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Whether you have a robust online fundraising strategy, or are just dipping your toes into the online fundraising pool for the first time, ColoradoGives.org can help.
Since 2007, generous donors and sponsors have been using our platform every day as their means to support more than 3,400 Colorado nonprofits generating more than $500 million dollars! That’s a lot of money doing a lot of good.
Powerful Fundraising Tools
ColoradoGives.org provides powerful tools to help nonprofits build out and sustain their online fundraising goals. Looking to grow your donor base? Need help managing your online data? Need help making your fundraiser shareable? ColoradoGives.org can help! Here’s how:
Donor Engagement Tools
Donors can set up recurring donations by checking the box to “Donate Monthly” when they checkout. They’ll be notified each time a donation is processed, or if their credit card is about to expire. Plus, their monthly donation will be noted on your donations report so you can easily track that information.
Want to keep your donors in the loop about capital campaign plans or a new project? You can post updates directly to your page, which will get emailed automatically to all your ColoradoGives.org supporters to notify them of what you’re up to.
Other engagement tools include “liking” donations by clicking on the heart next to the donation on the donation stream, which notifies the donor and prompts them to share the fundraiser or give again. You can also reply to comments directly on your page to encourage donors to continue the conversation!
- Read the full article on Donor Engagement Tools here.
Optimized Donor Experience
More clicks mean more opportunities for a donor to leave the checkout process. The ColoradoGives.org Donation Experience is optimized to allow donors to make a donation in less than five clicks. Our mobile optimized platform means that your donors will experience the same easy donation process across any and all devices. Finally, our donation widget allows you to create the same seamless donation process right on your own website, or blog. You can even embed a widget onto your organization’s social media, allowing users to make a donation anywhere.
- Read the full article on Customizing Your Donation Checkout Flow.
ColoradoGives.org's platform is formatted to prominently display strong images and videos on both fundraisers and organization pages. You can customize your donation levels to match your organization’s messaging. Add descriptions to help emphasize the impact of each donation.
The easy in-line editor on fundraiser pages allows you or your supporters to get a new project page or fundraiser up and running in minutes and communicate impact with donors.
- Read the full article on Customizing Your Organization Page.
Tax receipts are managed by Colorado Gives Foundation and automatically emailed to a donor once their donation is processed, taking the legwork out of acknowledging gifts. You can even personalize the receipt with your nonprofit’s messaging or a video message.
ColoradoGives.org also provides a dynamic donations report you can easily export as a spreadsheet. Each time you receive a disbursement you’ll be able to track all the donations included in that disbursement.
- Read more about donation history, receipts and annual giving statements for donors.
- Learn about the easy to use reporting tool, donor retention and recurring donation reports.
One of the hallmarks of online fundraising is how easily your efforts can be shared with others. Donors are prompted to share your page at various places on the site, providing more opportunities to grow your network.
Click any of the sharing tools below the “Donate” button to automatically draft a tweet, Facebook post or email with a link to your donation page. Donors can also embed the donation widget onto their site to ask friends and family to support your organization.
- Read more about social integration on ColoradoGives.org
Why Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Works
Peer-to-peer fundraising is a great way to grow your network of online supporters in an organic way. Ambassadors, volunteers, supporters and board members can set up their own fundraisers to support your organization on ColoradoGives.org. Our step-by-step fundraising wizard will walk them through the steps of setting up their goals and get them from start to finish in less than five minutes.
All the funds will be sent directly to your organization. Plus, all fundraisers will link back to your organization’s page, giving you the ability to engage with new donors and to control your messaging on peer-to-peer campaigns.
- Read more about fundraising on ColoradoGives.org.
A Competitive Pricing Model Is Important
Colorado Gives remains FREE for nonprofits to join. Donors who give through ColoradoGives.org pay one fee. That fee is 3.99% and includes processing and platform fees. When donors do not cover the fee, only the 2.05% payment processing is withheld from the donation.
ColoradoGives.org also offers two subscriptions plans for additional functionality for nonprofit organizations:
- The Customized Embeddable Donation Form is available ONLY to nonprofits on ColoradoGives.org for a low rate of $19 a month. All donations made through the form will process through Colorado Gives using our low fee structure. To learn more about the form, click here.
- The Advanced Plan ($69/month) provides organizations the ability to utilize more comprehensive tools and features in addition to the included Customized Embeddable Donation Form. You can learn more about the plans here.
Offering Strategic Support & More
Our team of fundraising professionals are here to help you strategize your fundraising goals with webinars, blogs and strategy sessions.
Our Customer Support Specialists are available Monday-Friday during normal business hours by phone, email and instant chat to answer any technical questions you may have about getting set up.
Ready to get started?
Click here to enroll your new organization on ColoradoGives.org!