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Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Software: 15 Inspiring Platforms

Advocacy has evolved in recent years, and the most successful advocacy campaigns tend to be backed by powerful software solutions such as peer-to-peer fundraising software. Even campaigns that focus on personal, one-on-one conversations like peer-to-peer campaigns stand to benefit from the right fundraising software. 

Peer-to-peer fundraising leverages your volunteers’ personal relationships to extend your organization’s audience beyond your usual network of supporters. Research has shown that donors are more likely to contribute to causes their friends and family members advocate for, and nonprofits have responded to the data by launching more peer-to-peer campaigns, up to a 31% increase over last year. 

For your organization, this means there are many peer-to-peer fundraising resources available, but also that you’ll need to make the proper investments to ensure your campaign stands out from the crowd. To help your organization get started, this article will explore the basics of peer-to-peer fundraising software and recommend fifteen of our favorite platforms:
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Peer-to-Peer Grassroots Engagement: Grow Your Movement Exponentially

The more people that support your cause, the more successful your campaign will be.

The reasons are clear:

  • Popular support makes it more likely that you will bring about the change you are looking for. I.e. Elected officials will sit up and take notice.
  • More avenues for growth: Each supporter comes with their own circle of friends and family—AKA, more potential supporters. There are few things more convincing than the opinion of someone you know well.

Peer-to-peer marketing is a cost-effective way to spread the word about your cause, and grassroots campaigns are uniquely suited towards it.

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Advocacy Software: 14 Top Platforms to Inspire Action

With all the provider and feature options out there, choosing  the right online advocacy software platform for your organization can be overwhelming.

Whether you are hosting a peer-to-peer event or canvassing door-to-door, Grassroots Unwired’s mobile platform enables progressive political and non-profit organizations to gain supporters and donors through face-to-face conversations. We believe our mobile-first technology can be customized and utilized for the greater good. In our years of experience,  we’ve also gotten to know the other software providers in the advocacy space.

We know how important it is to find a provider for each of your nonprofit’s needs that offers a suite of scalable features while also remaining within your budget. Luckily, there are a variety of unique advocacy software solutions out there that offer great features at affordable prices.

To get you started with your research to find the best solution, take a look at our personal favorite low-cost advocacy software platforms for nonprofits:

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Turn your grassroots campaign into social media magic with “Social Selfie”

It may be 10 months before election day, but to win, your grassroots efforts need to start now. Using the “social selfie” feature from Grassroots Unwired will allow you to get so much more out of the hard work you are putting in.

With our new “social selfie” feature, effortlessly connect the grassroots support you are getting in the field to your campaign’s social media presence and watch how you can connect and complement these two vital parts of your effort.

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3 Tips to Conducting a Successful PIT Count

According to HUD Exchange, “The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. HUD requires that Continuums of Care (CoCs) conduct an annual count of homeless persons who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night.”

This year we’ve partnered with 5 unique organizations to conduct their 2020 Point-in-Time counts, from which we have come up with these 3 tips for conducting a successful count:

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The Evolution of the 4EventDay Mobile App

We get it! There are a ton of moving parts to managing a successful peer-to-peer fundraising event. It can quickly get overwhelming! Our goal? Make it easier on you, your volunteers and ensure your participants have the best day-of experience.  We are transforming the interactions that non-profits and their participants have on the day of their events through our 4EventDay mobile app. And after every event, we continue to ask, “What can we do to make it even better?”

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NEW FEATURE: Assign Bibs at Check-In

We are excited to announce yet another innovative new feature: assigning bib numbers at check-in! Our development team has been working hard so that the Grassroots Unwired 4EventDay mobile app can have the ability for volunteers to assign a participant’s bib number and/or race tracking ID during the mobile check-in process. This new feature makes check-in faster, more efficient and provides a positive experience for your participants.

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New Feature: Mark Participants as Finished!

The Why:

Our client, Swim Across America, unites the swimming community by hosting benefit swims that raise money to fund life saving cancer research and clinical trials. They came to us with a new feature request to address an important safety issue they have on the day of their peer-to-peer events. Swim Across America needed the ability to identify when a swimmer has left the water. They needed to be able to see if everyone made it out of the water safely and in turn know how many individuals (if any) are still in the water.

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The Shots Story- Language Barriers Make a Difference

When my father was 18 years he worked as a busboy, clearing dishes in upscale restaurants in downtown Long Beach, California.

It was his first year in the United States, and like many, many, immigrants chasing the American Dream, he went to community college for evening classes to learn English.

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Improve Participant Retention

improve participant retention rates

As you know, keeping a participant involved in your peer-to-peer events year over year isn’t always easy. But by adding mobile technology to the day of your event, it can be! We find that by creating a smoother and more efficient day-of experience, you can create a lasting impression and ensure higher participant retention rates.

Use Mobile Technology to Create a Positive Experience from the Start

Here’s how you can use mobile technology to create a positive experience from the start, leaving participants with a positive impression that lasts:

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