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Top Things to Consider When Finding a Digital Fundraising Partner

Top Things to Consider When Finding a Digital Fundraising Partner

In today's digital age, faith-based organizations are increasingly recognizing the importance of utilizing digital fundraising systems and collaborating with trustworthy partners to achieve their mission. 

Choosing the right digital fundraising system requires careful consideration to ensure they align with the organization's values and goals. 

In this blog, we will explore the top things faith-based organizations should consider when choosing a digital fundraising system and collaborating with fundraising software partners who demonstrate integrity, work ethic, and ideally share the same faith.

Alignment with Values:

When selecting a digital fundraising partner, it is crucial to find an organization that aligns with your faith-based organization's values and principles. Look for partners who share similar beliefs and demonstrate an understanding of the unique needs and goals of faith-based organizations. This alignment will foster a stronger partnership and make sure that your fundraising efforts are conducted in a manner that matches your organization's mission.

Shared Faith:

While optional, finding a digital fundraising partner that shares your faith can bring added value and a deeper understanding of your organization's mission and vision. Shared values and a common spiritual foundation can facilitate more meaningful collaboration and a stronger connection with your target audience. However, it is important to remember that shared faith should not be the sole determining factor and that integrity and expertise remain vital considerations.

Expertise and Experience:

Evaluate the expertise and experience of potential digital fundraising partners. Consider their understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities specific to faith-based organizations. Look for partners with a proven track record of success in the digital fundraising landscape, including their ability to leverage technology, engage donors, and implement effective strategies. Assess their knowledge of industry trends and their ability to adapt to changing digital marketing landscapes.

Compatibility and Integration:

Ensure that the digital fundraising partner's systems and technologies are compatible with your chosen digital marketing system. Seamless integration between the two will streamline your fundraising efforts, enhance data management, and provide a cohesive experience for your donors. Discuss the technical requirements, compatibility, and potential for automation between your systems to ensure smooth collaboration.

Communication and Collaboration:

Effective communication and collaboration are essential for a successful partnership. Look for a digital fundraising partner that demonstrates clear communication channels, a willingness to listen, and a collaborative approach. Regular updates, progress reports, and open lines of communication will ensure that both parties are aligned and working towards shared goals.



For each of the 5 categories listed, here are some practical steps to discovering the information you’re looking for.

Practical Steps:

  • Research the organization’s website
  • Use Google or G2 to find reviews and other articles that might add to your search
  • Be intentional about connecting with the employees of the organization and use your own judgment on how the employee represents the company

When choosing a digital fundraising system and collaborating with a digital fundraising partner, faith-based organizations must prioritize alignment with values, integrity, work ethic, and expertise. Seeking partners who share the same faith can bring added depth to the collaboration, although more difficult to find. By considering these factors and establishing a strong partnership, faith-based organizations can effectively leverage digital fundraising systems and fundraising initiatives to advance their mission and impact their communities positively.


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