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What tools can help you raise money and rally support for your cause through an online auction? We take a look at the software tools that are widely used in the nonprofit sector.


Enlist your supporters to fundraise for you! A number of online tools make it easy for staff, or anyone eager to help your organization, to set up individual donation pages to engage friends and family in a fundraiser. In this update of the 2009 article A Few Good Tools for Online Distributed Fundraising, we asked six nonprofit technology experts for advice on the tools and best practices that make this fundraising technique work.


Accepting payments by credit card is not necessarily difficult or expensive. We provide some tips and tools to process credit card transactions, both on- and offline, for organizations of all sizes.


Due to credit card thefts, identity thefts, and other unsavory online criminal activities, businesses that handle credit card data are required by state and international laws to protect sensitive information or risk fines and penalties.

Many of these laws affect large e-commerce outfits, but nonprofits accepting online donations or dealing with certain types of personal information should also take certain precautions to keep data safe.

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