Businesswire | March 30, 2023
Network of Giving today announced that United Way of Metro Chicago joins as a nonprofit partner for the Chicago launch.
The Network of Giving is a powerful, hyper-local digital platform enabled by financial services that fosters a community- minded movement through the connection of local consumers and merchants to community organizations while creating efficiencies in digital fundraising.
With digital commerce and merchant defined and funded micro-donations, the Network of Giving allows local merchants to have the digital tools to grow their business, while providing consumers an outlet to support local organizations, and it all benefits the community where they live – at no cost to the consumer.
“The Network of Giving will provide our partners, supporters, and individual residents with an easy-to-use tool to provide financial support for United Way of Metro Chicago’s work of helping individuals meet their basic needs—such as food, housing, and access to health care—and supporting equitable transformation in neighborhoods across the region,” stated Sean Garrett, president and CEO, United Way of Metro Chicago. “With the Network of Giving partnership we hope to further drive our vision of building a stronger, more equitable Chicago region where all people have the opportunity to thrive.”
“The Network of Giving is honored to support United Way of Metro Chicago’s work of bringing together business and civic leaders to help drive positive change across the Chicago region—work that they have led for more than 90 years,” stated David Saalfrank, Chief Evangelist of the Network of Giving. “The purpose of the Network of Giving platform is to support community organizations that drive impactful change, like United Way of Metro Chicago. Through digital commerce, the Network of Giving brings together like-minded merchants and consumers and is enabled by financial institutions.”
“The Network of Giving levels the playing field for local businesses by providing sought-after digital capabilities that deliver measured results on marketing spend, provide actionable insights that raise their customers’ experience, and enables a seamless community movement, while only asking everyone to do what they already do well today,” added Saalfrank.
About United Way of Metro Chicago
United Way of Metro Chicago brings together businesses, government, philanthropic, individual, and community leaders to deliver funding and resources to and amplify the expertise of nonprofit organizations across greater Chicago. We help individuals meet their basic needs and work alongside neighborhood partners to address local priorities and create communities where all people can thrive. United, we are building a stronger, more equitable Chicago region.
About the Network of Giving
The Network of Giving is committed to providing financial and social empowerment to drive positive change in communities and the world. The Network of Giving SaaS platform utilizes digital commerce and is enabled by financial institutions, connecting local consumers, merchants, and non-profit community organizations. This connection empowers consumers to shop at local businesses triggering merchant-funded micro-donations that impact their communities – at no cost to the consumer.
The Network of Giving platform is powered by SMB4.0. It delivers marketing guidance for local businesses to enhance customer acquisition and retention, while driving business decisions through key analytics and real-time actionable insights.
Fundraising, Nonprofit Technology
PRNewswire | March 28, 2023
OneCause, a leading provider of digital fundraising technology, today announced the launch of new online giving sites with personal fundraising page capabilities to help nonprofits effortlessly grow their giving network and extend the reach of their events and campaigns. The addition of these tools to the OneCause Fundraising Platform advances the company's mission to drive innovation in the fundraising technology sector and further streamline the giving experience. The new giving sites and personal fundraising pages provide multiple giving options for supporters that are seamlessly integrated with nonprofits' events and campaigns.
"We designed the all-new online fundraising experience with donor choice and optionality in mind," said Steve Johns, chief executive officer for OneCause. "With these powerful new features, donors can create their own personal fundraising pages directly from a nonprofit's online giving site and easily connect them to their event, creating broader reach and additional fundraising opportunities for the missions they're passionate about."
The new online fundraising experience is part of the fully integrated OneCause Fundraising Platform and includes:
Ability to generate fully featured online giving sites with ease
Personal fundraising pages donors can set up in seconds—right from a nonprofit's giving site
Easily integrate with your upcoming campaign or event
Thermometers and giving timelines to boost engagement and recognize supporters
Custom giving levels with impact statements and images
Capability to designate gifts to a specific fund
Donation forms that can be embedded on any site
Integrated recurring and one-time donation capabilities
Option for donors to cover fees to maximize their gift
Digital wallet including Apple Pay and Google Pay options
Real-time fundraising data insights and analytics in a central location
The tools were built to meet the ever-evolving needs and expectations of today's donors, while making it easy for nonprofits to reach a larger audience of supporters with every campaign.
"Ease is the new normal," said Stephanie Ragozzino, chief product officer for OneCause. "The new online fundraising experience with personal fundraising pages reinforces our commitment to creating a frictionless, personalized giving experience so nonprofits can attract and convert more donors in conjunction with their events."
OneCause is driving the future of fundraising with easy-to-use digital fundraising solutions that help nonprofits improve the giving experience and raise more money. OneCause builds technology that optimizes everyday generosity, making it easier for nonprofit organizations to fundraise and for nonprofit supporters to give. Since 2008, OneCause has helped over 10,000 nonprofits in the United States and Canada raise more than $5 billion for their missions. Headquartered in Indianapolis, OneCause is committed to driving innovation in the charitable sector, bringing together nonprofit professionals across the world for the annual Raise Conference to exchange ideas that further fundraising.
Rokt | December 01, 2022
Rokt, the leading ecommerce technology company using machine learning to make transactions more relevant to each shopper, today announced it has partnered with Pledge, the leading charitable fundraising platform, to launch a donation option for Rokt partners to promote giving back. Now, companies in Rokt's network can easily implement a donation feature to enhance their partnerships with nonprofits they support and present their online customers with the option to join them in donating to the organizations and causes most relevant to them.
Rokt's partners can choose which charities to share with their customers from more than 2 million verified nonprofits in Pledge's database. Rokt's machine-learning technology ensures that a brand's customers are presented with the donation opportunities that are most relevant to them from a predetermined list, whether they are organizations with global reach or local charities. Partners also have the opportunity to support nationwide or global awareness months and events throughout the year, such as Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Giving Tuesday, maintaining full control and having the option to update which nonprofits are shown.
"We've heard from many of our partners that they'd like to invite their customers to join them in supporting charitable causes to have a greater positive impact on society, At Rokt, we're committed to being a force for good by investing in our people, communities and culture. With this new capability, we're helping our partners do more good in the world by powering the intelligence behind in-cart donations to charitable organizations. Our partners have the flexibility and control to choose the range of options presented to their customers or to let our ML technology identify the most relevant donation offer from Pledge's network of more than 2 million verified organizations to ensure relevancy for each end customer."
-Holly Aresty, Deputy Chief Commercial Officer at Rokt.
The new feature is part of Rokt's suite of payments products that partners can add to the transaction moment to personalize the shopping experience. Rokt's technology ensures that customers will see an invitation to donate to a different cause that is personally relevant to them each time they checkout on a company's site. Nearly 9 in 10 consumers (86%) say they're likely to purchase from purpose-driven companies, according to a 2019 Porter Novelli/Cone Purpose Biometrics study, and with this new personalized donation feature, Rokt partners can provide the best possible brand experience for shoppers.
"Pledge is thrilled to partner with Rokt to support charitable donations on a global level and increase impact through some of the world's most prominent brands, Today's consumers strive to support and invest in mission-driven businesses and our partnership will enable consumers to make a difference through every purchase, strengthening brand loyalty, while also significantly benefiting nonprofits and communities around the world."
-Meghan Gibson Franco, Vice President of Partnerships at Pledge.
Rokt is the global leader in ecommerce technology, enabling companies to drive incremental value from every transaction by offering highly relevant messages at the moment customers are most likely to convert. Rokt's machine-learning technology has powered more than 5 billion transactions globally for more than 2,500 of the world's leading companies, including Uber, Fanatics, Live Nation, AMC Theatres, PayPal, Hulu, Staples, Lands' End and HelloFresh. Founded in Australia, with US headquarters in New York City, the company operates in 14 countries across North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Rokt for a second year in a row joins the fastest-growing private companies in the US on the Inc. 5000 list in 2022.
Pledge is the world's most trusted and innovative charitable fundraising platform, making it easy for nonprofits, businesses, and individuals to make a positive impact in their communities and around the globe. Pledge powers donations through leading online platforms, such as Zoom, Evite, Shopify, Legacy, and WB Discovery as well as democratizes fundraising through free landing pages, cryptocurrency, text-to-donate, virtual events, and more. Pledge processes donations to 2+ million verified nonprofits and charitable organizations of all sizes and is a proud member of the UN Global Compact, Pledge 1%, Conscious Capitalism, and PledgeLA. Interested in making a difference?