There are as many different reasons donors make gifts to non-profit organizations as there are people in this world. Every donor has their own unique passions and values that influence what causes they support, which organizations they give to, and how they manage their giving.
To meet the needs of their unique donors, most organizations have a wide menu of donation options available including one-time gifts, monthly gifts, stock donations, and legacy gift programs.
Every gift makes an impact
As donors, I think we sometimes feel that small gifts are not worth giving. Many people may choose not to donate at all because they feel that their $5, $10, $20 gift will not make a dent in the problem that they are trying to solve. The reality is that every gift, no matter the size, makes an impact. It is our job as organizations to show you, our donors, how your gift makes a difference – because believe me, it does.
The way you give matters.
When you donate to an organization that aligns with your values, you are actively contributing to the work that you believe in. Maybe it’s making sure everyone has the food they need, providing after-school care for children of single mothers, or training the next generation of artists and musicians. When you give to a cause through an organization that is positioned to do the work you care about, your money works more efficiently to make positive change in your community.
Benefits of monthly giving.
One way that you can increase the impact of your giving even further is to enroll in a monthly donor program. Monthly donations are truly a win-win for donors and non-profit organizations: donors enjoy more convenient giving and a deeper connection to the work being done, and organizations save time and money processing gifts. Monthly donor programs streamline donation processing, as organizations can process your monthly gifts faster and with fewer steps compared to one-time donations. By cutting down on administrative time, more of your monthly donation can be used to fund the programs you care so deeply about.
I personally donate to several organizations through monthly giving programs. I love how easy they are to set up, and that I don’t have to remember to send a check each month. I also feel more connected to the organizations that I give to because I know how grateful they are to have steady, consistent support of their work.
Keep reading for more benefits of monthly donor programs! For more information about The Food Group’s Monthly Nourishers program, click here.
This post was written by Amber Mayer, Development & Marketing Associate. Questions? Contact Amber.