Checklist: Is Your Online Giving Site Donor-Friendly?

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by Lynne Wester (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

How difficult do you make it for someone to give you money?

In the world of "mobile first," Amazon one-click, deliver-the-next-day customer satisfaction, institutions often don’t think about what the online giving experience is like for their donors. I'm not talking about your "give now" button or your homepage design, but rather the design of your actual giving page mechanism and the experience your donors have when attempting to make an online gift.

So I must ask you if you have looked at your online giving statistics lately?


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