Top 10 Free Tools You Need To Fundraise Online

Posted by Kira Bushman on May 2, 2018

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Every fundraiser knows that there are many variables that go into a successful online campaign. As an online fundraising company, we know the struggle of getting every part of your campaign just right. We've gathered some tools that will help you with everything from your grammar to your social media videos to get you ready to to fundraise online. Get ready to exceed your online fundraising goals! 

1. Da Button Factory

Your donate button is more important than you think. Crafting a button that donors want to click is part of a successful online fundraising page, and Da Button Factory will help you create a great button for free. Choose colors, sizes, fonts, etc. in their easy-to-use platform. In need of more guidance? Take a look at Five Tips to Increase Donations With Your Donate Button.

2. Canva Photo Editor

Canva's free online photo editor allows you to easily edit photos for your fundraising campaign. Whether you need a stunning image for your donation page or a fun snapshot for social media sharing, this tool will have you feeling like a professional. 

3. Headline Analyzer

Are you writing a press release for your online fundraising campaign? Do you want the title of your fundraising page to be shareable? This tool from CoSchedule will analyze your headline ideas and let you know how you can improve them. 

4. Grammarly

Grammarly is a free Google Chrome plugin that checks your grammar for you. From drafting a fundraising email to writing the copy on your fundraising page, Grammarly has you covered. It finds errors that other grammar checkers can't. Your copy will be as professional and trustworthy as ever with this tool on your side. 

5. Crello

Social media doesn't have to be tough. Master promotional posts with Crello, a free program that allows you to design captivating social media content. If you don't have a background in design, don't worry — Crello has plenty of templates to choose from.  

6. Flipagram

Like Crello, Flipagram helps you create social media content. The difference is that Flipagram focuses more on video. On social media, video is much more effective than static content. Flipagram makes it easy to combine images, videos, and music for a social media post about your online fundraiser that stands out.

7. Buffer

Buffer gives you a way to schedule all of the cool posts you create with Crello and Flipagram. With the free version, you can schedule 10 posts per month on 3 different social accounts. That's more than enough to promote your online fundraising campaign! With all the time you save on social media scheduling, you can incorporate donor profiles into your social promotion strategy

8. Double the Donation

You may have heard of Double the Donation from a blog post that its President, Adam Weinger, wrote for the Arreva blog. Double the Donation makes matching gifts programs twice as easy to implement. Don't miss your chance to make your online fundraising twice as effective.
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9. Peer-to-Peer Fundraising eBook

Peer-to-peer fundraising is going more popular than ever in 2018. With its shareable, personalized pages, this kind of online fundraising is hard to beat. Make sure you're informed about the process and on the path to success by downloading our eBook.

10. StayFocusd

As cheesy as it sounds, the most valuable tool for creating an online fundraising campaign is your own focus. StayFocusd is a Google Chrome plugin that limits how much time you spend on time-wasting sites. You choose which websites distract you the most, and StayFocusd will block them out while you are working. 

With these tools at your command, your online fundraising campaigns will exceed their goals in no time!

Want to learn more about how Arreva can help with online fundraising? Check out our Online Fundraising overview page.    

Topics: Peer to Peer Fundraising, Nonprofit Marketing, Online Donation

Written by Kira Bushman

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