Nearly every nonprofit is dependent on fundraising from donors, whether it be private individuals or corporations. For that reason, many nonprofits host galas or other fundraising events. These events give an organization the opportunity to tell its story, make a splash, honor current supporters, and hopefully bring new donors into the fold.
Click & Pledge, the online donation tool for nonprofits that integrates with Salesforce, has really upped its game with a new platform called Connect.
What Click & Pledge Does Well
The functionality of Click & Pledge, both on the payment processing and on the Salesforce integration end, has always been superior. The money goes straight to your bank and the contact data goes right into your Salesforce— keeping everyone happy. Particularly helpful is the sophisticated logic Click & Pledge employs to prevent duplicates. For example, when Paul Baxter gives $100 to your organization every Christmas for five years, the logic recognizes that the single contact Paul Baxter gave a total of $500, rather than five separate Paul Baxter’s donating $100 each.
Click & Pledge, the online donation portal, has recently notified its users of a domain security update. Our clients asked us to advise them on how to respond to this. Fortunately, the solution is relatively straightforward.
Like Salesforce, Click and Pledge is aware that it is passing on extremely confidential information like credit card numbers, names, and emails. Their email is a demonstration of their commitment to following the latest protocols in ensuring that the information remains confidential.
As consultants, we have to maintain a critical view of technologies and tools. It is the best way to ensure that we can provide unbiased and highest quality recommendations to our clients, who, deserve no less. But when a technology is moving in the right direction, we owe its owner a tip of the hat and give credit where credit is due.
After sitting in on a demo of upcoming changes to the Click and Pledge Event Management App, I can definitely say that it is a prime example of a technology that is moving in the right direction. Here are 4 reasons why the new Click and Pledge Event Management App is going to be AWESOME!