According to the 2017 Global NGO Online Technology Report, 67% of nonprofits across the world accept donations online—a trend driven by a younger, tech-savvy generation of donors. Technology companies have been the catalysts of this transformation. They provide the infrastructure and support required to adapt to this change in giving behavior. To a small town community center, access to this technology makes a huge difference. It means that it can reach a million more when compared to running a campaign in the local Town Hall. It means that large audiences are no longer restricted to large organizations. The success of #GivingTuesday is living proof to that statement. Beginning in 2012, the online hashtag movement has inspired individuals and organizations alike, to find new and exciting ways to contribute.
This year, to make technology accessible to every nonprofit, Zoho Creator is donating $10M worth of subscriptions. To avail the offer, click here.
In the 11 years since its inception, Zoho Creator has helped over a million users to rapidly build and deploy apps. These apps manage data and processes— from everyday internal operations to interaction with external partners and donors. Customers use Zoho Creator to collect data, view reports, design workflows, and share relevant information with the people in concern. Compared to traditional database applications like Microsoft Access and Excel, Zoho Creator has a more user friendly approach to its UI, empowering the user to shape the application as per the requirement.
The offer also includes access to three ready-made applications specific to nonprofits, namely Donor Management, Volunteer Management, and Event management. Together, they make a complete nonprofit solution. Here are some features of these applications.
Custom apps: Applications can be customized as needed, a pivotal feature given the unique nature of nonprofit requirements.
Based on the cloud: No additional infrastructure is required for data storage or hosting.
Mobile-ready: Applications can be accessed from the Zoho Creator mobile app for iOS and Android devices. It includes native capabilities such as bar code scanning and push notifications.
Integrations: The platform can be integrated with third-party applications, serving to bring in data from across the cloud to present an integrated view of day-to-day operations.
Over 400 non-profits use Zoho Creator to drive their cause, including the Red Cross and Salvation Army.
If you are a registered nonprofit in your country, you can claim your offer here. To help you get started, here are some quick resources from Zoho Creator. If you believe this can help other nonprofits, go ahead and share it—no good deed, however simple, is ever futile.