Online Giving What is Online Giving? People shop online, network online, communicate online.  So why not let them donate online?  Online fundraising can be an easy, cost effective way to set up lots of donations from your community. How does it work? The most common method is to have a link to a fundraising page direct from your development website (if you have one).  There are a whole host of companies and organisations who can organise online payments for you.  A few examples include: Bmycharity, CAF, Charity Choice, Charity Giving, Global Giving UK, JustGiving, My Charity Page, MyGift, Rapidata, The Big Give, Virgin Money Giving, Wisepay If you don’t have your own development website, you can still create a webpage to accept donations.  Many of the organisations above let you set up a page on their site, so you can share the link with your supporters. You can even use MissionFish to enable your supporters to donate money made from eBay sales! How can I find out more? There are some excellent books on online fundraising, including how to integrate online giving with direct email campaigns and even donation apps for your social network pages. Check out: Fundraising on the Internet: the Ephilanthropy Foundation Organizations Guide to Success Online    People to People Fundraising: Social Networking and Web 2.0 for Charities  Nonprofit Internet Strategies: Best Practices for Marketing, Communications, and Fundraising Success  FIND DEVELOPMENT JOBS!   Whether you’re looking to start a career in development or are already an experienced practitioner, you can find vacancies today! FURTHER RESOURCES ON FUNDRAISING AND ALUMNI RELATIONS   We’ve listed some of the best books and resources available to help you become an outstanding development professional. See recommended Development reading © Orier Digital Limited 2012