Resources for Fundraising Online
This list was begun on August 12, 1999, and has been updated since from information supplied after inquiries on the
cyber-accountability and CYBERGIFTS mailing lists and by readers. Some
of the entries were provided by the providers of the listed services, others
by individuals who have an interest in the subject. Starting May 19, 2000, I have included an Edit
Log at the end of this document to make it easier for repeat visitors to
I've been told lately that several of the listed links
are not functioning. Some needed correcting. But when I couldn't get
the link to work at all, I disabled it (and entered a note to that effect). Further changes in this listing are inevitable. Additions, corrections and more complete
information are all needed to make this catalog as useful as it might be.
Please send anything that might be helpful to mailto:email@example.com
Disclaimer: I have not checked all the listed
URLs for functionality nor verified the other information in any systemmatic
way. This list is offered solely as a public service. No endorsement or
other encouragement to rely upon any of these services should be inferred
from the presence of an entry in this list; no disparagement should be
inferred from the absence of any provider. As the previous paragraph indicates,
this catalog is a work in progress. Please help to make it complete and
Discussions of this topic and other online references
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Several readers have expressed a wish for some
way of classifying all this information. I must say, I share that
desire. A fundraising firm, HJC New Media, makes a major contribution in that direction with their comparison shopping tool for many
of these listed resources called The Nonprofit Matrix (http://www.nonprofitmatrix.com). It categorizes many of the application service providers (ASPs) and portals in the nonprofit
sector in helpful ways. I've listed below some other online resources that take various
approaches to tackling that task.
TechSoup (from CompuMentor) published "Inexpensive Donor Databases" by Robert Weiner on April 12, 2005. See http://www.techsoup.org/howto/articlepage.cfm?ArticleId=591. The webpage has links to donor-management software costing less than $500 (including several free offerings) and a discussion of how to go about choosing.
Michael Stein and John Kenyon explore the development of online fundraising over a decade in an article in the Winter 2004 issue of Nonprofit Quarterly available at http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/files/578-204.pdf.
As online giving becomes
more common, people are beginning to think about what donors themselves may
want, need or expect in terms of the way the transactions work and their
relationships evolve. One interesting discussion of this topic is the
"e-Donor Bill of Rights" under development by the Association of
Fundraising Professionals (formerly NSFRE); see http://www.afpnet.org/tier3_cd.cfm?rfolder_id=8938&content_item_id=1247 AFP has other interesting discussions of online aids to philanthropy at http://www.afpnet.org/tier3_cd.cfm?folder_id=907&content_item_id=13446. NPower/Seattle has a review of donor-management software available online at http://www.npowerseattle.org/tools/donormanagement.htm. It covers both desktop systems and those that work through application service providers over the Internet; the page also has links to other relevant materials. The UK's Charities Aid Foundation and some large charities surveyed online donors in 2001 and found a profile that differs in significant ways from observations of people who make donations through other channels; a report of these results is online at http://www.cafonline.org/research/internet_survey.cfm
Michael Stein and John Kenyon wrote The eNonprofit: A Guide to ASPs, Internet Services and Online Software for publication by CompassPoint in early 2002. The guide can be purchased in printed form or downloaded without charge from http://www.compasspoint.org/enonprofit.
For the special category of "one-click" donation
sites, Kimberly Chapman provides a rating service focused on the interests of
donors at http://kimberlychapman.com/charitycheck/charitycheck.html.
The standards described in her criteria
are worth considering by anyone who seeks donations online. (I don't try to keep
track of all the "one-click" sites; Kimberly Chapman's website offers
a comprehensive and updated list with active links. See also the Click-to-Give
Idealist published a clear introduction to the
whole subject of raising money online by Beth Kanter, the Education Coordinator
for Arts Wire. "Exploring
Online Fundraising" mentions many of the sites included in the list
below as useful examples for nonprofits thinking about whether, and how, online
fundraising might become part of their efforts to find support. Rick Christ posted in April 2000 an 11-page essay
reviewing the status of online charitable giving; it is on the web at
http://www.npadvisors.com/NewContent/100054.asp; he also publishes an occasional
newsletter on related topics (see http://www.npadvisors.com/efundcurrentissue.asp).
The Foundation Center offers a discussion of these general topics on line at http://fdncenter.org/learn/faqs/html/online_fundraising.html. An earlier essay
on the same themes is Eric Mercer's "How Can We Use the Internet for
Fundraising," part of the NONPROFIT FAQ at www.nonprofits.org/npofaq/16/35.html.
Graham Francis is devoting his MA project at the London (UK) College of Printing
to collecting reports of how various approaches to encouraging online
philanthropy are actually working. His results can be found at http://www.hitdonate.net/.
There is a clear user-friendly account of how to use four
of the charity shopping services, created by New England Dollars for Scholars as
guidance to chapters, at http://www.dollarsforscholarsne.org/dfsdev14.htm.
Marc Lee of Affinity
Resources prepared discussed "donation processing engines"
(facilities that let charities add a "donate now" button to their
websites) in an online article published May 12, 2000. An attached table
compares fees and other requirements on an apples-to-apples basis. See http://www.affinityresources.com/pgs/awz55Online.html.
Channel publishes Ephilanthropy and Technology Review online; information at http://charitychannel.com/eptr.shtml.
Fundraising Resources Center is the work of Adam
Corson-Finnerty and Laura Blanchard, Department of Development and External
Affairs, University of Pennsylvania Library. It contains excerpts from their
book, Fundraising and Friend-Raising on the Web, now available from ALA
Editions. It also includes teaching materials from classes and presentations. In
May 2001, the website included a useful "musing" on "Not.coms"
exploring the reasons for slow growth (and disappointed hopes) in the arena of
online fundraising. (You can order a copy of the book by calling 1-800-545-2433 or from Amazon.com
through this link; a royalty will be paid that will help to support the Internet Nonprofit
Center. Order Fundraising...on
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The W. K. Kellogg
Foundation maintains an online database of organizations that are active in
"ephilanthrophy" -- a term which includes both facilities for
fundraising (such as those listed in this file) and, more generally, nonprofit
activities online. The current version of this database, and associated
discussion, can be found online at http://www.actknowledgeworks.net/ephil/index_html.
Many of the providers listed below are also included in this database, often
with additional information.
Michael Stein offered a clear way to distinguish among some of the
listed sites, and other helpful comments, in the December 27, 1999, issue of NetAction.
You can read it at http://www.netaction.org/notes/notes53.html.
Links to About.Com articles and sites discussing methods, theories and
research concerning raising funds on the Web are in http://nonprofit.about.com/cs/webfundraising. Information on subscribing to "About Nonprofits"
can be found at http://nonprofit.about.com/gi/pages/mmail.htm
This introduction was extensively revised 9/18/03 and updated slightly 1/21/04 -- PB
Alphabetical Listing of Resources for Online Fundraising
Purchases made through the website can generate royalties to nonprofits designated by the purchaser. Also buys back used printer cartridges and will forward payment to a designated nonprofit. (Online press-release 6/17/03)
"123Signup offers integrated solutions to assist with online member
enrollment, renewals, profile updates, event registration, reporting and
tracking of payments resulting in service for members and convenience to
associations." (Email 4/20/01)
"Organizations can raise funds by setting up a web page with links to
online merchants. When someone visits the merchant via the link, the
organization receives a commission." (Email 9/14/03)
This site lists sales, specials, and events in local communities. Businesses
or organizations can make a listing online for free or can purchase fancy
ads ($30). A Fundraiser can sell "fancy ad" tickets or can merely promote
the site in their community so donors visit and purchase ads online. Up
to 45% of any money made from your assigned city is shared.(Apparently no longer operating 8/21/03)
Offers a broad range of applications designed for nonprofits over its
website. Accounting, payroll, donations, event registrations, membership
processing, intranets. (Ad in The Nonprofit Times, 2/15/00.)
"3rdSector.Net's fee for online donations, event registration and
membership renewal is $29.95 per month. This fee includes 100 transactions per
month. The cost per transaction, after the first 100 transaction per month, is
$.40 (40 cents) per transaction. The one time setup fee is $185." (Email
A secure e-commerce system for nonprofit organizations. (From the website, 8/20/01)
4charity provides tools and services for nonprofits to support online
fundraising, donor and volunteer management, event registration and communications. The tools are
integrated into customers[radical] websites and may be purchased separately or as a
suite. 4charity also provides Internet consulting services for web design and
development of customized web-based solutions. 4charity[radical]s customers may
participate in the 4Charity Mall. 100% of all donations and money raised through
affinity shopping is given to the charity. (Email 3/2/01) Has an option
for sending greeting cards that make a donation in the recipients name. (Email
4GoodnessSake does not charge anything or sell anythig. Revenue is raised by
advertising, and visitors select the organizations they want that revenue to go
to. 100% of the revenue goes to the organizations people select. (Email
announcement from founder 4/3/00)
Not operating 5/31/01.
Shop on the web and help your school or community organization! It's as
simple as 1, 2, 3: Find your organization. From there, click on a merchant and
begin shopping. Your school or organization will receive a percentage of
everything you purchase. (From the website, 1/13/00)
A Web-based marketing, registration, and payment service for all types of
activities and events. Offers control over the special-event management process.
(Adapted from the websits 5/8/00)
Active has an outstanding reputation for providing high quality support
and software to the association/nonprofit industry for over eight years.
Offers campaign websites with subsidiary pages for multiple fundraisers. The tools are designed for self setup. The service also comes with email capabilities, detailed donation reports, and brand messaging. (Email 3/2/04)
An online shopping mall that allows shoppers to designate any participating organization to receive 20% of the total for goods on each order. (email 10/4/02)
"Affero is an online volunteering initiative that empowers individuals to raise awareness and funding for the non-profit organizations and causes that they support. We do this by enabling recognition and reward for valuable contributions to online interactions. Volunteers can join Affero, select which non-profits or causes will receive donations on their behalf and insert the customized link reflecting these choices to their discussion list or email signature. Those who receive value from the online interactions can click on the link and immediately provide recognition and a donation for the Volunteer that provided support." (Email 4/16/02)
"Affiniscape offers a comprehensive web solution to help run Association business. The $2500 package includes web site design and hosting, online dues payments, an interactive calendar where members can register and pay for association meetings/events, an online directory where members can update changes themselves, unlimited List Serves, mass email capability, and online shopping that generates royalties for the association. (email from Affiniscape, 11/25/02)
http://www.affinitypartners.com/ (apparently defunct 4/28/00; no
such page, no valid email)
"We are a for-profit organization -- fund raising counsel -- with
particular emphasis on on-line fund raising (see speakers note below). We also
design and construct web sites for nonprofits."
(email 2/15/00) Marc Lee of this firm prepared a table comparing
"donation processing engines" in May of 2000; a link is in the foreword
Announced in January 2001 the formation of this division to manage email
list-based communications. (Rick Christ's
Changed its name to CoreMatter
in September 2000. The allcharities domain is still active, but the site no
longer functions as a donation processor (it recommends using Helping.org
or JustGive.org). The visible text implies that the site
might be made active again someday, but makes no commitment. (Website
All Star Charity
Apparently defunct; file not found 10/20/02.
"AllStarCharity.com collects authentic, unique, and generally 'unavailable' items from celebrities and charities. Celebrities donate items ranging from signed memorabilia, such as autographed guitars, scripts, CDs and sporting equipment, to event tickets, backstage VIP passes, cars, and 'live' once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The charity chosen by the celebrity receives 100% of the winning bids from the auctioned items, as well as online exposure, which is a great way to educate large numbers of people." (From the website, 6/12/01) "Operating expenses are covered by Sony Broadband Entertainment and services are donated by various other corporate partners." (Email from Press Office of AllStarCharity, 6/21/01)
The Alumni Shopping Mall
Not operating 5/31/01. Warning: the
URL above now connects to a site with x-rated content.
14-page shopping malls with over 70 merchants. 70% of the total mall commissions paid to schools/associations. Non-binding agreement.
Animal Funds of America
Provides a portal site where donors can find national animal welfare
charities they wish to support. Donations can be made online to any
charity via check, credit card, or gift of stock. AFA is a membership
organization that reviews and certifies its members annually. In
addition to its web site, AFA places its members into workplace employee
fund drives, the largest being the Combined Federal Campaign for federal
Partners with the American Society of Association Executives to help
"trade organizations, professional societies, nonprofits and enthusiast
groups to build communities of like-minded people." (From the website
use Authorize.net [for donation processing]. So far, we've been pleased with
them. They sometimes give a special rate to nonprofit organizations, so worth
looking into...." (Email to orgwebmaster, 5/2/00)
Comprhensive association management tools offered online. No pricing information available on website. (email 6/3/04)
Barnes & Noble
The Affiliate Program allows websites to sell Barnes & Noble items online
and receive royalties from the sale. MyBNLink provides links for people to
put in their email. Whenever someone uses the link, the sender receives 5%; they can donate the money to charity
(one of five) or keep it for themselves. In addition, 1% of such sales
is donated to First Book, a group in Washington, DC, that gives books to
Provides customized auction sites as "plug ins" for commerce or
charity websites. (email from BayBuilder.com, 2/22/00.)
BeamAge Shopping Portal: 100% affiliate and merchant revenue donated to
non-profit members. Free web sites and web exposure with direct donation pages,
non-profit forums and chat, web ring and links. (email 8/15/00)
Supports the creation of "affiliate programs" (i.e., commissioned sales portals which can be used for fundraising) with a very long list of merchants.
Seeks to "encourage more people to give more money more
effectively to charities" by reducing fundraising and educational
costs for nonprofits, promoting planned giving among donors and allowing
donors to "better evaluate and communicate with nonprofits."
Advertises a book and software for conducting face-to-face auctions.
The authors publish an email newsletter; to subscribe, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
(Email announcement 1/5/01)
online auctions for charities and consulting and other services in support of
charity-auction fundraising. (Website 5/11/00)
links for shopping at many online stores. Members may designate an
organization to receive payments based on purchases or allow these benefits to
go to Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Requires members to supply the name and
address of the designated organization when it is not already in the database. (Email
11/10/00) Note: Apparently markets by unsolicited
commercial email (often called "spam" and widely despised.); on
9/11/01 the editor received three identical email messages urging me to
"investigate" this service, sent to three different email addresses
and apparently "from" three different senders. I have disabled the
automatic link to this website as a signal of my disapproval of this marketing
Offers referral fees to nonprofits whose members shop at the site. (Email 10/27/02)
of The Raiser's Edge desktop software. Offers RE:NetSolutions, a platform
of e-services, including online giving, e-mail campaigns, directory publishing
and event registration. RE:NetDonors, which enables nonprofits to implement a
secure donation page on their Web sites, is the core offering in the
RE:NetSolutions suite. (Email, 4/10/01)
configurable software gives customers the Internet infrastructure to deliver
information, manage projects, and share real-time computing power across an
organization via any Web browser[fl]regardless of complexity, size, or
location." Formerly MyAssociation.com. (From email 7/17/01).
Effective on Monday, March 31,2003 all Affiliate Programs for Non-Profit Organizations has ended. (email message)
offers your supporters the ability to shop for name-brand products while
providing the organization with continuous royalties. Buy2share.com is 100%
revenue accountability, monthly checks with no minimums, product updates and
promotions to build and maintain site traffic. (Advertisement 3/27/00.)
Buy For Charity
An online mall that returns a portion of purchase receipts to charities. (Email announcement, 7/17/02)
website that states its mission as "To encourage philanthropy in Canada
through the effective use and sharing of technology." Charges no fees
for processing donations (except the credit-card processing fee). (From the
Online service that allows individual users to order customized merchandize (tee-shirts, mugs, backpacks, etc) bearing artwork supplied by organizations. The owner of the artwork sets the prices and receives payment from CafePress for anything received above the "base price" for each item sold (base prices are lower when large quantities are sold). There are no setup fees or minimum charges (though the proceeds are forfeited if the total amount due the organizations does not exceed $10 in six months). CafePress.com is a privately held, venture-backed company founded in August 1999; located in San Leandro, California.
Community Storefronts has been created by the Canadian federal government
to encourage use of the Internet for electronic transactions of all
kinds, commercial as well as charitable. currently has 25 nonprofit organizations
is a UK-based organization, "a free Internet Service Provider (ISP) for people who care. Our mission is to provide a wide array of free benefits to charities and organisations in the caring and non-profit making sector. We aim to achieve this by allowing good causes of all sizes to harness the power of the Internet for communications and fundraising.
We are unique in that a proportion of 75% of profits go directly to registered charities. And, since any individual can choose Care4free as their free Internet provider, funds are raised everytime that person goes on-line."
(From "about" on the care4free website. 12/9/99)
According to email received by customers in
January 2001, CareBar is no longer in business. On 1/19/01, the welcome
page on the website appeared, however, to be functioning normally.
charity mall focused on supporting Catholic churches and causes. "The
established merchant reward percentages are displayed in our Merchant Directory.
Most of the reward will be directed to the customer's chosen organization. A
small portion of the reward will be directed to the affiliate Archdiocese or
Diocese to help support struggling churches, schools and various programs. In
the case of Catholic Organizations not affiliated with an Archdiocese or
Diocese, the entire reward will be forwarded to the chosen Catholic
Organization." (From the website 12/23/00)
charities a link to ongoing auctions of brand name merchandise with a rebate of
part of the purchase price if the winning bid is placed through the
charity. Also provides facilities for charities to run their own auctions
online. (Email 2/13/01)
http://www.cbid.org (apparently not fuctioning 4/28/00)
non profit auctions.
Interactive Celebrity Internet Auctions for Charities. A service of
Censure and Move On
Grassroots campaign -- which began as an online effort to support the
censure of President Clinton -- has generated $13 million in online pledges
and signed up 500,00 "volunteers" for the cause.
Changing Our World
Mike Hoffman & Associates offer iCampaigns, "a new way of
fundraising that combines professional campaign management and web
technology." (From the website, 12/15/99)
Fidelity Investments allows owners of assets held in Fidelity accounts to
make transfers into the Charitable Gift Fund (a Fidelity service) and direct
disbursements to charitable organizations using a World-Wide Web interface.
Announced in late February 2001 that it would cease operations in
Charitableway.com launched its public web site in October 1999 featuring
information and ways to donate to charities over the Internet. It builds
customized, electronic Workplace Giving Centers for companies and nonprofit
organizations who offer workplace giving programs as well as flexible ways for
companies to include philanthropy in their business models. By putting in place
a powerful technology-based infrastructure and partnering with charitable
organizations, Charitableway has introduced a powerful system to connect
businesses with their communities. (Email 4/14/00.)
"The Chariteam service allows participants [in fundraising events] to
build a personal web page, send email invitations, draw visitors to the page,
and accept secure online donations." (From the webpage, 8/12/01)
CharitEx combines the power of e-commerce and fully integrated
financial services in a model designed specifically for charities. Offers online
donation processing and asset management services. (Announced in Rick
Christ's newsletter 1/25/01)
Provides comprehensive and analytical information about charities to
potential donors and other supporters.
"I wanted to post a brief informational message to let you know that
Canada's first donor-driven charity portal will be launching at the end of the
month. We're doing a cross country tour starting tomorrow to introduce ourselves
to charities. Please visit our site at http://www.charity.ca or contact us at
(416) 593-4240 if you would like more information." (Email on NONPROFIT
from email@example.com 4/3/00)
Discusses and offers an opportunity to donate to support selected charities
and causes. (From the website, 1/16/01)
Offers several "causeways" for different kinds of support to
qualifying nonprofits, which must meet certain criteria in order to be listed on
the site. (From the
organization that helps charities that qualify for the Combined Federal Campaign
work together to increase donations through that channel and in other ways
(including a website). (From the website, 3/23/01)
donation processor (per email comment 4/27/00).
the website 12/19/99; no longer operating 2/21/02)
CharityFinders offers "NonprofitSite123," an online tool that enables any nonprofit to build an e-philanthropy website in just a few hours, with no training or technical skills required. The website can offer many features, including event registration, volunteer sign-up, donation and membership processing. NonprofitSite123 can leverage a nonprofit's existing website or create a brand new one. (Email 6/21/04)
A car-donation service in the Rochester, NY, area. (From email discussion,
A free auction service designed to help raise money for charity (per the
website, 5/4/00). Buyers are charged a premium on every purchase; 50%
of this premium is given to the seller's designated charity.
"Generosity in now being offered in a to-go box with the opening of
Charitygift, an online company that makes it simple and easy to recognize
friends, colleagues and clients with a donation to a worthwhile cause in their
honor. Charitygift is an entirely new gift category, offering a convenient
alternative to the seemingly useless gifts being exchanged year after year. A
Charitygift can be used to honor a friend, family member or colleague;
demonstrate support for someone raising money to benefit a special cause, or pay
tribute to a lost loved one." (From a press release on the site,
Invites purchases which will result in contributions to a short list of
well-known charities in Britain.
Charityusa is building a user-submitted search engine/directory of Nonprofits
online and Resources for Nonprofits online. It offers free classifieds, a free
auction feature for nonprofits, numerous message boards, chat rooms, and so on.
It also offers nonprofits a free web page, free firstname.lastname@example.org, and our
own brand of free ISP is coming soon. The goals is to web enable as many
nonprofits as possible and empower them to take full advantage of the
opportunities online. Also sponsors the "Charity Marketing Alliance"
to facilitate online purchase of support services by nonprofits. (From the
website; revised 8/29/01)
As of 8/29/01, Charity USA had assumed responsibility for GreaterGood
and other associated services such as The Hunger Site.
NOTE: A notice on the website says that the service is not currently accepting new accounts - 10/1/03.
"CharityWave.com is a free,
charity-support service that makes sure 100 percent of every dollar you donate
goes directly to the cause or organization that you want to help. All
transaction costs are paid by Wave Systems Corp., so the charities benefit from
every single dollar of your contribution. CharityWave guarantees that your
personal information is kept secure and confidential, and it protects the
privacy of your charitable donation." (From the website. 12/9/99)
"CharityWeb is an e-commerce ASP for charities. Charities using our
service can accept donations, sell their own items, and offer event registration
from their Website without having to install, maintain, and customize all the
software on their own servers." (Email from company, 6/8/00.)
payments donors make online through the check-clearing system; requests the
service charge for the transaction from the donor so there can be no cost
to the recipient organization. (From the website, 3/27/01. Thanks to
Carol Simpson for CharityChoices for the pointer
to this service.)
online "mega mall" of a supplier of fundraising candy and other good
for schools, sports teams, etc. (Email request for listing 6/20/01)
Children's Charities of America
Provides a portal site where donors can find national children's charities
they wish to support. Donations can be made online to any charity
via check, credit card, or gift of stock. CCA is a membership organization
that reviews and certifies its members annually. In addition to its
web site, CCA places its members into workplace employee fund drives, the
largest being the Combined Federal Campaign for federal employees.
to be closely related to Catholic Giving but the
program does not include the feature that part of the revenue generated by
purchases will be sent to the supervising diocese or other more general
organization. (From the website, 12/23/00)
Provides "such tools as total web management, calendar of events, payment processing for a 4% fee, and donor/member tracking systems." (From the website, 9/3/02)
On-line donor data-base
management service. (From the Chronicle of Philanthropy, 6/14/01)
Commerce Science Corporation
"Commerce Science Corporation...is an E-commerce Service Provider offering a new concept in Internet marketing -- customizable, income-producing, private-label Internet stores. This model creates a business partnership between suppliers (Vendors) and companies and organizations....(Resellers) seeking supplemental revenue and enhanced benefits for their customers, employees, and/or members. Participating Resellers, such as those noted below, become e-commerce enabled, and enjoy...commission or royalty income while simultaneously boosting constituent loyalty and morale." (Website 9/27/03)
Community Bids allows organizations to hold on-line auction fundraisers
and is a great way to raise money and have fun! Fast and simple to set
up, this full-service site will walk you through the whole process of holding
an on-line auction.
Conservation and Preservation Charities of America
Provides a portal site where donors can find national environmental
charities they wish to support. Donations can be made online to any
charity via check, credit card, or gift of stock. CPCA is a membership
organization that reviews and certifies its members annually. In
addition to its web site, CPCA places its members into workplace employee
fund drives, the largest being the Combined Federal Campaign for federal
A full-featured email-distribution system with monthly fees based on the number of names on a list (from free for under 50 to $250 for up to 50,000). (Information Systems Forum user comment, 8/13/02.)
on-line shopping mall that allows users to raise money for the charity of their
choice. Just for stopping by, users automatically receive $3. Users can shop at
over 200+ stores including Amazon.com. Real-Time statistics and payment monitors
allow the users to see exactly how their money is being sent. (Email from
Consumer Saints staff on 1/6/00)
Software to update and correct contact information in Microsoft Outlook; verifies street addresses, adds ZIP+4 codes, corrects misspellings, updates area codes, and appends geographic data. (Email 4/3/03)
"Contribute.com works quietly and invisibly behind the scenes to enable
your donors to make contributions from your web site. We custom build an online
payment form to match the look and feel of your existing web site. It looks just
like you had created it yourself." A processing fee is charged, reported to
be 5% with a maximum of $50 (on a $1000 gift). (From
the website, 12/15/99; updated from email discussion 8/7/01)
"...a fully-customizable ecommerce application which enables your
existing web presence to collect online financial contributions." (From
the website, 1/3/01)
Convio provides online Constituent Relationship Management (eCRM) tools and services that help nonprofits and higher education institutions to attract, motivate and retain constituents for fundraising, membership, advocacy and other support. Convio[radical]s product suite includes modules for Web content management, email marketing, general fundraising and membership, advocacy, events, volunteer fundraising, directories and online surveys. The Convio platform shares data among all product modules and with offline databases, giving nonprofits a unified view of each constituent so staff can conduct more personalized and targeted marketing.
notice received 4/24/03)
e-giving solutions for workplace campaigns in Fortune 1000 companies.
Formerly known as All Chairities. (Rick Christ newsletter story 9/21/00)
Count Me In
Count Me In provides online registration and prepayment services for teams, clubs, associations, training providers, etc. For organizers, Count Me In provides database and program management tools. Administrative burdens are significantly reduced through the elimination of paper processing and transcription tasks. The Count Me In service, including website hosting and ongoing customer support, is provided at no cost to organizations. The service is funded through participant transaction fees. Count Me In is designed for non-technical users.
Nonprofit organizations can present a profile of their organization and
cause; and donors will be able to come online, research the charities, and make
an online donation. CreateHope also provides e-commerce capabilities
to non-profits for their own web sites. (From email 12/17/99) Also offers "Giving Station" for combined campaigns and employer online donation services (website 1/4/05).
Creative Computer Services
Product line included TradeWinds (total e-Commerce for associations, formerly
AMSLink) and Aloha (Membership Management for budget minded associations,
formerly MMS). (From the website, 8/23/01)
Comprehensive meeting registration services including options for automated email marketing, confirmations and surveys, payment processing, travel and hotel arrangements, etc. (Seminar in Seattle, 3/27/03)
A shopping service featuring named nonprofit organizations and online
merchants. Appears to be affiliated with SchoolSupport.com.
Allows donations to selected charities.
A philanthropy Web site that streamlines the grant application and
grantmaking process for not-for-profit organizations and corporate and private
foundations. Foundations can now establish an immediate, free Web presence
that lists their grant guidelines, mission statement and other pertinent
background information, and obtain a free 30-day trial of the system's robust
Web-based grants management software. Nonprofits can access CyberGrants
free of charge to research grant guidelines and create, maintain and submit
online proposals directly to member foundations. (Adapted from a press
release dated 12/16/99.)
The Data Bank
Formerly a website for environmental causes affiliated
with the eGrants project of the Tides Foundation. The
domain is now used by Denalisoft. (Updated 6/21/01 at the request of
An online version of desktop donor management software. (Advertisement in
5/15/00 Nonprofit Times.)
DevelopPro.com is a free online resource for fund raising professionals
including: nonprofit information resources; a national job bank; and the
opportunity to network with development peers. (e mail received
Do Unto Others
Provides a portal site where donors can find national and international
relief and development charities they wish to support. Donations
can be made online to any charity via check, credit card, or gift of stock.
DUO is a membership organization that reviews and certifies its members
annually. In addition to its web site, DUO places its members into
workplace employee fund drives, the largest being the Combined Federal
Campaign for federal employees.
Developers of "Associant" software designed for associations and
nonprofits. Modules include conference, online payments processing,
content management for websites, and communications tools. (Flyer
received in the mail, 7/1/01.)
No longer operating 4/26/02. (Launched about 6/8/00.)
Not operating 7/11/03. Announced in 2000 with the goal of offering listings of donated goods and pro bono
An application service provider. "Donate.net is designed to help your organization take credit card donations directly through a link from your website. With a browser interface you can manage items, change donation options and check reports. By employing different features you can collect donations, tribute gifts, event registration, membership or item sales. A variety of templates integrate fundraising into your site. In operation
since 1997, Donate.net's corporate name is Conscious Change." (From email 3/25/02)
"The DonateNow button provides a simple, cost-effective and easy way for nonprofits to process credit card donations directly through their web site." Version 2.0 announced in September 2003. (Postal mail [!] 9/25/03)
"At DonateTo.com we make charitable giving convenient, rewarding and
smart. We partner with companies, organizations and portals to provide their
users with a secure and effective way to donate to charitable organizations and
causes online." (Email 11/20/00)
"DonationForm.com offers non-profit organizations secure online donation forms that can be customized to match the look and feel of each organization's web site. The donation forms are integrated with online payment gateways to achieve real-time credit card processing." There is a flat fee for the account and the conventional percentage processing fees for transactions as they occur. (Email 6/5/02)
"Our mission at Donation Depot is to ... empower individuals, companies, and nonprofit organizations to give, receive, and manage electronic donations.(Email 11/20/01; revised by email sent 11/5/01)
Invites visitors to donate an item which will be auctioned online with the
proceeds going to a charity the donor names. Offers other fundraising
mechanisms, including sales of new items that generate royalties, etc. (Gleaned
from the website, 1/20/00)
Donations in Memory of
This one-page site accepts donations in memory of people (paid by credit
card) and forwards them by mail to any named charity for a fixed fee.
Assists 501(c)(3)s with linking to an online mall with numerous retailers
classified by nationality and merchandise categories; the mall pays affiliate
marketing fees based on shopping done by the charities' supporters. (From
the website, 7/27/01)
"DonationTree.com is an online shopping portal where merchants rebate a portion of each purchase to the shopper. The shopper can allocate their rebate towards a college savings plan, their kid[radical]s school, or donate to charity/non-profit. Purchases can made online through our website or with the DonationTree Shopper, our exclusive reminder plugin. DonationTree.com works with over 130 brand name merchants." Press release, 12/13/02
"We are a membership based website specifically designed for the fundraising executive at nonprofit organizations. We have been in business for over 20 years and our website has been in existence for over 4 years. We currently have over 7,000 members and an electronic newsletter that is sent out to over 24,000 subscribers. We focus primarily on prospect research and lead generation." (Email 7/7/04)
an Internet consulting and Web development company specializing in helping
nonprofit organizations use the Internet for fundraising, marketing, and
advocacy. donordigital.com works with large and medium size nonprofits to
help them use e-mail and the Web (From "About" on the
No longer offered Spring 2004. A high end relationship management tool built and priced for nonprofits. (Announcement,
A web-delivered relationship management system designed to help nonprofits
build sustained donor relationships. (Press release, 3/21/01) A product
No longer operating 7/24/04
An online version of this established product allows access over the web to "complete donor and prospect records, memberships, special events,
pledge processing, gift management, personalized communications and
extensive reporting capabilities." (Email announcement 6/19/03)
Donortrust.com is a full service e-donation solution developed by Merkle
Direct Marketing, Inc. to benefit nonprofit organizations seeking to offer the
donor population a quick, secure and cost effective way for donating on-line
through the Internet. (From the website 5/31/00)
"DoTheGood matches qualified nonprofits with people who want to invest
their time and money in good organizations. DoTheGood then makes this investment
as easy as buying books or music online." (From the website, 3/23/01)
:: but see http://www.helpnetworks.com/
A shopping site that offers rebates and other benefits to both schools and
nonprofits; has changed its name to Helpnetworks. (11/30/99)
The popular online auction site (in collaboration with MissionFish) offers facilities for nonprofits to use eBay for fundraising campaigns and (when appropriate) sell in-kind gifts.
eBigPicture is a all-encompassing web presence management suite for associations and similar organizations. It facilitates information flow, collaboration, e-commerce and member management. A modular product design allows organizations the ability to pick and choose the tools needed to meet their specific business needs. (Email notice May 2003)
No longer operating, 1/8/02. Offers advertiser-supported facilities for accepting donations online at no
charge to donor or charity (except for routine bank credit-card fees, deducted
from the gift). Offers other fee-based services to assist with online and
other forms of fundraising. Created a website to raise funds for disaster
Processes credit card and check donations online securely using the
MerchantAmerica Donation Program. No setup fee, $19.95/month. Credit cards: 2.21% discount rate, $0.30 transaction fee. Online checks: $0.35 check processing fee, no discount rate. For any month without transactions, the monthly fee is not charged. Allows an unlimited number of donation funds and fundraising
products. (Email 3/5/03)
Reported (7/23/01) to have declared chapter 11 bankruptcy as part of a
transition that will lead to acquisition by VoteNet.
VoteNet's management said in a press release "The eContributor products and services will continue to operate, as usual,
during and after this transition. Contracts will remain in effect, secure online transactions will be processed, deposits will be made, and reports will
be sent. It is anticipated that the acquisition will be complete by September 2001."
(8/12/01) "eContributor.com is your source for fundraising and volunteers on the Web.
We are the standard for online solicitation. We deliver a secure and creative
ecommerce solution for those who take financial and grassroots development
seriously." (From the website, 1/21/00) Has an option for
sending greeting cards that make a donation in the recipients name. (Email
Provides a portal site where donors can find national education charities
they wish to support. Donations can be made online to any charity
via check, credit card, or gift of stock. EA! is a membership
organization that reviews and certifies its members annually.
In addition to its web site, EA! places its members into workplace
employee fund drives, the largest being the Combined Federal Campaign
for federal employees.
Extends the idea of door-to-door (or family and friends) product sales for a
cause to use email and a website. (From the website, 7/24/01)
Apparently no longer operating as of 11/01. The website is visible, but many of its features do not function. The slogan on the website is "Reconnecting Commerce and Community.
Why would you shop any other way." Sets up malls for nonprofits and
shares commissions. Offers other charity-related commerce services, including
A platform for conducting online sales of used books, CDs, DVDs, etc. eFundraise handles all the details, including collecting shipping charges, and remits the amount paid by the purchasers less 15% of the purchase price to the nonprofit conducting the funddrive. (email 8/26/04)
version of a charity portal with an emphasis on linking small businesses with
nearby nonprofits. (Website 5/16/00) In short, eGenerosity.com
patrons can: surf the web and give a penny to their favorite school or charity
with each search; shop online and give up to 20% of every purchase, at no extra
cost; and send email through a free Email That Gives account and earn a penny
for every message sent. Participating organizations can also earn $1 for each
new email account. (announcement 6/14/00)
Based in London, UK, eGiving assists with donations
to a limited list of charities. (Launch announced 9/27/00)
Electronic funds transfer for ministries and other Christ-centered organizations; a reseller of CheckFree services. (Email and website, 9/27/03)
Changed its name to Groundspring in 2003.
eGrants.org is the first nonprofit-run service to combine the
power of Internet marketing with grantmaking know-how. "eGrants.org is
redefining philanthropy by creating an immediate technological link between
prospective donors and progressive nonprofits," said China Brotsky,
executive director of the new Internet foundation. "Now organizations of
all sizes can use the same electronic resources deployed by businesses to reach
a new generation of Internet-savvy supporters and raise more funds." (From
a 10/13/99 press release.)
Electronic Funds Corporation
"Many charities, non-profit organizations and churches have found that
accepting donations via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is not only less
expensive, and time consuming but gives a much greater dollar return than
conventional old ways of receiving donations." (From a press release.)
A printing and mailing service set up to receive the necessary materials
through the website. (Ad in the Nonprofit Times, June 2000.)
Enews.com Not-for-Profit Newsstand Network
Created especially for not-for-profit organizations and school groups, this
internet fundraising program enables you to offer magazine subscriptions to your
supporters at low, discount prices. Choose the magazines you want to offer,
include the links we provide on your website, and earn 21% on every
subscription. There is no charge to participating nonprofits. (Email
from enews.com 3/9/00.)
Provides tools to produce and publish highly customized html newsletters. Offers companion microsites, a suite of Web-based subscription management tools, and back-end analytics to track results. Pricing starts at $50 per month for 1,000 messages. (Website, 9/27/03)
Provides "fundraising services including donation processing and
reporting, membership and renewal management, seminar/workshop registration and
professional outreach services." (From the website 8/20/01)
"ePly Services Inc. creates online forms to efficiently collect event registrations and survey replies. Information from the forms is automatically compiled in a database, providing up to date summaries and reports that event organizers and survey administrators access via the internet." (Email 8/21/03)
No longer operating 7/13/04.
"You can now offer your web visitors high quality promotional
merchandise featuring your logo/art. We create the store, link it to your
site,take the orders,notify you,create the product,ship it and send you 50% of
the money." (email advertisement 3/29/00) "The cost for
setting up your epromo store is usually $99.00 and the monthly operating and
management fee is $19.95." (From the website.)
"eRaiseMoney.com provides participating nonprofits with a free online shopping mall. When people use this mall for their online shopping the organization earns money from commissions and referral fees. The provided mall has over 120 different merchants (It will be 250 by Christmas 2002) including many of the best know names on the Internet. Shoppers pay the same price they would pay if they went directly to the participating merchant and often receive extra savings from coupons or other special offers. Participation in the program is free and take less time and effort than most fundraisers." (email announcement 11/6/02)
An online tool that helps event planners manage invitations and guest
responses. (email 7/19/00)
The e-Service Qu@rterly is a multi-disciplinary journal aimed at publishing
high-quality, original, innovative, peer-reviewed research about the design,
delivery and impact of electronic services rendered using a variety of computing
and communication technologies. The journal combines both private sector
and public sector perspectives regarding electronic services and thus bridges
e-Business and e-Government. To be published starting in the Fall of 2000 by
Indiana University Press. (From an announcement dated 11/23/99)
"The eScrip program...allows participating merchants to contribute a
percentage of... grocery loyalty cards, credit card, and debit/ ATM card
purchases to the school or organization of... choice." (From the website
eTapestry is a complete fundraising and donor management system that is run
over the Internet. With access from any Internet connection, complete
communications capabilities, and all maintenance and backups handled by
eTapestry, it offers solutions for organizations of all types and sizes. Offers
in cooperation with Sentient (per
press release 4/3/01) a system for providing online receipts that satisfies
Canada's requirement for a uniquely identifiable documents.
Not specific to the nonprofit sector, but worth looking into by any
organization that wants to build an online store and accept credit cards at the
site. (Mentioned in email 6/11/00.)
On-line event management tools. (announcement 8/23/00)
"The Excess Access service links business
and household item donations with nonprofit wish lists and suggested local delivery companies." (From the website, 12/15/99.) Other
services are offered as well. There is a $5.00 registration fee every six
month to participate in the surplus property exchange.
An online shopping mall that distributes 100% of the commission it receives from online merchants to participating charitable organizations. (Email 10/11/02)
Fourth Bridge provides non-profit organizations with a comprehensive suite of
integrated Internet-based solutions and a high level of customer support to
help them achieve their program, organizational and financial goals with
reduced effort and at lower costs. (Adapted from the website, 6/27/01)
A click-to-give site that invites charities to apply to be recipients. (From
the website 5/31/01)
A website where people and organizations can announce items or services they
are willing to give to nonprofits and nonprofits can post wish lists for
things they need. (Fax announcement 6/6/00. No longer operating 1/14/04)
Charities sell magazine subscriptions via their own "Internet
Newsstand" as a fund raising mechanism (template, script, etc., provided
by "Friends Who Give"
(and alumni, with AlumniGem) tracking and data maintenance system based on
Internet access to files maintained on a central server. (From website,
charity mall services to participating nonprofit organizations. (From the
The Funding Exchange
"A network of community-based foundations throughout the United States...committed to change not charity." (From the website, 1/31/02.)
Funding For All "provides a tailored portal, which incorporates the organization's Web site, for members and supporters to use as a home page with the goals of increasing communications, attracting sponsorships and to leading visitors to Shop to Share, where purchases generate donations for the organization. Online donations can also be incorporated." (email 4/18/03)
"Funding Pool provides information, consulting services, and online
tools to the four key groups engaged in Internet philanthropy: private
foundations, businesses, individuals, and non-profit organizations." (From
the website 8/13/01) (No longer operating 9/17/03)
"The Source For Fund-Raising Information on the
Internet." Ideas, products, resources all about fundraising. (Per
NicheNet Inc, 12/12/99)
"My company creates online global malls for your
non-profits website. You can make money all year round with your web site
visitors purchasing items from your global mall. These malls are custom for your
site they are branded with your site's name and everything. We manage the mall
for you so you guys don't have to
do anything but promote it within your organization." From Christopher Kren,
"Great Deals For Great Causes." Turn donated
merchandise into cash through an online auction. Also allows individuals and
companies to donate goods to your group online. Free service. (Per NicheNet,
A mutual advertising resource for firms offering various sorts of fundraising
products and services. (Website 1/16/01)
Lots of products and other materials for use in fundraising projects by
schools and similar organizations. Includes a "do it yourself"
section with free or low-cost ideas that don't require any purchases. (Email
A subscription site that connects users with fundraising advice and counsel
from seven consulting firms. (Email 4/24/01)
A project of http://www.cherrydale.com
Fundrover.com provides a self-service, self-administrated, online collection
website used to accept Visa or Mastercard for donations. Non-profit
organizations can set up their customized service in minutes at no cost.
Transaction fees are claimed to be lower than many of the other services.
Future Focus has created Instant Web Pages for planned giving
- a breakthrough in quick, economical and professional fund raising web pages.
Charities, schools and universities that have had a planned giving web site for
a year or more report remarkable inquiries and stories as to gifts received
(five and six figure gifts!) directly and solely as a result of their web pages.
Future Focus uses an approach consistent with those sites that have demonstrated
success in attracting inquiries and gifts. They use an emotional appeal using
true stories of the heartfelt response donors feel that transcends tax credits. (From
Dick Kellogg of Future Focus 11/1/99.)
GaZoom is an Internet company which has developed a membership kit that
charitable organizations can sell for a profit. Your supporters receive
$200.00 worth of value for $20.00, and once they register on-line,
they begin to receive "deals" relevant to their needs, which are
sent directly to their home or business e-mail address. (Althought the website is still active, GaZoom does not appear to be in operation; 1/14/04)
"GetActive Software[radical]s range of online services will also reflect the
new company identity. The company[radical]s web-based list and database management
offerings will be called GetActive Community[Y[delta]], the online email creation,
sending, and tracking functionality will be called GetActive Messaging[Y[delta]], and
the three-way e-activism tool will be called GetActive Advocacy[Y[delta]]. Together,
these products make up the GetActive Suite[Y[delta]]." Changed its name from
LocusPocus in April 2001. (From the name change announcement, 4/19/01)
Online services to support planned giving programs. Charges a fixed
annual fee. (Email mention and website, 5/26/00.)
Customers can donate their spare change to charity. (Merged with an organization that offers no fundraising facilities.)
GiftTool provides integrated web-delivered
e-commerce and marketing services that are specifically designed for Associations and Non-Profit Organizations. GiftTool services include secure online donations; event registrar; membership management; shopping cart; online surveys / tests / ballots; newsletter & email marketing campaigns; and discussion forums. (Email 11/6/03)
(No longer operating, 9/17/03)
Give a Share
In the process of closing down due to lack of financing, though
the website continues to operate. (email from company, 6/15/01) Facilitates gifts of stock to nonprofit organizations. (Website
Operated by Independent Givers of America. "IGA is an IRS-recognized,
nonprofit tax-exempt charitable organization whose mission is to bring together
generous people and deserving causes, principally but not exclusively by
developing workplace-based and internet-based systems that reduce the cost and
increase the productivity of charitable solicitation, and by making those
systems available to both charities and contributors." (From the
GiveForChange.com gives people an easy way to make online donations to causes
they care about. There are over 280 groups on the site in 11 different
categories, including the environment, children & family, human rights and
economic justice. GiveForChange.com is responding to the needs of nonprofit
groups to develop new, lower-cost alternatives to expensive fundraising events
or direct mail campaigns. It also puts smaller, lesser-known nonprofits on an
equal footing with larger nonprofits, allowing all the same exposure and
fundraising opportunities. All GiveForChange donations are processed by eGrants.org,
a subsidiary of the Tides Foundation, which has a 20 year track record in
supporting nonprofits working for social change. (Email from GiveForChange
Are you a nonprofit? If you want to add dot.com to your fundraising without
adding dot.com to your name to combine the power of the Internet with what we
believe is everyone's instinct to help those who really need it. (A new
service, expected to be online 1/25/00. The description is from the
preliminary website, exerpted on 1/21/00.) (This URL now links to a company customer-relation management services for working with high net-worth individuals; 9/17/03)
Isle of Man-based online donation processor with support for email campaigns to donors and prospects. Monthly fee plus a percentage of transactions. (Email notice 5/31/03)
A project of the Charities Aid Foundation, AOL Time Warner Foundation and AOL UK, GiveNow.org is a portal where donors can support 185,000 registered UK charities by credit or debit card. "For the first £2 million raised, 100% of every donation will go direct to the charity," according to the announcement. Registering and posting information about their activities is free for participating charities. (Announcement published 8/1/02.)
Apparently no longer operating, 1/1/2002. "Enables a "Click Here to Donate" capability directly on the nonprofit's
website. Hundreds of nonprofits using our ecommerce solution are in an
alphabetic and searchable database."
A volunteer-operated US charity that seeks online donations to support projects in India. (Email 6/15/03)
provides a simple and secure way to donate online. We help nonprofit
organizations harness the collaborative power of the Internet to acquire new
donors and increase contributions. With our patent-pending technology, donors
click a banner on a nonprofit organization[pi]s Web site to make their gift. From
straight donations to membership campaigns, to creating a matching or challenge
campaign, GivingCapital provides an array of tools to create and monitor
campaigns." (email 8/4/00)
The Giving Network
Apparently no longer operating (2/26/04)
An educational site dedicated specifically to nonprofit
organizations in the Pacific Northwest and the people who support them. The
Giving Network offers comprehensive, analytical information about charities,
original content and local news as well as secure online giving, donation
administration services, a volunteer registry, an in-kind gift registry, and an
event calendar free to qualified nonprofit organizations. The Giving Network has
a database of more than 30,000 nonprofit organizations in Washington, Idaho,
Oregon and Alaska. Visitors can search for organizations by name, cause,
category, or region. Transaction fee of 8% collected on donations designated for
participating charities. (12/1/99)
A charity mall. (Also successor to Positively-You.com.) (From the
Monitors news and develops links to relief organizations equipped to respond
to particular disasters. Channels donations based on donors' choices among
current needs. (From the website, 2/11/01)
'e-Loop' offers a broad range of email and web-services to plan execute manage and measure relationships with customers and supporters; fees are based on the volume of messages per month. (From the website, 9/16/03)
Integrated software addressing a wide-range of activities for member-based
organizations. (From the website, 8/23/01)
"GotMarketing's Campaigner is a set of web-based email marketing tools that allow you to create, send and measure permission-based email marketing campaigns." Offers a 10% discount to recognized nonprofits. (Email and website, September 2003)
GrantMatch.com is a pro-active U.S. and Canadian internet
portal for nonprofits to list their desired grants in a central clearinghouse
forum. Nonprofits list a Registration describing their organization and
Proposals describing specific grant requests [in dollars or things (e.g.:
computers)]. Grantmakers, particularly large foundations, can also list a
Registration describing their organization and specifically their areas of
interest in funding. Reviewing these listings can reduce nonprofits'
inappropriate grant submissions. Consultants such as grant writers, evaluators,
fundraisers, attorneys and accountants that service the nonprofit area are also
listed. (Email from GrantMatch 11/17/99.)
Provides information on Maryland foundations and grants.
"GreaterGood.com is the nation[radical]s largest cause-focused e-commerce
company that helps NFP organizations tap into the year-round revenue potential
of the fast-growing online shopping market. Based in Seattle, the company
generates sustainable new sources of revenue for its not-for profit partners
through building, marketing and managing e-commerce [oe]shopping villages" that
link from the NFPs[radical] homepages and are branded with each not-for-profit[radical]s own
name and graphic identity. The company is committed to adding a charitable
giving quotient to the standard online shopping criteria of quality, convenience
and service, co-marketing with its partners via the Internet as a means to
increase membership and other bases of support. For more information, visit
GreaterGood.com at www.GreaterGood.com, or call 888-509-7676." (From a
press release dated 9/29/99)
Reported by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on 7/21/01 to have closed down. More recently, GreaterGood has been operated as a program of CharityUSA.
As of 8/29/01, being operated by Charity USA.
A subscription service that provides updates on funding announcements and grantmakers' priorities along with other services that are designed to assist grantseekers work efficiently. (Added as a result of online discussions September 2, 2003)
(Formerly eGrants.) An organization created by The Tides Foundation in 1999 to assist nonprofit organizations with fundraising online and related technologies. Publishes DonateNow, EmailNow and eBase software for nonprofits to use in seeking donations and maintaining contacts with stakeholders. (September 2003)
GroupStone provides nonprofit organizations with content management, email
marketing and take action tools designed to meet the needs of the nonprofit
community. These tools are integrated to allow for back-end reporting, allowing
our clients to track what the recipients do with information, determine whether
desired actions are taken at your site (and why), and then generate reports that
illustrate what's happening online and why. (Edited from the website,
Health and Medical Research Charities of America
Provides a portal site where donors can find national charities working
in the fields of health issues and medical research they wish to support.
Donations can be made online to any charity via check, credit card,
or gift of stock. HMRCA is a membership organization that reviews
and certifies its members annually. In addition to its web site,
HMRCA places its members into workplace employee fund drives, the largest
being the Combined Federal Campaign for federal employees.
A mall of over 300 merchants, which donates up to 40% of purchase prices to schools, charities, and other nonprofits that are chosen by shoppers. The service is free. The mall also features a constantly updated page of discounts, coupons, and other bargains that save shoppers money. (Email 3/12/04)
Help By Shopping
Allows consumers to designate an organization from a short list of nonprofits
to receive rebates from shopping at several retailers. (From the website,
Merged into The Network for Good in 2001. At one time, a service of
the AOL Foundation, Helping.org allowed visitors to make donations to any
recognized 501(c)(3) that had not opted out of their system, charged no fees
(though there was a credit-card processing fee deducted from the donation en
route to the recipient), and offered volunteering, technical assistance and other
links as well. The database of recognized charities came from
Offers links to merchants who will make payments to charities or schools
selected by the purchaser based on purchases. Runs
shopping malls at http://www.helpanonprofit.com/
and http://www.helpaschool.com/. (11/30/99)
http://www.helptheworld.com/ (announced 1/10/00; not functioning 4/28/00)
A "virtual venue for donor recognition." (email 7/25/00)
Human and Civil Rights Organizations of America
Provides a portal site where donors can find national human rights charities
they wish to support. Donations can be made online to any charity
via check, credit card, or gift of stock. HCROA is a membership organization
that reviews and certifies its members annually. In addition to its
web site, HCROA places its members into workplace employee fund drives,
the largest being the Combined Federal Campaign for federal employees.
"The Humane Benefits Program was created by Hugs for Homeless Animals (H4HA) to provide support for nonprofit charitable organizations who find it particularly difficult in these current times to find support dollars to help them keep working. By providing this vehicle which allows Charities to take donations on their own websites while allowing others to promote donation-giving to participant organizations in this program, we are hoping that by working together we will successfully help charities keep working." (From the website 6/7/03)
The Hunger Site
Sponsored by several corporations. For every click on the "Donate Free Food" button, one of those corporations
will make donation to feed a starving person for one day. You can
do this once a day. This is a form of advertising for the sponsoring
corporations. It gets their name in front of you, just the
way that a television commercial does. It does not cost you
anything to make this donation - everything is paid for by the sponsoring
As of 8/29/01, being operated by Charity USA. The Hunger Site was acquired in 2000 by GreaterGood;
in July 2001, GreaterGood ceased operations.
"Click to Give" Note
There are now quite a lot of sites that use a similar approach to encourage
visitors and marshal support for a wide variety of causes. For discussion and a
rating service, see http://kimberlychapman.com/charitycheck/charitycheck.html.
NetAction mentioned a "click-and-give" portal in
#56 -- see http://www.freedonation.com. It
allows nonprofits to sign up to receive donations from sponsors based on visitor counts.
i-Check is a large internet check transaction company.
Apparently no longer operating 1/1/2002. Provides customized services to affinity groups. (The Grantsmanship Center News,
Apparently no longer operating 1/1/2002. Offers a variety of services to charities including the ability
to raise funds on-line, distribute electronic messages, manage mailing
iDon8.com ("I donate dot com") provides online and offline support for
nonprofit organizations seeking to conduct virtual fundraising auctions. (email
nonprofit clients' interactions with donors and members. (From the website,
"Turning everyday online shopping into
philanthropy." iGive has developed a processing system which may
permit online shoppers ("members") to take tax deductions for
charitable donations based on rebates from merchants. "The salient
points -- It's the member's money (it's a rebate), the member is in complete
control, the member chooses the cause, the deductibility is subject to the
particular status of the taxpayer and the organization the money is donated to,
the donation doesn't happen until we send the check, and the process we've
invented to make this work on the Internet is patent-pending." (From
Robert Grosshandler, CEO, October 6, 1999)
eCommerce For A Cause - Each group gets their own online
shopping mall where 30% - 50% of sales goes back to the group. Also accept
online donations and link to your online fundraising auction. (Per NicheNet,
Independent Charities of America
ICA's highly trafficked web site is a portal site where donors can find
national charities they wish to support. Charities are categorized
by type of service and donations can be made online to any charity via
check, credit card, or gift of stock. ICA is a membership organization
that reviews and certifies its members annually. In addition to its
web site, ICA places its members into workplace employee fund drives,
the largest being the Combined Federal Campaign for federal employees.
Our systematic approach ensures an effective Internet presence because we
take time to define each client's objectives, develop the right solutions, and
establish benchmarks to gauge success. The end result is improved processes for
nonprofit organizations, interactive communication with their target audiences,
and developing online communities of believers and members who actively support
their causes. Our web site features a collection of informative articles for
nonprofits and associations, including an extensive "Nonprofit FAQ"
section on developing an effective Internet Strategy. (Email from company,
Internet Association Corporation
Website developer with a claimed speciality in creating "online
Internet Campaign Solutions
"Internet Campaign Solutions (ICS) provides comprehensive online fundraising
services for nonprofits of all types and sizes. For no set up fee and no
monthly fee, nonprofits can securely accept credit cards over your
website for a transaction rate of 8%. Using our well-developed
fundraising system, nonprofits can do fundraising online with both ease and affordability. ICS provides a range of additional Internet services for nonprofits, including online event
registration, volunteer recruitment, website development, Internet
consulting, content management tools, database management, research, and
other services." (Email announcement 4/2/02.)
"Internet-Fundraising.com serves as a resource for non-profit professionals involved in or considering online fundraising." "This site, a free service, is published by a division of ChangingOurWorld.com." (From the website, 2/11/02.)
The domain was originally registered by Allison Schwein, author of the Charity-Mall Report. It stopped being used for that purpose in early 2001.
Internet Fundraising, Publicity, and Advertising For Progressive
Candidates and Causes. (No longer operating 9/17/03)
Offers a shopping service that returns funds to organizations whose
supporters utilize the service. (Email 3/10/2001; no longer operating 1/14/04)
Formerly shop4charity. New features announced 12/22/99: "Now with the addition of electronic greeting cards,
every time an individual sends an iReachOut
Greetings 10 cents will be donated to the charity specified.
Membership is free and members can send as many cards as they like with
no cost incurred. In addition to electronic greeting cards, members have
access to over 100 brand name merchants who provide a percentage of the cost of
online purchases to the charity the buyer selects."
I Sign Up Now
A flexible donation-processing service. (Mentioned in email 5/23/00.) (Now links to Daxko meeting reservation services; 9/17/03)
No longer accepting new customers, 4/26/02. Previous description: Offers a
customizable web hosting tool to allow nonprofits to use the Internet to
interact with members and the public. Also provides donor and event
data-management through a subscription website. (Email notice 1/26/01)
Presents a fundraising opportunity for
daycare centers, pre-schools, and other child- and
family-focused organizations. Children's items donated to the organization can be posted to ittybiddy for sale. Organizations have storefront with logo and overview of charter; postings of donated items for auction without charge (with images). Being a non-profit is not required to take advantage of ittybiddy. But non-profit receive
a discount of 25% on all ittybiddy fees. (Edited from email, 6/7/04)
I've Been Good
Allows visitors to create personalized gift wish lists that can be forwarded
to family and friends. Encourages the inclusion of charitable donations (to a
short list of charities) among possible gifts. Charities wishing to be
included among the options must contact the site developers. (From the
Comprehensive online financial management and transaction services, including
"Compass GS" (http://www.ivestserve.com/products/compassgs.htm)
offering a wide range of donation processing, fund management, and other
financial tools to nonprofit organizations and foundations. (From the
"The I-Wizard, developed by Web Interactive Solutions (WIS), helps association executives face the constant challenge of improving member services, reducing operational costs, and increasing the value members gain from their association membership. Easy-to-use I-Wizard methodology uses internet communication, web-enabled survey software, and robust database technology to reduce paper handling while increasing the accuracy, timeliness, and participation of membership surveys." One time use from $495; monthly subscriptions from $199. (Website and email, July 2003)
is a nonprofit service whose mission is to connect people with the charities and
causes they care about and to increase overall giving.... We pass through 100%
of donations to charities, which reduces fundraising costs for the charities and
increases the impact of the donation. Our sponsors pay for all transaction costs
and fees." (From the website, 1/26/01)
register" for non-profits who want to accept donations via the Internet.
There is no signup fee, there is no monthly fee, and a merchant account is not
required. Participants put a link on their web sites that goes to a secure
online order page on the Kagi web site. A sponsor decides to contribute, they
click on the link and provide their payment details. Kagi processes the
donation, sends the sponsor an email with your customized message, then sends a
copy of the same message to you. Optionally, Kagi can send the sponsor a copy of
the receipt via postcard for tax purposes with another customized message. Once
a month Kagi sends the donations to you and also sends a database import file
with all the donation details that came previously via email. Kagi takes a
transaction fee on each donation. (Email from Kagi, 1/28/00) (This URL now links to a shopping site with no program links to nonprofits; 9/17/03)
No longer operating 3/4/02 (perhaps ceased operations in 2000, per a correspondent). (Former description: "Charities can set up their own websites using KickStart's format. The
charity will receive 50% of revenues from ads and commissions on shopping, plus
a small royalty for each search.")
Kintera is an Internet marketing service provider offering web-based
fundraising solutions to nonprofit organizations. Features include
administration, development, mail campaigns, reports, contacts and web content
to enhance donor recruitment, cultivation and stewardship programs. (Email
from Kintera, 7/26/01)
No longer operating 3/2/02. (Former description: "Provides small ads that can be attached to the bottom of email. When
the ads result in a sale, the sender's chosen nonprofit organization receives a
payment from the advertiser. There are also referral fees for signing up
new members. (From the website, 6/7/00.)"
See the Martin Resource Group below.
Local Independent Charities of America
Provides a portal site where donors can find local charities they wish
to support. LIC currently provides listings in 12 states, but we
are eager to add more to our list. Charities are categorized by type
of service and donations can be made online to any charity via check, credit
card, or gift of stock. In addition to its web site, charities can
apply to join LIC to participate in workplace employee fund drives, the
largest being the Combined Federal Campaign for federal employees.
Supported Organizations (MSOs) spend vast amounts of resources to build
relationships with donors. LocalVoice.com assists member-supported organizations
build relationships with donors using a web-based platform. Integrating
e-commerce and e-communication functions, our suite of six applications enables
secure online fundraising, direct email marketing, member profiling, online
event management, e-surveying, and online membership activation. (adapted
from email 8/10/00)
Changed its name 4/01 to GetActive.
Low Country Gives
shopping portal and consulting service focused on nonprofits in the tidewater
area of North Carolina. (From website visit 6/20/00.)
MaestroWeb integrates an online event management system with the company's charity auction and golf tournament packages. Three-, six- and twelve-month contract pricing. (12/1/03)
A marketing consulting firm that offers nonprofit association management
services, workplace campaign management, and Internet services. Internet
services include the "Give Button" which allows a charity to use a standard
or custom donation form to accept donations from their web site.
Donations can be made via check, credit card, or gifts of stock.
The form includes a section for a donor to offer their gift in memory of or in honor
of a special person, and allows the notification letter to be sent to a
third party. Donors and charities are notified immediately via email of
the donation. The transaction fee is 7.5%.
Provides charities and non-profits with a fast, easy and secure way of
accepting donations over the Internet. Through MakeaDonation.com, your
organization can begin accepting donations through your own web site in less
than one week. No software to purchase, no initial investment and setup is free.
Fees are based on transaction volume, not a percentage of amounts. (Email
Offers a "communications management system" managed over the WWW; web, email and newsletters that enhance relations with supporters and facilitate donations. (Email 1/18/05)
Martin Resource Group
Fee based website for organizations seeking sponsorships for events.
"A virtual sales effort that connects you directly with sponsors
who are informed buyers."
Matching Gifts .com
An online resource dedicated to the understanding, promotion, and tracking of
matching gifts offered by hep
development services. The firm has provided matching gift information to
non-profits throughout North America for the past 11 years. (From the
Build membership and collect dues/donations/data, etc.. Automated (user
friendly) cyber-forms allow your (United States Only) nonprofit organizations
to except Visa, MasterCard, AmericanExpress, and bank-checks online for
a fraction of the
cost of other such sites or shopping carts. This service is provided
by the eServices Corporation Toll Free: 877-866-4848. (No longer operating 9/17/03)
An online membership management and directory service. (Promotional
mailing, Oct. '01)
Membership services MS Access customization with email capabilities. (Not an Application Services Provider but conventional locally operated software.) Email 7/11/03.
Military, Veterans & Patriotic Service Organizations of America
Provides a portal site where donors can find national charities with
a military emphasis they wish to support. Donations can be made online
to any charity via check, credit card, or gift of stock. MVPSOA is
a membership organization that reviews and certifies its members annually.
In addition to its web site, MVPSOA places its members into workplace employee
fund drives, the largest being the Combined Federal Campaign for federal employees.
A nonprofit affiliated with the Points of Light Foundation and operating in cooperation with Ebay, the online auction site, MissionFish allows sellers to donate the proceeds from auction sales to designated nonprofits and nonprofits to sell surplus or donated goods to support their work. Founded in 2000 as a for-profit company; converted to nonprofit status in 2002. (From the Website, 2/15/04)
No longer operating 8/22/01; domain name is for sale. MoneyForMail.com is a free membership-based organization that pays its
members to receive targeted e-mail advertisements. It offers several fundraising
programs for non-profits. Non-profits can link to MoneyForMail.com and
receive $1.25 for every person who becomes a member through that link. (e-mail
from email@example.com, 2/29/00.)
No longer operating. (3/19/01)
Announced a name change to BlueStep on 7/17/01.
For a monthly retainer, clients receive personalized advice about fundraising
by email. (From the website, 6/11/00.)<font> (No longer operating 9/17/03)
Advice and suggestions for grassroots organizations and donors, delivered
with attitude. (Email announcement 1/19/01)
"Their business model is to build a newsy homepage for groups with large
constituencies, and then split the "affiliate" income. They already do
"vanity" email and provide online community tools. All for free. They
say they are going to add online giving and other services." (— Adam
Corson-Finnerty in email, 6/11/00)
National Car Donation Processing Center
Offers to arrange for pickup of donated vehicles and process all necessary
paperwork in all 50 states. (From the website, 5/11/00)
Offers "customer loyalty" rewards for online activities, including
donations. The ClickRewards program allows participants to donate the incentives
they receive for online activities to charity.
Network for Good
An extension of Helping.org, the Network for Good is a comprehensive website for nonprofits and people interested in nonprofits and their work. It includes a facility that allows any nonprofit listed in the Guidestar database (see http://www.guidestar.org) to accept donations online at no cost (the credit-card processing fees and other charges are absorbed by the sponsors of the site). The learn how to use this service, see http://www.networkforgood.org//npo/fundraising/donations/
is a philanthropic research organization committed to increasing charitable
giving, personal fulfillment, and the productivity of donations to the
non-profit sector... Our extensive financial research of IRS data and national
wealth suggests that well-off individuals can comfortably afford to donate to
charity hundreds of billions of additional dollars each year [fl] while barely
affecting their net worth." (From the webpage.)
NextEvent, NextGift, NextMember
Online ticketing and
registration for churches, schools, universities, theatres,
and nonprofit associations. (Email 2/26/04)
10% of sales to charities they choose
The Nonprofit Advocate
My site, www.thenonprofitadvocate.com, provides information to NPO's.
My newsletter, available from the site, provides direct info on how to
raise money on the web. (No longer operating 9/17/03)
Website hosting and donation processing services for nonprofits. Gifts are deposited directly to the customer's account. Also offers assistance with disposing of surplus-property. A division of Skagit Media (http://www.skagitmedia.com). (Website visit, 2/12/04)
The Non-Profit Shopping Mall
14-page shopping mall with over 70 merchants. 70% of the total
mall commissions paid to organizations. Non-binding agreement.
A comprehensive site management system by DreamMaker Studios that includes donations, volunteer managements, event sign-up, and group email tools. (From the website, 1/8/02)
Announced to CYBERGIFTS, 4/30/00; no longer operating 1/19/00.
Online Fundraising Resources Center
The Online Fundraising Resources Center offers materials based on the work of
Adam Corson-Finnerty and Laura Blanchard in developing online fundraising
strategies for organizations and offering training and technical assistance on
the topic. For example, Laura Blanchard announced (4/5/01) "I
have all my class handouts for the one-day course I teach up on the web at
"Provides nonprofits with a dynamic electronic service for accepting
internet donations, one-to-one communications & emarketing with individual
donors." (From the website, 5/4/00) (This URL now links to christianity.com; 9/17/03)
Online Magazine Program
Along with many other more traditional products for use in fundraising, eFundraising.Com offers an email-based magazine subscription operation. (Email and website, 9/28/03)
Open Philanthropy Network
"Nonprofit groups sign up with the network online, uploading pictures and
stories about a specific project, and then publish the project into the
network. Once in the network, projects are made available to donors, who can invest in the project online via a simple credit card transaction." A project of DoTheGood in affiliation with The Funding Exchange. (From email dated 1/29/2002)
"e.Venue is an e-commerce platform that supports a suite of ticketing, fundraising, marketing and emerging solutions for college athletics, professional sports, performing arts, museums, attractions and arenas." (From the website, 10/18/02)
Downloads and uploads problems to be worked on idle desktop computers.
Offers an arrangement under which a nonprofit can be paid (approx.
$5/month/computer) when supporters enroll their computers in Parabon's
distributed solutions network. (email 10/24/00)
Handmade gifts from around the world. A nonprofit marketplace benefiting
grassroots artisans and their communities. (From the website, 1/15/00)
An online information resource for charitable and nonprofit donors in
peninsula and Silicon Valley (California). Sponsored by the Center for
An online version of a fundraising software system. (Email, 6/8/00.)
"PledgePage allows individuals and organizations to easily and quickly
create free fundraising websites. Users can track statistics about their
fundraising efforts, manage their outreach activities with email and contact
management tools, post photos and diary entries, maintain a guestbook, and
customize their site's look-and-feel. PledgePage has proven especially popular
with individuals participating in personal fundraising challenges like the Avon
Breast Cancer 3-Day walks or the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society's Team in Training
marathons." A free service. (Email 6/21/01)
CharityFocus (http://www.charityfocus.org), a service that links volunteer web designers with nonprofits, took over operation of PledgePage from its founders in early April 2002. The URL http://www.pledgepage.org also works. (See http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/3102600.htm)
No longer operates. See Giving Shop. (From
Giving Shop website, 12/23/00)
Provides a searchable database of sponsorship opportunities. Charges
$48 for a six-month listing, which may be waived for nonprofit organizations and
disables athletes. Offers other consulting services to assist in negotiating a
successful sponsorship agreement, but such arrangements are not required. (Email
"PublicSpirit.com is a Walnut Creek, California-based
company that provides an online mechanism for people to contribute to their
favorite causes while purchasing items like computer equipment and, starting in
November, office products and other products. The idea is that 50% of the gross
profit (the competitively discounted price to the shopper minus the cost of the
item to PublicSpirit.com) from each sale goes to the shopper's selected
organization." (From NPTalk, 10/5/99) (No longer operating 9/17/03)
Apparently not functioning, 4/28/00. "We operate raffles for nonprofit organizations. If you are
interested in supporting worthy charities, and winning extraordinary
prizes, please come and see us. We can raise money for your nonprofit
organization. If you would like to find out more about what we do. Look at what
we are doing for other great charities." (From Todd Severance to the
NONPROFIT list on October 2, 1999.)
Rapid Pledge - Workplace Fund Raising Software
workplace fundraising campaigns by streamlining the pledge process,
administration, payroll interface and campaign reporting. For employees
without internet access, paper pledge cards can be used.
Alternatively, such employees can use an Interactive voice recognition option to phone-in pledges. Email announcement 2/27/03
Portal site for emergency relief organizations announced in September 2000. (Rick
Christ newsletter story 9/21/00)
"RegOnline offers special non-profit pricing for web-based online event registration. Flash tutorials, live web-based training classes, and 24/7 support staff will help you utilize every tool we offer to create a web-based online registration page that is available 24/7 and is custom fit to your needs. Credit card processing, e-mail broadcasting, custom reports, hotel reservations, name badges, attendee management, and a handful of other features are all available." (From RegOnline 2/25/04)
"I've had some dealings with remit.net. Last month they informed me they
had changed their business model and were no longer handling donation
processing. Instead they have switched over to the online payments business,
where you can send an invoice or money to another person or firm online. It
could be used for donations, but they no longer provide the online forms for
membership, events, donations, etc." (Email in cybergifts, 6/13/00.) RemitNet has designed a complete solution to enable non-profit organizations
to leverage the Internet to effectively fundraise in the new millennium. Our
innovative Web-based system provides the functionality to accept secure online
credit card transactions without the significant up-front investment in time,
money, and resources. We offer a complete solution through our suite of products
that include Online Donations, Event Registration and Memberships. Our
affordable Pricing Plan is designed for non-profits of all sizes and enables you
to bundle products and maximize savings. In addition, we provide you with online
marketing assistance and strategies to help you leverage and drive traffic to
your Web site. (From Jay Barker, RemitNet, 10/20/99.)
rsvpBOOK allows event planners to create customized event registration web sites, send email invitations and reminders, accept online payments from registrants, manage event registrations and survey guests.(Email, 4/5/04)
Run Drugs Out of Town Run
No website operating
a free web site and links to merchants who return 10% or more when members and
supporters shop on line. The project is sponsored by rundrugsoutoftownrun.org.
Encourages organizations to set up a site for each class in a school or team in
a league and let the kids help build the site. (Not operating, 1/14/04)
No longer operating 12/10/01; the above link leads to a not
very useful search engine with nothing to do with nonprofits.
No longer operating 3/1/04. Reported to have been acquired by schoolpop.
"SchoolCash is a shopping site for school supporters with
150 affiliated merchants and very generous commissions. To enroll schools should
call 1.800.688.6252. In addition to online merchants there are opportunities to
buy certain items off line, such as name-brand electronics, long distance
service, and discount brokerage services. There are no fees involved and
merchandise is never marked-up. SchoolCash ensures supporters that their
transactions will be kept completely confidential." (From David Greene
of SchoolCash, 12/12/99)
Raises money for schools through links to merchants.
(Apparently not functioning, 4/28/00)
Appears to be affiliated with CyberCares.
"A site where you can contribute to charity for free by searching the
web and signing up for various free offers. Currently, you can make an $18
contribution for free in less than 10 minutes." (Email 3/20/00)
System for processing checks (including donations checks) from touch-tone
"seeUthere.com offers special event coordination service to help nonprofit
organizations by smoothing the administrative and logistical tasks of producing
successful events and generating funds. Everything in the service
is totally automated! The online service includes the creation of
a WEB Event Page and WEB Organization Page that will create invitations
that are sent through email, fax and direct mail. RSVP's are done
through the WEB and via telephone response. The service handles automatic
reminders as well as membership management of an organization's database.
seeUthere.com also provides ecommerce solutions for ticketing, online donations
and will soon include online auctions. The event coordination service
is surrounded with the seeUthere.com Event Epicenter providing "everything
else" the NonProfit coordinator may need - hotel bookings, volunteer matching,
forums, employment classifieds, chat." (Formerly offered inexpensive service called 'seeUthere Express; effective 7/1/02, provides only subscription services starting at $4,000 per year plus per transaction charges.)
"pro-social" website. (Website visited 1/18/01 -- no longer
appears to be active as a donation processor.)
emailable catalogs for charities to send to supporters and pays commissions
based on purchases.
Launched on August 31, 1999, by Goodwill Industries of Orange County,
shopgoodwill.com earned its first $100,000 in just five months. The Santa
Ana-based agency was the sole seller on the site until early December, when
additional Goodwills began signing up as sellers. Seven more agencies have since
posted items, and another thirty are preparing to get online. (From a press
No longer accessible 1/1/02. One of the major benefits of Shop Plus is the PAX FamilyHealth
television network behind it. The promotion the PAX Family Health website will
receive from the PAX network, airing in over 75 million homes, is unprecedented.
Another strong point to Shop Plus is that it is limited to the organizations on
the National Advisory Board. The National Advisory Board consists of the
nation's leading health, wellness and disability organizations. (From Libby
Bentley, Marketing Manager, 10/20/99)
Replaced by #ireachout
http://www.shopforchange.com or http://www.shop4change.com
"Any time you buy something from one of the popular merchants accessible
through ShopForChange.com, we donate 5% of each purchase to progressive causes.
We make the donation automatically - at no extra cost to you - to groups like
Human Rights Watch, Friends of the Earth and Stand for Children. You can also
make your voice heard and make a difference. Throughout the year Working Assets
monitors events in the corporate world and identifies important and timely
issues where citizen activism can make a difference. Each month, ShopForChange
highlights one crucial corporate issue, explains what's at stake, and tells you
whom to contact to voice your opinion. You can send an e-mail to our targeted
decision-maker right from the site." (Email from ShopForChange 1/6/00)
ShopGenerocity.com manages a "community" of online
merchants where up to 20% of every purchase made by your members goes to support
your organization -- paid for through financial incentives from the Internet's
most reputable merchants, including Dell Computers, Borders, CD Universe, Disney
Store Online, American Eagle Outfitters, 1-800-Flowers, and many more.
ShopGenerocity.com wants to be your full-service fundraising resource. (Email from site managers
Shopping portal donating 50% of merchant commissions to users' individually
chosen charity. The mall features 500+ name-brand stores and catalogs.
Membership not required. Free to users and causes. All revenues/donations
come from merchant commissions.(Discussed on CyberGifts 6/20/01. Entry updated from email 7/24/03.)
Shop to Share
Affiliated with Funding for All; purchases generate funds for participating organizations. (Email 4/18/03)
Build customized event forms in minutes with the ability to collect
fees/donations. This free cyber-programming automates WebPages
and allows (United States Only) nonprofit organizations to except Visa,
MasterCard, AmericanExpress, and bank
checks online for a fraction of the cost of other such sites or shopping
carts. This service is provided by the eServices, Corporation
Toll Free: 877-866-4848.
in January 2000, SocialEvents offers gift-delivery services from vendors in many
countries around the world. It invites users to prepare "wish
lists" of desired gifts that are available locally for purchase through the
site by far-away friends and relatives. These wish lists may also include
charitable organizations to which a gift may be made in the name of the person
being honored on a birthday, bar mitzvah, retirement or other special occasion.
http://www.socialgoods.com (not functioning, 4/28/00)
This entity has merged with 4charity.com
Hosts charity auctions.
A global sponsorship " matchmaker." SponsorClick helps anyone
looking for sponsors (events, organizations, individuals). It is a success
fee-based service, without subscription fee. (Email May 21, 2001)
"Sporg offers a fundraising, event and member registration solution allowing processing of registrations and receiving payments and donations over the Internet. Sporg's functionality includes: online donations, event registration, member management, invitations, credit-card processing, funds deposited in days, seamless integration into websites, customized reporting, email broadcasting, bulletin boards and more." Email announcement 7/24/03
Sports 4 Kids
A click-to-give site linked to celebrities. Charities are invited to
register to receive donations. (From the website 5/31/01)
An auction site that includes a feature for charities as well as selecting
big-ticket items to be auctioned with part of the proceeds going to selected
charitable organizations. (NY Times 10/23/00)
Online ticket sales, subscriptions, event promotions and donations. campaigns.
An online shopping mall that provides technology credits to participating
schools based on supporters' purchases. (From the website, 8/29/01)
TEN97, the Social Responsibility Network
TEN97 produces dynamic fund-raising and promotional events for worthy
causes. TEN97 enlists the support of socially responsible celebrities,
corporate sponsors, non-profit organizations, the media, the public and
a select team of strategic specialists. By drawing all of these resources
together, TEN97 focuses diverse people, organizations, and interest groups
into one team, at one place, at one time to make the difference for a worthy
cause. (Adapted 8/12/99 from the TEN97 website.) (Owns CelebrityAuctions.com,
An online data-storage system that provides customized services for various
sorts of businesses including nonprofits who can maintain donor records on the
website. (Email discussion 6/7/00.)
see The Fundraiser
TheRightReason.com is a community building organization funded by helping
organizations raise funds via the internet. It also offers subscriptions for
internet access at $19.95 per month for unlimited access and rebates up to $5
per month for on-going revenue. (From email 3/10/00.)
Event and other registration services customized for a wide variety of organizations and needs. (Promotional email, 11/11/04)
A 'storefront' for organizations wishing to sell any sort of 'digital' materials -- reports, videos, artworks, etc. etc., anything that can be downloaded. There is a one-cent per day fee for each item posted, plus a percentage fee based on the cost of each item sold that covers credit-card fees. The posting organization must, of course, own the right to sell the materials offered. (Email 10/6/03)
Tupperware Corporate & Scholastic Online Fundraisers.
Earn 20% profit on sales generated through an organization-specific Tupperware shopping site. Tupperware will provide a shopping portal including its complete product line and a unique URL. Accounts can remain active from 30 days to 12 months. Stats and sales are monitored daily.(Email 4/8/04)
celebrities and others to offer experiences for auction with part or all of the
proceeds donated to a favored charity. States clearly that in most cases
the amount paid is not tax deductible for the winning bidder. (From the
"United eWay.org is a consortium of local United Way organizations
committed to fostering philanthropy in their communities through the
implementation of advanced technologies. For more information about United
eWay.org contact Merl Waschler at firstname.lastname@example.org" (Press release,
United in One Accord
dedicated to aiding NP's implement Internet fundraising strategies to develop
their 'online communities' and achieve their financial mission. We offer an
Affinity Program that empowers NP's. In addition, we develop privatized networks
with your look and feel to include newsgroups." (Email from founder,
4/12/00) (No longer operating 9/17/03)
event planners to announce events and sell tickets (including reserved seating
and other details) online. There is no charge for the "base
service." The service is described as being suitable for handling
everything from an in-home charity event to a full-featured cruise. (From
the website, 1/20/00)
Comprehensive email-campaign services with strict anti-spam policies and pricing based solely on the number of messages sent (from .015 cents per to .0075 for more thant 100,000). (Information Systems Forum user comments, 8/13/02.)
Virtual Charity Ball
We have been experimenting with online fundraising for small environmental
projects initiated by local non-governmental organizations. Information
about every aspect of our project including proposals that have been
funded, projects awaiting donors, administrative procedures, and foundations
supporting the project is available on our website.
"VirtualSprockets' website design and hosting services are based on an
entire line of products created to anticipate the needs of non-profits,
associations, and issue advocacy organizations. Online applications include
tools for constituent relationship management (CRM) and engagement, content
management and fundraising." (Provided by the company, 1/23/01)
Votenet Solutions is a non-partisan and non-ideological technology solutions
firm for the public policy and politics market. We specialize in helping public
policy and political organizations to use the internet to achieve their
strategic goals and objectives.
A fee-based service that simultaneously checks multiple databases for background
information on individuals who are prospecting supporters of subscribing
nonprofits. (Website announced 5/11/00)
Online auction. "You are able to list things in a 'thrift shop' or on an
auction site, while listing your cause on your own page. Although the traffic is
not as heavy as eBay or the other big names, the service is free, so you have
nothing to lose!" (Online comment by Laura Schulte, Fundraising
Coordinator, National Society for American Indian Elderly, 10/1/01)
"Webgiver[delta] provides consulting services for nonprofit organizations who
need: (a) Donor relations management and information technology consulting; (b)
Donor relations management services; (c) Donor cultivation; (d) An on-line
donation package that can be transparently added to NPO's existing web
site." (From the website, 4/10/01)
Offers revenue to
NPOs based on use of telecommunications services. (Email 2/5/01)
customized ecommerce sites allow participating nonprofits to receive 100% of
payments from affiliated merchants. (The Grantsmanship Center News,
web-design firm that offers a fixed-fee package deal to design and support a
donation-page to add to a charity's existing WWW site. The page collects donor
information but does not provide online merchant services (credit-card
processing). (No longer operating 9/17/03)
"WeCareToo offers free web pages in its growing online directory of not
for profit groups as well as several optional fund raising programs that are
structured to pay a participating group from 60 to 100% or all funds generated
by the program." (email 8/23/00)
An online store that allows purchasers to designate a nonprofit to receive a portion of the purchase price. Requires charities to register before they can be designated. Email 3/20/02
Offers online donation processing services for an annual subscription fee
under the name v-Giving. (From the website, 3/30/01; thanks to Stan Hutton
for identifying this resource.)
Women, Children & Family Service Charities
Provides a portal site where donors can find national charities working
to improve the lives of women and families they wish to support.
Donations can be made online to any charity via check, credit card, or
gift of stock. WCFS is a membership organization that reviews and
certifies its members annually. In addition to its web site, WCFS places
its members into workplace employee fund drives, the largest being the
Combined Federal Campaign for federal employees.
Comprehensive personal finance site includes extensive "giving"
section with opportunity for online donations "powered by" 4charity.
Hosts charity auctions.
Your Community Connection
Provides free nonprofit websites with a "forum" feature supporting discussions along with a "Contributions Store" where purchases generate royalties for participating organizations.
Your School Shop
A shopping mall that sends up to 30% of purchases to schools designated by
shoppers. Schools much choose to participate. Operated by GreaterGood.com.
- January 18, 2005: Added Marqui.
- January 5, 2005: Changed eMagnet to Online Magazine Program.
- January 4, 2005: Added "Giving Station" to CreateHope.
- November 11, 2004: Added Thriva.
- August 26, 2004: Added eFundraise.
- July 23, 2004: Added DonorData. Noted DonorLink is no longer available.
- July 13, 2004: ePromo no longer operating.
- June 7, 2004: Added IttyBiddy.
- June 4, 2004: Added Avectra.
- June 3, 2004: Revised entry for eBay.
- May 10, 2004: Updated rsvpBOOK and added Tupperware".
- March 12, 2004: Added ActiveGiving. SchoolCash has been acquired by SchoolPop and is no longer operating.
- February 26, 2004: Added NextEvent (etc) and RegOnline. The Giving Network" is no longer operating.
- February 16, 2004: Updated the entry for MissionFish to report nonprofit status and affiliation with Ebay and Points of Light Foundation.
- February 12, 2004: Added NonprofitDonations.Com
- January 14, 2004: Thanks to Mark Girsang of Tohua.org, noted that
FreeToCharity, Gazoom, iRaiser, GiftSpot and Run Drugs Out of Town are no longer operating.
- December 1, 2003: Added MaestroSoft.
- November 25, 2003: Added Your Community Connection.
- November 10, 2003: Added 'EmailNow' and 'eBase' to description of Groundspring.
- Nov. 3, 2003: Added GiftTool.
- Nov. 3, 2003: Added HeartOf.com.
- Oct. 29, 2003: Added TidWit.
- Oct. 8, 2003: Added DonateNow; eGrants now Groundspring.
- Oct. 1, 2003: CharityWave is not currently accepting new accounts.
- Sept. 29, 2003: added eMagNet; changed 1/05 to the Online Magazine Program.
- Sept 27, 2003: added Commerce Science, Egivingsystems, eNewsBuilder and GotMarketing.
- Sept. 17, 2003: Thanks to Arlene Zeichner, these resources were noted to be no longer operating:
I Sign Up Now,
My Fundraising Counsel,
The Nonprofit Advocate,
United in One Accord, and
- Sept. 16, 2003: Added Gold Lasso.
- Sept. 14, 2003: Added 24/7fundraising.
- Sept. 2, 2003: Added GrantStation
- August 21, 2003: Added ePly; noted 2du is no longer operating.
- August 9, 2003: Added BeFree and I-Wizard.
- July 24, 2003: Added Internet Campaign Solutions, Rapid Pledge and Sporg. Updated Shops That Give.
- July 11, 2003: Donare not operating. Added Membrosia.
- June 19, 2003: Added DonorPerfect Online, GiveWorld and rsvpBOOK.
- June 17, 2003: Added 123Rewards. Buy2Share is no longer in operation.
- June 6, 2003: Added Humane Benefits.
- June 2, 2003: Added GivenGain and eBigPicture.
- April 26, 2003: Added CharityFinders.
- April 24, 2003: Updated Convio; added Funding For All and the affiliated Shop To Share; added Contact Zone; added ECHO, Inc..
- March 28, 2003: Added Cvent meeting registration service.
- December 13. 2002: Added DonationTree".
- December 11, 2002: Added Count Me In.
- November 25, 2002: Added Affiniscape and CafePress.
- November 6, 2002: Added eRaiseMoney.com.
- October 30, 2002: Added BigCo-op.com.
- October 20, 2002: Noted that AllStarCharity is no longer functioning.
October 18, 2002: Added Paciolan and TardisComm.
- October 11, 2002: Added ForSociety
- October 4, 2002: Added AEFundraising
- September 3, 2002: Added Click&Pledge.
- August 13, 2002: Added Constant Contact and Vertical Response.
- August 8, 2002: Added GiveNow.org.
- July 18, 2002: Added Buy For Charity.
- June 29, 2002: Updated record for seeUthere.
- June 6, 2002: Added DonationForm.
- April 26, 2002: Dollar-a-Day no longer operating; Isoloute no longer accepting new customers.
- April 25, 2002: Reported change of status from .com to .org for PledgePage.
- April 17, 2002: Added Affero.
- March 25, 2002: Added wellspent.org; revised Donate.net entry.
- March 15, 2002: Removed report that CharityGift had ceased operations as a result of the closure of CharitableWay.
- March 5, 2002: Updated information about Helping.org to indicate that the website has become part of The Network for Good.
- March 4, 2002: KickStart and kuzi.com no longer operating.
- February 21, 2002: CharityCounts no longer operating.
- February 11, 2002: Changed entry for Internet-Fundraising.
- January 31, 2002: Added Open Philanthropy Network and The Funding Exchange. Entry for DonationDepot revised by request. effinity apparently no longer operating.
- January 8, 2002: Added Nonprofit System. eCharity and the related site eDisaster are no longer operating.
- January 1, 2002: iBelong, iCharity, Dollar-A-Day, GiveToCharity and Shop Plus appear to
have ceased operations.
- December 10, 2001; ScheduleIt no longer
- November 20, 2001: Updated DonationDepot.
- October 24, 2001: Added Fundraising
Ideas and MemberClicks.
- October 2, 2001: Added CharityFundings.
- September 29, 2001: Added Ivestserve.
- September 11, 2001: Added spam-marketing warning about BenefitsAll.
- August 29, 2001: Added iRaiser, SponsorClick
and Technology4Kids. Revised entries for GreaterGood
and The Hunger Site to report that they are being
operated by Charity USA.
- August 28, 2001: Added Funding Engine
and Run Drugs Out of
Town Run service.
- August 23, 2001: Added Go Members and Creative
- August 22, 2001: Deleted MoneyForMail.
- August 20, 2001: Added 4acoodcause; modified Entango's
- August 15, 2001: Added FundGem (and the related
- August 13, 2001: Added Funding Pool.
- August 12, 2001: Added Chariteam and Votenet;
updated record for eContributor. Sorted out the
limited discussion of Click-to-Give sites.
- August 7, 2001: Minor update to Contribute.com;
revised and updated entry on W. K. Kellogg Foundation
study of related topics..
- July 27, 2001: Added DonationsToday.
- July 26, 2001: Revised description of Kintera at
- July 24, 2001: Added BlueStep (and noted name
change from MyAssociation); added EfficientFundraising.
- July 23, 2001: Report of bankruptcy for eContributor;
GreaterGood has closed down (including The Hunger
Site and other "click to give" services operated by them). Added Doceus.
- July 1, 2001: Added ProSponsor.
- June 27, 2001: Added Fourth Bridge and Groupstone.
- June 21, 2001: Added PledgePage; updated
reference to Denali to reflect shift away from
- June 20, 2001: Added Cherrydale Farms and ShopsThatGive.
- June 15, 2001: Close down notice for GiveAShare.
- June 12, 2001: Added AllStarCharity, Help By Shopping and CMDI.
- June 6, 2001: Corrected web address for Denari Online.
- May 31, 2002: 4mycommunity.com not operating; The
Alumni Shopping Mall not operating; URL for Denari
updated; added Free Donation; added StarGiving.
- April 24, 2001: Added fundraisingINFO.com.
- April 20, 2001: Added 123Signup, Webgiver and note on e-Donor
Bill of Rights.
- April 19, 2001: Noted that LocusPocus is now called GetActive.
- April 18, 2001: Removed links to the information site internet-fundraising.com;
it no longer appears to be in operation.
- April 10, 2001: Updated note about RE:NetSolutions under Blackbaud.
- April 5, 2001: Updated record for Fund-Online (the
Online Funding Resources Center).
- April 3, 2001: Updated eTapestry to note new
system for providing receipts.
- March 30, 2001: Added Whirlwind Marketing.
- March 27, 2001: Added Check4Charity.
- March 24, 2001: Added DonorMax. Added note about Click-to-Give
- March 23, 2001: Added Charity Choices, DoTheGood
and United eWay. Added information about e-cards
to 4charity and econtributor.
- March 19, 2001: Charitex acquired eContributor
3/7/01. MrGoodBucks no longer
in operation. CharityGift no longer in operation.
- March 2, 2001: Revised entry for 4Charity at their
- February 27, 2001: Reported DonorNet as not in
operation and CharitableWay ceasing operations
in March 2001. Added DevelopPro.
- February 13, 2001: Modified entry for CauseLink.
- February 11, 2001: Added Association Central,
eScrip, Kintera, DonateTo,
and WebNPO. Revised listing for CharityAmerica.
- January 26, 2001: Added Convio, iSolute
and JustGive.org. Modified AllCharities
entry since the site no longer operates.
- January 25, 2001: Added Matching Gifts .com
- January 19, 2001: Deleted live link to ongiving.com; no longer operating.
Added MyGiftCoach. Posted a warning about CareBar,
which has notified customers that it is out of business, but whose website
appears to be functioning normally.
- January 18, 2001: Added Give A Share. Modified
entry for Shine.
- January 16, 2001: Added Canada Helps, Charity.com, the Fundraising Bank
(webring) and MissionFish.
- January 5, 2001: Added BenefitAuction.
- January 3, 2001: Added ContributorLink.
- December 23, 2000: Added Catholic Giving, Church
Giving, and Giving Shop.
- December 22, 2000: Added Locus Pocus
- November 21, 2000: Added worth.com.
- November 13, 2000: Added GiveDirect.
- November 10, 2000: Added BenefitsAll;
entry revised to reflect spam marketing 9/11/01.
- November 8, 2000: Added reference to the Foundation
Center's reference page.
- October 25, 2000: Added Parabon.
- October 23, 2000: Added TakeToAuction.
- September 30, 2000: Added REACT. All
Charities changes its name to CoreMatter and
revises its program.
- September 27, 2000: Added eGiving.
- September 26, 2000: Updated entry for CharityUSA;
- August 31, 2000: Much catchup. Updates and changes to causeLINK,
LocalVoice, and WeCareToo.
Changed Conscious Change to donate.net. Added: BeamUs,
eRSVP, eVite, fundraisingmegamall,
- June 20, 2000: Added reference to Low Country Gives
- June 14, 2000: Added references to FreeToCharity
- June 13, 2000: Revised description of RemitNet.
- June 11, 2000: Added references to eletter, ewebuilder,
- June 8, 2000: Added references to Sphere Publishing's
"Dollar-A-Day" campaign, Pledgemaker, DonorLink
IT, and another list of "click
to give" sites; refined the reference to ChrityWeb.
- June 7, 2000: Added references to The Data Bank
- June 3, 2000: Added reference to CareBar.
- May 31, 2000: Added references to Denari Online and Donortrust.
- May 26, 2000: Added references to CharityUSA and
GiftLegacy; modified Netcentives
- May 23, 2000: Added reference to Isignupnow.
- May 19, 2000: Added reference to Denali.