With spring event season on the horizon, we realize that many of our nonprofits are feeling particularly vulnerable to the impacts of COVID-19. We’re already seeing severe impact to fundraising efforts as nonprofit organizations have had to cancel much-needed and relied-upon fundraising events. During these times of uncertainty, we’re dedicated to doing everything we can to support the work of your organization.
Here are some of the things we’re doing to help your organization during this time:
Virtual Fundraising Toolkit
We’ve compiled a Virtual Fundraising Toolkit, which includes a suite of widgets that can help you ensure a seamless transition as you take your live event online. We can implement them in your Rallybound instance as you work to make adjustments to your event strategy, offered free of charge. For a full description of the toolkit, please visit the Neon One blog.
This week, the team at GivingTuesday announced a new global day of giving: GivingTuesdayNow. This celebration of generosity, set to take place on May 5, 2020 is designed to drive an influx of giving, helping to mitigate the growing impacts of COVID-19.
We want to help you raise more this May. That’s why, as in Giving Tuesdays past, Rallybound is offering a free pre-built GivingTuesdayNow donation page. Plus, any GivingTuesdayNow campaigns created and launched on Rallybound between now through the week of May 5th will have a reduced platform fee of 1%.
To create your #GivingTuesdayNow campaign, simply click on the large “+” button in the Admin. You’ll see it as an option in the dropdown!
New Feature Development
We’ve prioritized development of a few features we think will be helpful to organizations who are facing the unfortunate reality of event cancelations. On March 18, we released a new feature in which administrators can convert registration payments into donations, allowing you to present donors with the option to continue supporting your organization even through cancelations. Click here to learn more about this feature. On April 1, we extended our partial refund feature to apply to registrations (in addition to donations). Click here to learn more about this feature.
Additionally, we've escalated for development an Endurance Goal feature that allows fundraisers, teams, and campaigns to track progress towards endurance goals, with integrations from top endurance tracking apps. We hope to release this feature in time for late-spring and summer events so that Rallybound clients can run virtual endurance events that fundraisers can participate in while observing social distancing guidelines.
Note: Due to these shifting priorities, the Admin UI release was postponed one week and was released on Saturday night, March 28.
As the impact of COVID-19 continues to unfold, we will constantly reevaluate our product backlog to ensure we are delivering the most needed features as quickly as we can.
We’re Here to Help
More than ever, our team is standing by, ready to support your nonprofit in any way possible. If you have any questions, concerns, ideas, solutions, or anything else we can assist with or that can help in these uncertain times, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
We are proud to stand by so many organizations whose services will only become even more crucial in the coming months. As always, we believe in your mission and we believe in you.