across 165,000 users, Qgiv found that Gmail, Safari and Mac OS users averaged more per donation than their technology counterparts.

Read the full press release here.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Donors Who Use Their Work E-Mail Addresses Give More

Donors who provide their work e-mail addresses when they make an online gift tend to contribute more than those who use free e-mail services like AOL, Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo, according to a new report that analyzed some 320,000 gifts from 165,000 online donors.

Read the full article on The Chronicle of Philanthropy: http://philanthropy.com/article/Donors-Who-Use-Their-Work/136139

Worship Facilities

The Plate Runneth Over

As people become more and more comfortable with shopping and paying their bills online, they are also increasingly using this channel to give to their churches.

Read the full article on Worship Facilities: http://www.worshipfacilities.com/go.php/editorial/18992/

The Ledger

Lakeland Company Develops Fundraising Software for Websites

LAKELAND | If you've ever made an online donation to a nonprofit, you might have used Qgiv, but if that name doesn't seem familiar — well, it's by design.

Read the full article on The Ledger: http://www.theledger.com/article/20120416/NEWS/120419486?tc=ar

The Tampa Bay Business Journal

2012 BizTech finalists named

An independent panel of judges has chosen 42 finalists for the 2012 BizTech Innovation Awards presented by the Tampa Bay Business Journal and the Tampa Bay Technology Forum.

Read the full article on The Tampa Bay Business Journal: http://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/2012/02/02/2012-biztech-finalists-named.html

The Tampa Bay Business Journal

Qgiv Launches New Social Fundraising Platform

An independent panel of judges has chosen 42 finalists for the 2012 BizTech Innovation Awards presented by the Tampa Bay Business Journal and the Tampa Bay Technology Forum.

Read the full article on The Tampa Bay Business Journal: hhttp://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/prnewswire/press_releases/Florida/2012/01/25/DE41938

Religious Product News

5 Tips to Significantly Increase Your Donations – Onsite and Online

It’s no easy feat to raise funds and get individuals to readily give money, especially in a tough economy. Meanwhile, the old world of writing a check to a charity has given way to a new world in which individuals, spending an increasing amount of time on the Internet, make an online “digital donation” by clicking and providing their debit or credit card number.

Read the full article on Religious Product News: http://www.religiousproductnews.com/articles/2012-November/eNewsletter/Five-Tips-to-Significantly-Increase-Your-Donations-Onsite-and-Online.htm