GlobeNewswire | October 19, 2023
Qgiv, a leading provider of fundraising technology solutions, announced its strategy for embracing artificial intelligence and machine learning across the platform with its latest set of features, Fundraising Intelligence by Qgiv (Fundraising IQ). This collection of tools is designed to empower nonprofits and fundraisers to maximize their impact by simplifying day-to-day tasks.
Simultaneously, Qgiv has joined Fundraising.AI’s Framework Toward Responsible AI for Fundraising, a groundbreaking initiative dedicated to promoting ethical and responsible use of AI in the nonprofit sector. Qgiv will join the Fundraising.AI steering committee, a collaborative of industry leaders, nonprofits, and AI experts to help establish ethical principles to guide the deployment of AI use in the nonprofit industry.
"AI has been around for many years, but only recently has it become available for more consumer-based applications. Our goal is to connect nonprofits with the power of AI, responsibly and ethically, to help them achieve their full fundraising potential and further their missions," said Todd Baylis, CEO of Qgiv, Inc. "The release of Fundraising IQ and our commitment to the Framework Toward Responsible AI for Fundraising is only the beginning—our hope is that AI-driven solutions can help reduce burnout among fundraisers by automating manual tasks and ultimately improve the giving experience."
Fundraising IQ represents a significant leap forward in the fundraising industry, equipping nonprofits with cutting-edge AI, data science, and machine learning tools to enhance their fundraising campaigns, donor engagement, and overall efficiency. Launched and soon to be released features that fall under Fundraising IQ include:
Dynamic Giving Amounts:Fundraising IQ leverages machine learning to analyze donor data and suggest dynamic, personalized donation amounts to donors to increase conversions.
Generate Emails with AI:Qgiv’s Fundraising Content Assistant uses AI to help nonprofit teams craft peer-to-peer emails in seconds, freeing up time for fundraisers to focus on building meaningful relationships with their donors.
Auction Item Recommendations:Organization’s using Qgiv’s auction tools can maximize their revenue and save time with suggested starting bids and bid increments to optimize performance.
Automated Campaign Improvement Suggestions:Fundraising IQ continuously analyzes campaign performance, and will soon provide real-time benchmarks to help organizations optimize their fundraising efforts for maximum impact.
AI-Generated Fraud Protection:To protect nonprofits from fraud and mitigate card testing, Qgiv has adopted an AI-enhanced fraud protection system that detects bots and malicious card tests. This automated security measure has resulted in a 97% drop in card testing on Qgiv forms.
“We view the rise of AI in technology, and launch of Fundraising IQ, as an exciting opportunity to help busy nonprofit teams raise more for their missions. As we look towards the future, Qgiv clients can expect to see more time saving, AI-powered solutions implemented within the platform,” said Chris Morata, vice president of product at Qgiv. Inc.
Qgiv, Inc. is a leading digital fundraising platform empowering 20,000+ nonprofit fundraisers to raise money for their causes while keeping costs low. Through online giving and event registration forms, text fundraising, peer-to-peer fundraisers, and auction events, Qgiv provides a full suite of fundraising solutions that integrate with industry-leading CRMs and email providers to provide a personalized giving experience for donors. Founded in 2007, they now serve more than 6,500 nonprofits in the US and Canada who have collectively raised over $3 billion using Qgiv’s platform. Qgiv is known for their free, award-winning customer service, customizable platform, and flexible pricing. Qgiv is committed to helping people fulfill their passion to make a difference for others by equipping fundraisers with tools and educational resources to advance their knowledge and move their missions forward.
Created in 2020, Fundraising.AI is a fully independent collaborative that supports individuals and organizations in the nonprofit sector to understand and promote the development and responsible use of Artificial Intelligence. Fundraising.AI’s Framework Toward Responsible AI for Fundraising, establishes the first set of guidelines for individuals and organizations looking to responsibly integrate AI practices into their fundraising efforts. During the past year, a diverse group of more than 90 thought leaders and subject-matter experts contributed hundreds of hours to the creation of the Framework Toward Responsible AI for Fundraising. Through collaborative learning, research, and best practice sharing, Fundraising.AI aims to ensure that AI is utilized ethically and effectively to advance charitable missions.
PR Newswire | October 17, 2023
Blackbaud, the leading provider of software for powering social impact, is doubling down on its investment in the peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising space - one of the most significant and rapidly growing sectors for fundraising today - with the next evolution of Good Move™, its activity-tracking mobile app. The development will transform the app into a powerful mobile participant center for Blackbaud TeamRaiser®, enabling a streamlined experience for participants and self-service functionality for social impact customers.
Peer-to-peer fundraising is a vital component of the philanthropic landscape, and we are committed to providing innovative solutions that empower organizations and individuals to make a difference," said Sudip Datta, chief product officer at Blackbaud. "The new capabilities within Good Move represent our ongoing dedication to supporting the peer-to-peer fundraising community. We look forward to the positive impact these enhancements will have on the fundraising efforts of organizations globally.
Good Move, which launched in 2023 as an activity-tracking mobile app designed for TeamRaiser, has been a game-changer in the world of fundraising, allowing organizations to create custom wellness events that go beyond traditional walk, run and cycling. With Good Move, participants can record various activities, from pickleball to water sports to mindful minutes and more.
With this significant upgrade, customers will now have the ability to adopt a mobile app experience for events where activity-tracking is not applicable. Organizations can now create campaigns that focus solely on fundraising, without losing the "gamification" experience and P2P tools needed to sustain engagement. Customers can also now seamlessly attach Good Move-powered capabilities to existing TeamRaiser events from their TeamRaiser administrative portal. This self-service model streamlines event management, saving organizations time and resources while enhancing their fundraising capabilities.
For information on new capabilities in TeamRaiser and Good Move, attend the next Blackbaud Product Update Briefings, November 14-16. Registration opens October 13. For existing TeamRaiser customers interested in learning more about the new Good Move capabilities, please contact your Customer Success Manager. For any organization not already a TeamRaiser customer that is looking to further understand the power of TeamRaiser and Good Move, please click here.
Blackbaud is the leading software provider exclusively dedicated to powering social impact. Serving the nonprofit and education sectors, companies committed to social responsibility and individual change makers, Blackbaud's essential software is built to accelerate impact in fundraising, nonprofit financial management, digital giving, grantmaking, corporate social responsibility and education management. With millions of users and over $100 billion raised, granted or managed through Blackbaud platforms every year, Blackbaud's solutions are unleashing the potential of the people and organizations who change the world. Blackbaud has been named to Newsweek's list of America's Most Responsible Companies, Quartz's list of Best Companies for Remote Workers, and Forbes' list of America's Best Employers. A remote-first company, Blackbaud has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Costa Rica and the United Kingdom, supporting users in 100+ countries.
PR Newswire | October 12, 2023
Bloomerang, the complete donor relationship management and volunteer management platform for thousands of small and medium-sized nonprofits, announces Tap to Pay to help nonprofits capture donations and donor information easily to supercharge in-person event fundraising results. Tap to Pay lets donors just tap their credit card or digital wallet to a phone equipped with the Bloomerang Mobile App. This latest fundraising capability enables nonprofits to accept donations anywhere, eliminates the need for inconvenient hardware, and provides more ways for nonprofits to meet their donors where they are.
The COVID-19 pandemic decreased use of cash and checks and increased the use of contactless payments, like digital wallets. Additionally, with younger generations' preference for digital wallets, nonprofits need to implement new fundraising technologies to streamline the donation experience, capture donations easily in any format, and enable donors to give when they're inspired.
"We're thrilled to be the first donor and volunteer management platform to deliver Tap to Pay to market–connecting nonprofits with the next generation of donors, making it easier for them to raise funds and engage with new donors," said Dennis Fois, chief executive officer of Bloomerang. "Our 2023 Fundraising Planning and Climate Report found nonprofits' staffing constraints is one of the most important factors in determining fundraising performance. Tap to Pay helps nonprofits to raise more, faster, at fundraising events to maximize their impact."
Using Tap to Pay, nonprofits can:
Save time:Eliminatemanual data entry and process donations faster to save time for both the nonprofit and the donor–a key pain point for payment processing.
Increase giving:Meet donors where they are and offer preferred payment methods sononprofits never have to say "no" to a potential gift.
Strengthen relationships:Acknowledge and nurture donors and support their stewardship efforts more easily with data flowing automatically from the Bloomerang mobile app into the Bloomerang CRM.
Tammy Hammond, chief product officer at Bloomerang, said, "We know that for nonprofits, building relationships with donors often happens in person and in the moment. We are excited to bring Tap to Pay functionality to our customers to more easily and simply process donations and record the transactions from their mobile phone at the point of interaction."
Built on the Bloomerang Donor Management platform and PCI-compliant Bloomerang Payments processor, Tap to Pay's functionality supports donations through credit cards or digital wallets, including Apple Pay and Google Pay. It will be generally available for this year's giving season and is free with Bloomerang Payments. Fundraisers can utilize Tap to Pay on any NFC-enabled Android device or iPhone XS and later using the Bloomerang mobile app.
This latest innovation supports Bloomerang's vision to deliver the fundraising platform of the future. Bloomerang recently launched Bloomerang Volunteer, following its acquisition of InitLive in March 2023, to expand nonprofits' relationships with supporters. The integration of Bloomerang's donor management platform and volunteer management platform offers a comprehensive view of supporter engagement in one place.
Indianapolis-based Bloomerang is the complete donor relationship management solution that helps thousands of small and medium-sized nonprofits deliver a better giving experience and create stable, thriving organizations. Combining robust, simple-to-use technology with people-powered support and training, Bloomerang empowers nonprofits to work efficiently, improve their donor relationships and grow their donor bases. With Bloomerang, nonprofit professionals love their work and have another teammate in the cause.