How to Use Nonprofit Apps to Keep Beneficiaries Happy

Sponsored by Zoho Creator

Nonprofits thrive on people.

Whether they’re volunteers or employees, people are your biggest allies and most sincere well-wishers. In addition to expending time and energy to your cause, some of them go even further by making financial donations. That’s why it’s important to keep everyone involved in your nonprofit happy—because their motivation uplifts you as well. How can a nonprofit management app help with that?

Volunteers donate their time and energy. Make them feel like they belong.

Engage with them by giving them a portal in your management system and encouraging their proposals. When you know your volunteers on a personal level, you’ll also know their interests and hobbies. This, in turn, can help you match individuals to tasks they’ll enjoy. You can further group them and associate them by the various departments your nonprofit is comprised of.

No matter what the task, volunteers should love what they do. Go the extra mile to make their jobs easier—equip them with mobile apps. When they’re in the field, they can use their apps to instantly pass on valuable information like location and photos to your online database. When you’re organizing fundraisers in the future, it will help to have information like addresses and contact details in a central place. For example, if you have monthly donors, you’ll be able to send them personalized thank-you notes or invite more donations. Targeted messages like that get more results than emailing a random template.

Well-wishers donate their hard-earned money. Make it count.

People use social media to donate to causes they care about. Consider leveraging those options for your benefit. If you’re in the UK, US, or in certain parts of Europe, for example, you can accept donations through Facebook. YouTube donation cards are also a great way to raise funds if you’re in the US or UK. Even Apple Pay offers special fundraising methods for nonprofits based in the US, UK, and Canada. Additionally, there’re other global social mediums that let you create events and accept funds through them. Google Wallet, Snapcash, and PayPal are popular ways to ask people to donate for your efforts.

While this is all great, it’s important to track where these donations come from. It’s easy to remember a couple of philanthropists you met at a gala, but as online funds increase, you’ll need more than a notepad or a spreadsheet.

Give your nonprofit a data management system that can streamline all those details for you. That way, not only will you get the funds to extend your cause, but you’ll also be able to focus on your work instead of shifting through piles of dusty notebooks. Many online platforms cater to nonprofit requirements with targeted apps. Zoho Creator is one of them. It offers ready-to-use applications for donor, volunteer, and event management. Built with growing nonprofits in mind, these apps are also flexible enough for you to customize according to your working patterns.

If you’re registered, you can take advantage of Zoho Creator’s flexible pricing options. Learn more about Zoho’s program for nonprofits.

Narmadhaa is a copywriter and marketer for Zoho Creator. She loves storytelling and spends her time understanding how people use Zoho Creator to solve real-world challenges.

nonprofit apps

Guest Writer

Nonprofit Hub loves incorporating thought leadership from all over the web and across the globe to help nonprofits be more remarkable. These posts were curated by various friends, partners and thought leaders. If you'd like to work with us, drop us a line at

March 9, 2018

You May Also Enjoy

Two professionals shake hands, representing a business and nonprofit partnership
Sponsorship v. Donations: The Drawbacks and Benefits

Sponsorship v. Donations: The Drawbacks and Benefits

Needing money is a common denominator among all nonprofits. We may do different things, serve different causes, or even operate in different areas of the world. However, we all need funds. Two of the tried-and-true methods for raising dough, sponsorships, and charitable donations, can cause a lot of confusion. Here’s your guide to keeping them straight and also maximizing their ability to support your mission.

Become a Member

Whether you’re with a large team or a solo entrepreneur looking to start the next great cause, we have a membership package that will help you grow your network and your cause.