The new 4aGoodCause is here
Monday, November 14, 2016
David Bowie once said, “If it works, it’s out of date.” To me, that means you must always innovate, always seek to improve. My inspiration to do that comes from the good causes we work with and the desire to see them succeed. With that inspiration in mind, for the last 10 months, we’ve been working hard on the next version of the 4aGoodCause online fundraising platform. I’m very excited to announce the rewards of that work today.
What’s new in 4aGoodCause
The new version of 4aGoodCause is now available. Our goal for this upgrade was to take the knowledge we’ve gained in the almost 20 years we’ve been helping nonprofits raise money online to build the simplest, most user-friendly fundraising platform available. Here are just a few highlights of the new platform.
Launch fundraising campaigns easier and faster
Build unlimited donation or event registration pages with our new step-by-step campaign builder. Create an online fundraising campaign in a few minutes with no technical skill needed. Set your campaign goal, upload your images, insert your content and you’re ready to fundraise. Track your success with our updated reporting center where you can view or download all your donor information as well as remotely manage your fundraising campaigns.
Deliver easy, mobile responsive donation and event registration pages to donors
In addition to an easy-to-use administration portal for our nonprofits, we’ve made improvements to the pages donors use to give you money. Our pages continue to work on all devices. From smartphones to tablets and beyond, your donors will receive an easy giving experience. This experience is now enhanced with new modular features such as better support for electronic check payments, event registration coupon codes and add-on donations from donors to help you cover your processing fees.
Promote and encourage donations and registrations with our new campaign landing pages
Generate excitement for your campaign by sending your donors to a webpage that tells the story of your campaign. Our new landing pages can host your campaign video, your appeal, your fundraising thermometer and the comments and donations of those supporting you. It is a jumping off point to drive supporters to make gifts and attend your events.
Include peer-to-peer fundraising on any campaign
Empower your constituents to fundraise on your behalf. For any campaign, invite your community to join your campaign through their own personal or team-based fundraising pages. Fundraising page creation is easy for your supporters and tracking results is easy for your nonprofit. With our new pricing, peer-to-peer fundraising is now available for all clients, not just those at higher levels of service.
An amazing value
So, you probably are asking what these new features are going to cost. If you are an existing client you’ll pay nothing more. You are grandfathered in at your current pricing until the end of 2018. At that time you’ll migrate to our new pricing. Some of our existing clients may actually want to switch sooner as we’ve moved our peer-to-peer fundraising features into a lower price point. New clients will pay an affordable $49/month and $0.49 per transaction. Given our average donation size of $172 for one-time gifts, 4aGoodCause is an amazing value. You’ll always pay low, fair fees that keep more of what you raise in your pocket.
Schedule a demo
We’ll be reaching out to each of our existing clients to discuss migrating to our new version but if you want to be one of the first nonprofits to take advantage contact us to schedule a demo. As we have for the last 19 years we’ll be here to answer all your questions and make the transition smooth and easy.
I want to give a shout out to the awesome team at Eleven Eleven Creative for collaborating with us on the new platform. Brad and Steve – you’ve done great work here! Also, I want to give big thanks to the nonprofits and other partners that offered feedback and advice during this process.
After this launch
Your fundraising never sits still and neither will this product. We plan on regular updates to our fundraising platform in 2017 and beyond. Our major initiative for next year is to improve our data integration options, making it easier to integrate your 4aGoodCause data with the other apps and databases you use.
David Bowie also said, “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” Our commitment to constant improvement will take us in many, exciting new directions. Thank you for joining us on this journey.