Monthly GiveGab Product Updates – October 2020
The GiveGab team dedicates time every month to create impactful and robust additions to the GiveGab Fundraising Suite made available in our monthly product updates.
Let’s dive into some of the most notable updates made to our platform in October.
Giving Days are 24-hour (or longer!) digital fundraising challenges where organizations, schools, and hospital foundations can rally their supporters together to raise funds for different initiatives.
Dynamic Giving Day Profiles
We are thrilled to reveal our Giving Day profile redesign that was launched this month. We are always looking for ways to create an easy, enjoyable, and effective experience for our partners and those who support their Giving Days.
With this new redesign, we have given our Giving Day profiles a more modern look with the participating organization or fund’s logos directly in the center with simple CTA buttons beside it to make it simple for donors to share on social and add a donation to their gift basket.
We have also made our donation levels larger to help inform donors about the impact of their gifts and to allow the organizations to better tell their story.
Additionally, we have created tabs at the top of the profile that allows site visitors to easily jump to the information that is most relevant to them, such as the organization or fund’s story, recent donations that came in, available fundraising campaigns, and the top-performing peer-to peer-fundraisers. The Giving Day profile redesign is now available to our Giving Day partners for their upcoming events. Check out the new look below!
Tip The Host Improvements
Tip the Host is a Giving Day feature that allows donors to make an additional contribution to the partner organization hosting the event when making a donation through the site. As many of our partners know well, it takes significant time, energy, and costs to create a successful Giving Day campaign. Our Partners work tirelessly to expand their Giving Days through both paid and grassroots marketing campaigns, offering prizes and matching funds, working with a technology provider, and educating participating organizations.
These tasks are typically carried out with small budgets relying mainly on sponsorships and in-kind support. By utilizing our Tip The Host functionality, you are able to inform your Giving Day donors about the importance of ensuring that your Giving Day is sustainable and providing them a way to give back.
The product team has focused on creating updates to make Tip the Host more intuitive to donors who may be looking for additional ways to support your Giving Day. Previously, the option to Tip the Host appeared at the first step of the donation flow. This caused some confusion as some donors mistakenly gave to Tip the Host or gave a more significant amount than they had intended.
With new improvements to this functionality, we have updated the styling of Tip The Host and made it appear at the final step of the donation flow. This will help ensure this feature stands out to donors and minimize the number of accidental contributions.
GG Live Enhancements
GG Live is GiveGab’s real-time virtual event dashboard, designed to take your Giving Day to the next level with live data, virtual interaction, and easy ways to give. This feature was recently launched in the summer of 2020 to further support organizations and schools using digital content to supplement in-person events during their Giving Day.
The product team has continued making additions to GG Live to ensure that the dashboard is both informative and engaging.
New this month, the total number of donors, gifts, and dollars raised will display in real-time at the bottom of the live dashboard, allowing viewers to see the full stats that accompany the Giving Day without having to leave their GG Live dashboard. This provides a better user experience for those wanting to track the progress of the event while engaging with the live-stream content.
Be the philanthropic leader for your community by providing a centralized website that serves as a verified nonprofit directory for year-round awareness, engagement, and giving with Philanthropy Hub.
Philanthropy hub functions as a year-round philanthropic database with nonprofits onboarding at various stages of the year. This means that you could have new organizations making changes to their profiles’ audited fields at any time that requires your approval. It is important to us that we provide a way for you to easily manage all nonprofits within your Philanthropy Hub system as efficiently as possible.
To ensure that our partners are able to respond promptly when an approval request comes in, they can now sort organization profiles by how long it has been since they submitted this request. This means that an organization that submitted for an audit 5 days ago will appear before the organization that had only submitted 1 day ago. This can be done within the Partner Dashboard by checking the “Requires Audit” box.
GiveGab’s Donation Forms allows organizations to create a completely custom and embeddable donation, registration, and RFI (Requests For Information) form integrated into their website.
Updates to Payment Schedule Reports
Payment Schedule Reports allow our organization administrators to monitor upcoming donations coming through our Donation Forms Platform. It is essential that we provide our clients with a clear view of the funds they are projected to receive for any given timeframe. There are several instances during a donor’s lifecycle that changes or updates may need to be made to their scheduled gifts. These updates could affect the type of communications they receive or how that donor’s relationship is managed within the company.
New this month, we have added date filtering to the “Last Known Update” column within the Payment Schedules Report. This provides administrators with a way to more efficiently manage and sort through updates made to scheduled gifts, allowing them to make more informed decisions regarding their donor engagement strategies.
GivingTuesday on GiveGab
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. For nonprofits and schools, this movement is a great way to boost your efforts to raise funds, attract supporters, and share your success.
2020 has demonstrated that having a safe and secure way to fundraise online isn’t just important; it is essential. Working with GiveGab will ensure that your participation in GivingTuesday is Easy, Enjoyable, and Effective.
GiveGab is supporting thousands of organizations this GivingTuesday! Check out our official GivingTuesday landing page to learn more.
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