Philanthropy goes online in Tulsa! Just in time for the holidays, our colleagues in Tulsa have launched an incredible new program that will enable 50 local nonprofits to benefit from Tulsa’s spirit of kindness during the giving season.
Unleashing Generosity Tulsa awarded 50 nonprofits dedicated to strengthening the Tulsa community a one-year subscription to Network for Good. Founded by AOL, Yahoo and Cisco, Network for Good is an online donation and volunteer system that allows people to engage in philanthropy by supporting their favorite nonprofit organizations with just a few easy clicks of a mouse.
“We believe this state-of-the-art fundraising tool will help unleash Tulsa’s incredibly generous giving spirit in new ways just in time for the holidays,” said Sandy Cardin, President of the Schusterman Family Foundation, told the Tulsa World.
The program is designed to empower nonprofits to use emerging technologies to cultivate donor relationships and increase fundraising potential. In recent years, we have witnessed tremendous growth in the number of charitable contributions being made via computers, tablets and smartphones all across the country. Through our partnership with Network for Good, we are trying to help local nonprofits experience similar growth in online giving.
Since its founding in 2001, Network for Good has disbursed more than $575 million in donations to more than 60,000 charities. It allows nonprofit organizations to email supporters using a platform called EmailNow, process donations and patron sponsorships with DonateNow and receive online fundraising training and support.
“We have a philosophy of teaching a man to fish,” said April Merrill, a senior fellow in our Tulsa office. “We see this as a way to enhance online skills and abilities.”