- Fri, December 08 2006
- Filed under: Fundraising essentials
There are a lot of great personal fundraising widgets proliferating now (just ask Beth)—what makes ours different is that you can upload personal photos and text, link to your own video, and fundraise for any of more than one million charities—including the ones you work for! In designing the badge, we put the spotlight on the individual fundraiser for two reasons: first, the number one reason people give is because someone asks them (especially someone they know) and second, people like to create things with their personal imprint. The badge enables this, plus it tracks donations in real time so people can see the difference they are making. Network for Good processes the donations and transfers the funds directly to the nonprofit.
On our site, you can build a badge for your nonprofit and give it to your supporters—or let them create their own. Better yet, create it through Yahoo!‘s Network of Giving campaign and your nonprofit could receive up to $50,000 in matching funds, plus billing on Yahoo!‘s web site. Great publicity!
So far, it works on nearly all blogs and some social networking sites, and we also have a simple text version you can put in your email signature—but it’s not yet working everywhere. It’s a Beta work in progress! Try it out and share your triumphs and frustrations here or at our badge blog.