Since the launch of the iPhone on June 29, 2007 many mobile fundraising apps have been released, but few have been successful. Some apps were based on good ideas, but ahead of their time and others simply weren’t good enough to keep users interested. Six years later the design and functionality of fundraising apps has improved significantly. Still in their infancy, it’s assured that mobile apps will play a dominant fundraising role in the future and nonprofits would be wise to download and study the next generation of fundraising apps listed below.
1. I Can Go Without
An app that encourages users to pledge to make lifestyle changes (such as giving up a cup a coffee each week) and then enables users to donate the money not spent to nonprofits.
An app that enables users to donate via text, send messages to emergency contacts, and browse volunteer opportunities during crisis situations.
3. Google One Today
An app that enables users to donate $1 a day to their favorite nonprofits.
4. Check-in for Good
An app that enables users to check-in to participating retail locations to generate micro-donations to nonprofits.
5. Charity Miles
An app that enables users to earn money for charity when they walk, run, or bike.