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4 Benefits Of Online Donations & Why You Should Consider Them for Your Organization Today

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New Feature Alert: Scripsense announces that organizations can now accept direct monetary donations through the “Donate Now” feature on the site! To make this feature available to you, please contact us at support@scripsense.com.

There are many ways to fundraise today and it can be difficult to determine what method is best for your organization. There are several positives to fundraising online. Below are 4 benefits that shed light on how online donations can really make a positive impact on your fundraising goals today:

  1. Around the Clock Fundraising

       Everyone is motivated by different situations when it comes to giving back to their community. For instance, when a natural disaster occurs that is a time when many come together. Everyone has busy schedules and they may not be able to make it to the onsite fundraising event that they want so badly to attend. Having an online donation feature on your site enables your members to donate at the time of their choosing and at a time that is financially best for them.

2. Simplicity of Options

      In our fast-paced world, we are frequently asked to make decisions on the spot. When it comes to ways to spend money or make purchases, these options are even greater, but it can be overwhelming. Giving your members the opportunity to avoid one less decision and simply donate to the positive cause of their choosing can increase their chances of participating and help simplify their life.

3. High Velocity, Low Touch

     After adding a donation feature to your organization’s site, it can handle a high volume of transactions and it will provide a savvy financial report for month’s end. Should your members have questions, they can contact support@scripsense.com for assistance! Your organization can continue to earn while you go about the rest of your day without concern.

4. Ease of Use and the Ability to Participate Quickly

     Reach your campaign goals faster by giving your members the opportunity to participate quickly and easily. Your members will likely have a deadline of when they need to reach their individual goals. Having an online donation feature available enables them to reach their goal at the push of a button.

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It’s a no-brainer to start looking into how to add the scripsense online benefits to your site today. If you are a leader for a new organization interested in learning more about what scripsense has to offer, please contact us at info@scripsense.com. Why not earn every time you are shopping? Click here to see examples of how you can additionally earn for your organization now.

 

Co-Founder Spotlight – Melinda Masson

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CEO Melinda Masson founded her first company in her early 20’s – Merit Property Management, Inc. – with a single contract for management of a condominium project. Masson continued her entrepreneurial ways for 30 years and added 4 more real estate related service companies, eventually morphing her enterprises into the Merit Companies. In 2007, Masson bundled her companies and sold them to FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ;FSRV;TSX:FSV), a publicly traded company.

As a mother of 3 and business owner, Masson has always been engaged with philanthropic organizations. Whether it is serving on the boards of directors, participating in key committees, or conducting strategic planning sessions to enhance their business plan; philanthropy and its unique challenges are well known to Masson. Known for her strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, and the integration of new business models, Masson leads the business planning and alignment with key business partners to enhance scripsense. Her role as CEO will help make scripsense a household name. She continues to unveil new opportunities worldwide to support and develop the greater good to bring scripsense to every community.

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Creativity & Philanthropy – The Perfect Pair!

It’s true that you can usually tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. With only 10 days till Christmas, the gifting anxiety has officially set in. Keep it simple, earn for a great cause and get creative! An eGift Card tree is just the ticket to win your colleagues over at the holiday party this season.

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How to Give with an eGift Card Tree! 

Step 1: Log In to scripsense and purchase a wide variety of cards from the scripsense’s eGift Card Gallery while earning for your organization in the process.

Step 2: Print each card out, attach a bow and display them on the tree.

Step 3: Let your guests each choose a card off the tree and let them know of the earnings that went to a great cause!

Everybody wins, including your organization!

5 Tips for More Successful Fundraising

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How do I raise more money for my cause?

This is the perennial question on every fundraiser’s mind.  You know your donors are constantly inundated with requests to give money. How does your organization stand out amongst all the requests?

Here are some straight-forward suggestions on how to motivate your donors to give generously and give often.

1. Know your audience. Figure out what will entice them to give. Is it a prize, a gift or simply the satisfaction that they are contributing? If they give a little more, what is the upside for the organization and for them? (Be specific). Since donors have many different motivations, offer a few choices. Then make it as easy as possible for them to sign up and contribute.

2. Make Fundraising More Fun! There are lots of ways to do this. Create a competition or a contest. People feel more motivated to participate when the are competing.  Silent and live auctions, special group prizes and other challenges are a great way to inspire people and create co-opetition while working toward the same goal.

3. Kick off the Campaign with a Splash.  Pre-annouce your campaign and then kick it off right. Use another event, a meeting, an email or whatever your best mode of communicating with your donors. Your audience should know exactly where their donation is going. Is it general funds or a specific activity?  Set a goal and establish a deadline to give them a sense of urgency.

4. Notify people of your progress.  When you remind people about the campaign, report on its progress. “We are 55% toward our goal.” You will also want to remind them about the campaign at several points along the way, especially if it continues for several months. Send periodic messages to your participants, reporting on progress. Remind those who have not contributed that there is still time to join. As the deadline approaches, increase communication, e.g. “You still have 1 week to Contribute”, and/or “Last Day to Donate!”

5. Publicly recognize Big Donors.    A personal thank you as well as a public one will inspire people to donate again next time. You can choose to give thank you gifts, or if budget is tight, a simple public announcement or email is often enough. In addition, make sure you recognize everyone who participated and contributed in any capacity–volunteers, team leads as well as your staff.

Use these easy tips, and you will be well on your way to achieving all your fundraising goals!

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Earn for your Cause when you Shop Online 

Scripsense provides an easy, effective way for organizations to raise money by empowering members to give through their everyday spending at retail stores.

We are thrilled that you have joined us to learn more about how to fundraise using our eGift Card and online shopping platform.

Using scripsense, nonprofits, schools, religious institutions and associations of all types can benefit from more successful fundraising, while requiring significantly less busy-work for coordinators and members.

Why scripsense?

Scripsense is the first online tool that helps organizations and members to:

  • Maximize fundraising by giving members ownership of their spending with hundreds of stores for online shopping and eGift cards.
  • Track personal spending and money-raised right within the scripsense system.
  • Increase campaign participation by inviting others to shop and fundraise for their cause.

When members shop for either eGift cards or products and services using scripsense’s shopping program, organizations can keep track of all rebates earned.

How scripsense Works

Sign up and Invite: Organizations sign up with scripsense and invite members to join personalized campaigns or movements. Members can then shop online or purchase eGift cards from stores nationwide. In addition, each member can invite up to 5 additional people to shop for their cause.

Shop and Spend: Members enjoy a unique online shopping experience with hundreds of name-brand stores to choose from. Or they can purchase from the robust eGift Card Gallery, making gifting easy, fun, and sustainable!

Everybody Earns! Members earn rebates for organizations while shopping from any mobile device. Members can also benefit from incentive programs if their organization offers them.
Scripsense is so powerful and easy to use that it has become the one-stop-shop for fundraising campaigns!

Learn more about fundraising with scripsense!